- Portable Apps
- Diigo (social bookmarking)
- Google Drive
- Google Takeout
- Google Sites (the NEW Google Sites)
- Google Keep
Activity 1 – Buzzer Intro
Refer to this page for this activity. Do NOT copy and paste the code — type it in (or you won’t learn anything…).
Note that the 100 Ω resistor is optional. You can leave it out for simplicity (and extra volume!).
Save this program as “buzzer_1”.
Activity 2 – Metronome
Write a program that exactly mimics this metronome:
Note: for this assignment I want you to use the tone() function using this syntax:
tone(pin, frequency, duration)
When I see you for marking be sure you can explain the “math” involved in setting the metronome frequency.
Save as “metronome”.
Activity 3 – Star Wars
This activity also uses two LEDs. Have fun with it! [Source]
Save as “star_wars”.
Activity 4 – Twinkle Twinkle
Using the Star Wars program as a starting point, adapt it to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
You can delete any references to the LEDs.
Save as “twinkle”.
A. COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS
A1. Computer Hardware
A2. Computer Systems
A3. Electronics, Robotics, and Computer Interfacing
A4. Networking Concepts
A5. Data Representation and Digital Logic
B. COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
B1. Hardware Solutions
B2. Computer Systems
B3. Electronics, Robotics, and Computer Interfacing
B4. Network Setup and Management
B5. Computer Programming
C. TECHNOLOGY, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND SOCIETY
C1. Technology and the Environment
C2. Technology and Society
D. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
D1. Health and Safety
D2. Ethics and Security
D3. Career Opportunities
- Twitter #BDSTEJ
Daybook(replaced with Google Classroom)
- Class Bookmarks | Mr. Beens’ TEJ Bookmarks
- Web 2.0 Tools
Google Docs Overview(using Google Classroom instead) TEJxx Test Document (sign-req’d)
- Cool Tech Intro
- Computer Maintenance/Service Assignment
- (Beens: update from existing TEJ2O)
- Basics of Computation (Video)
- Aquino and/or Raspberry Pi
- Shop Safety or First Aid Assignment
- Electrical Units Unit
- Five Steps in Solving Ohm’s Law Problems
- Ohm’s Law Worksheets
- Intro to Series Circuits
- Voltage Measurement Activity
- Tina Simulator
- (update from existing TEJ2O)
- Linux installation
- Learn the Command Line (Codecademy)
- in progress…
- Course Evaluation
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]
- 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.
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.