A Young Person's Guide to Information Technology Book Four Organizing Information

A Young Person's Guide to Information Technology Book Four Organizing Information (A Young Person's Guide to Information Technology#4) | 3rd Edition

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ISBN: 9780988027237
Language: English

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This is the fourth book in a series of ten electronic books designed to educate young children and school-age students about information technologies and the digital world they live in. Who will benefit from this book? This book is most suitable for young people in their later elementary levels at school. It is also very helpful for teachers introducing ICT or integrating it into the curriculum. The book is colorful, creative and contains many challenges and activities designed to help young students understand how digital technologies work and how they may efficiently use them to learn and communicate. The book also contains an integrated Continuous Assessment process which may be of value in some educational environments. Modules at each level are divided into skills and knowledge-focused units. At the end of each unit students may describe what they have learned and their parent or teacher may award points for each item covered. Marks may be accumulated throughout the school year. A grade based upon the total points accumulated may be awarded at any time during the year. There are no tests or examinations in this program. What are the intended uses of this book? 1.This book is designed to support both teachers and students in existing ICT curricula and may be useful in areas such as Science, Language Arts, Mathematics and the Arts. 2.The book supports public and private education systems’ instruction and skills training programs to ensure that young people possess the knowledge and skills to function in a digital society, and ultimately to prepare them for entry into higher education and an increasingly digital and computer-based workforce. 3. Students and parents may use the book for home schooling use in support of study projects and personal skills development.

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Publisher ITCA Digital Education Systems Corporation
ISBN 9780988027237
Publishing Date 25-Mar-2014
Language English
Series A Young Person's Guide to Information Technology#4
Edition 3rd Edition
Territorial Rights
Worldwide

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Software Requirements Adobe Digital Edition Ver 1.7
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Contents


Contents: Book Four comprises five modules: Module 1: Understanding My Computer and My Cell Phone The theme of this module is learning how to use a computer and a cell phone efficiently. This includes understanding how a computer is designed, how hardware and software interact, and the role of an operating system. Students also learn how to make constructive use of a computer in creating personal projects. Unit One: How Does a Cell Phone work? Unit Two: How Does My Computer Work? Unit Three: What is an Operating System? Unit Four: Working with Documents Unit Five: Working with Graphics Unit Six: Annoying Things About My Computer Module 2: Organizing And Presenting Ideas The theme of this module is the manipulation of information: searching, working with databases and spreadsheets, and using LOGO to communicate. Unit One: How Do We Search For Information? Unit Two: How Do We Change Information? Unit Three: Let's Present Ideas Module 3: Sorting And Classifying Information This module focuses on helping students to classify information. The goal is that students will understand that effective communication is based upon accurate organization of information; and that this requires knowledge of how to create classifications and categories. Unit One: Let's Discover How To Sort Information Unit Two: Let's Discover How To Classify Information Unit Three: Let's Discover How To Group Information Unit Four: Let's Discover How To Search, Group and Classify Module 4: Organizing Data This module guides students through the processes involved in storing and retrieving data and developing thinking skills related to the creation of information sets and patterns. Unit One: Storing and Sharing Text and Pictures on a Cell Phone or a Tablet Unit One: Storing and Retrieving Information Unit Two: Developing Our Thinking Skills Unit Three: Let's Explore Ways To Recognize and Create Patterns Web Quest: Escape From The Zoo Module 5: Finding Objects That Respond To Signals This module introduces young students to signs, signals and programs, moving towards learning about basic programming processes. Unit One: Let's Find Signs And Signals Unit Two: Let's Find Sequences Unit Three: Let's Design The Right Choices Unit Four: Let's Design And Send Signals

About the Author


Dr. Geoff Potter Dr. Geoff Potter  » Click here to see author page

Dr. Geoff Potter is a teacher and professor of education and information technology. He holds several degrees including a PhD from the University of Sheffield in England.

He has broad international experience in designing and developing educational ICT systems and programs in Britain, the USA, Canada, Mexico, China, India, Australia and Southeast Asia.

As digital information systems have evolved globally Dr. Potter has developed their applications to learning and teaching, creating model schools, instructional systems, curricula and online programs.

Possessing an extensive global knowledge of information and computer-based technologies, Dr. Potter is one of the world’s foremost authorities on ICT teaching and instructional programs. His instructional models and systems are in use in universities and schools worldwide.

The focus of Dr. Potter’s research and educational practice is the education and training of young people to function competently in increasingly digital and information-base environments. He has worked extensively in technical and program design, distance education and the on-line delivery of courseware.

Efficiency in the use of computers and associated technologies is becoming essential for young peoples’ success in both education and the workplace. To address this global development, Dr. Potter has recently created a comprehensive series of books designed to educate young people in technological literacy. The ten e-books comprise a systematic educational program leading towards mastery of the competencies required by young people to enter university, college specialized training programs or the digital workplace.


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