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Computer hardware, software, and related technology
and their uses in and impact on society and education: hands-on
experience with applications software, instructional software,
and classroom management tools.
Students will become familiar with the uses
of computers in education and comfortable with using common applications
software on microcomputers.
The student will demonstrate familiarity with:
1. Computer vocabulary and terminology.
2. Computer hardware --- microcomputers, printers, monitors, scanners, projection devices, etc.
3. Computer operating systems, their functions and utilities.
4. Computer application tools: word processors, spreadsheets, data bases, presentation software
5. Use of general applications tools for accomplishing educational objectives.
6. Computer Assisted Instruction: integrating the computer into teaching and learning.
7. Selecting, locating, evaluating and using educational software to meet specific needs in the classroom.
8. Selecting and using computing equipment to meet specific educational problems.
9. Computer literacy requirements in schools. Programming languages used in the schools.
10. Telecommunications: electronic mail, the uses of telecommunications in the classrooms. Web Browsers.
11. Computer graphics and visual communication.
12. Ethics and equity issues in computer technology in education. New and expected future developments.
Students are expected to attend ALL class
sessions. Absences may result in lowering of grade.
Do all lab assignments, get passing grade
on tests. Students must do the work that they turn in themselves.
Turning in work done by another person will result in an automatic
KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
The theme Preparation for Education of
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations in Urban Schools
has been adopted by the faculty of the School of Education as
the structure or scaffolding for the preparation of professional
educators at Cal. State, LA. In this course, content regarding
the above is found in the lecture topics and assignments of Weeks
1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
Sharp, Vicki. (1998). Computer Education for
Teachers. Brown and Benchmark.
Three 3 1/2 inch Double sided diskettes and
two Scantrons: Form 882.
SAMPLE EXAM ITEM:
Examples of computer hardware include
a. software packages
b. mice and monitors
d. extension cords and CAI
Readings should be done prior to class. Always bring your computer diskettes to class.
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
Computers as Tools: Using Word Processing in the Classroom
Read Chapter 3 and 4.
Lab: Word Processing --Newspaper
Computers as Tools: Data Bases and Their Use in the Classroom -- Classification
Read Chapter 5.
Lab: Make a Data Base
Computers as Tools: electronic spreadsheets, utility software
Read Chapter 6 and 9.
Lab: Make a Spreadsheet
Telecommunications: EMAIL, electronic bulletin boards services, national data bases,
networks and networking. Netscape.
Read Chapter 11.
Computer Graphics: Using SuperPaint in the Classroom
Read Chapter 14.
Computers as Learners: Programming Languages in Education -- LOGO, HyperCard, Authoring Languages
Read Chapters 10.
Lab: HyperCard or HyperStudio
Presentation Software: PowerPoint
Read Chapter 8.
Computers and Society/More Computer Graphics: Ethics/Image Conversion
Read Chapter 7.
Lab: Using ClipArt.
Computers as Tutors: Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) types and features
Lab: Software Evaluation
Your Software Library:
Copy Public Domain and Shareware Graphics and Educational Programs for your.school and classroom library.
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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