Information & Communications Technology

Anna Pollard
Tuesday 1PM (ET) - Fall 2024



Information & Communications Technology Course Overview

The purpose of this Information & Communications Technology course is to provide students with the computer, digital, and information technology skills necessary for success in their future academic and occupational goals. In addition to fundamental computer information, the content includes (but is not limited to) digital technologies associated with multimedia, word processing, spreadsheets, Internet communications, and cybersecurity.

You may also be interested in our Computer Science: An Overview course.

Course Topics

Computer Concepts – Computers and information processing, hardware, system and application software, networks, security and privacy, computer troubleshooting and maintenance, the internet and digital ethics, and cloud computing

Microsoft Office, Windows and Mac OS – Microsoft Office and Mac OS features and file management

Microsoft Word – Creating documents, tables, cover letters, resumes, newsletters, research papers

Microsoft Excel – Creating worksheets and charting data, using functions, analyzing data with pie charts, line charts, and managing large workbooks

Microsoft PowerPoint – Creating multimedia presentations with PowerPoint

Grade Levels

  • 6-12

Course Outline

  • Computers & Information Processing
  • Hardware & System Software
  • Networks, Security, and Privacy
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance
  • Application Software
  • The internet & Digital Ethics and Awareness
  • Cloud Computing
  • Microsoft Office Features and File Management
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

Anna Pollard

Anna Pollard began her professional career in the graphic and web design industry as a Creative Director in the field of Informational Technology. She has a AAS in Commercial Art and Advertising Design, a BA in Computer Science, and a Masters degree in Business and Marketing.

After 15 years of professional IT work, she made a career change to share her technology knowledge with students and began a career in teaching for many years.

Anna is married, has a 27 year old son whom she also home schooled, and who is now a chef at a French restaurant.

Anna has adopted/rescued multiple cats and two horses. In her spare time, she helps with the horses at Love of Lacey Equine rescue in Bunn Level, NC. She is also a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and creates colored pencil art work for show at local art galleries.

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