Assignment #4 - Hardware Mega Project
Take your QUIZ here
In order to familiarize ourselves with the many aspects of computer hardware we will be completing our first team project during the next week.
Starting on Tuesday you will be working with a partner to complete a 7-10 minute Power Point presentation on one aspect of computer technology.
You will have the full 5 days (Tues-Monday) to research and complete your work.
Presentations will begin on Wednesday, Sept 25 and the order will be drawn randomly so all team's need to be prepared to present on Tuesday.
You should be familiar with Microsoft Power Point from previous computer classes but if you are not, here is a tutorial outlining the basic features of the program.
* For more advance users here is a very in-depth tutorial
Your team will be creating a 7-10 minute (yes, you will be timed) slide show that should feature interesting graphics taken from the internet, impressive layouts, clean design, attractive fonts, and organized presentation.
You will be graded on:
Your topics and key areas that need to be covered are:
Team 1 - Computer Maintenance
Team Members: Henrietta, Vinson
Team Members: Kevin Ho, Daniel
Teams 3 & 4 - Networking
Team Members: Carl, Kevin Li, Ken, Jack
Team Members: Cornell, Josh K
Team Members: Emily, Willie
Team Members: Ben, Yizhen
Team Members: Josh, Brian
Team 9 - Input Devices
Team Members: Alex, Jeff
Team Members: Max, Keyan
- describe the following terms and provide examples
Team Members: Jorden, Eric
Team Members: Tahoora, Jacky
Team Members: Kevin Lee, Sepehr
Team Members: Nick, Ryan
* 1 point bonus if you can figure out how to embed a YouTube clip (max 1 minute long)
Assignment #3 - E-Waste
Brainstorm the following concepts and write the answers, point-form, in your homework section.
Label this section "E-Waste Unit"
• What kind of electronic devices do you own?
• What electronic devices do you find essential in your life?
• How long do you usually keep electronic devices?
• How do people dispose of obsolete electronic devices?
• What happens to the discarded electronic devices?
• What are some government policies regarding disposal of
electronic devices? (do web research to find this answer)
View Photo Gallery from E-Waste dump in Guiyu, China
When you finish, share your information in our collaborative E-Waste document.
See how your answers compare with everyone else.
Movie - Produced by UBC students, nominated for a 2009 Emmy Award
“Ghana: Digital Dumping ground”
On the outskirts of Ghana’s biggest city sits a smoldering wasteland,
a slum carved into the banks of the Korle Lagoon, one of the most
polluted bodies of water on Earth. The locals call it Sodom and
Correspondent Peter Klein and a group of graduate journalism students
from the University of British Columbia have come here as part of a
global investigation to track a shadowy industry that’s causing big
problems here and around the world.
Their guide is a 13-year-old boy named Alex. He shows them his home,
a small room in a mass of shanty dwellings, and offers to take them
across a dead river to a notorious area called Agbogbloshie.
Agbogbloshie has become one of the world’s digital dumping grounds,
where the West’s electronic waste, or e-waste, piles up—hundreds of
millions of tons of it each year.
Answer these questions in your homework section
• How is the slum outside Ghana’s biggest city described?
• Why did the news correspondent and graduate students go to Ghana?
• What is the “shadowy industry” that is causing global problems?
• What does the introduction reveal about Alex and his life in the slum?
• What happens to the tons of e-waste produced by the West?
• What is the human and environmental impact of e-waste?
Final section of Assignment #3
Through web research find out where in the Tri-Cities area you would recycle the following items. List the locations including address and phone number on your site in the homework section. Perhaps you might need to make a few phone calls to complete this assignment. There is a phone in the classroom that can be used if necessary.
Using Google Maps and having our school as a starting point - calculate how far you need to travel to properly dispose of all of the preceding items. Include the total distance travelled, to and from the school, at the bottom of your write-up.
The student who can recycle all 10 items and also travel the least amount of distance will be the winner!
Last step: After viewing the "Designed for the Dump" video - reflect on your list of electronic items and identity two items you feel are "Designed for the Dump" and two items that are "Designed to Last". Identify these at the bottom of your assignment on your website.
Assignment #2 - Video: History of the Personal Computer
Take some notes - you can also click into Google Docs and take notes on there.
Quiz - 10 Key Questions about the Film (large concepts, not small details) Wednesday 12pm
Assignment #1 - Create your first web page
1. Using Google Sites, create a basic website about yourself. You may include video clips, songs, pictures, or any other forms of media that you feel best represent who you are.
Your website should include the following:
- Your name and the period that you are in
- A brief write-up about yourself (your name, where you are from, your interests, favourite things, favourite subjects, etc) - * Do not feel the need to post anything personal, these sites will be public *
- A Homework section where you will be posting links to your completed assignments.
** Also add two other pages in your sidebar.
Post in the homework section of your site:
1. A new thing you have learned about making websites.
2. Something you have not learnt yet but would like to learn.
3. Who has made the best site in your opinion.
4. 2 things you could do to improve your site.
Due date: end of class, Friday, Sept 9
Problems logging into Google sites? Try logging out of Google groups then typing http://sites.google.com into your web browser and logging in again. Also, best results will likely be had using Mozilla Firefox rather than Internet Explorer
10 points - Layout
Is your site easy to navigate?
Does it make logical sense how to get around?
Do you have to search to find content or is it easy to locate?
10 points - Creativity
Does the site reflect your diverse interests?
Have you gone beyond the basic template to customize it?
Have you chosen a colour scheme that is easy to view?
Have you added more than the bare minimum to make it special?
10 points - Functionality
Do all the links work?
Does all content load effectively?
Can you easily jump between menus and links?