St. Stephen High School Broad Base Technology Welcomes You! Prepared By: Technology Department What I Need To Know Before I Begin? No previous computer experience necessary Bring Student ID, Pen or Pencil to class Arrive at the tech center on time What is a broad-base technology course? Various Software Packages (Modules) installed on workstations Each module takes 4-5 hours Work independently on some modules Other modules you will have a lab partner ALERT INSTRUCTOR IMMEDIATELY IF MATERIAL IS MISSING FROM WORKSTATION! How do I choose the modules? Choices of Modules List the following modules in order of preference from one to Module Preference fifteen. One is your first choice. Electronic Quilting ______ Sheet Graphic -T-Shirt Design Internet ______ ______ Rate modules from 1 to Auto Tech Sign Making ______ ______ 15 Animation MS Paint ______ ______ Pagemaker order of personal ______ CAD ______ preference Excel Telecommunications ______ ______ MIDI Music no guarantees Cashman Computer Lab ______ ______ Adobe Illustrator ______ Changes will not be MS Word Power Point ______ ______ made once modules are Claymation Keyboarding ______ ______ assigned. The Modules Descriptions Adobe Illustrator • Adobe Illustrator software give you powerful creative new options which can assist you in producing flexible graphics for print, video, the Web and mobile devices. Students will learn step-by- step functions of the program – creating simple shapes, pathfinder tools and the complexity of drawings. Students will create a mini portfolio of their designs. Animation • Animation provides the material and information to explore the exciting effects and uses of animation. Some outcomes include: – demonstrate an understanding of basic animation techniques – edit computer animations – create computer animations Astronomy • Astronomy looks at our home planet, Earth, our solar system. The word “solar” is rooted in “sol”, Latin for sun. The word “Astronomy”, too, has ancient roots. It comes from the Greek words “astron” meaning star, and “nomos” meaning distribution. Our sun is only one of billions distributed throughout the universe. Auto Tech • Auto Tech takes you on an information journey through the inner and outer systems of the modern day automobile. The power, the system, and performance of cars holds a fascination for many young people CAD • CAD introduces you to the exciting world of Computer Aided Drafting. CAD is used in many fields of work such as engineering, architecture, product and interior design, construction, manufacturing, computer aided manufacturing and computer animation. Cashman Computer Lab • Cashman Computer Lab is designed to take away the mystique of computers; helping you to understand what they do, how they do it, and how we can make use of them. Choices • Choices is a module designed to help you understand the expectations of a career before you choose it. Because you probably will have several different careers in your lifetime, you must know how to investigate career changes. You should be familiar with the process of applying for a job, which includes finding the job opening, preparing a resume and preparing yourself for a job interview. Claymation • Claymation involves developing an idea into an animated film clip. Students will develop a storyboard to outline their idea and sequence the images they wish to use for a film, animation or commercial. They then write a script, build their backgrounds and then start taking pictures. Titles, narration, sound effects and music can be added later. Claymation Example Electric Quilt • Electric Quilt is a user friendly design and drawing program for quilt makers. You will have fun designing your own quilt, drawing your own block designs and scan your fabric choices into the program. The option is available to sew your design into a completed project. Excel • MS Excel is a software package designed to analyze and calculate data, create databases and generate meaningful charts that present your information. You can gather organize data for reports, solve mathematical problems and general interest and payment schedules. You can then emphasize your point with a variety of charts that are compatible with other Microsoft programs. Graphic T-Shirt Design • Graphic Design provides the opportunity to explore techniques for creating some terrific graphics. Some outcomes in the module are: draw basic shapes using the computer; manipulate computer- generated images and use basic text creation and manipulation tools. Internet • Internet is designed to offer instruction on searching the Web for specific information. As resources on the World Wide Web continue to grow such instruction has become increasingly important. Each topic is discussed and is followed by practice that is performed on the computer. Keyboarding • Keyboarding using All the Right Type software illustrates the correct method of typing. Lessons are timed and provide activities that measure speed as well as accuracy. MIDI Music • MIDI Music illustrates how the field of music composition has changed considerably from its early days when composers would sit down to a piano and write each note with a pencil. Music can be computer generated, Allowing the musician to experiment with different effects, then change the piece, add harmony, more instruments, and create anything from a classical- style symphony to a rock music video. MS Paint • Paint is a drawing program commonly found on all computers using a windows operating system. It is the basis of many painting software programs. Many sophisticated programs such as PaintShop Pro and Photoshop, use the same basic principles as MS Paint. You will learn how to use the tool bars as well as a colour palette that allows you to change not only the foreground but the background as well. MS Publisher • Publisher explores the world of professional publishing. You will explore screen layouts, change font sizes and styles, insert clipart, explore text frames, and format single and multiple page layouts. MS Word • Word is a word processing software that enables you to produce documents in less time and with greater accuracy. You can use editing and formatting features to produce impressive-looking documents. You can create professional reports, manuals, labels, as well as research papers and essays for all of your classes. Pagemaker • Pagemaker explores the impact of computer technology that has revolutionized the publishing industry. In a series of short assignments, you will learn to produce quality page layouts. PowerPoint • PowerPoint is a desktop presentation program. It is like word processing software, except that it’s geared toward producing presentations rather than documents. Each presentation consists of a sequence of slides, which can in turn be printed out as a reference. You can embellish an on-computer presentation with different jazzy effects – music, animation and even sound effects. You can also save your presentation for the World Wide Web. Telecommunications • Telecommunications investigates the fascinating world of communication and how messages travel around the world. You will explore the components of a communication system, how they work, and the benefits and drawbacks of the system. Tourism • Tourism explores the exciting world of Hospitality and Tourism – a major player in our province’s economy and offers thousands of job opportunities for our residents. We will explore opportunities available to us as we look at culture, history and natural splendor of New Brunswick. Trends include eco-tourism, outdoor adventure and day adventures. Activities include planning itineraries for a variety of case studies, developing on line web pages, posters and advertising media. How am I evaluated on these modules? Submit all assignments. ALL Work is to be saved on “I” drive. Complete final quiz, if necessary. Check with instructor that all parts of module have been completed. All modules will be weighted equally. Incomplete work results in exam being written at end of semester. What happens after I complete each module? If module is complete before the five day period. Bonus work available from instructor Check your schedule for next module Find workstation and meet lab partner Robotics Module What are my daily responsibilities? Beginning of class Arrive at Technology Lab on time. Make sure instructor has checked your attendance. Learn Login Procedure for your Workstation. Keep noise to a minimum while in the lab. Work to the best of your ability on all modules. Enjoy the learning opportunities which are available. Rules to Follow! Respectfully handle the equipment in the lab No food or drink allowed in the lab No book bags, gym bags, or jackets allowed These items must be left in locker Washroom breaks are at break time or noon Work Station Rules!!! Do not move from one workstation to another for any reason. Ask permission to leave workstation. Keep working until teacher instructs you to pack up for the day. End of Each Class!!! Log Off Computer Student binders are to be returned to storage area Diskettes and CD’s returned to instructor Return chairs to proper place when dismissed Log Off Procedure Step 1 Save your work! Step 2 Close All Programs Step 3 Step 4 Log Off Computer Turn Over Mouse Any Questions????