HIGH SCHOOL: COMPUTER LITERACY & SOCIALISING
Suddenly it wasn't just about being a genius anymore. Picture a tall girl, poppy seed complexion and hair that mimics a porcupine. I came to this jungle thinking that all I need was my brains but this was a whole new dynamic. It was not just about having the brains it was about having both the brains and a brotherhood or sisterhood that you belong to.
One had to be smart in the sisterhood that they chose. I had to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the different sporting activities offered. I chose to be one of the sisters of the admired hockey sporting teams. I was a natural! I became one with the stick and the idea of my hamstring pulsating, my forehead glistening with sweat and my calves aching the next day just made my mouth start salivating. By the eleventh grade I was a part of the under 19 hockey team and the co-captain.
Computer Literacy entails being able to us computers or any technologies based on the basic or professional computing skills you may have.
In the tenth grade I was introduced to the academic subject, Computer Applications Technology and my literacy in computers seemed to advance into something great. Being called out of an English class to go help our history teacher setup the projector for the day's lesson was a great confidence booster, but it was not always that great.
I remember in grade 8 when we had our Afrikaans literature assignment and we had to navigate to a folder on the desktop using the mouse. I was so confused that i physically lifted the mouse and dragged across the monitor. Yet today I have people coming to my door asking for assistance with upgrades and installations and things as simple as rotating images in word documents