Thursday-Friday, December 17-18, 2009

Objective(s):
This week you will learn to:
1. Understand the beginnings of the two most important computer companies of our times: APPLE and MICROSOFT

Agenda:
1. Warm Up and Get Organized
2. Part 2 of Pirates of Silicon Valley
3. Discussion

Warm Up: (2 Parts) - 10 Minutes!
Part 1: Write an e-card for 1 teacher and 1 student
http://www.care2.com/ecards/

Part 2: Organize your notebook -- Notebook Check January 4-6, when you get back from break! Page 32: Pirates of Silicon Valley #2
Page 31: Pirates of Silicon Valley #1
Page 30: Capacity & Speed Notes
Page 29: Processing Power
Page 28: I/O Research Project
Page 27: Intro Computer Guts & I/O Devices

Tuesday-Wednesday, December 15-16, 2009

Objective(s):
This week you will learn to:
1. Some more computer guts: Video Card, Hard Drive, etc.
2. Understand the beginnings of the two most important computer companies of our times: APPLE and MICROSOFT

Agenda:
1. Warm Up
2. Intro to Software/Hardware
3. Part 1 of Pirates of Silicon Valley
4. Discussion

Warm Up:
1. Which computer do you prefer a PC or a MAC? If you don't know what they are, Google them.
2. Insert a picture of a PC.
3. Insert a picture of a MAC.
4. What company makes MAC computers?
5. What companies make PC Computers?
6. Who is Steve Jobs? (1 sentence answer)
7. Who is Bill Gates? (1 sentence answer)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Objective(s):
This week you will learn to:
1. Some more computer guts: Video Card, Hard Drive, etc.
2. Understand the beginnings of the two most important computer companies of our times: APPLE and MICROSOFT

Agenda:
1. Quiz
2. PowerPoint Activity

Quiz:
English:
http://tinyurl.com/quiz121409eng
Spanish:
http://tinyurl.com/quiz121409span

Thursday-Friday, December 10-11, 2009

Objective(s):
This week you will learn to:
1. Understand how a computer digitizes information.
2. Understand how a computer processes information.
3. Understand how a computer uses RAM in processing information.
3. Understand how a computer's speed is measured.

Agenda:
1. Warm Up
2. Announcements
3. Processors Lecture
4. Processors Comparison Activity.

Warm Up:
1. What does CPU stand for?
2. What is the CPU in charge of in a computer?
3. What two major companies produce CPUs in the United States?
4. Insert a picture of a CPU.
5. What does RAM stand for?
6. What does RAM do for the CPU?
7. Insert a picture of RAM here.

Finish Processors Comparison Activity:
For the 5 computers you researched, include the CPU Speed and RAM Amount

Tuesday-Wednesday, December 8-9, 2009



PROCESSING POWER (day 1)!

Objective(s):
This week you will learn to:
1. Understand how a computer digitizes information.
2. Understand how a computer processes information.
3. Understand how a computer uses RAM in processing information.
3. Understand how a computer's speed is measured.

Agenda:
1. Warm Up
2. Announcements
3. Processors Lecture
4. Processors Comparison Activity.

Warm Up:
1. How does a computer work? What are the 3 steps?
2. Name two input devices besides a mouse and a keyboard. (Hint: Check the powerpoint that was due on Monday)
3. Name two output devices besides a screen (monitor) or speakers. (Hint: Check the powerpoint that was due on Monday)
4. When a computer is PROCESSING, what is it doing?

Processors Comparison Activity:
Create a 7 x 4 Table on MS WORD
Title the headings: COMPUTER NAME, PICTURE, PROCESSOR, RAM
Find 6 Computers from any of the following websites:

For each computer (and on each row), Copy and paste the Computer Name, a Picture, The Processor and RAM.

- SAVE AS "PROCESSINGPOWER"

Monday, December 7, 2009


Hello, my favorite students in the WORLD!

As promised, I'm away for a conference today. Please make sure you complete the I/O Device PowerPoint and Email it to me. Once you are done, please practice some Mavis Beacon. Show all work to the Sub before you start Mavis Beacon.


Take care of the room, our computers, and make the sub happy that he's subbing for the best class in the world!
Remember, any write up will get you an automatic 40 minute detention. That's really, really lame!

See you all Tues or Wed!
Mr. Aguda


Objective(s):
1. Ketchup Day:
Identify Input and Output Devices by creating a powerpoint.

Agenda:
1. Finish your PowerPoints
2. Email them to Me.
3. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing


Warm Up:
1. Complete your I/O Devices Research Project and Email it to me. If you forgot what you need to do, look at the instructions below.
028 page 1




028 page 2



Thursday-Friday, December 3-4, 2009

Objective(s):
1. Identify Input and Output Devices by creating a powerpoint.

Agenda:
1. Warm Up
2. Announcements
3. Review
4. PowerPoint Assignment
5. Ketchup Time

Warm Up:
1. Do a GOOGLE.COM search for an HP TOUCHSMART computer. Insert a picture of it here.
2. How much does an HP TOUCHSMART cost?
3. Name in INPUT DEVICE for the Touchsmart?
(Hint: An Input Device is a PART of a computer that allows a user to INPUT information)
4. Name in OUTPUT DEVICE for the Touchsmart?
(Hint: An Output Device is a PART of a computer that OUTPUTS information for someone to experience)
5. A Calculator costs 99 cents. Compared to the Touchsmart, is it a computer? Why or why not?