GenTECH

Weekly Activities Schedule

  • Week 1(Feb. 7-11)
    • Mon: Introductions, expectations, syllabus, deadlines, portfolios, skills sheets, cp, grades
      • Terms
      • Presentations with images and analogies
      • Quizlet practice
      • Formative assessment with Quizdom
    • Tues: Watch RSA video
      • Conference on terms 
    • Wed: Develop terms slides
    • Thurs: Develop terms slides
    • Fri: Develop terms slides

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  • Week 2(Feb. 14-17)
    • Mon: Koyaanisquatsi
    • Tues: Koyaanisquatsi
    • Wed: Le Duc lectured on and on about education the world's problems and the big assignment for the semester
    • Thurs: Working on side shows and quizlets

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  • Week 3 (Feb. 22-25)
    • Tues: Working on side shows and quizlets
    • Wed: Working on side shows and quizlets
    • Thurs: SNOW DAYS
    • Fri: SNOW DAYS

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  • Week 4(Feb. 28-Mar. 3)
    • Mon: Working on side shows and quizlets
    • Tues: Working on side shows and quizlets
    • Wed: Working on side shows and quizlets
    • Thurs: Finish side shows and quizlets

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  • Week 5 (Mar. 7-11)
    • Mon: Watch Daniel Pink about Creativity and Leadership
      • Make sure to have teacher or issue selected by tomorrow
    • Tues: Review Project Criteria
      •  Project Ideas
      • Create a blog post titled, Identifying A Problem based (from Criterion G)
        • Review criteria for blog post
    • Wed: Discuss survey 
    • Thurs: Discuss survey questions and process
    • Fri: Build your survey and create a blog post titled, Analysis and Feasibility Study (from Criterion H) 
      • Read over Criterion H
      • Include your survey in the post
        1. The issue or problem in your 1st survey question
        2. The questions for the end users should be very specific
        3. Include a comments section for them to add their perspective

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  • Week 6(Mar. 14-18)
    • Mon: Have some one in class proof read your survey and and make modifications, as needed
      • Plan to give your survey Tuesday or Wednesday
        • Tomorrow I want to talk about how you plan to survey your end users
      • What solution ideas do you think would be best for the problem?
        • Have at least two potential solutions read to discuss tomorrow
    • Tues: Discuss surveys and solutions
    • Wed: HSPE Testing
    • Thurs: Conduct surveys, gather data and examine the results
      • Create a blog post, if you haven't already, detailing the results of your survey
    • Fri: Create a blog post for Criterion I
      • What's your plan?
        • Look at the elements for criterion I and write your plan, be sure to read carefully and complete each of the five steps

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  • Week 7(Mar. 21-25)
    • Mon: Work on project
    • Tues: Work on project
    • Wed: Work on project
    • Thurs: Begin a blog post for Criterion J
      • Work on project
    • Fri: Work on projects

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  • Week 8(Mar. 28 - Apr. 1)
    • Mon: Review IB work
      • Work on projects
    • Tues: Work on projects
    • Wed: Jerry - Basics review
    • Thurs: Eric - COMPUTER CURRENTS & INTERNET WAVES
    • Fri: Sierra - HARDWARE BASICS: INSIDE THE BOX

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SPRING BREAK

  • Week 9(Apr. 11-15)
    • Mon: Start building the computers
      • Form teams (4 Computers)
      • On the iMac Computers
        • Download Ubuntu Linux
        • Burn a CD or boot off the USB Stick
        • Install basic Desktop Edition
        • Set up a generic Root User password that the whole team will know
    • Tues: Install Ubuntu on your computer
    • Wed: Participate in Sierra Presentation - HARDWARE BASICS: INSIDE THE BOX
    • Thurs: Explore your Linux box
      • Find Open Office and compare with Microsoft Office
      • Explore other computer applications
        • What comes standard with the install?
    • Fri: Explore basic commands as Root, on your computer

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  • Week 10(Apr. 18-20)
    • Mon: Alex G. - HARDWARE BASICS: PERIPHERALS
    • Tues: Explore computer hardware
    • Wed: Explore computer hardware

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  • Week 11(Apr. 25-29)
    • Mon: Review projects and give updates
      • Chapter 11 - Daniel - COMPUTERS AT WORK, SCHOOL, HOME
        • Slide show and quizlet
    • Tues: SLAM Teams
      • Topics to be assigned
    • Wed: Present SLAMS
    • Thurs: Present SLAMS
    • Fri: Finish SLAMS

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  • Week 12(May 2-5)
    • Mon: Chapter 3 HARDWARE BASICS: PERIPHERALS and 4 - SOFTWARE BASICS: The Ghost in the Machine
      • Quizlet
    • Tues: Work on projects
    • Wed: Work on projects
    • Thurs: Work on projects

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  • Week 13(May 9-13)
    • Mon: Work on projects
    • Tues: Work on projects
    • Wed: Work on projects
    • Thurs: NO  POWER
    • Fri: Work on projects

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  • Week 14(May 16-20)
    • Mon: Chapter 4: GRAPHICS, DIGITAL MEDIA, MULTIMEDIA
    • Tues: Work on projects
    • Wed:  Work on projects
    • Thurs: Work on projects
    • Fri: Work on projects

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  • Week 15(May 23-27
    • Mon: Start learning NXT robotics programming
    • Tues: Build bots and learn NXT programming
    • Wed:  Build bots and learn NXT programming
    • Thurs:  Build bots and learn NXT programming
    • Fri:  Build bots and learn NXT programming

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  • Week 16(May 31 - June 3)
    • Mon:  Build bots and learn NXT programming
    • Tues: Participate in Challenge
    • Wed: Build bots for competition
    • Thurs: Build bots for competition
    • Fri: Build bots for competition

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  • Week 17(June 6-10)
    • Mon: Build bots for competition
    • Tues: Build bots for competition
    • Wed: Build bots for competition
    • Thurs: Compete
    • Fri: Build bots for all school competition

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  • Week 18(June 13-17)
    • Mon: Build bots for all school competition
    • Tues: Build bots for all school competition
    • Wed: Build bots for all school competition
    • Thurs: Be in lower lot at 8:00 AM for ride to Avanti for the robot competition
    • Fri: Take apart bots

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  • Week 19(FINALS)
    • Mon: Take apart bots
    • Tues: Take apart bots
    • Fri: FINAL: School Improvement Plan Participation
      • Web
      • Technology Integration

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