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Basic Computer Knowledge - Quiz
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This lesson is part of the Digital Literacy curriculum and is taken from the Northstar Digital Literacy standards for Basic Computer Knowledge.
The teaching and quiz are designed for ESL Level 1 and 2 students but could be delivered at any level with some modifications.
The quiz can be delivered in printed form, particularly with Pre-Lit students.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Brian Faloon
Date Added:
05/23/2018
Computer Hardware (02:02): Processors
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Before keyboards, printers, even monitors there was processing. Processing is the reason computers are computers. Processing is the ability of the computer to take in raw data and basically make sense of it.

In this video we look at: Microprocessor (CPUs), Moore's Law, and Motherboard.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Hardware (02:03): Storage
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We examine storage devices in computers. This storage lecture has been broken up into to two section, this one focuses on hard drives and RAM, the next video covered removable storage devices.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Hardware (02:06): Output Devices
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Our last video in our Computer Hardware lesson, part of the Introduction to Computers course.

This video looks at the most common output devices found on a computer we also list out top 5 resources, be sure to check them out.

http://arstechnica.com/
http://www.cnet.com/
http://www.newegg.com/
http://www.tigerdirect.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:01): Software Basics
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The first video in the Computer Software series, part of our Introduction to Computers course. This video looks at the general types of software, software development, the software development life cycle, as well as explains what computer programers do.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:02): Boot Process
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Welcome to one of the most geeky videos in the entire series. This video will introduce you to the computer boot process, the way a computer starts from the moment you turn the computer on, till the operating system kicks in.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:04): Types of Operating System
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In the previous video we looked at the basics of operating systems. In this video we take a look at the current operating systems available to consumer. In addition to looking at Windows, we also cover the current Mac OS X, Linux and Mobile Operating systems.

Links from video:
http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:05): Application Software
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Our last video in the Computer Software lesson, part of our Introduction to Computers curriculum.

In this video we look at the types of application users can find. We talk about business software and personal software. We also give our 3-5 to picks for viewers to check out.

Links from video:
http://www.lynda.com/
http://teamtreehouse.com/
https://www.udemy.com/courses/
https://evernote.com/
http://www.openoffice.org/
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
http://bricklin.com/history/vcexecutable.htm
http://www.cultofmac.com/90060/how-to-completely-uninstall-software-under-mac-os-x-macrx/
https://reporting.bsa.org/r/report/add.aspx?src=us&ln=en-us

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Creating a Spreadsheet
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Students create a spreadsheet to quantify, analyze and determine the experiences and views towards technology of the Computer Commuter users.

Students create the layout of the spreadsheet that best suits the data in the survey. Questions are in different formats: multiple choice and short answer. The student must determine how to set up the spreadsheet to make the data easy and efficiently understandable.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Mary Quick
Date Added:
05/02/2018
Cyber Sleuth
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In this lesson, learners use a Web-based customized version of ImageJ to investigate the properties of digital images as they relate to forensic science. Several images are taken from criminal evidence (ATM documents, license plates, etc.), but require image enhancement to reveal full detail. A set of micrographs of hair samples is also provided, and, after classifying and measuring the samples, students are able to identify the suspect most likely to have been at the crime scene.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Simplified Image Management and Processing Learning Environment for Science (SIMPLE Science)
Date Added:
11/02/2014
Database (08:02): Database Management Systems
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Database Management Systems is the software that allows us to create and use a database. This video looks at the DBMS, their functions, some examples of popular software solutions and a quick look at Structured Query Language (SQL)

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/26/2014
Database (08:04): Some Final Bits
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Our final database video. This one looks at some odds and ends. We examine: Data Warehouse, Data Mining, Big Data. I also talk about the ethics of data mining from the NSA and CDC, and how they are different.

We also give out top picks for the lesson.

Links from Video:
•http://www.w3schools.com/sql/
•What is Database & SQL by Guru99 http://youtu.be/FR4QIeZaPeM
•What is a database http://youtu.be/t8jgX1f8kc4
•MySQL Database For Beginners https://www.udemy.com/mysql-database-for-beginners2/

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/26/2014
Digital Citizenship Resources
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This annotated list (from the MSDE Blackboard website) is intended to provide teachers links to resources that can be used to teach digital citizenship and other technology related concepts and skills. The resources listed are considered free to use but are not necessarily openly licensed materials unless otherwise noted. Feel free to remix this document to delete any links that are not useful to you and add any resources you find worthwhile.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Tracy Cramer
Alyssa King
Date Added:
09/17/2018