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Welcome to 8th Grade Computer Applications!

Important Web sites that you need:

8th grade homework page:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dunmore2019/

Moodle (our online learning environment for class):  http://moodle.iu19.org

Class Notes:  See the Computer Applications: All Classes page

Here is a topics list for the course:

Internet Safety

  • Online Predators

  • Privacy

  • Viruses

 

Keyboarding

  • home row and keyboard review

  • proper posture

  • awareness of health risks associated with keyboarding

 

      Computer Hardware

Computer Software  

File Storage (naming, extensions, etc.)

      Word Processing

  • Basic Word Processing

  • MLA Formatting

  • Business Letters

  • Alignment

  • Spelling/Grammar check

  • Templates

  • Tables and Graphics

 

Information Literacy

  • Selecting Sources of Information

  • Searching

  • Evaluating

 

Spreadsheets

  • Basic Spreadsheet concepts

  • Averages, sums

  • Formulas

  • Charts

 

Presentations

  • Presentation Software

  • Public Speaking Presentation skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D Environments

  • Introduction to planes and perception

  • Modeling software (SketchUp) - Buildings, objects, landscapes

  • Spatial orientations (Google Earth) – latitude, longitude, elevation

 

Digital Graphics

  • Creating graphics

  • Photo enhancing/editing

  • Digital editing

 

Web Design

  • HTML (Web language)

  • Design Principles (good design vs. bad design)

 

GIS – Geographic Information Science

  • Satellite technologies

  • GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies

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