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Applications: Word-Processing, Spreadsheet & Database

  1. 1. Instructional Computer TECH2111 Dr. Alaa Sadik Instructional & Learning Technologies Department www.alaasadik.net/courses/tech2111 [email_address]
  2. 2. Instructional Computer TECH2111 Applications Word-Processing, Spreadsheet & Database Lecture Five
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Why use applications? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it faster to produce and organize instructional materials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve appearance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce polished-looking materials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and keep precise records and materials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage cooperative group-learning activities. </li></ul></ul>Applications Word-Processing, Spreadsheet & Database
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features and capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using applications in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching students to use applications </li></ul></ul>Applications Word-Processing, Spreadsheet & Database
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Definition of word processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features and capabilities of word processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages of using word processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using word processing in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching students to use word processing </li></ul></ul>Word-Processing
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Definition of word processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The creation, input, editing, and production of words in documents and texts by means of a computer system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of word processing software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer programs that allow documents to be typed, revised, formatted and printed quickly and efficiently. </li></ul></ul>Word-Processing
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Features and capabilities of word processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storing documents for later use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erasing and inserting text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching and replacing words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving or copying text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrapping lines and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justifying text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checking and correcting spelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviewing style and grammar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating tables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inserting and editing graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracking changes </li></ul></ul>Word-Processing
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Advantages of using word processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time savings modify documents instead of creating new ones, correct more quickly… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better appearances documents look more professionals, polished, accurate typing, appropriate font size, good-looking fonts… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared methods sharing documents easily among students, exchange ideas, edit others’ materials, track changes… </li></ul></ul>Word-Processing
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Using word processing in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to create: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Welcome and permission letters for events and trips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List of class rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodic student progress letters to parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequently exercises and exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student information sheets and handouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual reports for the school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports and assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language writing and structure activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign language activities </li></ul></ul>Word-Processing
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Teaching students to use word processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealing with toolbars and menus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving cursor and typing correctly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlighting and changing text font and size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naming and saving files in different formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjusting margins and page prosperities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inserting objects (e.g. equations) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching and replacing words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing and editing graphics </li></ul></ul>Word-Processing
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Definition of spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features and capabilities of spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages of using spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using spreadsheets in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching students to use spreadsheets </li></ul></ul>Spreadsheets
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Definition of spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A spreadsheet is a table, grid or matrix of data that shows data in rows and columns and used to perform a wide variety of simple to complex calculations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of spreadsheets software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A computer program that allows the user to enter text and numbers into a table with rows and columns, and then maintain and manipulate those numbers using the table structure. </li></ul></ul>Spreadsheets
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>Features and capabilities of spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculations and comparisons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic recalculations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copying of cells </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lining up information in columns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of graphs that correspond to data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of custom functions </li></ul></ul>Spreadsheets
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Advantages of using spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving time calculate quickly, recalculate easily, update data faster… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating charts create different types of chars, chart wizard, chart prosperities… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answering “what if” questions (problem-solving) visualize the impact of changes, recalculate changes, transform data… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation play with numbers, immediate feedback, explore the relationship between inputs and outputs… </li></ul></ul>Spreadsheets
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>Using spreadsheets in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to create: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Score and record keeping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance charts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timetables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illustration of abstract concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphical demonstration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem-solving activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing formulas and solutions </li></ul></ul>Spreadsheets
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Teaching students to use spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format cells </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop formulas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visualize numerical data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automate calculations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange data </li></ul></ul>Spreadsheets
  17. 17. <ul><ul><li>Definition of databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features and capabilities of databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages of using databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using databases in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching students to use databases </li></ul></ul>Databases
  18. 18. <ul><ul><li>Definition of databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A database is a system designed to store information in a way that makes it easy to locate later. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of database software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer programs that allow users to store, organize, and manipulate information, including both text and numerical data. </li></ul></ul>Databases
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>Features and capabilities of databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing changes to information (not document) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sorting information alphabetically or numerically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching for information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically creating reports or summaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Merging with word-processing documents </li></ul></ul>Databases
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>Advantages of using databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing data redundancy multiple location access, central database, customized reports… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifying access unique identifier, simple interface, accessible forms… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving time easily make changes, central access, anytime access… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing comparisons of information searching data, filtering of data, sorting data… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safeguarding privacy and security secure access, different levels of access, data backup </li></ul></ul>Databases
  21. 21. <ul><ul><li>Using databases in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Inventorying and locating instructional resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply teachers’ and students’ information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Store and retrieve records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan instruction and enhance learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design research and study skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance problem-solving and decision-making skills </li></ul></ul>Databases
  22. 22. <ul><ul><li>Teaching students to use databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a new database using Wizard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create new tables by entering data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create forms in design mode </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the different between database components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export data to Word document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search and filter data </li></ul></ul>Databases
  23. 23. Discussion & Conclusion

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