This design process model is based on the Ontario 2008 Technological Education curriculum.
From the curriculum:
“Although processes such as this involve a framework of sequential steps, they are typically iterative processes that may require a retracing of steps, diversions to solve specific problems along the way, or even a return to the start of the process if it becomes clear that the situation needs to be clarified and the problem redefined. Problem solvers soon discover that the process calls for an open mind, the freedom to be creative, and a great deal of patience and persistence.”
The graphic above is based on one created by Jackie Griffith. Thanks to Jackie for allowing me to adapt it.
Click here to take a comical look at the design process!
A professional use email account is one that you would not be embarrassed to use with your employer or with the public. It must also be an accurate representation of your full name, not a nickname. Also, it must be an email address that is not related to your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Good, permanent email hosts are Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo. My own preference is Gmail because it integrates with tools like Picasa, Google Drive and Docs, the Google Group we may be using in this class, Google Keep, and other products.
Class Email Protocol
Be sure to include the course code in the subject line as well as some indication of what the subject is. Do not leave the subject line blank. An appropriate subject for this assignment would be:
TGJ2O Email Assignment
When replying, please include any previous dialog we have already had.
Send me (email@example.com) an email from your “permanent and professional use” email account. In it, please tell me:
why you took this course,
what you are hoping to do in this course,
whether or not you are pursuing a career related to this course,
what background you have in this subject (hobbies, previous courses), and
what mark you hope to get.
(It might help to copy-and-paste the questions into your email.)
Note: be sure to read the Class Email Protocol above so you know what is expected in the subject line.
After I receive your email, I will send a quick reply so you are added to my address book.
(This is an old post that has been moved to here from my previous blog.)
These instructions have been written for my visiting grade 9 students. The instructions are specific to the network we use in our school board, so they might be slightly different for other students or teachers using these slides.