Thursday, February 15, 2018

Extra Work! February 15th, 2018

If you are working towards taking the MOS test, I will post extra work for you to do at home.

This will help you get further ahead with your language skills and the vocabulary that you need to take the certification test.

I have added a new tab to the bar above. It is the Vocabulary tab. When you click on this tab, it will take you to a page that has a list of vocabulary words that you will need to know. I will add more words each week to this list.

Open Word, type in the words as a list, then go back and add the definitions to each word by searching the internet. Make sure that you are looking at the right definition! Sometimes you will have many definitions for the same word, check to make sure that you are defining the Computer Terms.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Welcome Back!

We have started a new semester, a new class in Computer Literacy and have a new MOS certification instructor in the evenings!

What a way to start out the new year!

Today, February 14, we are working in Windows2016. I would like for you to check out the Google Drive Document that I have posted. This will be written in Word 2016, by you. NO copy and paste!

I wish to have you work on margins, and this is the easiest way for you to not only work on keyboarding skills, but to also have the directions listed, and we can work from there!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Today is the day!
We are creating the Holiday card/letter list and doing a mail merge. I think that we will have a wonderful outcome and everyone will have the knowledge to create their own lists for holiday or special events, to be able to mail out brochures or flyers, whatever the occasion calls for!

The Document page has two examples today, first is the Holiday Form Letter, second is the Mailing List Example. You will open both in new tabs, and read over them. 

Open Word2016 to a blank document.

Open Excel 2016 to a simple worksheet.

For Word, you will either copy the form letter or write your own! If you are going to actually send letters, please remember to save it on your flash drive as well as print out two copies, one for yourself and one to turn in

For Excel- If you have your own list of people to send letters to, you may begin entering them in the format as is on the "Mailing List Example". If you are not planning on actually mailing out, use the names and addresses on the Mailing List to fill out the table. Be sure to save your document to the flash drive and print out a copy to turn in. If it is a real list, it is good to print one for yourself.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December 5-7, 2017

This week, we are concentrating on Word 2016 documents. You will open four tabs in Chrome. The first tab is this page, the second is search for informal letters, the third is search for formal letters, and the fourth is your google drive.  You will open Word 2016 to a blank document, and resize the windows so that you can have both up at the same time. 

We will switch back and forth between tabs and windows. I want you to look at an example of each of the informal letter.

 You will use an example and write a letter to Ms. Kitty. Please tell her thank you for her work, something that you like about the ESOL program, and something that you would like her to know, either about what you would like to see happen in the program, or what you are looking forward to in the program. 

Don't forget to add the closing with your name, print it out, sign it, and turn it in. You can save a copy on your flash drive. 

I have added a new document to the Documents page. It is a template for a formal letter, please click on the Documents tab and find the template, which is highlighted in red

You will open the template and open another Word 2016 blank document. Type in the same format and content as the template.  
 When you have finished, please print it out, DO NOT sign it. You will save it to the flash drive. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Jigsaw puzzle

We do not have classes for Computer Literacy this week, due to the holiday.

Classes will start back on November 28th at 12:30pm. We will meet in Room 203 of Deadrick Hall.

This will be the Intermediate and Advanced class. I believe we may change a bit, but the days will probably be the same.

In the meantime, I thought you might like to do a few activities on the internet.

This jigsaw puzzle, it is fun.
Jigsaw Puzzle

This is a math game that is really fun!


Here is a story that you might like to read to practice your reading skills!

Mr. Coyote Meets Mr. Snail

 If I find something else that you may like, I will post it here!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break. May you all be blessed with good health and bountiful homes.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Week of November 13, 14, 15th, 2017

This is the last week of our Beginning Computer Literacy, this class has been working really hard, now is the time to show what you can do!

This week, Tuesday, you will create an Excel document, using the information that I have given you on The code will be on the board.

 Remember to use borders, remember to add your name.  The information is not formatted as an actual table, so you will have to add it onto the Excel form. You know this!

When you are finished, you will upload the document in Google Drive, share the link with the instructor! If you do not have google, upload it to Access, then send me the link. Use any free time to review vocabulary, typing skills.

Wednesday, we will study a little for the vocabulary. Also, we will have the typing test, which will be the 'Sentences' on I will record your WPM, Accuracy and time.

Next you will begin the PowerPoint program. The instructions are on the board, It is going to be long, there are three sections that you must complete to  receive your certificate. I strongly suggest that you make a Word document to type in the outline for your PowerPoint. This will help with your whole presentation.

You must cover these three areas in the presentation.

How to Create a Word Document
How to Create an Excel Table
How to Create a PowerPoint

You must create at least one pane for each of the sections that introduces the section.
There must be at least 2 panes per section.
There must be graphics in the presentation.
Please add transitions.

{For the more advanced students, you will have an opportunity to show me just how creative you are, and what skills you have. Please include transitions, graphs, motion, sound, and if you would like, a video!}


Finish the PowerPoint presentation.  at 2pm we will take the vocabulary test in

I will give you the access code at 2. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Week of November 7-9, 2017

We will again meet in Room 203. The new computers are installed, they are beautiful, they have new mouses!

There will be NO food or drink in the Computer Lab.

When we have refreshments for the class, since we are working so long, we will meet in room 205 which is Ms. Madrid's room. We will need to keep that room very clean as well, so please (and I know you are very diligent anyway) remember to wipe up any crumbs, use the trash cans!

The class will quickly review Excel for the students that were out of class on Thursday due to the local schools being out.

After the review, we will work in Google Drive. This means that you will need to have access to your gmail accounts... IF you do not have a gmail account, we will set up one. It is important that you know how to use this form of document sharing platform.

I have added a spreadsheet, named Excel Budget-Want to Quit Second Job?  This is under the Tab- Excel Documents. 

Please open this document, study it, and when we open Google Drive, we will recreate this Spreadsheet.

Even if you are a wiz at Excel, working in Google Drive can be daunting. The tools are set up a bit differently. You can learn this, it just takes a bit of practice.

Have a great week!