Intro Comp Tech
Master the increasing technological skills required at school and your future career. Dazzle teachers with assignments done using all the bells and whistles of your Google Drive apps, including: documents, presentations, forms, drawings, spreadsheets, blogs and sites. Troubleshoot the most common issues with hardware, peripherals and file management. Explore the top programming languages that can guarantee an exciting career in one of the largest job markets projected for the near future. Bring your art and ideas to life on the web with popular image and animation formats. Easily design and build your very own web or smartphone app! This course is designed for both the beginner and intermediate tech user.
REVIEW CLASS GUIDE
and then take the TEST in Schoology
DISCOVERY BUS experience
with Nick Madsen
Week 2 GOOGLE SITES
E-portfolios provide a rich resource for students, faculty, and employers to learn about your interests and achievements. It is the current and best way of showcasing who you are and who you are becoming.
original/personal/local graphics, color themed/coordinated
advanced features e.g. photo gallery, embed videos & maps
Each page (5) has a different topic e.g. awards, jobs, hobbies, sports, personal projects, community involvement, independent studies, favorite musicians/teams/games...
When ready to SUBMIT, first PUBLISH (name with your student account e.g. 24jsmith), then VIEW, then copy site address link.
Week 3 GOOGLE DOC
Create a 3 page GOOGLE DOC that contains:
PAGE 1: a 200+ word document detailing key life events of your Hero or Villain Original Character. Screenshot and crop a character graphic using one of these sources [Maker 1] [HERO FORGE] [Maker 3] [Maker 4] or do your own in Paint or take a selfie and photo-shop. COPY/PASTE into the top of your Google Doc. SHARE with edit privileges to another trusted person with a Google account for them to REMOTELY add a COMMENT at the bottom of PAGE 1 in another color.
PAGE 2: Insert a TABLE that represents your student schedule. Include cell borders and colors.
PAGE 3: Insert a Google Drawing using shapes, colors borders, etc
SUBMIT share link.
Create a GOOGLE SLIDES that teaches someone something, e.g. your hobby, seahorse facts, go-cart fundamentals...
Must be at least 10 slides, original, not too simple, include multiple graphics/screenshots, 1 LESSON TITLE slide with your name, 8 informational slides, 1 ending slide with the words "TAKE QUIZ" done in "WORD ART" . Use slide animations and transitions. Embed a video if appropriate.
SUBMIT share link through Schoology.
NO lame typical lessons like : How to make Cup-O-Noodles, Make a peanut butter sammy, Make your bed, Facts about you
Now, create an 8 question QUIZ over your previous slides and pick a matching theme and top graphic.
Click on the SETTING (gear icon) and choose the QUIZZES TAB and activate 'Make This A Quiz" so you can choose the correct answers and assign points for auto-grading and mark "required". When done, click the SEND button, choose the link🔗 tab and COPY.
Now, go open your previous SLIDE Lesson (Slide #10), select the words "TAKE QUIZ", click on the insert LINK icon and PASTE-APPLY.
NO questions requiring knowing slide number references, steps, or order
Week 5 GOOGLE DRAWING
Download as an SVG format .
Rename this file with your student account, i.e. 25FI_LastName.SVG
Graphic GENERATOR if you don't draw
Week 6 GOOGLE SHEET
Sheet TAB 1 should be a budget with various quantities of at least 10 different items (item description, item quantity, item price, item sub-total, list sub-total, tax, grand total)
Sheet TAB 2 should be your current assignment grades in this class (lessons, points, points total, grade %)
SUBMIT SHARE LINK
Week 11 Hack THIS with the default text editor
Download THIS and then UNZIP to a folder on your desktop
Replace button images
Replace tiling backgrounds
Replace text and change links using the default text editor.
Color Codes >> [HERE]
Include your previously made 3 animated PISKEL GIFS and Paint LOGO projects
RE-ZIP folder and submit file or SHOW the teacher in class
Week 12/13 Make a web app with FUSION!
Using the famous "Five Nights at Freddy's" FUSION GAME ENGINE...
Play each of the 5 mini-games HERE
Whack-a-mole, Flappy Thing, Tower Defense, Invaderz, 4 doors
Make notes of needed improvements
Open in Fusion (already installed on class computer) and MODIFY! Change theme, replace all graphics, add music & sound, implement improvements!
EXPORT to folder then HOST (create account) on Netlify
PLAY ON YOUR OWN PED Browser to TEST!!!
To update Netlify files go to DEPLOY tab
Games made with FUSIONDOWNLOAD for HOME useTutorials by Almighty Zen TacoCrash Course by Jacobson
Week 15-16 PROGRAMMING
Learn to code the EASY WAY using Microsoft's MAKECODE platform! You may also wish to create a MICROSOFT account if you wish to work at home.
CHOOSE 2 of the following skill-maps. COMPLETE EACH and take a FULL SCREENSHOT of the completed progress screen
NEXT, Scroll down to the tutorial section and CHOOSE 1 of the 4 following tutorials:
GALGA, Collect the Clovers, MAZE, Side Scroller
When you have completed ALL parts, CLICK the SHARE ICON, Change the name of your game and add your name, (e.g. Pike Smacker by Joe Smith) PUBLISH PROJECT & COPY LINK.
SUBMIT previous 2 FULL SCREENSHOT + game link
Week 17 Create 3D Models
Create 3 different 3D objects using your choice of the following:
Must include mesh modifications, coloring, detail, and be recognizable. NO abstracts or simple snowmen, ice cream cones, etc.
SUBMIT through Schoology using the UPLOAD File picker icon TAB