Basic Computer Terminology
This course will help you improve your digital literacy. Whether you use the computer for
doing school assignments, chatting with friends or playing on-line games, the focus here
is to improve your digital literacy.
Alternatively referred to as a sound board or an audio card, a sound card is an
expansion card or integrated circuit that provides a computer with the ability to produce
sounds that can be heard by the user either over speakers or headphones. B
What is a Motherboard?:
The motherboard serves to connect all of the parts of a computer together. The CPU,
memory, hard drives, optical drives, video card, sound card and other ports and
expansion cards all connect to the motherboard directl
Two students were asked the following questions:
1. What is your name?
2. What level of education?
3. Do you have a home computer?
4. Can you tell me a little about your computer
5. and what you use it for
Student 1 Adam (1st Year Co
Alice Exercises - Decision Structures
1. A mummy is stalking towards a pharaoh. When the mummy reaches the pharaoh, the pharoah
makes a mystical gesture. If the mummy is bigger (taller) than the pharaoh, the mummy shrinks
and the pharoah squashes him (ste
Alternatively referred to as an add-on card, expansion board, internal card, interface
adapter, or just card. An expansion card is an electronic board or card added into the
expansion slot of a desktop computer or other non-portable compute
ALICE - SEQUENCING AND
After creating a world using a background and various objects, it is possible to use
Alice to animate the objects and create a scene. In order to have a scene animate
properly, it is necessary to make use of the fo
Alice - Interaction Between Objects
1. Methods Affecting Current Object
Causes the object to move up, down, left, right, forward, or backward.
The object turns left or right, (tilts) forward or backward.
The object tilts to the right or lef
Alice - Tips for Setting the Initial Scene
More Tips for Setting up Your Scenes
Use Primitive Methods to Set Up a Scene
We generally use methods in the programming window to create the animation
for the scene. It is also possible to use these methods when
Alternatively referred to as a display adapter, graphics card, video adapter,
video board, or a video controller, a video card is an internal circuit board that
allows a display device such as a monitor to display images from the computer.
Alice Variable and Function Activities
Penguin on a Table
Create a world with a penguin and a table. The penguin should be facing the
table, standing next to it. Have the penguin flap its wings (use
the wing_flap method) and move up in the air a distan