The pre-course questionnaire can be found here.
Remind.com is a service that I will use to send email and text notifications to students and parents.
- BTT1O ICT in Business
- Co-op (morning class)
- Co-op (afternoon class)
- ICS3 or ICS4 Computer Science [teacher link]
- TIJ1O Exploring Technology (Grade 9 Tech)
- TEJ2O Computer Technology [teacher link]
- TEJ3E Computer Technology
- TEJ3M Computer Engineering Technology
- TEJ4E Computer Technology
- TEJ4M Computer Engineering Technology
TGJ3M Communications Technology
- TGJ4M Communications Technology [teacher link]
- TDJ3M or TDJ4M Tech Design
- TEJ3E or TEJ3M or TEJ4E or TEJ4M Computer Technology
- TGJ2O Communications Technology
TGJ2O/3M Communication Technology
- Locker assignment (period 1 only)
- Log in!
- Introductions | Grade 12’s, also see me for other instructions.
- Tech permission form [GC]
- Bring your headphones to school! (you’ll need them to listen to tutorials) [GC]
- I’m not your teacher — I’m your facilitator and a co-learner… (discussion)
- Class Rules: Respect, respect, respect! (that’s it!)
- Log into Chrome | Sync Bookmarks & Extensions
- Multiple IDs (personal and DSBN)
- Google Classroom (you must log in with your DSBN account)
- Network Overview
- Create class folder in M Drive and subfolders for each unit
- Filename Convention (for Google Docs/Classroom and assignments where you do not have a dedicated handin folder for yourself) [GC]
- FirstName LastName CourseCode DocumentTitle
- Assignment in Classroom: Submit a text file containing your favourite quote. Be sure it uses the filename convention described above.
- Reminder Service + [GC]
- Pre-course Questionnaire + [GC]
- Note: some students may be asked to brainstorm as a group before submitting content for the “Is there anything specific you hope to do or learn in this course?” section. You will be advised if this affects you.
- Course Overviews (independent reading)
- Professional Email Address Verification (on hold)+
- Quick verification of appropriate email addresses
- Email Assignment [GC]
- Google Keep [GC]
- Website Overview, including:
- Daily Reminders
- Lockdown Procedure [teacher link]
- Essential Chrome Extensions
- Install PortableApps (w/ Greenshot and Notepad++)
- Timetable Assignment +
- Fire Safety
- Class/School Policies:
- Lunch and Learn
- Seating Plans
- Organizer Assignment +
- 5 Minute Organize (daily)
- Email Lists + (may no longer be necessary now that we are using Google Classroom)
Students, look for the assignment on Google Classroom.
Teachers, see my blog post about this assignment here.
Where Can You Find Me?
You’ll find me at Beamsville District Secondary School:
All classes are in room 3-209.
There are a number of options for you to contact me.
Your feedback helps make the course better for future students! [teacher link]
I recently had the pleasure of being in the audience for a presentation from Carol Arcus, Vice-President, The Association for Media Literacy (AML).
One of the highlights for me was their “EULA Project”, where they have taken many social media end-user licence agreements and converted them to plain English posters that can be displayed in your classroom for your students, all for free.
Here’s an example, posted in low-res only (see the link below for full-sized PDFs):
To see AML’s EULA Project in its entirety, visit http://www.aml.ca/i-agree/ where you can download PDF versions of each EULA poster.
(Also see http://www.aml.ca/agency-and-privacy/ for additional information about this project.)
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:
- Move your data to your personal account
- 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.
Over the semester, you will be required to do two informal presentations related to “Cool Tech”. Most students will choose to present on something technological (computer hardware, software, game platforms, entertainment hardware, etc.) that is relatively new, but you may also choose something else with the permission of your instructor.
For grade 9’s and 10’s, your presentation will be very informal. All you have to do before the presentation is submit your topic on the form below, and of course research the topic well enough that you can talk about it to the class. Continue reading “Cool Tech”
Download the STL Export extension from here. Remember which folder you downloaded it into.
Open the Window menu, then choose Preferences.
Click on Extensions, then Install Extension.
Browse to where you downloaded the file, then follow the instructions to install it.
The export extension will now be usable from the File ► Export STL… menu.