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Using the website (click the link above), add the needed information to this PowerPoint. Save your presentation to your files as “programs.ppt” You may put your additions to the PowerPoint in different colors or f o n t s so that the info stands out. Lesson 5: Programs Also feel free to add clip art to make the concepts easier to remember & add some flare to the powerpoint!
(Intro) Information that travels through your computer is stored on bits as either an on or off signal. Programming- is using bits and bytes in different combinations to represent a code. People who write codes to create programs are called Computer programmers. Programming allows people and computers to communicate more easily.
A program is a set of instructions that tells the computer how to perform a certain task. Copying a program’s instructions from a CD to your computer’s hard drive is the process of installing the program. Programs can also be downloaded from the Internet.
Programs are grouped according to the task that they perform. The following slides list common programs & what they are used for.
Letter Writing Essays Writing Stories
Address Books Mailing lists
Storing Financial information
Encyclopedias Informational programs
Entertainment Games Music Videos
Education Skill Practice Games Tutorials How-to Programs
Desktop Publishing Creating b-day cards Newsletters etc.
Finally.... Programs do much of the work for us. Programs instructs computers in a language they understand. Programs are like translators that allow people to work with computers without learning the Computer’s language.
NOW on a sheet of paper, write the answers to the “Matching Worksheet”Matching Worksheet