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Applied Digital Skills: Learn and Share Group C

In this course, students will be equipped with relevant computer and soft skills that will help them succeed at school, in the workplace and in life by completing mini-compuprojects which teach the process using Google applications.
Mrs. Russell, M.S. Ed.
349 total reviews for this teacher
New class
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Thu, Nov 10

Nov 10 – Dec 15 (5 weeks)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Class Experience

Week 11
Design a Poster About You: Introduce yourself to your classmates by creating a poster you can print with Google Drawings.
Design a poster with their name in a chosen font, large font size, and in their favorite color.
Insert at least four images and resize and move the images where the student wants them on the poster.
Print out the poster.
Answer the following essential question(s):
How can I share who I am visually?
What can I learn about my classmates by looking at the posters they design?
Why is it helpful to know people’s favorite pets, places to visit, or other likes and interests when trying to make new friends?
Internalize the following enduring understanding(s):
I can help people get to know who I am by using digital tools to create a poster about myself.
As they complete this lesson, students will learn and practice the following digital skills:
Create a new Google Drawing.
Title the drawing.
Use a text box to insert a title.
Change font style, size, and color.
Use a web search to insert images.
Resize and move images.
Print a Google Drawing and understand basic print settings.

Week 12
Design an Infographic in Google Drawings: Summarize and communicate information visually by creating an infographic in Google Drawings.
Research a topic and find reliable data
Create and design an infographic in Google Drawings
Answer the following essential question:
Why is an infographic a good way to communicate data?
Internalize the following enduring understandings:
Infographics provide quick reference to summaries of complex data
Infographics use design and visual elements to communicate data
As they complete this lesson, students will learn and practice the following digital skills:
Find and summarize reliable, detailed data
Represent data visually
Open and name a new canvas in Google Drawings
Adjust formatting of text and images
Add and edit images in Google Drawings

Week 13
Create and Safeguard Passwords: Practice creating a strong password and keeping it safe using a spreadsheet.
Simulate how hackers gain access to accounts, files, and devices when they are not protected by secure passwords.
Understand how to create secure passwords.
Protect their passwords using proven tools and strategies.
Answer the following essential questions:
What are the most common mistakes people make when creating a password?
What are some ways that hackers gain access to accounts, files, and devices?
Why is it important to create and safeguard secure passwords?
How can I create passwords that hackers are less likely to guess?
Internalize the following enduring understanding:
Secure passwords are essential for protecting my identity, money, privacy, and more. 
As they complete this lesson, students will learn and practice the following digital skills:
Create and title a spreadsheet
Add a new tab
Copy and paste data
Use the concatenate function to connect items
Use the find and replace tool
Insert checkboxes

Week 14
Understand Your Digital Footprint: Visualize your digital footprint by recording your online actions in a spreadsheet.
Understand what a digital footprint is and how it can be used by others
Understand ways to shape one’s digital footprint
Answer the following essential question(s):
What actions do people take online? Which actions do I think are ok?
What evidence does each action leave behind? 
How do I contribute to my digital footprint, actively or passively?
How do others affect my digital footprint?
How do individuals or businesses use my digital footprint to find out more about you? 
Internalize the following enduring understanding(s):
My actions online are not entirely private. I should always be aware of what I’m doing online and how I am doing it, and work to shape a positive digital footprint.
As they complete this lesson, students will learn and practice the following digital skills:
Create a new spreadsheet in Google Sheets
Add text to cells
Format text 
Digitally share a file with others
Collaborate digitally in a spreadsheet 
Add conditional formatting 

Week 15
Identify Cyberbullying: Collaborate with classmates to create a plan to recognize and stop cyberbullying.
Identify cyberbullying when they see it
Understand what might be hurtful or embarrassing to someone else if posted online—and choose not to post it
Have at least three action items they can take if they witness or experience bullying
Answer the following essential questions:
How might my actions online negatively affect others?
What should I consider before posting something online?
If I see someone being cyberbullied, what can I do?
If I am being cyberbullied, what can I do?
Who are some trusted adults who could help?
Internalize the following enduring understandings:
What is cyberbullying?
How does it affect others?
How can I be kind and respectful of others online?
What can I do if I see cyberbullying?
Who can I talk to if I see cyberbullying?
As they complete this lesson, students will learn and practice the following digital skills:
Create a new document
Rename a document
Share a document
Add text to a document
Format a document
Add links to a document
Insert a page break
Search online for reliable sources
In this course, homework will be required and will consist of work not completed in class.  
Access to a Google account (can be the student's or parents' account) Create an account at
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents - please be aware that this course requires a google login.  If your student is younger than 13, they will need your permission and access to an account.  This could be your account or an account that you have set up for student-use for this course.  If your child is 13 or older, they can legally create their own account.  

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Mrs. Russell, M.S. Ed.
Lives in the United States
Former public general education teacher and gifted education specialist
349 total reviews
149 completed classes

About Me

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About me:
My name is Carie Beth Russell.  I am the mother of two teenagers, an elderly cat and a forever puppy.  I live in the Midwest region of the United States with my family.  

I am a former public elementary school... 
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