Objectives: Upon completion of this module, the student will
understand the terms of agreement related to the use of software programs
be able to download and install programs from the internet
be able to install programs from disks and CD-Rom
be able to start-up and use an installed program
create, add, delete and change icons related to installed programs.
Objective 1 (10 minutes)
Discuss with the students the following sources of software:
Discuss a sample agreement from a downloaded software package (specifically, Juno)
Objective 2 (15 minutes)
Have the students go to the URL http://www.galttech.com/ssheaven.shtml and download a screen saver. Have the students download the file to /windows/system. Stress to the students the importance of noting the file name and path of downloaded files
After the students have downloaded the screen saver but prior to unzipping and installing the program, have them use (Start, Settings, Control Panel, Display, Screen Saver tab) to note the name of the screen savers available.
Using Explore, have the students locate the downloaded screen saver file and install the program.
Have the students repeat Step 2 and select the new screen saver.
Review with the students the process that has just occurred.
Discuss with the students the difference between the free service and the $14.95 per month service.
Explain to the students the similarity of the process of downloading this software and the screen saver software. Also discuss the difference in time in downloading from each site because of the difference in file size.
Have the students select the software for the free service to download. In the interest of time, have the students cancel the download process after it has started.
Provide the students with a CD-ROM with the Juno software which has been preloaded. Discuss with the students that this is the same software they started to download. Also, discuss with the students that the CD-ROM is what they would typically receive with purchased software.
Have the students install the Juno software
As the students install the software, discuss with them, as the questions appear during the installation process, the following:
the difference between a modem and network connection
selecting a free access number-getting the area code correct
not dialing a 1 in the access number
needing to dial the area code in the access number
selecting the startup home page
Make sure the students complete the startup and are actually connected to Juno
Have the students sign-off and re-connect to Juno. Discuss the difference in signing on to e-mail and the web.