Intro to Personal Computing by Caftori

CS-100 Introduction to Personal computing

Taught by Netiva Caftori

Office: CLS 3025; tel: 773 442-4718

Welcome to computing!

Check also our blackboard, Fall schedule and Spring schedule

Tentative Course Schedule
Week CS-100 Contents: Tues. - Thur.
1 July 5th, 2011 -- Introduction. -- The Internet. -- Windows. -- Help those who know less than you.
1-(2) 7/7/11 Chapter 1. -- Word. -- Listen to the news, maybe 91.5 FM, WBEZ.
2-(3) July 12th, 2011 Assignement 1 due--Scavenger Hunt. review for Quiz 1 on Chap. 1.
Work in teams.
2-(4) 7-14-11 Start Chapter 2
More on WORD. Quiz 1. Binary numbering
3-(5) 7/19/11 - Chapter 2. Assignment 2 due.
Spreadsheets-EXCEL. Work in teams on your PowerPoint presentation
3-(6) 7/21/11 -- Quiz 2. -- Start on Chap. 3 -- Come prepared with news items.
4-(7) 7/26/11 Assignment 3 due.
Data-base--MicroSoft Access. Review for Quiz 3 on Chap. 3.
4-(8) 7/28/11 Assignement 4 due. Quiz 3 on Chap. 3. On Thur. work in teams.
5-(9) Aug. 2nd, 2011 Assignment 5 due. Go over Chap. 4
5-(10) 8-4-11 Green day:) Assignment 6 due. Team presentations. ~ Women in Computing
6-(11) 8/9/11 Last day for Summer I Assig. 7 and assig. 8 are due. Last presentations. Have a rest. Have some fun:)

Have a nice summer.
Turn in any late assignments and student evaluation of peer presentations the week before last. No final exam. Have a great break!


Grading philosophy

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There will be 8 or 9 assignments. Will drop off lowest grade.

There will be about 4 quizzes.

Participation in class discussions will count for 10%.

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Textbooks and tools

Practice makes Perfect

Microsoft Office cheap prices for NEIU students.
Tutorials: (on Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) on the web at by Bernard Poole or if you choose to download

Read early and often

The following text is for the theory part of the course:
The Computer Continuum by Kurt Lauckner. A custom edition of the 4th edition.
All quizzes will be based on this textbook.

Lab Hours

All open labs are open

I do not guarantee these hours are current. Just make sure you do mostly university work there or net control will get you...:)

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