Week 9: November 17-21

WEEK'S OBJECTIVE

Copyright, Ethics, Usage, Resources, PowerPoint 2013. Book: Chapter 24

ITC QUIZ 7, due Sunday, November 23.

ITC ASSIGN 7, due Sunday, November 23.

Monday

GAMEPLAN

  • Final Project, due before NOON on Tuesday, December 9.
  • Internet / Information Ethics

DISCUSSION

Internet Ethics - general
  • Information ethics: The relationship between the creation, organization, dissemination, and use of information, and the ethical standards regarding conduct in society.
  • Center for Digital Ethics & Policy
  • Ethics of the Internet RFC 1087. Several things are considered unethical:
  • Trying to gain unauthorized access to the resources of the Internet.
  • Disrupting the intended use of the Internet.
  • Destroying the integrity of computer-based information.
  • Compromising the privacy of users.
Personal Internet Ethics Questions
  • Is it ethical to download music and videos?
  • Are Peer-to-Peer sites/resources ethical?
  • Is it ethical to repurpose images, text, and media you get from the Web?
  • Is it ethical to use empoyer internet resources for personal items?
Internet Ethics Considerations
  • In personal usage, you also need to consider the ethics of several things:
  • Location, time, and amount of surfing that is not on your own time.
  • Types of surfing and saving of information - porn, illegal downloads, selling information or work of others.
  • Inappropriate use of email and other communications.
  • Defamation of other people's reputations and information, libel and slander.
  • Creating false and inaccurate personal profiles for yourself in order to mislead others.
  • Understanding the technology and internet policies of your workplaces and school.
  • Appropriate use and citation of Internet resources, like text, images, and media.
Interesting links
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Tuesday

GAMEPLAN

  • Ownership of Internet Resources
  • Usage of Internet Resources

DISCUSSION

Example Ethical Misuse: Poster (Facebook Feed)

Internet Rights
  • Example Ethical Misuse: Poster (Facebook Feed)
  • Image and Content Rights
  • Copyright Myths (Templetons)
  • Legal property: Owners/creators have legal property rights over creations of the mind, both artistic and commercial. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to intangible assets such as musical, literary, and artistic works; ideas, discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs.
  • Protection: The protection of rights, such as the right to privacy or freedom of expression, in the context of digital technology.
  • Access: Internet access as a right, since it affects the access to information, freedom of expression, and freedom of opinion.
  • Internet censorship: who controls the Internet - the people or governments?
Internet resources
  • NOTE: Just because it is on the internet does NOT mean it is accurate, or true, or complete.
  • Open Educational Resources: Freely accessible, openly formatted and openly licensed documents and media for teaching, learning, educational, assessment and research purposes.
  • Open TextBooks: A textbook licensed under an open copyright license, and made available online to be freely used by students, teachers and members of the public.
  • Creative Commons: (Per CC) "Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation." Access free use of images, text, and other media here.
  • Public Domain Text: Resources of Public Domain Materials.
  • Public Domain Images: Images in the public domain are those with expired intellectual property rights, been forfeited, or are inapplicable.
Interesting articles
 
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Wednesday

GAMEPLAN

  • Presentation Tips
  • Powerpoint 2013 overview and interface
  • Slides: new, existing, saving, closing, and renaming
  • Views
  • Transitions and animations
  • Inserting and editing objects

DISCUSSION

Computer Basics
  • Look at Taskbar to find MS START Button.
  • Look for Microsoft Office: Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 (look for little red icon) - then double-click that.
Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Powerpoint is an electronic presentation program that can be used for creating presentations, slideshows, and animations. It has support for use in a MS Office workflow with Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Microsoft PowerPoint Overview
  • Open Program, Review screen:
    • Menu/Ribbon, Opened basic page, and Page panel
  • Save, save as, file naming
  • Explore Menu/Ribbon tabs
    • Home: Basic text functions – formatting, positioning, styles
    • Insert: tables, images, shapes, charts, page sections
    • Design: Layout of the slides – margins, themes, colors, etc.
    • Animations: Transitions and sound.
    • Slideshow: For timing and practice.
    • Review: Spelling, language, tracking, etc.
    • View: screen views, rulers, gridlines, windows.
    • MathType: Not part of PowerPoint – an extra tab due to an Seattle Central program used as an interactive equation editor in some classrooms.
    • Acrobat: For PDF workflow.
Context Menus

You can right-click on text and images in your document to pull up context-menus that are specific to the item you wish to edit.

  • Right-clicking on a text box or object will show a text-editing content menu, including paragraphs, bullets, and hyperlinking.
  • You can right-click on, or double-click an inserted image or object, to get an object-editing menu for border, fill, size, transparency, and more.
Presentations

Presentations are a multi-page slideshow used to present a cohesive set of information/images. Use a consistent layout, color palette, image layout/type, and transition style for professionalism. Start with the Home tab and View tab.

  • Customary is Title Page, Title and content pages, and Image/Caption pages
  • Use rulers and guides to help align your work
  • Presentations can be short to very long.
    • Create transition slides for large section transitions
    • Use section and subsection titling to break up information.
    • Use an easy-to-read font/color/style for info reading.
    • Batch info together for demo while discussing.
Page Layouts - Page Layout Tab

The Page Layout tab allows you to set the physical format of your page.

  • Choose page size, orientation, and margins.
  • Change the columns and add page breaks and sections.
  • Set page border and colors (good for quick flyers).
  • Set the indents and spacing of text and inserts.
Slide Layouts

You can create slideshows any way you want, but PowerPoint has several basic layout pages built-in that are common to professional and effective presentations:

  • Title Page
  • Section Header
  • Title Only
  • Title and Content: good for general slides where you can title individual slides based on their content.
  • Two Content: A 2-column slide
  • Comparison: Another 2 column-slide, with an additional Caption row
  • Content with Caption: Emphasis is on the content
  • Picture with Caption: Emphasis is on the image
  • Blank: No placeholders
Text Formatting - Home Tab

You can manually change the way your text looks.

  • Set bold, italic, and underlining.
  • Change alignments and s[acing
  • Change cell content formats.
  • Change the font color and size.
  • Insert rows and columns.
Format Painter - Home tab
  • Allows you to "capture" an existing style and apply it to any text you click on.
  • Single-click applies once
  • Double-click locks so you can reuse it
Inserts - Insert tab

You can add text, image, link, audio, video, and other content to your presentations.

  • Images: image saved size, inserts as own entity (not affecting text), resize as needed
  • Clip art: Provides access to local and online libraries
  • Shapes and Smart-Art: For drawing objects, workflows, etc.
  • Charts: opens an instance of MS Excel with table outline for details to create a live chart.
  • Text-related: text box, header/footer, word art, etc.
Transitions - Transitions Tab

Powerpoint offers a number of animated transition and layout actions. These give the feel of interaction and movement in presentations and allow creation of complex animated slideshows that can look like Flash Movies. Use the Transitions tab.

  • Common transitions thumbnails appear in the ribbon.
    • The left-most is the Current transition theme.
    • Clicking other thumbnails to the right of the Current will change to that of the thumb you choose.
  • You can also change the transition speed and sound.
  • Set slide advancement timing
  • Apply to current slide or all slides in the show
Animations - Animations tab
  • What they are
  • How to use in PowerPoint
  • Transitions
  • Text animations
Layers of Action - Animation Palette
  • First items on page animate/act first
  • You can change the "order" of item layers
Basic Animation - Animation Pane
  • Select the text box
  • Animation/Animate by
  • Defaults to animating entrance on click
Custom Animation Pane
  • Add Effect/Entrance
  • Choose Effect
  • Choose Start option
  • Choose Speed
Presentation Tips
  • List and Prioritize the top three goals of the presentation
  • Know your audience
  • List the major points to be discussed
  • Understand and set the tone
  • Design a brief opening
  • Use graphics, colors, and animations that help the message
  • Talk to the audience not your notes

DEMO

Let's play with a simple presentation.

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TO DO

  • ITC QUIZ 7: Due Sunday, November 23.
  • ITC ASSIGN 7: Due Sunday, November 23.
Resources
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