The second week for Soronko Rotary Girls Coding Project kicked off on Tuesday, 26th January 2021 with the participants going over the previous week’s lessons and going through the course outline.
The trainer, Miss Oreo introduced the participants to HTML and CSS. We primarily use HTML which stands for Hypertext Markup Language in building web pages whilst CSS, known as cascading style sheets, is a style sheet language used to describe the look and formatting of a document written in a markup language.
The class learned about software and its various types. The participants got an insight into how application software works and what makes it different from system software. She tasked the class to identify key software on their PC and also list a few on mobile devices.
The session ended with an overview of certain features of the file explorer on Windows with the ladies learning about how to minimize, maximize and close files and documents. The ladies had an exercise on typing with speedtypingonline.com/typing.
On Thursday, the participants were taken through Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word is a word processing application that enables users to create word documents such as letters, reports, CVs, resumes and more. The ladies were taken through the essential formatting features such as Fonts, font size, font style, text alignment and spacing. They also learnt about editing features such as undo, redo, copy, paste and cut.
To wrap up, the trainer, Miss Oreo gave the students a sample word document containing a letter to edit to a standard letter structure using what they’ve learnt.
The week was extremely productive for the participants, as there were loads of practical activities and assignments tasked to them; this pushed them to deliver their best and revise what they’ve learnt whilst at home.