Software, File Management, and Screencasting


This week, we take a quick dive into the topics of Software, the Internet, and File Management. We also introduce the skill of Screencasting which is something that you will use several times during our course.

Specific to our overview of software, you will learn how software can be used for productivity, communication, education, and entertainment. You’ll also gain an understanding of how the computer can help you manage and organize your important files, such as documents, photos, and music.


At the end of this week, you will be able to:

Learning Activities

  1. Read the 'Application Software chapter SIMBook in SIMnet.
  2. Read the 'System Software' chapter SIMBook.
  3. Read the 'Managing Files and Folders' chapter SIMBook.
  4. Visit the following resource sites:


  1. Complete the Screencasting Lab (#lab2-screencasting channel in Slack).
  2. Complete the Software Quiz.