ICT Fundamentals

ICT Fundamentals

ICT Computing Essentilas

The ICT Fundamentals course focuses on introductory Digital Tool literacy. Students will:

  • Explain computing functions, systems and devices.
  • Explain networking types and uses at home, school and work.
  • Explain how the Internet functions to enable communications (i.e. connection types, domains, servers, techniques).
  • Explain how Web browsers and Search engines function, communicate and provide information.
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication using Email and other technologies.
  • Describe the appropriate purpose of various applications used in cloud computing or physical location implementation.
  • Explain how to use various word processing application features and functions (i.e. new, open, save, bold, italics, print, font and size, copy, paste, margins, alignment).
  • Explain how to use various spreadsheet features and functions (i.e. new, open, save, print, font and size, copy, paste, basic calculations, columns, rows, cells, worksheet, workbook).
  • Describe Internet safety practices and risks associated with the Internet.
  • Identify ethical and legal issues related to Internet content (e.g. music, videos, photographs, etc.), and how to apply guidelines for copyright and fair use.
  • Describe security issues and how to secure various devices (e.g. mobile phone, tablet, laptop, etc.).

ICT Fundamentals Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Computing Fundamentals

  • What Is a Computer?
  • How Computers Are Used
  • Computers at Home
  • Computer Systems
  • Computers at School
  • Computers at Work
  • Types of Computers
  • Supercomputers
  • Mainframe Computers
  • Microcomputers
  • Notebook Computers
  • Tablet Computers
  • Handheld Computers
  • Computer Systems
  • Output Devices
  • What Is a Network?
  • Types of Networks
  • Intranets and Extranets
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Case Study
  • Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Communication Fundamentals

  • Application Software
  • What Is the Internet?
  • "The Cloud"
  • How Data Travels
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • What Is the World Wide Web?
  • Web Browsers
  • Navigating the Web
  • Introduction to E-Mail
  • Sending and Receiving E-Mail Messages
  • Social Networking and My Privacy
  • E-Mail Etiquette
  • Case Study
  • Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Application Fundamentals

  • What Is a Word Processor?
  • Storing Your Documents
  • Getting Started with Word Processing
  • Common Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Data Storage Devices
  • Formatting Documents in a Word Processor
  • Setting Up Your Pages
  • Formatting Text
  • Other Tools for Working with Documents
  • Options for Viewing and Printing
  • Spreadsheet Basics
  • Navigating Spreadsheets
  • Save, Close and Reopen
  • Creating and Managing Spreadsheet Data
  • Data Entry and Selecting
  • Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Formatting Text, Numbers & Dates
  • Sorting and Filtering Spreadsheet Data
  • Exploring Common Spreadsheet Functions
  • Using Common Spreadsheet Formulas
  • Case Study
  • Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: CyberSecurity Fundamentals

  • Internet Managing Online Risks
  • Cyberbullying
  • Online Gaming
  • Copyright and Fair Use
  • Securing your Computer
  • Mobile Device Protection
  • Strong Passwords
  • Choosing a Network Model
  • Case Study
  • Lesson 4 Quiz
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