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Free Web Creation Software Monday, 28 September 2009

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Please head to this webpage for a list of links and information on Free Web Creation Software.

http://webdesign.about.com/od/htmleditors/tp/freewineditors.htm

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DVD and CD Burning Software Monday, 28 September 2009

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If you need free software to burn your CDs/DVDs with your products and soft copies of your work, you may use

Is your phone bugged? Friday, 28 August 2009

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Here are some good ways to determine whether someone has hacked into your cellphone:

Protected: Sample MYP projects Monday, 24 August 2009

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MYP Technology Glossary Tuesday, 18 August 2009

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Please download this extract from the official MYP Technology Guide. It contains a glossary that includes all the essential concepts each and every MYP Technology student needs to know in order to succeed.

Download the PDF document myptech_glossary.pdf.

JavaScript programming links Wednesday, 10 June 2009

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Reference links for JavaScript programming:

HTML and CSS programming links Wednesday, 10 June 2009

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HTML/CSS useful links:

QBASIC programming links Wednesday, 10 June 2009

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A few useful links about QBASIC that you may find useful:

Pascal programming links Wednesday, 10 June 2009

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These are the best links about Pascal programming I could find. Hope they’ll be useful to you.

Tutorials and additional documentation:

Adobe CS4 help Friday, 15 May 2009

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Please check the following links for help with their respective applications:

http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/

You just have to select the application you want to know more about, and start exploring.

Remember that you may also explore Adobe TV – they have video tutorials on all Adobe applications.

http://tv.adobe.com/
(e.g. http://tv.adobe.com/#pg+1584 for Photoshop CS4, http://tv.adobe.com/#pg+1586 for Illustrator CS4, etc.)

MYP Computer Studies G1 Revision Links Thursday, 14 May 2009

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Here you will find some links to help you with your revision (most are already known to you, but a few are newer):

Programming (BASIC):

Databases & Logic Gates:

(http://www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org/tutorial/)

(http://documentation.openoffice.org/)

Please note that some OpenOffice.org tutorials may refer to version 2 instead of the current version 3 of the software suite.

History of the Internet Video Wednesday, 28 January 2009

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Watch this video — it’s really useful. If you are a Computer Studies student, it is strongly recommended.

Standard Definition Video


High Definition Video


Original source: http://www.lonja.de/motion/mo_history_internet.html

MLA formatting of sources Tuesday, 27 January 2009

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If you’re new to the MLA format to refer to sources of information, try the free online services

They’ll help you ensure that your bibliography/works cited list is in the correct format. Just fill in the information you know about the source, they help you with the rest.

For more detailed information check these resources from

I have also found a very interesting blog about information literacy called BiblioTech Web.

The Command Line Interface Friday, 16 January 2009

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I wanted to post some resources regarding our practical activity on CLI.

There are many fun things we can do with the (Mac OS X / Unix / Linux) terminal (sometimes AKA “console”), but the most important commands you need to remember are:

ls
cd
mv
cp

more information on the Bash shell can be found at:

Two-part Beginner’s guide to Apple Terminal ( part one, part two )
This guide is also useful to those who want to learn about Bash, regardless of the platform.

Tutorials about the (Linux) command shell:

Cheat sheet with the most imporntant commands

How to get the (Unix/Linux) terminal under Windows
Be careful with this, not recommended if you are not sure of what you are doing.

Background information on shells

Checklist for MYP Projects Wednesday, 29 October 2008

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Hopefully this checklist will help you organize yourselves in order to complete each stage of your MYP Computer Technology projects.

Checklist (PDF download)

MYP Technology Project Checklist


Criterion A: INVESTIGATE

  • Identify the problem (say what the problem is)

  • Explain the problem and say why it is relevant (important)

  • Find information about the problem from many different, good sources

  • Summarise each source

  • Evaluate those sources (say why they are good/better/best) and state how you used them
  • Develop a design brief = Say how you will solve the problem you identified, in general terms.

  • Prepare a design specification = a detailed description of how your solution must be so you can solve the problem, everything you need for your solution (or to make the product) and what your solution can and cannot do. What you write here has to be important for you (the designer) and the user (the person/people who will use or be helped by your solution or product). All your suggested and appropriate solutions will need to meet the terms of the design specification.

  • Describe (say in detail) how you are going to test your product against the design specification (how you will check whether you product sticks to the specification)

Criterion B: DESIGN

  • Compare each possible mode (media) against your design specifications

  • Choose one mode and justify your choice in terms of how it meets your design specifications

  • Make several (at least three, four optimal) different designs for the mode you chose

  • Explain how all your designs meet the design specification (you can show how you are going to put each design spec. in each layout/design)

  • Choose one (or more, if appropriate) design and explain in detail:

  • Why you chose that design and not the others

  • How and why it meets the requirements of your design specification better than the others you dropped.

Criterion C: PLAN

  • Make a detailed plan of logical steps (sequenced, in proper order) describing how you will use:

    • The resources (everything you’ll use to create your product and/or what you need to implement your solution)

    • The steps you need to take (what you will do) to create the product

    • The time (timeline, Gantt chart, when you’ll do it)

  • Explain and evaluate your plan (pros and cons / strengths and weaknesses, what if… alternatives for the weak points)

  • Justify any modifications you made to your design (the one you chose in the previous step)

Criterion D: CREATE

  • Follow your plan, justifying any modifications you make (if you deviate from your plan and/or your design)

  • Document the creation of your product using a journal (Format: Date, Comments, Screenshots/screencast, explanation of screenshots/screencasts, problems, how you solved problems, modifications)

  • Your product must

    be as good as possible (of “Appropriate quality” 1) using the resources available to you and/or those resources you have chosen to use (in the  planning section)

Criterion E: EVALUATE

  • Objectively evaluate your product/solution based on:

    • Does the product do what you said in the design brief? (does it meet your goal and solve the problem?)

    • The results from the ways of testing2 the design specs.

    • How would you improve on these ways of testing the design specifications?

  • Explain how your product/solution can be improved based on the feedback and evaluation you have done

  • Evaluate your own performance at each stage of the design cycle (compare initial and final Gantt charts, talk about strengths and weaknesses, etc.)

  • Suggest improvements to your performance at each stage of the design cycle

  • Explain how your product/solution will impact/change/improve (people’s) life, society, and/or the environment

1 Appropriate quality:This is the best product/solution that you can produce, taking into account the resources available (hardware, software), the skills and techniques you have used, your educational development (what you know and have learned), how the product/solution addresses the identified need, and aspects of safety and ergonomics.

2 Product testing: Here is where you show people your product and give them the tests that you created at the end of your investigation section. You can also check if the product solves the problem / fulfill the need, applied to the context and presented to the end-users or target audience.