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Basic Computer Skills Curriculum

On this site you will find lesson modules covering basic computer skills developed by computer teachers* from Adult Basic Education programs in the St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium. You will find Lessons (handouts), Teacher Guides, Vocabulary Lists and Activities. Some computer skills may have several lessons associated with them and some lessons may cover several computer skills. The lessons are grouped by computer task and skill. Rather than rigidly defining a dayby-day curriculum, teachers can pick and choose lessons and activities that suit their classroom needs and student’s pace.

Then use your favorite zip program to unzip the entire curriculum. New MSWord Additions Updated exercises. Using a keyboarding program such as Mavis Beacon every day will help your students feel comfortable on the keyboard. Is it ON? Wake up! How to turn off the computer .zip" zip file and choose "Save Target As" to download to your computer. Simply right-click the "Computer_training. Note: All files are PDF format unless noted.The teachers on this project highly recommend incorporating keyboarding practice into your curriculum. These are suited for low NRS levels or for students with little to no computer experience. Table of Contents:         Very Basic Computer Skills Computer Vocabulary Opening and Saving Files Skills and Activities Practice MS Word Exercises Excel Exercises Internet PowerPoint Very Basic Computer Skills Visuals for teaching very basic computer skills: using a mouse and turning a computer on and off.      How to turn on the computer TURN ON the computer You will see a green light if it is ON. and course outlines in Microsoft Word are now available in a single (27 Megabyte) download. Two good websites for practicing mouse skills are Mousarobics and Mouse Exercises. project ideas.

etc.7MB) Computer Vocabulary Handouts and activities to teach everyday computer vocabulary (computer parts. italics). All documents are zipped together. Each lesson includes a Teacher's Guide and several activities (MS Word Documents). toolbar. and tables. 16.      Basic definitions Basic definitions matching game Computer vocabulary Vocabulary matching game 2 About your computer (PowerPoint) Opening and Saving Files Navigating windows to open and save files. These are suited for low NRS levels or for students with little to no computer experience.). spacing. highlight.     TURN OFF the computer Mouse skills Mouse visual aid Mouse skills vocabulary Computer Basics and Word (.zip.zip) Cut and paste (. font.zip) .    Teacher Guide Graphics 2 Font attributes (.     Find a file Open a file from your disk Save a file Using folders Skills and Activities Practice Activities created to help students practice skills such as font attributes (bold. These are suited for low NRS levels or for students with little to no computer experience. These are suited for low NRS levels or for students with little to no computer experience. cut-and-paste.

Basic: Entering Information Exercise 1: Entering Information Exercise 2. These lessons are suitable for NRS level Low Adult Secondary.zip) Tables (. NRS levels range from Low Intermediateand High Intermediate Basic Education to Low Adult Secondary.   Spacing (. Basic: Making Lists Exercise 2: Making Lists Exercise 3. basic: Budgets .zip) Editing (.       Explanation of Excel Cursors Exercise 1.zip) MS Word Exercises Step-by-step instructions with graphics designed to introduce learners to various aspects of MS Word.              Exercise 1: Typing and Editing Exercise 2: Editing and Formatting Exercise 3: Spell Check Exercise 4: Spell Check | Teacher notes Exercise 5: Spell Check Exercise 6: Editing and Spell Check (Microsoft Word format) | Practice (Microsoft Word format) Exercise 7: Editing and Formatting | Formatting Practice (Microsoft Word format) Exercise 8: Tables Exercise 9: Columns and Indenting Exercise 10: Bullets and Clip Art Copying and Pasting Images Microsoft Word: Using HELP 98 2000 Version Microsoft Word: Using HELP XP Version Excel Exercises Step-by-step instructions with graphics designed to introduce learners to various aspects of MS Excel.

    Exercise 4: Adding Totals Exercise 5: Making Charts Exercise 6: Budgets Execise 7: Making Charts Internet Lessons and activities on using the internet.             What is the internet? (PowerPoint) Go to a website on the internet Internet directions: Mapquest Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Internet job search Online dictionaries and encyclopedias Internet dictionary Metro Transit website Publish your own recipe PowerPoint Step-by-step instructions with graphics designed to walk students through the creation of a PowerPoint presentation. Many activities can be completed regardless of the browser.    PowerPoint for 2000 PowerPoint for XP Sample presentation (PPT) Credits . These lessons refer to Internet Explorer as the browser.

The fulltime intern will help build relationships between.. more .* This project was funded by America Connects Consortium with the goal of creating lessons for common basic computer skills that teachers in the Adult Basic Education field could download and incorporate into their classroom at no cost. for the new additions. For feedback or questions regarding the curriculum. Jessica Grace Jones. Curriculum developed by:    Jessica Schachterle from Minnesota Literacy Council Daniel Hoisington from Lao Family Community Deb Woodburn.org.December 2012 SPCLC Selected to Host HECUA Intern SPCLC has been selected to host a a Summer 2013 Central Corridor Intern by the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA).. contact Jessica at jjones@themlc.       About SPCLC Programs and Initiatives For Members Curricula Resources ABE Information News Curricula Resources  o     Curricula Materials Correlation of Student Performance Levels and Test Scores Curriculum Overview Computer Curriculum Computer Skills Assessment Lesson Swap News E-Letter . volunteer with Chicanos Latinos Unidos En Servicio working with Minnesota Literacy Council Thanks to the Minnesota Literacy Council and teacher.

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