Intro to Computers

September 28, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Today’s quiz – follow the link to the Internet Vocabulary quiz.

Monday news roundup

September 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Music Vending Machine – dishes out tracks straight to your flash drive or iPod.

Bay Area musician uses tech to set herself free from recording contracts AND make money.  She has over a million Twitter followers.
interview here
zoekeating.com

Recycled robots from Vietnam

$38 Linux Machine

Is this a camera with a phone or a phone with a camera?

News Roundup

September 24, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

New Microsoft phone?

New Microsoft Tablet?

French demand Photoshop warning labels

You can become a JetPack Test Pilot for only $35k – act now

Web Research

September 23, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Web Research Quiz

Programming: Rebuild your robots

September 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Follow the link and let’s rebuild:

http://www.nxtprograms.com/line_follower/steps.html

Then try your line follower again.

Computer Graphics: Split Screen

September 15, 2009 at 8:44 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

In this assignment you will modify HALF of an image.  One half might be rainy and dark, the other a bright summer day.  Or new vs. worn and aged.

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1. Find an image of a structure, building, mountain, house, etc.  Save it to your H drive.

2. Open it up in Photoshop and select HALF of the image.  Copy/paste onto a new layer.

3. For each change that you make a new layer (Layer>New Layer). Name your  layers to make it easy.

4. Look at images for inspiration.  Search for tutorials like “rain effect Photoshop”.

5. Use brushes: http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes and learn how to put them into PhotoShop.

6. Save your final piece as a PSD file into the N drive, Computer Graphics, Split Screen folder.

Computer Programming: Robot Line Follower

September 14, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Follow this link http://www.nxtprograms.com/line_follower/steps.html#Program

and the NXT test track to make your robot follow the line.

Quiz: Online Security Quiz

September 14, 2009 at 10:20 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Follow the link for today’s quiz!

Online security quiz: http://www.quia.com/quiz/1486009.html

Computer Programming: Web Hosting

September 3, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Posted in tech | 1 Comment

Part I

1. Visit http://www.000webhost.com/

2. Create an account.  You will receive confirmation by login.

Part II -do this while you wait for the email.

1. Create a web folder in your programming folder.

2. Create your programming home page in Dreamweaver.    Save it as index.html

3. Create links to the following pages:

-tutorials
-projects
-assignments

ALL content should be school relevant and appropriate.

Part III – setup site in Dreamweaver.  Post online.

News Roundup

September 2, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment
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