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 8/20/19
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 8/27/19

Test iClicker.

Unconscious Bias / Implicit Bias Lecture links.

Lecture 9/3/19

Finish Unconscious Bias project

Check iClicker results in class.

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

Learn how to access textbook "Computer Essentials 2019" in SIMnet.

Lecture 9/10/19

Assignments to complete prior to Security Lecture 1 =
• Look over information pertaining to securing Macintosh and Windows computers.

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 'Unconscious Bias / Implicit Bias Lecture'. The First Lecture Exam will be a Multiple-Choice and True/False exam and will be administered during your second lab meeting.

Lecture 9/17/19

Assignments to complete prior to finishing Security Lecture 2 =
• Look over
PowerPoint More Security Information you can print out at 6 slides to a page.

Assignments to complete prior to Three Concepts Lecture =
• Look over PowerPoint Three Important Concepts you can print out at 6 slides to a page.

Lecture 9/24/19
Assignments to complete prior to Learning Binary Lecture =
• Look over PowerPoint Learning Binary you can print out at 6 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, Security Lecture 1, and Security Lecture 2, and Three Concepts Lecture.

During your fourth lab meeting you will also be taking up to two Office exams in SIMnet. The two office exams (the Word Chapter 5 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:

Overview - Chapter 1 - Essential Skills for Office 2016 (This exam can be completed outside of lab prior to your fourth lab meeting.)
Word - Chapter 5 - Working with Reports, References, and Mailings

Lecture 10/1/19
Assignments to complete prior to More Binary Lecture =
• Read in textbook Computer Essentials 2019 in SIMnet the following topics in Chapter 5:
        -The System Unit #12 Electronic Data and Instructions
• Look over PowerPoint More Binary you can print out at 6 slides to a page.

Group Project Strategies and Skills
Lecture 10/8/19

Assignments to complete prior to Software Lecture =
• Look over PowerPoint Software you can print out at 6 slides to a page.

Items to complete prior to Programming Lecture:
Read Online:
Read in textbook Computer Essentials 2019 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 10/15/19

Finish Programming Lecture

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 Learning Binary Lecture,  More Binary Lecture and the Group Project Strategies and Skills Reading.

During your sixth lab meeting you will also be taking the "Excel Chapters 1&2 Exam" in SIMnet.
Lecture 10/22/19

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"

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 7th lab meetingThe Fourth Lecture Exam will cover the reading and the material presented in class for the "Software Lecture" and the  "Programming Lecture".

You will also be taking the "Excel Chapters 3 Exam" in SIMnet during your 7th
lab meeting.
Lecture 10/29/19

All classes cancelled.  SSU closed due to power outage.
Lecture 11/05/19

Finish Cognitive Computing Lecture Two =
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 "Cognitive Computing Lecture One" lecture. The exam will be administered during your 8th lab meeting.

You will also take your next Office exam during your 8th lab meeting. If you signed up for Advanced Excel your next Office Exam will be the Excel Chapters 4&5 Exam. If you signed up for Regular Office your next exam will be the PowerPoint Chapters 1&2 Exam
Lecture 11/12/19

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

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.
Lecture 11/19/19

Finish
Cognitive Computing Lecture Three =
Completed in lecture:
Watch and discuss video in class = Humans Need Not Apply
Completed in lecture: Databases and Data Lecture:
Opt Out Tools
The Sixth Lecture Exam will cover the material presented in class for the 'Cognitive Computing Lecture Two', Cognitive Computing Lecture Three" lecture , and the 'Special Lecture: What is Computer Science?'. The exam will be administered during your 10th lab meeting.

You will also take your next Office exam during your 10th lab meeting.
If you signed up for Advanced Excel your next Office Exam will be the Excel Chapter 6 Exam. If you signed up for Regular Office your next exam will be the Word Chapter 4 Exam.

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