In this lesson, you will learn how technology, initiative, results driven and productivity connect to how you can make technology work for you. Specifically, this lesson will cover:
- Skills in This Unit
- Common Productivity Software
1. Skills in this Unit
As you begin this second unit, you will explore these skills in relation to various digital tools and how you can utilize them in your daily life. You will begin to understand how these tools can help you stay organized and focused on achieving your desired outcomes. You will look deeper at how improving your skills can help you better understand the capabilities of these tools so you can use them in ways that work best for you.
In particular, we will focus on the following:
- Learning more about tools like Word and Online Calendars allows you to use technology to your advantage
- Digital tools can help you overcome barriers that get in the way of success
- Managing your time can help you feel less overwhelmed about starting a project
- Often, the biggest step you can take as you begin any process is the first one
- Digital tools can help you manage your time and create a plan to achieve your goals
- When working with others, being able to collaborate using technology can be tkey key to success
- It is important that you understand the capability of digital tools you are using so your final result is as intended
- It is important to recognize when you are focused on the wrong types of activities so you can get back on track
Throughout the course, be on the lookout for various call outs to help you better see the connections between the skills and the course content.
2. Common Productivity Software
While this course will not review all of the types of software listed below, consider how they could help you be more productive. If one is unfamiliar to you, take some time to do some online research to see if it is something you should take the time to explore.
Type of Software
Open Office Writer
Create letters, memos, newsletters, posters, reports
Open Office Calc
Charts, graphs, data visualizations, simple databases, grade book, invoices
Open Office Impress
Linear presentations, hyper presentations, simple animation
Microsoft SQL Server
Data driven reports, electronic filing system, simple database management system
- Word Processing
- Software used to create documents with standard text.
- Software used to create charts and graphs.
- Software used to display information in an engaging manner.
- Software used to store and organize complex information.
In this lesson, you learned how productivity, technology, results driven, and initiative are all important when it comes to making technology work for you. Your strength when it comes to these skills will allow you to maximize the benefits of tools like Word and calendars. When you use tools like these as intended, you will be more focused and successful both at home and at work. You also explored some common software that could help you be more productive.
Best of luck in your learning!