English 4 IT Activities

Below is a list of readings, vocabulary sheets, and downloads from all 23 units.
Unit name Reading Vocabulary Downloads
1. Welcome to English for IT
This unit is meant as a 'welcome to the course'. It contains a lot of basic information and is meant as way for students to become familiar with how the course works. Revised November 2016.
10   
2. Introduction to Software
Students will learn the difference between open source and proprietary software, how software is made, and what steps they can make to improve it.
12   
3. Operating Systems
In this unit, students will learn about different kinds of operating systems, why they are important, and what is generally included.
15   
4. Software Applications
In this unit, students will learn about the software development process, and different kinds of software.
8   
5. IT Careers
In this unit students will learn about popular IT careers and their salaries and responsibilities. It also gives gneral tips on how to behave and improve your career.
17   
6. The Internet
This unit discusses the Internet, the World Wide Web, and some common terminology.
15   
7. People in IT
This unit discusses some famous people in the History of IT.
25   
8. Measurements
Measurments and acronyms can be confusing, especially in IT. This unit discusses some of the major ones.
15   
9. Programming Languages
This unit discusses which programming languages are the most popular, what they are used for, and why.
20   
10. Computer Types
Computers are very specialized devices. This unit discusses different types of computers and what they are used for.
13   
11. Components
Computers are made up of different components. Although more and more of these are being virtualized, it still helps to see them as separate entities in order to give a historical perspective and understand how a computer works.
15   
12. Peripherals
Unlike components, peripherals are "add-ons" which extend a computer to allow features such as input and output, for example microphones and printers.
11   
13. Networking
John Gage, chief scientist at Sun Microsystems, coined the phrase, "The network is the computer." But what is a network and why are they important?
18   
14. The Keyboard: Part 1
In order to master IT, you need to be familiar with all then keys and what they do.
14   
15. The Keyboard: Part 2
In order to master IT, you need to be familiar with all then keys and what they do.
16   
16. Memory and Storage
Revised July, 2016. This unit discusses the difference between storage and memory. It discusses some common types of both and what tasks they are optimized for.
15   
17. Input Devices
An "input device" is how humans interface with computers. This unit describes some common types and how to use them.
18   
18. Types of Removable Storage
Removable is ever-changing and that can be confusing. This unit covers common types from the past and present. It also discusses the future of removable storage.
9   
19. IT Slang: Part 1
People don't actually speak formal English. This unit covers IT Slang which is useful for the office. Understanding this will help you make friends and possibly upset bosses.
15   
20. IT Slang: Part 2
People don't actually speak formal English. This unit covers IT Slang which is useful for the office. Understanding this will help you make friends and possibly upset bosses.
13   
21. English for Electronics
This unit gives IT students a glimpse at the world of electronics. This is a topic they should be familiar with if they are pursuing a career in IT.
14   
22. Computer Ethics
There is no such thing as 100% secure network. One way to protect ourselves is for all IT workers to stick to a tight code of computer ethics.
18   
56469. Web Design
Web design
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