Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information Table of Contents Using Technology to Change the World 2. Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts 3. Students can practice what they are learning and demonstrate proficiency with important topics. Because she often printed papers for her classes, Jackie decided to buy a printer that could print text-based pages quickly. Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play 5. The authors focus on tasks that students can accomplish with their devices, and skills they can apply immediately in the workplace, the classroom, and at home. After a successful career in business, Alan finally realized that his true calling is education.
Before teaching, she was a vice president at Shearson Lehman Hutton in the Municipal Bond Investment Banking Department. He has been teaching at the college level since 2000. The only reason that desktop computers are used today is due to their customizability. She enjoys speaking at various professional conferences about innovative classroom strategies. Do you see desktop or laptop computers becoming obsolete in the near future? At Ursinus College, Kendall developed a successful faculty-training program for distance education instructors, and she makes conference presentations during the year. . For introductory courses in computer concepts, digital literacy, or computer literacy, often including instruction in Microsoft Office.
She placed the notebook in a stand so the 2 was elevated to eye level and was 25 inches from her eyes. Future Computer Computer technology has advanced more quickly than anyone could have ever imagined. To plug in the wireless receiver, she used a n 5 port on the front of her 6. Jackie also knew she had to buy a n 14 to back up all her files. However, nowadays laptop computers have replaced desktops in popularity and quantity. This book offers a learning system that pushes the envelope of what is possible in technology, and what is helpful in teaching.
The integrated Pearson eText allows students to experience continuous digital learning in an interactive environment. This badge represents that students have the basic digital understanding to enter the workforce and be savvy consumers. Networking: Connecting Computing Devices 8. Students stay engaged because the content covers material they want to learn e. Behind the Scenes: Databases and Information Systems 12.
Students are fully engaged as they play the role of a helpdesk staffer assisting customers via a live chat, decision-based simulation. She hooked up the monitor to the 11 port on the back of the notebook. If this trend continues, it will not be long before regular computers take on a completely different form. Videos have a short quiz and can be accessed from mobile devices for a quick review. Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices 10. Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System 7.
Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts 3. Jackie also bought a n 12 that was attached to a headset and a n 13 so she could talk to her friends over the Internet. By the end of the course they will have built 11 small apps. Description For introductory courses in computer concepts, digital literacy, or computer literacy, often including instruction in Microsoft Office. Even without an Android device, students can use the emulator and start creating. While looking at printers, Jackie also noticed widescreen 10 monitors that would provide a larger display than that on her notebook, so she bought one on sale. Although students are more comfortable with the digital environment than ever, their knowledge of the devices they use every day is still limited.
System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management 6. Thus, there is a high chance that desktop computers will be obsolete in the near future. Explore, discover, and experience technology with the interactive and adaptive Technology in Action—the book that uses technology to teach technology! Managing a Digital Lifestyle: Media and Ethics 9. Jackie had been getting a sore back and stiff arms when she sat at his desk, so she redesigned the 1 of her notebook setup. This book fits the way students are learning today. What do you think the computer of the future will be like? Each project includes instructions and a how-to video. Computer of the Future Think about how mobile our computing devices have become and the convergence of different devices such as cameras, phones, and computers.
Alan enjoys attending technical conferences and meets regularly with faculty and administrators from other colleges to discuss curriculum development and new methods of engaging students. Mary Anne has been in teaching since 1997, ranging from elementary and secondary education to Montgomery County Community College, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Muhlenberg College, and Bucks County Community College, as well as training in the professional environment. Instead of a history lesson on the microchip, the authors focus on tasks that students can accomplish with their devices, and skills they can apply immediately in the workplace, the classroom, and at home. Although she decided to keep her 8 to print photos, she decided to buy a new 9 to print her papers faster. Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security in the Business World 13. The articles come with ready-to-use discussion questions.
Kendall is a professor of Computer Science at Montgomery County Community College with teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at a number of institutions, including Villanova University, DeSales University, Ursinus College, and Arcadia University. She considered buying a larger 7 keyboard with a number pad so she could more easily input numeric data. However, it is very likely that in the future, laptops will be as easily customizable. Behind the Scenes: Software Programming 11. These appear in every chapter and are suitable for homework or class usage. These are listed in the chapter opener, throughout the text, and in the summary, so students can stay focused on what they need to learn. Digital Devices and Media: Managing a Digital Lifestyle 9.
Cloud services have also caused laptop computers to become more useful and desktop computers to become more obsolete. She decided to improve her equipment in other ways. Explore, discover, and experience technology with the interactive and adaptive Technology in Action—the book that uses technology to teach technology! Each chapter includes activities where student build programs that run on their mobile devices. . .