Introduction to Computer Technology
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Master the increasing technological skills required at school and your future career. Dazzle teachers with assignments done using all the bells and whistles of your Google Drive apps, including: documents, presentations, forms, drawings, spreadsheets, blogs and sites.  Troubleshoot the most common issues with hardware, peripherals and file management. Explore the top programming languages that can guarantee an exciting career in one of the largest job markets projected for the near future.Bring your art and ideas to life on the web with popular image and animation formats. Easily design and build your very own web or smartphone app! This course is designed for both the beginner and intermediate tech user.

Days 1 - 3 Computer Basics

FUN SEARCH Games:
GoogleFeud, GoogleFight, WikiSpeedRace, IMDB

hardware, internal....use webcam and project to class
desktop/C:drive/USB/Google Drive
connect : CAT5, wireless, bluetooth ----bandwidth
storage : RAM, HDD, USB, the cloud/web...server farms
Troubleshooting... sabotaged?


Days 4 - 7 Google Drive
Dazzle teachers with assignments done using all
the bells and whistles of your Google Drive apps

  • [1] Document [import/export/share/group edit/Ctrl-V/C/Z/Y]
    Create a 200+ word document detailing key life events of your original hero/villain character. Include graphics [Maker 0] [Maker 1] [Maker 2] [Maker 3].
    [Screenshots (Print Screen or Snipping Tool)] Share
    with edit privileges to another trusted student for them to add a critique. Share with the instructor [sjacobson] for a grade.

  • [1] SLIDES Lesson
    Create a GOOGLE SLIDES that teaches someone something, e.g. your hobby or interest
    s. Must be at least 10 slides, original, not too simple, include multiple graphics/screenshots, 1 LESSON TITLE slide with your name, 8 informational slides, 1 ending slide with the words "TAKE QUIZ". Share with the instructor.

  • [1] FORM- QUIZ [Create an 8 question QUIZ over your previous slides]
    Click on the SETTING (gear icon) and choose the QUIZZES TAB and activate 'Make This A Quiz" so you can choose the correct answers and assign points for autograding. When done, click the SEND button, choose the link tab and COPY. Now, go open your previous SLIDE Lesson (Slide #10), select the words "TAKE QUIZ", click on the insert LINK icon and PASTE-APPLY.

  • [1] Drawing [Create an original trading/collectible/customizable style card character, in a style similar to Magic, Pokemon, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh!]
    Download as an SVG format for grading. Rename this file with your student account, i.e. 20FI_LastName.SVG and attach to an email to the instructor.

Days 8 - 14 HTML/CSS

  • [3] Create a 5 page website with original graphics on each page using one of the following: Google Sites, Weebly, WIX
    Page ideas: friends, links, quotes, photo gallery, blog, about...

  • [4] HTML/CSS Web Pages
    Create an account (sign in with your student Google account) to save progress for a grade! Reach the end of CSS Element Positioning section 6 to get a 100%

Days 15 - 25 REAL WEBSITE w/bells!


QUARTER ENDS
Class Survey


Days 26 - 29 CHOICES!!!

[4] CHOOSE ONE: ---[100 pts]

CODE COMBAT

>>> Create an account and go as far as you can!
Choose STUDENT (Individual) No Class Code
40 Total levels = A, 30 = B, 20 = C, 10 = D

Construct 2 (already installed)
Pick an existing template and modify extensively.
Explore/modify EVENTS and Online HELP/Tutorials.
Hack 4 separate templates for an A, 3 = B, 2 = C, 1 = D

MightyFingers (Get BONUS for this one!)
Best way to learn Javascript by making games!
>>> Create an account!!!


Days 30 - 38 Fast App Prototyping

[9] Games Factory (FUSION) Web GAME/APP [100 pts]
Explore Active Object Types, e.g. bouncing, path, 8-direction, etc
Explore Collector, Platformer, 2 Player mechanics
EXPORT final mini-game
Include score, lives, original graphics, sound for maximum points

If you get behind >>> Crash Course!


Games Factory/Fusion for home use? [30 day]
MORE Examples
Web Sound FX
FREE Character SPRITES!: [C:\charasmaker] or RPGVX EXPORT or
Sprite Generator or HERE


Days 39 - 44 3D

[6] Create 3D Meshes 100pts
Create 3 different 3D objects using Anim8or (already installed on class computer)
TUTORIAL SLIDES