Log on to IT
$16.99

Log on to IT

By Roland Birbal; Michele Taylor
US$ 16.99
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Book Description

Develop IT skills through an active, accessible approach to theory and practice, providing an ideal foundation for lower secondary students going on to study IT at CSEC® and for building real-life computer skills; fully updated to reflect the new curriculum and new approaches to IT teaching.
- Build knowledge with straightforward introductions to theoretical concepts, key practical applications and new topics such as ethical use of computers and multimedia.
- Support all learning styles with a range of questions - Multiple Choice, True or False, Short Answer, Research, Project and a fun Crossword puzzle.
- Develop critical thinking and research skills with research projects.

The answers can be found here: www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Log-on-to-IT-Answers

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Book title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1 The computer, its parts and the computer system
    • A computer, and a computer system
    • Data versus information
    • ICT, IT and computer science
    • Hardware and software
    • Stages of processing
    • Why do we use computers?
    • The impact of technology
  • 2 Types of computers and smart devices
    • Types of computer systems
    • Development of personal computers
    • Generations of computers
  • 3 Input devices
    • Why do we need input devices?
    • Typical input devices
  • 4 Output devices
    • Why do we need output devices?
    • Types of output devices
  • 5 Data storage and representation
    • Storing and retrieving data
    • Data representation and storage
  • 6 Software and your computer
    • What is software?
  • 7 Computers and health
    • Physical health issues
    • Mental health issues
    • The effects of digital technology on the environment
      • Negative effects of technology
    • Green computing
  • 8 Data communications, networks and the internet
    • Communication
    • Data communications
    • Networks
    • The internet
    • Communications services
  • 9 Computer safety and research
    • Causes of hardware malfunction
    • Safety in the computer room
    • Types of computer ports and cables
    • Intellectual property rights
    • Copyright organisations
  • 10 Computer ethics and research
    • Digital citizenship
    • What is computer ethics?
    • Data privacy
    • Cybercrime
    • Prohibited, offensive and illegal content
    • Malware
  • 11 Applications of IT and Careers in IT 123
    • Computers in education
    • Computers in banking business
    • Computers in engineering and manufacturing
    • Computers in law enforcement
    • Computers in medicine
    • Computers in entertainment
    • Jobs in computing
    • Computers and the world of work
    • Certification
  • 12 Problem-solving and algorithm development
    • Steps in problem-solving
    • What are algorithms?
    • Flowcharts
    • What is Scratch programming?
    • Conditional statements
    • Looping and repeating
    • Computer languages
  • 13 Introduction to Microsoft Word
    • What is word processing?
  • 14 Spreadsheets
    • Features of Excel that are equivalent or similar to Word
    • Starting Excel
    • Entering data
    • Formatting
    • Editing
    • Working with worksheets
    • Formulae
    • Functions
    • Absolute cell references
    • Sorting
    • Creating graphs and charts
    • Printing a worksheet
    • Importing and exporting data between software applications
  • 15 What is a database?
    • Manual databases
    • Computerised databases
    • Starting Access
    • Creating a database
    • Access tables
    • Forms
    • Queries
    • Reports
  • 16 Multimedia (PowerPoint)
    • Multimedia
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Starting PowerPoint 2016
    • Creating a new presentation
    • The design template
    • Working with sound, video clips, photographs and graphics
    • Moving slides – changing the sequence of slides
    • Adding notes – speaker’s notes
    • Adding a transition
    • Animating your presentation
    • Printing your presentation
    • Effective PowerPoint presentations
  • 17 Desktop publishing
    • Uses of desktop publishing
    • DTP products
    • Microsoft Publisher 2016
    • Using a design template
    • Guidelines for creating your publication
    • Other features of Publisher
    • Connecting frames
    • Importing text from another application
    • Deleting or adding a page
    • Starting from a blank publication
  • 18 Introduction to web page design
    • What is a website?
    • Web publishing
    • Creating a web page
  • Glossary/Index
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • J
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
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