Electronic Spreadsheets

This week the class will be starting to learn MS-Excel, as we finished learning the basics of MS- Word. I thought it be interesting to share with the class a Ted Talk by Dan Bricklin, who actually created the first electronic spreadsheet. The video stresses the importance of creating prototype when designing new ideas to obtain feedback on actual concept.

Ted Talk Video

The students are learning about Moore’s Law, as George Moore predicted that the rate of transistors would practically doubled every two years, which causes today’s technology to run faster and has become cheaper to produce.

Moore’s Law Video

What is RAID? Videois another topic we are covering in class.

Here are two sites to test your internet speed:

I will be trying a one minute essay of an old technology photo with students, as an ice breaker.

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