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- Available Lessons: 75
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryTake Computing for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your computing teaching license with Computing for Teachers. Brush up on computing topics so you can better teach computing and other related subjects. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn computing credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about the Internet and programming.
- Check your knowledge of things like software development and the history of computing with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert computing instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the DSST Computing exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. DSST credits are accepted by over 2,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Computing for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Business teachers who want to brush up on computing
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging computing videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a computing unit or course
- Aspiring computing teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make computing easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert computing instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review computing terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn computing credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Abnormal Psychology for Teachers, Foundations of Education for Teachers, and Research Methods for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in computing as well as business, sociology, health, and other topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Computing for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Application Software (word processing software, automated tasks, software licensing, hypertext markup language)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Systems Software (utility software, computer operating systems, file extensions)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||Computer Hardware (output devices, input devices, computer memory, storage devices)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||Social Impacts and the History of Computing (history of computers, information technology, globalization, impact on privacy)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Data Communications (relational database, database management systems, types of data, cloud computing)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||World Wide Web (Internet history, Web page design, Web scripting, Internet security)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7|
|Networks Access and Architecture (components of a telecommunications system, types of networks, distributed computing)|
Software Development (systems development methods, application development processes)
|Day 8||Chapter 9||Programming Methodology (basic elements of programming, Boolean logic, functional and procedural programming)|
|Day 9||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for computing for teachers|
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