Technology in Action, Introductory

ISBN-10: 0133141020
ISBN-13: 9780133141023
Edition: 10th 2014
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Description: In today’s technology-focused world, computer literacy is important for everyone. Using Facebook and sending text messages are common skills, but they don’t make students technologically literate. To engage students and help them  More...

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List price: $139.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

In today’s technology-focused world, computer literacy is important for everyone. Using Facebook and sending text messages are common skills, but they don’t make students technologically literate. To engage students and help them understandhowandwhytechnology works, they need an approach that peaks their curiosity. Technology in Actiondoes this by opening chapters and sections with questions that peak their curiosity. It also provides rich media options including interactive HelpDesk Calls and SoundBytes to let students experience and apply what they are learning. Now in the ninth edition, this best-selling, text has been updated to cover the latest developments in computer technology.New features:Content updated and revised throughout to keep it current and relevantVisual Chapter Table of Contents “show” students what they will be learningNew and updated end-of-chapter materialQR codes linked in text to theHow Cool is This?sectionsStudent Companion Website contains:SoundBytes: Multimedia lessons that demystify computer concepts with audio and video presentationsSoundByte Podcasts: The SoundBytes are also available as podcasts.Active Helpdesk Calls: Highly interactive, engaging, almost game-like media that places the student in the role of a helpdesk staffer answering computer technology questions from callers.Study guide, downloadable supplements, additional Web Research Projects, Web resource links such as Careers in IT, the Jeopardy game, crossword puzzlesWhy Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate; The History of the PC; Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts; Using the Internet; Ethics; Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play; Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management; Understanding and Assessing Hardware; Networking and Security: Hackers and Viruses; Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data.  With an array of fun and engaging learning tools,Technology in Actionteaches students computer fundamentals, from learning Microsoft Office to setting up their own home network.

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