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Lab Assignment Due next class
Topic: Using your Laptop for classes
The broad goals
for GS104b are (1) review and expand your knowledge of applications
started in GS104a (2) to learn to use your
computer in your classes (3) make you a "hacker"
(problem solver) capable of figuring out how to ask and answer
computers and solve your computer problems. Knowing exactly how to perform every function in programs is
not the goal but as always vocabulary
is important! If you don't know the words and understand their
you cannot begin to find solutions.
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|A GS104a Instructor will be available in
computer lab, lower level of library, to help if needed every Friday
and often Saturday or Sunday. (check their schedules for specific
times). The class assistant is available
at the OASIS center during his office hours.
Review terms from GS104a assignments and the
text. Most you probably know and have in your dictionary.
The terms with an "*" you will be expected to be able to define and
give an example without accessing other sources. You can learn about
these terms as you go through the sources for this assignment.
Check with your instructor or the class assistant during their office
hours if you need help with these terms. In addition to the class and
text documentation you can
also check this Glossary
or Google for
help with definitions you may not find.
[* already in your dictionary *
new term this quarter]
Syllabus: Thoroughly review the
and schedule. Be
sure and carefully examine the section and link on
plagerism. Come prepared
Wednesday to answer any question
about the syllabus. Ask for clarification if you do not understand
something on the syllabus.
MyYahoo [Class Demo]:
In MyYahoo (1) place the
times for exams, papers and finals for your
current classes this quarter on your Calendar ,
(2) place links for your spring class web pages in My
completing your calendar for
each month (a)
choose a printable view ,
print each month of your quarter
schedule--bring the printed copy as homework.
3. Dictionary: Improve your definitions, make the
wording understandable to a neophite, draw a picture if it helps, give
more then one example if useful. All
"*" should be clearly with example(s) where appropriate. Define new terms in your own
just copy and
another source). Your definitions should be clear, complete and
understandable to someone like your
self who is not in this class. Your understanding the
concept is the goal for creating definitions. If you do not
understand a concept ask fellow class members then your instructor.
4. Download and install
(a) Skype, a VOIP and video program.
Read about and download Skype from Google Pack.
We will discuss setup next class.
(b) Mozilla a web browser and web creation program. Read
about and download from Mozilla.
discuss how to use Mozilla to make a web page sort of like mine next class. If you have time you might try experimenting using Mozilla
create a web page.
6. Review Computers
and Society Links. This quarter we are going to become more
about computer technology and it's social importance. To aid in
quest we have created a web site that will contain current news on
computers and society. You will be expected to read these each
week. New links will be added as they appear in
media. Questions may be asked on quizzes, midterm and final about the
links on this page.
the previous documents
homework folder (mine would be named
rossjHW). Print a
copy of all homework, in
red above, and bring to