Course Description

Friday, December 16

no class today

Thursday, December 15

semester exam

Wednesday, December 14

finished working on Christmas letter/database mail merge;
reviewed for exam 

Tuesday, December 13

finished working on Christmas letter/database mail merge;
exam will be at 9:45 (section 2) and at 10:50 (section 1) on Thursday

Monday, December 12

continued working on Christmas letter/database mail merge


Friday, December 9

discussed creating a “contacts database” using Access;
discussed creating a Christmas letter for doing a mail merge

Thursday, December 8

had “show-N-tell” with Publisher documents

Wednesday, December 7

finished up working on an 11×17 ad (non-freshmen), or, a 2-page spread article on a topic from Bible class (freshmen)

Tuesday, December 6

quiz on desktop publishing;
continued working on an 11×17 ad (non-freshmen), or, a 2-page spread article on a topic from Bible class (freshmen)

Monday, December 5

continued working on an 11×17 ad (non-freshmen), or, a 2-page spread article on a topic from Bible class (freshmen)


Friday, December 2

continued working on an 11×17 ad (non-freshmen), or, a 2-page spread article on a topic from Bible class (freshmen)

Thursday, December 1

summarized working with Publisher;
began working on an 11×17 ad (non-freshmen), or, a 2-page spread article on a topic from Bible class (freshmen)

Wednesday, November 30

heard from Ms. Benge on principles of graphic design

Tuesday, November 29

reviewed what we looked at yesterday;
did 380-385 (text effects);
looked at some desktop publishing guides

Monday, November 28

reviewed what we had done before break;
did 372-379 (working with pictures and fonts);
briefly discussed typefaces and spacing


Friday, November 18

did 366-369 (intro to Publisher);
quickly created a fictitious ad in Publisher

Thursday, November 17

finished presentations;
briefly reviewed the history of desktop publishing

Wednesday, November 16

continued presentations

Tuesday, November 15

continued presentations

Monday, November 14

continued presentations


Friday, November 11

continued presentations

Thursday, November 10

began presentations

Wednesday, November 9

did 254-267 (organizing slides, transitions);
continued working on presentations;
presentations start tomorrow

Tuesday, November 8

did 248-253 (tables, charts, & video);
continued working on presentations

Monday, November 7

discussed timeline for presentations; they begin on Thursday, in the order randomly drawn;
did 240-247 (fonts and text);
continued working on presentations


Friday, November 4

summarized this week’s topics;
discussed details of doing presentations;
quiz over basics of making a presentation

Thursday, November 3

did 234-239 (layout, slide size, editing text);
continued working on presentations

Wednesday, November 2

finished up last Friday’s spreadsheet activity;
did 228-233 (creating/inserting slides);
began working on presentations

Tuesday, November 1

finished up last Friday’s spreadsheet activity;
did 224-227 (getting started in Powerpoint);
started thinking about a presentation topic

Monday, October 31

discussed the best and worst practices when doing a digital presentation


Friday, October 28

made a couple of spreadsheets (one to calculate areas and one for volumes) and submitted them via email

Thursday, October 27

made a couple of combination graphs in Excel using weather data

Wednesday, October 26

reviewed working with Outlook;
did 350-357 (composing and sending messages);
created and sent a specified email message with an attachment

Tuesday, October 25

reviewed working with Outlook;
did 342-349 (features of Outlook)

Monday, October 24

reviewed working with spreadsheet filters;
did 332-341 (working with Outlook)


Wednesday, October 19

looked at p.188-193 on tracking changes and adding comments;
quiz on searching a large spreadsheet using filters

Tuesday, October 18

did p.180-181 on find/replace;
did 184-186 on sorting a spreadsheet and on applying filters to the content;
analyzed 38,000 lines of vehicle data for most desirable vehicle

Monday, October 17

did p.172, on importing data in other formats;
did 174-179 on viewing in page layout, adding and deleting pages from a workbook;
analyzed mystery data


Friday, October 14

finished yesterday’s document;
reviewed the week’s topics;
quiz on working with Excel’s charts and error expressions

Thursday, October 13

created a document involving charting large amounts of data

Wednesday, October 12

did 214-219 on manipulating charts;
demonstrated how to change features of a chart

Tuesday, October 11

did 210-213 on charting data;
discussed/demonstrated how to look for deception in charted data

Monday, October 10

discussed additional functions;
did 206-207 on dealing with errors;
discussed/demonstrated various types of graphs that Excel will chart


Friday, October 7

finished creating a compound interest loan calculator;
quiz on working with Excel

Thursday, October 6

created a compound interest loan calculator

Wednesday, October 5

discussed/demonstrated working with functions;
did 200-205 on functions

Tuesday, October 4

discussed/demonstrated formula writing;
did 196-199 on formulas

Monday, October 3

reviewed 162-167 on on conditional formatting and manipulating rows and columns;
did 168-171 on clearing cells and naming ranges;
read 194-195 on formulas


Friday, September 30

did 162-167 on on conditional formatting and manipulating rows and columns;
quiz on introductory spreadsheet terminology

Thursday, September 29

did 150-161 on on formatting spreadsheets

Wednesday, September 28

summarized Word;
began looking at Excel;
did 144-149 on spreadsheets

Tuesday, September 27

did 134-141 on tracking changes and adding comments to a collaborative document

Monday, September 26

corrected a document with misspellings and grammar errors


Friday, September 23

did 126-131 (spelling, grammar, auto-correct, dictionary, & thesaurus);
reviewed the week’s topics;
quiz over the week’s topics

Thursday, September 22

reviewed doing footnotes, endnotes, and bibliography;
did 121-123 (find, replace, and comments)

Wednesday, September 21

reviewed headers, footers, footnotes, and endnotes;
did 110-113 (indexes and tables of content)
did 116-117 (bibliography)

Tuesday, September 20

no class, due to ITED and CogAT testing

Monday, September 19

no class, due to ITED testing


Wednesday, September 14

continued working on an invoice document, with an embedded spreadsheet;
did 106-107 (footnotes and end notes)

Tuesday, September 13

began creating an invoice document, with an embedded spreadsheet

Monday, September 12

discussed Friday’s quiz over last week’s topics;
did 102-105 (colored tables, spreadsheet, headers & footers)


Friday, September 9

finished up the document using tables:  color relationships;
quiz over the week’s topics

Thursday, September 8

created a document using tables:  color relationships

Wednesday, September 7

did 98-101 on columns and tables

Tuesday, September 6

created a document using borders:  Psalm 23

Monday, September 5

did 92-97 on themes & borders


Friday, September 2

reviewed the week’s topics;
quiz over the week’s topics

Thursday, September 1

duplicated a document involving lists

Wednesday, August 31

did 88-91;
explored the various templates available in Word

Tuesday, August 30

duplicated a document involving lists;

Monday, August 29

discussed Friday’s quiz over last week’s topics;
did 84-87 about lists


Friday, August 26

summarized the week’s discussions;
quiz over the week’s topics

Thursday, August 25

summarized margins, spacing, & alignment;
duplicated a document using Word;
quiz tomorrow over the week’s topics

Wednesday, August 24

worked with logging into alternate accounts/email;
did 76-83;

Tuesday, August 23

did 68-69; 72-75;
discussed typefaces

Monday, August 22

did 62-67;
summarized tutorial


Friday, August 19

quiz on topics of the week;
briefly discussed security and data vulnerability

Thursday, August 18

discussed using various email tools;
did 26-29 cut, copy, & paste;
demonstrated working with an image in Word

Wednesday, August 17

did 22-23 on personal information within a document;
attempted (with varied success) to configure Outlook for personal email accounts

Tuesday, August 16

reviewed the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbon within Office Apps;
did 14-19;
summarized New, Open, Save/Save as, and Print

Monday, August 15

discussed recent WiFi and security certificate issues;
did pp.7-14 on customizing the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbon within Office Apps


Friday, August 12

continued discussion of navigating a hard drive and a network;
discussed/demonstrated mapping a shared point on a network

Thursday, August 11

discussed/demonstrated navigating around a hard drive;
discussed/demonstrated navigating around on a network;

Wednesday, August 10

did the typing speed test as a quiz;
briefly discussed navigating a network

Tuesday, August 9

partitioned the class into two classes;
discussed network accounts;
did the typing speed test;
went to a typing tutorial website;
assessment tomorrow (aiming at greater than 30 wpm with less than 2 errors)

Monday, August 8

discussed nature of course, course expectations, and website;
discussed computer usage on campus;
played around with typing speed test