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                                                            WEEK OF MARCH 2, 2015 - MARCH 6, 2015

 

 

MOODLE:

  • All Classes are using Moodle

  • All Study Materials, Study Guides, and Activities are detailed and available

  • Students are able to access materials for study outside of class if necessary

  • Students who miss class are able to review what was covered and not fall behind


***************************************************************COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS***************************************************************

  • Last week we completed and presented the Chapters 1-9 Digital Posters.
  • This week we will complete TEAM RESEARCH PROJECTS for Chapter 9 - Operating Systems - Managing, Coordinating, and Monitoring Resources.
  • The received a detailed instruction form and requirements
  • The students were given a book previously to take home and keep at home for this class, so they have "checked out" a specific number of book, and they are responsible for returning the book at the end of the year.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Define an operating system.
  • Describe the start-up process and shut-down options on computers and mobile devices.
  • Explain how an operating system provides a user interface, manages programs, manages memory, and coordinates tasks.
  • Describe how an operating system enables users to configure devices, establish an internet connection, and monitor performance.
  • Identify file-management and other tools included with an operating system, along with ways to update operating system software.

 LEARNING ACTIVITIES

  1. CHAPTER 9 TEAM RESEARCH PROJECT WORTH 50 POINTS DUE FRIDAY MARCH 6

 

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****FINAL PROJECT DUE FRIDAY MAY 15, 2015****

FINAL PROJECT WORTH 100 POINTS

  • Go to; http://alison.com/courses/ABC-IT
  • Sign Up for a Free Student Account
  • Email me proof of your registration; vicki.bealman@tvcs.org

Students will complete all modules of the “ALISON ABC IT” course.

Earn Your Diploma in IT

Improve your computer skills and IT knowledge today

Course Description

ALISON ABC IT is free online self-certifiable IT course which comprehensively introduces the beginner and near beginner to IT literacy. ABC IT introduces the learner to the basic concepts of computing and teaches how computing can be an everyday feature of life and work.

This IT online training course provides learners with the IT skills so necessary in today's workplace. It covers basic Microsoft Office computer applications and touch typing training.

Learning Outcomes

  1. You will understand the functions of a computer.
  2. You will learn about IT safety and environmentally friendly ways to dispose of computer parts.
  3. You will know the legal matters involved in IT and
  4. Gain a greater knowledge of computer software and hardware.
  5. You will have the skills to manage the desktop on your computer and the ability to manage files effectively.
  6. You will know the steps involved when reviewing a virus on your computer.
  7. How to touch type as well as how to use email, word processing applications, and many more important tasks that will help you to accomplish your goals successfully.

REQUIRED MODULES

  1. ABC IT - Introduction
  2. ABC IT-1: Basic Concepts
  3. ABC IT-2: Software Applications
  4. ABC IT-3: Practical IT Skills

STUDENTS MUST EMAIL ME CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Certification

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

GRADING RUBRIC

  • ALL STUDENTS WHO SUBMIT THEIR ALLISON DIPLOMA BY DUE DATE WILL SCORE 100 POINTS.

DUE DATE

FRIDAY MAY 15, 2015

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********************************************FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING**************************************************************

Last week we completed and presented CHAPTER 1-6 DIGITAL POSTERS

 THIS WEEK:

QUALITY CONTROL and TESTING

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

  • 30.0 - Explain the types, uses, and limitations of testing for ensuring quality control.
  • 30.01 - Explain the uses and limits of testing in ensuring program quality
  • 30.02 - Explain testing performed at different stages of the program development cycle (unit testing, system testing, user acceptance testing)
  • 30.03 - Describe data and the use of test plans/scripts to be used in program testing
  • 30.04 - Describe and identify types of programming errors (syntactical, logic, usability, requirements mismatch)
  • 30.05 - Identify the data to be sued for boundary conditions
  • 30.06 - Explain different types of testing (usability, automated, regression) and testing tools

 

 HANDS ON LEARNING ACTIVITIES

  1. QUALITY CONTROL and TESTING TEAM PROJECTS WORTH 50 POINTS DUE FRIDAY MARCH 6

 

***************************************************************PROGRAMMING ESSENTIALS***************************************************************

Last week we completed "Algorithms", "Step-Form Algorithms", and "Pseudocode Program Design" 

This Week Students will :

CHAPTER 8 - "Sub and Function Procedures"

LEARNING OBJECTI

  • Create and call an independent Sub procedure
  • Pass data to a procedure
  • Explain the difference between passing data by value and passing data by reference
  • Code the CheckedChanged event procedure
  • Desk-check an application’s code
  • Associate a procedure with more than one object and event
  • Explain the purpose of the sender and e parameters
  • Explain the difference between Sub and Function procedures
  • Create and invoke a Function procedure
  • Convert an Object variable to a different type using the TryCast operator
  • Utilize a timer control

 

HANDS ON LEARNING ACTIVITIES

 

  • TEAM PROGRAMMING TUTORIAL 25 Points
  • TEAM CASE PROJECTS 50 Points

 

NOTE: We are working on Visual Basic right now, which means the students will learn and create languages, user interfaces, and computer          

                                                                                 programs for the "business world".

 

  • VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS 2013 is the software we are using and it is a free download for anyone. Some students have it on USB drives so they can install it at home, because it is important that they have extra time outside of class to work on their programs. If your student has not installed this at home, it is important that they do so if at all possible. I do not want them to fall behind in their work.

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****FINAL PROJECT DUE FRIDAY MAY 15, 2015****

FINAL PROJECT WORTH 100 POINTS

Go to;http://alison.com/courses/Diploma-in-Programming-in-C

Sign Up for a Free Student Account

Email me proof of your registration; vicki.bealman@tvcs.org

Students will complete all modules of the “Diploma in C Programming” course.

Earn Your Diploma in C Programming

Learn about software programming using the C programming language.

Course Description

The C programming language is one of the most popular and widely used programming languages and is commonly used to program operating systems such as Unix. It is a general-purpose programming language and one of the main advantages of programming in C is that it allows the programmer to write directly to memory.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to program in C;

  • Learn about program flow;

  • Learn about functions, methods and routines;

  • How to use arguments and return values; 

  • How to run a simple C program;

  • Understand the basics of numeric overflow;

  • Understand how numbers are encoded as characters in ASCII;

  • Learn about the connection between function return values and variables;

  • Learn about variables when programming in C;

  • Understand the use of arrays and pointers;

  • Understand the concept of control flow;

  • Learn more about the use of statements and logic in C programming;

  • Understand the mechanisms for controlling flow statements;

  • Learn how to implement simple statements in C;

  • Learn more about logical operators such as OR, GOTO and the While loop;

  • Using pointers for direct memory access and manipulation in C;

  • How to change the memory address contained within a pointer;

  • Understand why you need to learn pointers;

  • Learn more about the char pointer;

  • Introduce constants and string literals in C;

  • Introduce the character string as an array of characters in C;

REQUIRED MODULES

  1. Introduction to Programming
  2. Binary and Hexadecimal
  3. How Programming Works
  4. Program Flow 
  5. Writing Your First Program
  6. Programming in C - First Assessment
  7. Numbers
  8. Variables
  9. Arrays and Pointers
  10. Programming in C - Second Assessment
  11. Using Pointers
  12. Constants and String Literals
  13. Programming in C - Third Assessment
  14. Conditional Flow Statements
  15. Using Statements
  16. Programming in C - Fourth Assessment
  17. Programming in C - Final Assessment

 

STUDENTS WILL EMAIL ME SCREEN SHOTS OF ALL SUCCESSFULLY PASSED ASSESSMENTS

SCORE OF 80% or GREATER to PASS  

Total of 5 Assessments

Certification

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

GRADING RUBRIC

ALL STUDENTS WHO SUBMIT THEIR ALLISON DIPLOMA WILL SCORE 100 POINTS.

PASS 4 ASSESSMENTS SCORE 80 POINTS

PASS 3 ASSESSMENTS SCORE 60 POINTS

PASS 2 ASSESSMENTS SCORE 40 POINTS

PASS 1 ASSESSMENT SCORE 20 POINTS

DUE DATE

FRIDAY MAY 15, 2015

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As always, if you have any questions or concerns, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me!

Contact: vicki.bealman@tvcs.org

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