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Stage 1: Skills Spreadsheet

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**Magazines**

In the beginning of this course we were given magazine articles to read.
Each person had to find twenty different computer terms. We did this because
no one really knew anything about computers and we needed to get familiar
with some computer terms After finding these terms we did a huge brainstorm
in class and we divided every term into three different concepts. These
concepts were:
1. Hardware
2. Software

3. Communications

**Class Skills Spreadsheet**
After getting all terms into concepts we selected the applications that
we wanted to explore in class. We drew a large speadsheet on the board
with these applications and our names, and we graded ourselves according
to how much knowledge we had of each application. For example, if you look
at the spreadsheet every application has a number under it. Each person
had the task of writing down a number which represented their knowledge
on each program. The number ratings were 1, 2 & 3. 1 means that your
are clueless about the program, that you don't know nothing about it. The
number 2 means that you are familiar with the program, that you know a
little bit about it. And number 3 means that you are a master in the program.
Everyones job was to choose a program that they were not familiar with.
Our next step was for each person to explore these programs. Click on the
picture below to get all of the file to see where we were when we first
started.