DigiTools: Communication, Information, and Technology Skills / Edition 3

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No other book better prepares students for the innovations in Microsoft Office (2010 and 2007) and living in today's digital world like the third edition of DIGITOOLS! DIGITOOLS emphasizes computer applications, such as word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, and database while also providing instruction on the proper way to key and format documents using proven instructional methods, Students learn to effectively use the Internet and input technologies, including speech and handwriting recognition.
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Editorial Reviews

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"The general information is great and explained in a manner in which middle/high school aged children should understand. I really liked the Instant Messages and the DigiTips; although Text Messaging is much more popular now, so might want to consider changing the name. The information in both of these was very useful. I really liked teaching the students early on about the importance of good organization of their information as taught in lesson 1-5. This is a skill that is critical in this era of so much information at our fingertips." -- Karla Blowers, Yelm High School, Yelm, WA

"The text is up to date with most technology. It reflects the tools that should be used in the 21st Century classroom. If the teachers and students are not familiar with the components already, this text introduces them to the technology that is available and used in and out of the classroom. Chapter 1 beautifully introduces the student to the digital tools and uses; it gets the student thinking of how to use their digital components as tools rather than for entertainment. Another great strength of this manuscript is that it addresses career clusters and collaborative based projects. It is business orientated to give the students an intro to business as well as an intro to DigiTools that are used in the workplace! I think this is the most significant strength of this manuscript. Chapter two covers the Internet more thoroughly than I have seen in any past text. GREAT!" -- Kathleen Goosen, Richey Public Schools, Richey, MT

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538741293
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Computer Applications Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Karl Barksdale is currently an instructor at the Utah County Academy of Sciences and is a former instructor at Farrer Middle school in Provo, UT. He has recently been a consultant for Google. Formerly a Development Manager for the Training and Certification team at WordPerfect Corporation, he obtained a master's degree in curriculum from the University of Utah and applied his degree as the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for Provo School District. Later he returned to education as a Business Education instructor. Since that time he has authored more than 50 business and computer education textbooks for South-Western Educational Publishing, Course Technology, Speaking Solutions, and other publishers.
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Table of Contents

1. Technology for Life, Career and Academic Success. 2. Digital Information, Access and Search Skills. 3. New Key Learning Skills--Letter Keys. 4. Powerful Presentation Skills. 5. Academic and Business Writing with Microsoft Word. 6. Smart Spreadsheet Skills. 7. Easy Access Database Skills. 8. Digital Image Imagination Skills. 9. Desktop Publishing Skills. 10. Advanced Word Processing Skills. 11. Web Site Creation Skills. 12. Apps and Gadget Skills. 13. Drawing, Sketching and Note taking Skills. 14. Online Team-working Skills. 15. Personal and Business Finance Skills. 16. Career and Job Search Skills. 17. Interviewing and On-the-Job Skills. Appendix A: Handwriting Recognition. Appendix B: Microsoft Speech Recognition. Appendix C: Number and Symbol Keys. Glossary. Index.
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