Computer Technology

How can technology help me live, learn, and lead as a student and in the world?

Why Should I Take This Course?

If all the major U.S. broadcasters had been broadcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, since 1948, it would not equal the amount of media uploaded to YouTube in the last two months. Wikipedia, launched in 2001, has 13 million articles in 200 languages and employs only 12 full-time staff. The world is changing; are you prepared?

The Williamsburg Curriculum leverages the latest technology to serve students. Students who want to lead in the classroom and in the world must learn to use technology exceptionally well and must avoid technology pitfalls.

 

Course Framework

Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4
How do I use a word processor?How do I use a spreadsheet?How does technology impact me and society?How do I do presentations online?
How do I use a computer to do research and select a product?How do I do basic formatting and calculations?How do I use a computer to do topical research?What kinds of presentation software are commonly available and in use?
How do I install and get familiar with new software?How do I use basic math functions?What are the pros and cons of technology in society?How do I create and format presentation slides?
How do I do basic editing in a word processor?How do I create charts?What are some legal and ethical dilemmas in technology?How do I use media, tables, charts, and themes?
How do I create a resumŽe?How do I do advanced formatting?How do I format a basic research paper on a computer?How do I make recorded presentations? Live presentations?
How do I write a business letter?How do I use advanced logic, math, and date/time functions?What tools are available to help me learn online, especially at Williamsburg?What are accepted best practices for presentations?

Texts and Materials Students Must Purchase

  • None. All resources are provided or are available online at no cost.
 

Details

  • Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman), 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 4
  • Format: Self-Paced
  • Credits: 0.5