Friday, September 15, 2017

Week of September 18th - 22nd, 2017

Monday:
Homework for today:
Read Cookie Monsters.
Please complete this survey so I can assess your knowledge of computer security
Complete discussion of cookies and dynamic web pages.
Video:
What They Know - Advertising Cookies and You (7:15)


Tuesday:
Homework for today:  
Read the following:
Video: 5 of the Worst Computer Viruses Ever
Students list ways to avoid getting malware on their computers.

Wednesday:
Group 2 current events:
Remember to enter your topic here and be sure no one else from your section is already doing it. Also remember to submit your writeup to turnitin.
P1: Aaron, Eliana, Kaitlyn, Stephanie, Andrea
P2: Brian, Jess, Ayla, Alex, Lenny

Homework for today:  
Read the following:
Video (in class): Business Casual G-Men
Pass out review sheet for test next week.

Thursday:
School closed

Friday:
Give out review sheet for test next week.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Week of September 11th - 15th, 2017

Monday:
Continue discussing digital representation of sounds and images, digital cameras, CAT scans
Discuss internet try-at-home - due Wednesday, see below.
A little bit about pixels from code.org
Pixel widgets from code.org
Aloe Blacc talking about compression from code.org
Text compression widget from code.org
Let's enhance. . . Gigapixel images

Tuesday:
Homework due today: Internet vocabulary
Wrap up digital representation of images and sounds, CAT scan
Begin internet discussion of internet history and technology
Videos:
The Lighting of the Beacons
What is the Internet?
Wires, Cables, and Wifi
IP addresses and DNS
Packets, Routing, and Reliability

Wednesday:
Homework due today: Do TCP/IP try-at-home for Windows 7, and Mac OS/X. Windows 10 users, this page may be helpful if you can't figure out how to get telnet to work.
Group 1 current events due today:
P1: Riley, Safwan, Carolyn, Jenna, Logan
P2: Leyla, Rudra, Matan, Vincenzo, Tara
Remember to enter your topic here and be sure no one else from your section is already doing it.

Continue with discussion of Internet technology.
Videos:
IP addresses and DNS
Packets, Routing, and Reliability

Thursday:
Homework due today:  Read Secret Geek A-Team Hacks Back, Defends Worldwide Web and turn in this worksheet.  
Recommended but not required:  Here's an example of how big a deal a compromised DNS can be: Hackers Hijacked Bank's Entire Online Operation

Introduce Computer Pioneer project

Wrap up discussion of Internet technology
Demo Visual traceroute
News report from 1981
DNS Explained video

Review: HTTP and HTML
Demonstrate HTTP with Firefox developer tools


Friday:
Homework due today: Read  How Target Figured Out a Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did and How to see everything Google knows about you

Begin discussion of Google, cloud computing, dynamic web pages
Videos: Being a Google Autocompleter (2:37)
How Google Search works (3:15)
How Search Ads Work (2:38)
How Google Apps Work (1:51)
Google Data Center (4:52) 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Welcome to Principles of Computer Technology, Fall 2017!

Wednesday:

Welcome! 
Discuss rules and expectations, course outline, current events assignment, "Good Questions".

Thursday:
homework for the beginning of class today: register for turnitin, bring back parent/guardian contact information sheet, take this survey to help me know a little about you.
Mr J's homeroom, also please bring back the yellow 'Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form", and any other beginning-of-year forms that you need - emergency information, transportation, and military recruiting info.

Ones and zeroes: introduce binary/hex numbers, give out worksheet.


Friday:
homework for the beginning of class today: "Good Questions", binary/hex worksheet due

Complete binary/hex numbers discussion.
Begin discussing digital representation of sounds and images, digital cameras, CAT scans

What is Unicode?
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Autotune
Audacity - free audio software
Begin discussing digital representation of sounds and images, digital cameras, CAT scans
Give out internet vocabulary sheet - due Tuesday