What is a computer network?
What can you access with a network account?
What makes a good password?
Where is the file server?
Password complexity and security
Catlin Gabel website resources
Print status window
Access the file server
Log into the network access system
Authenticate when printing
Distinguish between local and network folders
Set a private, secure password
Require some project work to be submitted to the students's file server folder
Require some project work to be submitted to the class website
Require students to log into various network resources using their new accounts
Campus map showing underground data cable pathways
Moodle course website software
Windows file server
What do I hope to accomplish in this course?
What work do I think may be challenging?
How do I create a printed, multimedia document?
Why do computers save files in different formats?
How do I find information on the World Wide Web?
Personal reflection about hopes and potential obstacles for the year
How to create a multimedia printed document
Image file transfer and management
A computer integrated digital camera
DIfference between file formats for editing and publication (Word doc, ComicLife, PDF)
Standard file upload form
Detailed information about one northwest native plant
Search engines and search terms
Take one or more self-portraits
Reflect on one's own learning goals and challenges
Create a document in ComicLife and save it to the file server
Create a document in Microsoft Word and save it to the file server
Transfer image files from website to desktop to application
Add digital photos to ComicLife or MS Word document
Access and make meaning of a provided website
Search for websites of appropriate reading level and relevance using Google
Type content into text fields
Save document as PDF
Post document to class Moodle website
Assess completed work against project rubric (individual projects)
Provide formative and summative feedback to students
Moodle website software
King County Native Plant Guide website
Expression of one's own identity through pictures and words
How do we analyze data using a computer?
What is spreadsheet software?
How may we best communicate useful information using graphs?
Definition of a website database
Distinction between website and local data storage
Different types of graphs (pie, bar, etc.)
Differences among productivity applications (word processor, email client, spreadsheet, presentation software)
Personal and class reading habits
Economics of running a bakery
Add a record to a website database
View records in a website database
Download data from a website database to Excel
Summarize data by counting manually and using the COUNTIF function
Write arithmetic functions in Excel to calculate income, expenses and profit/loss
Graph data in Excel
Assess Excel spreadsheets and graphs against project rubrics
Microsoft Excel, including the function reference
How may we type with speed and accuracy?
Common key combinations
Type with speed and accuracy (goal: 10 WPM for fourth grade)
Practice common key combinations
Report of progress, speed, and accuracy in All the Right Type activities
All the Right Type application
How may we use email?
How may we use email to do great things?
What are some common pitfalls of using email?
Outlook Web Access interface
Email header fields
Responsible use of email
Anatomy of an email address
Send and receive email using Outlook Web Access
Send to individuals and group lists
Identify chain mail and avoid forwarding it
Demonstrate awareness of the loss of control of email content once sent
Students are required to submit some class work using email.
Outlook Web Access
Common Sense Media
"Guiness book" chain email hoax
How may we use a computer application to best support an oral presentation?
Effective slide design strategies
Presentation software applications
Compose a multi-slide, multimedia presentation using Keynote or PowerPoint
Deliver an oral presentation to a group, using presentation software as a complement
Presentation documents assessed according to a project rubric
Presentation Zen book and website
Apple Keynote software
How may we use computers to create an interactive animation?
Programming constructs in Scratch: loops, conditional statements, motion, sound, user input, sensing, and others
Integrated with the immigration storyline project
Create a simple interactive animation
Work file assessed against a project rubric
Scratch website, instruction cards, tutorials, and examples