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
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
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.
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.
To subscribe, please follow the directions in the relevant document:
If you have a smartphone please install the app from 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.