2012-2013: IT10G – Semester 2

Information Technology 10G Archive

Welcome to the course information where I keep an informal log of the weekly events in the course as well as track the current assignments.

  • Week 1: After getting the course outline, and explaining the details of the course; the students did a first day biography assignment, and then began work on a computer animation project making a music video from a song file randomly assigned
  • Week 2: students worked through the week on their music video presentation projects, with a PowerPoint tutorial from me, and individual help as needed
  • Week 3: students worked through the week to complete their music videos and started presenting them to the class on Friday
  • Week 4: students completed showing their music video projects, and then we began a series of tutorials to learn Adobe Flash for computer animation
  • Week 5: we completed our Adobe Flash tutorials, and started our introduction to Computer Science unit – looking at a program called Scratch
  • Week 6: we completed our Scratch programming tutorials, and then completed an assignment in another programming introduction software package called “Alice” – we completed the week starting a look at our final introductory programming software package called “Greenfoot”
  • Week 7: we continued and finished our look at Greenfoot, and then worked on a software tutorial called “Google Sketch-up”, finally we ended the week with a career activity using a website
  • Week 8: we started our last unit with a introduction to web page development. Students learned how to code a basic web page, basic formatting, and adding images to a web page. Students worked on assignments 1 and 2.
  • Week 9: in our last week together, the class finished the final web page assignment and worked on a creative project to complete the course
  • Week 10: After switching the term, a new group of students started this course, and after getting the course outline, and explaining the details of the course; the students did a first day biography assignment, and then began work on a computer animation project making a music video from a song file randomly assigned
  • Week 11: students worked through the week on their computer animation music video project
  • Week 12: students completed work on their computer animation music videos and presented them to their classmates for evaluation
  • Week 13: we had a few more music video presentations, and we spent the week looking at computer animation using Adobe Flash through several examples
  • Week 14: we completed the Flash tutorials and started our next unit: Introduction To Computer Science by looking at a program called Scratch
  • Week 15: we completed our unit in Computer Science with Scratch, another program called Alice, and finally a program called Greenfoot
  • Week 16: we started our week working on a software tutorial called “Google Sketch-up”, and then started our unit on web page development by looking at basic XHTML coding and basic text formatting

Current/Past assignments (Term 2 Class):

  1. Biography Activity – “All About Me”
  2. Computer Animation: Project – “Music Video”
  3. Computer Animation: Flash Tutorial 1 – “bouncing ball”
  4. Computer Animation: Flash Tutorial 2 – “shape to text tweening”
  5. Computer Animation: Flash Tutorial 3 – “image path motion”
  6. Computer Animation: Flash Tutorial 4 – “pencil drawing”
  7. Computer Animation: Flash Tutorial 5 – “Introduction scenes”
  8. Computer Science: 12 short Scratch examples
  9. Computer Science: 2 more complex Scratch examples
  10. Computer Science: 1 fairly complex Scratch example
  11. Computer Science: Alice assignment
  12. Computer Science: Greenfoot assignment
  13. 3D Modelling: Google Sketch-up
  14. Web Page Development: Assignment 1 – Basic Formatting

Current/Past assignments (Term 1 Class):

  1. Biography Activity – “All About Me”
  2. Computer Animation: Project – “Music Video”
  3. Computer Animation: Flash Tutorial 1 – “bouncing ball”
  4. Computer Animation: Flash Tutorial 2 – “shape to text tweening”
  5. Computer Animation: Flash Tutorial 3 – “image path motion”
  6. Computer Animation: Flash Tutorial 4 – “pencil drawing”
  7. Computer Animation: Flash Tutorial 5 – “Introduction scenes”
  8. Computer Science: 12 short Scratch examples
  9. Computer Science: 2 more complex Scratch examples
  10. Computer Science: 1 fairly complex Scratch example
  11. Computer Science: Alice assignment
  12. Computer Science: Greenfoot assignment
  13. 3D Modelling: Google Sketch-up
  14. Career Planning: Career Crusing Website
  15. Web Page Development: Assignment 1 – Basic Formatting
  16. Web Page Development: Assignment 2 – Images
  17. Web Page Development: Assignment 3 – Links
  18. Creative Project
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