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Educational Computing Skills

Assignment 1 General guidelines Submit the files electronically in a CD in class, using the file name that is given with each assessment task. (also see task 1.6) In all cases sources should be referenced. Additional marks are allocated for original work, or work that references sources that were found elsewhere beyond the sources included in the resource materials. Present your work neatly. Avoid technical, grammar, spelling and typing errors Due date: (submit in class) 6 May 2011

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1.1 Considering the context in which you teach, write two pages in which you describe why computers would benefit teaching and learning at YOUR school.

COMPUTER SKILL

Word Processor: Text entry Formatting (bold, italics, underline, font, font colour, font size) Bullet points Paragraph numbering Saving files Save the file as your student number followed by _01. e.g. 201112345_01 (10) 1.2 You are tasked by the SMT to explore the purchasing of Word Processor 25 computers, a data projector, and a projection screen, for a multimedia and internet-linked computer Text entry room at your school. Formatting (bold, italics, underline, font, Find THREE current advertisements of a complete font colour, font size) computer system and the other two items in the Tables press (online or hard copy adverts) [2]

Using the advertisements, identify and describe the main hardware components of the ideal computer system for your teaching context in terms of size/capacity/speed/type. (Analyse [7] Compare [3] and then Decide on one [1] also indicate why [2]) Use a table that has been formatted. Save the file as your student number followed by _02. e.g. 201112345_02

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COMPUTER SKILL

Find out what the individual cost of each of the hardware Spreadsheet components (see 1.2) is for spares. Create a spreadsheet in which each of these components is listed in one Data entry column (at least 8 items), and the price is listed in Express numbers another column. All figures must be expressed in Rand. as a currency Calculate the total cost of these components by making Use appropriate use of a function or a formula. The text in the function/formula spreadsheet must show evidence of formatting. The gridFormat text in the lines of the cells in which data appear, must have solid spreadsheet border around them. Use gridlines Save the file as your student number followed by _03. e.g. 201112345_03 (8) 1.4 Use the Internet to find out more about how a computer room should be set up in an educational setting. 1.4.1 Save one of the pages that you have found on the Internet. This page must be included on the folder (2). Internet Using a browser Accessing web pages Using a search tool 1.4.2 Use Microsoft Word to describe in ONE page what needs Saving web pages to be considered when a computer room in an Word Processor educational setting should be set up (SAIDE report p86Text entry 93). Contextualise this description for YOUR school. (10) Formatting Save this file as your student number followed by _04. e.g. 201112345_04 (12) 1.4.3 Use Microsoft Word or any other appropriate computer Word Processor tool to draw up a floor plan for the placement of those 25 computers and other peripherals in YOUR school. Drawing tools Make use of Drawing Tools. Save this file as your student number followed by _05. e.g. 201112345_05 (5) 1.5 Use a word processor to create a Bibliography/List of Word Processor references in which all the sources for this assignment Text entry are listed. Indicate which referencing style was used. Formatting Save this file as your student number followed by _06. e.g. 201112345_06 (5) 1.6 Create ONE FOLDER using your surname as the folder File management name. Copy all SEVEN files into this folder. Burn a CD containing the folder. Do NOT stick labels on the CD. Creating a folder Copying files Submit the CD. Burning a CD Create a folder, copy files, burn a CD, submit (5) Marks summary: 01 - (10) 05 (5) 02 (15) 06 (5) 03 (8) 1.6 (5) 04 (12) Total [60]