All resources in Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative Technical Education Resources

Resume Writing Webquest Activity

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Use this webquest to explore the basics of resume writing using existing web resources. Students will explore resume structure, format and view examples of good and bad resumes. Students will then explore the job market and create their own resumes based on their targeted job search. Lesson includes a rubric for assessment and instructor guide. Targeted for high school students and beyond. Students should have a basic understanding of computers and Microsoft Word.

Material Type: Interactive, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study

Author: Emily Swanger

Engineering: An Introduction for High School

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Introduces engineering techniques and practices to high school students. The nature of engineering and it's societal impact are covered, as well as the educational and legal requirements needed to become an engineer. This book is designed for a broad range of student abilities and does not require significant math or science prerequisites.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Baker, Dale, Ganesh, Tirupalavanam G., Krause, Stephen, Morrell, Darryl, Roberts, Chell, White-Taylor, Janel

Word Processing Using Microsoft Word

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This course is designed for the novice who has little or no word processing experience; it provides an introduction to word processing. In it, you will explore word processing skills while also learning to create a basic business letter and a business memo.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Reading, Syllabus

Meet Your Computer - Remix

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This is a short lesson designed for beginning computer users. It covers setting up a computer, parts of a computer and their functions, accessing the Internet, creating and saving documents. Within this lesson are easy to understand videos that can be paused, viewed, paused, and viewed again.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Diagram/Illustration, Interactive, Lecture

Author: Keith Martin

Computer Concepts Video Lectures

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These are the video lectures for my computer concepts course. The link above will provide anyone with FREE access to my course (use the promo code THANKYOU). Here is a description of the course: You are about to embark on an exciting journey learning about the information revolution and the incredible world of computers. This course is very practical and applicable. It focuses on teaching you skills you can use. These skills include not only specific hands-on skills, like "right-clicking" and taking "screenshots," but also skills such as keeping yourself safe online, not texting while you're driving, and what to look for when buying computers (just to mention a very small fraction of the skills this course will teach you). This is a university level course designed to introduce individuals to the world of computers, so it is rich in its depth and breadth of content. I have taught this course for over a decade and have refined it to be incredibly amazing and awesome. You are going to love this course and it will forever change your life. You will gain skills in this course which you will use for the rest of your life and which will make your life easier. Knowing how to use computers is essential in our day-and-age. This course will give you the skills you need to use computers well. Presented with high-quality video lectures, this course will visually show you how to easily do everything with computers. This is just some of what you will learn in this course: Learn the basic principles of hardware including circuits, coding schemes, binary, the five generations of computers, Moore's Law, IPOS, registers, cache, RAM, magnetic storage, optical storage, solid-state storage, ROM, BIOS, the motherboard, buses, and the CPU. Learn how to operate a computer including a vast array of hands-on skills – just to mention a few for example: managing files, backing –up files, right clicking, taking screenshots, determining your computer’s properties, upgrading your computer, changing settings on your computer. Learn how to use word processing software including the creation of a title page, document sections, headers and footers, styles, an automatically generated table of contents, the insertion of images, references, and the insertion of an automatically generated citation of works referenced. Learn how to use spreadsheet software including formulas, functions, relative references, absolute references, mixed references, and the creation of a graph or chart. Learn how to use video editing software including adding credits and transitions then publishing that video to a video hosting website such as YouTube. Learn how to use databases including table creation, the setting of a primary key, the establishment of table relationships, the setting of referential integrity, and the creation and execution of a query. Learn how to use presentation software to more effectively give presentations. Learn to do some simple programing including designing, coding, testing, debugging, and running a program. Learn about the world wide web including sending email, conducting searches , having familiarity with online educational resources such as Khan Academy, and having an awareness of online "cloud computing" tools such as Google Word Processing, Google Spreadsheets, and the many other online tools offered by Google. Learn about application software and system software including operating systems, utilities, and drivers. Learn about networks including architecture, topology, firewalls, security, wireless networks, and securing wireless networks. Learn about the Internet, the World Wide Web, censorship, the digital divide, net neutrality, differing legal jurisdictions, website creation, multimedia, social media, and eCommerce. Learn about information systems, systems development, and the systems development life cycle. Learn about program development, programming languages, and the program development life cycle. Learn about databases including table creation, primary keys, relationships, referential integrity, queries, and structured query language. Learn about privacy and security issues related to computers. Learn about robots and artificial intelligence including the Turing test. Learn about intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and the creative commons. Learn about ethics and ethical issues relating to the use of technology. Learn about health ramifications of using computers including repetitive stress injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ergonomics. Learn about e-Waste and other environmental concerns related to technology. Lifetime access to this course allows you to easily review material and continue learning new material. After taking this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how to use computers well. From beginners, to advanced users, this course is perfect for all ability levels. This course will add value to everyone's skillset.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Todd McLeod

Using Microsoft Excel 2010

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This lesson focuses on Microsoft Excel 2010. It includes YouTubes on the application's interfaces, demonstrates how to create, save, edit, insert graphics, and create and insert charts as well as user created worksheets for these skills. It concludes with a final assessment which can be used to evaluate the user's ability to use the aplication.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Homework/Assignment, Lecture, Unit of Study

Author: Keith Martin

Using Microsoft Word 2010

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This lesson focuses on Microsoft Word 2010. It includes YouTubes on the application's interfaces, demonstrates how to create, save, edit, and e-mail documents and concludes with assessments to evaluate the learner's ability to use the application.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Homework/Assignment, Unit of Study

Author: Keith Martin

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics

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This lesson focuses on Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. It includes YouTubes on the some of the application's ribbons, demonstrates how to create, save, edit, insert graphics, and create and insert tables as well as user created presentations for these skills. It concludes with a final assessment which can be used to evaluate the user's ability to use the application.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Homework/Assignment, Lecture, Unit of Study

Author: Keith Martin

Computer Skills for Success: A Step by Step guide

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This introductory class of computer skills is comprised of units that focus on basic computer hardware and the following applications: Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Photo Gallery, and Audacity. Most units begin with YouTube overviews or 'how to' presentations followed by step by step guides to using aspects of the application and then have assessment exercises and conclude with a final project for evaluation.

Material Type: Assessment, Full Course, Lecture

Author: Keith Martin

Electroplating

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In this electrochemistry activity, learners will explore two examples of electroplating. In Part 1, zinc from a galvanized nail (an iron nail which has been coated with zinc by dipping it in molten zinc) will be plated onto a copper penny. In Part 2, copper from a penny will be plated onto a nickel.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Don Rathjen, The Exploratorium

Scribbling Machines

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In this activity, learners explore electronics and motion by making a Scribbling Machine, a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path. It's made from simple materials and is based on the idea of motion created by an offset motor. Try using harvested motors and switches from discarded toys and electronics to make your Scribbling Machine - this not only keeps costs down, but is a playful and inventive way to explore how everyday objects work. To take the activity further, you can also incorporate PicoCrickets to make your Scribbling Machine more intelligent and to explore computers.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Exploratorium, National Science Foundation, The Exploratorium