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COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 7 th GRADE Special communication technology skills are needed for success in schooling and the workplace
WORD PROCESSING What is word processing? A computer program that allows you to create, edit, and format documents For more about word processing… Let’s look it up!
How does Word Processing impact us? At Home Create professional looking documents Do work that used to be done at a print shop Let’s everyone easily communicate in writing At School New types of classes offered Saves time for students, corrects easily Easier for teachers to read? At Work More professional results More responsibility for workers Documents generated ‘in-house’
DATABASES What is a database? • It’s an organized collection of data Let’s go find out more… • Let’s look online!
What does a Database mean to us? At Home Easy to sort our information Stores information in a central location Allows public to generate mass mailings At School New class instruction necessary School personnel can mail from ‘in-house’ Student information easier to track At Work Businesses can build own database easily Track marketing information Can be used by many people at the same time, so saves time and money for businesses
SPREADSHEETS So, What is a Spreadsheet? Let’s LOOK IT UP! We can say…. . A Spreadsheet is rectangular grid of information, usually financial info.
What does that mean to us? At Home Everyone can be a bookkeeper Easy to track expenses Still another household chore that can be computerized At School New classes to take Allows students to present in a different format Appeals to visual learners At Work Easier for the company bookkeeper to track finances Multiple user friendly Work can be done in house, instead of by outside accountants
The Internet What is the Internet? Let’s learn more about it online… What is the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web? The Internet is a group of connected computers The World Wide Web is a collection of web pages
How does the Internet impact us? At Home Research online Stay in touch with others Can be a risk of online predators At School Take classes or earn degrees online Students have access to more information Teachers have more resources At Work Encourages global economy Employers must be more vigilant Workers have more resources at their fingertips
E-MAIL What is e-mail? Click to find out! E-mail, or electronic mail is composing, sending and receiving mail over electronic communication systems
What’s it mean to us? At Home Keeps us in touch Opens us up to spamming and/or phishing Faster response time than regular mail At School Teacher/parent contact fast Allows for cooler class projects Distribution lists let administration quickly give out information, and saves paper At Work Saves time Saves money and paper New area of employee accountability, with bosses monitoring emails sent/received
AUTOMATED PHONE SYSTEMS Press 1 for more information (or just click the link…) An electronic system which connects and routes incoming phone calls
HOW IT IMPACTS US At Home Major cause of frustration Wastes caller’s time Makes us think twice before calling At School Frees up the staff’s time Helps eliminate telephone interruptions in the classroom Let’s parents contact teacher without knowing the proper extension number At Work Saves employee time spent answering phone Saves money on staffing and benefits costs Can negatively impact company image
STUDY HARD, This is what you will see on the CATS TEST!