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Topic assignment: Ports, information size. disk drive organization due next class  
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An instructor will be available in the computer lab, lower level of library, to help if needed. Check instructors' schedules on their web page for times.
Note: These terms pretty much follow the text. You can also check this Glossary for help with definition.  You will be expected to be able to define the terms with an asterisk in your own words in a quiz at the next class.
Note: These terms pretty much follow the text. You can also check this Glossary for help with definitions.

Where are these Connections/Ports/Interface on your laptop and the CSUB lab computers:
    *External Monitor connection
     *Headphone jack
     *Microphone jack
     *pc card slot
     *USB ports
data size measurement for computers
    *byte and
Floppy Disk Drive (FDD)
floppy/hard drive organization (formatting)   
*defragment disk
*Disk Cleanup
*Scheduled tasks
    sequential storage

    direct access storage  Read/Write heads
   Hard disk
   low level formatting
   high level formatting
   root directory

Class pictures are on the web.  Go to Class Pictures on the class syllabus read instructions, open Pictures1 and check links until you find your picture and save it to:
 My Documents/_GST104 Portfolio/8 Digital Images.
You may want to rotate, crop, etc. your picture. We will work with this later.

  1. (Class demo) Learn about a computer.  It is not necessary to totally understand the following  just try to get the general idea of how these work.  Ask your instructor next class about anything you do not understand.
  2. Maintenance on a computer:
  3. Define the Terms with an "*" and improve on definitions of terms you have in your dictionary For  the folowing definitions you should have a picture copied or created in Microsoft Paint with labels to illustrate: (a) Connections/Ports/Interface --identify connections on your laptop (b) a picture for floppy/hard drive organization and Crash.  All your definitions and explanations should be understandable to someone like your self who is not in this class--keep them simple.  Ask  your instructor next class about anything you are unclear about. Save your dictionary in your portfolio:
  4. REMEMBER: You may work together in your groups to get the answers but you must understand your definitions and the writing and illustrations must be your own--not just copies from other group members or another source.

Erase all files in your homework folder.  Place a copy of all homework, in red above,  in your homework folder and bring to next class to place in class homework folder on the transfer drive