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1 Applications Productivity Tools for Educators Chapter 3Applications Productivity Tools for Educators
2 The Role of the Operating System System Software-consists of programs that control the operations of the computer and its devices. Operating System- One type of system software, that contains instructions that coordinate all of the activities of the hardware devices in a computer. It also contains instructions that allow you to run the Application Software. Figure 3-1/page 136
3 Using Different Operating Systems Microsoft Windows (Most used)Windows XPWindows VistaWindows Vista Home BasicWindows Vista Home PremiumWindows Vista UltimateWindows 7Macintosh Operating System or Mac OSUNIXLinux (Open source software or free)
4 The Role of the Interface User Interface-controls how you enter data or instructions (input) and how information is presented on the screen (output). Graphical User Interface (GUI-pronounced gooey)-combines text, graphics, and other visual cues to make software easier to use. This is one of the most common interfaces used.
5 Application SoftwareApplication Software-Consists of programs designed to perform specific tasks for users. Also called Application Programs. Software Package-sold in retail stores. example: Microsoft Word
7 Starting a Software Application Figure 3-4/page 139Key Terms:DesktopIconButtonMenuCommandsWindowTitle BarFileFilename
8 Working With Software Applications Key Terms:DocumentCreatingEditingInsertDeleteCutClipboardCopyPasteFormattingFontFont SizePointsFont StyleSavingAutoSavePrintingDialog Box
9 Voice Recognition, Note Taking Software, Digital Kids Voice Recognition-Also known as Speech Recognition.Note Taking Software- sometimes uses Digital Pens.Figures 3-8 and 3-9School Books may someday become obsolete!!!
11 WORD PROCESSING SOFTWARE Millions of people use word processing software every day to create documents.Teachers can increase their productivity by using word processor software to create written documents, such as lesson plans, handouts, parent communications, and students tests.
12 WORD PROCESSING SOFTWARE Create documents with clip artReview the spelling of individual words, sections of a document, or the entire document.Create personalize templates.
13 SPREADSHEET SOFTWARE Organize data 3 basic types of charts used with spreadsheet: line charts, column charts, and pie charts
14 DATABASE SOFTWAREAllows you to create a computerized database.
15 PRESENTATION GRAPHICS SOFTWARE Provides a variety of predefined presentation formats that define complementary colors for backgrounds, text and other special effects.Provides a variety of layoutsCan create a title slide, a two column slide, a slide with clip art, and slides with other formats.
16 PIMS, PDAS AND SMARTPHONE SOFTWARE Includes an appointment calendar, address book, notepad and, other features to help organize personal information.Download Web apps that allows you to turn your phone into a leveling tool; check TV and movie schedules and play games.Students and teachers can benefit from software designed for educational uses.
17 SOFTWARE SUITES Suites are for school, home, and personal users. Less expensiveWhen suites are installed, the entire collection of applications are installed.
18 Graphics and Multimedia Software Amanda Hermosillo
19 Desktop Publishing Software Page LayoutTeachers and students use desktop publishing software, such as Microsoft Publisher, to create flyers, certificates, newsletters and other types of documents
20 Paint/Image Editing Software Paint SoftwareImage Editing SoftwarePhoto Editing SoftwareWith Image Editing Software, users can create and modify a variety of graphic images.
21 Clip Art/Image Gallery Clip/Art galleries provide thousands of clip art images and photographs for use in documents such as letters, newsletters, greeting cards, class projects and presentations.
22 Multimedia Authoring Software Multimedia Authoring Software is used to create electronic presentation, stimulations, and software demonstration that can include text, graphics, video, audio, animation and screen captures.Two popular programs used by educatorsCamtasia StudioAdobe Captivate
23 Video and Audio Editing Software Users can use video editing software to modify video images.
24 Web Page Authoring Software Web Page Authoring Software is designed to help you create web pages, in addition to organizing, managing, and maintaining web sites.Curriculum PageOther Web page Authoring softwareMicrosoft publisherMicrosoft expressions WebWeb Blender 2Adobe Dreamweaver
25 Software for School Use School Management SoftwareStudent Management SoftwareGrade Book SoftwareEducational and Reference SoftwareSpecial Needs Software
26 Software for Home and Personal Use Personal Finance SoftwareTax Preparation SoftwareLegal SoftwareEntertainment Software
27 Learning Aids and Support Tools Using HelpTrade BooksFAQTutorials
28 Software Versions and Upgrades Using Different Software VersionsUpdates and Upgrades