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Week   Date              Topic                          Activity Preparation              Homework
        4-Apr    Class Introductions
             1     Information Processing Past, Present, Future
 1
        6-Apr    Introduction to Computers                                      Chapter 1 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 1
             2                               Computer Literacy
       11-Apr     The Internet and World Wide Web                               Chapter 2 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 2
             3                            Student Home Pages
 2
       13-Apr    Application Software                                           Chapter 3 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 3
             4                                      Web Gallery
       18-Apr    The Components of the System Unit                              Chapter 4 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 4
             5                                    Bits and Bytes
 3
       20-Apr    Bits and Bytes
             6                                       PowerPoint
       25-Apr    Input                                                          Chapter 5 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 5
             7                                Word Processing
 4
       27-Apr    Output                                                         Chapter 6 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 6
             8                                Word Processing
        2-May    Storage                                                        Chapter 7 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 7
             9                                File Management
 5
        4-May    Operating Systems and Utilities                                Chapter 8 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 8
            10                             Computer Shopping
        9-May    Review Chapters 1-8
            11                             Computer Shopping                       Test on chapters 1 through 8
 6
       11-May    Communications and Networks                                    Chapter 9 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 9
            12                                    Spreadsheets
       16-May
            13                                   Spreadsheets
 7
       18-May    Society, Privacy and Ethics                                    Chapter 11 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 11
            14                       Application Software Lab
       23-May
            15                        Application Software Lab
 8
       25-May
            16                         Application Software Lab
       30-May    Database Management                                            Chapter 10 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 10
            17                                        Database
 9
        1-Jun    Information Systems                                            Chapter 12 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 12
            18                                     Programming
        6-Jun    Programming                                                    Chapter 13 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 13
            19                                     Programming
 10
        8-Jun    Enterprise Computing                                           Chapter 14 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 14
            20                        System Development Lab
       13-Jun    Careers in IT / Review Chapters 9-15                           Chapter 15 Assignment
                                                                   Chapter 15
            21                        System Development Lab                      Test on chapters 9 through 15
 11
       15-Jun    Catch-up Session
            22                No Final / See you in September!                             All Assignments Due
       20-Jun
            23
 12
       22-Jun
            24
Week     Date     Topic                          Activity                Reading and Preparation                 Homework
           4-Apr Class Introductions
                    Information Processing Past, Present,
 1             1                                   Future
           6-Apr Introduction to Computers                                                         Chapter 1 Assignment
                                                                                Chapter 1
               2                      Computer Literacy




                  This is about you . . . Learning
                  How do you learn?
                  Every other person take a piece of paper. Fold it
                  in half, then fold the crease backwards, then
                  tear the page in two. Give the person next to
                  you one half.
                  Draw a picture of you learning - a sketch,
                  diagram, map or plan. Feel free to use your
                  imagination. Some things you can show in your
                  picture are starting and ending places, the path
                  between, what is happening, where it happens,
                  even feelings and emotions.
       Tuesday
                  The Journey
                  Where are we going anyway?
WHY               Map the class journey - what do we have
                  coming in, what will we be going out, what are
                  outcomes "out there", what is in the classroom
                  "in here" (book chapters, expectations, themes,
                  unifying experience, assessments, …)


                  Being Fluent
                  Annie's Daycare
                  Who do you know that can always answer
                  questions about using computers?
                  Do others depend upon you for answers?
                  Tell the story about the machine password on
       Thursday   Ann's computer



                  History of Information Processing
                  It all started long before 1940…Research
       Tuesday    project


WHAT
                  Chapter 1 Powerpoint
                  Did you read the chapter? Did you find
       Thursday   something you didn't know? Anything fuzzy?



                  Syllabus / BlackBoard
                  Review Syllabus/Calendar/Assignments
                  Using BlackBoard and the class Discussion
       Tuesday    Boards
                  Class Norms
                  What I like to see in a student
                   But first, what do you think about
                   * Surfing
                   * Chatting
                   * Email
HOW                * Gaming
                  What can I do to get you to read the book?
                   Brainstorm a bit
                   - different learners may have different ideas

                  Sample Homework
                  Log into BlackBoard, uwe the Discussion Board
                  for your Chapter 1 Homework Assignment
       Thursday


                  Future News
                  Beta version of a new Google tool FutureNews
                  which lets you search news headlines - by
                  keyword and subject - in the future. What do you
                  think you would get if you entered "hot
                  technology" for 2008. Try the keyword Privacy in
                  the yesr 2020. What would you search for?

                  Compose a search hits page a la Google to
                  show your results...
       Tuesday


                  Fluency
 IF               Literacy. Arrange yourselves into 3 groups.
                  What constitutes "literacy" or "fluency". What
                  skills are needed to survive in a computer-
                  centered society? What skill are needed to
                  survive in other things like Travel, Sports,
                  Cooking? Through group discussion and light
                  research, your group will collaborate on
                  opinions to be delivered to the class. After
                  sharing, the groups return to answer this
                  question for "computer literacy"
                  In the Discussion Board, each team must begin
                  a thread with a brief description of their findings.
       Thursday
                  CIS121 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
                                               Week 1 - Day 1
        This is about you . . . Learning                                The Journey
        How do you learn?                                               Where are we going anyway?
        Every other person take a piece of paper. Fold it in half,      Map the class journey - what do we have coming in,
        then fold the crease backwards, then tear the page in           what will we be going out, what are outcomes "out
        two. Give the person next to you one half.                      there", what is in the classroom "in here" (book
WHY




        Draw a picture of you learning - a sketch, diagram, map         chapters, expectations, themes, unifying experience,
        or plan. Feel free to use your imagination. Some things         assessments, …)
        you can show in your picture are starting and ending
        places, the path between, what is happening, where it
        happens, even feelings and emotions.




        History of Information Processing
        It all started long before 1940…Research project
WHAT




        Syllabus / BlackBoard                                           Class Norms
        Review Syllabus/Calendar/Assignments                            What I like to see in a student
        Using BlackBoard and the class Discussion Boards                 But first, what do you think about
                                                                         * Surfing
                                                                         * Chatting
HOW




                                                                         * Email
                                                                         * Gaming
                                                                        What can I do to get you to read the book?
                                                                         Brainstorm a bit
                                                                         - different learners may have different ideas



        Future News
        Beta version of a new Google tool FutureNews which
        lets you search news headlines - by keyword and
        subject - in the future. What do you think you would get
        if you entered "hot technology" for 2008. Try the
IF




        keyword Privacy in the yesr 2020. What would you
        search for?

        Compose a search hits page a la Google to show your
        results...
Notes




                                                  Prepared by Jeffrey Weiss 7/19/2010                                    Page 3
        CIS121 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Thursday, April 06, 2006
                                                Week 1 - Day 2
        Being Fluent
        Annie's Daycare
        Who do you know that can always answer questions
WHY




        about using computers?
        Do others depend upon you for answers?
        Tell the story about the machine password on Ann's
        computer


        Chapter 1 Powerpoint
        Did you read the chapter? Did you find something you
WHAT




        didn't know? Anything fuzzy?




        Sample Homework
        Log into BlackBoard, uwe the Discussion Board for your
HOW




        Chapter 1 Homework Assignment




        Fluency
        Literacy. Arrange yourselves into 3 groups. What
        constitutes "literacy" or "fluency". What skills are
        needed to survive in a computer-centered society?
        What skill are needed to survive in other things like
        Travel, Sports, Cooking? Through group discussion
        and light research, your group will collaborate on
IF




        opinions to be delivered to the class. After sharing, the
        groups return to answer this question for "computer
        literacy"
        In the Discussion Board, each team must begin a
        thread with a brief description of their findings.
Notes




                                       Prepared by Jeffrey Weiss 7/19/2010   Page 4
Week     Date    Topic                       Activity                             Reading and Preparation                                         Homework
          11-Apr The Internet and World Wide Web                                                                                    Chapter 2 Assignment
                                                                                             Chapter 2
               3                  Student Home Pages
 2        13-Apr Application Software                                                                                               Chapter 3 Assignment
                                                                                             Chapter 3
               4                          Web Gallery



                  Internet Schminternet                                                                                         2
       Tuesday    What do you remember about the coming of
                  The Cell Phones, (Princess Phones) the
                  CD's, Internet Changed Everything
                  It is everywhere. The Internet has assumed a
WHY               What did you use the world at large. to
                  ubiquitous presence in your computerA                                                                         1
       Thursday    Business Applications A survey showed the
                  percentage of businesses that use the following
                  Digital Entertainment
                  Digital Entertainment
                  Learning mean for
                  What does itStyles a picture ,song, or movie                                                                  3
       Tuesday    Learning Styles 4mat overview
                  Chapter Intro
                  Blackboard2 PowerPoint
                  Abridged Powerpoint
WHAT              Chapter 3 PowerPoint                                                                                          2
       Thursday
                  What must you know about running
                  Some word processing features should be used
                  with discretion. Even a spelling checker cannot
                  Envelope Internet                                                                                             4
       Tuesday    Classroom Wide Web                                   The fun begins. First, atudents look up the EP
                  Student has an Envelope
                  Every seat Web Pages Protocol (EP)                   address for the web site they would like to visit. and
                  Use simple HTML markup for effects. Invite
HOW               Downloading and graphic.
                  them to add a picture orInstalling                                                                            3
       Thursday Adobe reader, Flash, Quicktime
                Enhancing Student Web Pages
                  Embellish your Student Homepages
                  Enhancing Student Web other ways to
                  Use images, scripts and links toPages                                                                         1
       Tuesday    Embellish your Student Homepages
                  Use images, scripts and links to other ways to


                  Applying the Web                                                                                              4
                  This project explores web applications.
                  WebSurveyor (team of up to 4)
                   Create a survey to rank the presentations today
                  Google Earth (team of up to 2)
                   Interesting ways to use Google Earth
                  Google Earth/Zillow/Mapquest/ (team of up to 4)
                   Compare and contrast these applications
                  Google Picassa / Hello (team of up to 5)
                   Create a Web photo gallery of student photos.
                  Wikipedia (team of up to 2)
 IF                What it is and how to participate
                  del.icio.us (team of up to 3)
                   What it is and how to participate

                  Each team needs to research the application
                  and prepare a short talk on how to use the
                  application, what it does, and what you think of
                  it. This may involve some of the following things:
                   * Download and install an application
                   * Take photos or create files an upload them to
                  a computer
                   * Upload files to a web application


       Thursday
                  What would you put in a web gallery
                  Add a BlackBoard discussion thread for the
                  following question: What would you put in a web
                                  CIS121 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems
        Tuesday, April 11, 2006
        Week 2 - Day 3
        Internet Schminternet                                                                                       The Internet Changed Everything
        What do you remember about the coming of                                                                    It is everywhere. The Internet has assumed a
        CD's, Cell Phones, (Princess Phones) the Internet?                                                          ubiquitous presence in the world at large. A
        What technologies can you think of that were "revolutionary"?                                               Microsoft vice president maintains that, ―In the
                                                                                                                    long run, it’s hard to exaggerate the importance
                                                                                                                    of the Internet.‖ Bill Gates himself says ―The
WHY




                                                                                                                    Internet is pervasive in everything we’re doing.‖
                                                                                                                    Every student probably is aware of, and many
                                                                                                                    students probably are comfortable with, the
                                                                                                                    Internet. Encourage students to share their
                                                                                                                    Internet-related experiences. (your first time,
                                                                                                                    shopping, gaming, chat…)



        Learning Styles                                                                                             Chapter 2 PowerPoint
        Learning Styles 4mat overview                                                                               Abridged Powerpoint
WHAT




        Blackboard Intro
        Learning Styles Survey



        Envelope Internet                                                                                           Student Web Pages
        Classroom Wide Web                                                                                          Use simple HTML markup for effects. Invite them
        Every seat has an Envelope Protocol (EP) address <row>.<seat> ([1|2|3|4].[1|2|3|4|...]) where row           to add a picture or graphic.
        is numbered from the front to the back, and seat is numbered from the outside to the door. What is           <B>Bold</B>
        your EP address?                                                                                             <I>Italic</I>
        Everyone picks out a domain name for themselves in our classroom top level domain CIS (i.e.                  <H1>Heading</H1>
        cww.jeffrey.cis) and makes an entry in the DNS (on the board) for themselves designating their               <HR>Horizontal Rule
HOW




        domain name(alphabetically) and their address. On the four quarters of a piece of paper, draw and            <FONT COLOR="BLUE">blue</FONT>
        title the same simple image for their ―website‖– each student will make 4 copies of their                    <CENTER>Center</CENTER>
        ―homepage‖                                                                                                  http://www.jagular.com/colors.shtml
        Next, each student selects an interesting domain name from the board (not their own) that they              http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/primer_2.ht
        would like to visit over the Envelope Internet. To get to see the homepage for that domain name             ml
        they need to address a request by putting the Envelope Internet Transfer Protocol address to the
        domain name on the FRONT of the envelope for example EITP://cww.jeffrey.cis. Open up the flap
        of the envelope and write your own address on the INSIDE of the flap.

        The fun begins. First, atudents look up the EP address for the web site they would like to visit. and
        enter it on the BACK outside of the envelope. Each time the instructor says TRANSMIT, pass an
        envelope toward the center. Not everyone always receivces an envelope. Students at the end of
        the row (by the door) hand the envelope to the instructor who will take care of routing it to the
        correct row. When the instructor says RECEIVE, look at the address on the envelope, if the
        envelope you received has your address on it, open it. If it has a homepage inside you have
        successfully visited the site - don't pass it along. If it is empty do the following: Look at the address
        on the inside of the flap of the envelope. Copy the address to the BACK outside of the envelope,
        crossing out the address already there. Put one of your homepages into the envelope and close
        the flap. If you have run out of home pages, leave the envelope empty. If your address is on the
        inside of the flap and the envelope is empty, then a problem occurred visiting the site.



        Enhancing Student Web Pages
        Embellish your Student Homepages
        Use images, scripts and links to other ways to build webs like Tripod / MSN Groups / MySpace
        Check out my script under the Instructor link.
        Try View Source to see what is going on.
IF




        When entering Discussion boards notice that in the toolbar just above the text area is a button
        <html> Use this button to inspect the html markup in what you are writing. Use some of the other
        buttons and see what happns to the html. Try your hand with the html we've learned in class.
Notes




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                                  CIS121 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems
        Thursday, April 13, 2006
        Week 2 - Day 4
        What did you use your computer to do today? This week?                         Digital Entertainment
         Business Applications A survey showed the percentage of businesses that        Digital Entertainment
        use the following software. What is the class percentage over the last         What does it mean for a picture ,song, or movie to be digital Compare
        week.                                                                          analog v. digital
        WP and SS - 100%                                                               What can you do once it is digital?
        Communications (email, db, ppt) - 95%                                            Tom Hanks in Polar Express
        Desktop Publishing - 85%                                                         Tell the X the Ex-Husband in a digital photo story
WHY




        Project Management - 70%                                                         What's your desktop wallpaper
        PIM - 50%                                                                        Do you share with relatives and friends via email,web sites
                                                                                         -but did you hear about the woman who stole pictures from a family
        WP & SS = ?                                                                    sebsite to create her own fictitions family website...?!
        Casual Collaboration (email, chat, IM) = ?
        Formal Collaboration (email, PPT, Blog) = ?
        PIM (calendar, contacts) = ?
        Financial (Quicken, Money, ...) = ?


        Chapter 3 PowerPoint                                                           What must you know about running applications
                                                                                        Some word processing features should be used with discretion. Even a
                                                                                       spelling checker cannot ensure that all words in a document will be spelled
                                                                                       correctly. As an extreme example, the sentence, ―I here ewe deer, but I am
WHAT




                                                                                       busy write now‖ clearly is incorrect, but it would go unnoticed by a spelling
                                                                                       checker. It might be fun for students to suggest other misspelled
                                                                                       sentences that would be ignored by a spelling checker. Will spelling
                                                                                       checkers, thesauruses, and grammar checkers some day eliminate the
                                                                                       need to learn spelling, vocabulary, and grammatical rules? Why or why
                                                                                       not?


        Downloading and Installing Applications                                        Enhancing Student Web Pages
        Adobe reader, Flash, Quicktime                                                 Embellish your Student Homepages
                                                                                       Use images, scripts and links to other ways to build webs like Tripod / MSN
                                                                                       Groups / MySpace
                                                                                       Check out my script under the Instructor link.
HOW




                                                                                       Try View Source to see what is going on.
                                                                                       When entering Discussion boards notice that in the toolbar just above the
                                                                                       text area is a button <html> Use this button to inspect the html markup in
                                                                                       what you are writing. Use some of the other buttons and see what happns
                                                                                       to the html. Try your hand with the html we've learned in class.



        Applying the Web
        This project explores web applications.
        WebSurveyor (team of up to 4)
         Create a survey to rank the presentations today
        Google Earth (team of up to 2)
         Interesting ways to use Google Earth
        Google Earth/Zillow/Mapquest/ (team of up to 4)
         Compare and contrast these applications
        Google Picassa / Hello (team of up to 5)
         Create a Web photo gallery of student photos.
        Wikipedia (team of up to 2)
IF




         What it is and how to participate
        del.icio.us (team of up to 3)
         What it is and how to participate

        Each team needs to research the application and prepare a short talk on
        how to use the application, what it does, and what you think of it. This may
        involve some of the following things:
         * Download and install an application
         * Take photos or create files an upload them to a computer
         * Upload files to a web application
Notes
Week     Date    Topic                        Activity                           Reading and Preparation                                    Homework
          18-Apr The Components of the System Unit                                                                            Chapter 4 Assignment
                                                                                           Chapter 4
               5                       Bits and Bytes
 3        20-Apr Bits and Bytes
               6                          PowerPoint




                    Welcome to the Internet HelpDesk                  Ten Little Twelvetoes
       Tuesday When my CD Drive Died…                                 Counting in different bases- draw two six fingered
                                                                      hands (or feet). (Now don't thake this the wrong way,

WHY                 Cognitive Style                                                                                       1
       Thursday     Our responsibility to communicate effectively
                    Tufte on NASA of slideware. . .
                    Brief history

                    Chapter 4 PPT
       Tuesday
                    Binary Basics
                    Compare counting in different bases.
WHAT                Calculator Demo
                    Visual Presentation of Information                                                                    2
       Thursday What makes a good slide
                    What makes a poor slide


                                                                                                                          4
       Tuesday


HOW             Powerpoint How To                                                                                         3
       Thursday Powerpoint Tutorial (Brief)
                    Slides/Title/Layout


                    Numbers, Bases, and Zeros                                                                             3
       Tuesday      Jigsaw. Break into pairs and using the links
                    provided, learn something brief about numbering

 IF                 Collaboration and Communication
       Thursday Cognitive Style of digital communications
                    Do we communicate differently than other
                               CIS121 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems
        Tuesday, April 18, 2006
        Week 3 - Day 5
        Welcome to the Internet HelpDesk                            0
        When my CD Drive Died…                                      0
WHY




        Chapter 4 PPT                                               Binary Basics
                                                                    Compare counting in different bases.
                                                                    Calculator Demo
WHAT




                                                                    TIA Demo: Computer Architecture & Intaractive Binary
                                                                    Numbers
                                                                    http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_evans_techinaction_2/0,100
                                                                    09,1990997-,00.html




        Survey
HOW




        Numbers, Bases, and Zeros
        Jigsaw. Break into pairs and using the links provided,
        learn something brief about numbering sytems, bases
        such as decimal, binary, hexadecimal, or sexagesimal.
        After 15 minutes pairs count off and pairs of consecutive
        even and consecutive odd pairs workt to build an initial
IF




        ppt. Aftger 25 minutes all evens and all odds combine
        their ppts to create two classroom presentations using
        appropriate techniques. Deliver the presentations.
NOTES
  CIS121            Introduction to Computer Information Systems
        Thursday, April 20, 2006
        Week 3 - Day 6
        Cognitive Style                                          Brief history of slideware. . .
        Our responsibility to communicate effectively
WHY



        Tufte on NASA




        Visual Presentation of Information
        What makes a good slide
WHAT




        What makes a poor slide
        What makes a good presentation
        What makes a poor presentation


        Powerpoint How To
        Powerpoint Tutorial (Brief)
HOW




        Slides/Title/Layout

        Templates/Transitions/Animations


        Collaboration and Communication
        Cognitive Style of digital communications
        Do we communicate differently than other
        generatoins? Does digiital communications
        change how we think? Find and summarize
IF




        evidence that digital media may lead us to
        diffrerent thinking behaviors. Investigate four
        areas: email and IM, cell phones and SMS,
        Powerpoint and Flash, online resources file
        sharing and digital rights management
Notes




                                        Prepared by Jeffrey Weiss 7/19/2010                        Page 10
Week     Date    Topic                                    Activity   Reading and Preparation                 Homework
          25-Apr Input                                                                         Chapter 5 Assignment
                                                                            Chapter 5
               7                               Word Processing
 4        27-Apr Output                                                                        Chapter 6 Assignment
                                                                            Chapter 6
               8                               Word Processing



                    The Keyboard
       Tuesday Despite its drawbacks, the keyboard continues
               to be the most popular input device. Ask
               Effective Word Processing
                    Gartner Futz Factor
WHY
                    Printer Museum Pieces
       Thursday Balls, wheels, ascii art.
                MLA Style versus others
                    Margins, page numbers, headers and footers -
                    Chapter 5 appear on the
                    how do thesePowerPoint printed page?
       Tuesday
                    Microsoft Word Tips and Techniques
                    Formula for effectiveness 0. use template 1.
WHAT                enter the content 2. arrange flow and
                    Chapter 6 PowerPoint
       Thursday Talkabout color versus pigment
                Use Display Control Panel to adjust resolution
                Microsoft Word Tips and Techniques
                    Styles
                    Outline View
                    Follow-along
       Tuesday Microsoft Word - Opening, Typing, Saving,
                    Closing

HOW                 More WP
       Thursday     Tables, Columns, and Sections
                    Posters
                    Clipart and WordArt
                    Posters
       Tuesday Clipart and WordArt


 IF                 Make a Document
       Thursday Note the goal of ergonomics. The science of
                    ergonomics is not limited to the keyboard. The
  CIS121Introduction to Computer Information Systems
       Tuesday, April 25, 2006
       Week 4 - Day 7
       The Keyboard                                          Effective Word Processing
       Despite its drawbacks, the keyboard continues to      Gartner Futz Factor
       be the most popular input device. Ask students
       why this is true. Keyboards generally have two        How would you arrange yourselves along this
       ways to enter numbers — the numeric keypad and        spectrum of experience and know-how with Word
       the row of number keys above the alphabetic keys      and word processing:
WHY




       in the typing area. Ask students when they think      Blissfully Ignorant - Challenged - Run with the
       each set of keys would be used. Ask students          Pack - Armed and Dangerous - Hot Stuff
       which method is easiest to use. Why? Few will say
       key combinations, but this method probably is
       quickest for expert users.




       Chapter 5 PowerPoint                                  Microsoft Word Tips and Techniques
                                                             Formula for effectiveness 0. use template 1. enter
WHAT




                                                             the content 2. arrange flow and composition 3.
                                                             proofing tools and editing, proof printed forms 4.
                                                             elaborate formatting



       Follow-along
       Microsoft Word - Opening, Typing, Saving,
       Closing
       Outline View - Make an outline for your next term
HOW




       paper (Classical music composers, Birdwatching
       in North America, History of the SUV, etc. . .)
       Tables - Make a table of Fruits and Vegetables
       and some identifying characteristcs of each (color,
       size, flavor. . .)



       Posters
       Clipart and WordArt
IF
       Thursday, April 27, 2006

       Printer Museum Pieces                            MLA Style versus others
       Balls, wheels, ascii art.                        Margins, page numbers, headers and footers -
WHY



                                                        how do these appear on the printed page?
                                                        Consider duplexed printing, covers, tabs, and
                                                        binding.


       Chapter 6 PowerPoint                             Microsoft Word Tips and Techniques
       Talkabout color versus pigment                   Styles
WHAT




       Use Display Control Panel to adjust resolution   Outline View
       color depth and screen size                      Tables
       Compare printer speeds


       More WP                                          Posters
       Tables, Columns, and Sections                    Clipart and WordArt
HOW




       Make a Document
       Note the goal of ergonomics. The science of
       ergonomics is not limited to the keyboard. The
       dimensions and placement of the chair, desk,
       and monitor in the workplace are other
IF




       ergonomic issues. Point out FAQ 5-2: What can
       I do to reduce chances of experiencing
       repetitive strain injuries?
Week      Date    Topic                         Activity                 Reading and Preparation                 Homework
            2-May Storage                                                                          Chapter 7 Assignment
                                                                                Chapter 7
                9                    File Management
  5
            4-May Operating Systems and Utilities                                                  Chapter 8 Assignment
                                                                                Chapter 8
               10                  Computer Shopping




                Is all storage alike?
        Tuesday Reflect upon closets, attics, rental storage, safe
                Can you have too libraries, museums,
                deposit, time capsules, much Storage? …
                     How much do you need today compared to an
WHY                  Why time.
                     earlier OS? Not just computer storage, what
        Thursday At a recent technical conference, a speaker
                 from a noted software company told an
                 Is Change always good?
                     Why might people be unwilling to embrace new
                     Chapter an operating system? If you
                     versions of 7 Powerpoint
        Tuesday Disk Anatomy, Dissection, Crash, Defrag
                Disk Dissection
                     Can you see how these work? How are these
WHAT                 Chapter 8 how are they different.
                     disks similar, Powerpoint
        Thursday
                     Multi-Multi-Multi

                Lions, Tigers & Bears
        Tuesday File Management follow along
                     in My Documents create a Zoo folder and three

HOW              Control Panel
        Thursday CREATE A PERSONAL SCREEN SAVER
                 • Use your own personal digital photos to create
                 Disk Tools
                     CHECKING FOR ERRORS IN WINDOWS XP
                     • Use the Error-Checking Tool in Windows XP.
                     Time for a new computer?
        Tuesday Build, Buy, Upgrade, Tune-up…
                Window Shopping
                     For next week, please do one or more of the
 IF                  following. Save some of the Sunday ads from
                     Trading Spaces
        Thursday This is an exercise to explore what you might
                 need to know when purchasing or upgrading a
                 Trading Spaces (cont.)
                     5. Be open to considering different possibilities
                     to purchase, upgrade or just tune-up. Keep in




Notes
   CIS121 Introduction To Computer Information Systems
        Tuesday, May 02, 2006
        Week 5 - Day 9
        Is all storage alike?                                 Can you have too much Storage?
        Reflect upon closets, attics, rental storage, safe How much do you need today compared to an
WHY



        deposit, time capsules, libraries, museums, …      earlier time. Not just computer storage, what about
                                                           other kinds of storage space. What kinds of things
                                                           need to be stored, how are they used, how often,
                                                           how valuable???


        Chapter 7 Powerpoint
        Disk Anatomy, Dissection, Crash, Defrag
WHAT




        Lions, Tigers & Bears
        File Management follow along
        in My Documents create a Zoo folder and three
        subfolders:
         lions, tigers, and bears
HOW




        in the lions folder create simba.txt and tony.txt -
        oh but tony is a tiger…

        now, copy the entire Zoo folder to a diskette or
        thumb drive. Pretend you are at a different
        computer and add a yogi.txt file on the diskette.
        now copy the diskette Zoo folder back to the
        hard disk


        Time for a new computer?                              Window Shopping
        Build, Buy, Upgrade, Tune-up…                         For next week, please do one or more of the
                                                              following. Save some of the Sunday ads from
                                                              computer stores, visit a computer website such as
                                                              Dell, HP, or Gateway and try customizing your
IF




                                                              own computer, visit a local computer store and
                                                              compare some computers. Don't forget printers,
                                                              monitors, sound and game systems.
Notes
        CIS121                           Introduction to Computer Information Systems
      Thursday, May 04, 2006
      Week 5 - Day 10
      Why OS?                                                                      Is Change always good?
      At a recent technical conference, a speaker from a noted software            Why might people be unwilling to embrace new versions of an operating
      company told an audience of information-technology professionals that        system? If you generally were satisfied with your current operating system,
      upgrading to a new operating system would be ―seamless.‖ His listeners       would you upgrade?
      responded with uncontrolled laughter. Adopting a new operating system        When Microsoft released Windows 98, it claimed the new operating system was
      seldom is easy. As a result, no matter what the benefits, people often are   evolutionary, not revolutionary. In other words, instead of being radically
      reluctant to give up their old operating systems. Although reviewers agree   different, Windows 98 built on the model of its predecessor, Windows 95. A later
      that each new version of Windows offered several advantages over             update, Windows Millennium, was a result of Microsoft’s first recognition that the
      previous versions, one of the earliest editions of the operating system,     needs of business and home users are different.
      Windows 3.1, remained popular for years.                                     Is an operating system better off being revolutionary or evolutionary?
WHY




      Despite its advantages and a heavily-funded promotional campaign, a poll     Would they be more likely to purchase Windows XP Home Edition or Windows
      of DOS and Windows 3.x users conducted three months after Windows 95         XP Professional?
      was introduced showed that not everyone immediately embraced the new
      operating system. When asked how likely they were to adopt Windows 95
      within the next six months, respondents replied:
       Extremely likely 10 percent
       Possible 35 percent
       Not likely 53 percent
       Don’t know 2 percent




      Chapter 8 Powerpoint                                                         Multi-Multi-Multi
WHA
 T




      Control Panel                                                                Disk Tools
      CREATE A PERSONAL SCREEN SAVER                                               CHECKING FOR ERRORS IN WINDOWS XP
      • Use your own personal digital photos to create a slide show presentation   • Use the Error-Checking Tool in Windows XP.
      for use as a screen saver.                                                   The ScanDisk utility is not available in Windows XP. However, you can use the
      1. Right-click an empty spot on your desktop and then click Properties.      Error-Checking tool in Windows XP to check the integrity of your hard disk. To
      2. Click the Screen Saver tab.                                               check for file system errors and bad sectors on your hard disk, follow these
      3. In the Screen saver list, click My Pictures Slideshow.                    steps:
      4. Click Settings to make any adjustments, such as how often the pictures    1. Double-click My Computer and then right-click the local disk that you want to
      should change, what size they should be, and whether you’ll use transition   check.
      effects between pictures, and then click OK.                                 2. Click Properties and then click Tools.
      5. Now your screen saver is a random display of the pictures taken from      3. Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
HOW




      your My Pictures folder.                                                     4. Under Check disk options, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad
                                                                                   sectors check box.
      CREATE AN MS-DOS STARTUP DISK                                                5. Click Start.
      • Create a bootable floppy disk.
      1. Place a blank disk in the floppy disk drive.
      2. Click Start and then click My Computer.
      3. Right-click the floppy disk drive and then click Format on the shortcut
      menu.
      4. Click Create an MS–DOS startup disk and then click Start.
      Note: The MS-DOS startup disk only allows the system to boot into an MS-
      DOS prompt. The disk contains no additional tools.


      Trading Spaces                                                               Trading Spaces (cont.)
      This is an exercise to explore what you might need to know when              5. Be open to considering different possibilities to purchase, upgrade or just
      purchasing or upgrading a computer.                                          tune-up. Keep in mind that their computing needs include printers and monitors
      1. Pair up, you will work together with a partner student to makeover the    and possibly some unusual devices for special purposes or accessibility.
      PC’s of another pair.                                                       6. Don’t feel obliged to use the entire budget, money left over can be a good
      2. I will match pairs to Trade ―sPCs‖                                       thing. You may petition for small amounts of additional budget by presenting
      3. Interview your matching pair of students. Learn about the computers       specific, well considered, and well documented requests.
      they own, use or borrow. Find out what they use computers to do or need      7. Prepare to reveal their ―new‖ computers to your fellow pair of students – a list
      to do. Ask about what they find they can do easily and what they find is     of new/upgraded features (and why) and possibly a nice picture or illustration.
      difficult. Determine the kinds of things that you can change to make their   Please itemize a cost breakdown of all improvements.Create a Word document
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      computing experience better. You may find the worksheets in the handout      with headings and styles, a table and embedded images. Introduce the pair you
      helpful.                                                                     interviewed,what you learned about them in your interview and what your
      4. For the two students you have interviewed, you now have the task of       objective was for remodeling or makeover. Show the new system as a table of
      ―redecorating‖ their computers. It may be that not everyone interviewed      components, highlighting the new or upgraded aspects. If you have an image to
      has a viable computer, that’s okay – think of it as an extreme makeover!     show that would be nice. Be sure to list your names as well as the recipients'.
      You have a budget of $1200 (fictitious dollars of course) per computer you   8. We’ll trade back shortly before the end of class. HAVE FUN!!
      decide to remodel and the remaining class time to research and
      redecorate!
Week      Date    Topic                      Activity                  Reading and Preparation                   Homework
            9-May Review Chapters 1-8
                                                                                 0
               11                  Computer Shopping                                             Test on chapters 1 through 8
 6         11-May Communications and Networks                                                    Chapter 9 Assignment
                                                                              Chapter 9
               12                      Spreadsheets




                   Lookup Digital Divide
        Tuesday    What is it - where does it happen - who does it
                   affect???

WHY                Keep Tabs on your Pet
        Thursday movie
                 Jaynee at Fidelity

                   Chapter Review???
        Tuesday    Any last minute questions?


WHAT               Chapter 9 ppt
        Thursday
                   Warriors of the Net
                   Remember Tron? Reboot?
                   Test 1 - on chapters 1 - 8
        Tuesday    Online, at home, open book, open resources,
                   sharing answers is not permitted. I expect your

HOW              Spreadsheet tutorial
        Thursday Old Way / New Way


                   Trading Spaces
        Tuesday    This is an exercise to explore what you might
                   need to know when purchasing or upgrading a
                   Trading Spaces (cont.)
                   5. Be open to considering different possibilities
 IF                to purchase, upgrade or just tune-up. Keep in
                   M&M Colors
        Thursday



        Tuesday


Notes
        Thursday
   CIS121                 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
        Tuesday, May 09, 2006
        Week 6 - Day 11
        Lookup Digital Divide
        What is it - where does it happen - who does it
WHY


        affect???




        Chapter Review???
        Any last minute questions?
WHAT




        Test 1 - on chapters 1 - 8
        Online, at home, open book, open resources, sharing
HOW




        answers is not permitted. I expect your test to be an
        individual effort.




        Trading Spaces                                              Trading Spaces (cont.)
        This is an exercise to explore what you might need to       5. Be open to considering different possibilities to purchase,
        know when purchasing or upgrading a computer.               upgrade or just tune-up. Keep in mind that their computing
        1. Pair up, you will work together with a partner student   needs include printers and monitors and possibly some unusual
        to makeover the PC’s of another pair.                      devices for special purposes or accessibility.
        2. I will match pairs to Trade ―sPCs‖                      6. Don’t feel obliged to use the entire budget, money left over
        3. Interview your matching pair of students. Learn about    can be a good thing. You may petition for small amounts of
        the computers they own, use or borrow. Find out what        additional budget by presenting specific, well considered, and
        they use computers to do or need to do. Ask about           well documented requests.
        what they find they can do easily and what they find is     7. Prepare to reveal their ―new‖ computers to your fellow pair of
        difficult. Determine the kinds of things that you can       students – a list of new/upgraded features (and why) and
        change to make their computing experience better. You       possibly a nice picture or illustration. Please itemize a cost
IF




        may find the worksheets in the handout helpful.             breakdown of all improvements.Create a Word document with
        4. For the two students you have interviewed, you now       headings and styles, a table and embedded images. Introduce
        have the task of ―redecorating‖ their computers. It may     the pair you interviewed,what you learned about them in your
        be that not everyone interviewed has a viable computer,     interview and what your objective was for remodeling or
        that’s okay – think of it as an extreme makeover! You       makeover. Show the new system as a table of components,
        have a budget of $1000 (fictitious dollars of course) per   highlighting the new or upgraded aspects. If you have an image
        computer you decide to remodel and the remaining            to show that would be nice. Be sure to list your names as well
        class time to research and redecorate!                      as the recipients'.
                                                                    8. We’ll trade back shortly before the end of class.
                                                                    HAVE FUN!!
Notes
  CIS121Introduction to Computer Information Systems
    Thursday, May 11, 2006
    Week 6 - Day 12
        Keep Tabs on your Pet   Jaynee at Fidelity
        movie
WHY




        Chapter 9 ppt           Warriors of the Net
                                Remember Tron? Reboot?
WHAT




        Spreadsheet tutorial
        Old Way / New Way
HOW




        M&M Colors
IF
Notes
Week     Date    Topic                          Activity              Reading and Preparation
          16-May 0
                                                                                0
              13                          Spreadsheets
 7        18-May Society, Privacy and Ethics
                                                                            Chapter 11
              14               Application Software Lab




                                                                                                1
       Tuesday


                  National Drivers License
       Thursday movie
                IT Culture
WHY               Personal reflection on my own IT career
                   - good/not so good - exciting/challenging -
                  etc/etc)
                   - Russell culture - people - respect - concensus
                   - Brainstorming for idea generating
                  Question: Look at the characteristics of IT
                  culture to see what parts of the IT working
                  environment will be comfortable or
                  uncomfortable for you as an employee.

                  What is it like to work in IT?                                                2
                  What is IT like in different IT industries like
                  Software, Hardware, Services, (MS, Google,
                  Adobe, Apple, HP, EDS) or high IT industries
                  like B2B, Publishing (Amazon, Expedia,
                  InfoWorld) or high information industries like
                  insurance, banking (Progressive, DiTech, . . .)
WHAT   Tuesday


                  Chapter 11 PPT
       Thursday
                  Code of Ethics
                  ACM, IEEE
                  More Excel
       Tuesday Hands on tutorial

                  Complete spreadsheet with sums across/down,
                  grand total, averages and percents. Create a
                  graph
                  Brainstorming
                Mind mapss/ Concept Maps
                Outlines
HOW    Thursday Brief Visio tutorial
                  Application Interactions
HOW

                    Visio to Word to Powerpoint with Excel, etc
                    Take results of your research and begin to
                    create a short report with numerical analysis and
                    charts, and also create a powerpoint
                    presentation to deliver your report to the class.
                    Use as many tools as appropriate - possibly
                    Visio, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. We will
                    complete this on Thursday

        Tuesday


 IF                 IT Culture
        Thursday beginning 3 day project




        Tuesday


Notes
        Thursday
              Homework


Chapter 11 Assignment
       Tuesday, May 16, 2006

       0                                              0
       0                                              0
WHY




       What is it like to work in IT?                 0
       What is IT like in different IT industries like 0
WHAT




       Software, Hardware, Services, (MS, Google,
       Adobe, Apple, HP, EDS) or high IT
       industries like B2B, Publishing (Amazon,
       Expedia, InfoWorld) or high information
       industries like insurance, banking
       (Progressive, DiTech, . . .)


       More Excel
       Hands on tutorial                              Complete spreadsheet with sums
HOW




                                                      across/down, grand total, averages and
                                                      percents. Create a graph
IF
        Thursday, May 18, 2006
        Week 7 - Day 14
        National Drivers License   IT Culture
        movie                      Personal reflection on my own IT career
WHY



                                    - good/not so good - exciting/challenging -
                                   etc/etc)
                                    - Russell culture - people - respect -
                                   concensus

        Chapter 11 PPT             Code of Ethics
                                   ACM, IEEE
WHAT




        Brainstorming              Application Interactions
        Mind mapss/ Concept Maps   Visio to Word to Powerpoint with Excel, etc
HOW




        Outlines                   Take results of your research and begin to
        Brief Visio tutorial       create a short report with numerical analysis
                                   and charts, and also create a powerpoint
                                   presentation to deliver your report to the

        IT Culture
        beginning 3 day project
IF
Notes
Week      Date     Topic                              Activity                     Reading and Preparation
                   0
                                                                                                             0
        23-May                        Application Software Lab
  8                0
                                                                                                             0
        25-May                        Application Software Lab




                           Did Computers Change Society?         Stoll listens to everyone — both computer users and non-computer users alike. In fact,
                                                                 Stoll decries the “cult of exclusion” or “techno-arrogance” he feels characterizes some
        Tuesday    In his book, The Cuckoo’s Egg:
                   Codes of Conduct
                   Pierce College Appropriate Use
WHY
        Thursday


                   Chapter 11 ppt (revised)
        Tuesday
                   The Eyes Have IT
                   Retina scan identification video
WHAT
        Thursday



        Tuesday

HOW
        Thursday


                   CyberSlacking
        Tuesday    Using computers at work for
                   Are you working?
                   Is it right for workers to use company
 IF
        Thursday



        Tuesday

Notes
        Thursday
Notes
        Thursday
Homework
Week   Date   Topic   Activity   Reading and Preparation   Homework
       Tuesday, May 30, 2006
       Week 9 - Day 17
       What do you mean its not in the
       computet!
       When do you want it there - when not?
WHY




       Chapter 10 ppt                            Data food chain
WHAT




       Access                                    Recipe Database
       Simple Tutorial
HOW




       Recipe Websites
       Have you seen the ones where you can
IF




       adjust the recipe according to how many
       people you want to serve?
       Tuesday, June 06, 2006

       0                            0
       0                            0
WHY




                                                                      Wasting Time on the Web
                                                                        Other
                                                                        14%
                                                        Shopping                                General News
                                                          4%                                        28%




                                             Sports
                                              6%



                                        Entertainment
                                             7%
                                                                                                Investment
                                                             Travel                                23%
       0                                                      8%           Pornography
                                                                               10%




       0                            0
       0                            0
WHAT




       0                            0
       0                            0
HOW




       0                            0
                                0                                                                              0
IF
Week    Date    Topic                       Activity   Reading and Preparation
                Programming
                                                             Chapter 13
       6-Jun                           Programming
 10             Enterprise Computing
                                                             Chapter 14
       8-Jun                 System Development Lab



WHY    Monday
              Homework
Chapter 13 Assignment


Chapter 14 Assignment
Week    Date    Topic                          Activity    Reading and Preparation
                Careers in IT / Review Chapters 9-15
                                                                 Chapter 15
       13-Jun                 System Development Lab
 11             Catch-up Session
                                                                     0
       15-Jun         No Final / See you in September!



WHY    Monday                       Systems
                 …involves the use of variousThinking
                techniques to study systems of many
                A Couple Jokes
                 At the Stop-n-Shop on Memorial
                Drive halfway between Harvard and
                MIT a young shopper pushes his
                overfilled grocery cart into the lane
                marked "quick checkout - 15 items
                or less". The cashier takes a look at
                the cart and and asks, "okay, which
                is it - you're from Harvard and can't
                count, or MIT and can't read?"

                A hot-air balloonist was lost, so he
                called down to a man on the ground
                for help. “Excuse me, do you know
                where I am?” he asked.
                “You’re in a balloon,” the man on the
                ground replied.
                “You must work in an IT department,”
                the balloonist said.
                “You’re right! How did you know?”
                asked the man on the ground.
                “What you’ve told me technically is
                correct,” said the balloonist, “but it’s
                of no practical use.”
                “You must be a business manager,”
                the man on the ground said.
                “How did you know?” asked the
                balloonist.




                Chapter 12 PPT ersatz
Web Stop Café
Explain Café
Web Stop the purpose of the case study
presented in this chapter. Describe
Chapter 12 PPT ersatz (cont.)
Web Stop Café


Have students generate a decision
Decision Tree
table or decision tree that can be




Ask students
Circumstances how a change in one
circumstance might have affected the
                Homework
Chapter 15 Assignment
Test on chapters 9 through 15


All Assignments Due
Monday    Robot Jigsaw                            2




        What do you mean I'm not in the computer! 1
Wednesday
          Gaming TechTV http://www.cs.uu.nl/people/markov/gmaker/ RobotProg http://www.physicsbox.com/supportrobotp



Monday    Figure 10.4                             1
          Vacation example from chapter 10 IM
        Chapter 10 PowerPoint
Wednesday                                  2




Monday




        VB
Wednesday Tutorial                         3
           GoldilocksDividing Coins



Monday




        Models and Diagrams
Wednesday                                  4
           Process, Logic, DataTop Down,



Tuesday




Thursday
www.physicsbox.com/supportrobotprogen.html
Annie's Daycare                                                   Where are we going anyway?                                   Right to Copy?                                                      Business Applications A survey showed the percentage of          Digital Entertainment
Who do you know that can always answer questions about            Map the class journey - what do we have coming in, what will Discuss "What Can You Borrow from the Internet?" on page            businesses that use the following software. What is the class    What does it mean for a picture ,song, or movie to be digital
using computers?                                                  we be going out, what are outcomes "out there", what is in   89                                                                  percentage over the last week.                                   Compare analog v. digital
Do others depend upon you for answers?                            the classroom "in here" (book chapters, expectations,                                                                            WP and SS - 100%                                                 What can you do once it is digital?
Tell the story about the machine password on Ann's                themes, unifying experience, assessments, …)                                                                                     Communications (email, db, ppt) - 95%                              Tom Hanks in Polar Express
computer                                                                                                                                                                                           Desktop Publishing - 85%                                           Tell the X the Ex-Husband in a digital photo story
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Project Management - 70%                                           What's your desktop wallpaper
                                                                                                                                                                                                   PIM - 50%                                                          Do you share with relatives and friends via email,web sites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -but did you hear about the woman who stole pictures from
                                                                                                                                                                                                   WP & SS = ?                                                      a family sebsite to create her own fictitions family website...?!
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Casual Collaboration (email, chat, IM) = ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Formal Collaboration (email, PPT, Blog) = ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                   PIM (calendar, contacts) = ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Financial (Quicken, Money, ...) = ?


How do you learn?                                               What I like to see in a student                                      Gizmos Inc. - 25 years back. . .                              Some word processing features should be used with                The way the original IBM PC worked, games didn't use
Every other person take a piece of paper. Fold it in half, then  But first, what do you think about                                  What was necessary 25 years ago to run a business office?     discretion. Even a spelling checker cannot ensure that all       operating systems and DOS 1 didn't really have file
fold the crease backwards, then tear the page in two. Give       * Surfing                                                            Artifacts:Typeball,Daisywheel,Spreadsheet Paper              words in a document will be spelled correctly. As an extreme     management - but the IBM XT had a 5MB hard drive!!! From
the person next to you one half.                                 * Chatting                                                           Fidelity Fund Accounting Story                               example, the sentence, “I here ewe deer, but I am busy           Windows 3 to Windows 95 MS had to make a consumer
Draw a picture of you learning - a sketch, diagram, map or       * Email                                                             What is necessary today to run a business office? - Team      write now” clearly is incorrect, but it would go unnoticed by    oriented compromise to maintain 16 bit compatibility.
plan. Feel free to use your imagination. Some things you can     * Gaming                                                            Time - Gizmos Inc. (p 147)                                    a spelling checker. It might be fun for students to suggest
show in your picture are starting and ending places, the path What can I do to get you to read the book?                                                                                           other misspelled sentences that would be ignored by a
between, what is happening, where it happens, even feelings      Brainstorm a bit                                                                                                                  spelling checker. Will spelling checkers, thesauruses, and
and emotions.                                                    - different learners may have different ideas                                                                                     grammar checkers some day eliminate the need to learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                   spelling, vocabulary, and grammatical rules? Why or why
                                                                                                                                                                                                   not?




Imagine if you will...                                        From the list of future technologies, pick one you would                                                                                                                                              The wedding cake analogy - interfaces
traveling 5 or 10 years into the future and being able to see believe enough to watch for as an investment in the stock                                                                                                                                             Multi-Multi-Multi
the technology available. Upon returning from the time travel market.                                                                                                                                                                                               commandline v GUI
you realize you now know about valuable new uses of                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Windows features
technology. Tell the class about the most lucrative new                                                                                                                                                                                                             utilities
technology you saw in the future.




Computer Literacy. Arrange yourselves into 3 groups. Your         Literacy. Arrange yourselves into 3 groups. What                                                                                 Here is an website with lots of information about scripting    File Management follow along
task in this WebQuest is to determine just what constitutes       constitutes "literacy" or "fluency". What skills are needed to                                                                   starting very simple. http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp in My Documents create a Zoo folder and three subfolders:
"computer literacy." What skills are needed to survive in a       survive in a computer-centered society? What skill are                                                                                                                                           lions, tigers, and bears
computer-centered society? This is a small group project          needed to survive in other things like Travel, Sports,                                                                           If you like, take a look at the script on my Instructor page -
where each student will choose a role. Through group              Cooking? Through group discussion and light research, your                                                                       just view the page and from the View menu select Source        in the lions folder create simba.txt and tony.txt - oh but tony
discussion and individual research, your group will               group will collaborate on opinions to be delivered to the class.                                                                                                                                is a tiger…
collaborate on a presentation to be delivered to the class.       After sharing, the groups return to answer this question for
Each team must begin a thread with a brief description of         "computer literacy"                                                                                                                                                                               now, copy the entire Zoo folder to a diskette or thumb drive.
their findings.                                                   In the Discussion Board, each team must begin a thread with                                                                                                                                       Pretend you are at a different computer and add a yogi.txt
Each team must reply to the other team threads with an            a brief description of their findings.                                                                                                                                                            file on the diskette. now copy the diskette Zoo folder back to
evaluation. Please use the evaluation rubric (available in the                                                                                                                                                                                                      the hard disk
Handouts Area) in your evaluation reply. Be generous with
your constructive comments and encouragement.



Sort the Pieces. Dismantle a PC and ask the students to        It is everywhere. The Internet has assumed a ubiquitous               Breakfast Chat                                                                                                                 Operations
identify parts and arrange them in the pen tray under the part presence in the world at large. A Microsoft vice president            Text Talk with Reese's Puffs Cereal - Is this what kids are                                                                    Windows Task Manager
name written on the whiteboard                                 maintains that, ―In the long run, it’s hard to exaggerate the         saying in text messages? Put ur txt skills 2 the test!                                                                         Control Panel - Mouse, Display
                                                               importance of the Internet.‖ Bill Gates himself says ―The                                                                                                                                            RestorePoint
Create a hierarchy of key terms SystemUnit                     Internet is pervasive in everything we’re doing.‖ Every student       aEr j00 |337?
                                                               probably is aware of, and many students probably are                                                                                                                                                 Class projects in evans_im_05_proj.doc
If there is time, rebuild the PC describing the pathways of    comfortable with, the Internet. Encourage students to share           http://www.answers.com/topic/leet                                                                                              Personal Screen Saver
data from devices through cables and how the components their Internet-related experiences. (your first time, shopping,              http://www.dgibson.net/fun_and_humor/english2leet.html                                                                         Startup Disk
are secured in the box                                         gaming, chat…)                                                                                                                                                                                       Checking for Errors




                                                                                                                                     Applying Applications                                       At a recent technical conference, a speaker from a noted           Web Gallery - In this project, you are going to create a Web
                                                                                                                                     Review the Chapter 4 handout (Select Handouts from the      software company told an audience of information-technology        photo gallery. First form teams to plan out a photo gallery
                                                                                                                                     BlackBoard menu on the left                                 professionals that upgrading to a new operating system             theme for the evening. (Some suggestions: campus
                                                                                                                                     Follow the directions under Chapter 4). When you browse     would be ―seamless.‖ His listeners responded with                  architectures, plumbing fixtures, vending machines, campus
                                                                                                                                     the handout you will find there are 3 Discussion Questions  uncontrolled laughter. Adopting a new operating system             staff and security, . . .)
                                                                                                                                     and 3 matching Web Projects.                                seldom is easy. As a result, no matter what the benefits,
                                                                                                                                      Applications Software                                      people often are reluctant to give up their old operating          Next, a group of "photographers" (one from each team) are
                                                                                                                                      Word Processing and Desktop Publishing                     systems. Although reviewers agree that each new version of         sent out to capture photographs following these themes.
                                                                                                                                      Office Applications: Presentations                         Windows offered several advantages over previous versions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 one of the earliest editions of the operating system, Windows      While they are out a group of "content managers" (one from
                                                                                                                                     Choose one of the matching pairs. Read the Discussion       3.1, remained popular for years.                                   each team) researches the program called Picassa from
                                                                                                                                     Questions part for some interesting perspectives and issues Despite its advantages and a heavily-funded promotional            Google. Learn how to download it and install it and use it with
                                                                                                                                     to think about. Answering these questions directly is not   campaign, a poll of DOS and Windows 3.x users conducted            digital photographs.
                                                                                                                                     necessarily part of the assignment. What do you think about three months after Windows 95 was introduced showed that
                                                                                                                                     the topics presented in the Web Project part? Reply to the  not everyone immediately embraced the new operating                At the same time a group of "publishers" (one from each
                                                                                                                                     Chapter 4 class activity with your thoughts.                system. When asked how likely they were to adopt Windows           team) researches the service called EasyShare Gallery from
                                                                                                                                                                                                 95 within the next six months, respondents replied:                Kodak. Learn how to sign up for the service and use it with
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Extremely likely 10 percent                                      digital photographs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Possible 35 percent
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not likely 53 percent                                            Finally do the following:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Don’t know 2 percent                                             1. Download photos from the camera.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Organize the photos with Picassa.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Create an online gallery of your photos with EasyShare .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Add a BlackBoard discussion thread with a link to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    team's photo gallery - be sure to include a list of the team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    members




Making Pairs                                                      Has the Internet’s importance been exaggerated? In an                                                                            Why might people be unwilling to embrace new versions of         Class Projects
Make pairs as follows: Break at quartiles - match top of 1st to   article for Newsweek magazine, Robert Samuelson suggests                                                                         an operating system? If you generally were satisfied with your   1. Do you know the guidelines for retaining records at your
bottom of 3rd, then second from top to next to bottom, third      that technologies are historically important when they change                                                                    current operating system, would you upgrade?                     workplace? If so, how long should electronic media be
from top to third from bottom of 3rd and so on. Then bottom       lifestyles or beliefs. Technologies such as Gutenberg’s                                                                          When Microsoft released Windows 98, it claimed the new           saved? Is there a requirement? If you don’t know, where
of 4th to top of 2nd then second from bottom to next to top       printing press, the automobile, and antibiotics reshaped the                                                                     operating system was evolutionary, not revolutionary. In other   could you go to find out this information?
of 2nd, and third from bottom to third from top of 2nd and so     human condition by leading to mass literacy, altering where                                                                      words, instead of being radically different, Windows 98 built    2. Choosing Meaningful Folder Names - Assume that you
on.                                                               people live, and lengthening life spans. Although still                                                                          on the model of its predecessor, Windows 95. A later update,     have the following twelve files on your computer. How many
                                                                  relatively young, Samuelson argues that, to date, the                                                                            Windows Millennium, was a result of Microsoft’s first            folders would you create to organize them and what would
                                                                  Internet’s impact has been less significant. The importance                                                                      recognition that the needs of business and home users are        you name your folders? Look at the following list of twelve
                                                                  of the Internet, and its rank among other innovative                                                                             different.                                                       filenames. List the names of the folders you would create to
                                                                  technologies, could be an absorbing discussion topic.                                                                            Is an operating system better off being revolutionary or         organize the files.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   evolutionary?                                                    Cheesecake.doc Quarterly profits.xls Cookies.mdb Letter to
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Would they be more likely to purchase Windows XP Home            Alice.doc Note to Dennis.doc Ingredient substitution.xls
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Edition or Windows XP Professional?                              Photo of Susan.jpg Appetisers.mdb Annual report.xls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Investment portfolio.doc Pasta sauces.doc Poetry by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tasha.doc
The way the original IBM PC worked, games didn't use              Powerpoint Tutorial (Brief)                                                                                                                                                                       CREATE A PERSONAL SCREEN SAVER
operating systems and DOS 1 didn't really have file               Slides/Title/Layout                                                                                                                                                                               • Use your own personal digital photos to create a slide show
management - but the IBM XT had a 5MB hard drive!!! From          What makes a good slide                                                                                                                                                                           presentation for use as a screen saver.
Windows 3 to Windows 95 MS had to make a consumer                 What makes a poor slide                                                                                                                                                                           1. Right-click an empty spot on your desktop and then click
oriented compromise to maintain 16 bit compatibility.             What makes a good presentation                                                                                                                                                                    Properties.
                                                                  What makes a poor presentation                                                                                                                                                                    2. Click the Screen Saver tab.
                                                                  Templates/Transitions/Animations                                                                                                                                                                  3. In the Screen saver list, click My Pictures Slideshow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Click Settings to make any adjustments, such as how
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    often the pictures should change, what size they should be,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and whether you’ll use transition effects between pictures,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and then click OK.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Now your screen saver is a random display of the pictures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    taken from your My Pictures folder.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CREATE AN MS-DOS STARTUP DISK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Create a bootable floppy disk.
                                                                  Jigsaw. Break into pairs and using the links provided, learn                                                                                                                                      CHECKING FOR ERRORS IN WINDOWS XP
                                                                  something brief about numbering sytems, bases such as                                                                                                                                             • Use the Error-Checking Tool in Windows XP.
                                                                  decimal, binary, hexadecimal, or sexagesimal. After 15                                                                                                                                            The ScanDisk utility is not available in Windows XP.
                                                                  minutes pairs count off and pairs of consecutive even and                                                                                                                                         However, you can use the Error-Checking tool in Windows
                                                                  consecutive odd pairs workt to build an initial ppt. Aftger 25                                                                                                                                    XP to check the integrity of your hard disk. To check for file
                                                                  minutes all evens and all odds combine their ppts to create                                                                                                                                       system errors and bad sectors on your hard disk, follow these
                                                                  two classroom presentations using appropriate techniques.                                                                                                                                         steps:
                                                                  Deliver the presentations.                                                                                                                                                                        1. Double-click My Computer and then right-click the local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    disk that you want to check.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Click Properties and then click Tools.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Under Check disk options, select the Scan for and attempt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    recovery of bad sectors check box.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Click Start.
A Day in the Life . . .
Before class one day I was casting about for something
innovative to bring to class. I'd just finished an email reply
and realized it can help illustrate what I do as a
communicator in my role as an analyst and not necessariy to
show much about what a systems analyst does. I wasn't sure
how it went over until later in the class when it just seemed
easier for others to bring their work experience and stories
into discussions: A very powerful effect!




Learning PowerPoint
After a hands-on tutorial on using PowerPoint divide the
class into groups and ask them to take specific sections of
the chapter slides. Each group is to research the topics on
the slides from material in the book and from the Instructor's
Manual document for Chapter 7.
Improve the presentation to be better for teaching others.
Some may take this as a creative challenge to improve the
appearance. Some may add explanatory information to the
slides.
The powerpoint tutorial and the jigsaw activity may use the
entire 2 hour class period. Reserve the last 20 minutes to
have the students present their results.



Follow-Along
Criteria for good slides / examples of bad slides.What makes
a good slide? Make a list of things to consider when
designing a slide, i.e. is there a way to include more detail or
depth, how many words or graphics does it need?




Internetworking Lab
Using the Web Research Project available online for chapter
12 as a guide, create a Powerpoint presentation. Include a
Title slide and 2 or 3 additional slides to present information
you found exploring the project. Feel free to embellish the
questions as you wish within the general topic of networking.
       Tuesday, June 13, 2006
       Systems Thinking                                                     Comraderie
        …involves the use of various techniques to study systems of many At the Stop-n-Shop on Memorial Drive halfway between Harvard
       kinds. It includes studying things in a holistic way, rather than   and MIT a young shopper pushes his overfilled grocery cart into the
       purely reductionist techniques. It aims to gain insights into the   lane marked "quick checkout - 15 items or less". The cashier takes
       whole by understanding the linkages, interactions and processes     a look at the cart and and asks, "okay, which is it - you're from
       between the elements that comprise the whole "system". Systems Harvard and can't count, or MIT and can't read?"
       thinking can help avoid the silo effect, where a lack of
       organizational communication can cause a change in one area of a A hot-air balloonist was lost, so he called down to a man on the
       system to adversely affect another area of the system.              ground for help. ―Excuse me, do you know where I am?‖ he asked.
       Systems thinkers consider that:                                     ―You’re in a balloon,‖ the man on the ground replied.
       a "system" is a dynamic and complex whole, interacting as a         ―You must work in an IT department,‖ the balloonist said.
                                                                           ―You’re right! How did you know?‖ asked the man on the ground.
WHY




       structured functional unit
       information flows between the different elements that compose the ―What you’ve told me technically is correct,‖ said the balloonist, ―but
       system                                                              it’s of no practical use.‖
       a system is a community situated within an environment              ―You must be a business manager,‖ the man on the ground said.
       information flows from and to the surrounding environment via semi- ―How did you know?‖ asked the balloonist.
       permeable membranes or boundaries
       systems are often composed of entities seeking equilibrium, but
       can exhibit oscillating, chaotic, or exponential growth/decay
       behavior
       From Wikipedia – the free encyclopedia See related information
       under ―complex system‖




       Chapter 12 PPT ersatz                                                Web Stop Café
                                                                            Explain the purpose of the case study presented in this chapter.
                                                                            Describe Web Stop Café. Use Figure 12-7 to show Web Stop
                                                                            Café’s home page on the Internet. Note the suggestion offered by
WHAT




                                                                            Web Stop Café’s chief information officer and tell how this
                                                                            suggestion affects the café’s marketing manager. Use Figures 12-
                                                                            6a and 12-6b to illustrate the marketing manager’s e-mail message
                                                                            to the vice president of information systems and the Request for
                                                                            System Services form submitted to the steering committee.


                                                                                                                             Rules
       Decision Tree                                                                                         1       2       3   4       5    6
       Have students generate a decision table or decision tree that can     Conditions:
       be used for a simple decision, such as determining whether to wear       Temp < 60°?                  N       N       Y   Y       Y    Y
HOW




       a heavy jacket, light jacket, or no jacket depending on outside          Temp < 40°?                  N       N       N   N       Y    Y
       temperature (less than 60 or less than 40) and precipitation.          Precipitation?               N       Y       N   Y       N    Y
                                                                             Actions:
       The decision table might look something like this:                       No jacket                    X
                                                                                Light jacket                         X       X   X
                                                                                Heavy jacket                                             X    X

       Circumstances
                                                                                                                                     Heavy
       Ask students how a change in one circumstance might have                                                  Y                   jacket
                                                                                                      < 40
       affected the steering committee’s decision. What if the time
                                                                                                  Y                                  Light
IF




       employees spend copying and duplicating vendor material                                                   N
                                                                                                                                     jacket
                                                                                           < 60
       remained constant? What if benefits were less tangible? What if                                                               Light
       the economic feasibility was less positive?                                                N      Precip?
                                                                                                                         Y           jacket

                                                                                                                                     No
                                                                                                                         N
                                                                                                                                     jacket
       Thursday, June 15, 2006

       0                         0
       0                         Chapter 12 PPT ersatz
WHY




       Web Stop Café             0
       0                         Decision Tree
WHAT




       0                         0
       0                         Circumstances
HOW




       0                         0
       0                                                 0
IF
Week Date Topic                               Activity        Reading and Preparation
            Introductions                                            Chapter 1
     29-Mar                                   Syllabus
            The Internet                                             Chapter 2
 1 31-Mar                            Internet Software
            The World Wide Web                                      IE Projects
      5-Apr                          Website Software                  1&2
            Applications                                             Chapter 3
 2    7-Apr                          Website Software
            The System Unit                                          Chapter 4
     12-Apr                  Word Processing Software
            Input and Output                                         Chapters
 3 14-Apr                    Word Processing Software                 5&6

      19-Apr                  Word Processing Software
             Storage and Windows Operating System                   Chapter 7
  4   21-Apr                                  Windows            Windows Project 2
             Operating Systems and Utilities                        Chapter 8
      26-Apr                      Spreadsheet Software
                                                                    IE Project 3
  5   28-Apr                     Spreadsheet Software
             Communications and Networks                             Chapter 9
      3-May                      Spreadsheet Software

  6   5-May                           Presentation Software

             Computers and Society                                  Chapter 11
      10-May                      Presentation Software



  7   12-May                          Presentation Software
               Databases                                            Chapter 10
      17-May                            Database Software
               Enterprise Computing                                 Chapter 14
  8   19-May                            Database Software

      24-May                         Database Software
             Information Systems Development                        Chapter 12
  9   26-May                              Programming
             Memorial Day — NO CLASS
      31-May

 10
             Program Development                 Chapter 13
10   2-Jun                         Programming
             Careers in CIS                      Chapter 15
     7-Jun                         Programming
             Wrap-up Session
11   9-Jun
Labs and Homework
Online signup
Assessment Test (optional)
Lab #A: Website setup


Assignment #1: Chapters 1 & 2
(we will do this one in class)
Lab #B: Website pages


Assignment #2: Chapters 3 & 4




Lab #C: Word Documents


Assignment #3: Chapters 5 & 6




Assignment #4: Chapters 7 & 8
Test on Chapters 1-8
Lab #D: Excel Spreadsheets




            Lab #E: In Class Project
                              Group 1
         (Begun in class)     Group 2
            Lab #E: In Class Project
                              Group 3

      (Finished in class)        Group 4



Assignment #5: Chapters 9 — 11


Lab #F: Access Databases
(done in class)
Assignment #6: Chapters 12 & 14


Lab #G: Programming (done in class)
Test on Chapters 9-15
Assignment #7: Chapters 13 & 15
All Assignments Due

				
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