Information Technology For Teachers

Syllabus

This course covers Instructional Designing theories, basic IT skills using application software tools, case study based functional use of IT skills in teaching – learning.

This course offers the following modules:




Computer Basics

  • Overview of computers
  • Uses of computer
  • Using mouse comfortably
  • Using keyboard for typing
  • Understanding Input, Process and Output
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • Computer Ergonomics

Operating System (Windows 7)

  • Overview of Operating System
  • Basic Operations
    • How to start a computer
    • How to logoff and hibernate a laptop
    • How to connect a headset to computer
    • Learn to interact with computers
  • Personalizing Desktop
    • Changing the Desktop Background
    • Applying a Screen Saver
    • Applying Themes
  • File and Folder Management : How to better manage files and folders
  • Using Accessories
    • Creating pictures with MS Paint
    • Using Notepad to create a text document
    • Using WordPad to decorate a document
    • Windows Media Player
    • Calculator
    • Sticky Notes
    • Tablet PC Input Panel
    • Games
    • Math Input Panel
  • Language Settings
    • How to set other languages on computer
  • Enhance the performance of computer
  • Using Disk Clean-up
    • Using Disk Defragmenter
    • Using Windows Update
    • Protecting your computer against viruses
  • Making IT Work for You
    • Connecting your computer to a projector
    • Using Sound Recorder
    • Writing a CD
    • Taking a backup of mobile data
    • Connecting other devices to the computer
    • Scanning QR code
    • Protecting computer against viruses
    • Sending and receiving eFax
    • File Compression and Decompression

Internet

  • Basic Operations
    • Overview of Internet
    • Internet Concepts
    • Working with browsers
    • Know about WWW, URL, Search Engines
  • Digital Access and Online Services
    • Searching and downloading information
    • Searching information on Wikipedia
    • Using JustDial to find online services
    • Subscribing and reading newspapers online
    • Typing text in the regional language
    • Using Google Maps
    • Working with Google Apps
    • Online Ticket Booking
    • Listening music and watching videos
    • Apply for PAN Card/Passport /Aadhar Card online
    • Pay electricity bill and service tax online
    • Booking gas refill online
    • Downloading eBooks
  • Digital Communication
    • Creating and operating an Email account
    • Managing email account password
    • Interacting with peoples using social media
    • Sending short messages to mobile
    • How to do Voice Typing
  • Use of eCommerce
    • Opening and accessing a net banking account
    • Online shopping with Flipkart
    • Buying the best computer by comparing prices
  • Online Collaboration
    • Sharing photo album on SlideShare and Picasa
    • Uploading and sharing videos on YouTube
    • Joining hobby groups online
    • Upload resume on a job portal
    • Building network for professional up-gradation
    • Organizing Video Workshop
    • Accomplishing certification course online
    • Uploading and viewing videos online
    • Introduction to different mobile messaging apps
    • Using Google Hangout
    • Social Media Activities
  • Digital Etiquette
  • Cyber Securities
  • Cyber Law
  • Wikipedia
    • Introduction To Wikipedia
    • How to register
    • How to edit Wikipedia
    • How to edit Wikipedia
    • Article Creation
    • How to format an article
    • How to add sources
    • How to link articles
    • What is talk page?
    • How to use the history link
    • Wiki-Projects

Word Processing (Microsoft Word 2013)

  • Basic Operations
  • Creating and Editing documents
  • Formatting documents
  • Enhancing documents
  • Applying Page Setup
  • Working with various objects like shapes, SmartArt, Pictures and Tables
  • Inserting Header and Footers
  • Linking and embedding documents
  • Previewing and Printing documents
  • Advanced Word Processing
    • Creating and Editing PDF documents
    • Comparing two versions of a document
    • Proofreading of a document using track changes
    • Including Digital Signature into the document
    • Inserting ActiveX controls
    • Using Table of Contents
    • Using Mail Merge
    • Protecting a document
    • Sharing document online
  • Creating a web page
  • Creating Socially Useful and Productive Works

Spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel 2013)

  • Creating and editing workbook
  • Organizing and formatting worksheets
  • Data analysis and management
  • Using formulas and functions
  • Previewing and printing worksheets
  • Advanced Spreadsheet
    • Managing multiple worksheets
    • Producing and designing charts
    • Creating Pivot tables and pivot charts
    • Importing and exporting data between spreadsheets and other applications
    • Using advanced functions
    • Applying conditional formatting
    • Using data validation
    • Using sort and filter
  • Creating Socially Useful and Productive Works

Presentation Graphics (Microsoft PowerPoint 2013)

  • Creating and Editing Presentations
  • Designing and Enhancing Presentation
  • Delivering Presentation
  • Advanced Presentation Graphics
    • Creating videos of presentations
    • Saving presentation in various formats
    • Importing and exporting presentations
    • Using templates
    • Working with slide master
  • Creating Socially Useful and Productive Works

Personal Information Manager (Microsoft Outlook 2013)

  • Setting up a new email account in Microsoft Outlook
  • Sending, receiving, replying, forwarding mail messages
  • Including a signature in outgoing message
  • Scheduling meetings with others
  • Creating contacts, appointments, task list and group contacts

Database Management System (Microsoft Access 2013)

  • Planning and designing various databases
  • Setting appropriate data types and entering data
  • Creating forms to add or edit data easily and effectively
  • Producing and printing reports
  • Importing or exporting data from various applications like Excel, Outlook, and Text file.
  • Protecting a database created in MS Access

Instructional Design & Storyboarding

  • Learning Theories
  • Instructional Design Theories
  • Instructional Design Models
  • Designing Learning
  • Learning Through Interactive Media
  • Developing Content for Multimedia
  • How to read storyboards

Computer Ethics, Privacy and Security

  • Computer Ergonomics
  • Go Green Content
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Law
  • Netiquettes

ICT for School

  • Google Talk
  • Graphmatica
  • IrfanView
  • Using Picasa
  • CamStudio
  • Stellarium
  • Windows Media Player
  • VLC Media Player
  • Real Media Player
  • Audacity
  • Zip and unzip files to optimize the size
  • GeoGebra

Novice-Friendly Language

  • Scratch Programming

Office Suites

  • Open Office – Word Processor
  • Open Office - Spreadsheet
  • Open Office - Presentation Graphics

Famine Eradication



Study Material

  • Highly illustrative book called Introduction to Information Technology By Timothy J. O'Leary & Linda I. O'Leary