Computers Course - Part 2

Computers Course - Part 2
Computers Course - Part 2
Computers Course - Part 2
Computers Course - Part 2
Computers Course - Part 2
Computers Course - Part 2
Computers Course - Part 2
Computers Course - Part 2
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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. This is Part 2. There is a link to Part 1 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 Whole Course - Part 1

Computers Course - Part 1

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


1. Growing Up Online Video Investigation

2. Computer Crime

3. E-Waste

4. Tech News

5. Tech Jobs

6. Apple vs. Microsoft

7. Internet History

8. E-Commerce

9. Flipgrid Social Learning

10. MovieMaker Movie Studio

11. Comic Life - Create a Comic

12. Powtoon Animated Presentations

13. Canva Design Program

14. SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

15. Weebly Website Builder

16. Wix Website Builder

17. Google Sites

18. Animoto Video Program

19. WeVideo Video Editor

20. Bitmoji - Create a Personal Emoji

21. Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram Investigation

22. Piktochart – Create Infographics

23. Examining Infographics

24. StoryboardThat Digital Storytelling

25. Trading Card Generator

26. Storybird Digital Stories

27. EdTech Websites

28. Kidblog Student Blogs

29. Summative Activity

30. Exam


1. Growing Up Online

Digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed modern culture

* Is technology moving faster than we can adapt to it?

* Is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained?

* How has technology changed the way we learn?

* How has technology changed the way we conduct war?

* How is the internet transforming childhood?

This lesson contains links to view 2 (60 minute +) videos along with a series of response questions for students to consider and answer during various segments of the videos.

2. Computer Crime

UPDATE: This resource has recently been redesigned to investigate current Computer Crime and Hacking topics and trends and includes new videos and online articles!


1. 3 Types of Hackers

2. Computer Bug Bounties

3. Ransomware

4. How Hackers stole $45 Million in 2 Days

5. North Korea Sony Cyber Attack

6. Companies Storing Data About You

7. Governments Monitoring Citizens

8. Smart Phones Track Our Movement

9. Company ID Badges with Embedded Sensors

10. High Tech City - Songdo South Korea

11. Tor Onion Browser

12. Wayback Machine Internet Archive

13. Top Hacker Shows Us How It's Done

14. 8 Biggest Viruses of All Time

15. Mafiaboy - 15 Year Old Hacker

16. Computer Crime Definitions

Note: You will receive this lesson in both PowerPoint (editable) and PDF formats


• This lesson is based on the video Rise of the Hackers (Kate Dart and Zoe Heron, Nova 2015)

• It contains cutting edge, up-to-date information (2015) about computer viruses, hacking and encryption

• You can view this video online for free right now through several links, through Netflix or by purchasing it at

• It is great video for a computer, business or math class

• The video has 4 segments. Questions and summary information are included for each segment


1. Social Engineering Attacks

2. Stuxnet Virus

3. Encryption

4. Keeping Our Data Safe

3. E-Waste and Digital Dumping

lectronic waste or e-waste is broadly defined as anything that is being thrown away by consumers that contains a circuit board. The 1st law of the Digital Age is “Newer is Better”. Old TV’s, phones and computers become obsolete electronic garbage called e-waste. Digital Dumping is the practice of exporting outdated equipment to developing countries like China and India. Peasant farmers, working for just $8/day, with burned hands are breaking down America’s Computers.

This presentation includes a link to a video investigation that explores Digital Dumping.

Students will…

• Explore the common toxic components in digital devices and their effects on the body

• Examine more environmentally friendly ways of dealing with electronic waste

• Create an e-waste digital poster (Student Exemplars included)

4. Tech News (#1, #2, #3)

These activities have links to online articles and videos about technology news along with questions and summary information.

5. Tech Jobs

This lesson describes the following Tech Jobs...

1. Programmer

2. Systems Analyst

3. Web Developer

4. Network Administrator

5. Computer Technician

6. Graphic Designer

7. Database Administrator

8. Mobile Applications Developer

9. SEO Specialist

It also includes...

• Tips on applying for jobs

• The importance of networking

• Job search activities

• Careers test

• Online articles (reading and questions)

6. Apple vs. Microsoft

Steve Jobs

• Discovered the future of computing including the mouse and the first use of graphics on a computer

• Fired from Apple and returned years later to rebuild the company

• Bought Pixar and made Toy Story

Bill Gates

• Discovered computers at age 12 and launched Microsoft

• Changed the way people thought about computers

• Now working on giving away his money (27 Billion dollars to charities)

This Lesson includes links to several videos, website investigations, infographics and online articles along with questions for students to explore and discuss.

7. Internet History

Students will investigate the development of the Internet and the World Wide Web. This presentation includes summary slides of important historical dates as well as links to videos and online articles. Discussion questions and activities are included for student engagement and understanding.


1. Internet and World Wide Web Definitions


3. TCP/IP and Tim Berners-Lee

4. World Wide Web Timeline

5. First Webpage (article)

6. Internet Archive (article and video)

7. History of the Internet (video)

8. What is the Internet…Really? (video)

9. Where Good Ideas Come From (video)

8. E-Commerce

e-commerce or electronic commerce is using the internet to exchange information and conduct business.

Topics and Activities...

1. Advantages of e-commerce

2. Comparison shopping

3. Reasons why customers are reluctant to shop on-line

4. Security Risks

5. Encryption

6. Electronic Data Interchange

7. Spamming

8. PayPal

9. e-tailers

10. Click and Mortar companies

11. Bricks and Clicks

12. E-commerce examples: e-Bay, kijiji and

13. Activity #1 Buying Stuff On-line

14. Activity #2 Find an e-commerce site

15. Activity #3 Comparison Shopping

16. Activity #4 Preparing to set-up and e-commerce business

9. Flipgrid Social Learning


• Where social learning happens

• Every student has a voice

• Students use Flipgrid on mobile devices or a desktop equipped with microphone and camera

• Download the free Flipgrid iOS (iPad or iPhone) or Android Flipgrid app

This guide provides easy to follow step-by-step instructions and screenshots to teach educators and students how to use Flipgrid.


1. Flipgrid Log-in

2. Teacher Dashboard

3. Sharing Flipgrid Codes

4. Student Dashboard

5. Posting a Video

6. Editing a Video

7. Sharing Feedback and Ratings

8. Spark Response to a Video

UPDATE: Flipgrid has been acquired by Microsoft and now all Flipgrid features are free for all users!

There are many uses for Flipgrid including…

• Getting to know students (students will introduce themselves with a 90 second video)

• Students get to know each other

• Students learn from one another

• Respond to questions

• Provide feedback about a lesson, activity or book

• Teach the class about a topic

• Spark new discussion topics by "sparking" a student video

• Demonstrate a skill such as singing a song or playing a musical instrument

• Homework assignments

10. MovieMaker Movie Creator

• This presentation will get you started with using Windows Movie Maker - Your very own movie studio.

• It provides step by step instructions for adding photos, videos, audio files etc.

• Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker

• Enhance your movie with audio and a theme

• Movie Maker adds transitions and effects automatically so your movie looks polished and professional

• This lesson includes activities along screen shots and instruction bubbles to make it easy for teachers and students to use Windows Movie Maker

11. Comic Life Create Comics

• Turn your photos into a comic

• Fonts, templates, panels, balloons, captions and lettering art

• Add photo filter effects and lettering options

• Combine your words and pictures into a story

• Great for doing school projects, how to guides, lesson plans and book reports

This lesson includes screen shots and instructions for teaching students how to use Comic Life. It also includes 2 activities for students to perform using Comic Life and student exemplars.

12. Powtoon

• Animate your presentations!

• Create professional-looking animated explainer videos and animated presentations

• Simple to use interface

• Wide variety of animation tools right at your fingertips

• Dynamic characters, eye-popping images, and active text sequences

• Capture audience attention and imagination

This lesson includes screen shots, instructions and tips for creating animated presentations using It also includes a video activity for students to create using Powtoon.

13. Canva

• “The easiest design program in the world” - The Webbys

• “Canva enables anyone to become a designer” - PSFK

• This lesson includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions, screenshots and student exemplars to show students how to use Canva.

• It also includes 3 activities for students to complete using Canva including a Social Media Post, Facebook Post and Facebook Header.

14. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)


• Quality Content

• Hiring an SEO Specialist

• Keywords

• Title Tags

• URLs

• Backlinks

• Social Media

This Search Engine Optimization lesson includes SEO information,review questions and online article activities.

15. Weebly Website Creator

• Weebly is a user friendly FREE website builder

• Choose from hundreds of modern themes

• Layout pages with ready-made building blocks

• Customize your design to find the right look

• Publish your site in a single click

• Use your own domain or a free Weebly address

• It’s surprisingly easy to make a high-quality site

This lesson contains instructions for…

• Setting Up Student Accounts

• Adding Text Titles and Graphics

• Uploading Video and Images

• Changing Themes

• Publishing and Viewing

16. Wix Website Creator


• Web creation made simple

• No coding

• FREE, Drag-and-drop website development platform with HTML5 capabilities

This lesson includes screen shots, instructions, topic ideas, student exemplar and a rubric to enable students to create websites using


• Edit this site

• Sign-up

• How the editor works

• Toolbar

• Preview/Publish/Save

• Help Center

• Pages (Adding a Page, Settings and SEO)

• Design (Fonts, Background, Colors)

• Add (Text, Titles, Images, Media, Shapes, Slideshows and Buttons)

• Website Topic Ideas

• Rubric

17. Google Sites Website Creator

• Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share websites

• No technical programming skills are required

• Collaborate with others to create and refine sites, just like other Google Docs

• It’s surprisingly easy to make a high-quality website

18. Animoto Movie Creator

• The easiest way to make beautiful videos online

• Stunning video styles

• Add captions and titles to your photos and video clips

• Make FREE videos

This lesson includes screen shots and step-by-step instructions to help teachers and students create amazing online videos using


1. Creating an Account

2. 50 Free Student Plus Accounts For Longer Videos

3. Inserting Images and Video

4. Changing Video Styles

5. Downloading and Inserting Songs

6. Previewing Video

7. Producing and Sharing

8. 2 Student Activities

9. Video Exemplars

19. WeVideo Video Editor

• WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration, and sharing across any device.

• Drag and drop your videos, trim and choose from pre-made themes to set a unique style.

• Online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share your movies

• Add video, images, text and transitions with ease

This guide contains screenshots and instruction bubbles to teach students how to use WeVideo to make amazing videos. It gives some suggestions for video topics but the main purpose of this resource is to help teachers and students use WeVideo.

20. Bitmoji Create an Emoji

• This fun activity includes screen shots and instruction bubbles to help students and teachers create their own personal emoji using Bitstrips or Bitmoji! Emojis are small digital images of people.


1. Edit facial features such as face shape, eyes, hair (color, length, style), skin color and nose

2. Add extra features such as hats, headphones and glasses

3. Finish your emoji by selecting from a variety of clothing options

4. Share images with classmates and teachers

21. Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram Investigation

• This resource contains information and videos about Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat

• Show the short video clips through the links on the slides

• Discuss the information students learned from the video or have students write/type the summary information on the slides

• Questions are included for students to analyze each company

The videos also describe how each company got started!


• Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat each provide a social experience on the web

• They are platforms that allow us to connect with our friends and family

• Each company looks for strategies to keep you on their platforms longer and so you will use them more often

• They even copy features used by their competitors

• Essentially, they compete over people’s time spent online

• For example, when people are using Snapchat, it means that they are potentially spending less of their time on Facebook or Instagram





These companies compete for your time. Predict what will happen in 10 years with these companies. Some questions to consider…

• Will Facebook continue to dominate?

• Will another social network enter the market?

• Who will have more users Instagram or Snapchat?

22. Piktochart Infographics Creator

• An infographic is an image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data

• Most infographics are fun to read and provide valuable information

• Piktochart has an easy to use editor with drag and drop features that allows people to create infographics

23. Examining Infographics

* An infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance.

* People use infographics to quickly communicate a message and to simplify large amounts of data.

Students will view, study and answer a series of questions on different infographics. Links to access these infographics are located at the bottom of each PowerPoint slide

24. StoryboardThat Digital Storytelling - Storyboard Creator

Features include….

• Extensive Image Library (Posable characters and Millions of Photos)

• Flexible Layouts (7 Layout Choices and up to 100 cells)

• Intuitive and Simple drag and drop interface

* Make Your Dream Movie!

* Over 4,000,000 Storyboards Created

This guide utilizes step-by-step instructions and screenshots to show teachers and students how to use StoryboardThat!

25. Trading Card Creator

Create a Trading Card for a book character, historical person, athlete, celebrity, entrepreneur, singer, musician or actor/actress.

• Creating trading cards for their favorite story characters will challenge students to think more deeply about what they read or even watch in movies or on television.

• By answering a series of questions, students zero in on what's obvious and not so obvious about a character or person. Not only will they describe the character's appearance and actions, but also probe for thoughts, feelings, and motivations.

26. Storybird Develop Digital Picture Books

• A new literacy tool for a new generation

• Inspire students to write and read better, and more often

• Beautiful art inspires students and jumpstarts their writing

• Students unlock the stories found within the art

• Easy to use features guide the creative process

"Your Words. Our Art. Amazing Stories. Simple tools help you build books in minutes. Let the art inspire and surprise you as you write." (

27. EdTech Websites

• This resource contains a collection of over 50 educational technology websites divided into categories

• An image, domain name and description of each website is included

• Over the past 12 years, my students have successfully utilized most of these amazing websites to enhance their learning

• Links to TeachwithTech lessons and activities that can be used with the websites are located at the bottom of each of the description slides

• Use this guide as a reference for finding the appropriate tech tool for the job and for introducing EdTech websites to your staff or students

28. Kidblog

• Designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog

• Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community

• Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs

29. Summative Activity

This is an end of year/semester activity to evaluate your students ability to use information technology software (Microsoft Office or Google Drive).

Students will showcase their word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, presentation software and website design skills.

Students will perform electronic research and examine current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.

Specifically, students will complete the following requirements…

1. Research a technology device

2. Website comparison

3. Competitor Analysis

4. Security Software Comparison

5. Create a Presentation

6. Create a Flyer

* Marking Schemes are provided for each section

* Student Exemplars are included to help students understand how their completed projects should appear

* Curriculum Expectations covered for each section of this project are listed at the bottom of each of the PowerPoint slides

30. Exam

This Computers Exam consists of 3 parts

1. Microsoft Word Formatting Assignment

2. Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet and Graphs

3. Microsoft Publisher Poster

This exam is designed to last 1.5 hours and I have been using it for 3 years

This exam includes student exemplars and a marking sheet


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Computers Course - Part 1


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