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This image is a drawing of an archive box filled with manilla folders. Many terms, images and icons used on computer systems come from the non-digital world, including folders.

Working with Drives, Folders and Files – Windows

Adult

This course is designed for an adult learner interested in understanding how files are stored and organized by computers. The course will cover the basics of naming and organizing files, using removable drives such as USB sticks, and an introduction to working with online storage systems such as Google Drive and OneDrive. 

Computer Fundamentals
The Root & STEM Podcast
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The Root & STEM Podcast

We’re excited to launch a new podcast, bringing you an audio version of everything you love about Root & STEM.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Health & Wellness, Online Safety, Other
Introduction to Social Media for Small Business

Introduction to Social Media for Small Business

Secondary - Adult

In this course, social media’s essentials for business are introduced to provide learners with the foundational understanding required to promote their small business on major social media platforms. Note: As this is an introductory course, it will not discuss advanced features such as paid advertising or commerce listings on any platform.

Computer Fundamentals
An image of the logos for microsoft including the logo for word, the logog for excel, and the logo for powerpoint.

Introduction to Microsoft Office

Adult

In the Introduction to Microsoft Office course learners will explore the  computer application program Microsoft Office that can be used to create a variety of business and office files including documents, spreadsheets, slide show presentations and email. Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used word processors available for Macs and PCs. Course Objectives … Continued

Computer Fundamentals
Unplugged Coding: Binary Encoding

Unplugged Coding: Binary Encoding

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges you to encode different words into binary code. In this activity you will explore the computational thinking methods of decomposition. You will break down the word or words you select into single letters and encode it into Binary code using the Binary Code Key to create a secret message!

Computer Fundamentals
Scratch Mix and Match Challenge #4

Scratch Mix and Match Challenge #4

Middle - Grade 12

Scratch Mix and Match Cards Challenge #4. Accept the challenge and learn how to make a Choose your own Adventure game or story! Making your own games in Scratch is a fun way to learn how to code!

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Pixel Power Series

Pixel Power Series

Grade 7 - Adult

In this Pixel Power series, Ian MacLean will be taking learners along with him to learn more about pixel art, and how to improving your workflow in GraphicsGale.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Game Design
Scratch Basics Series

Scratch Basics Series

Primary - Adult

In this series, the basics of Scratch will be introduced to provide learners with the foundational skills required to begin creating in Scratch.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Gon’ Phishing

Gon’ Phishing

Middle - Adult

Gon’ Phising is a game built to provide an opportunity to experience a variety of phishing attempts and become familiar with the signs of a phishing email.

Computer Fundamentals, Online Safety
Working with vector graphics art in Scratch

Working with vector graphics art in Scratch

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In this tutorial, you will learn about the differences between vector graphics and raster graphics (also called bitmap graphics or pixel graphics) and how they are used in Scratch as well as how to use Inkscape to make vector-based art for use in Scratch.

App Development, Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Game Design
Scratch Basics Episode 4: Adding Sound

Scratch Basics Episode 4: Adding Sound

Grade 1 - Grade 12

In this series, the basics of Scratch will be introduced to provide learners with the foundational skills required to begin creating in Scratch.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Coded Cooking: Homemade Pizza

Coded Cooking: Homemade Pizza

Primary - Grade 12

Step by step coding can be a very difficult process to go through, even the tiniest mistake can result in a bug that crashes the game. A great way to display this is through cooking, and what better food than pizza!

Computer Fundamentals, Health & Wellness, Other
Craft Stick Puzzle

Craft Stick Puzzle

Primary - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges learners to decode their own puzzles. In this activity, learners will explore the computational methods of pattern recognition and algorithmic thinking.

Computer Fundamentals
Unplugged Coding: Binary Decoding

Unplugged Coding: Binary Decoding

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges learners to decode a secret message written in binary code. In this activity learners will explore the computational thinking methods of decomposition. Learners will break down the binary code to represent single letters then arrange them in the blanks to uncover the secret message.

Computer Fundamentals, Other
Random Number Generator

Random Number Generator

Middle - Grade 12

In this tutorial, students will learn to create a simple random number generator using JavaScript and Microsoft’s MakeCode.

Computer Fundamentals