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Hardware and Software Basics. Identifying Hardware Components to Meet Application Software Requirements. Class Objectives. Demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of operating systems, software applications, and basic hardware, communication and networking components of a microcomputer system

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hardware and software basics

Hardware and Software Basics

Identifying Hardware Components to Meet Application Software Requirements

class objectives
Class Objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of operating systems, software applications, and basic hardware, communication and networking components of a microcomputer system
  • Select and use application software for a defined task according to quality, appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency
  • Explain the differences between analog and digital technology systems and give examples of each
  • Compare and contrast LANs, WANs, the Internet, and intranets
essential questions
Essential Questions
  • What problems do you wish to solve?
  • Will technology assist you in solving the problem?
  • What technology hardware and software tools are necessary?
  • What technology-based resources are readily available to you?
additional questions
Additional Questions
  • How can you determine if a new software package will work on the hardware you have available? What do you need to know to make this determination?
  • What resources are readily available to you to guide your ability to make a recommendation about purchasing new software?
  • What strategies are you using to include all learner’s special needs are met in your classroom? Is technology part of this solution? Why or why not.
what problems do you wish to solve
What problems do you wish to solve?
  • Administrative Support
  • Instructional Support
  • Curricular Based Activities
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What problems do you wish to solve?
  • Administrative Support
    • Grade book
    • Attendance
    • Student’s Personal Data
      • Parental contact information
      • ARDs
      • Discipline contracts
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What problems do you wish to solve?
  • Instructional Support
    • Educational Software
    • Interactive Books
    • Encyclopedias
    • Internet Resources
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What problems do you wish to solve?
  • Curricular Based Activities
    • Teaching with Technology
    • Teaching about Technology
hardware resources
Hardware Resources
  • Computer Systems
    • Stand-alone computers
    • Networked computer systems
      • In the classroom
      • Computer Labs
  • Internet Accessibility
  • Other Technology
    • Projection systems
    • Video and audio equipment
software resources
Software Resources
  • System Software
    • Unix, Mac OS or Microsoft Windows
  • Application Software
    • Administrative
    • Educational
    • Technology content specific
      • Desktop Publishing
      • Video Editing
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Software Resources
  • Integrated Learning Systems (ILS)
  • Combination of instructional software and administrative management tools
  • Provides simulations, drill and practice, tutorial and problem solving activities while tracking student’s progress, managing assignments and providing detailed reports
  • Most powerful and most expensive
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Software Resources
  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • Drill and practice
  • Simulations
  • Tutorials
  • Educational games
  • Problem solving
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Software Resources
  • Computer Based Resources for the Instructor
  • Many textbook publishers are providing additional teaching materials on CD-ROM to accompany and/or supplement Teacher’s Guides
    • Testing materials with automatic grading
    • Internet resources
    • Additional computer based activities that are content specific
library resources
Library Resources
  • Texas Library Connection
    • Integrated statewide resource sharing system where information resources are identified, accessed and retrieved

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/libraries/

  • The Internet Public Library
    • eBooks or online texts
    • magazines, newspapers, serials

http://www.ipl.org/

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Library Resources
  • List of online encyclopedias

http://www.ipl.org/ref/RR/static/ref32.00.00.html

  • Almanac resources

http://www.ipl.org/ref/RR/static/ref05.00.00.html

  • Dictionaries

http://www.ipl.org/ref/RR/static/ref28.05.00.html

class activities
Class Activities
  • Create a checklist that identifies hardware and software resources available within your classroom, on your school campus, within your school district.
  • Complete a software evaluation using tools provided within the content module.
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Class Activities

Within your small discussion group, identify, compare and analyze the most critical needs and problems areas within your classroom. Can technology assist you in meeting these needs and solving the problems?

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Class Activities
  • Available Resources:
  • An in-depth look at the following resources will be forthcoming in Top Down Technology Planning Module
    • National Technology Plan
    • Statewide Technology Plan
    • District wide Technology Plan
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Class Activities
  • Available Resources:
  • Texas Education Agency Website – plethora of information is available including all TEKS (in downloadable format), lesson plans, and the Texas Long-Range Technology Plan.

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

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Class Activities
  • Available Resources:
  • Technology Applications Center for Educator Development (TACED)
  • Sample technology projects, classroom activities, assessment tools and rubrics

http://www.tcet.unt.edu/START/