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.

Use Chrome or Firefox

Week 1

For the next 6 activities you'll be doing Google mini-projects based on their most popular apps

Week 2 GOOGLE SITES
DIGITAL PORTFOLIO

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.

Using Google Sites (NEW, NOT the Classic) Create, PUBLISH and SHARE a 5+ page digital portfolio with:

  • 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.

Tutorial

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] [Maker 2] [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.

EXAMPLE

super hero

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 linkđź”— 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

Create 3 original trading/collectible/customizable style cards using Google Drawing in a style similar to Magic, Pokemon, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh! ... Examples (better than a rubric :) ONE : TWO : THREE

  • Download as an SVG format .

  • Rename this file with your student account, i.e. 20FI_LastName.SVG

  • SUBMIT file

Graphic GENERATOR if you don't draw

Google Drawing

Follow THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL OR THIS WEB TUTORIAL and then complete an ORIGINAL DOUBLE sheet that demonstrates FORMATTING & FORMULAS (SUM & PRODUCT).

  • 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

Google Sheets

Week 7-8 Explore & Create

AFTER SPENDING A PERIOD EXPLORING THESE,

CHOOSE ONE AND SUBMIT YOUR BEST CREATION!


HTML PRETEST

Week 9 Create 3 Animated Gifs using PISKELapp

  1. Create 3 quality 20+ frame (multi-layer) animations to include in your upcoming website hack.

  2. Simple 90° rotations, translations and patterns don’t count.

  3. EXPORT as GIF, scale 3x, DOWNLOAD

  4. SUBMIT files

PiskelApp GIFS

Quarter Ends

Week 10 LOGO with Paint.net, Photopea, Sketch.io, Sumo or Aggie

Create 3 original logos/banners "logo.png" that demonstrates your command of

  • Transparent areas

  • Layers

  • Imported graphics

  • Filters/Effects

  • SUBMIT through Schoology using the UPLOAD File picker icon TAB

PAINT.NET is already installed on the computers!

LOGO

Week 11 Hack THIS with the default text editor

  • Download THIS, UNZIP a folder, move to 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

  • ZIP folder and submit file or SHOW the teacher in class

HACK THIS

HTML POST-TEST

Week 12 Make a game w/GDEVELOP 5!

  • Choose one of the available STARTER TEMPLATES and make it your own by replacing ALL graphics with the built-in LIBRARY options!

  • EXPORT as WEB UPLOAD and get LINK

  • SUBMIT SHARE LINK (WEB)

Gdevelop4IntroComptech

Week 13 Make a game w/Construct 3!

  • CREATE AN ACCOUNT to access exporting and advanced features and INSTALL AS APP so you can use OFFLINE!

  • Choose one of the TEMPLATES to make your own by replacing ALL graphics and sound effects!

  • SUBMIT *.C3P FILE (PROJECT-SAVE AS-SINGLE FILE-NAME)


Sprite Generator or HERE : FREE ASSETS

FREE simple SOUND EFFECTS

FREE MUSIC & SFX
Construct4IntroCompTech

Week 14/15 Make a web app with FUSION!

Using the famous "Five Nights at Freddy's" engine

  • Play each of the 5 mini-games HERE

  • Make notes of needed improvements

  • Open in Fusion and MODIFY!
    Change theme, replace all graphics, add
    music & sound, implement improvements!

Whack-a-mole, Flappy Thing, Tower Defense, Invaderz, 4 doors

FREE simple SOUND EFFECTS

FREE MUSIC

FOR BONUS, EXPORT to folder then HOST (create account) on Netlify To update Netlify files go to DEPLOY tab

PLAY ON YOUR OWN PED Browser to TEST!!!

Games made with FUSIONDOWNLOAD for HOME useTutorials by Almighty Zen TacoCrash Course by Jacobson

Week 16-17 PROGRAMMING

Programming is the process of creating a set of instructions that tell a computer how to perform a task. Programming can be done using BLOCK CODE, JavaScript, Python, C, C++, C#, etc

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.


Week 18 Create 3D Models

Create 3 different 3D objects using your choice of the following:

  1. Must include mesh modifications, coloring, detail, and be recognizable. NO abstracts or simple snowmen, ice cream cones, etc.

  2. SUBMIT through Schoology using the UPLOAD File picker icon TAB

EOCA