Middle Grade Computer

  • Name:

    Middle Grade Computer (CS1)

  • Department:


  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Middle Grade Computer


With this interactive program, students develop computer and technology literacy covering ten fundamental computer strands: electronic reference, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, gadgets, computer basics, keyboarding, drawing and graphing, Internet and word processing. Weekly prescriptive keyboarding is an integral part of this class. Students will focus on touch-typing, accuracy, and speed. EasyTech activities seamlessly integrate technology into Grade 6 level math, science, reading, language arts, social studies, and fine arts. Teacher-assigned projects will be used to make the skills and content learned applicable to students’ other courses at NorthStar Academy.

Special Notes:

The program used for this course requires a stable Internet connection.


Today’s teens have access to a massive amount of information fed to them through technology. This is a terrific resource that has only existed in relatively recent times. However, when students are placed in front of a computer to perform work and research that is more formal, they often falter due to a lack of basic computer skills, including touch-typing.

In this course, students are guided through practical and informative video lessons and practice exercises that teach them the computer basics, general word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and database terminology and uses, as well as topics ranging from cyberbullying to plagiarism. Students will also learn how to properly type with accuracy and speed to further propel their technological learning. What students take away from this class will be applied to all other classes the student will take, both in general disciplines and in technology electives.

If you don’t know the difference between a ribbon and a widget, a toolbar and a taskbar, or if your idea of typing involves “hunting and pecking,” then this course is for you! Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to register today for a better you tomorrow!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

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I enjoyed reading and responding to my classmates posts.

This was my favorite class out of all of them.

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