- Portable Apps
- Diigo (social bookmarking)
- Google Drive
- Google Takeout
- Google Sites (the NEW Google Sites)
- Google Keep
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.
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”
Not yet incorporated…
Your web page must be educational and include specific, appropriate content related to the provided topic. It must not be a page that only includes links to other websites.
You should not write your review until it has been approved by the instructor as being relevant and unique (i.e. not already chosen by another student). To get the website approved, fill in this form and see your instructor ASAP. [teacher link]
After the website has been approved, write the review using this format:
Intro paragraph — “I chose this website because…” (or similar)
Review paragraphs, for each of the four categories shown below.
Ratings, as shown below.
Use the following rating system for the review, giving the website of 1-5 (in asterisks) for the categories shown:
…as well as an Overall rating from 1-5.
To submit your review, you will be given a link to a Google Document where you can write your review.
I chose this website because it had content that looked like it closely matched what we were learning in class.
Educational: This site has a lot of useful information such as Ohm’s Law and basic schematic diagrams but it doesn’t take the time to make the concepts clear for the reader (important if you’re new to electronics like me). I would have appreciated more applied explanations of the topics before just leaping in like they did.
Organization: A side navigation bar would be greatly beneficial to this website. I found it troublesome to have to go to the bottom of every page to choose my destination. The provided links do the job though (i.e. Back, Next, Return to Main…)
Suitability: This site is fairly suitable for our class as it touches on similar electronics-related topics, however I would not recommend it as a resource simply because there is much clearer, well laid-out information available on other sites on the web.
Aesthetics: This site has a very uninteresting look to it. It makes it easy to read, but does not grab your attention or interest.
10% will be deducted if there is no title.
Up to 10% will be deducted for each grammar or spelling error that has to be fixed.
Up to 10% will be deducted for each category of the rating system that is not mentioned in the review (which is impossible to do if you follow the guidelines!).
20% will be deducted if there is no rating.
Things Not To Say in Your Review
“This website contains a large amount of information on it.” (Be specific about content.)
“All I can say is Wow. After finding many sites that didn’t do jack for me I found a great site. I found it hard to believe that this site is hosted on a Geocities account.” (A lot of words without saying anything specific about the site.)
“This website is jam packed full of goodies.” (What kind of goodies? Be specific about content.)
“This site is very nice.” (Says nothing about the site.)