GenTECH Weeks 10-18 Spring

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 18 (June 8-12)

  • Tues: Work on Final
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
    • WE DO
      • Create blog post titled My Final
      • Create the Summary and Voicethread Presentation headings
      • Create your Voicethread draft
      • Place the link of your Voicethread into your blog
      • Publish your blog post
        • Mr. Le Duc will check to make sure he can see your VoiceThread
    • YOU DO
  • Mon: Finish Work with App Inventor and Start Final
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Work with App Inventor
    • YOU DO
      • Create a blog post detailing your work with App Inventor
        • Title the blog post, Work with App Inventor
      • Start Final Project

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Week 17 (June 1-5)

  • Tues: Work on App Inventor
    • YOU DO
      • Pick an app to build
      • Identify resource you will use to build the app
      • Work on building the app
  • Mon: Discuss What's Your Natural High and Start Rebuilding An App with App Inventor
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Work with App Inventor
      • Answer questions
    • YOU DO
      • Pick an app to build
      • Identify resource you will use to build the app
      • Complete the first tutorials for App Inventor

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Week 13 (May 4 - 8)

  • Thurs:  Create Blog Post
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOU DO
      • Participate in discussions
      • Complete Exercise 11-2 on page 250
        • Create a blog post with the information, My Digital Footprint
          • Include the information for the question in your blog post
    • What's in eWaste?
      • The toxic chemicals in e-waste are covered in several high quality resources including National Geographic's interactive toxic computer page and Greenpeace's What's in Electronic Devices? 
      • GreenPeace's Guide to Greener Electronics compares and rates equipment and environmental policies from different manufacturers, is regularly updated.
    • Solutions?
      • The Electronics TakeBack Coalition is an organisation that assesses the environmental impact of different IT companies and is a useful resource that has links to many policies and takeback schemes.
      • Many computer manufacturers, including MicrosoftSonyDell,Apple, and Samsung now have environmental policies that address the chemicals they use in their hardware manufacturing processes. Several manufacturers also offer equipment recycling schemes or takeback schemes. Gazelle is another recycling programme operated by Costco.

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Week 12 (Apr. 27 - May 1)

  • Thurs:  Review Home and Leisure Chapter and The Topics Below
    • YOUDO
      • Read and explore about virtual actors and virtual worlds special effects
        • Virtual are digital 'actors' that supplement or even replace human actors. The Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) explains the Light Stage technology that is used to create digital scans of an actor's face. The BBC Click video Hollywood 'craves digital versions of actors' is an amazing resource: can you spot the difference between the real Emily and the CGI Emily? The video Is this a video of a human? is also excellent.
        • Myriad sites explain how Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) is used to create special effects, alien environments, and even entirely new creatures in modern cinema. Without a doubtIndustrial Light and Magic (ILM) and Pixar are the leaders in this field, and their web sites are excellent resources that shouldn't be missed. How Stuff Works covers ILM's The Perfect Storm, while Popular Mechanics covers Transformers.
      • Create a blog post titled, Intellectual Property
        • Answer question 13-12 on page 286 
        • Be sure to support your answer with evidence from the reading
      • Review terms for home and leisure
  • Wed:  Review Home and Leisure Chapter and Answer
    • YOUDO
      1. Read Why The EU Hates Google: Its End Game Is Still A Single Search Result
      2. Remember when creating blog posts to embed a Creative Commons and image from Flickr
      3. Create a blog post titled, Letting Algorithms Decide
        • Answer question 13-5 on page 281 
        • Be sure to support your answer with evidence from the reading
      4. Create a blog post titled, File Sharing Sites 
        • Answer question 13-7 on page 286 
        • Be sure to support your answer with evidence from the reading
      5. Review terms for home and leisure
  • Tues: Start Reading Home and Leisure Chapter
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Work on Home and Leisure chapter
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Create a blog post titled, Gaming Addiction in Korea
        • Answer question 13-2 from the chapter 
        • Be sure to support your answer with evidence from the reading

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Week 11 (Apr. 20-24)