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    1. 1. Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators Chapter 3
    2. 2. Chapter Objectives <ul><li>Explain the role of an operating system and list the main operating systems used on today’s computers </li></ul><ul><li>Define and describe a user interface and a graphical user interface </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the important features of widely used software applications </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the advantages of software suites </li></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    3. 3. Chapter Objectives <ul><li>Explain how to create documents </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss why the use of video authoring and editing software is important for K-12 schools </li></ul><ul><li>List and describe learning aids and support tools that help you use and learn software applications </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how to work with different versions of software applications </li></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    4. 4. The Operating System <ul><li>The Role of the Operating System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>System Software – consists of programs that control the operations of the computer and its devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operating system – contains instructions that coordinate all of the activities of the hardware devices in a computer </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    5. 5. The Operating System <ul><li>Microsoft Windows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows XP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Vista </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mac OS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac OS, version 9.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac OS X </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Operating Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UNIX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    6. 6. The Operating System <ul><li>Graphical User Interface (GUI) – combines text, graphics, and other visual cues to make software easier to use </li></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    7. 7. Application Software <ul><li>Programs designed to perform specific tasks for users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a productivity / business tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisting with graphics and multimedia projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting school and professional activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping with home and personal activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating communications </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    8. 8. Application Software <ul><li>Five major categories of application software </li></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    9. 9. Application Software <ul><li>Working with Software Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document - Piece of work created with an application program and saved on disk with a unique file name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formatting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Font size </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Font style </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saving </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Printing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dialog box </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voice recognition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note taking software </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    10. 10. Application Software Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    11. 11. Application Software Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    12. 12. Application Software Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    13. 13. Productivity Software <ul><li>Word Processing Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to create, edit, and format textual documents </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    14. 14. Productivity Software <ul><li>Word Processing Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formatting features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Font and font size </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Borders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clip art </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Margins </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wordwrap </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scrolling </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    15. 15. Productivity Software <ul><li>Word Processing Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Editing features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find or search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spell checker </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    16. 16. Productivity Software <ul><li>Spreadsheet Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to organize numeric data in rows and columns, collectively called a worksheet or spreadsheet </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    17. 17. Productivity Software <ul><li>Spreadsheet Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worksheet has columns and rows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cell - Intersection of a row and a column </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Labels </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formulas </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    18. 18. Productivity Software <ul><li>Spreadsheet Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formula - Performs calculations on data in the worksheet and displays the results in a cell </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Function – A predefined formula that performs commonplace calculations </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    19. 19. Productivity Software <ul><li>Spreadsheet Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphically illustrates the relationship of numeric data </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    20. 20. Productivity Software <ul><li>Database Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Database - A collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar to a manual filing system </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    21. 21. Productivity Software <ul><li>Database Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing a database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Determine data that you want to keep track of </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Define the fields </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter the data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the database to produce information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Database file </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Records </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fields </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    22. 22. Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    23. 23. Productivity Software <ul><li>Presentation Graphics Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to create documents called presentations which are used to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    24. 24. Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators Productivity Software
    25. 25. Productivity Software <ul><li>Presentation Graphics Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Predefined formats - define colors and other elements for backgrounds, text, and other items on the slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Various slide layouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clip art / image gallery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide sorter </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    26. 26. Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators Productivity Software
    27. 27. Productivity Software <ul><li>Presentation Graphics Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating electronic presentations into the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nonlinear teaching and learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students and teachers create presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can link presentations to the Web </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    28. 28. Productivity Software <ul><li>Personal Information Managers (PIM) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software application that includes an appointment calendar, address book, notepad, and other features to help organize appointments, task lists, and more </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    29. 29. Productivity Software <ul><li>Software Suite and Integrated Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of individual application software packages sold as a single package </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Common interface </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated software packages </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    30. 30. Graphics and Multimedia Software <ul><li>Desktop Publishing (DTP) Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to design, produce, and deliver sophisticated documents that contain text, graphics, and brilliant colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page layout - arranging text and graphics in a document </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    31. 31. Graphics and Multimedia Software Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    32. 32. Graphics and Multimedia Software <ul><li>Paint/Image-Editing Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to draw pictures, shapes, and other graphical images using various tools on the screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paint software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draw pictures, shapes, and other graphics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image-editing software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modify existing graphics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo editing software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Edit digital photographs </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    33. 33. Graphics and Multimedia Software Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    34. 34. Graphics and Multimedia Software <ul><li>Clip Art/Image Gallery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of clip art and photographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fonts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sounds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video and audio clips </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    35. 35. Graphics and Multimedia Software <ul><li>Multimedia Authoring Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to create electronic interactive presentations that include text, video, audio, and animation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often used in education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivered on the Web, CDs, DVDs, and portable media players </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    36. 36. Graphics and Multimedia Software <ul><li>Video and Audio Editing Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify a segment of a video, known as a clip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add and remove clips </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add special effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sounds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Banners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    37. 37. Graphics and Multimedia Software <ul><li>Web Page Authoring Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to create Web pages and organize, manage, and maintain Web sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many packages allow creation of Web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word processing programs allow creation of web pages </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    38. 38. Graphics and Multimedia Software <ul><li>Web Page Authoring Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Popular packages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FrontPage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Publisher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WebBlender </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Dreamweaver </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    39. 39. Software for School Use <ul><li>School and Student Management Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School management software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Centralized program that allows district and school personnel to manage school district operations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student management software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows administrators, teachers, and other staff to track information on students </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    40. 40. Software for School Use <ul><li>Grade Book Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows teachers to track and organize student tests, homework, lab work, and other scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often integrates with other software packages </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    41. 41. Software for School Use <ul><li>Educational and Reference Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software designed for the learning environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides valuable and thorough information for everyone in an educational setting and in the family </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    42. 42. Software for School Use <ul><li>Special Needs Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software designed for students with physical impairments or learning disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speech synthesis software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software with text enlargement features </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Talking software </li></ul></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    43. 43. Software for School Use Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    44. 44. Software for Home and Personal Use <ul><li>Personal Finance Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplified accounting program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track personal income and expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track investments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online banking and investing </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    45. 45. Software for Home and Personal Use <ul><li>Tax Preparation Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guides individuals, families, or small businesses through the process of filing federal and state taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer money saving tax tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prints tax forms </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    46. 46. Software for Home and Personal Use <ul><li>Legal Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists in preparation of legal documents and provides legal advice </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    47. 47. Software for Home and Personal Use <ul><li>Entertainment Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive games and videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    48. 48. Learning Aids and Support Tools <ul><li>Help </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>FAQs </li></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    49. 49. Software Versions and Upgrades <ul><li>Software programs are designated a version number </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade is a new version designed to replace an older version </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows upgrade (XP to Vista) </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    50. 50. Software Versions and Upgrades <ul><li>Using Different Software Versions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A school may have a mix of different software versions installed on its computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine software version with the software’s About or Information command </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Older version of software may not open files created with the newer version </li></ul></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    51. 51. Chapter Summary <ul><li>Explain the role of an operating system and list the main operating systems used on today’s computers </li></ul><ul><li>Define and describe a user interface and a graphical user interface </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the important features of widely used software applications </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the advantages of software suites </li></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    52. 52. Chapter Summary <ul><li>Explain how to create documents </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss why the use of video authoring and editing software is important for K-12 schools </li></ul><ul><li>List and describe learning aids and support tools that help you use and learn software applications </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how to work with different versions of software applications </li></ul>Chapter 3: Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators
    53. 53. Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators Chapter 3 Complete

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