If you have a smartphone, please go into the app store (see links below) and install the Google Classroom app. This will allow you to get Classroom notifications which will help you be more successful in this class.
I also recommend that you check your school board email account daily for any notifications from Google Classroom, especially to check for any comments I have made on your submissions.
For the report requirements, see http://goo.gl/sfoKpx.
Note: this will be done via Google Classroom. The above link is for reference only.
This is a “living document” and gets updated regularly depending on the needs and skills of the students.
- Google Classroom
- (Teacher reference: old daybook)
- Career Cruising (via D2L)
- Course Selection
- Getting to Know the Tech Department
- Shop Tours
- Map Assignment (on graph paper, then SketchUp or AutoCAD)
- Technology Introduction
- Electrical Unit
- Egg Drop (PB)
- Photoshop (JW)
- Photowalk? (PB)
- Graphic Arts
- Picture Frame
- SketchUp Tutorials & Assignments
- Build a House
- Cheerios Box
- 2D Drawing (as prep for floor plan assignment only)
- Egg (as prep for egg drop assignment only)
- Computer Programming
- Computer Technology:
- Traffic Light
- Electronic Communicator
- Computer Hardware
- Model Rocketry
- Mouse Trap Car
- Shop Rounds
- Whistle (machine shop) (JB activity)
- Course Evaluation
1 Thanks to J. Wiersma for these resources
This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.
- How do I prepare and complete a project from start to finish?
- What methods do I need to communicate my ideas?
- What resources will I need to use to build my projects or deliver services?
- How does technology affect the environment?
- What courses do I need to pursue a career in the trades?
For a list of what is offered in the BDSS Tech Department, visit http://bit.ly/cTUpMK.
Create a section called “Career Matchmaker Results (Top 10 careers)”. Under this, list your top 10 Career Matchmaker results from Career Cruising, listed in order, in a neatly formatted (bulleted) list. (Redo the career matchmaker, even if you have done it this year. Be sure to answer ALL questions.)
An example is shown below:
Career Matchmaker Results (Top 10 careers)
- Automobile Assembler
- Electronics Engineering Tech
- Electrical Engineering Tech
- Web Developer
- Office Machine Repairer
- Furniture Finisher
- Cable Installer and Repairer
- Production Woodworker
Next, create a section called “My Top Career Choice”. Under this heading, enter “Career”, followed by the name of your top career choice, ideally taken from the above list, as well as the other details listed below. Example:
My Top Career Choice
- Automobile assemblers install pre-fabricated parts and components to make new vehicles.
Earning $ Range
Level of Education
- Work at assigned stations on automotive assembly lines
- Attach a specific part, such as the bumper, as automobile frames move down the line
- Often climb into the frames and use power tools to bolt or screw the part in place
- Ensure the part is properly secured and functional, and move on to the next frame
Attributes and Abilities
- Work well with your hands
- Mechanically inclined
- Communication skills
- Physically fit
- Work for companies that manufacture cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, or other kinds of automobiles
- Most work a regular 40-hour week, though overtime is sometimes required
- Some work evenings and weekends
- Work indoors in large factories that are clean but noisy, and can be hot in summer
- The work involves a lot of repetitive tasks
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.