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Coverage for 2013-12-17

posted Dec 16, 2013, 3:00 PM by Peter Beens   [ updated Jan 10, 2014, 4:06 AM ]
If you have any questions about the following, please email me or fill in the comment box and I will try to respond as quickly as possible. Everyone should stay on task! 

If students need to leave class, please ask them to fill in the Time Tracker at the bottom of their online daybook. 

Period 1 - TIJ1O Exploring Technologies

The priorities are:
  1. Finish Mousetrap Car SketchUp model. Ensure there are dimensions shown for all objects, that is drawn to scale, and that all objects are labelled.
  2. Mousetrap Car Assignment
  3. Photoshop Elements Masking Assignment: Create a "Technology-themed" title page. 
    1. If finished one, create one for a different class, using the name of the class as the text.
  4. Start working on your Mousetrap Car report, using the egg drop report as the starting point.
At the end of class, please remind the students to log out of their computers and push in their chairs.



Period 2 - TGJ3M, TGJ4M Communications Technology

The priorities for the grade 11's are:
  1. Process Photowalk Pictures
    1. Hand in raw renamed 1024 pics
    2. tag in Picasa
    3. Process in Picasa, Photoshop, etc.
    4. Post to flickr (best photo, top 5)
  2. Podcast assignment
  3. Artist Profile
  4. If done, get a one-on-one demo of Scribus from Anna and/or Caitlin then do that assignment
  5. 2nd Cool Tech assignment.
The grade 12's are working on their independent projects. Please remind them to update their journal and submit their progress at least weekly.

At the end of class, please remind the students to push in their chairs.

Note: please do not mark Drew R absent. He is on this class list but comes in period 4. 



Period 3 - TEJ2O Computer Technology

Half the class will be working with the peer tutor on robotics. If finished the "triangle" activity, modify the program so it traverses a figure 8, ending up at the same spot. 

The other half are to carry on with the activities in the Arduino workbook. The switch activity must be modified so that one switch flashes the LED at a low rate, the other switch at a medium rate, and both switches at a fast rate. 

Old priorities:
  1. Grok: Python: Disease Outbreak
  2. Networking section in Digital Overdrive. 
  3. Cool Tech #2
  4. If not already done, Finish theory portion of Petruzella 1-1 Safety Activity Pack (see link on daybook and in email). An updated resource has been emailed to the students.
At the end of class, please remind the students to push in their chairs and turn off all the computers.
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