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If you have a smartphone, please go into the app store (see links below) and install the Google Classroom app. This will allow you to get Classroom notifications which will help you be more successful in this class.



I also recommend that you check your school board email account daily for any notifications from Google Classroom, especially to check for any comments I have made on your submissions.

Missed Test Policy

Missed tests must be written/performed within two days of your return. It is your responsibility to arrange a time to write/perform the missed test.

If you have been away for an extended period of time, extra allowances may be made. This must be arranged the day you return. Again, it is your responsibility to make these arrangements.

Quizzes may only be written by students in attendance at the time of the quiz. This policy is an incentive for prompt arrival in class and for steady attendance. Missed quizzes will result in a mark of “zero”. 

TIJ1O Mark Breakdown

Practical (classroom projects) 50%
Tests (quizzes, unit tests) 10%
Assignments (research, homework) 10%
Culminating Project, Report, and/or ePortfolio 30%

TIJ1O Administrivia

Day 1

Day 2

  • Daily Reminders
  • Timetable Assignment 
  • Website Overview, including:
  • Use of Organizer
    • Use of an organizer in this class is mandatory. All assignments should be entered in your organizer (with deadlines) and crossed off once they are completed.
    • Here are some tips:
      • If you use a paper organizer:
        • Tear corners off finished pages.
        • Highlight or draw box around deadlines.
        • Use check mark circles for to-do items.
      • Schedule your school work.
      • Every Sunday night, plan your work for the entire week.
      • Also enter “nice-to-do” things such as wash your car, Christmas shopping, send email to friend, etc.
      • Check planner every morning and before bed every night.
      • Carry it with you at all times.
      • Get in the habit of working from it on a daily basis.
      • USE IT!!!
  • Class Rules 🙂 | Assignment
  • Remind Notifications

Day 3

  • Class Tweets (hashtag #BDSTIJ)
  • Email Protocol 
    • Please read the Email Protocol page very carefully and be sure you understand what the subject line must look list when sending me emails. Emails that do not follow this protocol may be accidentally overlooked and deleted as spam.
  • Email Assignment
    • This assignment is for three purposes: 1) to enter your address into my address book so you will never be deleted by my spam filter, 2) to ensure you know how to use my subject line protocol, and 3) to ensure you have a professional and permanent email address.
  • Chrome Login

Day 4

  • Pre-course Questionnaire
    • Be sure your email address is the same as the one you used for the email assignment.
  • Class Jobs
    • Headset cupboard
    • Push chairs in at end of class
    • Clean up your mess!

TIJ11O Exploring Technologies Outline

This is a “living document” and gets updated regularly depending on the needs and skills of the students.

Old Material

1 Thanks to J. Wiersma for these resources

TIJ1O Exploring Technologies

This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields. 

Prerequisite: None

Big Ideas

  1. How do I prepare and complete a project from start to finish?
  2. What methods do I need to communicate my ideas?
  3. What resources will I need to use to build my projects or deliver services?
  4. How does technology affect the environment?
  5. What courses do I need to pursue a career in the trades?

Important Links

For a list of what is offered in the BDSS Tech Department, visit