Introduction to Computer Technology

Intro Presentation

FAQ

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

Intro Presentation

COMPUTER BASICS

  1. Review Basic Parts
  2. Review Buttons and Ports
  3. Review Inside a computer
  4. CLASSWIDE LIVE QUIZ will be HERE

Make A KAHOOT or QUIZZIZ

Will project to class!

Mastering Digital Citizenship using Interland

Must complete all 4 areas with a combined score of 970 or greater

Click on EXPLORE LEARNINGS and take a screenshot

When ready, take THIS test

Activity: Screenshot, email, etc

  1. Create folder on desktop with your name
  2. SCREENSHOT/Snipping tool C:\drive available Space and save to your named folder
  3. Open screengrab in Paint and save again as BMP and JPG (3)
  4. Compare size (kilobytes) PNG vs BMP vs JPG
  5. Compress to a Zipped folder
  6. Attach to gmail with file comparison response
  7. email to instructor: sjacobson (at) cdaschools.org

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 6 - 9 Google Drive

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 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. How will digital citizenship be reflected in your work?

SLIDES Lesson

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.

Drawing [Create an original trading/collectible/customizable stylecard 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 10 - 16 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...

How will your live website reflect digital citizenship?

[4] HTML/CSS Web Pages OR Intro To JS: Drawings and Animation OR Advanced JS: Games & Visualizations

Create an account (sign in with your student Google account) to save progress for a grade! Reach the end of MORE CSS Selectors  to get a 100% 'A'

OR the end of Functions or the end of Making a Memory Game

If you'd like to do a couple sections in each of the 3, so it adds up to 6, I will combine :)

Days 17 - 24 REAL WEBSITE w/bells!

[2] Animated Gif - PISKEL export animated GIF

Create 3     20+ frame animations to inlude in your upcoming web site hack

[2] 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

Teacher's YOUTUBE TUTORIAL  

Teacher's 'Get Rid of UGLY corners' Tutorial

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).

Flash [Basics + web page embed code

[Download Giotto for home use]

Alternatives: Adobe Flash Animate, SYNFIG

[4] Hack this HTML template with NOTEPAD [Example: Jace Bowman]

Right-click > SaveLink As > to Desktop > UNZIP

(5 pg site unzipped to desktop or thumb drive)

include your previously made animated gifs and flash movie

QUARTER ENDS

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

BONUS: SANTA TRACKER

[9] 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

1.) Make a Collector

3 levels with enemies

2.) Make a Platformer

long level with 'tutrtle' enemies and final BOSS

3) Make a 2 Player

More points for COOP

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 

YouTube Tutorial

Buttons [HERE] [HERE] [HERE]

CHEAT SHEET

Color codes

CORE HTML

ERRORS

Hacker Tricks

Hover Script

IFRAME
Image Map

Layers 

Menus 

Mr. Roboto

NOTEPAD

Special Characters

Tables

Text Styles