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2015-2016 TEJ3E & TEJ3M & TEJ4M Daybook


Pd 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sep 07 Labour Day -Course overview

-locker form (pd 1 only)

-Administrivia (day 1)

-4M: summative requirements disc'n 
-attendance check (daily)

-hand in Tech permission form 

-2O:"exam exemption" 

-Administrivia (day 2)

-hand in Tech permission form

-Administrivia (day 3) 

-3M:computer hardware overview

Buy a Computer for a customer using parts from Wintronic 

-4M:disc'n about the buying assignment. How can it be adapted to meet your course expectations?
-Buy a Computer assignment cont'd
Sep 14 -last check that all permission forms have been handed in


-3E: check #BDSTEJ on Keep

-Admin Day 4

-remind 101 and Google Group check

-Cool Tech

-Build a Computer cont'd:
+share (for commenting) with two peers 
+check compatibility of case and motherboard (form factor) and motherboard and CPU (socket) (enter details on assignment)
+check that all links work

Photo day! 

-4M:join existing Google Group

-startup bookmarks (daybook, ePortfolio, ePortfolio req'ts, Keep, Gmail, #bdstej)

-4M:blade, NAS, and "unconventional" computer presentations

-create (or update) 
ePortfolios; create glossary page
-3M:glossary cont'd
+create TOC, section for Glossary Websites

-3E:scanner GDoc

-4M peer projects cont'd (see tomorrow!)

-4M peer projects: Lego robots, Arduino, RasPi

-demo of including pictures for glossary

-4M:weekly class update

-Remind service: who's not in?

-subscribe to your ePortfolio Site changes

-3E:scanner cont'd (see the changes in the doc)

3M:hard drive interface to motherboard compatibility 

-3M:-binary chairs (number systems review, binary weighting, etc.)

-ePortfolio day (weekly)

Early release day

Period 1 9:00 - 9:45
Period 2 9:50 - 10:35
Period 3 10:40 - 11:25
Period 4 11:30 - 12:15

-create pictures for Google profile (optional)
Sep 21 -Cool Tech reminder

-Core Terms for your glossaries 

-4M:check this out. Might be the basis of a peer activity

-3E:jobs status?

-3M/3E:computer disassembly/reassembly (intro)

-quick check of permission forms

-Gaming club: need a president...

-4M:Dennis presentation (if ready)

Computer Scavenger Hunt 

-4M Peer Projects discussion
-3E/3M:Scavenger Hunt con'td

-4M:self-reflection on your Advanced Computer presentation (see email) (due tomorrow)

-4M:independent projects cont'd

-3M/4M:if finished, review Lego tutorial in Handout drive

-3x/4x:skim "Daybook Features" bookmarks and add at least one to ePortfolio
-4M:presentation reflections due

-4M:Matt talk about letter you've written

-4M:weekly class update

-3x:status of scavenger hunt?

-3e:jobs status?

-Class jobs

-FYI:5 Traits Creative People Have That Most People Will Never Understand

 Hunt cont'd

-2O, 3M:watch intro Arduino videos here

-2O, 3M:Arduino assignment

-3E:record model #'s and students' names from printers we picked up. I need the info so we can return them to the board office. (put in a Google Spreadsheet and share with me)

4M:independent projects cont'd
Sep 28 -Terry Fox Pledge Sheets

-inventory overview

FYI:Free courses at Udemy

-4M:Dawson presentation

-3M:reassemble computers

-3M:Linux distro research

-3E:need printer details today! 

Terry Fox walk

-Bam:test startup bookmark folder

io day (weekly)

-3E:printer details

-4M:Matt: Letter update

-3E:inventory Auto

-3M:Linux cont'd

-4M:independent projects cont'd (update tomorrow)

-4M:weekly class update

-3M:Linux cont'd

-Game Club Planning

-4M:independent projects cont'd
-ePortfolio day (weekly)

Oct 05 -FYI:Win7 64 bit humour

-3E:inventory cont'd

-3M:Linux installs cont'd
-3M:Arduino videos and assignment

-3E:inventory cont'd

-3M:Linux installs cont'd (on projector) (put version here)
-3M:Arduino cont'd


Instructions for Supply Teacher

FYI-CPU Article (read this!)

Jacob, go to room 3111 for the grade 9 test this period. <Remind him! 

-All:Get 50 GB cloud storage free at Highshare. We will be using this tomorrow in class to back up our Google accounts.

-3E: School Computer Inventory cont'd (in rooms with replaced computers) (USB key in top drawer at front. Inventory on printer)

-3M: continue with Arduino Questions Assignment. If finished, research Arduino tutorial websites and add to your ePortfolio 
-3M:research a Cool Tech topic

-4M:prep for independent projects update tomorrow
-4M:Lego NXT Robotics website review
-4M:if done, work on Cool Tech
-4M:weekly class update

-Back up your Google data at Takeout
-...then put your Google backup on Highshare (do this today and regularly!)

-ePortfolio day (weekly)
-add Build a Computer to ePortfolio

Customer Service assignment
PA Day
Oct 12 Thanksgiving

-3E: status of Customer Service assignment?
-3E:inventory cont'd

-3M:Arduino program demo
-3M:mark Arduino GDoc assignments & Scavenger Hunt
-3M:Arduino ccts (each one has to be marked individually)

-4M:independent projects cont'd
FYI:The Art of Negotiation

-Wintronics proposal:okay or not?


-3M:-Intro electronics
-3M:Arduino activities cont'd

-4M:prep for update PRESENTATIONS tomorrow
-Cool tech tomorrow!

-AMD discussion:okay or not?

-4M:weekly class update


-3M:Arduino activities cont'd

-4M:Dawson & Mack Lego Mindstorm presentation

-ePortfolio day (weekly) (added Arduino Q's to ePortfolio)

Oct 19 -open period:work on improving marks -cont'd -Andrew:see me for MB report

MarkBook printouts (link also below daybook)

-4M:Dennis Arduino Random LED presentatieon

-Lubuntu vs Ubuntu vs Ubuntu Mate demo
Instructions for Supply Teacher

Saying Hello to Mr. Fiocca
-FYI:some Arduino inspiration

-3E:Networking Keywords assignment (due tomorrow)
-3M:Linux assignment (due tomorrow)
-4M:independent projects cont'd

-If done, work on the Cool Tech assignment or play the Cisco binary game

-Cool Tech?
-FYI:Lima network device

-catchup day

-Cable cleanup #3209

Oct 26 -Chromebook CloudReady

-review and overview of coming tasks

-ePortfolio day (weekly)

-3M/3E:review Linux assignments together
-3M:Arduino cont'd
-3M:Linux install must be done by end of today
-3M:Arduino cont'd
Instructions for Supply Teacher

Linux assignment (due tomorrow)
-3M:Cool Tech research

-3M:"What I Learned" Test  (due tomorrow; read instructions carefully)
-3M:Cool Tech research

-4M:prep for weekly class update, for tomorrow (slideshow)
-4M:"What I Learned" Test  (due Monday; read instructions carefully)
-4M:weekly class update

-3E:check Linux assignment

-3M:mark What I Learned tests

-ePortfolio day (weekly)

Nov 02 FYI George Boole

3E:inventory cont'd

3M:potentiometer & binary review
3M:Arduino cont'd

4M:test due
4M:projects cont'd

-activities cont'd -cont'd -cont'd -cont'd
Nov 09 -Raspberry Pi video
-marks & work period (all)

-college options disc'n

-marks & work period (all)

-gr 9/10:Beaver Computing Contest

-others:work period
-gr 9/10:Beaver Computing Contest

-others:work period

-4M:prep for Tuesday (slide show)

PA Day
Nov 16 -4M:weekly class update

-Learn the Command Line

-ePortfolio day (weekly)
-cont'd -assembly -tobacco presentation feedback
-4M:weekly class update (for marks)

-upload badge to ePortfolio
-create batch files to create baseline files & folders for command line lessons

Nov 23 -3M,3E,4M:if you have not completed the Command Line tutorial, do so! 

-3M:complete part 2 of the Learn the Command Line tutorial. (see Reet if you're unsure how to do this)

-3E:Code.org Programming

-4M:add Rasberry Pi resources to shared Keep list (use your class Google ID to access). Discuss these resources with each other, prioritizing them from best to worst, with the best on top (drag and drop items around).

-All:if finished, work on Cool Tech
-cont'd from yesterday 3M:email batch files to me
3M:investigate how to install s/w on your version of Linux

3E:LOG IN to code.org to record your marks

4M:Raspberry Pi research
-3M/3E:LXLE Linux | LXLE assignment 

-3M:finish and submit batch files to hand in folder

-3E:LOG IN to code.org and continue with tutorials assigned Monday

-4M:finish the assignments you were given Monday
-4M:prep for line follower demo tomorrow (w/ slideshow)
-4M:to prepare for programming on the Raspberry Pi, do the Python from Scratch tutorial

-Apple Swift mtg

-reflection and where we're headed

-3E:see Mrs Berg in guidance for pickup
-3E:build LXLE machine 

-3M:install OpenArena on Linux machines
-3M:research Apache web server (xampp?)

-4M:Raspberry Pi:direction?
Nov 30 -3M:OpenArena networking

-3E:Code.org cont'd

-4M:Raspberry Pi
-3M:Arduino catchup

-3E:Code.org cont'd

-3M:Apache on Linux

-3E:Code.org cont'd

-3E:Code.org cont'd

-3M:create a Google Doc named "TEJ3M FullName Apache Research" and immediately share with me. Research the Apache web server (esp on Linux) and record as much detail as you can about how to run and use Apache. (this is being marked TODAY)
-3M:start doing the HTML Tutorial (it's incomplete)
-3M:Cool Tech

-4M:Raspberry Pi cont'd. Prep a comprehensive slideshow to share with class tomorrow, including web resources and your progress. Share with me immediately so I can monitor your progress.
-ePortfolio day (weekly)

-4M:line follower demo
Dec 07 -4M: individual combine slideshows from Thursday into one; present tomorrow. Interlude specific goals for project
-3M:HTML tutorial (see Thursday)
-3E:customer computer
-3E:Code.org marks course2
-3M:demo Apache, OpenArena (for marks)
-3M:OpenArea Instructions
-3E:customer computer
-3M:HTML tutorial
-cont'd -cont'd

-3M:more Linux network games?
FYI:Nest thermost

-ePortfolio day (weekly)

Dec 14 -Wizards of Winter light show 2006 | 2012

-3M:HTML tutorial temporarily here
-4M:RaspPi Slideshow
-4M:see my updated slideshow about how the Arduino sends data to the Pi. Today's goal is to send two soil moisture streams to the Pi and decode and display them as "% dry". e.g.,
sensor 1: 40% dry
sensor 2: 22% dry
-3M:start creating homepage for server test
-3E:Linux System Admin Overview (Keep Link)
-4M:ultrasonic sensor

-3E:Linux System Administration
-ePortfolio day (weekly)

Dec 21 Christmas break!
Dec 28 Christmas break!
Jan 04 -3E,3M to Library Mon, Tue, Fri, 3-211 Wed, Thu
-4M: continue work on Raspberry Pi and assist with grade 9's

Core Terms for your glossaries (add all mandatory words)

-3E:outstanding code.org assignments
-Any new glossary terms you should add? (email me)
-3E, 3M:Digital Overdrive - Basic Computer Concepts: Email the certificate to your instructor for marking
FYI:Windows Command Line tutorial
"What I Learned" Test  (due Friday; read instructions carefully)
-3E, 3M:add Digital Overdrive certificate to ePortfolio (via Google Photos upload or Picasa)
-Cool Tech research: presentations Monday! (no exceptions)

-4M:weekly class update

All: research this week's CES. Create a short slideshow about at least one item that interests you. Title: Course Code Full Name CES Report
Jan 11 All:-CES & Cool Tech presentations  All:Cool Tech presentations (in library)

All:new What I Learned page for ePortfolio (thanks Phil for the example I used!)
-last Cool Tech presentations

-FYI:wi-fi controversy
 +finish any incomplete WIL tests
 +see new ePortfolio requirements
-3M:write and submit two Linux" test questions (due today)
-3E:outstanding code.org assignments
-4M:RaspPi web page, with data from Arduino (get it working!)
Jan 18 -FYI: Mother Posted on Her Daughters Facebook

-3M:prep for HTML test tomorrow
-3M:HTML test
-3M:test self-evaluation form (tchr link)
-take up test
-demo of online marking method for ePortfolio
-work on ePortfolios
-WIL ePortfolio page -3M:review Linux questions

-ePortfolio day (weekly)

Jan 25 work period  -cont'd -Course Evaluation
-Learning Skills & Work Habits self-evaluation
3E, 4M: WIL link submission [tchr link] Official exam start date
Feb 01

Miscellaneous Links


TEJ3M Reminders

TEJ3M Reminders

TEJ4M Reminders

Old Daybook

Mar 23 -Web 2.0 Tools
-computer Jobs spreadsheet (sign-in req'd)
-update Client Jobs pages on ePortfolio
-school inventory tasks

-Intro electronics cont'd
-Five Steps in Solving Ohm's Law Problems
-Ohm's Law problems

-3M:continue with Arduino activities; get each marked before continuing

2O:Arduino LED Blink; Potentiometer part 1
3M:Potentiometer part 2 & 2b

-network device discussion: Drobo, NAS, CrashPlan (backup)

2O:Arduino Potentiometer part 2 & 2b
3M:8 LEDs - each manually programmed (do not use arrays)

Cool Tech reminder (wkly)
-Binary to Decimal Converter: how many bits for ADC in Arduino?
-BDSS Computer Repair Form

3M:8 LEDs - each manually programmed (do not use arrays) cont'd
-bit extraction demo program
-Arduino language reference (random, if, bitwise and)
3E-cont'd-Greenshot screenshot program (w/ portable version)
-Audio research links form | tchr
All:System Explorer update
2O,3M:load XAMPP to M or V drives (discussion)
All:UGC Niagara

Apr 27

2O, 3M:homepage event! (record)

All:Cisco binary game (find and use a website to help with converting to binary. Use this time to help learn binary!)

2O,3M:home page rotation!
All: Binary chairs revisited, Cisco, 2048

2O,3M:home page rotation, with numbers!

May 4 -CS Unplugged

-2O,3M: CS Unplugged activity planning document | tchr link

2O: Priorities:
-CS Unplugged prep (example Google Drawing activity) MUST BE READY TO PRESENT FRIDAY

3E: Priorities:
-email me benchmark results
-document disassembly and reassembly of old Dell (take pictures and share with me via Google+; practise taking apart and putting back together)

3M: Priorities:
-CS Unplugged prep
-Pet 1-1 Electrical Safety Activity Pack (skip website review, wet vs dry experiment, and crossword; print and bring home electrical safety checklist)
-Fritzing (schematic only -- Blinking LED, Potentiometer, Multiple LEDs)
-my tweets from conference
-CHIP - The World's First Nine Dollar Computer
-CS Unplugged prep

May 11 3M:
-Dennis:demo of Chromium and discussion
-status of Petruzella activities from ActPack

-CS Unplugged activities 
-CS Unplugged test Q's

-config 9 computers for grade 9's
-prep one computer for donation

CS Unplugged activities cont'd

3E cont'd
Final CS Unplugged activities

-Dennis:demo of Chromium and discussion
Brandon's CS Unplugged activity
-CS Unplugged test q's
-outstanding evaluations?

3E cont'd

-4M status

-Where do we go from here? (discussion)
May 18 2O:
Vex intro

2O, 3M:
-review test q's

-status of Petruzella activities from ActPack

-Vex experimentation cont'd -- give me report tomorrow

-next Arduino LCD experiment (thermometer); if done, add switch to switch between C and F

-get lab ready for grade 9's
-brainstorm what we could do with donation computer (how to publicize)
-start collaborating on "What I Learned Test #2" 

2O, 3M:
CS Unplugged test Monday

May 25 FYI:Tab Snooze Chrome extension

2O, 3M: CS Unplugged Test

-Vex cont'd

-status of Petruzella activities from ActPack
-Arduino folder on handout drive; what's good?
-Arduino's cont'd

-Vex reviews

-"Nifty" presentations

-work period 2O
-hour of code (Angry Birds)

-Electrical safety package
Jun 1 -Back up your Google data at Takeout
-...then put your Google backup on Highshare (do this today and regularly!)
-ePortfolios (all)

-ePortfolio cont'd
-Careers Article Précis (due Monday)
-ePortfolio cont'd
-ePortfolio marking request form

-cont'd from yesterday
Jun 8  Precis due

2O, 3M: Electronics Test

-ePortfolio Computer Inventory: add What I Did [summary], Rooms I Inventoried and Maintain, Problems I Overcame / Maintenance Log

-organizer tips (

-ePortfolio Inventory link form
-marking today: inventory summary and glossary

-update Rooms I Inventoried and Maintain on ePortfolio (determine req's as a class)

-finish component presentations, based on feedback; when finished, email Mr. Beens so it can be shared with entire class; final presentations next Monday

-electronics tutorials website reviews

-Electronics Safety Poster Assignment [LP]

-Interactive Ohm's Law (go through slides; make sure you understand)

-if done, do Networking unit in Digital Overdrive 

-submit safety posters

-Mindomo Computer Jobs (3E editors) [tchr link]

-Computer Component Presentations

-research and bookmark Arduino videos & resources to share

3E: plan "computer repair business"; report back to class tomorrow

3M:Fritzing demo

3E: share business proposals
2O, 3M: share Arduino resources (GDoc); view others' and pick your top three

3E: identify library computers to be replaced and which computers will replace them
3E: 3201 maintenance check 

[daily notes]
2O, 3M: top three Arduino sites; watch Udemy videos; Arduino kit exploration
2O, 3M: -Arduino cont'd
FYI: White Bread Shield for Arduino

All: daybook items on Diigo

2O, 3M: has everyone entered top three Arduino sites?
2O, 3M: Arduino cont'd
3M:Fritzing intro

All: Coding handout

3E:Computer Jobs spreadsheet (sign-in req'd)
2O, 3M: top three Arduino sites are...
All-intro electronics presentation

2O, 3M: Electronics test planning document

-2O, 3M: write electronics test questions (today; due tomorrow; no exceptions)
2O, 3M: Electronics test planning document cont'd

-review and mark test q's; create test (as a class)

-2O, 3M: Interactive Ohm's Law
-BDSS' Hour of Code

-ePortfolio req'ts
-ePortfolio marking request form

All: if finished, try Grok Python: Eliza (programming)

-ePortfolio contents
-Petruzella safety package (2O, 3M only)
-scavenger hunt
-cool tech

2O: start config'ing computers under table below Macs on our network next door

All: if finished, research XAMPP or try Grok Python: Eliza (programming)

-FYI: Google Tips

-Miracast demo

-finish everything in ePortfolio and submit for marking

-ePortfolio req'ts (I've added "Cool Tech" and "Daybook Feature")
-ePortfolio marking request form

-if finished everything (all previous assignments), install Portable XAMPP and try to get web server and/or FTP server running on your computer. If it seems too complicated, do the HTML tutorial below (save your files).

-PasswordBox: do not use!

-startup bookmarks reminder

-2O: ePortfolios
-previous projects
-3M: Arduino projects cont'd
-HTML Tutorial (discussion)

-demonstrate startup bookmarks for me

-priorities cont'd (exam exemption marks deadline end of class Wed)

-check marks (interviews)
-last day for exam exemption marking

-FYI: Pi
Jun 15 -ePortfolio evaluations (all)

-ePortfolio evaluations (all)

-Assembly schedule

-last day of class 

Pd 1 exam date

[interview notes] (tchr link)
Pd 2 exam date
Jun 22 Pd 3 exam date

Pd 4 exam date
-Ubuntu installation

-web server test

-fill in ePortfolio form
 Jun 29  -Running Tina (vs Edison): Prove that...

I = V / R

-Tina challenge: construct a series circuit that proves that...

RT = R1 + R2 + R3 + ...

-Grok Python: Eliza

Grok: Python: Disease Outbreak

-demo of everyone's FTP servers

-class Diigo bookmarks

-write electronics tutorial website review 
-evaluate all reviewed websites and come up with your "top 3" list

-Edison: experiment and play with LED cicuit

-if finished, see additional instructions in teacher notes, above.

Arduino 3 LED circuit (Fritzing, breadboard) 

-Blinky circuit on Arduino

-demo of 3 LED program (comments, chunking code, variables)
-3 LED cont'd
-binary counter (4 LEDs)

-Arduino blinking circuit in Fritzing

-CS Unplugged quiz q's

-XAMPP & Apache web server

-prep Web Server test (sign-in req'd)
-FTP server

-config FTP server for at least two users (at least one is username: "anon", password "anon"), with access to a "public" folder on your M drive; include a basic web page in that folder that has your name in it as a heading 1 and a link to your next two neighbor's ftp servers. Also include a link to a utility you find on the Internet that you think would be useful in this class (try not to use the same utility as other students).
-practise for web server test
-prep for cool tech #2

-Cool Tech

-series and parallel intro with Tina

-Nick's Vex website

-Vex/Arduino cont'd

-Continue with Arduino and Vex projects under Nicholas' supervision. Be sure the Fritzing documents are finished and saved for circuits 1-5. When done, start creating screenshots of these (the layout and the schematic) for your ePortfolio.

-dismantle plotters
-Vex/Arduino cont'd
    -computer maintenance GDoc

-Computer History Website Review
-computer history cont'd (key points; create test)
-finish reviewing computer history content; prep q's
-present history websites; take notes on important content (as a class)
-review computer history q's; practice test (test is now Monday)
-computer history test

-Computer Maintenance/ Service Assignment

-Computational Art course demo pic | website

-demo of Vex Robotics (basic motor control; basic hardware overview)
-Vex demo cont'd (program a square path) 

-Turing Graphics
-Turing graphics cont'd
-FINISH Turing Graphics!