In this two-semester introductory course, students become familiar with the basic principles of a personal computer, including the internal hardware, the operating system, and software applications. Students practice using key applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation software, and examine social and ethical issues around the internet, information, and security. In the first semester, the focus is on the fundamentals: learning and using applications and understanding the basic roles and responsibilities of software, hardware, and operating systems. In the second semester, the focus is on gathering and analyzing data, and using the right tools and methods to collect and present data. This course should not be taken if students have already completed Computer Literacy.
Washakie County School District No. 1 makes every effort to ensure accessibility and usability of course content for all students.
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
- Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
- Discussion Boards, Sign-in Sheets
- Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
- Students are assigned a designated Learning Coach/Mentor who will monitor participate and progress for this course.