Objective:
To gain an understanding of computer components and how they work together to make a computer function.

Method:
Follow the directions on the included documents to research the different components that make up a personal computer and the different operating systems that control them.

Hardware Components

Operating Systems

Turn In:
Once you have created both of the attached pdf files. Upload them to your google share folder. We will discuss both assignments in class.

Objective:
Identify and research key moments in the development of technology and the computer age.

Method:
This project will be done online using www.canva.com. This Computer History Timeline(2018) will give you all of the requirements and rubric for the assignment.

Turn In:
You will have through Wednesday in class to work on this project. Once you finish the project, export it as a PDF file from Canva and upload it to your shared google folder.

Objective:
To research key figures and their impacts on the computer industry.

Method:
Your assignment is to select one of the individuals listed on the sheet shared in class to do a research presentation on. The presentation will be in google slides and must be between 5-7 minutes in length MAX. Yes you must include relevant pictures, and bonus points for embedding a short video related to your person. The topics that you cover will vary depending on the person, but the document shared in class has a few things that everyone must cover at the minimum. There are probably other things that you should also address in addition to this list, so do not simply make a slide for each of the listed and expect an A. These are merely guidelines to get you started.

Turn In:
The completed presentation is due by the end of class on Wednesday. The class will present on Thursday and Friday.

Objective:
Apply your skills with MS PowerPoint to create an auto-biographical presentation for the class.

Method:
Use the knowledge and skills that you have received over the last week to demonstrate your understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint. You will create a slide deck containing slide transitions, simplistic animations, and a designed theme about yourself that includes the following information. You will have between 3-5 minutes to give your presentation at the end of the week.

  • Name
  • Birthday
  • Classification
  • an image of you
  • About your family including pets (use images)
  • Music
  • Hobbies
  • Extra-curriculars
  • Aspirations
  • Any other things that you would like us to know about you

Turn In:
Your finished PowerPoint needs to be added to your google drive folder by the end of the day on Thursday. Make sure to save as LASTNAME_(ASSIGNMENT NAME) into your H: drive, and upload to your shared google drive folder. We will begin presentations in class on Friday.

Objective:
Gain an understanding of how presentations are created in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Method:
Use this tutorial to learn how to build, edit, and share PowerPoint presentations for a number of uses.

Turn In:
At the end of each unit, save out your work and add to your google drive folder. When completely done, save as LASTNAME_(ASSIGNMENT NAME) into your H: drive, and upload to your shared google drive folder.

Objective:
Discover how to work with tables, fields, queries, and forms in MS Access.

Method:
Use Microsoft Access and this course on Pluralsight to learn how to work with databases in MS Access.

Turn In:
You will submit snips of your work into the shared google folder.

Objective:
Identify and define the terminology associated with databases.

Method:
Use your book to identify and define the listed key terms in Ch. 15 & 16.

Turn In:
You will submit a word document with the defined key terms to your shared google folder.

Objective:
Create and analyze spreadsheets incorporating advanced features.

Method:
Use Microsoft Excel to follow the directions for Activity 4 Keeping a Daily Log in your book on pg. 205.

Turn In:
When completed, make sure to share the correctly formatted spreadsheet with formulas shown using the shared google drive.

Objective:
Create and analyze spreadsheets incorporating advanced features.

Method:
Use Microsoft Excel to follow the directions for Activity 3 Landscape in your book on pg. 203.

Turn In:
When completed, make sure to share the correctly formatted spreadsheet with formulas shown using the shared google drive.

Objective:
Create and analyze spreadsheets incorporating advanced features.

Method:
Use Adobe Acrobat to complete the provided table by researching the current exchange rates for the listed countries. Once the research is complete, follow the directions for Activity 2 in your book on pg. 202.

Turn In:
When completed, make sure to share the correctly formatted spreadsheet with formulas shown and completed table using the shared google drive.