Career Cruising

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 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)

  1. Automobile Assembler
  2. Electronics Engineering Tech
  3. Electrical Engineering Tech
  4. Web Developer
  5. Office Machine Repairer
  6. Gunsmith
  7. Furniture Finisher
  8. Locksmith
  9. Cable Installer and Repairer
  10. 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

Career
  • Automobile Assembler
Description
  • Automobile assemblers install pre-fabricated parts and components to make new vehicles.
Earning $ Range
  • $15 – $35 per hour
Level of Education
  • High School
Core Tasks
  • 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
Workplace
  • 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

Egg Drop Challenge

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)
Restrictions
  • 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)
Marking Method
  • Sketch:
    • 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!

Report

The report requirements are here.

Tools

Throughout the course we will be using various tools to help our learning:
  • Portable Apps
    • Chrome
    • Notepad++
  • Lastpass
  • Diigo (social bookmarking)
  • Google Drive
  • Google Takeout
  • Google Sites (the NEW Google Sites)
  • Google Keep
  • Gmail
  • Twitter
  • Dropbox

Welcome to Mr Harshaw’s Students!

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.

Micro:bit Beginner Activities

Using the block editor at https://makecode.microbit.org, create and save the following programs:

  1. Display your first initial.
    (save as filename: initials_first_initial)
  2. Display a graphic icon.
    (save as filename: initials_icon)
  3. Scroll your first name and last name, in capitals.
    (filename: initials_scrolling_name)
  4. Write a program that displays the temperature in degrees Celsius.
    (filename: initials_temperature)
  5. Write a program that displays the micro:bit heading in degrees.
    (filename: initials_compass)
  6. Button A displays “HELLO”
    Button B displays “HOW ARE YOU?”
    Both buttons display “QUITE WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH”
    (filename: initials_hello_how_are_you)
  7. Write a program where button A increments a counter (which starts at zero) and button B decrements the counter.
    (filename: initials_counter)
  8. 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.
    (filename: initials_simple_song)
  9. Write a program that simulates Rock Paper Scissors. When you shake the Micro:bit it displays one of the rock, paper, or scissors icons.
    (filename: initials_rock_paper_scissors)
  10. Write a program that tracks your steps.
    (filename: initials_microbit_fitbit)

…where initials are your initials.

Reminder Service

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:

Archiving Your Google Data

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:

  1. Move your data to your personal account
  2. 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.