This new edition of Computers Ahead 1-8 is thoroughly revised with enhanced and updated material, and includes exciting new developments in the field of computer hardware and software.
Student friendly teaching methodology
Hands-on teaching methodology is followed where students learn languages and application software while working on an example that takes them through the commands.
The traditional method followed in most books is to list all commands first and then giving examples. As compared to this, the hands-on methodology improves understanding and ability to apply. It is more engaging and motivating since students do something useful right from the beginning and do not have to first learn up theoretical information.
Better organisation of material and layout
The revised books have a more open and pleasing layout.
The chapters in each book are now organised into the following four sections:
1. About a computer
2. Application software
3. Logic and programming
Each chapter starts with Learning Objectives.
New and enhanced software and languages
Explore More – Acknowledging the ability of students today to acquire knowledge beyond any syllabus in this field, students are encouraged to extend their learning by exploring on their own.
Dos and Don’ts: Values and life skills
Practical work (in addition to Activities)
Multiple Choice Questions
Higher Order Thinking Skills
Cross-curricular questions and applications
Books 6-8 provide to students the facility of making their own website using the tools available on the websiteforever site. There is a free version, and a paid version with 15-day free trial. This is brought to students courtesy Orient Balckswan and Akmin Technologies.
Key features of ComputersAhead 1- 8
Better organization of material and improved layout.
Hands-on teaching methodology that improves learning.
New application software included – Tux Paint and Scratch. First time Scratch has been introduced in any computer series in India.
MS Office 2007, with MS Office 2010 updates.
More advanced coverage in several topics such as MS Office, Flash, HTML, SketchUp
Several new features included – Explore More, Dos and Don’ts (values and life skills), Practical work, MCQs, HOTS, Cross-curricular questions and applications.