Lab web site: http://www.coe.ufl.edu/courses/EME2040/eme2040intro/labpagehm.html Jennifer Handley GatorJLH@ufl.edu Office hours: Mon. and Wed. 11:30-12:30 Introduction to Lab • For this class, you will be meeting with me once a week for lab and with George Hack twice a week for class. When you go to class today, you will get a broad overview of the course (web site, grading scale, assignments, etc.) • You will need a zip disk (MAC 100) and a Gatorlink account by next week!!! • Why was this class created and what will you gain from it? – Need to teach children skills that will prepare them for the twenty-first century. – Integrating technology into education promotes collaboration, critical thinking, multiple intelligences, and student ownership of learning. My Expectations for You • Lab Attendance: You are expected to be here for each lab. Since this lab is project-based, it will be very difficult for you to complete your work if you do not attend labs. I do allow you to come to another lab if you notify me in advance. • Tutorials: These introduce you to the key terms for the project and have you complete a 10-15 minute introductiontype activity. They need to be completed before each lab. • Assignments: The requirements for each assignment are posted on the web. • Email Protocol: Be explicit in your subject so that I can scan emails to see if you need help or have a question. Realize that it may take a day or two for me to get back to you. Tips for Success • Ask questions (in class or email) • Think!! My job is not only to help you learn how to use technology, but how also to be able to think your way through it (without me) down the road. • Don’t wait until the last minute to start working on your projects • Don’t be afraid to ask your peers for help • Save your work frequently • Use the Help menus if you get stuck • Always think about how projects are relevant • Don’t take your anger and frustration out on the Macs! =) Basic Lab Procedures: – Log in and have program open when class begins – Bring zip disk to every class to save work – Format of lab: direct instruction, guided practice, independent work – Pace of class: Ask me to slow down if I’m going to quickly for you. – Quizzes: I may give pop quizzes, which will come from the tutorials or lecture material. – Grading: I use a checklist developed directly from the requirements for each assignment to grade your work. • Differences between PCs and Macs • Mac Basics Checklist Logging in Using the Finder Opening Programs Making/Renaming Folders Closing Windows/Quitting a Program Printing WebCT • We will be using WebCT, a course management system, as a way to privately access your lab and quiz grades. • www.webct.ufl.edu • You will use the same username and password that you do to access your Gatorlink account. What to do for next week • Get familiar with the Mac • Complete tutorial for Lab 2 on • Netscape Composer!. This time next week, you will have your own web page. • You may log out now… Have a great week!