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The Future of Computer Technology

“In few years, everywhere you turn, a computer will be there to assist, to inform or simply to play with” – Deanna J. Dragunas

Therefore it is never too late to learn computer. Learning basic skills would be good just because the world today is just getting overwhelmed with computers and most jobs require a little bit of skill but not that much.

So what are you waiting for? Be a computer literate now.

Dear students,

I have uploaded this enhancement video tutorial on how to perform calculation using functions and formula in Excel 2007. Hope you will find this video useful for your learning. Enjoy watching!!

 

[Thank you to SchoolFreeware for this video]

Dear students,

So far you have learned MS Excel 2007 up until excel computation using formula and functions. Thus, to assess your knowledge and understanding in applying the skills learned, therefore on 30th January 2012, I will be giving you MS Excel 2007 Test Part1; which takes up 15% from the overall 40% of Excel.

This upcoming test will cover up to Formula and Functions. A gentle reminder to all; please make an effort and try out the revision papers I have given out during the end of lesson on 16th January 2012 and please do read all the notes given on MS Excel.

Any difficulties arise; do not hesitate to text or email me up.

Good luck and all the best to all students of PD/ELE/15.

 

PS: HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2012 TO ALL

 

 

Cheers~

 

New Year Greeting

Image taken from speaktoday.com

    “May you have many reasons to smile, to celebrate and to toast all year-round!!”

Dear Students,

First of all, thank you for submitting your Word Assignment last October 2011. I have finished marking your assignment and some of you did a very good work with the assignment. This assignment cover 30% of your overall course mark, thus below is the result list:

And for those with low mark, do not worry you can do better and top up your effort for your next test or assignment. I wish you all the best.

Happy New Year to all and hope to see you all in year 2012 :).

Cheers!

Twitter like discussion tool

What is this discussion tool? What are the benefits of using it?

Introducing Today’s Meet a twitter like discussion tool. How can teacher used this tool in the classroom?

Today’s Meet is a microblogging (limit of 140 characters) backchannel that empowers computer classroom teachers to generate a discussion, without the interference of raised hands or student disruption.

So how can teachers use them in their lesson? Teachers can use it in class to conduct online discussion, while channeling the results onto one web page. Its hassle free, no need for registration, no password is needed. You can also set the duration this duration either one hour, one week, one month or one year.

Let’s watch this video to get to know more on Today’s Meet.

[Thank you to LearnitN5 for this video]

 

 

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This video is part of our coursework in Diploma in Technical Education, UBD. This mini-project video was created by Aisyah, Qistinah and myself.  Since all three of us teaches Computer, therefore we had decided to create a simple video on INPUT, PROCESS, OUTPUT & STORAGE, in which we can use this video as our teaching resources in the near future (hopefully).

At first, we were planning on using Window Movie Maker to create the video, but then due to some circumstances, we decided to use Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx) as the platform and then convert them into video (.wmv).

Hope you like this video. 🙂

[Thank you to QistinahJr for uploading this video onto YouTube]

What is Digital Storytelling?

Digital Storytelling has become a powerful instructional tool for both students and educators. There are many different definitions of “Digital Storytelling,” but in general, they all revolve around the idea of combining the art of telling stories with a variety of digital multimedia, such as images, audio, and video. Just about all digital stories bring together some mixture of digital graphics, text, recorded audio narration, video and music to present information on a specific topic.

The Seven Elements of Digital Storytelling

1. Point of View – what is the perspective of the author?
2. A Dramatic Question – a question that will be answered by the end of the story.
3. Emotional Content – serious issues that speak to us in a personal and powerful way.
4. The Gift of your Voice – a way to personalize the story to help the audience understand the context.
5. The Power of the Soundtrack – music or other sounds that support the storyline.
6. Economy – simply put, using just enough content to tell the story without overloading the viewer with too much information.
7. Pacing – related to Economy, but specifically deals with how slowly or quickly the story progresses.

How can teachers adapt Digital Storytelling into the lesson?

There are numerous ways that Digital Storytelling can be used in education. One of the first decisions to be made when deciding to use this tool in the curriculum is whether an instructor will create the Digital Stories or have their students do it. Some educators may decide to create their own stories and show them to their students as a way to present new
material. An engaging, multimedia-rich Digital Story can serve as an anticipatory set or hook to capture the attention of students and increasing their interest in exploring new ideas. Therefore the use of multimedia in teaching helps students retain new information as well as aids in the comprehension of difficult material. And Digital Storytelling can provide educators with a powerful tool to use in their classrooms.

[Information on Digital Storytelling courtesy of  Bernard Robin, Edu-uses-DigitalStorytelling.pdf]

Lets watch this video.

[Thank you to JAGTKD for the video]

So what are you waiting for, lets start creating your own Digital Storytelling video. 🙂

Assignment submission date

Dear students,

Your assignment supposed to be submitted last monday 24th October 2011, but since most of you (PD/ELE/15) had requested for the assignment to be extended due to exam week, therefore I had extended the due date to another week which is this coming Monday 31st October 2011.

Therefore you all need to:

  1. submit softcopy(s) of your assignment:- 2 softcopy(s) of TASK 1 and TASK 2 ( in .docx file format ) and 2 softcopy(s) of TASK 1 and TASK 2 ( in .pdf file format )
  2. hand in hardcopy (printed) of TASK 1 and TASK 2 ( print in black and white only ) and staple it together.
    ( NO NEED TO USE FILE )

SUBMIT ALL YOUR WORK (ASSIGNMENT – SOFTCOPY(S) & HARDCOPY) NOT LATER THAN 9.00am 31st OCTOBER 2011.

REMEMBER THIS ASSIGNMENT TAKE UP 30% FROM YOUR OVERALL MARKS

** LATE SUBMISSION: MARKS WILL BE DEDUCTED **

Thank You for your cooperation. 🙂

Dear students,

Last monday 24th October 2011, we all know that there were no power that affected the whole school from morning till late afternoon, therefore we were not able to conduct any lesson.

Therefore for this coming Monday, 31st October 2011, I will be dividing our lesson into two parts:

– the first 30 – 45 minutes (hopefully) we will be covering on last monday (24th October 2011) – week 1 lesson which i will be focusing on the introduction of spreadsheet.

– for the next hour of the lesson, we will be covering on 31st October 2011 (week 2) lesson – where I will be focusing on:

  • identifying column and row
  • entering and editing data

So I want you (the students) to come to class on time 10.30am.

Thank you, and I will see you tomorrow 🙂