Professor Eileen P. Zisk
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       Summer 2015

 

COMI 1100 150 Introduction to Computers

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9:00 am to 1:00 pm Room 2304

May 19th - July 9th



Please click here -----> Course Syllabus
Summer, 2015

You need a jump drive for this class   

Textbooks:Visualizing Technology by Debra Geoghan, Second Edition
Skills for Success with Microsoft Office 2013, Volume 1 by Townsend, Hain, Murre Wolf

Please Note: All lab assignments are explained in detail at http://faculty.ccri.edu/ezisk

Due Dates for Assignments, Exams, etc.    
Tuesday, May 19th



Microsoft Word Beginning Functions -- print this out

Beginning of Chap 1 Concepts Book
http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0ApVbu6P5D4K0dE5EQWVXXzI5bnJLUWNBMG95TTVmN2c&font=Bevan-PotanoSans&maptype=TERRAIN&lang=en&height=650

http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0ApVbu6P5D4K0dE5PLWtwYzRoYi1WdzBxejdtSkRMb1E&font=Bevan-PotanoSans&maptype=toner&lang=en&height=650

First Lab Assignment -- must be postmarked by midnight tonight

  Thursday, May 21st

Continue Chapter 1 Concepts Book


Continue with Microsoft Word Beginning Functions (you printed this out Tuesday)


Chapter 1 Exam due Tuesday, May 26th  at 9:00 am BEFORE class begins


In the News:


The new Apple iPhone 6


The New Apple Pay 

 http://www.cnet.com/products/apple-iphone-6/

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/09/09/iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus-a-look-at-the-specs/

http://www.cnet.com/products/apple-watch/

Facebook Poaches on YouTube Turf

Net Neutrality Today

     

Tuesday, May 26th

Chap 7 Concepts Book
Chapter 7 Exam due June 2nd at 9:00 am before we start class
Interesting Web Sites

Introduction to the Snipping Tool pp. 22-23 Concepts Book

Firefox or Google Chrome:
Register for MYITLAB (you need the code that came with your book)
http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com 
    
MYITLAB
useFirefox or Google Crome (YOU CANNOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER) 
Word Chapter 1 Simulation training due June 9th by the end of class

http://www.stripgenerator.com Create your own comic strip, use the snipping tool to copy it and paste it into a word document.  Underneath the comic strip, describe your "story" and the characters in your story.  Type your name as the footer. 
Due June 2nd at 9:00 am before class begins.

  Thursday, May 28th

More Microsoft Word from printout

Citations and Footnotes Download ---->
Citations Footnotes Works Cited

Click here to download the class.doc ---->
class.doc

Click here to download the clothes.doc --->  clothes.doc


Word text p119 download

Homework --Orange Book:
Word Lab Assignment 1
Orange Book pp. 117 to 135 due June 4th before class begins.  On page 135, after you complete Step 9, PRINT OUT THE DOCUMENT.   Hand in the printed copy to your instructor.

Word Lab 2
Orange Book pp. 143 and 144 due June 4th at the beginning of class

MYITLAB FIRST ASSIGNMENT due June 9th

 TO GET THE STUDENT DATA FILE THAT YOU NEED FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT ON PAGE 124, STEP 3 AND 4 ----> SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE ON MY WEB SITE UNTIL YOU SEE THE ORANGE BOOK IN THE RIGHT-HAND COLUMN.  FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE LEFT OF THE BOOK TO GET THE FILE OR FILES YOU NEED.






     
June 2nd

Chapter 2 Concepts Book (there is no chapter 2 exam)
Chapter 3 Concepts Book
Chap 3 Exam due June 9th at 9:00 am before class begins

Windows Operating System:
Print these out:  win8 new features
                             useful info on win8
                             more useful info on win8
                            shortcut keystrokes for windows 8



File Explorer (Windows Explorer and formerly File Manager)


Practice for the Midterm


Infographics--what are they?

http://www.cusomermagnetism.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Google-Super-Villain-IG-72dpi-DONE.jpg

http://www.customermagnetism.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/strange-tax-facts.jpg

http://www.customermagnetism.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/light-bulb-infographic.jpg

http://www.customermagnetism.com/infographics/what-is-an-infographic/
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/infographics
http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-infographics.htm#

my attempt an an infographic

Infographic due June 11th

  June 4th

Chapter 4 Concepts Book (There is NO chapter 4 exam)

Today's Tech News

Apple Makes a Car???

Facebook and Death!!!

Your Feelings Identified by an App?????

Print this out -----> Beginning Concepts of Excel
Print this out -----> More Excel

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Copy the student data files for Excel from the Pearson web site


Introduction to the Stock Portfolio Contest - you must select 5 stocks to include in your stock portfolio.  These 5 selections MUST be made PRIOR to class on June 9th

Beginning information on stocks
Set up stock portfolio in class
Research stocks to include in your stock portfolio

     
June 9th

Intro to Chap 5 concepts book (There is NO chapter 5 exam)


Put your 5 stock names and ticker symbols in your stock portfolio.  Using the internet, find the selling price for today and complete the worksheet as of today.  We will do this together in class.  Before you leave the classroom, email me your stock portfolio.  Create a NEW email (do NOT reply to one of my old messages) and send to zisk@ccri.edu

In-Class Lab:  College Expense Worksheet due at the end of class today


Excel Lab 1:  Orange Book pp. 273 through 293 due June 16th at 9:00 am before class begins

Printouts:  Page 293, step 6 print out as directed.  Page 293, step 7 print formulas.  HINT:  to print the formulas press and hold CTRL and then press the tilde key (key above the TAB key on the left-hand side of the keyboard) Release both keys and your worksheet will show the formulas on the screen.  Print the worksheet showing the formulas ON ONE PAGE by going to page setup and clicking in the radio button (circle) to the left of "fit to one page".



  June 11th

MIDTERM EXAM

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/03/23/where-were-you-3-minutes-ago-your-apps-know/

UPDATE YOUR STOCK PORTFOLIO AND EMAIL IT TO ME

     
June 16th

Intro to Chap 6 concepts book
Chap 6 Exam due June 23rd

Excel Lab 2 Orange Book pp. 299-300:  print the formulas as well as the worksheet due June 23rd


VOTE ON INFOGRAPHIC AND GIVE PRIZE

UDATE YOUR STOCK PORTFOLIO AND EMAIL IT TO ME


  June 18th

In the News: 
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/05/11/california-dmv-keeps-details-about-self-driving-car-accidents-confidential/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/05/12/woman-found-out-her-company-was-tracking-her-movements-247-with-an-app-so-she-deleted-it-now-she-says-shes-been-fired-for-it/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/05/07/florida-homeowners-complain-of-a-drone-flying-around-their-backyards-like-terminator-2/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/05/07/these-new-thermal-and-night-vision-goggles-connect-wirelessly-with-a-sight-finder/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/05/04/freaky-game-transforms-your-house-into-a-horror-movie-with-a-smartphone-when-you-walk-around-at-night/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/05/04/animal-inspired-robot-goes-for-walk-in-the-park-gets-pelted-with-dodgeballs/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/05/01/app-logs-videos-of-police-encounters-in-case-theyre-ever-deleted-from-your-phone-and-automatically-sends-them-to-the-aclu/


http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/29/eu-to-require-automatic-emergency-calling-service-in-all-cars/


http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/22/security-researchers-find-flaw-that-could-render-devices-running-ios-apps-useless/





Intro to chap 8 (parts of)

Intro to PowerPoint Orange Book
PowerPoint Lab 1 Orange book pp.584-605 due June 25th

PowerPoint Lab 2 My Best Vacation Ever due June 30th




UDATE YOUR STOCK PORTFOLIO AND EMAIL IT TO ME

     
June 23rd

Intro to Chap 9 (parts of)

Integrating Word, PowerPoint and Excel - we will do this together in class -  lab due at end of class today

Interactive Resume Begin

UDATE YOUR STOCK PORTFOLIO AND EMAIL IT TO ME
  June 25th

Introduction to Web Page Development
Intro to Web Site Creation  <----Print this out

Work on Interactive Resumes

UDATE YOUR STOCK PORTFOLIO AND EMAIL IT TO ME
     
June 30th

Discuss "The Internet of Things" in class
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobmorgan/2014/05/13/simple-explanation-internet-things-that-anyone-can-understand/
http://www.livescience.com/38562-internet-of-things.html
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/Internet-of-Things
http://www.techopedia.com/definition/28247/internet-of-things-iot
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/I/internet_of_things.html

Print this out----->Paint Instructions
Paint Lab 1: print flower, star and E, Snow People due July 9th at the beginning of class
Paint Lab 2:  Your Own Creation due July 9th at the beginning of class




Update your interactive resume

Work on Websites

UDATE YOUR STOCK PORTFOLIO AND EMAIL IT TO ME
  July 2nd

What Your Cell Phone Company Does NOT Want You to Know
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/07/secret-your-cellphone-company-doesnt-want-to-know/

Work on Paint Projects

Work on Websites

UDATE YOUR STOCK PORTFOLIO AND EMAIL IT TO ME
     
July 7th

Websites due today at the beginning of class

Stock Portfolio Awards Given Out Today

Finish your Interactive Resume
  July 9th


Paint Projects due today at the beginning of class

Final Exam for Those students who have to take it
     
     
     
Student Data Files Needed for Lab Assignments
To get the files you need for lab assignments in the orange book shown to the right....

Click on the link below:

http://wps.pearsoned.com/bp_skills_ms_office_2013_vol1/236/60594/15512281.cw/index.html



Once at the web site, do the following:
Select Word Chapter 1:  Create Letter and Memos
Copy the files onto your jump drive (if you do not know how, I will help)
Book for student data files


To get the files you need for your concepts book shown to the right....
Go to this web site ----->
http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_geoghan_vistech_2/
  Visualizing Technology Complete, Second Edition