Good computer skills are so important these days and I don’t know about you, but the thought of teaching Mini about a computer overwhelms the snot out of me. Thankfully the new Digital Savvy course from CompuScholar, Inc. provides excellent instruction in fundamental computing topics.
Basic Computer Skills Learned:
One reason to check out the Digital Savvy course is that it teaches fundamental computing topics. Here are some of the computing topic/skills covered in this course.
- Hardware, software, and operating systems
- Managing files and folders
- Basic networking
- Online safety and computer security
- Using Word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation programs
- Creating simple databases
- Image editing
- Using social media and email communications
- Introductory website design
- Simple computer programming concepts
- Exploration of computing careers
Every student gets a chance to be creative with their work. There are hands on projects on every chapter. Mini liked the hands-on projects because that is how she learns. The best part is I even learned a few things. Mini liked that we were learning together.
Mini knows quite a bit already. She's big on editing videos and posting them on Instagram so she knows the ends and outs of a lot of things. I wanted her to know how to create spreadsheets and start learning web design. This will allow her to expand on what she is doing. Being a Blogger I know first hand how much money can be made from the tech side of websites. I'm hoping that if she ends up liking it she can eventually support herself and not worry about money. Perfect side hustle guys or main hustle.
Mini did not like the first part of the course. In her mind it was boring to learn about the actual computer she's using. She felt that it was too kiddie for her. Let me just say that there's nothing kiddie about the lessons it's just what she says if she already knows something. Once we got into learning spreadsheets and building databases the whining and complaining stopped.
This is a two-semester course, with enough material for approximately 36 weeks of school when progressing with typical, daily work.
The price for this course is right! It definitely makes my budget friendly list. There are monthly options to pay for this course, so you know you can fit it into your budget. You can choose the student led or teacher led option. The teacher led option is quite a bit higher than the self led so keep that in mind when you are deciding which one you need.
I personally love the flexibility of the self led course. It’s nice knowing she can stop and start when she wants. And the course is challenging enough to keep her engaged, but still something she can do.
The course also meets state standards for introductory Information Technology or Computer Skills courses in a number of states in case that is something you need.
If you're needing to teach computer skills check the Digital Savvy course out. If your child is already Digital Savvy be sure to check out the Web Design Course. We will be doing it next.
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