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  1. Computer Applications Mr. Jacobson Room 717

  2. Questions to be answered today • Who is this Mr. Jacobson guy? • What is this class about? • How can I be successful in this class? • What will a typical day look like? • What is expected of students? • What is unique about taking a computer class? • What should the students expect from the teacher?

  3. Who is this Mr. Jacobson guy? • Background in Physics, Math and computer graphics. • Second year at Millikan as teacher. • Eighth year as a high school teacher. • Lead Teacher- USA • What will the world be in 50 years?

  4. Using computers to solve problems Learn computer applications that will help you be more successful in other classes Generate interest in other uses of computers Programs We will use: Word Excel PowerPoint Email Web Browser Fireworks and Freehand What is this class about?

  5. How can I be successful in this class? • Make the most of class time! • Ask questions • of yourself, your colleagues and your teacher • Know where we are going each day. • Read online syllabus and outlines • Seek extra help early and often

  6. What will a typical day look like? • Warm up –keyboarding practice or quick quiz • Short lecture- demonstration of main ideas • Checking for comprehension- various short activities to consolidate your understanding (group reading, quizzes, role playing) • Major Projects- Applying what you have learned

  7. Composition Book for Notes • Stays in class • Place for notes • Place for reflection • 10% of grade

  8. Turning in Assignments • Most assignments will be turned in to Mr. Jacobson via school email. • Some assignments will be checked directly on your computer. • There will be occasional written quizzes and test. • You will keep an organized composition book for notes.

  9. Tool for success- USB drive • There are various names for USB drives • Cheap, Fast storage • Highly recommend getting one for this class, other classes, college. • Will allow you to easily work between school and home on projects.

  10. How are grades calculated? • Grades are calculated on a weighted category basis. “Points” are only meaningful within a category. What grade will you work for?

  11. Bring notebooks and other required materials. Maintain positive, intellectual and constructive relationship with other students, teacher and yourself. Leave distractions (music players, cell phones, magazines, etc.) at home Keep food and drinks away from computer areas. Awareness of teaching mode. (not talking during lectures, raising hand to contribute to class discussions, etc.) Be at assigned workstation when the bell rings What is expected of students?

  12. Grades A, B or C • Grades lower than a C will not be acceptable. • Extra time (lunch or afterschool) will be required to bring up grades.

  13. What should you expect from the teacher? • Positive and energetic approach to each day. • Reasonably fair, consistent assignment of grades. • Provide many ways to learn. • Fun, Funny or funny-looking. (what’s the difference?) • Regular feedback to students and parents.

  14. What questions do you have?

  15. End of Day 1 • Next time: • Internet- Computer acceptable use • Using Mac OSX • Using school email • Keyboarding Practice • Next few assignments using internet research, Word and Powerpoint. • Collect information from you

  16. Using OS X • Log In to Computer • Log In to Network ( Novell Fileserver) • Access Programs • Log In to Email • Saving Work

  17. Internet Acceptable Use Policy • Email is not a private conversation • Internet is for educational use • What to avoid • Using email to threaten or harass • Inappropriate websites • More to come: Details on Internet Use

  18. Network of Computers Email Server District Office File Server Near Library Use Web to Log in Use “Tree” to Log in Your Computer Room 717 Should not need a log in

  19. Student Email Go to Safari (web browser) Select Student Mail link Dialog Box: User Name: IDNumber Password: 6 digit birthday Send mail to:

  20. Login to “Tree” Network • Open dialog box through the tree icon • USER Name: Idnumber.2009 • Password: 6 digit birthday • Hit Login button Extension is your graduation class. Used for logging in to PCs on campus. This password will sync with your email password

  21. Quick Review- Email Where do you click?

  22. Quick Review- Email 123456789 What do you type? Name is your ID number- no class extension

  23. Quick Review- Email Where do you click?

  24. Quick Review- Email What do you type?

  25. Working With Your fileserver • For PC’s, this is called the “N:” Drive • Double Click icon with your ID number on it. • This is space for you to save your work. You can access your work from most computers on campus.

  26. Highlights of school’s website • Check your grades • Get the bulletin • See the Calendar • Lots of School Information • Mr. Jacobson’s class information

  27. End of day 2 Next Time: More OS X Basics District Acceptable Use Policy Next 3 Assignments

  28. Day 3 Warm Up • What does “Internet Safety” mean to you? Answer this question in your notebook on page 2.

  29. Agenda • Warm up • A couple of “Mac” Tricks • Reading the Acceptable Use Policy • Quiz • Email Mr. Jacobson

  30. Objective • You will demonstrate your knowledge of the acceptable use of technology in the district by earning 70% or better on a “Acceptable Use” quiz.

  31. A Couple of Mac Tricks • Different ways to switch between open windows and running programs • APPLE-TAB • Go to the upper right corner with mouse

  32. Acceptable Use Policy • On your desktop there is a file named InternetSaftey.pdf Open that file! Read quietly to yourself

  33. District Guidelines and Procedures • Each group will get a paragraph or two • Summarize what it means in your own words and write in your notebook • Identify words you do not know the meanings of and look them up • Be prepared to “report out”

  34. Quiz • You must get 70% or better to use the computers in this class • 15 TRUE or False- circle your answer

  35. Email Mr. Jacobson • Send Mr. Jacobson an email introducing yourself. Try to include things that make you unique. • In the text, start with “Mr. Jacobson,” • Write a paragraph • In the subject line, include your name and period.

  36. Warm Up Explain in your own words how a student logs into the network and into their email. Use complete sentences.

  37. Agenda • Email Mr. Jacobson (if not completed) • Seating Chart • Practicing Keyboarding • Power Point Basics

  38. Seating Chart Seating Charts model the real world You do not get to pick your co-workers Everyone needs to learn to work together

  39. Keyboarding Practice Objective: Today you will be able to start up the keyboarding program, Mavis Beacon.

  40. Keyboarding Practice Finder GO>HOME>DOCUMENTS>MavisBeacon It will take a while to load so be patient

  41. Power Point Basics Be ready to take notes!

  42. Getting Started- Hands On • Click on Power point Icon at bottom of the screen. • Make a new presentation. • Insert pull down is fun!

  43. Power Point- A Model Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 A sequential set of slides for presenting information

  44. Power Point- A Model Title Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 Each slide can have text, pictures, drawings, sound and video

  45. Power Point- A Model 1 Title 2 3 Text Box of Information Slide 1 There is an order for object on each slide based on the order each object was inserted.

  46. Power Point- A Model Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 Transitions can be defined between slides

  47. Power Point- A Model Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 They can include sound effects and animation.

  48. What good is the model?

  49. Power Point Internet Research How does a computer work? Next Time

  50. Get notebooks Pull down keyboards Start Power Point Get ready for quiz Short Day