Grade 7 & 8 Computer Course

Topics to be Covered

  • Basic Concepts – bits and bytes, computer jargon, etc.
  • Hardware & Peripherals including storage media.
  • Software – Operating Systems.
  • Files and Folders – file formats, saving & locating files, creating folders, organizing data, etc.
  • Software – Productivity (e.g. Word, Excel, PPT, Prezi) & Practical Applications
  • Internet Security/Networks
  • Touch Screen Technology - Tablets and SMART Boards
  • Multimedia Applications such as electronic resumes, audio & video editing
  • Ethical Use of Technology

Assignments/Testing Methods

  • MS Office Word Assignment
  • System Specs Assignment.
  • Print Design Project – colour brochure.
  • Presentation project – topic of choice, demonstration of speaking skills, technical proficiency and creativity.
  • News Article Assignment on technology.
  • Build-Your-Own Computer Assignment
  • Two Interim Tests - short answer, multiple choice and workstation exercises.
  • Final Exam – written (multiple choice & short answer) and practical.

Length and Methods of Course

  • About 34 weeks x 40 min./wk. formal teaching time.
  • Mixed format – lecture with PowerPoint/Prezi, demonstrations, field trips and special guests, hands on activities & some lab format with workstation setup.
  • Some written information in the form of handouts will be given.
  • Reference material also to be posted to the web site or server.

*Topics may vary due to time constraints or specific needs.