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  • Discuss systems thinking and a modern PC system
  • Have a poster competition to demonstrate and compare.
  • Have students create their own metaphore.
  • Create your own metaphore
  • Discuss application specific and non-application specific types. What file extensions do you think your students already know (mp3, doc, ppt…)
  • Emphasize the audience and format when choosing graphics (combine this with discussions of resolution)
  • Discuss strategies for choosing, saving, and opening files. Give students sample files to work with.
  • Discuss strategies for choosing, saving, and opening files. Give students sample files to work with.
  • Have students create an FAQ on the class wiki.
  • Discuss strategies for choosing, saving, and opening files. Give students sample files to work with.
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    • 1. Teaching Systems and Fundamentals Tech Span 2010 Marty Daniel [email_address]
    • 2. Elementary Grades
      • Knowledge of the parts of the computer
      • Basic technology vocabulary
      • Storing and retrieving files on computers or networks
      • Troubleshooting basic computer problems
    • 3. Middle School
      • Basic parts of the computer, vocabulary and symbols of technology
      • Create, store and retrieve data on the Internet, local area networks, and peripheral devices
      • Recognize and distinguish among file types
      • Select a data format or technology tool appropriate to the task or audience
      • Basic troubleshooting for computer problems
    • 4.  
    • 5. Labels
      • Scanner
      • CPU (Microprocessor)
      • Primary storage (RAM)
      • Expansion cards (graphics cards, etc.)
      • Power supply
      • Optical disc drive
      • Secondary storage (Hard disk)
      • Motherboard
      • Speakers
      • Monitor
      • System software
      • Application software
      • Keyboard
      • Mouse
      • External hard disk
      • Printer
    • 6. Basic Personal Computer System
    • 7. Systems within Systems
    • 8. Simple Network
    • 9.  
    • 10.  
    • 11. Where is the server?
    • 12.  
    • 13. Memory Sizes
      • Terabyte
      • Gigabyte
      • Kilobyte
      • Byte
      • Bit
    • 14.  
    • 15. Organizing Windows Files
      • Student Login ▬► My Documents
        • Period
          • My Name
            • Topic
              • Files
    • 16. Organizing Windows Files
      • Flash Drive
        • Period
          • My Name
            • Topic
              • Files
    • 17. Organizing Windows Files
      • Flash Drive
        • Period
          • My Name
            • Topic
              • Files
    • 18. Organizing Windows Files
      • Clean out your My Documents folder.
      • Get rid of any shortcuts you no longer use.  
      • Select work to keep.
      • Develop an off site storage location such as Dropbox.
    • 19. File Extensions
      • Set your lab computers to show file extensions
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphabetical_list_of_file_extensions
    • 20. Word Processing Files
      • Compatibility
      • rtf, wks, doc, and docx
    • 21. Graphics Files
      • Compatibility
      • gif, jpg, png, tiff, bmp, and psd
    • 22. Spreadsheet Files
      • Compatibility
      • csv, xls, and xlsx
    • 23. Trouble
    • 24.  
    • 25. Procedure
      • Define Problem – What’s happening when problem occurs? Is it a computer system or software problem? Is it Internet related?
      • Gather information - When did it occur? Did anything change? What error messages? What software & operating system?
      • Narrow it down - Break things down until you can locate the problem and solve it.
    • 26. Common Culprits
      • Power train (from the computer to the wall)
      • Connectivity Cable (Ethernet, monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.)
      • Username/Password
      • Frozen Screen
      • Software file compatibility
    • 27. Common Solutions
      • Power train (plug it in  )
      • Connectivity Cable (plug it in  )
      • Username/Password (Slow down)
      • Frozen Screen (ctrl+alt+del)
      • Software file compatibility (check file type)
    • 28. Engagement Strategies
    • 29. Ideas
      • Metaphors – Have students create their own metaphors and present to the class
      • Diagrams – Have students use drawing skills to create diagrams that illustrate concepts
      • Collaborate – Use a class wiki. Have students create a collaborative encyclopedia or FAQ with illustrations, definitions, diagrams, etc.

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