Introduction to Computer Technology
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 - 5 Internet & Computer Basics
LOGIN (19sjacobson Pw123456), earphones, USB drives
Will project to class!
Mastering Digital Citizenship using Interland
Must complete all 4 areas with a combined score of 1200 or greater
Click on EXPLORE LEARNINGS and take a SCREENSHOT
Activity: Screenshot, email, etc
FUN SEARCH Games:
hardware, internal....use webcam and project to class
connect : CAT5, wireless, bluetooth ----bandwidth
storage : RAM, HDD, USB, the cloud/web...server farms
Days 6 - 9 Google Drive G1-4
Dazzle teachers with assignments done using all
the bells and whistles of your Google Drive apps
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 a graphic from one of these sources [Maker 0] [Maker 1] [Maker 2] [Maker 3] [Maker 4] [Chibi DL] or do your own in Paint or take a selfie and photoshop.
[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. How will digital citizenship be reflected in your work?
Create a GOOGLE SLIDES that teaches someone something, e.g. your hobby or interests. 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.
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.
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 10 - 16 HTML/CSS
 Create a 5 page website with original graphics, themed, color coordinated, advanced features on each page (e.g. photo gallery, blog, embed videos & maps) using one of the following: Google Sites, Weebly, WIX. Page ideas: friends, links, quotes, about, contact, products. How will your live website reflect digital citizenship?
Intro to JS: Drawing and Animations - get to end of Functions
Advanced JS - get to end of Making a Memory Game
If you'd like to do a couple sections in each, so it adds up to 6, I will combine :)
Days 17 - 24 REAL WEBSITE w/bells!
Create 3 quality 20+ frame (multi-layer) animations to include in your upcoming website hack.
90° rotations, scales, simple translations and patterns don’t count.
 Create 3 FLASH Logo Animations using Vectorian Giotto to include in your upcoming web site hack ---It's already installed on your school computer at 'This PC' icon, Local Disk (C:), Giotto folder, Click on vectoriangiotto.exe
After SAVING to a DESKTOP folder as LOGO1.VGD , LOGO2.VGD, LOGO3.VGD
FILE-EXPORT FLASH MOVIE for each and notice it now shows LOGO1.SWF, LOGO2.SWF, LOGO3.SWF files. SWF is the official format for Flash Browser movies. To VIEW these in the browser, RIGHT-CLICK on the SWF file, Choose OPEN WITH, MORE APPS, Internet Explorer, (ALLOW or accept any warnings).
[Download Giotto for home use]
Right-click > SaveLink As > to Desktop > UNZIP
(5 pg site unzipped to desktop or thumb drive)
Days 26 - 29 CHOICES!!!
 CODE COMBAT ---[100 pts]
>>> Create an account : Choose STUDENT (Individual) No Class Code
and go as far as you can in Kithgard Dungeon and Backwoods Forest
40 completed levels = A, 30 = B, 20 = C, 10 = D
CLUE: How to get to Backwoods Forest ---Thanks to Jordan Brock!
Days 30 - 38 Fast App Prototyping
 FUSION Web GAME/APP [Games made with FUSION] 3 x 100 pts each!
Play each mini-game, make notes of needed improvements, download 1 of the 3 MFA files in each category, open in Fusion and MODIFY! If you have been in another class or are retaking, pick ones you have not done before!
Change theme, replace all graphics, implement improvements!
Adding sounds may cause issues when played on iOS devices when created with the FREE version of Fusion
To update Netlify files go to DEPLOY tab
PLAY ON YOUR PED Browser to TEST!!!
Crash Course by Jacobson For Collector, Platformer, 2 Player
Days 39 - 44 3D
 Create 3D Meshes ...100pts
Create 3 different 3D objects using Anim8or (already installed on class computer). Must include mesh modifications, coloring, detailed, and be recognizable.
 BLITZ CRASH COURSE ...100pts
Finish the 9 step tutorial and then create an original spin off from all you have learned