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  • typing.com

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    Wouldn't it be awesome if you could do this?!:

    We are going to learn to touch type.  It is similar to playing a musical instrument, it requires a little bit of practice and often.  Your teacher will help you and keep a track of how you go.

    Once you log in to the student section, visit your Account Settings Page and at the bottom under the Join Classroom section, enter the Join Code: Roncalli and select your classroom.

    Click the link below to log in:

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    It is important to complete the lessons in order as they go from easiest to hardest.  Make sure that you take a typing test at least once a month in order to track your progress.  Upload your test certificates to the forum.

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  • Animation

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    The technology process has five parts:  Plan, Learn, Create, Share and Reflect.  To complete this unit of work, you need to work by yourself and finish the tasks in all five parts of the technology process.  It is important to finish one part before moving onto the next. 

    This unit involves you learning how to animate a PowerPoint and using it to create an animation for a stakeholder.  Some examples are below.

     Example One

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    Example Two

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  • Fast Finishers

    Sometimes you will complete all the work your teacher asks you to.  Here are some cool ideas for things which will keep the cogs moving in your brain.  You might have another idea for something relevant you could do next, make sure you ask your teacher first.  These ideas are in no particular order - pick something that takes your interest.

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    Keyboard Nitro Zombie

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    Robot  Star Wars Advanced Flappy

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    • Technology Process

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      What is Technology about?

      Kaua e rangiruatia te hāpai o te hoe;
      e kore tō tātou waka e ū ki uta.

       Do not lift the paddle out of unison or our canoe will never reach the shore.

      Technology is intervention by design: the use of practical and intellectual resources to develop products and systems (technological outcomes) that expand human possibilities by addressing needs and realising opportunities. Adaptation and innovation are at the heart of technological practice. Quality outcomes result from thinking and practices that are informed, critical, and creative.

      Technology makes enterprising use of its own particular knowledge and skills, together with those of other disciplines. Graphics and other forms of visual representation offer important tools for exploration and communication.

      Technology is never static. It is influenced by and in turn impacts on the cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day.

      Why study technology?

      The aim is for you to become  informed citizens and give you access to technology-related careers. You will learn practical skills as you develop models, products, and systems. You also learn about technology as a field of human activity, experiencing and/or exploring historical and contemporary examples of technology from a variety of contexts.

      The Technology Process

      The technology process is made up of several steps.  Make a google doc, write your name and give it the title "The Technology Process". Copy and paste these questions into it.

      1. The person learns that he has a problem because he walks b____
      2. To solve the problem, he has an i_____
      3. To begin with he plans by making a d____
      4. Then he creates a p____________
      5. His first grass shoe is just a t______
      6. When it fell apart, he reflected on the problem
      7. Then he made a second shoe out of w_________

      As you watch the video below, fill in the blanks.  The first letter has been provided for you.

      stakeholder is someone who has an interest in the product being created.  We can see that the man making the shoes was the stakeholder in this example.

      prototype is a test product.  Often a number of tests or prototypes will need to be made before a final product is complete.

      We can simplify the Technology Process to: TP10 or Technology Practice 10

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      Plan

      In technology, it is important to have a plan before beginning anything.  This is so that time and resources are not wasted.  It is important to discuss your plans with stakeholders to make sure you are doing the right things.

      Learn

      This involves finding out about problems, solutions which already exist and learning new skills.

      Create

      This is the part where you make a product.  It could be something as simple as a document or as complex as a web page.

      Share

      A large part of working in the real world is sharing knowledge.  Once you've come up with a solution to a problem, it is important to share it so that others can understand the problem better.

      Reflect

      We never do things correctly first time.  The reflect part of the process means that you are taking the time to work out what went well and what you would do differently next time.  It helps you learn from your mistakes.

      On your document titled "The Technology Process", answer the question below:

      1. In your own words, describe who a stakeholder is
      2. In your own words, describe what a prototype is
      3. What are the 5 main steps of the technology process?

      Begin the first step of The Technology Process by following the link below:

      Plan

      • Code Breaking

        Code Breaking

        This challenge is for all ages, it doesn't assume you have any specialized knowledge about code breaking.  You will receive a scenario in which there are a number of codes to break.  To solve these codes you will learn about crypology (code breaking) over time and using these skills to solve the puzzle.  You will need to use a lot of problem solving, and have some patience, in order achieve this unit.  It order to keep the challenge fun for others, you may give hints but do not tell your classmates the answers.

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        • Computer Infrastructure

          Infrastructure

          The technology process has five parts:  Plan, Learn, Create, Share and Reflect.  To complete this unit of work, you need to work in groups and finish the tasks in all five parts of the technology process.  It is important to finish one part before moving onto the next. 

          This task involves you learning about the inside of computers and thinking about what types of computers different people will use.  You will work in small groups (2-4 people) and will share the task.

          Keywords for this task:

          Stakeholder:  The person you are completing this task for.  If they are not happy with the end product, you have not finished yet!

          Component:  The parts inside a computer e.g. RAM, hard drive

          Peripherals:  The parts outside a computer e.g. monitor, keyboard

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          • JavaScript

            JavaScript

            The technology process has five parts:  Plan, Learn, Create, Share and Reflect.  To complete this unit of work, you need to work by yourself and finish the tasks in all five parts of the technology process.  It is important to finish one part before moving onto the next. 

            This unit involves you learning JavaScript and using it to create drawings for a stakeholder.

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            • Setting Up

              Setting Up

              Welcome to Year 10 Digital Technology.  So that your course proceeds smoothly throughout the year, there are some things which need to be set up by you.  Follow the instructions below to do this:

              Email

              Send an email from your gmail account to roncalliyear10dt@gmail.com.  Include the following in your email:

              • Your full name
              • Your DT teacher
              • Why you are taking DT this year
              • What you hope to learn and achieve in DT this year

              Typing.com

              You will be learning to type this year and your teacher will keep track of your progress.  To do this, you need to have a free account which is attached to your teacher's.

              • If you do not already have a typing.com login, go to this link and click "Sign up with Google".  This will use your gmail account and you will never need to remember your password.
              • OR If you already have a typing.com login, you need to join your account to your teacher's.  To do this, log in and go to your Account Settings Page.  At the bottom under the "Join Classroom" section, enter the Join CodeRoncalli

              Code Combat

              You will be using this website regularly to learn how to code in Python.  

              Khan Academy

              You will be using this website in a number of units as it assists with your learning.

              • If you do not already have a Khan Academy login, go to this link and click "Log in to Khan Academy with Google".  This will use your gmail account and you will never need to remember your password.

              Google Drive

              You should be familiar with using google drive to share your work with your teacher.  

              • Create a folder called "[your full name] 10DT 2016" for example, John Smith's folder would be called "John Smith 10DT 2016"
              • Share it with roncalliyear10dt@gmail.com
              • Now, make sure all your DT work is completed in this folder and you will not need to share anything else with your teacher all year

              Bookmarks Bar

              You will be using all of these websites regularly in this course.  The quickest way to navigate to them is to setup your bookmarks bar.  If you regularly use it and it is already full, setup a folder in it.  

              Learn how to set up your bookmarks bar here.

              Your bookmarks bar must contain each of these links.  You can click them, then quickly save them:

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              • HTML

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                The technology process has five parts:  Plan, Learn, Create, Share and Reflect.  To complete this unit of work, you need to work by yourself and finish the tasks in all five parts of the technology process.  It is important to finish one part before moving onto the next. 

                This unit involves you learning HTML, a type of code, and using it to create a website for a stakeholder.

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              • Code Combat

                Code Combat

                Python is a widely used programming language (code).  In fact, it was the most popular language for coding in 2014:

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                But what can you do with python?

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                What do I need to know about Code Combat?

                • If you haven't signed up already, go to the Setting Up section of this Moodle site to learn how to do that.
                • Work through the levels in order as they get progressively harder.
                • Code combat has many many free levels but it also has some that you subscribe to/pay for.  When you play, you only have access to the levels with the red dots.  They will try to get you to subscribe (it's annoying).  Ignore the arrows and the blue dots and click on the red.
                • You can learn more than just Python on Code Combat.  Python is the language we will start with, talk to your teacher if you want to change.
                • Make sure you are a member of the Roncalli Rampagers clan.  You can access it by clicking "Clans" then "My Clans".  If not, click here.
                • Everyone in the Clan goes to Roncalli, but may be in a different class to you.  When you've had some practice, you can challenge others in the multiplayer arenas.
                • Play little and often, rather than lots at a time.
                • If the format of Code Combat doesn't interest you (or doesn't work for you) an alternative is Code Academy.  Talk to your teacher first.

                Keep coding!

                There are lots of short coding challenges on the internet designed to get you to problem solve using "blocks" of code.  You won't be using Python here but it will keep your brain working.  Click the images below to take you to some of these activities.

                Code.org     Made with Code

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                • Timetables and Calendars

                  Timetables

                  The technology process has five parts:  Plan, Learn, Create, Share and Reflect.  To complete this unit of work, you need to work in a pair and finish the tasks in all five parts of the technology process.  It is important to finish one part before moving onto the next. 

                  This unit involves you researching the different options for digital timetables and calendars before making a suggestion for your stakeholder.

                  Keywords for this unit:

                  Stakeholder:  The person you are completing this task for.  If they are not happy with the end product, you have not finished yet!

                  Platform:  The combination of hardware and operating system a device uses e.g. Windows 10, Linux, Android, Mac

                  Digital timetable: A timetable stored in a digital device which can be updated and changed.

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                  • Careers in Digital Technology

                    Careers

                    Digital and Information Technology are branches of Computer Science.  There are heaps of things you can do with Computer Science! 

                    The Task:

                    1.   In your Digital Technology Folder, create a Google Document called 'Computer Science Career Investigation' 

                    2.   Visit the Information Technology section of the NZ Careers Website 

                    3.   Choose 1 job from the list of jobs and do some further research into it.

                    HOW  & WHERE DO I GET INFORMATION?
                    Read - newspapers, magazines, on-line, websites, recruitment agencies
                    Watch - search YouTube for information
                    Talk -  to people who are already in the job, potential employers, parents, teachers, career advisors
                    Go - visit training organisations, career expos, visit workplaces

                    4.  Copy and paste the questions below into your google doc and answer them based on your research.

                    1. How well suited are my interests, skills, values, achievements and qualities to the job I am investigating?
                      This means you are looking for a match between each of the highlighted attributes and the job.
                    2. What qualifications do I need to achieve to get into this type of job?
                      This means at school, polytech or university, specific training.
                    3. How can I keep my course options open in case I change my mind about what I want to do?
                      This refers to the subjects you will need to take at school. How will you make sure the subjects you choose at Years 11,12 & 13 will allow you maximum opportunities. You might need to refer to a senior course handbook.
                    4. What will study and/or training for this type of work cost?
                      This means you will need to find out the total cost of the course at a training venue (Polytech, University or Training Provider)
                      Remember if it is a 3 year course - you will need to find out costs for each year. You should be able to find this out on-line.
                    5. What will my job prospects be like at the end of my training or study?
                      Consider.... Will you will be able to stay in New Zealand or have to move overseas?  Will you need to complete additional training once you have a qualification?
                    6. How will my school study, over the next few years, prepare me for this tertiary study, training or work?
                      Create a flow chart to show the subjects you will need to take in 2014 - NCEA L1, 2015 - NCEA L2, 2016 - NCEA L3, Each year of your course, study or training, leading into the career of your choice.
                    7. What is a typical day in the life of a person with this job?
                      Create a time line showing a typical  working day in the life of a person doing the the job you have investigated.  Consider start and finish time - What do they do?

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