Introductory Computer and IT Technical Education Curriculum

Introduction to Computers & Information Technology guides students to digital literacy that they can apply at home, work, or school. The updates to this edition also cover newer devices such as smartphones and services including cloud computing.

  • Clear language
  • Engaging content
  • Industry standards
  • Flexible online platform

Introductory Computer and Information Technology CTE with Digital Integration

Help students gain understanding and confidence in using various computers and IT devices they will encounter.


Approachable Language

We wrote the book with secondary-education students in mind. Clear writing and objectives along with simple explanations help to demystify computers and other information technology systems.


Engaging Content

Students gain context and depth from the numerous features throughout the book. The practical connections keep them interested in learning more.


Industry-Level Digital Literacy

We structured the book to follow the seven areas of digital literacy covered within the three IC3 GS6 exams for students who want to receive industry certification.


Real-World Applications

Technology@home, Technology@school, and Technology@work features demonstrate how the concepts students learn can serve them outside of the classroom.

Computer and Information Technology CTE Teaching Solutions

  • Digital Literacy Fundamentals
  • Digital Content Management
  • Digital Communication
  • Teacher’s Wraparound Edition

Digital Literacy Fundamentals

  • Fundamental Basics
    Explores hardware and software basics
  • Devices and Systems
    Looks at input and output devices, storage, and operating systems
  • Computers and Peripherals
    Learn how computers work plus identifying and using peripherals
  • Additional Coverage
    Covers utility programs, wired and wireless networks, mobile devices, cloud computing, and security threats

Digital Content Management

  • Skills and Tasks

    Teaches introductory skills in software for a range of tasks including:

    • Word processing
    • Spreadsheets
    • Databases
    • Graphics programs
    • Presentation programs
    • Multimedia


Digital Communication

  • Device Familiarization
    Teaches the latest in communication devices
  • Modern Technologies
    Includes smartphones and tablets plus the network technology they run on

Teacher’s Wraparound Edition

  • Instructor Support
    Includes teaching tips, discussion questions, project plans, and lesson ideas
  • Differentiation
    Differentiation for advance, on-level, and special needs students
  • TestGen Software
    Test Bank with TestGen software
  • Correlation Guide
    IC3 GS6 Correlation Guide
  • Reference Guide
    Procedure reference guide for Microsoft® Office and Google Docs
  • Presentations
    Classroom Presentation options
  • Keyboarding Exercises
    Optional keyboarding exercises

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Frequently asked questions about Introduction to Computers and Information Technology

  • What grade levels is this text appropriate for?
    Grades 9-12
  • What types of courses is this text best suited for?
    This program is designed for introductory information technology courses.
  • Does the course align to any industry certifications?

    Introduction to Computers and Information Technology meets the standards for IC3 Certification.


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