CS101: Introduction to Computers and Computing
CS101: Introduction to Computers and Computing
Lecture Assignment Suggestions:
  • Assignments listed on this web page for a particular lecture should be completed prior to the lecture to help comprehend the lecture as presented in class.
  • Five hours per week outside of class is expected to be spent studying CS101 material.
  • It is highly recommended you printout the PowerPoint presentation for each lecture at 6 slides per page so you can take notes on the printout.  If you do not have Microsoft Office download and install the free LibreOffice to view lecture PowerPoint presentations or use Google Apps via your SSU login.  You can also use the 24 hour lab or library computers to printout lecture PowerPoint presentations

Lecture Week Of January 22 - 26
Assignments to complete prior to Introduction To CS101 Lecture =
• Make sure properly enrolled in CS101. Obtain needed class materials.
• Watch In Class Video about educational system

Lecture Week Of January 29 - February 2

Assignments to complete prior to Security Lecture =
• Look over information pertaining to securing Macintosh and Windows computers

Discuss how to prepare for First Lecture Exam

Lecture Week of February 5 - 9

Bring iClicker to class. Learn How to Use iClicker. Learn How to Register iClicker.

SIMnet Introduction (just demo.  You will register into SIMnet during your second lab meeting)

Learn how to access textbook "Computer Essentials 2017" in SIMnet.

Assignments to complete prior to Three Concepts Lecture =
• Printout PowerPoint Three Important Concepts at six slides to a page.

Assignments to complete prior to Learning Binary Lecture =
• Printout PowerPoint Learning Binary at six slides to a page.

The First Lecture Exam will cover the reading and the material presented in class during the 'Introduction to CS101 Lecture' regarding the syllabus (which will cover the 'Grading Polices' and 'Needed Course Materials' web pages on CS101 web site) and the information presented about the educational system and how it does NOT always do a good job of helping people find their correct field of study. The First Lecture Exam will also cover the reading and information presented in class during the 'Security Lecture'. The First Lecture Exam will be administered during your second lab meeting.

Lecture Week of February 12 - 16

Register iClicker by 2/11/18

In Class Check iClicker Results

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Learning Binary Lecture

Assignments to complete prior to More Binary Lecture =

• Read
Textbook - Chapter 5 The System Unit #12 Electronic Data and Instructions
• Printout PowerPoint More Binary at six slides to a page.
Lecture Week of February 19 - 23

Check iClicker Results

Finish More Binary Lecture

Assignments to complete prior to Software Lecture =
• Textbook Computer Essentials 2017 In SIMnet - Read All Of Chapter 4 - System Software
• Printout PowerPoint Software at six slides to a page.

The Second Lecture Exam will be administered during your fourth lab meeting. The Second Lecture Exam will cover the reading and the material presented in class for the Three Concepts Lecture, Learning Binary Lecture, and the More Binary Lecture (up to the slide with a picture of a man crossing a street). 

During your fourth lab meeting you will also be taking up to two Office exams in SIMnet. The two office exams (the Word Chapters 1 and 2 Exam and the Essential Skills for Office 2016 Exam) are based on the training available in SIMnet you can learn how to access the training by following the links below:

Word - Chapter 1 - Getting Started with Word 2016
Word - Chapter 2 - Formatting Text and Paragraphs


Overview - Chapter 1 - Essential Skills for Office 2016 (This exam can be completed outside of lab prior to your fourth lab meeting.)
Lecture Week of February 26 - March 2

Assignments to complete prior to Different Operating Systems Lecture =
• Printout PowerPoint Different Operating Systems at six slides to a page.

Items to complete prior to Programming Lecture:
Read Online:
Read in textbook Computer Essentials 2017 in SIMnet the following topics in Chapter 13:
Introduction, Programs and Programming, Careers in IT, A Look To The Future Your Own Programmable Robot, and Visual Summary Programming and Languages
Printout PowerPoint Programming at six slides to a page.

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