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Background

COMMON APPLICATIONS

Spreadsheets
Tutorial
Introduction
Worksheets
Columns & Rows
Charts

Examples
Refraction of Light
Solving Polynomial Equations
Workers' Database
Base Converter

Activities

Links

Databases
Tutorial

Introduction

Example
Periodic Table

Links

Word Processing
Tutorial

Introduction
Text
Page Properties
Printing
Quit

Examples
Address list
Time table
Newsletter
Repeat Patterns
Logos

Practical Questions

HTML Editors
Tutorial
Basic html
Netscape
Composer


Examples
Teaching Syllabus
Teachers' Notes
Subject Website Lists
Students Website

Art
Principles of Art
Elements of Art
Coloured Pencil Paintings
Pastel Paintings
Book cover
Posters


Scanning an image


COMMON APPLICATIONS


1. Presentation Software  allows you to produce a slideshow, with all special effects such as fading in and out of particular slides. Graphics, sound and video clips can also be inserted in the slide-show.
Microsoft PowerPoint is an example of presentation software.

2. Spreadsheet Packages are used for working with figures, doing calculations and doing "what if" type of analysis.
Its power lies in the fact that entries can contain formulas and functions which calculate numbers based on numbers and formulas in other entries. Computer spreadsheets automatically and almost instantly when changes are made in any entry (entries).
Spreadsheets also allow you to produce graphs (charts) of various different types based on the figures in a spreadsheet.
Microsoft Excel is an example of a spreadsheet program.

3. A database allows you to compile information and then to search this information to extract the bits you require.
Examples of paper databases in schools may include dictionary, encyclopaedia, library card catalogue, Atlas, telephone directory, conventional drawer files containing staff and students' bio-data etc.
Electronic (computer) databases allow educators to take advantage of the speed, accuracy and large storing capabilities of computers in order to increase the operational speed and accuracy of information generated from the databases.
Competency in electronic database management goes a long way in saving time and effort expended in storing, managing and generating reports especially from textual information.
Microsoft Access is an example of a database program.

4. Word Processing Packages (used for typing, storing and changing text such as in letters, project reports, essays etc.)
Microsoft Word is an example of a word processing program.

 

 

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