M4 - Computing - Week 1


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  • Computing - Lesson 1
  • M4 - Computing - Week 1

    1. 1. Vocational Education (Computing) Semester 1 200 9 Satree Phuket Class 4/12 Teacher Aj. Jamie
    2. 2. Welcome! <ul><li>Course Outline </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 1 - Introduction to Computers. </li></ul><ul><li>A short history of Computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 2 - Technology. Uses of Computers in Society. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 3 - Hardware. How a computer works. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 4 - Software. Operating Systems. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Course Outline (continued) <ul><li>Lesson 5 - Networks. Local and Wide area networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 6 - Internet - past / present / future. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 7 - Internet search engines. Other internet applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Rest of Semester: Final Project </li></ul>
    4. 4. Grading and Evaluation <ul><li>Within this subject you will be continually graded. </li></ul><ul><li>Each week you will complete some work and upload to the website or present to the class. </li></ul><ul><li>You will have at least 2 exams on the material that we will study. </li></ul><ul><li>You will finally be graded for your work on the project that is to be completed during the second half of this semester. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be awarded up to 10% of your final mark for your behavior in class.. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handing in work on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of MSN messenger, Hi5, YouTube, online games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arriving late or skipping class </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Lesson 1 - Introduction <ul><li>Course Title Vocational Education – Computers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational training or education related to a special skill or a future career. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course Aim </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To give students an introduction to all aspects of the modern computer and understand in greater detail the role of the Computer in today's society. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Lesson 1 – The Computer <ul><li>What is a computer? </li></ul><ul><li>A machine that can be instructed to control data . Computers can perform difficult and repetitive actions quickly and carefully, and can quickly store and retrieve large amounts of data. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>data information or files </li></ul></ul><ul><li>repetitive doing the same thing over and over again </li></ul><ul><ul><li>store put “data” away </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>retrieve take “data” out </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Lesson 1 – The Computer <ul><li>What do we use a computer for? </li></ul><ul><li>You have 2 minutes – how many uses for a computer can you think of? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Lesson 1 – Task today! <ul><li>For your task today I want you to work in groups of 3 . </li></ul><ul><li>You must complete a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation titled: </li></ul><ul><li>“ A short history of computers ” </li></ul><ul><li>There is a HUGE amount of information available on the Internet about the history of computers. Your task today is to tell the rest of the class the important events in the history of computers - in your opinion . </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the internet for research . </li></ul>
    9. 9. Lesson 1 – Task Today! <ul><li>Some important figures and inventions in the history of </li></ul><ul><li>Computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Abacus / Slide rule </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Babbage </li></ul><ul><li>Card punchers / I.B.M. </li></ul><ul><li>Analogue / Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Microprocessors </li></ul>
    10. 10. Lesson 1 – Task Today! <ul><li>Please upload your completed work by the beginning of next lesson . </li></ul><ul><li>Finally ASK ME if you need some help. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some helpful websites: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.reference.com (which also has a very good dictionary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.ask.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good luck! </li></ul></ul></ul>