ECI 304 - Educational Applications of Computers: Agenda for March 15 and 16

Classroom Policy (ODU Acceptible Use Policy)

All students are reminded that the following policies are in force as outlined in ODU's publication on College Classroom Conduct:

Class computer use

Computers may only be used to work on eci 304 coursework and assignments during class meetings. Examples of prohibited computer use include:

Cell Phones

Cell phones are to be disabled upon entering the classroom. Students may not make or receive calls during class, nor leave class to make or receive calls. Exceptions will only be made in emergency situations cleared prior to class.

Leaving Early

No student may leave early without instructor permission. Late arrivals result in 1/2 of an unexcused absence.

Comment

In most cases students found in violation of the above will be dropped from the class and turned over to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs for further action.

Take Practice Tests for Technology Requirements

The Virginia Beach School District has created a set of practice exams for city and SOL computer literacy. Please take the following to find out where you stand. Part of next week's midterm will cover this knowledge.

Standards and Teaching

You are required to know certain skills. These are called TSIP requirements, which are spelled out in the state TSIP Standards. One of your readings was critical of these standards. Revisit that reading and be ready to comment on it. Also, how are TSIP requirements decided upon and administered?

Break

Introduction to the Internet

Creating an HTML Document

HTML Syntax

<TagName Properties>Content</TagName>


Example - <h1 align="center">Mary Taylor</h1> yields:

Mary Taylor


Making a Basic HTML Document Structure

  1. Create the required elements
    Type the following into a blank document in a text editor like NotePad:
    • Line 1: <html>
    • Line 2: <head>
    • Line 3: <title> </title>
    • Line 4: </head>
    • Line 5: <body>
    • Line 6: </body>
    • Line 7: </html>
  2. Give the page a title
    • Place the cursor between <title> and </title>
    • Type in a title, such as My Page
  3. Enter and format text
    • Place the cursor after <body> and press Return to make some space
    • Type <h1>Hello World!</h1>
  4. Save and view the page in a browser
    • Choose Save As (be sure you are saving the file as text if in a word processor)
    • Name the file index.html

FTP

A web page is just a document until it is published. Hopefully I will have a place for you to place things. The following tutorial will help remind you of what we did to post your web page on the Internet. I will distribute the ftp information in class.

Web Graphics

The HTML

You will always use "inline" graphics. They are placed using the <img src="url"> tag. The URL can be absolute or relative, but 99% of the time you will use relative (linking to another person's links is both bad form and risky, as who knows with they will move them?).

Exercise

  1. Download this file - sample.gif
  2. Place it in the same foler as last week's index.html
  3. Create a link on your index.html by typing <img src="sample.gif">
  4. Upload the new version of index.html and the sample.gif file
  5. View in browser

Graphics Work

I'd like you to take a fair amount of time and work on graphics. There are a number of links available to help you at any level. Please view the table on the right for places to help your graphics work.

I strongly suggest going through Graphics 101.


Assignments due next week

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