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.
Lecture Week of March 5 - 9

Complete Programming Lecture

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

The Third Lecture Exam will be administered during your sixth lab meeting. The Third Lecture Exam will cover the reading and the material presented in class for the Software Lecture and the Different Operating Systems Lecture.

During your sixth lab meeting you will also be taking the Word Chapters 3&4 Exam in SIMnet. The exam you will be taking is based on the training available in SIMnet:
How to find the training for Word Chapters 3&4 Exam.
Lecture Week of March 12 - 16

Complete Cognitive Computing Lecture One =
• Finish watching and discussing the video
"The Smartest Machine On Earth"
Lecture Week of March 19 - 23

Spring Break = SSU Closed
Lecture Week of March 26 - 30

Assignments to complete prior to Cognitive Computing Lecture Two =
Read Article outside of class: The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction
Partnership on AI to benefit people and society
Covered in lecture =
• Watch and discuss video in class = Testing Robustness
• 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

The Fourth Lecture Exam will be administered during your 8th lab meetingThe Fourth Lecture Exam will cover the reading, videos, and the material presented in class for the "Programming Lecture" and the "Cognitive Computing Lecture One".

You will also be taking the "Excel Chapters 1 & 2 Exam" in SIMnet during your
8th lab meeting.
Lecture Week of April 2 - 6

Databases and Data Lecture (no PowerPoint or assigned reading).
Opt Out Tools
Digital Advertising Alliance
Network Advertising Initiative
Data Detox

Assignments to complete prior to the Special Lecture 'What is Computer Science?' (Lots of iClicker points available.)
• Printout PowerPoint What Is CS? at six slides to a page.
Lecture Week of April 9 - 13

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

Assignments to complete prior to Booting A Computer Lecture=
• Printout PowerPoint Booting A Computer at six slides to a page.

The Fifth Lecture Exam will cover the reading, and the material presented in class for the "Cognitive Computing Lecture Two" lecture,  the "Databases and Data" lecture, and the "What is CS?" 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 Week of April 16 - 20

Finish Booting A Computer Lecture

Assignments to complete prior to the Processor and Ram Lecture =
• Printout PowerPoint Processor and Ram at six slides to a page.
Lecture Week of April 23 - 27

Assignments to complete prior to the Storage Information Lecture =
• Printout PowerPoint Storage Information at six slides to a page.

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

The Sixth Lecture Exam will cover the material presented in class for the 'Parts of a Computer Lecture', the 'Booting a Computer Lecture', and the 'Processor and Ram Lecture'. The exam will be administered during your 12th lab meeting. You will also take your next Office exam 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.
Lecture Week of April 30 - May 4

Finish Home Networks Basics Lecture

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

Explain how the Final will work.
Lecture Week of May 7 - 11

(Double iClicker Points) Assignments to complete prior to Security lecture =
• Printout PowerPoint Security at six slides a page.

Just cause it is amazing: 70 years of programming: ENIAC!

Where your WiFi and Bluetooth came from

The CS101 Final will be administered during your 14th lab meeting. You must take the final during your 14th lab meeting. It is worth 10% of your overall CS101 grade. The questions for the Final will cover the following information:
  1. 50% of the Final will be questions based on the material covered for the Storage Lecture, the Network Basics Lecture, and the How the Internet Works Lecture (in other words the material covered since Lecture Exam 6).
  2. The remaining 50% of the Final will be questions based on the main topics covered in class lectures for all lectures prior to the Storage Lecture. No questions for this part of the Final will be pulled from the reading.

You will also have your last Office quiz administered during your 14th lab meeting. If you signed up for regular office training it will cover Access Chapters 1 and 2. If you signed up for Advanced Excel it will cover Excel Chapters 7 and 8.

Lecture Week of May 14 - 18

Finals Week - Make up Finals will be held on Tuesday, May 15th, at 11am, in Darwin 24

No CS101 Classes Meet This Week

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