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1 Computer Skills and Interest Survey Name: Phone number: Address: Date: Class: Instructor: Please answer the questions honestly and to the best of your ability. Your teacher will use your answers to plan what you will learn in computer class. There are no right or wrong answers. How do you currently use a computer? Is there a computer in your home? Answer "Yes" even if you don't use it. Yes Do you have Internet access at home? I have access to the Internet at home., I don't have Internet access. Do you use a computer (at home, at work, or some other place)? If yes, how often?, I don't use computers now. but not often (once a month or less). sometimes (at least two times a month). regularly (at least once a week). everyday. Where do you use a computer? Check one or more. I don't use computers now. at home at work at school at the library What type(s) of computer do you use? Check one or more. PC Windows XP PC Windows Vista PC Windows Windows 7 Mac I'm not.

2 What do you use computers for? Check one or more. Typing / Word Processing Internet - General (looking up information, news, etc.) Chat / Skype Social Networking (FaceBook, MySpace) For my paid or volunteer job. Looking for / applying for jobs Education - taking a class, doing homework, studying, etc. Managing money - paying bills, looking at bank accounts, etc. Shopping Entertainment - YouTube, music, games, etc. Why are you taking a computer class? What are the main reasons that you want to take a computer class? (Narrative statement of goals) Please check one or more: I want to take a computer class because: It's a personal interest. I've always wanted to know about computers and now I have the chance. What types of things would you like to be able to do a computer? I need to learn computer skills for my current job (either a paid or a volunteer job). I need to learn basic computer skills I need to learn or improve typing skills I need to learn to use the Internet I need to learn or improve skills I need to learn or improve Word Processing Skills (WORD) I need to learn to use Spreadsheets (EXCEL) Other I need to use a computer to look for a job. If you are working another agency to find a job, please list it. (Department of Labor, Vocational Rehab, Vermont Associates)

3 I need to learn computer skills for a future job (either a paid or a volunteer job). I need to learn basic computer skills I need to learn or improve typing skills I need to learn to use the Internet I need to learn or improve skills I need to learn or improve Word Processing Skills (WORD) I need to learn to use Spreadsheets (EXCEL) Other I need to learn about computers to be successful when I go to college or technical school. Please describe your educational goals. Do you need researching college or technical school options? I need to be able to my children and monitor what they do on the computer. Please list your children s ages, and school and grade. I need to use a computer to manage my responsibilities, like paying bills, getting maps and directions, etc. I am required to take a computer class ( a job counselor, for example). If you are currently working in a paid or volunteer job, where do you work? How do you currently use a computer? What would you like to learn or to learn to do better for your job? Is there anything else you would like to tell your instructor?

4 Tell us about your computer skills. Check here if you are new to computers. You do not need to complete this survey. Can you type using all 10 fingers? I type well. I type a little.. How well do you know the keyboard? I know what most of the keys do and I know where to find them. I know what some of the keys do, but not all of them. I don t know any keys on the keyboard. I don t know what a keyboard is. Can you use a computer mouse? no problem. but sometimes I have trouble., I don t know how to use the mouse. I don t know what a mouse is. Can you use a laptop computer touchpad? no problem. but sometimes I have trouble., I don t know how to use the touchpad. I don t know what a touchpad is. Windows / Desktop Can you use the Windows START Menu to open and close programs, to find files, and to get? Can you resize and move a Window? File and Document Management Can you move, copy, rename and delete a file? Can you create a new file folder? Can you move, copy, rename and delete a folder? In Windows, can you navigate to a specific computer drive (such as A: or C:) and to specific folders (such as My Documents)? Can you use a Windows Search to find a file? Do you know how to use the Recycle Bin?

5 Microsoft Word (Word Processing) Can you use a word processing program to write a letter or paper? Can you use Spell Check? Can you format a word processing document? Can you move and copy text in a word processing document? In a word processing program, can you open, close, save, and print a document? Can you use Word HELP? Internet / World Wide Web If you are given a web address, can you go to a specific website and navigate through it to find information? Can you use an Internet Search Engine, such as Google, to locate information on the web? Can you use the Internet to send information? For example: complete a job application, buy something, register for a service, etc. Can you send, reply to, forward, and print an ? Can you send, receive, print and save attachments? Can you use an contacts list or address book? Do you have an account? Yes Excel (Spreadsheet) Have you ever used Excel? Yes Are you interested in learning Excel? Yes Which of the skill(s) listed above are you most interested in learning? Please list one to three skills. Are there any computer skills not listed above that you are interested in learning?

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