Archive for February, 2010

Quiz – Make Your Own

February 26, 2010

You get to make your own quiz!

Write the questions and answers for your own quiz and post them to your blog. You cannot use my questions.

You need to include 2 questions about:

  • Google Maps
  • HTML
  • The Future of Transportation
  • Search Engines
  • Illustrator

You should have a minimum of 10 questions with the answers.

This is due by the end of class Friday.

I will check these assignments Monday:

  1. Quiz – Make Your Own
  2. Using Google Maps
  3. The Future of Transportation

Each assignment is worth 100 points!

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Using Google Maps

February 25, 2010

Use Google maps to map the following routes and then answer the questions in your blog.

Route 1:

Walk from the state capitol to McCallum then over to Main Hall at U.T.

1. What is the distance that you cover?

2. How long does the route tell you it will take?

3. What are some of the points of interest along the way?

Route 2:

Drive from the state capitol to McCallum then over to Main Hall at U.T.

1. What is the distance that you cover?

2. How long does the route tell you it will take?

Route 3: Drive from Austin to Minneapolis MN.

1. What is the distance you will drive?

2. How long will it take?

3. What are some of the points of interest along the way? Any Parks?

Route 4: Drive from Austin to Minneapolis MN by way of Little Rock, AR, and St. Louis, MO.

1. What is the distance you will drive?

2. How long will it take?

3. What are some of the points of interest along the way?

Route 5: Make up your own multipoint route to take a drive on Spring Break.

1. What is the distance you will drive?

2. How long will it take?

3. What are some of the points of interest along the way?

4. Why did you choose this route? Explain.

Put a picture from each city in your blog with the answers above.

This is due by the end of class on Friday.

If you don’t know how to set up a multipoint route or how to place pictures in your blog, come and see me.

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis

Google

February 24, 2010

If you don’t have a Google ID you will need one next week, so set one up. Just sign up for Gmail. That will give you access to all of their services.

Do this by the end of class on Friday.

If you already have a Gmail account or Blogger, then you don’t have to worry about it.

Weds Assignment: About HTML and Dreamweaver

February 24, 2010

Read this. And this.

That’s all.

The Future of Transportation

February 23, 2010

Read this article, then answer these questions in your blog.

1. What does the word “convergence” mean?

2. What is an Intelligent Transportation System?

3. What does this mean? “The idea of ITS, at its most basic, is to connect every vehicle in a network of transportation users that instantly tracks and shares information.”

4. What does it matter how much money different countries spend on “ITS research and development?”

5. What does “RFID” stand for?

6. What happens when we “put RFID chips on buses and subways?”

7. What happens “when vehicles connect with a larger transportation network?”

8. What will happen when “cars will be able to talk with one another to help avoid accidents and warn drivers of impending dangers from other vehicles before they happen?”

9. What do you think roads and highways will look like when cars and roads can all share information about routes and accidents? Describe the roads and highways of the future.

Search Engine

February 18, 2010

Google is a search engine.

1. Find as many other search engines as you can.

2. Pick a search term, like “iPad.” Use each search engine to search for your term.

3. Post the name of the search engine as a link (like this: google.com) and a one sentence description of the results you get to your blog.

Due today.

Put It Together

February 16, 2010

Now that you know Illustrator like the back of your hand…

Take a sentence or two from “Data Is” and create a picture with text that illustrates it.

For example, if you chose the first paragraph:

“Data is, at the most basic level, one’s and zeroes.  These ones and zeroes are represented in a physical media by microscopic “switches” which are on (one) or off (zero).”

You could create a picture with ones and zeroes and some switches (like light switches) with the statement somewhere on it, “Data is… one’s and zeroes.”

Be sure to put your (first and last) name small in the corner somewhere. Post your finished product in your blog like the example below.

Create the document in Illustrator and then export as a jpg – post the final product to your blog.

This is due by the end of class Wednesday. I will check it first thing Thursday.

Grading Adobe Illustrator Lessons

February 11, 2010

Tuesday at the beginning of class, open your blog so you can show me how many lessons you have completed and blogged.

There will be 200 points possible for these assignments.

For each lesson you complete you will receive 25 points.

So, if you finished…

1 lesson = 25/100

2 lessons = 50/100

3 lessons = 75/100

4 lessons = 100/100

5 lessons = 100 + 25/100

6 lessons = 100 + 50/100

7 lessons = 100 + 75/100

8 lessons = 100 + 100

If you were gone more than one day and the absence is EXCUSED you can receive extended time.

If you have a special situation, please be sure to remind me.

A Tandy brand TRS80 - 200, one of the first portable computers.

Illustrator

February 8, 2010

Lessons 1 through 8 are due, posted in your blog with an explanation of what you did or what you learned, by Thursday at the end of class.

For each lesson you complete, post and explain you will receive 25 points out of a possible 200.

Illustrator 8

February 2, 2010

Work through Lesson 8 in Illustrator.

For each lesson, post the product in your blog with a paragraph about what you learned.

You will only receive credit for lessons posted in your blog with a paragraph. Postings without a paragraph and unposted lessons will not count.

All lessons must be completed by next Friday, Feb 12.