“For myself, this has been an amazing intro to computers. It demystified much of the integral workings of a computer and now that I understand how and why things are set up, it has taken the 'fear element' out of exploring and using its various features and programs. The kids have found it useful, too. :)” ~Homeschool mom
“He thoroughly enjoyed your class and feels like he learned a lot. We appreciate the notes as well.” ~Homeschool mom
As computers become increasingly central in education and our everyday lives, knowing how to use them efficiently and effectively has become absolutely essential. Understanding how to navigate through your computer's internal folder structure or how to convert an image to a different file type or how to get the most out of Word or Excel can keep your blood pressure just a bit lower, will help you take care of school work more quickly, and may even make the difference in a job interview. With the Essential Computer Skills class, you'll learn how to get the most out of your computer, replacing frustration with comprehension as you gain an understanding of how these electronic tools actually work. You will learn about:
This class is all about "learning by doing," so each student should come with a laptop. They will watch the instructor's screen through a projector as concepts are explained, then practice their knowledge on their own computers. The examples and instructions in the lectures will be in Windows 7, using Microsoft Office 2010. However, much of the material will cross-apply to other operating systems and other office productivity software, and the instructor highlights areas where there may be differences, making it as easy as possible to take what you learn here and apply it to other, similar software.
The class meets four times, once per week, for ninety minutes. At this time, it is only offered in the summer. Parents attend free. Extensive notes covering all topics discussed in the class are yours to keep after the class for review and reference.