Course Content - Computers

Computers: Computer Literacy A 

This course is an introduction to computers. Students will learn how to operate a computer, the names of common hardware parts, how to use software and hardware safely, computer ethics, problem solving and algorithmic thinking, and the proper use of the Microsoft Office software suite.


Computers: Computer Literacy B 

This course will teach students how to use computer programs that will prepare you for higher education. The course will cover File management (working with Macs), Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet research skills, E-mail, iWorks, and an introduction to the APA (American Psychological Association) style of writing.


Computers: Computer Applications I 

This course covers the basics of computer coding. Students will learn about how the Internet works and how software is made by building games, custom applications, and websites. Students will also learn how to program through a microworld called Karel, and be introduced to the basics of a language called JavaScript, and then be taught simple graphics and animation.


Computers: Computer Applications II 

Students will learn about how the Internet works and how software is made by building
custom applications, games, and websites. They will also learn how to troubleshoot and teach themselves new skills using a program from codeacademy.com. Through these lessons and projects, students will learn coding not by reading but by building their own programs and webpages from scratch.


Computers: Computer Applications III 

This course will introduce the basics of broadcasting and video editing. Students will learn the various functions of the camera, learn the elements of video editing and the different programs used. Topics include basic preproduction, techniques of the camera, and assisting in the production of our school wide GVCTV.


Computers: Computer Applications IV 

This upper division computer class will focus on intermediate broadcasting. Students will explore video production in a theory based, hands-on approach. Topics include elements of preproduction, techniques of news reporting, and writing for on-air productions. Students will learn how to storyboard, direct, edit, and various camera techniques. They will also produce, edit, and star in our school wide GVCTV.