Teaching systems and fundamentals

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  • 1. Teaching Systems and Fundamentals Tech Span 2010 Marty Daniel [email_address]

2. Elementary Grades

  • Knowledge of the parts of the computer
  • Basic technology vocabulary
  • Storing and retrieving files on computers or networks
  • Troubleshooting basic computer problems

3. Middle School

  • Basic parts of the computer, vocabulary and symbols of technology
  • Create, store and retrieve data on the Internet, local area networks, and peripheral devices
  • Recognize and distinguish among file types
  • Select a data format or technology tool appropriate to the task or audience
  • Basic troubleshooting for computer problems

4. 5. Labels

  • Scanner
  • CPU (Microprocessor)
  • Primary storage (RAM)
  • Expansion cards (graphics cards, etc.)
  • Power supply
  • Optical disc drive
  • Secondary storage (Hard disk)
  • Motherboard
  • Speakers
  • Monitor
  • System software
  • Application software
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • External hard disk
  • Printer

6. Basic Personal Computer System 7. Systems within Systems 8. Simple Network 9. 10. 11. Where is the server? 12. 13. Memory Sizes

  • Terabyte
  • Gigabyte
  • Kilobyte
  • Byte
  • Bit

14. 15. Organizing Windows Files

  • Student Login My Documents
    • Period
      • My Name
        • Topic
          • Files

16. Organizing Windows Files

  • Flash Drive
    • Period
      • My Name
        • Topic
          • Files

17. Organizing Windows Files

  • Flash Drive
    • Period
      • My Name
        • Topic
          • Files

18. Organizing Windows Files

  • Clean out your My Documents folder.
  • Get rid of any shortcuts you no longer use.
  • Select work to keep.
  • Develop an off site storage location such as Dropbox.

19. File Extensions

  • Set your lab computers to show file extensions
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphabetical_list_of_file_extensions

20. Word Processing Files

  • Compatibility
  • rtf, wks, doc, and docx

21. Graphics Files

  • Compatibility
  • gif, jpg, png, tiff, bmp, and psd

22. Spreadsheet Files

  • Compatibility
  • csv, xls, and xlsx

23. Trouble 24. 25. Procedure

  • Define Problem Whats happening when problem occurs? Is it a computer system or software problem? Is it Internet related?
  • Gather information- When did it occur? Did anything change? What error messages? What software & operating system?
  • Narrow it down- Break things down until you can locate the problem and solve it.

26. Common Culprits

  • Power train (from the computer to the wall)
  • Connectivity Cable (Ethernet, monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.)
  • Username/Password
  • Frozen Screen
  • Software file compatibility

27. Common Solutions

  • Power train (plug it in )
  • Connectivity Cable (plug it in )
  • Username/Password (Slow down)
  • Frozen Screen (ctrl+alt+del)
  • Software file compatibility (check file type)

28. Engagement Strategies 29. Ideas

  • Metaphors Have students create their own metaphors and present to the class
  • Diagrams Have students use drawing skills to create diagrams that illustrate concepts
  • Collaborate Use a class wiki. Have students create a collaborative encyclopedia or FAQ with illustrations, definitions, diagrams, etc.