In this week I've learned allot in ISR. I've learned how to use Haiku the right way and how to find all assignments for this class. Janelle also introduced me to code academy. Code Academy is a website to help you learn how to code. Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software like websites and apps. I also took a much closer look into underwater hydrodynamics and found really interesting information that I could use to built my prototype even better. The first steps I will make are to widen my research and knowledge and look at projects that are similar to mine. Another step is to find parts and components for my vehicle. I really can't wait for the class tomorrow and find more features in our time and project management application Asana.
Viet Tung Dao email@example.com emotiv pads?
Vanessa Gary firstname.lastname@example.org new: proposal
Jake Honl-DeGuair email@example.com batteries, check solar charge on 4pax, clean up 2 pax
Kama Kahoe-Morrison firstname.lastname@example.org: proposal, food miles, research
Jeff Marks email@example.com: R with Dr. R
Weixing Nie firstname.lastname@example.org: machine learning, MSI setup
Sebastian Restrepo email@example.com: proposal, elab 4 to elab9
Will Savage firstname.lastname@example.org: drone training videos (view/make)
Tommy Truong email@example.com: energy dashboards with SR
BYOD and you
You are part of one of these eras (not the 1895 one), and it shapes how you approach technology, use it, fear it and harness its potential as an educator. Our students are digital natives: they don't know what a world without these tools looks like. They also don't have the social norms yet to properly use these.
Anecdote: Telephone operators were initially hired to introduce the two parties, and "ahoy" was Bell's suggested opening. We are at about the same stage in the adoption of technology into education.
"Any business that brings computers into the workplace and does not fundamentally change the way they operate will find a decrease in productivity" -someone smart, around 1995
Facebook, chat, copying, plagiarism, “note taking”, cheating on tests, classroom focus, ADD on steroids
Collaborative learning: you as the bus driver, but many on the bus looking out the windows, contributing to the discussion
How do we control the challenges?
Rules, expectations of deliverables, teacher awareness and education, preparation, content adaptation, screen sharing (you seeing their screens, you sharing other screens to the group), content control, captive gateways
What we've found works in the elab:
What you can do to prepare:
Computer ninja skills for everyone
Cleaning the laptop (demo)
Looking for leaking batteries
Where not to take your laptop: water, sand, dirt, on top of blankets (overheats)
What to look for: overheating, fan on all the time, slow to load, spinning pizza from hell, beachball of death
Startup maintenance: command-s, fsck -yf
Running maintenance: Applications: Utilities: disk utility, repair permissions
Restart often, under power
Software updates: where and when, on campus and off
-Finder preferences, show all: click on background (finder), command-comma, "general"
System preferences-what is in there you need to know
Printers and Scanners-setting up printers: bonjour and IP address based
-Displays: show mirroring options
Network-wired and wireless:
set service order (gear icon)
wireless advanced: remember networks
Option-fan icon: shows wireless speed
speedtest.net as wired speed test
VPN: what is it, why would you use it (advanced)
-Screen capture: cmd-shift-3 (all), cmd-shift-4 (target), cmd-shift-4-space (window), try from a web page
Keyboard shortcuts: command-c, command-v, command-x
option-volume shows inputs and outputs
-Print to pdf, mail pdf, using preview as an editor
-Creating aliases on desktop: cmd-option
Cleanup your desktop: create folder called desktop, make alias of it, put original into documents folder
Connecting to servers, making aliases to these, or of internal folders (quick access)