Mr. Murphy's

World of Technology

Course Topics

Students will participate in hands on independent and group activities in the following topics...


1- Technology Operations and Concepts

2- Electronic Communication

3- Microsoft Word

4- Microsoft Excel

5- Microsoft PowerPoint

6- Graphic Communications

7- Microsoft Publisher



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Unit 1 - Technology Operations and Concepts

In this unit we will explore the following topics...

1- History of the Computer

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2- Parts of the Computer

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3- Acceptable Use Policy

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4- Organizing Electronic Folders

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Unit 2 -

Electronic Communication

In this unit we will discuss safe usage and proper searching techniques for using the internet.

1- History of the Internet and the World Wide Web

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2- Research and Internet Fluency

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3- Copyright Laws and Infringement

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Unit 3 - Microsoft Word

In this unit we will explore the basic tools of Microsoft Word.

1- Basic Features of Microsoft Word

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2- Formatting Tool Bars

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3- Using "Shortcut" Commands

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4- Using Templates

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5- Inserting Tables, Charts and Lists

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Unit 4 - Microsoft Excel

In this unit we will explore the basic tools of Microsoft Excel.

1- Create a Speadsheet

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2- Create and Format Charts and Graphs

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3- Calculations with Formulas

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Unit 5 -

Microsoft PowerPoint

In this unit we will explore the basic tools of Microsoft PowerPoint.

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1- Creating and Editing Slides

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2- Insert and Format Images

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3- Insert and Format Sound Effects and Music

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4- Create Backgrounds

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5- Animations and Slide Transitions

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Unit 6 -

Graphic Communications

In this unit we will explore the basic tools of Adobe Photoshop to edit images, and Windows Moviemaker to Edit and create movies.

1- Adobe Photoshop

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2- Windows MovieMaker 2.6

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Unit 7 -

Microsoft Publisher

Students will research the six alternative energies and create a brochure using the information they compile.



Alternative Energy Brochure



1 - Opening a new file.

2 - Selecting the proper file template.

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