7th Grade Computer

Class Overview

This course is designed to teach students about computers and computer software.  Students will learn about the different computer hardware components and they will also explore and master many Microsoft Office skills that they can use for many years to come.  Other software will also be explored.

Topics Covered 

Computer Hardware

  • Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Storage Devices
  • Processing
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer components:  motherboard, CPU, video and audio cards, RAM, hard drives.

Microsoft Office

MS Word

  • Creating and saving documents
  • Formatting text and fonts
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Margins, alignments, tabs, indents, and bulleted & numbered lists
  • Creating tables
  • Footers and citations
  • Clip art
  • Headers and footers
  • Borders and shading

MS Excel

  • Creating complex formulas
  • Understanding functions
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Understanding, planning, and creating charts
  • Chart options and modifications

MS PowerPoint

  • The purpose of PowerPoint presentations
  • Viewing presentations
  • Using themes
  • Entering and formatting text
  • Smart Art
  • Headers and footers
  • Adding and modifying shapes, clip art, and pictures
  • Adding video and sound
  • Slide timing and transitions
  • Animating slide objects
  • Creating speaker notes
Useful Links

Clip Art

DISCOVERY Education Clip Art
Clip Art for Kids
Classroom Clip Art
Hassle Free Clip Art
Open Clip Art
Public Domain Images
Animated GIFs

Free Sounds
Record Sounds


Video-Audio Conversion