Essential Computer Skills for Teens

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #184, Computer Science Online, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Essential Computer Skills for Teens

In “Computer Science Online ,” Episode, #184, Laura Nolette & Meredith Curtis discuss Laura’s Introduction to Computer Science course online at True North Homeschooling Academy and the essential computer skills for teens. Laura, a 30+ year veteran and continuing student of the IT world, offers some insight into why students need a computer science class and what they can learn in this one. Meredith and Laura talk about the computer related challenges they have helped homeschool students overcome as they learn online.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

What Students Need to Know About Computer Science

  • Basic history of computers
  • What computers do
  • How they work
  • How they think
  • What’s in a computer
  • What works with a computer
  • What is computer programming or game design
  • The internet – How it works how it was built
  • Internet safety
  • How can you use the internet to make money?
  • Office application
  • How to make apps work
  • How to find work on your computer
  • How to organize your computer
  • How to customize or personalize your computer

Teaching Computer Science Online

  • Learn What They Need Now
  • Learn What They Will Need in the Future
  • Start with the Basics
  • Using the internet to learn
  • Using the internet to share or submit documents
  • Compare & Learn To Use Different Systems
  • Microsoft Office 365 – including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Google Chromebook – including Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • MacBook or iMac – inclkluding Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

Teacher Experience

  • Been around computers since childhood
  • Worked as a IT professional for over 30 years
  • Involved in the beginnings of the internet
  • Siblings are all IT professionals
  • Taking more classes still

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