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Computer Applications Mr. Jacobson Room 717 Questions to be answered today Who is this Mr. Jacobson guy? What is this class about? How can I be successful in this class? What will a typical day look like? What is expected of students?

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computer applications

Computer Applications

Mr. Jacobson

Room 717

questions to be answered today
Questions to be answered today
  • Who is this Mr. Jacobson guy?
  • What is this class about?
  • How can I be successful in this class?
  • What will a typical day look like?
  • What is expected of students?
    • What is unique about taking a computer class?
  • What should the students expect from the teacher?
who is this mr jacobson guy
Who is this Mr. Jacobson guy?
  • Background in Physics, Math and computer graphics.
  • Second year at Millikan as teacher.
  • Eighth year as a high school teacher.
  • Lead Teacher- USA
  • What will the world be in 50 years?
what is this class about
Using computers to solve problems

Learn computer applications that will help you be more successful in other classes

Generate interest in other uses of computers

Programs We will use:





Web Browser

Fireworks and Freehand

What is this class about?
how can i be successful in this class
How can I be successful in this class?
  • Make the most of class time!
  • Ask questions
    • of yourself, your colleagues and your teacher
  • Know where we are going each day.
    • Read online syllabus and outlines
  • Seek extra help early and often
what will a typical day look like
What will a typical day look like?
  • Warm up –keyboarding practice or quick quiz
  • Short lecture- demonstration of main ideas
  • Checking for comprehension- various short activities to consolidate your understanding (group reading, quizzes, role playing)
  • Major Projects- Applying what you have learned
composition book for notes
Composition Book for Notes
  • Stays in class
  • Place for notes
  • Place for reflection
  • 10% of grade
turning in assignments
Turning in Assignments
  • Most assignments will be turned in to Mr. Jacobson via school email.
  • Some assignments will be checked directly on your computer.
  • There will be occasional written quizzes and test.
  • You will keep an organized composition book for notes.
tool for success usb drive
Tool for success- USB drive
  • There are various names for USB drives
  • Cheap, Fast storage
  • Highly recommend getting one for this class, other classes, college.
  • Will allow you to easily work between school and home on projects.
how are grades calculated
How are grades calculated?
  • Grades are calculated on a weighted category basis.

“Points” are only meaningful within a category.

What grade will you work for?

what is expected of students
Bring notebooks and other required materials.

Maintain positive, intellectual and constructive relationship with other students, teacher and yourself.

Leave distractions (music players, cell phones, magazines, etc.) at home

Keep food and drinks away from computer areas.

Awareness of teaching mode. (not talking during lectures, raising hand to contribute to class discussions, etc.)

Be at assigned workstation when the bell rings

What is expected of students?
grades a b or c
Grades A, B or C
  • Grades lower than a C will not be acceptable.
  • Extra time (lunch or afterschool) will be required to bring up grades.
what should you expect from the teacher
What should you expect from the teacher?
  • Positive and energetic approach to each day.
  • Reasonably fair, consistent assignment of grades.
  • Provide many ways to learn.
  • Fun, Funny or funny-looking. (what’s the difference?)
  • Regular feedback to students and parents.
end of day 1
End of Day 1
  • Next time:
    • Internet- Computer acceptable use
    • Using Mac OSX
    • Using school email
    • Keyboarding Practice
    • Next few assignments using internet research, Word and Powerpoint.
    • Collect information from you
using os x
Using OS X
  • Log In to Computer
  • Log In to Network ( Novell Fileserver)
  • Access Programs
  • Log In to Email
  • Saving Work
internet acceptable use policy
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
  • Email is not a private conversation
  • Internet is for educational use
  • What to avoid
    • Using email to threaten or harass
    • Inappropriate websites
  • More to come: Details on Internet Use
network of computers
Network of Computers

Email Server

District Office

File Server

Near Library

Use Web to Log in

Use “Tree” to Log in

Your Computer

Room 717

Should not need a log in

student email
Student Email

Go to Safari (web browser)

Select Student Mail link

Dialog Box:

User Name: IDNumber

Password: 6 digit birthday

Send mail to:

login to tree network
Login to “Tree” Network
  • Open dialog box through the tree icon
  • USER Name: Idnumber.2009
  • Password: 6 digit birthday
  • Hit Login button

Extension is your graduation class.

Used for logging in to PCs on campus.

This password will sync with your email password

quick review email
Quick Review- Email

Where do you click?

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Quick Review- Email


What do you type?

Name is your ID number- no class extension

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Quick Review- Email

Where do you click?

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Quick Review- Email

What do you type?

working with your fileserver
Working With Your fileserver
  • For PC’s, this is called the “N:” Drive
  • Double Click icon with your ID number on it.
  • This is space for you to save your work. You can access your work from most computers on campus.
highlights of school s website
Highlights of school’s website
  • Check your grades
  • Get the bulletin
  • See the Calendar
  • Lots of School Information
  • Mr. Jacobson’s class information
end of day 2

End of day 2

Next Time:

More OS X Basics

District Acceptable Use Policy

Next 3 Assignments

day 3 warm up
Day 3 Warm Up
  • What does “Internet Safety” mean to you?

Answer this question in your notebook on page 2.

  • Warm up
  • A couple of “Mac” Tricks
  • Reading the Acceptable Use Policy
  • Quiz
  • Email Mr. Jacobson
  • You will demonstrate your knowledge of the acceptable use of technology in the district by earning 70% or better on a “Acceptable Use” quiz.
a couple of mac tricks
A Couple of Mac Tricks
  • Different ways to switch between open windows and running programs
    • Go to the upper right corner with mouse
acceptable use policy
Acceptable Use Policy
  • On your desktop there is a file named


Open that file!

Read quietly to yourself

district guidelines and procedures
District Guidelines and Procedures
  • Each group will get a paragraph or two
  • Summarize what it means in your own words and write in your notebook
  • Identify words you do not know the meanings of and look them up
  • Be prepared to “report out”
  • You must get 70% or better to use the computers in this class
  • 15 TRUE or False- circle your answer
email mr jacobson
Email Mr. Jacobson
  • Send Mr. Jacobson an email introducing yourself. Try to include things that make you unique.
  • In the text, start with “Mr. Jacobson,”
  • Write a paragraph
  • In the subject line, include your name and period.
warm up
Warm Up

Explain in your own words how a student logs into the network and into their email. Use complete sentences.

  • Email Mr. Jacobson (if not completed)
  • Seating Chart
  • Practicing Keyboarding
  • Power Point Basics
seating chart
Seating Chart

Seating Charts model the real world

You do not get to pick your co-workers

Everyone needs to learn to work together

keyboarding practice
Keyboarding Practice

Objective: Today you will be able to start up the keyboarding program, Mavis Beacon.

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Keyboarding Practice



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power point basics
Power Point Basics

Be ready to take notes!

getting started hands on
Getting Started- Hands On
  • Click on Power point Icon at bottom of the screen.
  • Make a new presentation.
  • Insert pull down is fun!
power point a model
Power Point- A Model

Slide 1

Slide 2

Slide 3

A sequential set of slides for presenting information

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Power Point- A Model


Slide 1

Slide 2

Slide 3

Each slide can have text, pictures, drawings, sound and video

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Power Point- A Model





Text Box of Information

Slide 1

There is an order for object on each slide based on the order each object was inserted.

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Power Point- A Model

Slide 1

Slide 2

Slide 3

Transitions can be defined between slides

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Power Point- A Model

Slide 1

Slide 2

Slide 3

They can include sound effects and animation.

next time
Power Point

Internet Research

How does a computer work?

Next Time
short day
Get notebooks

Pull down keyboards

Start Power Point

Get ready for quiz

Short Day
short day power point quiz
Short Day- Power Point Quiz
  • 5 Objectives for today
  • Make a new slide (INSERT>NEW SLIDE)
  • Make a duplicate slide (INSERT>DUPLICATE SLIDE)
  • Insert a picture from a file (INSERT>PICTURE>FROM FILE)
  • Insert a text box (INSERT>TEXT BOX)