Technology Now: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts
- AUTHOR: Corinne Hoisington
- ISBN-13: 9781305110144
- Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
- 336 Pages Paperback
- 1st Edition
- ©2015 Published
- Prices are valid only in the respective region
TECHNOLOGY NOW: YOUR COMPANION TO SAM COMPUTER CONCEPTS helps students learn computer concepts that are essential for success in the workplace today. Technology Now aligns perfectly with the SAM Computer Concepts tasks; this 1:1 correspondence of book topics to SAM content provides a streamlined learning experience for all students, no matter what their learning style or level of experience. Adapted for print (or digital e-book) by technology expert and author Professor Corinne Hoisington, Technology Now not only compliments and reinforces the online experience, but also provides additional material beyond what is in SAM to help students learn; hands-on activities let students try new technologies and ethical issues scenarios, critical thinking activities, and team projects help to elevate their thinking and keep them engaged and motivated. Technology Now is written in simple language with fun and interesting examples that today’s students can relate to; information is current, concise and presented visually in bite-sized chunks with key terms highlighted and defined. Customize the printed book to include just the chapters that meet your course’s learning objectives, and set up your SAM course so it contains only the SAM tasks covered in the book. Use the e-book version with SAM for a 100% digital course.
Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts.
Getting Started with Computing.
Getting Started with SAM.
1. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER HARDWARE.
Computers in History. Types of Computers. Input Devices. Using the Keyboard. Using Pointing Devices. Output Devices. Central Processing Unit. Digital Data Representation. Memory. Storage.
2. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SOFTWARE.
What is Software? Software Development. Types of Software. Purchasing Software. Licensing Software. Software Problem.
3. SYSTEM SOFTWARE.
Introduction to System Software. Operating Systems. Common Operating System Tasks. Managing Your Computer's Windows. Common Operating System Features. PC Operating System Head to Head. Mobile Operating System Head to Head. File Basics. Working with Folders and Libraries. File Management. Customizing Windows.
4. APPLICATION SOFTWARE.
Word Processing. Spreadsheets. Software. Databases. Graphics Software. Mobile Applications.
5. THE WORLD WIDE WEB.
What is the Web? The Browser. Web Page Development. Using the Web to Find Information. Web Site Structure. Types of Web sites. Web Applications. Electronic Commerce. The Internet of Things.
6. PURCHASING AND MAINTAINING A COMPUTER.
Buying a Computer. Protecting Computer Hardware. Safeguarding Your Computer. Troubleshooting Common Hardware problems. Keeping Your Computer in Working Condition. Using Software to Maintain Your Computer. The Connected Computer.
7. THE CONNECTED COMPUTER.
Introduction to Networks. Connecting to a Network. How Networks Work. Types of Networks. The Internet. The Networked World. Network Risks. Network Security Basics.
8. SAFETY AND SECURITY
Personal Health Risks. Data Risks. E-mail and Internet Risks. Financial risks. Privacy Risks. Electronics and the Environment. Personal Information Security.
Digital Communication. Electronic Mail. Messaging. Podcasts and Online Conferences. Blogs and Wikis. Social Networks. Internet Etiquette.
10. INFORMATION LITERACY.
Online Information. Searching For Information. Evaluating Online Information. Search Tools.
Ethical Use of Information.
11. INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA.
Graphics. Audio. Video. Animation. Gaming. Social Media.
12. A CHANGING WORLD.
Embedded Computers. Connected Homes. Intelligent Workplaces and Classrooms. Artificial Intelligence. A Helping Hand. Green Computing. Careers.