Professor Eileen P. Zisk
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Textbooks:Visualizing Technology by Debra Geoghan, Fourth 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
In-class lab assignments cannot be made up.  You must be "in class" to get credit for an in-class lab.
Grading for Lab Assignments:  -5 points minor error and -10 points major error


 

     Spring Semester 2016
 
COMI 1100 151 Intro to Computers Wednesday and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Room 2433

Please click here -----> Course Syllabus
Spring, 2016

You need a jump drive for this class   

Important Dates
MIDTERM EXAM is March 11th
March 16th Mid-Term Grades Are Due
March 21-27 is Spring Recess
April 8th:  Professional Day - NO CLASSES AT CCRI
May 6th:  Last Class


   
     
Wednesday, January 27th



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

Microsoft Word Beginning Functions -- print this out

THIS IS JEOPARDY

  Friday, January 29th

Finish Chapter 1 Concepts Book


Continue with Microsoft Word Beginning Functions

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


Chapter 1 Exam due Friday, February 5th at 11:00 a.m. before we start class


In the News:


App and Feelings
Amazon Speakers
Amazon Adds Content
Encrypted Phone Challenges






     
Wednesday, February 3rd

REMINDER:  CHAP 1 EXAM DUE FEB 5TH AT 11:00

Just sayin'........


 Chap 7 Concepts Book
Chapter 7 Exam due Feb. 12th before we start class

How To Fact Check The Internet

Interesting Web Sites

Introduction to the Snipping Tool pp. 24-25 Concepts Book

More Microsoft Word from printout
Click here to download the Class Document: ---->  Class.doc

  Friday, February 5th

SNOW DAY CCRI CANCELLED CLASSES AS OF NOON TODAY

CHAP 1 EXAM WILL BE DUE WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10TH AT 11:00









     
     
Wednesday, Feb. 10th

Chapter 1 exam due today at 11:00 before class starts
MYITLAB Word Chapter 1 Simulation training due today before you leave class

Beginning of Chap 2 in Concepts Book
Chapter 2 Exam due Feb. 17th at 11:00 before we begin class

Today's News:
Apple and Malware
Apple and Ad Blockers
Android Phone and Facebook
Twitter and Emojis


Firefox or Google Chrome:
Register for MYITLAB (you need the code that came with your book)
http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com      MYITLAB using Firefox or Google Crome (YOU CANNOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER) 
Word Chapter 1 Simulation training due today before you leave class

Student Registration Instructions

Instructor's Course ID:  zisk02386

First Time Using MYITLAB After You Register
  Friday, Feb. 12th

Finish Chap 2 in Concepts Book

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

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

Word Lab 1 from Orange Spiral Bound Book pp. 117 - 135 DUE Feb. 19th
     1.  Do not due steps 5 through 10 on page 121 (After you finish step 4 on page 120, proceed to page 122).
     2.  Do not due steps 1 through 8 on page 128 (After you finish step 7 on page 127, proceed to page 129).
     3.  Do not due steps 14 and 15 on page 129.

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 YOU NEED.

Word Lab 2 Orange Book Skills Review pp. 143 and 144 due Feb. 19th at the beginning of class

Word Lab 3 Orange Book Skills Assessment 1 p. 145 due Feb. 19th at the beginning of class.  On page 135, after you complete Step 9, PRINT OUT THE DOCUMENT.   Hand in the printed copy to your instructor.
     
Wednesday, Feb. 17th

Chapter 2 Exam due today at 11:00 before we begin class

Begin Chapter 3 in the Concepts Book

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 Feb. 24th.

Here is an example of a strip that I created:



  Friday, Feb. 19th

Word Labs 1, 2, and 3 due today at 11:00 before we begin class

Finish Chap. 3 in Concepts Book
Chap 3 Exam due March 2nd

The Snipping Tool, The Print Screen Key, Insert Screenshot - 3 ways to capture what's on your computer screen

Microsoft Word Text Wrapping and aligning pictures with text

Windows Operating System:
Print this out: shortcut keystrokes for windows 10

Windows 10 Tricks and Tips:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2875600/windows/windows-10-the-best-tips-tricks-and-tweaks.html#slide8


File Explorer (Windows Explorer and formerly File Manager)

More Word -Click here to download themovers.doc ------> Movers.doc

Practice for the Midterm

     

Wednesday, Feb 24th

Chap 4 Concepts Book

Chapter 4 Exam due Friday March 4th at  11:00 before class  begins

Practice for the Midterm
 

Friday, Feb. 26th

Off-Campus Assignment - Time for visiting Staples or Best Buy to complete Chapter 4 Exam



     
Wednesday, March 2nd

Chap 3 Exam due today

Practice for the Midterm


INFOGRAPHICS (your infographic is due March 16th)


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

 

In-Class Lab - research topics for your infographic.  Come up with 3 possible topics for your infographic.  Research software you are going to use for your infographic.

Due at end of class:  3 possible topics for your infographic.  Type your name in a word document and then press enter.  Using the numbering tool, type the names of the 3 possible topics for your infographic.  Print out and hand in to instructor.

  Friday, March 4th

Chapter 4 Exam due today at 11:00 before class begins

New Way of Transportation:  https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/D4uSWtazRCM?rel=0

http://gizmodo.com/gmail-officially-adds-undo-send-turn-it-on-right-now-1713353235

iPhone 5C explodes in New York man's pocket - AOL.com



Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Print this out -----> Beginning Concepts of Excel

Copy the Student Data Files for Excel.  Here is the link for the student data files:  Excel Chapter 1: Create Workbooks with Excel 2013

Excel Lab 1 due Wednesday March 16th before class begins 
Orange Book pp. 273 through 293 - you will have TWO printouts as follows:

Printouts:  Page 293, step 6 print out as directed. (This is printout number 1)

Then print the 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". (This is printout number 2)



















     
Wednesday, March 9th

Copy the Student Data Files for Excel.  Here is the link for the student data files:  Excel Chapter 1: Create Workbooks with Excel 2013

Excel Lab 1 due Wednesday March 16th before class begins 
Orange Book pp. 273 through 293 - you will have TWO printouts as follows:

Printouts:  Page 293, step 6 print out as directed. (This is printout number 1)

Then print the 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". (This is printout number 2)


Print this out -----> More Excel


Introduction to the Stock Portfolio Contest

Beginning information on stocks

This website will give you a complete listing of all stocks that trade on the New York Stock Exchange in alphabetic order:  http://eoddata.com/symbols.aspx

Set up stock portfolio in class--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

  Friday, March 11th

MIDTERM EXAM






     
     
Wednesday, March 16

Excel Lab 1 due today before class begins

Infographic due today before class begins

Begin Chapter 5 Concepts Book


MYITLAB: log into MYITLAB and complete the Excel Simulation (the same process that you have done for the Word Simulations)  Here is the link:  http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/ .  This lab is due by Friday April 1st before class begins.


Please Note:  All lab assignments that are homework assignments are due BEFORE class begins at 11:00


Excel Lab 2 Orange Book pp. 299-300:  print the formulas as well as the worksheet due March 30th
Excel Lab 3 Orange Book p. 301 print the formulas as well as the worksheet due March 30th
  Friday, March 18th

Finish Chapter 5 Concepts Book

Link to Chapter 5 Exam due April 6th before class begins


Vote on Infographics and Award Prize

What you need to do BEFORE you leave class today:

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


2.U
pdate your stock portfolio and email it to me before you leave class today

3.  Work on MYITLAB simulation so that you can finish it by the due date.

     
Semester Break March 21st through March 27th   Semester Break March 21st through March 27th
     
Wednesday, March 30th

Excel Lab 2 and Lab 3 due today before class begins

Begin Chapter 6 Concepts Book

Chap 6 Exam due April 13th

Excel Worksheet to be done in class--vt_ch05_excel.xls.  Completed worksheet due at the end of class. Print the formulas and fit on one page landscape.  Print as displayed and fit on one page landscape. Hand in to instructor.







  Friday, April 1st

MYITLAB Excel simulations due today before class begins (these simulations are from the MYITLAB online program and there is nothing to print--everything is done online)

Finish Chapter 6 Concepts Book

Intro to PowerPoint

PowerPoint Lab 1 Orange book pp.584-603.   After step 7  on page 603, print out as directed. This is the end of the lab due April 13th

Rio Rancho Worksheet due today at the end of class.  We will do this together in class.  This is a graded assignment.

Update your stock portfolio and email me a copy before you leave class today
     

Wednesday, April 6th

Intro to chap 8 (parts of)

Chapter 5 Exam due today before class begins

vt_ch05_ppt.ppt
vt_ch05_image1.jpg

PowerPoint Lab 2:  My Best Vacation Ever due April 15th before class begins
I will copy your slideshow from your jump drive onto my jump drive

You will create your own PowerPoint presentation.  You must have at least 8 slides, text and pictures on each slide (pictures sized appropriately).  First slide should be a title slide introducing your topic and with a subtitle being your name.  The title for the slide show is MY BEST VACATION EVER

NOTE:  Slides must contain TEXT as well as pictures.  Do not fill the slides with pictures and have little or no text.  Include where the vacation location was, when you went on vacation, who went on this vacation with you, why you chose this vacation place, what you did when you were on vacation, points and places of interest at the vacation location, what food the vacation location offered, and why you would urge anyone to choose this vacation spot.  Any other information that you would like to include can be included.
 
Friday, April 8th

CCRI Cancelled Classes Today due to Professional Day



   
Wednesday, April 13th

Please Note:  The final exam in this class is done using MYITLAB


Intro to Chap 9 (parts of)

Time given in class to work on "My Best Vacation Ever" powerpoint slideshow.  Reminder:  This is due April 15th at the beginning of class.



Chap 6 Exam due today before class begins 


PowerPoint Lab 1 Orange book pp.584-605 due
today before class begins

Integrating Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Excel
PowerPoint
Word
  Friday, April 15th

My Best Vacation Ever slideshow due.  You need to bring your jump drive with your presentation on it to class so I can copy it onto my jump drive




Print this out----->Paint Instructions
Paint Lab 1: print flower, star and E, Snow People due April 22nd
Paint Lab 2:  Your Own Creation
due
April 22nd


Update your stock portfolio and email me a copy before you leave class today
     
Wednesday, April 20th

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/

Begin Interactive Resume


MYITLAB:  PowerPoint Simulation due before you leave class today



  Friday April 22nd

Paint Lab 1 and Lab 2 due today before class begins


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

Webs due May 4th at 11:00.  You need your jump drive.  You need to copy your web from your jump drive to my jump drive.




Update your stock portfolio and email me a copy before you leave class today
     
Wednesday, April 27th

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

Introduction to Microsoft Access
Microsoft Excel Student Grades


Work on Webs
  Friday, April 29th

Work on Webs

Update your stock portfolio and email me a copy before you leave class today
     
Wednesday, May 4th

Make up day -- you can make up one assignment that you missed during the semester

Give Stock Portfolio Awards Today
  Friday, May 6th

Final Exam for those students who have to take it
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Student Data Files Needed for Lab Assignments
To get the files you need fore 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)
 



     
To get the files you need for your concepts book shown to the  right....
Go to the web site below:
  Visualizing Technology Complete, Second Edition
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
vt_ch06_excel.xls    
Links Exam 1A

Step 7 Link      http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-vs-apple-history-of-apples-fight-over-the-locked-san-bernardino-shooters-iphone

 

Step 15 Link      http://computer.howstuffworks.com/workplace-surveillance1.htm

 

Step 18 Link      http://computer.howstuffworks.com/workplace-surveillance2.htm

 

Step 19 Link      https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/google-search-archive/

















  Links Exam 1B

Step 7 Link     http://computer.howstuffworks.com/what-is-doxxing.htm

 

Step 11 Link    http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/phone-stalking.htm

 

Step 20 Link    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2013/05/10/15-ways-google-monitors-you

 

Step 24 Link    https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/google-search-archive/