7th Grade Computer Curriculum
The student will be taught to:
1. Use a Word Processor.
2. Become familiar with computer terminology.
3. Develop an understanding of the history of computers.
4. Use software applications.
5. Use hardware applications.
6. Use the computer keyboard.
7. Use spreadsheets.
8. Use databases.
9. Produce simple programming.
10. Apply basic research techniques and applications.
11. Use proper care in the handling of hardware and software.
The student will be provided opportunities to:
I. Use a Word Processor to:
A. Create new documents.
B. Set document margins.
C. Insert/Delete text.
D. Cut, Copy and Paste.
E. Spell Check.
F. Save and retrieve documents from multiple sources.
G. Use an on-line thesaurus.
H. Import/Export documents to alternative programs.
II. Become familiar with computer terminology through:
A. Identifying computer external components such as:
5. Main Board.
7. Video Card.
B. Identifying data sources such as:
1. Floppy Disk Drives.
3. Hard Drives.
4. Network servers.
6. Data Tape.
7. High Capacity drives.
C. Use of Filenames such as:
1. Long file names
2. Extension – The 3 letter abbreviation at the end of each file.
3. File renaming.
4. File search criteria.
5. Hidden files.
6. Creating backups of original files.
D. Identifying internal storage devices such as:
1. Floppy drive.
2. Zip drive.
3. Hard Drive.
4. Tape Drive.
III. Develop an understanding of the history of computers by:
A. Discussing the origins of computer’s such as:
1. History of Computers.
2. Evolution of Computers.
3. Contributors to the field of computers/famous people
B. Discussing commercial/industrial examples such as:
1. The importance of computers in the workplace.
2. Identifying different types of computers.
5. Department of Motor Vehicles.
6. Police Department.
C. Discussing a computer’s purpose such as:
1. How computers are used at their parents workplace.
2. How computers help with their schoolwork.
3. How computers are used at home.
4. Advances in computers/technology.
D. Discussing and applying copyright laws.
E. Discussing Software piracy.
IV. Use software applications by:
A. Identifying different Operating systems.
B. Correctly starting programs.
C. Identifying and utilizing “Help”.
D. Use of the Internet.
E. Using an Internet browser.
F. Evaluation of software for applicable use.
G. Using graphics/image-editing programs to modify existing images.
V. Use hardware applications by:
A. Correctly saving files to multiple sources.
B. Correctly retrieving files from multiple sources.
C. Correctly deleting files from multiple sources.
D. Properly using the mouse with both buttons.
E. Preparing and utilizing multiple media sources.
VI. Use a computer keyboard to:
A. Utilize a typing tutor program to type consistently for 10 minutes.
B. Recognize all keys by touch.
C. Be challenged to type 25 WPM/95% accuracy.
VII. Use spreadsheets by:
A. Understanding the purpose of spreadsheets.
B. Identifying the organization of data.
C. Identifying individual spreadsheet components.
D. Entering numeric data.
E. Organizing data from pre-selected source to create tables.
F. Introducing data analysis from multiple tables.
VIII. Apply research techniques and applications by:
A. Defining research terminology.
B. Using a CD-ROM encyclopedia.
C. Using tutorials, help and online dictionaries.
D. Using Internet Search Engines.
E. Correctly using search criteria techniques.
IX. Become familiar with the proper care of hardware and software by:
A. Cleaning the computer regularly.
B. Learning not to eat or drink near a computer.
C. Learning how to handle storage media.
1. Computer Lab
2. Classroom Computers
5. Video Discs
6. Simulation Kits
The student will demonstrate the ability to:
Use a Word Processor.
Become familiar with computer terminology.
Develop an understanding of the history of computers.
Use software applications.
Use hardware applications.
Use the computer keyboard.
Apply basic research techniques and applications.
Use proper care in the handling of hardware and software.