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    1. 1. Chapter 3 Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    2. 2. 2 Chapter Objectives  Explain the role of an operating system and list the main operating systems used on today’s computers  Define and describe a user interface and a graphical user interface  Identify the important features of widely used software applications  Describe the advantages of software suites Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    3. 3. 3 Chapter Objectives  Explain how to create documents  Discuss why the use of video authoring and editing software is important for K-12 schools  List and describe learning aids and support tools that help you use and learn software applications  Explain how to work with different versions of software applications Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    4. 4. 4 The Operating System  The   Role of the Operating System System Software – consists of programs that control the operations of the computer and its devices Operating system – contains instructions that coordinate all of the activities of the hardware devices in a computer Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    5. 5. 5 The Operating System    Microsoft Windows  Windows XP  Windows Vista  Windows 7  Windows 8 and 8.1 Mac OS  Mac OS, version 9.1  Mac OS X Mountain Lion Other Operating Systems  UNIX  Linux Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    6. 6. 6 The Operating System  Graphical User Interface (GUI) – combines text, graphics, and other visual cues to make software easier to use Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    7. 7. 7 Application Software  Programs designed to perform specific tasks for users  As a productivity / business tool  Assisting with graphics and multimedia projects  Supporting school and professional activities  Helping with home and personal activities  Facilitating communications Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    8. 8. 8 Application Software  Five major categories of application software Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    9. 9. 10 Application Software  Working with Software Applications  Document - Piece of work created with an application Creating  Editing  Formatting     Font Font size Font style Saving  Printing  Dialog box  Voice recognition  Note taking software  Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    10. 10. 11 Application Software Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    11. 11. 12 Application Software Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    12. 12. 13 Application Software Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    13. 13. 14 Productivity Software  Word Processing Software  Used to create, edit, and format textual documents Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    14. 14. Productivity Software  Word  Processing Software Formatting features  Font and font size  Color  Borders  Clip art  Margins  Wordwrap  Scrolling  Edit  Find or Search  Replace  Spell/Grammar Checker 15 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    15. 15. Productivity Software  Word Processing Software  Editing features  Find or search  Replace  Spell checker 16 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    16. 16. Other Word Processing Software Features • • • • • • • • Auto Correct Auto Format Collaboration Columns Ink Input Macros Mail Merge Reading Layout • • • • • • • • Research Smart Tags Tables Templates Thesaurus Tracking Changes Voice Recognition Web Page Development 17 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    17. 17. 18 Productivity Software  Spreadsheet  Software Allows you to organize numeric data in rows and columns, collectively called a spreadsheet or worksheet Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    18. 18. 19 Productivity Software  Spreadsheet  Software Spreadsheet organization  Worksheet has columns and rows  Cell - Intersection of a row and a column    Labels Values Formulas Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    19. 19. 20 Productivity Software  Spreadsheet  Software Calculations  Formula - Performs calculations on data in the worksheet and displays the results in a cell  Function – A predefined formula that performs common calculations Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    20. 20. 21 Productivity Software  Spreadsheet Software  Charts  Graphically illustrates the relationship of numeric data Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    21. 21. Productivity Software  Database   Software Database - A collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data Similar to a manual filing system 22 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    22. 22. Productivity Software  Database  Software Developing a database  Determine data that you want to keep track of  Define the fields  Enter the data  Use the database to produce information  Database Organization  Database file  Records  Fields 23 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    23. 23. 26 Productivity Software  Presentation Software  Graphics Allows you to create documents called presentations which are used to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    24. 24. 28 Productivity Software  Presentation     Graphics Software Predefined formats - define colors and other elements for backgrounds, text, and other special effects Various slide layouts Clip art / image gallery Slide sorter Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    25. 25. Productivity Software  Presentation Graphics Software  Integrating electronic presentations into the classroom  Nonlinear teaching and learning  Students and teachers create presentations  Can link to other slides, presentations, an d to the Web 30 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    26. 26. 31 Productivity Software  Personal Information Managers (PIM)  Software application that includes an appointment calendar, address book, notepad, and other features to help organize appointments, task lists, and more Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    27. 27. 32 Productivity Software  PDA and Smartphone Software  Uses                 Create documents and worksheets Manage databases and lists Create slide shows Take notes Manage budgets and finances View and edit photos Read electronic books Plan travel routes Compose and read e-mail messages Send instant messages Send text and picture messages View maps and directions Read the latest news articles Browse the Web Use education apps Web applications Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    28. 28. Productivity Software  Software    Suites Collection of individual application software packages sold as a single package Lower cost Ease of use  Common interface 34 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    29. 29. 35 Graphics and Multimedia Software  Desktop   Publishing (DTP) Software Allows you to design, produce, and deliver sophisticated documents that contain text, graphics, and brilliant colors Page layout - arranging text and graphics in a document Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    30. 30. 36 Graphics and Multimedia Software Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    31. 31. 37 Graphics and Multimedia Software  Paint/Image-Editing   Allows you to draw pictures, shapes, and other graphical images using various tools on the screen Paint software  Draw  pictures, shapes, and other graphics Image-editing software  Modify  Software existing graphics Photo editing software  Edit digital photographs Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    32. 32. 38 Graphics and Multimedia Software Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    33. 33. Graphics and Multimedia Software  Clip Art/Image Gallery  Collection of clip art and photographs  Miscellaneous items  Fonts  Animations  Sounds  Video and audio files 39 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    34. 34. 40 Graphics and Multimedia Software  Multimedia Authoring Software  Used to create electronic presentations, simulations, and software demonstrations that can contain:         Text Graphics Video Audio Animation Screen captures Often used in education Delivered on the Web, CDs, DVDs, and portable media players Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    35. 35. Graphics and Multimedia Software  Video and Audio Editing Software  Modify a segment of a video, known as a clip  Add  and remove clips Add special effects  Sounds  Banners  Credits 41 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    36. 36. Graphics and Multimedia Software  Web Page Authoring Software  Allows you to create Web pages and organize, manage, an d maintain Web sites  Many packages allow creation of Web pages  Word processing programs allow creation of web pages 42 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    37. 37. Graphics and Multimedia Software  Web Page Authoring Software  Popular packages  Microsoft Publisher  Microsoft Expression Web  WebBlender 2  Adobe Dreamweaver 43 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    38. 38. 44 Software for School Use  School and Student Management Software  School management software  Centralized program that allows district and school personnel to manage school district operations  Student management software  Allows administrators, teachers, and other staff to track information on students Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    39. 39. 45 Software for School Use Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    40. 40. Software for School Use  Grade Book Software  Allows teachers to track and organize student tests, homework, lab work, and other scores  Often integrates with other software packages 46 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    41. 41. 47 Software for School Use  Educational  and Reference Software Educational software  Software designed for the learning environment  Reference software  Provides valuable and thorough information for everyone in an educational setting and in the family Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    42. 42. 48 Software for School Use Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    43. 43. 49 Software for School Use  Special   Needs Software Software designed for students with physical impairments or learning disabilities Examples  Speech synthesis software  Text enlargement programs  Talking calculators Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    44. 44. 50 Software for School Use Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    45. 45. Software for Home and Personal Use  Personal Finance Software  Simplified accounting program  Track personal income and expenses  Track investments  Online banking and investing 51 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    46. 46. Software for Home and Personal Use  Tax Preparation Software  Guides individuals, families, or small businesses through the process of filing federal and state taxes  Offers money saving tax tips  Prints tax forms 52 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    47. 47. Software for Home and Personal Use  Legal  Software Assists in preparation of legal documents and provides legal advice to individuals, families, and small businesses 53 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    48. 48. 54 Software for Home and Personal Use  Entertainment   Software Interactive games and videos Hobbies Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    49. 49. Learning Aids and Support Tools  Help  Web-based help  Trade books  Tutorials  FAQs 55 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    50. 50. 56 Software Versions and Upgrades  Software programs are designated a version number  Upgrade is a new version designed to replace an older version Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    51. 51. Software Versions and Upgrades  Using Different Software Versions    A school may have a mix of different software versions installed on its computers Determine software version with the software’s About or Information command Older version of software may not open files created with the newer version 57 Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    52. 52. 58 Chapter Summary  Explain the role of an operating system and list the main operating systems used on today’s computers  Define and describe a user interface and a graphical user interface  Identify the important features of widely used software applications  Describe the advantages of software suites Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
    53. 53. 59 Chapter Summary  Explain how to create documents  Discuss why the use of video authoring and editing software is important for K-12 schools  List and describe learning aids and support tools that help you use and learn software applications  Explain how to work with different versions of software applications Chapter 3: Application Productivity Tools for Educators
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