Basic computer literacy is essential lor success in the world we live in. Computers today are part and parcel of our lives.This series Desktop for Classes 1 to 8 (Based on Windows 7 and MS Office 2010) has been written in strict conformity with the CCE guidelines of CBSE and has also taken into account the present and future syllabi needs of various prestigious boards of national repute. This series also takes into account the IT competencies and assessment at different school stages as given in the latest NCF.
This series adopts a user-friendly and interactive approach to the use of computers for young learners. The content in the books has been kept simple and has been suitably graded for each level. The text is interspersed with activities and in-text exercises that are stimulating and learner-centered.
Each chapter has plenty of illustrations and subject matter along with screen shots for explanation and easy understanding.
This series covers the basics of computers and internet services (with online shopping). The MS Office focusses on the main software comprising of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Access. Beside this. Adobe Flash and Adobe Dreamweaver have also been taken up. MSW Logo at primary level and QBASIC at middle level give an introduction to the concepts of computer programming.
Some Salient Features of the Books in the Series are :
Computer Etiquette : This teaches computer etiquette in a child friendly manner.
Cool Tip :This gives students useful tips on the various options available for different operations.
Must Know :This gives some essential points which a student must know.
Check Your Knowledge : In-text exercises to reinforce learning.
Now You Know :This summarises the main points of the chapter for quick recapitulation.
Key Terms : This gives the important terms a student comes across in the chapter along with their definitions.
Useful Shortcuts :This provides time-saving keyboard shortcuts for menu commands.
Exercises : These provide a variety of questions to comprehensively check the students on the theoretical understanding of the concepts learnt
In the Lab : This provides situation-based practical questions that are to be tried hands-on.
Teacher's Note :These will help the teachers to make the chapter more meaningful and interesting.
CD : The CDprovides animation to explain the Practical Part of the subject matter explained in the Books and Interactive exercises to check the understanding of the concepts learnt.