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 1/22/19
Assignments to complete prior to Introduction To CS101 Lecture =
• Make sure properly enrolled in CS101.

Tasks to take place during lecture =
I will explain how to obtain needed class materials.
• Watch In Class Video about educational system

Lecture 1/29/19

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

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

Discuss how to prepare for First Lecture Exam

Lecture 2/5/19

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

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

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CS Club Introduction

Assignments to complete prior to Three Concepts Lecture =
• Printout PowerPoint Three Important Concepts 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' and the 'Different Operating Systems Lecture'. The First Lecture Exam will be a Multiple-Choice and True/False exam and will be administered during your second lab meeting.

Lecture 2/12/19

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

Discuss Net Neutrality in class and read following outside of class:

Lecture 2/19/19

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Tell winning lecture topics.

Assignments to complete prior to More Binary Lecture =

Read in textbook Computer Essentials 2017 in SIMnet the following topics in Chapter 5:
-The System Unit #12 Electronic Data and Instructions
• Printout PowerPoint More Binary at six slides to a page.

Your second set of exams will be administered during your fourth lab meeting. The exams given will be as follows:

The Second Lecture Exam will cover the reading and the material presented in class for the Three Concepts Lecture, Learning Binary Lecture, and the in class discussion on Net Neutrality and the assigned article. 

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 2/26/19

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Assignments to complete prior to Software Lecture =
• Printout PowerPoint Software at six slides to a page.
Lecture 3/5//19

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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.

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 More Binary Lecture and the Software Lecture 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 3/12//19

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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 = " Can we build AI without losing control over it? | Sam Harris"

Lecture 3/19//19

Spring Break - SSU Closed
Lecture 3/26//19

Assignments to complete prior to Cognitive Computing Lecture Two =
Watch and discuss video in class = "The Smartest Machine On Earth"

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".

You will also be taking the "Excel Chapters 1 & 2 Exam" in SIMnet during your
8th lab meeting.
Lecture 4/2//19

Assignments to complete prior to
Cognitive Computing Lecture Three =
Read Article outside of class: The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction
Completed in lecture:
• Watch and discuss video in class = How Machines Learn
Watch and discuss video in class = Humans Need Not Apply
Lecture 4/9//19

Completed in lecture: Databases and Data Lecture:
Assignments to complete prior to the Special Lecture 'What is Computer Science?' (Lots of iClicker points available.)
• Printout PowerPoint What Is Computer Science? 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 One", the "Cognitive Computing Lecture Two", and the "Cognitive Computing Lecture Three" .  The exam will be administered during your 9th lab meeting.

You will also be taking the "Excel Chapters 3 & 4 Exam" during your
9th lab meeting.
Lecture 4/16//19

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 Guest Lecturer: Game Programming =
Lecture 4/23//19

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

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

The Sixth Lecture Exam will cover the material presented in class for the 'Databases and Data Lecture', the 'Special Lecture: What is Computer Science?', the 'Parts of a Computer Lecture', and the 'Guest Lecturer: Game Programming'. The exam will be administered during your 11th lab meeting.

You will also take your next Office exam during your 11th 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 4/30//19

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

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

Lecture 5/7/19

Get Even! = Class Evaluation!

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

Famous Final Words!

The CS101 Final will be administered during your 13th lab meeting. You must take the final during your 13th 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 Booting A Computer Lecture,  Storage Information Lecture, the Network Basics Lecture, and the Bigger Networks 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 13th 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.

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