EDIT 430 Introduction to Computers in the Classroom

COURSE SYLLABUS


CLASSES

Section 05  Wednesday  King Hall  C 2089   4:20 - 8:10 pm
Section 06   Thursday King Hall  C 2089    4:20 - 8:10 pm
Section 12   Saturday King Hall  B 4009    1:10 - 5:00 pm

PROFESSOR: Dr. Elizabeth Viau

Office: King Hall Room A2047

Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 - 4:15, Thursday 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm, Saturday 12:30 - 1:10 pm

Office Phone: 213 343-4346 (24 hour voice mail)

Email: eviau@earthlink.net

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Course Schedule:

Readings should be done prior to class. Always bring your computer diskettes to class.

Week 1

Introduction: overview of course, uses, resources at Cal State LA, class obligations.

Types of computers (mainframes, minis, and micros) essential components, peripherals and software generations, binary numbers, bits, bytes, logic, operating systems, programming systems, languages.

Read Chapters 1 and 2 

Lab: Introduction to MS Works

Week 2

Computers as Tools: Using Word Processing in the Classroom


Read Chapter 3 and 4.

Lab: Word Processing --Newspaper

 Week 3

Computers as Tools: Data Bases and Their Use in the Classroom -- Classification

Read Chapter 5.

Lab: Make a Data Base

 Week 4

Computers as Tools: electronic spreadsheets, utility software

Read Chapter 6 and 9.

Lab: Make a Spreadsheet

Formatting Quiz

 Week 5

Telecommunications: EMAIL, electronic bulletin boards services, national data bases,
  networks and networking. Netscape.

Read Chapter 11.

Lab: NetScape

Quiz One

 Week 6

Computer Graphics: Using SuperPaint in the Classroom

Read Chapter 14.

Lab: SuperPaint.

Week 7

Computers as Learners: Programming Languages in Education -- LOGO, HyperCard, Authoring Languages

Read Chapters 10.  

Lab: HyperCard or HyperStudio

Week 8

Presentation Software: PowerPoint

Read Chapter 8.

Lab: PowerPoint

Week 9

Computers and Society/More Computer Graphics: Ethics/Image Conversion

Read Chapter 7.

Lab: Using ClipArt.

Week 10

Computers as Tutors: Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) types and features

Lab: Software Evaluation

Quiz Two

Project due

 Week 11

Your Software Library:

Copy Public Domain and Shareware Graphics and Educational Programs for your.school and classroom library.

Attendance required. 


GRADES: Grades will be based on the following contributions:

* card format introduction 6%
* newspaper 6%
data base 4%
spread sheet 2%
* graphics 10%
* HyperCard 6%
*PowerPoint 6%
Formatting Test (Week 4) 10%
Quiz (Week 5) 10%
* Project (due week 10) 20%
Quiz (Week 10) 20%


* indicates assignments where student input determines subject matter and language of choice



 

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