Computer Skills Application I (CSAI)
Course Syllabus


Instructor: Carla Y. Mackey
Room: 237
School: Cochrane Collegiate Academy
6200 Starhaven Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
Telephone: (980) 343-6460
Fax: (980) 343-6521
Email: carla.mackey@cms.k12.nc.us

Prerequisite: None
Computer Skills Applications I (6207):This course is designed to provide hands-on instruction in basic computer hardware components and software applications. Emphasis is placed on extending and reinforcing touch keying skills while providing experience for learning word processing, database, spreadsheet, graphics, multimedia, and telecommunications applications. Communication skills and basic mathematical concepts are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are field trips and job shadowing. Simulations, projects, and teamwork, FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies.

Course Outline

CSA1 - Understand Digital Literacy

CSA2 - Understand Keyboarding Alphabetic, Numeric and Symbols
Unit 2 Notes & Review Activities
Class Notes
Class Assignments
2.01 Notes

Review Fingering for Alphabetic Keys
http://www.quia.com/cm/576396.html
2.02 - 2.03 Notes

Basic Keyboarding
http://www.quia.com/jg/2462715.html
Additional Review Activities
Keyboarding Techniques
http://www.quia.com/jg/2462683.html
Keyboarding Jeopardy
http://www.quia.com/cb/814079.html
Keyboarding Phrases
http://www.quia.com/jw/465904.html
Keyboarding Battleship Review
http://www.quia.com/ba/540241.html
Typing Practice
http://www.gamequarium.com/keyboarding.htm
Keyboarding Alpha Vocabulary
http://www.quia.com/jg/2458910.html
Typing Tests
http://www.mrkent.com/typingtest/index.asp


Sept 12th & 13th Assignments

Sept 14th




CSA3 - Understand Spreadsheet Basics






CSA4 - Understand Word Processing Basics/Literacy Project

CSA5 - Understand Desktop Publisher Basics


Grading Criteria
Test 45%
Projects/Quizzes 25%
Class Assignments 20%
Homework 10%

Class Materials

1 ½ Binder
5 Dividers
2 Gig USB Flash Drive
Pens/Pencils/Markers
3 x 5 Index Cards
Hand Sanitizer or Wipes
Kleenex

Class Tutorials

I will be available for tutorials on Mondays and Thursdays in room 237 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM or by appointment.

Attendance
In the event you are absent, you will have 5 days to turn in assignments or you will receive a grade of zero on the 6th day.

Special Note: If you are more than 45 minutes late, you are counted absent for that class period per Cochrane Collegiate Academy.

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