I have talked about creating a text book for our Christian School’s Computer Class. This may be one of those projects that just gets talked about, but maybe this conversation will help someone else looking to do the same thing.
Right now, I am just brainstorming on what topics the book should include.
Audience: 9th-12th Grade
General Topic: Computer Applications
My thought is to cover in detail the necessary topics that anyone would need in using computers. Then, I would introduce specialty areas without going into detail.
Internet — web browsing, email
Office Applications — Word Processing, Spreadsheets
Internet — web publishing, networking
Computer Administrator — security, installing
The approach for the specialty areas would be to try to introduce the student to the area, and point them in the right direction to pursue it further. The students have a better chance of learning if they enjoy it; they have a better chance of enjoying if they can explore what interests them.
Please comment on areas that I missed or opinions on the approach. Thanks.