Middle School Computer Lessons; 5 Essential Student Skills
If you are currently teaching a computer class or have just been told that you will be next school year, what are the 5 most important things to cover in your class? For my students, I feel that giving them a broad range of computer activities and experiences is the best way to help them grow as learners. In my class we may not cover one topic exhaustively but cover many topics lightly. My students only have my class for approximately 45 days per year and I feel it is in their best interest to introduce as many things during tha t time as possible.
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The top five skills that I try to emphasize with my class are:
5- Social media – this class discussion is always an interesting one
4- Web Navigation– Students benefit from sharpening their search skills; There is a great “Google Search Game” in my book.
3- Office skills– Word Processing, Presentation tools, Excel…
2- Typing/Keyboarding– Text all you want, typing with a keyboard is still where it is at…for now
1- Being able to use the computer as a tool to achieve your goals. Helping students choose the proper avenue and tool when utilizing computer skills in their real life. This includes troubleshooting common errors and problem solving.
I would love to hear your comments!
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