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  1. 1. CLASS 1 Introduction to Computers
  2. 2. Course Outline <ul><li>This course will introduce: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers - what they are and how they work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to use the internet to find useful information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to use online software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to use social networks and protect your privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After taking this course, you should be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show a basic understanding of how computers work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find information quickly and effectively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use online software to collect information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use different kinds of social networks appropriately </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Some of what we’ll cover: <ul><li>Google - how it works, and how to use it for searching </li></ul><ul><li>Chat acronyms </li></ul><ul><li>Memes </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube and video translation </li></ul><ul><li>blogs, forums, podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, Twitter, Google+ </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare, GoolgeDocs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Grading <ul><li>Your grades will be determined as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures and assignments - 55% </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes - 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-term exam - 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Final project - 20% </li></ul><ul><li>For attendance - do NOT miss more than 3 classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Come on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off your cell phones. </li></ul><ul><li>Please don’t talk during the lectures. </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun - I want you to enjoy using computers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Contact Info <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>twitter.com/lesdavyteacher </li></ul><ul><li>facebook: fldavy </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments should be sent to my email address. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Let’s get started! <ul><li>Chat acronyms </li></ul><ul><li>What do these mean? </li></ul><ul><li>LOL </li></ul><ul><li>CUL8R </li></ul><ul><li>AFAIK </li></ul><ul><li>b4 </li></ul><ul><li>AFK </li></ul><ul><li>BCNU </li></ul><ul><li>BRB </li></ul><ul><li>BTW </li></ul>
  7. 7. Let’s get started! <ul><li>Chat acronyms </li></ul><ul><li>What do these mean? </li></ul><ul><li>LOL - L augh O ut L oud </li></ul><ul><li>CUL8R - See You Later </li></ul><ul><li>AFAIK - A s F ar A s I K now </li></ul><ul><li>b4 - Before </li></ul><ul><li>AFK - A way F rom the K eyboard </li></ul><ul><li>BCNU - Be seeing you </li></ul><ul><li>BRB - B e R ight B ack </li></ul><ul><li>BTW - B y T he W ay </li></ul>
  8. 8. Graphic User Interfaces <ul><li>Graphic User Interfaces (GUIs) help users interact with their computers. </li></ul><ul><li>If you use a mouse to click on something, it’s probably a GUI </li></ul><ul><li>Take a look at the following GUI items: </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1. window 2. icon 3. menu 4. system tray 5. taskbar 6. submenu 7. desktop 8. scrollbar 9. button 10. Start button b b i j
  10. 10. 1. window - d 2. icon - c 3. menu - a 4. system tray - f 5. taskbar - g 6. submenu - h 7. desktop - e 8. scrollbar - i 9. button - b 10. Start button - j b b i j
  11. 11. A Site You Can Use <ul><li>Do you ever hear a word in a movie or a song that you’re not sure about? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you heard a word that might be some kind of slang, or something you might be embarrassed to ask a teacher about? </li></ul><ul><li>English changes very quickly - new words are being created all the time. This makes it difficult to study. </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries are slow to explain the meaning of words. </li></ul>
  12. 12. A Site You Can Use <ul><li>One of the best sites to find new words is the urban dictionary - www.urbandictionary.com </li></ul><ul><li>The dictionary is “wiki style” - anyone can add words to it, and different people will discuss what they thing the words mean. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s try: Go to urbandictionary.com and look up the following words: </li></ul><ul><li>toothsweaters caraoke dish envy </li></ul><ul><li>one upper cankles hand me up </li></ul><ul><li>muffin top chick flick social notworking </li></ul>
  13. 13. Meme of the Day <ul><li>Ideas can spread very quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Things can become very </li></ul><ul><li>popular in a very short time. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, viral videos – in a very short time, millions of people will have hear of and seen a certain video online. </li></ul><ul><li>This sudden popularity online is called a meme . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Memes and their cycles <ul><li>Memes almost always have phases, or time periods. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction . The meme is introduced, and becomes popular. </li></ul><ul><li>Overexposure – the meme becomes too popular, and people start to get tired of it. </li></ul><ul><li>Parody – people will make fun of the meme, usually by changing or “remixing” it. </li></ul><ul><li>Equilibrium – finally, the meme calms down, and is only occasionally used, or it goes away. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Review <ul><li>How can you contact the teacher? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you going to learn in this class? </li></ul><ul><li>How many classes can you miss? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the following: </li></ul>window icon menu system tray taskbar submenu desktop scrollbar button Start button LOL CUL8R AFAIK b4 AFK BCNU BRB BTW What are the 4 phases of a meme?

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