Computer Applications Word Essentials Students will learn about: the basics of Microsoft Word; including parts of the screen; views; entering text, special characters and symbols; font styles and effects; and formatting text. They learn about: editing tools such as cut, copy and paste; review tools, including readability statistics and a thesaurus; and find and replace tools.
Word Fundamentals In this unit, students will learn about: formatting including lists, headers and footers, titles and styles, alignment, and page sizing and orientation. They will also learn why tables are used; the parts of a table; how to plan, create, and delete tables; and how to enter information into tables. Finally students will: learn about style guides, use MLA guidelines to format a document, and use Microsoft tools to insert in-text citations and a Works Cited page based on MLA guidelines.
Computer Science Discovery Unit 1- 2: Grade 6 Unit 1 Computer and Design - Problem Solving Process This unit is a highly interactive and collaborative introduction to the field of computer science, as framed within the broader pursuit of solving problems. Through a series of puzzles, challenges, and real world scenarios, students are introduced to a problem solving process that they will return to repeatedly throughout the course. They then explore how computers represent and process information in order to solve certain kinds of problems. The unit concludes with students designing an application that could help address a problem of their choosing.
Unit 2 Web Development In this unit, students are empowered to create and share the content on their own web pages. They begin by thinking about the role of the web, and how it can be used as a medium for creative expression. As students develop their pages and begin to see themselves as programmers, they are encouraged think critically about the impact of sharing information online and how to be more critical content consumers. They are also introduced to problem solving as it relates to programming, as they learn valuable skills such as debugging, commenting, and structure of language. At the conclusion of the unit, students compile their work to create a personal website they can publish and share.