CS101: Introduction to Computers and Computing
CS101: Introduction to Computers and Computing
Lecture Assignment Suggestions:
  • 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 8/22 (Labs do not meet this week)
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 8/29

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

Lecture 9/5 (Labs do not meet this week)

Finish securing Macintosh and Windows computers lecture.

Learn How to Use iClicker (bring iClicker to class)

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

Lecture 9/12 (Labs meet this week. Be prepared to take first lecture exam and buy SIMnet in lab.)

How to prepare for lecture exams

Learn How to Register iClicker

Check iClicker Results

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

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

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', and the 'Three Important Concepts' lecture.   The First Lecture Exam will be administered during your second lab meeting.

Lecture 9/19

Check iClicker Results

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 9/26

Check iClicker Results

Finish More Binary Lecture

Assignments to complete prior to Software Lecture =
• Textbook Computer Essentials 2017 In SIMnet - Read 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 Learning Binary Lecture and the More Binary Lecture. You can also retake the First Lecture Exam if desired.  During your fourth lab meeting you will also be taking up to two Office exams in SIMnet. The two office exams you will be taking are based on the training available in SIMnet:
Overview - Chapter 1 - Essential Skills for Office 2013
Word - Chapter 1 - Getting Started with Word 2013
Word - Chapter 2 - Formatting Text and Paragraphs
Lecture 10/3

Finish Software Lecture

Assignments to complete prior to Different Operating Systems Lecture =
• Printout PowerPoint Different Operating Systems at six slides to a page.
Lecture 10/10

Campus closed due to fires.

The Third Lecture Exam and Word Chapters 3,4,and5 Exam have been cancelled.
Lecture 10/17

No lecture this week.  Classes resume Wednesday, October, 18th.

The Third Lecture Exam and Word Chapters 3,4,and5 Exam have been cancelled.
Lecture 10/24

Go over revised semester plan

How to calculate your CS101 grade

What is a Spreadsheet?

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.

Fourth Lecture Exam will cover the "Software" lecture and the "Different Operating Systems" lecture.  It will just cover the information contained in the PowerPoint's in the above links.  The exam will be administered during your 8th lab meeting. You will also be taking the "Excel Chapters 1 & 2 Exam" in SIMnet during your 8th lab meeting.
Lecture 10/31

Finish Programming lecture
Lecture 11/7

Explain Office Training Choices

Special Lecture = What is CS?
(Lots of iClicker points available.)

• Printout PowerPoint What Is CS? at six slides to a page.

Assignments related to the Cognitive Computing Lecture =
• Read Article outside of class: The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
• Watch and discuss video in class = "The Smartest Machine On Earth"

The Fifth Lecture Exam will cover the reading, and the material presented in class for the "Programming" lecture. The exam will be administered during your 10th lab meeting. You will also be taking the "Excel Chapters 3 & 4 Exam" during your 10th lab meeting.
Lecture 11/14

Finish watching and discussing the video
"The Smartest Machine On Earth"

Cognitive Computing Lecture Continued =
Assignments related to the Cognitive Computing Lecture =
• Watch and discuss video in class = A DARPA Perspective on Artificial Intelligence
• Watch and discuss video in class = Artificial Intelligence LEMMiNO
• Watch and discuss video in class = Can we build AI without losing control over it? | Sam Harris
• Discuss article in class: Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI
Lecture 11/21

Databases and Data Lecture

Assignments to complete prior to Parts of a Computer Lecture=
• Printout PowerPoint Parts of a Computer at six slides to a page.
Lecture 11/28

Assignments to complete prior to the Networks Basics Lecture =
• Printout PowerPoint Home Network Basics at six slides to a page.

Assignments to complete prior to How The Internet Works lecture =
• Printout PowerPoint How The Internet Works at six slides a page.


Your next Office exam will take place during your 12th lab meeting. If you signed up for Regular Office your next exam will be the PowerPoint Chapter 1 and 2 Exam. If you signed up for Advanced Excel your next Office Exam will be the Excel Chapters 5 and 6 Exam.  There is no lecture exam during Lab 12.

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