Cisco Assignments

  • Last week of regular classes

Grade 11's - Understanding Copyright

We will be watching RIP! A Remix Manifesto

Reading through some materials and answering some questions.

Section 1 : Understanding Copyright (read and answer the questions on your website)

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Section 2 : The Cost of Copyright Confusion

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Section 3 : Defining and Applying Fair Use

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Assignment: 
Students select two YouTube videos and compose a comparison-contrast paragraph.  Each student selects one example of a video that is likely to be considered a transformative use of copyrighted materials and one that is not transformative. In the paragraph, students describe each video and justify their selections, applying what they have learned about copyright and fair use.


Section 4 : Fair Use Policy

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Video Case Study: NYC Elementary School (answer these questions on your website)

1. Do you agree with the teacher that the use of music in these PSAs was a transformative use? Why or why not?

2. Why do you think these students chose to use copyrighted works in their videos? Why didn't they use royalty-free music? Why do you think they chose a picture of a Cadillac instead of a generic car image with no logo?

3. Do you think the students should have given credit to the original creators of the images they used in their videos? The students used Google Images -- how would they find out who the original creator is?

4. Which of the five principles are relevant in this case? What evidence supports your answer?

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Video Case Study: Ithaca College Project Look Sharp 

(answer these questions on your website)

1. Why do you think Newsweek told Project Look Sharp to get permission from the photographers and the subjects of the photos?

2. Do you think it makes a difference whether or not Project Look Sharp makes money from selling their curriculum materials? Why or why not?

3. In this video, the copyrighted images were used for purposes of critique and analysis. Would it make a difference to you if the images were used for purposes of illustration? Why or why not?

4. Which of the five principles are relevant in this case? What evidence supports your answer?


Grade 12's - Cisco Chapter 16: Advanced Security

This chapter reviews the types of attacks that threaten the security of computers and the data contained on them. A technician is responsible for the security of data and computer equipment in an organization. This chapter describes how you can work with customers to ensure that the best possible protection is in place.

Risks to computers and network equipment come from both internal and external sources. Risks include physical threats, such as theft or damage to equipment, and data threats, such as the loss or corruption of data.

After completing this chapter, you will meet these objectives:

  • Outline security requirements based on customer needs.
  • Select security components based on customer needs.
  • Implement customer's security plan.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on security.
  • Troubleshoot security.

Assignment Chapter 16 - Please upload the finished sheet as an attachment to your website.

Chapter 16 Quiz will be Friday, June 17 but will be an "open screen" quiz. 
You will be able to reference the Cisco Site for your answers.

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Week of June 6 - June 10

Grade 11's - Cisco Chapter 8 - Network Fundamentals

This chapter provides an overview of network principles, standards, and purposes. The following types of networks will be discussed in this chapter:
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Wireless LAN (WLAN)

The different types of network topologies, protocols, and logical models as well as the hardware needed to create a network will also be discussed in this chapter. Configuration, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance will be covered. You will also learn about network software, communication methods, and hardware relationships.

After completing this chapter, you will meet these objectives:

  • Explain the principles of networking.
  • Describe types of networks.
  • Describe basic networking concepts and technologies.
  • Describe the physical components of a network.
  • Describe LAN topologies and architectures.
  • Identify standards organizations.
  • Identify Ethernet standards.
  • Explain OSI and TCP/IP data models.
  • Describe how to configure a NIC and a modem.
  • Identify names, purposes, and characteristics of other technologies used to establish connectivity.
  • Identify and apply common preventive maintenance techniques used for networks.
  • Troubleshoot a network.
Chapter 8 Assignment - Networking Review Questions

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Grade 12's - Cisco Chapter 15 - Advanced Networks

This chapter focuses on advanced networking topics, including network design, network component upgrades, and e-mail server installations. Basic networking topics, such as safety, network components, and preventive maintenance, are also discussed.

To meet the expectations and needs of your customers and network users, you must be familiar with networking technologies. You must understand the basics of how a network is designed and why some components affect the flow of data on a network. Troubleshooting advanced network situations is also described in this chapter.

After completing this chapter, you will meet these objectives:

  • Identify potential safety hazards and implement proper safety procedures related to networks.
  • Design a network based on the customer's needs.
  • Determine the components for your customer's network.
  • Implement the customer's network.
  • Upgrade the customer's network.
  • Describe installation, configuration, and management of a simple mail server.
  • Describe preventive maintenance procedures for networks.
  • Troubleshoot the network.
Assignment 1 - Chapter 15 Anticipation Guide

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Week of May 30- June 3rd

Printers and Scanners





Grade 11's - Chapter 7 - Printers & Scanners

This chapter provides essential information about printers and scanners. You will learn how printers operate, what to consider when purchasing a printer, and how to connect printers to an individual computer or to a network.

After completing this chapter, you will meet these objectives:
  • Describe the types of printers currently available.
  • Describe the installation and configuration process for printers.
  • Describe the types of scanners currently available.
  • Describe the installation and configuration process for scanners.
  • Identify and apply common preventive maintenance techniques for printers and scanners.
  • Troubleshoot printers and scanners.
Chapter 7 Online Study guide (due by Friday, June 3rd)

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Grade 12's - Chapter 14 - Advanced Printers & Scanners

This chapter explores the functionality of printers and scanners. You will learn how to maintain, install, and repair these devices in both local and network configurations. The chapter discusses safety hazards, configuration procedures, preventive maintenance, and printer and scanner sharing.

After completing this chapter, you will meet these objectives:

  • Describe potential safety hazards and safety procedures associated with printers and scanners.
  • Install and configure a local printer and scanner.
  • Describe how to share a printer and a scanner on a network.
  • Upgrade and configure printers and scanners.
  • Describe printer and scanner preventive maintenance techniques.
  • Troubleshoot printers and scanners.


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How Stuff Works - How Scanners Work (click to see article)


Wednesday - May 25

Research an Emerging Technology (see definition)

Use any site you choose, here are a couple to get you started:





Read the web page above. Choose 1 emerging technology.

On your websites, write a 2 paragraph (minimum) feature on one of these. 

  • 1 paragraph should briefly outline exactly what the technology is 
  • 1 paragraph should outline the effects and changes it would make if it were to become widely used. 
  • Embed at least 1 photo and provide a link back to the original article.

You can also consider writing about the availability of the technology, how easily it may or may not be adopted, the cost, the long-term potential it may have, etc.

Be prepared to discuss your article for Thursday's class.




Week of May 15 - 20

Grade 11's

Chapter 6 - Laptops

For this chapter, you will be using the Virtual Laptop files that are located in the Handout folder.

After completing this chapter, you will meet these objectives:

  • Describe laptops and other portable devices.
  • Identify and describe the components of a laptop.
  • Compare and contrast desktop and laptop components.
  • Explain how to configure laptops.
  • Compare the different mobile phone standards.
  • Identify common preventive maintenance techniques for laptops and portable devices.
  • Describe how to troubleshoot laptops and portable devices.

Place completed answers on your website in the Cisco homework section.


Grade 12's

Chapter 13 - Servicing Laptops

After completing this chapter, you will meet these objectives:

  • Describe wireless communication methods for laptops and portable devices.
  • Describe repairs for laptops and portable devices.
  • Select laptop components.
  • Describe preventive maintenance procedures for laptops.
  • Describe how to troubleshoot a laptop.

Place completed answers on your website in the Cisco homework section.





Week of May 9 - 13

Cisco Chapter 4 & 5 Assignments (Grade 11's)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Chapter 4 is quite short so we will be doing both chapter 4 & 5 this week.

Chapter 4 - Read and Review
Summarize the 6 steps of the Troubleshooting Process on your websites. 
(1-2 sentences each) 

Chapter 5 Assignment
Chapter 5 worksheet - rather than printing it, just complete the information required on your website in your Cisco Homework section, Chapter 5

Chapter 5 worksheet #2 - please complete the following questions using both the chapter materials and internet searches.
Place the completed answers on your website.

Your Quiz on Monday, May 16 will only cover Chapter 5

Chapter 4-5 Jeopardy (Power Point) - You can play this in small groups on Thursday during long block. Organize yourselves with other grade 11's and have one person as the host, everyone else can guess answers.


Chapter 12 Assignments (Grade 12's)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Chapter 12 Worksheet - please complete and fill answers in on your website

Chapter 12 Jeopardy (Power Point) - You can play this in small groups on Thursday during long block. Organize yourselves with other grade 12's and have one person as the host, everyone else can guess answers.





Cisco Chapter 3 Assignments (Grade 11's)

Chapter 3 Worksheet (place on your website "Cisco homework" Chapter 3 section)

Review (make sure you can answer these questions)



Cisco Chapter 11 Assignment (Grade 12's)

Chapter 11 Lab Assignment - Multimeters (work through the unit with a partner)



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Practicing Good Phone Support Skills in IT Customer Service

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Tablet Computing Assignment

Tablet Newspaper 1994



Today marks the release of the long anticipated Blackberry Playbook

Tablet computing certainly has picked up steam in recent years, especially since the release of the Ipad, and subsequent Ipad 2.

Other companies have attempted to compete with options including the Samsung Galaxy Tab, HP Slate, and Asus Eee Pad to name a few.

In this 2 day assignment I would like you to compare and contrast 10 pro's and con's to using a tablet compared to a traditional PC or Notebook. 

I would like you to focus on what you feel are the top 2 tablets on the market. I would like you research an upcoming tablet that has not been released yet. Please provide information and photos on each tablet. 

The assignment should be at least 3 - 4 paragraphs with photos, specs and details.

  • 10 pro's and con's to tablets compared to traditional pc's
  • compare what you feel are the top 2 tablets (give spec's and reasons why you feel they are tops)
  • present an upcoming, unreleased tablet and discuss what advantages it will have over others

Due, end of class on Wednesday.



Cisco Week 1 - Assignments

Grade 11: Please complete the Chapter 1 question sheet and read through the chapter 1 material in your online course.

There is also a Chapter 1 Power Point presentation to provide you with additional materials for review.

Grade 12: Review Chapter 9 in the online Cisco course. Please complete the following questions and place them in the Cisco section of your homework page on your website.
  • 1.Briefly describe one article dealing with computer crime or a security attack.
  • 2.Based on your research, could this incident have been prevented? List the precautions that might have prevented this attack.

 


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