Archiving Your Google Data

I always encourage students to use the personal Google account for school work so they still “own” the data after they leave high school.

But what if they haven’t, and they’re above to move on to a postsecondary school or the workplace?

There are basically two options:

  1. Move your data to your personal account
  2. Download your data

To move your data to a new account, just visit https://takeout.google.com/transfer and enter the relevant information. Just be sure you have enough disk quota in your personal account or you may run into trouble.

To download your data, visit https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout and select the data you want to download. Note that this can take a long time, depending on how much data you have in your Google account.

 

Compare Security Software

This is part 4 of the BTT summative portfolio. The requirements have been adapted from  material provided by DSBN’s Business Secondary Learning Community (SLC).


Requirements

Create a spreadsheet to compare three (3) types of security software.

Options may include, but are not limited to McAfee, Norton, Avast, Kaspersky, or NOD32. Be sure there is at least one “free” option in your comparisons.

You may use Excel or Google Sheets for this assignment.

Once you have researched your three (3) choices, list the features in a suitable format in the spreadsheet so the features can easily be compared.

Be sure you list at least six (6) features. Be sure the price of each is also listed.

Be sure the spreadsheet is aesthetically pleasing.

Submit to the appropriate hand-in folder. If using Google Sheets, export as an Excel document.

Expectations covered

  • Demonstrate and understanding of legal, social and ethical issues relating to information and communication technology
  • Analyze privacy and security issues relating to information and communication technology

Analyse Competitors

This is part 3 of the BTT summative portfolio. The requirements have been adapted from  material provided by DSBN’s Business Secondary Learning Community (SLC).


Requirements

Create a spreadsheet to analyze three competing products (e.g., three phones or three headphones or…).

Compare features (3-4 only), size, and price.

Ensure the spreadsheet is aesthetically pleasing , with appropriate headings, justification, etc.

You may use Excel or Google Sheets for this assignment.

Expectations covered

  • Use spreadsheet software to perform a variety of tasks
  • Manage electronic files and folders

Compare Websites

This is part 2 of the BTT summative portfolio. The requirements have been adapted from  material provided by DSBN’s Business Secondary Learning Community (SLC).


Requirements

Using either Word or Google Docs, complete the following requirements for two (2) websites you used to find your technology device:

  1. Describe the homepage (come up with your own relevant criteria)
  2. Investigate two (2) of the toolbar links and describe what you find using five (5) bullet points for each.
  3. Which website do you think is more effective? (Consider simplicity, ease of navigation, consistency, structure/navigation and/or color schemes.) Explain.

Be sure your document is neatly formatted. Use headings, tables, and lists, where appropriate.

Submit to the appropriate hand-in folder. If using Google Docs, export as a Word document.

Expectations covered

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the uses and design of effective websites

Research a technology device

This is part 1 of the BTT summative portfolio. The requirements have been adapted from  material provided by DSBN’s Business Secondary Learning Community (SLC).


Requirements

Research a device by visiting a website for a store that sells electronic devices such as computers, handheld devices, etc.

Examples of online stores may include bestbuy.ca, walmart.ca, dell.ca, apple.ca or staples.ca.

Find a device that you would like to purchase. Using a 2-column table in a spreadsheet (Google Sheets or Excel), list:

  • the name,
  • price,
  • features of this device, and
  • working URL (link) to your source.

Put each of the above into their own rows in the table.

Format the document neatly, using a list, where applicable (like for the features), and include a proper heading as the title.

Expectations Covered

  • Analyze options for accessing the internet
  • Apply effective techniques when conducting electronic research
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology associated with  information and communication technology