Assignment #5 - Life Online: Power Point Presentationn
* you will need headphones to listen to the video clips.
2nd step: complete a Power Point presentation with your partner, addressing the points covered below.
You may spend a lot of time communicating with friends through email, text messaging, or social networking sites. So what do you think of life online? What's good about it? What's bad? Is it safe? What are the risks? Where do you draw the line between acceptable and unacceptable behavior?
For your assignment, you will create a Power Point presentation of your ideas about online communication. You may choose a particular topic that interests you or that came up in the videos you watched, or your teacher may have some suggestions for how to focus your presentation.
Your presentation must be:
* 1 point bonus if you can figure out how to embed a YouTube clip (max 1 minute long)
Assignment #4 - Frontline: Digital Nation \ Life Online
Assignment #3 - Computer History Timeline
Our video yesterday left us off around the end of the 1970's.
That barely scratches the surface of where computers really began to affect society. The internet was still merely a dream and collection of ideas that had not become reality.
Using the following resources:
In this section you must research what you consider to be the 20 most significant events in computer history from 1979 - 2011. Please present these events, in chronological order, including at least 1 picture per event.
Due date: end of class on Monday
View this: Gamechangers in Computer History ( slideshow )
View this: History of Computers (amazing infographic)
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) Thursday
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 three 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?