These requirements have been determined through class-wide research, discussion, and agreement.
[class brainstorming Google Doc
Materials Supplied by Instructor
- egg (freebie)
- hot glue (freebie)
- straws (4 max)
- paperclips (3 max)
- string (36″ total)
- masking tape (12″ max)
- toothpicks (5 max)
- balloons (2 max)
- Popsicle sticks (4 max)
- cotton balls (6 max)
Materials Supplied by Student
- elastic bands (6 max)
- q-tips (4 max)
- toilet paper (4 squares max)
- marshmallows (4 max)
- popcorn (1 cup max)
- plastic container or can (700 mL max)
- other tape (6″ max)
- parachute (plastic bag)
- wire (12″ max)
- fishing line (in place of string — 36″ max)
- sponge (1, like this only)
- sandwich bag (1)
- corrugated cardboard (35 in2 max)
- bubble wrap (4×4″ max)
- Styrofoam cup (1)
- paper plate (2 max)
- saran wrap (5X5″ max)
- egg carton cup (2 max)
- tennis ball (1/2)
- 6 materials maximum, not including the egg and hot glue
- may use one material x 2 (counts as 2)
- maximum size 6 x 6 x 6 in (15 x 15 x 15 cm)
- effort, level of detail, clarity of materials
- must be done on computer
- Egg Drop:
- 10 marks if no cracks or breakage
- 9 marks if there is a small crack
- 8 marks if there is more than one crack and the membrane is not exposed
- 7 marks if membrane is exposed but there is little or no white liquid exposed
- 6 marks if white liquid has leaked out
- 5 marks if yolk is still entirely intact
- 4 marks if there is some leakage from the yolk
- 3 marks for showing up with your egg vessel!
The report requirements are here
I can always be contacted via email (please see email protocol) or through my “contact me” form or through the Remind service app (preferred).
Remember that I want you to pass, so please take advantage of the communication tools available to you to reach out to me any time you have a question.
Throughout the course we will be using various tools to help our learning:
- Portable Apps
- Diigo (social bookmarking)
- Google Drive
- Google Takeout
- Google Sites (the NEW Google Sites)
- Google Keep
Welcome to the Computer Technology, Communications Technology, and Computer Science class!
If it’s related to computers, this is the class to be in!
Here is a presentation I will be reviewing with you to talk about the differences in the three subjects. I’m also sharing a handout that gives an overview of all the subjects in the Technology department.
Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_game
- fulfils responsibilities and commitments within the learning environment;
- completes and submits class work, homework, and assignments according to agreed-upon timelines;
- takes responsibility for and manages own behaviour.
- devises and follows a plan and process for completing work and tasks;
- establishes priorities and manages time to complete tasks and achieve goals;
- identifies, gathers, evaluates, and uses information, technology, and resources to complete tasks.
- independently monitors, assesses, and revises plans to complete tasks and meet goals;
- uses class time appropriately to complete tasks;
- follows instructions with minimal supervision.
- accepts various roles and an equitable share of work in a group;
- responds positively to the ideas, opinions, values, and traditions of others;
- builds healthy peer-to-peer relationships through personal and media-assisted interactions;
- works with others to resolve conflicts and build consensus to achieve group goals;
- shares information, resources, and expertise and promotes critical thinking to solve problems and make decisions.
- looks for and acts on new ideas and opportunities for learning;
- demonstrates the capacity for innovation and a willingness to take risks
demonstrates curiosity and interest in learning;
- approaches new tasks with a positive attitude;
- recognizes and advocates appropriately for the rights of self and others.
- sets own individual goals and monitors progress towards achieving them;
- seeks clarification or assistance when needed;
- assesses and reflects critically on own strengths, needs, and interests;
- identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve goals;
- perseveres and makes an effort when responding to challenges.
Ask your instructor which to use.
This is the template I use in Google Docs for student website reviews.
Find a good educational web page related to <Topic Name>.
Which keyword(s) did you use at the search engine? (record below)
- Keyword(s) Used:
Write a 100-150 word review of the web page. Concepts that could be considered when reviewing your website are:
- suitability to the class,
- aesthetics of the site,
- the educational value of the site, and
- the overall organization of the site.
Write your review below. After it is complete, share it with two of your peers for checking of grammar and spelling. Fix any mistakes found. Record the names of your peers as comments here and here.
The Title of the Web Page — http://www.nameofsite.com
<intro goes here>
<body of review goes here (100-250 words)>
<summary of review goes here>
Using the block editor at https://makecode.microbit.org, create and save the following programs:
- Display your first initial.
(save as filename: initials_first_initial)
- Display a graphic icon.
(save as filename: initials_icon)
- Scroll your first name and last name, in capitals.
- Write a program that displays the temperature in degrees Celsius.
- Write a program that displays the micro:bit heading in degrees.
- Button A displays “HELLO”
Button B displays “HOW ARE YOU?”
Both buttons display “QUITE WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH”
- Write a program where button A increments a counter (which starts at zero) and button B decrements the counter.
- Play a simple song (like Twinkle Twinkle) that can be listened to through your earbuds. You will need two test leads for this (see your instructor) which you will connect to Pins 0 and Gnd.
- Write a program that simulates Rock Paper Scissors. When you shake the Micro:bit it displays one of the rock, paper, or scissors icons.
- Write a program that tracks your steps.
…where initials are your initials.