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Mrs. Parsons


We are currently working on:

 Computer Viruses and how to protect your computer.

Introduction to Excel Spreadsheets

Introduction to Access Databases





Essential Question(s):




1. How can mechanisms be grouped together to change the type of motion produced from input to output?


What are the four basic actions of a computer?




2. Why is data stored in computers as 0’s and 1’s?




3. What is the difference between primary and secondary storage?




4. Why do computers need software to operate?




5. What are two types of software and what do they do?





5 credits - Full Year - no prerequisite.      Grades 9, 10, 11, 12


We are living in the Digital Age! Computer Technologies will explore a wide spectrum of computing topics.  Students will discover how computers work to process and store data. They will then investigate how Email and other information travels successfully over a network and the Internet. Knowledge of how web pages are created will prepare students for future a variety of career applications, including marketing and sales technologies implemented in many website designs.  Students will be provided insight and hands-on experience as they apply computer languages and software applications to create their own web pages. This course will provide a complete overview of computer technologies.


Students should come prepared each day with a pocketed notebook for recording class notes and organizing class handouts.



Course Policies:

  • Students are to come to class with a positive attitude and willing to learn.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to make-up any missed work as soon as possible. School policy defines allowed make-up time to be equal to the amount of time absent. Example: absent two days would allow two days to make up any missed work. I will be more than willing to address any extenuating circumstances as long as the student discusses the situation with me upon return from an absence.
  • All assignments are due on time. Points will be deducted for each day late.
  • Project grades are based upon student performance during and upon completion of a given project.



Grading Policy:


  • Class Participation                         30%
  • Projects                                       50%
  • Tests                                           20%