Introduction to Computers

 

NOCCCD SCE

COMP/100

CRN#: 81063

e-mail me: cwilkerson@sce.edu

Text Book:  Welcome to the World of Computers, 3rd Edition  ISBN: 9781591363323

Student Web Page

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Grading

Intro to Computers Syllabus

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CLASS 1     Getting Your First Look

Resources

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CLASS 2     Starting Programs

  • Review Lesson 1
  • Working with the Start Menu
  • Controlling Program Windows
  • Taskbar
  • Using Program Commands
  • Saving Your Work
  • Exercises
  • Moodle
      • To sign-in:
        • Go to the menu on my website and select Moodle
        • Click on “Log in” on the top right corner
        • Username:  First Initial Last Name (no caps, no commas, no spaces).
        • Password:  Your student ID ( no @ )
          • Example:  John Chow ID# @123456789
            • Username: jchow
            • Password: 123456789
        • How to upload an assignment to Moodle:
          1. Click ‘Upload a File’
          2. Click ‘Choose a file…’
          3. Click ‘Upload a File’
          4. Click ‘Browse’
          5. Choose the file from your local drive or flash and click ‘Open’
          6. Click ‘Upload this file’
          7. Click ‘Save changes’
          8. Page loads back to assignment page
  • LAB
    • Hands-On 2.10, Draw in the Paint Program – Save on your flash drive.  TURN-IN to Moodle

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CLASS 3     Using a Word Processor

  • Review Lesson 2
  • Pin Commands to the Start Menu
  • Pin and Unpin a Program to the Taskbar
  • Practice Typing on WordPad
  • Compare Drop Down Menus, Hands-On 2.9
  • LAB
    • Hands-On 2.15, Practice Basic Typing in WordPad.   Turn in to Moodle.

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CLASS 4     Using a Word Processor

  • Review how to Save files on a Flash Drive
  • Introducing the Word window
  • Typing Text in Word
  • Printing
  • Proofreading Aids
  • Cut, Copy & Paste
  • Saving a Document
  • Hands-On 3.1 – 3.12
  • LAB
    • Write a page about your goal.  It could be about your professional or personal goal.  First write an outline on a piece of paper to put your thoughts together.  Then type in Word.  You page must include:
      • First Name, Last Name, Class Title, Semester, Instructor’s Name on upper left hand side
      • Paragraph Title
      • Bullet points or numbers
      • 1″ Margins
      • Do not separate sentences on different lines.  Only if it’s a new paragraph.
      • 1 page maximum
      • Be Creative!
      • Save As “My Goals” Word document onto a flash drive and Turn in on Moodle
  • Homework
    • Bring a picture of yourself either on your flash drive or your digital camera with its USB cable to the next class meeting

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CLASS 5     Working with Files

  • LAB

Sample Page with Picture

  • Homework – Folders PRT SCN

    • Create a Folder in your flash drive and call it “Intro to Computers Summer 2012″
    • Within that folder create 8 folders: “Lesson 1″, “Lesson 2″,…
    • In “Lesson 2″ folder, insert
      • Hands-On 2.1 your “My signature” drawing of you
      • Try This at Home 2.1, Create a Map
      • Hands-On 2.15, Memo to Ted Edwards
    • In “Lesson 3″ folder, insert
      • Your Goal page
      • Your Goal page with your picture
    • Do a PRT SCN showing all these folders in the “Computer”directory with the arrows dropped down to see all the contents.  Then Open Word and insert the image and save the document as “Folders PRT SCR”.  Save it to “Lesson 4″ folder.
    • Turn-in to Moodle

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CLASS 6     Browsing Web Pages

  • Review Lesson 4 & Unit 1
  • Define the Internet
  • Navigate to web pages by typing in the browser’s address bar
  • Describe how a computer connects to the Internet
  • Navigate in a website via hyperlinks
  • Navigate using the browser’s controls
  • Browse web pages in full-screen view
  • LAB
  • HOMEWORK
    • Skill Builder 5.2
      • Do a PRT SCN of a Homepage of one of the above websites that you like.
      • Open Word.  Type “Skill Builder 5.2″ on the top of the page and center it
      • Press Enter twice and make sure cursor is centered
      • Paste the image
      • Do a Save As onto your flashdrive: “Skill Builder 5.2″
      • Turn in to Moodle
    • Take Unit 1 Test on Moodle

Resources

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CLASS 7     Searching for Websites

  • Review Lesson 5
  • Using the Instant Search Box
  • Performing Basic Keyword Searches
  • Using Tabbed Browsing
  • Book-marking Favorite Websites
  • Printing Webpages

Resources

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CLASS 8     Sending & Receiving Email

  • Review Lesson 6
  • HOMEWORK
    • Do a Print Screen of the last screen of Skill Builder 7.3 (Above)
    • Open Word or WordPad
    • Type the title: Skill Builder 7.3, Center it and Bold it
    • Press Enter twice and click on Paste to insert the image of your PRINT SCREEN
    • Save As Skill Builder 7.3 on your flash
    • Upload to Moodle

Resources

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CLASS 9     Sending & Receiving Attachments

 

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CLASS 10    Sending & Receiving Attachments

  • Review Lesson 8

Resources

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CLASS 11    Review

  • LAB
    • Work on Final Project

Resources

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CLASS 12     Review

  • Review
  • LAB
    • Finish & Turn-in Final Project

 

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Final Project

Due on the last day of class

1.

  • In the “To” box enter:  charmaineusa@hotmail.com
  • cc yourself
  • In the subject line type your First Name Last Name pic. ex: John Smith pic
  • In the body write me a note and let me know if I have permission to use your pic in our class website
  • Attach your picture that you took in class using the “Attachments” paper clip icon
  • Click on Send

2.

  • Send me an email from your hotmail account with the following:
    • Send email to same address as above
    • cc yourself
    • Subject:  Final #2
    1. In the Insert Bar, Select “Photos”, “Web Images” and select and search for a photo that depicts what you will be doing during the summer break
    2. Under “From Bing”
      • Select “Maps and Places” and type in NOCCCD Anaheim in the Search box and click on the search icon.  You will get a map of the campus I will be teaching at in the Fall.  At the bottom of the map click “Insert” and it will place it in the body of the email
    3. Under “From Bing”
      • Select “Movies and Showtimes” and select the movie that you want to see over the summer break and click on “Insert” at the bottom of the movie description to place it in the email
    4. Write me a note in the body

3.

Have Fun!

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