Computers Course - Part 1

Computers Course - Part 1
Computers Course - Part 1
Computers Course - Part 1
Computers Course - Part 1
Computers Course - Part 1
Computers Course - Part 1
Computers Course - Part 1
Computers Course - Part 1
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I have been teaching this Computers course for over 12 years (2-4 classes each year). Each time I teach these lessons, I update and refine them with new videos, screen shots, instructions, student exemplars etc.

NOTE: This whole computers course is divided into 2 parts. Due to the size of the files I could not upload all of the lessons and actIvities into one product. TpT had a file size limit of 200 MB when this resource was originally uploaded. This is Part 1. There is a link to Part 2 at the bottom of this description. You will want to buy both parts to cover the entire computers course.

Click on the link below for Computers Course - Part 2

Computers Course - Part 2

NOTE #2: These lessons and activities can be easily added and used within Google Classroom.


1. Course Outline, About Me Poster, Future Tech

2. Google Classroom

3. Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawings)

4. Microsoft Word

5. Microsoft Publisher

6. Microsoft Excel

7. Microsoft PowerPoint

8. Google - Company Investigation

9. SixthSense Technology

10. Introduction to Computers

11. Kahoot Learning Games

12. Google Online Roadshow

13. Factile Jeopardy Game

14. Google AutoDraw

15. Google Image Search

16. Google My Maps

17. Computer Repair Investigation

18. Prezi Presentations

19. Glogster Interactive Multi-Media Posters

20. PicMonkey Photo Editing

21. Popplet Mind Maps

22. Future Technology Videos and Questions




Google Classroom is your mission control for class. Create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Instant. Paperless. Easy. (

For Teachers…

1. Create a class with just a few clicks

2. Add your students by sending them a class code or adding them directly

3. Create an assignment. You’ll be able to see who’s completed the assignment and who’s still working on it.

4. Archive and delete a class at the end of the semester or school year.

For Students…

1. Everything is in one place. Join the class in one click and then have all of the materials at your fingertips.

2. Start a conversation. Communicate privately with your teacher or ask questions to the whole class.

3. Submit assignments. Attach anything to your assignments (Google Docs, links or photos)


• This is a step-by-step guide for teachers and students who are new to using Google Classroom.

• Screen shots and instruction bubbles are used to show how to get started and easily navigate within Classroom.

• The following topics are covered in this teacher and student guide…

1. Create a Class

2. Post to Classroom Stream

3. Stream Options (Create Question, Assignment or Announcement)

4. Share a Class Code

5. Invite Students (Select Students by Directory, Contacts or Groups)

6. Class Overview

7. Add Class Materials (Files, Drive Documents, YouTube Videos, Links)

8. Google Drive Classroom Folders (Moving Files to Classroom Folders)

9. Calendar

10. Student Settings

11. Google Classroom from the Student's Perspective (Printed Handout or Electronic Copy for Students)


This guide utilizes screenshots and instruction bubbles to show teachers and students how to use Google Calendar. Use Google Calendar in conjunction with other Google Apps including Google Drive and Google Classroom.

3. GOOGLE DRIVE (Documents, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms)

Google Drive

• Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere.

• Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one location.

• These Google programs are FREE.

• These lessons contain screenshots, activities, marking schemes, tips and instructions for using Documents, Slides, Sheets, Drawings and Forms within Google Drive.

* Documents is similar to Microsoft Word

* Slides is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint

* Sheets is similar to Microsoft Excel

* Drawings is similar to Microsoft Publisher

* Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey or give students a quiz

Google DOCS

• Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere

• These lessons and activities contain screenshots, tips, activities and instructions for setting up a free account and creating/editing Documents using Google drive. Activities include formatting a table, setting up a page and about me poster.


• These lessons and activities contains screen shots, tips and instructions for using Presentations within Google Drive. It includes activities students can do using Google Slides along with Marking Schemes. This package contains 7 Fun Google Slide presentations that students can create in your classes…

1. Snack Treat

2. Wacky Product

3. Tech Gadget

4. Comparing 2 Cell Phones

5. Tech Sharing

6. Performing a Task

7. Tell Us About the First One Developed

Google Slides Create Choose Your Own Adventure Stories…

This lesson and guide shows teachers and students how to create "Choose Your Own Adventure" books in Google Slides

• These stories can be interesting, fun and challenging for students

• Students will need to plan out their stories because of the somewhat complex nature of “choose their own adventure” stories

• Use the following planning slides in this resource to help students prepare. They can be shown on a projector, shared through Google Classroom or photocopied.

• These stories can also be created in Groups. Each member of the group could be responsible to write one adventure. All members could work on the story at the same time using Google Slides.

• After they are finished preparing, use the instructions in this resource to show students how they will create their stories in Google Slides


• These lessons and activities contains screenshots, tips, activities and instructions for using Spreadsheets within Google Drive.

Google FORMS

• Google Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey or give students a quiz

This lesson and activity contains screenshots, instructions, an activity and marking scheme to enable teachers and students to use Google Forms.


• Easily create, share, and edit drawings online

• Edit drawings online in real time with anyone you choose

• Insert text, shapes, arrows, scribbles, and images from your computer

• Insert drawings into other Google documents, spreadsheets, or presentations

These lessons and activities include screenshots and instructions to enable teachers and students to use Google Drawings.

Students will create these projects using Google Drawings...

1. Brochures

2. Event Posters

3. Business Cards

4. Cereal Box

These activities contain activity instructions, student exemplars and marking schemes. Directions for setting up your page for business cards and brochures are also included.

Additional Activity - Use shapes in Google Drawings to Create a Minions Character!

Files, Folders, Sharing and Collaborating

• When you create a Doc, Sheet, Slide, Drawing or Form, it is saved to your My Drive

• You can move these documents into Folders to help organize your files

• Folders help organize files so that they can quickly be retrieved at a later date

• Sharing work and Collaborating on group projects are two helpful features of Google Drive



• Copying

• Rename

• Grid View, Sort Options, Hide Details, Settings, Preview


• Creating Folders

• Moving Files to a Folder

• Location of Folders

• Changing Colors of Folders

• Viewing Files in a Folder

Sharing and Collaborating

• Viewing Files “Shared with Me”

• Adding Collaborators

• I have taught computers for over 12 years and I notice that many students do not know how to save documents to folders (even in Microsoft Office)

• Also, how you move/access files and folders in Google Drive is different than Microsoft Office

• Use this lesson to teach students about files, folders and sharing within Google Drive

Google Drive Updates, Add-ons and Extra Features

• Flippity Flashcards

• Google EDU Templates

• Google Form Rubrics

• Google Quiz Feature

• Mindmeister Mind Maps

• QR Code Generator

• Word Cloud Generator


NOTE: This bundle has been updated with all new lessons for Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) If you need an earlier version of Office simply email me after your purchase and I will send the files to you.


• Bulleted and Numbered Lists

• Bold, italics, Underline

• Align and Center Text

• Inserting (Tables, Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Charts, Header, Page Numbers, WordArt, Textboxes, Video)

• Page Layout (Page Size, Margins, Orientation, Page Color)

• References (Table of Contents, Bibliography, Endnotes and Footnotes, Citation)

• Mailings (Labels)

• Review (Spelling and Grammar, Thesaurus)

• View (Zoom, Print and Web Layout)

WORD Activities (Instructions, Marking Scheme, Student Exemplars)

• Formatting a Document

• Setting Up a Page

• WordArt

• Creating Images using Shapes

• Using Picture Tools to Add and Move Images

• Creating a Resume


• Font (Bold, Underline, italics, Color, Size, Style)

• Shapes (Insert, Re-order, Fill, Outline, Transparency)

• Pictures (Insert Online Pictures, Format Picture Style, Crop, Recolor, Brightness and Contrast)

• Text Box (Insert, Format)

• Borders and Accents

• Calendar and Page Parts

• Table (Rows, Columns, Color Scheme, Line Width and Color)

• Page Design (Background Color, Built-in Color Schemes, Margins, Page Orientation, Page Size)

• Mailings (Mail Merge)

• Review (Check Spelling, Thesaurus)

• View (Zoom into and out of Document)

PUBLISHER Activities

• Brochure

• Events Poster

• Business Cards

• Cereal Box


• Excel Features and Entering Information

• Rows vs. Columns

• Creating Spreadsheets

• Types of Spreadsheets

EXCEL Activities

• Creating and Formatting Spreadsheets

• Calculating and Analyzing Data


• Format Text (font color/style, underline, italics, bold, bulleted lists, align text)

• Changing Slide Layouts

• Creating New Slides

• Inserting Shapes, Text Boxes, Tables, WordArt, Pictures

• Arranging Shapes

• Constructing SmartArt and Charts

• Design (Slide Layout)

• Slide Backgrounds

• Transitions and Custom Animation

• Slide Show (Setting up the show)

• Review and Viewing the Presentation

POWERPOINT Activities (Fun Themes)

• Tech Gadget

• Snack Treat

• Tech Sharing


• Why is creativity very important to a company like Google?

• Who started Google and how did they do it?

• What is it like to be a Google Intern?

• How did Google win Advertiser of the Year?

• What are Adwords and Analytics?

This lesson contains links to articles, infographics and videos. It has been in development for 6 years and has been used, tested and updated with many classes.


This activity uses screen shots, instruction bubbles and a video to explain how to play “A Google A Day”, Google’s trivia search game.

• A trivia game using Google “search” to find answers

• Encourages players to engage with the search engine and learn how to use its functions better

• Solve the questions with savvy search skills

• Each day Google creates new questions

• The faster you search the more points you score and the more badges and achievements you get

• Players learn how to adjust their search terms to eliminate unnecessary words, training them to use Google more efficiently

• This game can be used for students that finish their work early or just for some fun at the end of class.

• It is also great to use as a group competition and see who achieves the most points at the end of a set time or at the end of the daily challenge

9. SIXTHSENSE TECHNOLOGY - A computer that mounts to your body!

• The Thrilling Potential of SixthSense Technology

• This technology merges your Real World and your Digital World

• Make an iPad from a piece of paper

• Is this where computers are going in the future?


• Functions of Computers (IPSO)

• Operating Systems

• RAM vs. ROM

• Ergonomics


• Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system

• Create and play quizzes, discussions and surveys using any device with a web browser

• Motivate participation through game-based learning and rewards in a social setting

This lesson includes screen shots and instructions for…

1. Setting-up a Free account

2. Creating quizzes, discussions and surveys

3. Searching and using Public Kahoots

4. How to Play Kahoot with your class

Students love Kahoot! I know this from the feedback I receive from other teachers and from my own experience with using Kahoot. Students ask me “Can we please play Kahoot?” For every game there is always lots of laughter and students are very engaged.

There are many uses for Kahoot including…

• Getting to know students at the beginning of a school year/semester

• Assessing student/class understanding of a topic

• Reviewing a unit before a test

• Surveying a class

• Having fun for a few minutes at the end of the day


Google recently launched their Online Safety Roadshow on YouTube to help protect kids on the web.

This series contains 5 excellent videos with tips for staying safe online…

Tip 1: Think Before You Share

Tip 2: Protect Your Stuff

Tip 3: Know and Use Your Settings

Tip 4: Avoid Scams

Tip 5: Be Positive

This digital citizenship activity includes video links and questions so that students can be safer online . Each of these videos are short and engaging (between 1 and 2 minutes in length).


• Factile is similar to the popular gameshow Jeopardy!

• Quickly create an online quiz board game

• This step-by-step guide introduces teachers to Factile and how to create their first game so they can enjoy playing it with their classes


1. Creating an account

2. Introduction to Factile

3. Creating Questions and Answers

4. Adding images

5. How to play

14. AUTODRAW GOOGLE DRAWING TOOL - Uses A.I Artificial Intelligence

Google recently launched this new drawing tool that pairs machine learning with drawings from artists to help students create images quickly. It is really simple to use and fun for all ages.

"Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can change when exposed to new data." (

"Fast Drawing For Everyone"

This step-by-step guide (lesson and activities) shows teachers and students how to use the AutoDraw drawing tools. It includes easy to follow screenshots and text bubbles as well as 2 activities.


Students will learn how to filter results by…

1. Size (Large, Medium or an Exact Size)

2. Color (Full Color, Black and White, Transparent)

3. Type (Face, Photo, Clip Art, Line Drawing, Animated)

4. Time (Anytime, Past 24 hours, Past Week, Custom Range)

5. Usage Rights (Labeled for Reuse and Noncommercial Use)

This lesson includes screen shots and instructions to enable students to effectively find images using Google’s Search Tools for images


With My Maps, you can:

• Create a map

• Draw lines, shapes, or placemarks on the map

• Import data including addresses and place names

• Organize your map with layers to hide or show different kinds of content

• Style your content with different colors, placemark icons, and line widths

This lesson includes screen shots and instruction bubbles to show teachers and students how to use Google My Maps.

This resource also contains an activity where students will be able to practice using My Maps to plot locations, measure distances, find driving directions, adding markers and pictures etc. with 2 student exemplars.


• The purpose of this investigation is to see if computer repair companies really know what they are doing and if they are charging the correct prices

• Many people are desperate to get their technology fixed and do not know much about their devices

• Marketplace TV rigged an apartment in Toronto, Canada with hidden cameras

• They created a small problem to a computer and called in 10 repair techies

• Only 30% of the techs were able to diagnose the problem

• In all of their testing, one techie performed poorly in every way – service, diagnosis, price and privacy

• They went to London Ontario to interview one of the founders of the company about this employee

• They interviewed 3 guys that used to work for computer repair companies

Marketplace TV found out…

• Tech Training is inconsistent (Here is a manual you are learning on your feet)

• Employees are encouraged to overcharge

• Techies sometimes copy private information

• Many computer owners don’t know much about their computers which makes it easy to scam people

This activity has a link to the 25 minute video, summary slides and questions.

18. PREZI Presentation Software

• Prezi is a presentation tool that helps students organize and share their ideas

• It offers Free cloud-based presentation software

• Present ideas on a virtual canvas using this storytelling tool

• Instead of slides and bullet points (PowerPoint), Prezi offers a zoomable canvas, which makes it fun to explore ideas

This lesson contains instructions, tips, screen shots, student exemplars, 2 activities and a marking scheme.

19. GLOGSTER Interactive Posters

• This lesson educates students and teachers on how to use the free software offered at

• Glogs are interactive posters loaded with text, graphics, music, and videos

• Glogster’s goal is to provide an outlet for unlimited creative expression online

• Instructions for using this poster program, screen shots with text bubbles, activities, student exemplars and a marking scheme are included in this lesson

20. PICMONKEY Photo Editing

• Creative tools for photo editing and graphic design

• Free! No download; easy-to-use interface

• Gorgeous one-click effects and filters

• Add text, effects or overlays

This lesson includes screen shots, instruction bubbles and an activity to teach students how to use the photo editing options within PicMonkey.

21. POPPLET Mind Map Tool

• Popplet is a tool to capture and organize your ideas

• Students use Popplet for learning

• Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually

• Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them

This lesson includes screen shots, step-by-step instructions and a video to show teachers and students how to get started with using Popplet. It also includes an activity along with several student exemplars.


This resource has been completely updated with new dynamic videos and questions! These videos are suitable for most grade levels and are designed to spark curiosity and discussion. One thing I have found in my ten years of teaching is that kids love seeing videos about new gadgets and technology related stuff. Show one of these dynamic videos at the beginning of class to grab student attention and promote discussionTOPICS

New Videos and Questions have been added to this resource…

1. Smart Contact Lenses

2. Electronic Ink Temporary Tattoos

3. Digital Sneakers

4. Vespa Robotic Orb

5. Future of Flirting

6. Hyperloop Tube

7. Scuba Dive Tankless

8. Doodling Robot

9. Water Animation

10. Facial Recognition Toilet Paper Dispenser

11. 3D Printed Home

12. No Snooze Alarm Clock


Note: If you need Microsoft Office 2010,or Microsoft Office 2016 email me at once you have purchased this bundle and I will send you the Microsoft Office 2010 or 2016 files. Due to the size of the files, all versions could not be added to this download.

Some of the activities are the same for Microsoft Office and Google Drive. If you decide to teach both Office and Google Drive in the same course, you will just need to adjust some of the activities.

You will save over 40% by purchasing this bundle.

Click on the link below for Computers Course - Part 2

Computers Course - Part 2

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