I began the class today by mentioning to the students that there was a delay in picking up the mice yesterday so I would be picking up the mice hopefully today or tomorrow, so we should have them soon. The mice are related to the e-waste activity I started last week where the students will be making pencil sharpeners out of old ball mice (see Feb 17 blog posting for further details).
After talking to the students, I told them to continue to work on with their partners on their Computer Architecture Assignment/Report. There were a number of groups that were successfully able to put their computers back together and installed Windows XP Pro on them. I showed the students yesterday how to change the boot order for their computers (pressing F2) to change it so that it boots off of the CD drive when loading Windows. I also showed them how to access the BIOS (setup) so they can few information about their hardware which they need for their report (pressing F12).
I told the students that once they are finished installing Windows XP, they are to look for on the internet, any software drivers they need for hardware that has not been installed (I showed them how to do this on the digital projector). Once the students have all of their drivers installed, they are to log on to the internet and then install the following software programs on their computer:
Microsoft Office 2016, AVG Free Edition, Super-Anti Spyware and Pedal Power (LAN party game)
Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.
List of students not completed assignments (update) (This is the list of assignments not completed by students.)
Install Microsoft Office for Free 2016 Instructions (These are the instructions that students can use to download Office 2016 to their computers for free. Each student is allowed to install Office 2016 on 5 computers.)
AVG Free Edition download (Here is the link to site where the students can download AVG free edition.)
Super-anti Spyware Free Edition (Here is the link to site where the students can download Super-anti Spyware free edition.)
Pedal Power (LAN party game) (I asked the students to download this game to their computers so we can eventually try to connect the computers to create a LAN party.)
Feb 18 – TEJ3M & TEJ4M – Computer Architecture Report Assignment (These are the instructions and rubric for the report.)
Feb 18 – TEJ3M & TEJ4M – Computer Architecture Report Template (This is the template the students are to use to complete their report.)
Feb 19 – TEJ3M & TEJ4M – Computer Architecture Report Sample (I showed this sample to the students at the start of class last week so the students were aware of the expectations for the report.)
Installing Windows XP Pro step by step (Step by step instructions, with pictures, for installing Windows XP Pro.)
Dell Product Support (The students can go to this site to download the drivers if they need to install them for their computers.)
Manually installing drivers for Windows XP Pro (This is a short guide so the students can understand how they can install any drivers for their computer.)