PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A REVISED SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULE TOMORROW MARCH 2 FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPIC BASKETBALL GAME. I HAVE POSTED A COPY OF THE SCHEDULE BELOW.
I then told them to continue to work on with their partners on their Computer Architecture Assignment/Report. Once they were finished installing Windows XP, they are to look for on the internet, any software drivers they need for hardware that has not been installed (I showed them how to do this on the digital projector). Once the students have all of their drivers installed, they are to log on to the internet and then install the following software programs on their computer:
Microsoft Office 2016, AVG Free Edition, Super-Anti Spyware and Pedal Power (LAN party game)
Note: There are some students that were having difficulty finding compatible versions of the above software programs with XP, so I told the groups they could find a comparable program if approved by me (E.g. Comodo Antivirus, Malwarebytes, Open Office…etc.).
Once the students have finished installing all of the software listed above, the students were given a video to watch first and a handout to look over, showing the steps on how to make a RJ45 network cable. The students were given a their own network cable to work on, which they will be able to take home once they are completed. I will be marking this task on a pass/fail basis.
Once students are finished all of the above, they can work on their mouse pencil sharpener drawing either on paper or on Adobe Photoshop (students have the option depending on their background with Photoshop). This is in preparation for the upcoming assignment.
Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.
List of students not completed assignments (update) (This is the list of assignments not completed by students.)
These links are for the software needed for the computers:
Dell Product Support (The students can go to this site to download the drivers if they need to install them for their computers. Make sure you select XP to get the correct drivers.)
Open Office (Here is a link to the open office website. Students might have to navigate on the page to select the appropriate version for Windows XP.)
Malwarebytes (Students can download this program as an alternative to Super-anti Spyware.)
Comodo Anti-virus (Students can download this program as an alternative to AVG Antivirus.)
Pedal Power (LAN party game) (I asked the students to download this game to their computers so we can eventually try to connect the computers to create a LAN party.)
These links are for making the network cables:
TEJ3M TEJ4M – How to Make an Ethernet Cable (This document shows the students step by step how to make their own RJ45 network cable. The students will be doing this activity in class once they have finished their architecture report and installing all of the software listed above.)
How to Make RJ45 Patch Cables – Cat 5E & Cat 6 (This is a short 12 minute YouTube video, it explains how to make your own RJ45 Cat 5E or Cat 6 network cable.)
These links are for the mouse pencil sharpener assignment:
Feb 16 – TEJ3M & TEJ4M – Mouse Pencil Sharpener (These are instructions for the pencil sharpener assignment.)
Feb 16– TEJ3M & TEJ4M – Mouse Drawing (This is a .pdf file of the mouse drawing that students can print out and sketch their design on.)
Feb 16 – Sample Student Mouse Drawing Using Adobe Photoshop (These are some sample Photoshop drawing done by past students.)
Below is a .jpeg image of the mouse drawing the students can import into Adobe Photoshop.