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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2010 Instructor’s Manual 1 of 23 Computer Concepts Chapter Three: Computer Software A Guide to this Instructor’s Manual: We have designed this Instructor’s Manual to supplement and enhance your teaching experience through classroom activities and a cohesive chapter summary. This document is organized chronologically, using the same heading in blue that you see in the textbook. Under each heading you will find (in order): Lecture Notes that summarize the section, Figures and Boxes found in the section (if any), Teacher Tips, Classroom Activities, and Lab Activities. Pay special attention to teaching tips, and activities geared towards quizzing your students, enhancing their critical thinking skills, and encouraging experimentation within the software. In addition to this Instructor’s Manual, our Instructor’s Resources CD also contains PowerPoint Presentations, Test Banks, and other supplements to aid in your teaching experience. For your students: Our latest online feature, CourseCasts, is a library of weekly podcasts designed to keep your students up to date with the latest in technology news. Direct your students to http://coursecasts.course.com , where they can download the most recent CourseCast onto their mp3 player. Ken Baldauf, host of CourseCasts, is a faculty member of the Florida State University Computer Science Department where he is responsible for teaching technology classes to thousands of FSU students each year. Ken is an expert in the latest technology and sorts through and aggregates the most pertinent news and information for CourseCasts so your students can spend their time enjoying technology, rather than trying to figure it out. Open or close your lecture with a discussion based on the latest CourseCast. Table of Contents Chapter Objectives 2 Section A: Software Basics 2 Section B: Popular Applications 4 Section C: Buying Software 11 Section D: Installing Software and Upgrades 13 Section E: Security Software 16 Glossary of Key Terms 19
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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2010 Instructor’s Manual 2 of 23 Chapter Objectives Students will have mastered the material in Chapter Three when they can: Explain the difference between system and application software Identify utility software and device drivers Can identify the most popular types of application software Explain the key features and uses for word processing, desktop publishing, and Web authoring software Describe the major features of spreadsheet software Describe the key features of database software List the types of software available for graphics, video, music, education and reference, entertainment, and business List guidelines that are important for software shoppers Describe the rights granted by copyright law, commercial software licenses, shareware licenses, freeware licenses, open source licenses, and public domain software Explain how to install and uninstall software, whether it is supplied on CDs or as a
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