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CS 101 Intro to Computers Introductions – Nancy Beaujon – Leestown Middle School – School Phone: 381-3181 ext 1124 – Cell Phone: 338-4212 – E-mail address.

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1 CS 101 Intro to Computers Introductions – Nancy Beaujon – Leestown Middle School – School Phone: ext 1124 – Cell Phone: – address

2 Introduce Yourself On “ Who are You? ” handout, write: – Your name – Phone number(s) – address(es) – UK Activity (e.g. sport) – Year (Fr, So, Jr, Sr) – Where you were born Why are you taking this course?

3 Introduce Yourself cont. Describe your previous computer experience. e.g. Internet only (surfing the net) Word Processing ______________ Spreadsheet __________________ Database ____________________ Other applications _____________ Web Page ____________________ Online course _________________ Closet hacker _________________

4 Survey Which would you find more useful to know: How to use basic MS Publisher skills. How to create a PowerPoint Presentation. How to evaluate and create a web page.

5 Section 203 – Wednesday Text – New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, 9 th Edition June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Oja – NO “ clicker ” Lab Materials – One removable storage medium (eg. 3 ½ “ floppy disk or CD or jump drive) Label with your name and section number You can NOT assignments to yourself and download them once you are here.

6 Course Description An introduction to computing and its impact on society from a user ’ s perspective. Topics: – File management with operating system (Windows Explorer) – Beautification using text formatters and word processing (MS Word) – Computation using spreadsheets (Excel) – Web site critique, design and development (MS Publisher and FrontPage)

7 Prerequisites No specific skills needed

8 Learning Outcomes (Lab) Students will be able to use applications software competently including: – Microsoft Windows Notepad – Microsoft Word (word processor) – Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet) – and web browsers – A web page development product

9 Learning Outcomes (Text) Students will become aware of … – the capabilities and limitations of hardware and software computing technologies. – how software is developed – the Internet ’ s abilities and weaknesses – issues in society related to computers

10 Course Set Up Lab – Specific skills using Windows, Word, Excel, Publisher or Powerpoint – Practice during open lab time – 4 Lab tests/ projects (see schedule) Text – Weekly readings, Interactive Summaries – On-line review and study helps: – 3 Text Exams (see schedule)

11 Lab Projects MS Word (take home w/ open labs) – Flyer – Brochure MS Excel (in class 2+ weeks) – Skills practice – Skills test Web Page – Web quest and Evaluation (take home) – Design and development (in class)

12 Grading Lab – 30% – 4 Lab Tests – Windows Explorer/ Notepad (5%) – Word (10%) – Web Critique Assignment (10%) – Web Page (5%) – Excel (10%) Text – 60% – 3 exams – 20% each Weekly Checks – 10% – More info later

13 Academic Dishonesty Plagiarism/Cheating – You are expected to do all class assignments on your own. – See for link to official UK policy – In my class, minimum penalty drop of one letter grade.

14 Attendance Required: – All LAB TESTS and EXAMS – Also during web site development Optional: – Open labs See class web page weekly for details

15 Expectations Check class web page weekly prior to class – – Scoring rubrics – Text assignments – Practice sheets for Lab Tests – Class announcements / news Closings due to weather or FCPS schedule

16 On-line Help Use the text book ’ s web site for: – Interactive Summaries – Extra Study Helps: Crossword Puzzle

17 Important Note If Fayette County Schools are CLOSED, there will be NO CLASS. (Snow Days and Fayette County Spring Break)


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