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Thripp EME 2040 Slides on Microsoft Education Badges, PowerPoint Quiz, Computer Backups, and Digital Security

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My slides as an instructor for EME 2040: Introduction to Technology for Educators at University of Central Florida, for a meeting late in the Spring 2018 semester where I discussed and demonstrated earning a micro-credential (certificate or "badge") from Microsoft Education or Google; making a quiz in PowerPoint using media and relative hyperlinks; principles of computer backup, data loss, Internet security, and digital security; and grading concerns for the course.

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Thripp EME 2040 Slides on Microsoft Education Badges, PowerPoint Quiz, Computer Backups, and Digital Security

  1. 1. EME 2040 Meeting 7 of 8 4/02 and 4/03/2018 INSTRUCTOR RICHARD THRIPP SECTIONS 0M02 (MON.) AND 0M05 (TUE.) UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Photo by Richard Thripp, 2006. Title: “Leafy Droplets”
  2. 2. Meeting 7 of 8 1. Discuss Recent Work 2. Final Project 3. PowerPoint Quiz 4. Principles of Backup 5. Principles of Digital Security 6. Grades
  3. 3. Discuss recent work
  4. 4. What we did since last class 1. 3/25: FLVS “Field Trip” (50 pts) 2. 4/01: Gradebook Assignment (25 pts) 3. 4/01: Chapters 5–7 Quiz (50 pts)
  5. 5. FLVS Field Trip Interesting insights from many students Many say they value face-to-face interactions Many students were not previously familiar with the extent of Florida Virtual School
  6. 6. Gradebook Microsoft Excel Assignment Most students who submitted did well Think critically: 1. AVERAGE function only appropriate if point values equal 2. Make sure formulas are consistent between cells 3. Including final grade in the chart may be distracting or irrelevant Excel is also useful for filtering and sorting. You can sort students from lowest to highest grade for one assignment or their average-to-date.
  7. 7. Chapters 5–7 Quiz (due 4/01) 16 of 70 students completed as of 2 PM on 3/30 Average grade = 92%
  8. 8. Final Project (due 4/22/2018) Google Certified Educator or Microsoft Innovative Educator
  9. 9. What are “badges”? (Also known as micro-credentials.)
  10. 10. Main point: Having a Google or Microsoft credential can be helpful when looking for a teaching position
  11. 11. Final Project: Earn a Micro-Credential (“Badge”) Google option has about 10 hours of learning modules you can complete online for free. You may be able to pass the exam without doing the modules. You must pay $10.00 to register for a 3-hour certification exam, pass the exam, and share the micro-credential (“badge”) to your LinkedIn account. Must work ahead on this option.
  12. 12. Final Project: Additional Info I provided tips on the Google Educator exam here. I have passed the Level 1 Google exam and will now show you how to upload the certificate to LinkedIn. There is also a video that shows this in the modules. Note: I removed the Credly or Open Badges requirement. Upload your PDF and share as a certificate on your LinkedIn.
  13. 13. Final Project: Microsoft Option The Microsoft option has several “pathways.” Choose one. For your chosen certificate, after completing the final quiz with 80% accuracy, you can download a PDF certificate under “Achievements” on your profile. Then, upload this online and add it as a certificate to your LinkedIn profile.
  14. 14. Now, I will show how to download your certificate, upload it to Google Drive or Dropbox, and post it to LinkedIn.
  15. 15. Create a PowerPoint Quiz (50 points) (Choose 3 of 5 Assignment)
  16. 16. PowerPoint Quiz 1. Similar to prior scavenger hunt activity 2. External hyperlinks not required 3. Interactive and visual 4. Best to use simple, multiple-choice questions 5. An innovative / unconventional use of PowerPoint
  17. 17. PowerPoint Quiz 6. Use relative hyperlinks (within document). 7. Duplicate right/wrong slides and change hyperlinks in each to maintain the flow. 8. Include images and sounds. Cite sources. 9. Test every link! (In Slideshow mode.) 10. The quiz could be given as a formative learning activity, although students can easily “cheat.”
  18. 18. Now, I will first examine an example PowerPoint quiz, and then, show how to make one from scratch. You can follow along on your PC.
  19. 19. PowerPoint Quiz 11. Please make and submit a storyboard (e.g., in Word) with at least your title slide, first two question/answer slides, and first two right/wrong answer slides. Add arrows to the storyboard showing flow. 12. Submit the PowerPoint file. Include title slide with instructions. 13. Include four questions, four multimedia components, and navigation buttons where needed (e.g., a “back” button could be a  arrow on “incorrect” slides). 14. Test, test, and test again in PowerPoint Slideshow mode.
  20. 20. Backing Up Computer Files and Preventing Data Loss
  21. 21. Principles of Backup 1. Timeliness 2. Ease of execution 3. Ease of access 4. Stored separately (e.g., fire-proof safe, cloud) 5. Verification of data integrity 6. Versioning 7. Comprehensiveness
  22. 22. Principles of Backup 1. Timeliness 2. Ease of execution 3. Ease of access 4. Stored separately 5. Verification 6. Versioning 7. Comprehensiveness These lack  those 1. RAID 2. Disk cloning 3. Optical discs 4. USB HDD always connected 5. Windows Explorer 6. Most approaches to backup 7. Backing up “My Documents”
  23. 23. Principles of Backup 8. Your #1 enemy is human error Overwriting the wrong file is common If an error is not caught quickly, you might propagate it to your back-up copies by accident Your #2 enemy might be sabotage! Shift + Delete, Enter deletes files, bypassing the Recycle Bin.
  24. 24. Software for Backup 1. Basic: Copy folders/files in Windows Explorer to flash drive 2. Better: Use software like SyncBackFree 3. Best: Combine on-site backups with cloud backup (e.g., Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, BackBlaze, Carbonite) 4. Inter-cloud backup: Backupify or Spanning backup Google Suite data (Gmail, Drive, Calendar, etc.) with rolling 30-day versioning, safeguarding against human error and sabotage
  25. 25. Understanding Data Loss 1. You have not lost all your files just because your computer won’t start. The hard drive can be removed and connected to another computer to retrieve files. 2. Deleted files can sometimes be fully or partially retrieved with software such as Recuva. Stop using the storage media immediately if you need to recover files! 3. Given the above point, why might it be bad to store your files on the same disk partition as your operating system?
  26. 26. Understanding Data Loss 4. If deleted files are not truly erased, how should this change your approach to destroying computer files with sensitive information like social security numbers? 5. Advanced laboratories can recover files even from physically defective hard drives, although it may cost $2000+. 6. Avoid data loss with good data management practices and multiple types of backups, ideally with at least one automated cloud-based method such as BackBlaze.
  27. 27. Internet and Digital Security
  28. 28. Principles of Digital Security 1. Lock your office; keep your laptop, phone, tablet with you 2. Your Windows password does not protect your files. Why? 3. Protecting your email account is critical 4. Use two-factor authentication. Keep your phone on you! 5. Use different, secure passwords 6. Manage passwords and sensitive information with products such as LastPass, Dashlane, 1Password, KeePass, VeraCrypt
  29. 29. Principles of Internet Security 7. Avoid websites offering illegal downloads 8. Check where an email comes from 9. Examine hyperlink URLs in your web browser’s status bar 10. Be careful of misleading ads (e.g., phony “download” ads) 11. Use software such as Malwarebytes regularly 12. Always have a Plan B
  30. 30. Other Topics Gigabyte vs. gibibyte PDF files
  31. 31. Upcoming Photo by Richard Thripp, 2016.
  32. 32. Final Assignments and Exam 1. 4/08: Create PowerPoint Quiz (50 pts) **3 of 5** 2. 4/22: Final Project—Earn a Tech Badge (100 pts) 3. Final Exam available 2/19–4/29/2018 Two attempts, 91 questions, 100 points, 150 minutes Question 91 is “match the digital media or digital media application with its description below” and is worth 10 points
  33. 33. Extra Credit 1. 4/29: Additional 3 of 5 Assignments due  Each additional assignment earns up to 10 points, up to a maximum of two additional assignments (20 points) 2. 4/29: Challenges of the Week due  Each Challenge of the Week earns 5 points, up to a maximum of four challenges (20 points)
  34. 34. Sibongile Simelane from Tshwane University of Technology, Dr. Glenda Gunter from UCF (lead author of your course textbook, Teachers Discovering Computers), and Richard Thripp from UCF.
  35. 35. Course Grading, Part 1 1. All activities must be submitted by Sunday, 4/29/2018 2. Most students will earn 75 points for participation 3. I will add 15 “fudge” points to all grades for issues with questions on the quizzes and final exam 4. I will follow the grading scale in the syllabus (A, A–, B+ …)
  36. 36. Course Grading, Part 2 5. I will post tentative grades in Webcourses on Tuesday, 5/01/2018. Email me if you see any problems! 6. I will submit all grades to UCF on Thursday, 5/03/2018 7. You can view grades on Monday, 5/07/2018 in MyUCF
  37. 37. Q & A Photo by Richard Thripp, 2007. Title: “Simplicity”
  38. 38. Our final meeting is a study session for the final exam and opportunity to ask questions. 10:30 AM in TA 303 Monday, 4/16/2018 OR Tuesday, 4/17/2018

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