500 Computing Tips for Teachers and Lecturers

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Education - 131 pages
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This practical book aims to help teachers and lecturers to exploit the full potential of IT in teaching. From the fundamentals, such as buying the right computer, through to desktop publishing, databases and the law, it offers user-friendly advice and support.
 

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Contents

Getting Started with Computers
3
Choosing a computer
5
Making the purchase
9
Cheap or free items
11
Organizing your workspace
13
Health and safety
15
Green issues
17
Panic page technophobia
19
Designing computerbased teaching materials
69
IT in science teaching
71
IT in music teaching
73
IT in other subjects
75
IT and groupwork
77
Using IT for simulations
80
IT and surveys
82
IT and student records
84

Getting Started with Software
21
Learning to use a new program
23
Where to find help
25
First steps with word processors
27
Where to go next with word processors
29
First steps with spreadsheets
32
Where to go next with spreadsheets
34
First steps with databases
36
Where to go next with databases
38
Desktop publishing
40
Specialist software
42
Computer graphics
44
Data communications
46
Networking
48
First steps with the Internet
50
IT and Teaching and Learning
53
IT and how students learn
55
Using IT in the classroom
57
Using IT in presentations and lectures
59
Using the Internet for teaching and learning
61
IT assessment methods
65
Finding choosing and using computerbased teaching materials
67
More Bits and Pieces
87
Multimedia
89
Printing
91
Maintenance
93
Computing on the move
95
Writing on the move
97
Monitors keyboards mice and speakers
99
Space junk
101
Computing and the law
103
Security
105
Viruses
109
Putting pictures on your computer
111
Scanners
113
Using your computer as a complete communications centre
115
Conclusions
117
Further Reading
118
Other Books on Computing
119
Glossary
121
Some Useful Web Sites
127
Index
129
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Steve McDowell is currently an associate lecturer for the Open University.

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