Business 10: About “Me”

The article “How to Sell Yourself” mentions the who you truly are from who “you” are as a product. There’s you—imperfect, conflicted, fallible. And then there’s “you”—awesome, confident, superhuman. Think of “you” as a superhero version of yourself.

For the first assignment, you will have the opportunity to introduce “you” to your teacher and peers by creating and presenting a slideshow. Your presentation will be timed and recorded.

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Programming 11/12: Research Prezi-tation

Did you know that three out of the top ten professions are directly related to information and computing technology (ICT) according to Forbes.com?

To get into an ICT-related career, you must get proper education and training. By taking this course, you have taken one step closer to this great career but additional education and training at the post-secondary level is required.

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Business 10: Needs vs Wants

Scenario: You are a group of strangers who have been cruising around the Caribbean enjoying all the luxuries of a top class cruise liner. Last night, a bad storm left your ship in pieces and your group are the only remaining survivors.

You are in a small lifeboat, but there is very little room and you are only just managing to keep the water out. You have some things in a small rucksack that will help you to survive once you reach the desert island. However, you can’t take them all with you; you can carry five of the items listed below and you have five minutes to decide.

Possible Items:

  • Survival bag
  • Flares
  • Beans
  • Cigarettes
  • Torch
  • Whistle
  • Matches
  • Set of keys
  • Rope
  • Blunt knife
  • Mirror
  • Bottle of rum
  • Hooks
  • Water
  • Sleeping bag
  • Magazine
  • First aid kit
  • Pen
  • Mobile phone
  • Tin cup
  • Sunglasses

Tasks:

  1. Work in your natural group of threes (i.e. your nearby neighbors). Each person has his/her own task:
    • Youngest member will keep track of time: 5 minutes.
    • Oldest member will be recording on a sheet of paper.
    • Last member will be presenting the group’s final selections.
  2. Discuss which items are the most useful and which are the least useful for your survival. Remember that you can only bring five items. Justify your final selections. There is more than one right answer.
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IT 10: Completed 30-second Commercials

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IT 10: Video Project (30-second TV Ad) – Part 3

Once the storyboard and script have been approved, your group may start recording and editing the video. If your group has all the required equipment and materials (e.g. camera, clothes, props, etc.), you may use class time to record the video as long as your group stays within school grounds. It is recommended that your group start recording and editing as early as possible, since your group may be required to redo some shots. Continue reading

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IT 10: Video Editing

Task 1: Fail Video

  1. Select and rip a Fail video from YouTube (using YouTubeinMP4.com).
  2. Edit the real-time video snippet, such that the remixed video is played in slow motion and with repetitions, to emphasize the pain of the subject. Hint: Follow video-editing tutorials on YouTube.
  3. Add background music and/or sound effects.
  4. Save the video as yourName.wmv (or .mp4) and copy the file to S:\Handin\Info Tech 10-11.

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IT 10: Video Project (30-second TV ad) – Part 2

Your group will create a script and a storyboard for your video project. The script will be done on Google Document while the storyboard can be done digitally on Pixton or Storyboard That, or be scanned from a hand-drawn storyboard. Continue reading

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Business 8: Typing Test and Vocab Quiz

The class will be split into two groups: one group will be doing the typing test while the other group will be taking the vocab quiz.  Continue reading

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Programming 12: Game Review

For this assignment, you will create a one-page video game review. You may choose any PC or console game of your choice. This excludes mobile, handheld and web-browser games. Imagine that this game review is part of a printed magazine. As long as you use the entire page, you may design the layout any way you wish, write as much as you wish, or use as many relevant graphics as needed. It is advisable to read about how to write a game review and check out examples (some game sites are blocked).

This assignment will be marked holistically: visual and text as a whole. Make sure you check your spelling and grammar. You may work with a partner as long as you two agree to evenly split the work.

Due: Sunday, May 4, 2014 (a.k.a. Star Wars day).

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IT 10: Video Project (30-second TV ad) – Part 1

You and two others work for a start-up advertising company. The parent company of a food product is seeking your company for help with a 30-second TV commercial. You may choose your own group and your food product. The product must be a real, existing prepared food item that you can purchase at a local supermarket but it may not have existing English TV ads. Continue reading

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