Introduction to Information Technologies 9/10 (BTT100/200)
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Introduction to Information Technology (BTT100/200)

Wednesday May 23, 2018 - Today we will have a few minutes to finish up your Baxandahl spreadsheet. We will then go back to MS Word and work on the Business to Business letter assignment.

Tuesday May 22, 2018 - We will work on the Baxandahl Ford assignment. I would like to mark your report card spreadsheet assignment on the screen so that I can see the colour.

Friday May 18, 2018 - We will work on our Report Card Spreadsheet.

Thursday May 17, 2018 - Today we will work on the Veggie Spot spreadsheet.

Wednesday May 16, 2018 - Today we will finish up the Pizza Pit spreadsheet.

Tuesday May 15, 2018 - We will finish up our spreadsheet tutorial from yesterday. We will start the Pizza Pit assignment.

Monday May 14, 2018 - Today we will do a tutorial on spreadsheets.

Friday May 11, 2018 - To

Thursday May 10, 2018 - To

Wednesday May 9, 2018 - Today we will finish up the Classified Ad/Cover Letter

Tuesday May 8, 2018 - Today we will head to the library for a presentation from Red River College about their Business Information Technology program.

Monday May 7, 2018 - Today we will work on the Classified Ad/Cover Letter Assignment.

Friday May 4, 2018 - Today we will work on the Classified Ad/Cover Letter Assignment.

Thursday May 3, 2018 - Today we will work on the Crane cover letter.

Wednesday May 2, 2018 - Today we will complete the Fretz letter. Same thing... parts and spacing.. last time...

Tuesday May 1, 2018 - Today, we ill complete the Laporte letter. We will discuss signatures, practice signatures and learn where these go on a letter. Please label all the parts in one colour and label all the spacing in a totally different colour. Print, sign and hand in.

Monday April 30, 2018 - We will review personal business letters. We will then finish typing the Simpson letter. We will then label all the parts in one colour and label all the spacing in a totally different colour.

Friday April 27, 2018 - Today is a PD Day.

Thursday April 26, 2018 - Today we will start personal business letters. We will learn what they are, when we use them, and the various parts. We will then type out the Simpson letter together and then, label all the parts in one colour and label all the spacing in a totally different colour.

Tuesday April 25, 2018 - Wednesday April 26, 2018 - We will commence the travel destination presentations. Although most of you are probably not looking forward to this, it is great practice for the many public speaking events that most of you will have to do as you move down the path of life. Many of you will speak in a few years at your best friend's wedding, often in front of several hundred people. Think of this as a warmup to that!

Monday April 24, 2018 - We will have one last day to work on our Travel Destination project. Please take the time to create some speaking notes and tonight, you must practice practice practice your presentation.... like between 5-10 times.

Friday April 20, 2018 - We will have a presentation in the library today by Denise Szachury about smart cell phone use as well as what can get you in trouble. Take in this message, but also watch her presentation style to get tips for your own upcoming presentation.

Wednesday April 18, 2018 - Thursday April 19, 2018 - We will work on our Travel Destination presentation.

Tuesday April 17, 2018 - We we likely start our assignment on Presentations... but hey... it will be on something we all like to do... travel.

Monday April 16, 2018 - We will finish off our Lists and Outlines assignment.

Thursday April 12, 2018 - Friday April 13, 2018 - We will start the Lists and Outlines assignment.

Wednesday April 11, 2018 - We will have a tutorial on List and Outlines.

Thursday April 5, 2018 - Tuesday April 10, 2018 - We will continue to dabble with Adobe Illustrator! I hope that you are liking this program and your creative talents are coming out. Please:
1. Open this MS Word file, on Logo Design Assignment. Again, just as a reminder, the first part of the assignment is on the different types of logos, where the second part of the assignment is on creating your own logo for an event that you will involved in either as an organizer, a spectator or a participant... So... things like a sports tournament, a fishing tournament, an art event, a bake sale, etc. Try to finish the first portion of the assignment today. The websites you will need to complete this assignment can be found at:
No Dinx
CreativeBlog

Tuesday April 3, 2018 - Wednesday April 4, 2018 - We will finish up our MS Word Tables assignment. If you are done, let me know and I will advise you if you are missing anything.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 - Thursday March 29, 2018 - We will work on the MS Word Tables assignment.

Tuesday March 27, 2018 - Today we will have a tutorial on making tables in MS Word. Then we will start the tables assignment.

Friday March 23, 2018 - We will work on our Juice or other package label. Please remember to incorporate the knowledge learned from the three links below into your label redesign. Email me the .ai file and submit the rubrick when you are done.

Thursday March 22, 2018 - Today, we will look at "What makes an effective package label.
1. 6 Rules for Package Design that will Shine on the Shelf.
2. The Simple Guide to Designing an Effective Product Label [Infographic]
3. Ten Tips for Designing Awesome Packaging and Labels
Then, we will work on the juice package label project.
If you would rather create a package label for a different consumer good that a orange juice label, just discuss with me.

Tuesday March 20, 2018 - Wednesday March 21, 2018 - We will finish up the activiites from Monday.

Monday March 19, 2018 - We will continue with our lesson from the Thursday before the break.... which is as follows:
We will finish up the Setting Tabs assignment. We will also continue our look at Adobe Illustrator and start working on the Ninjas assignment.

Friday March 9, 2018 - We will be having one heck of a foosball tournament and catching up.

Thursday March 8, 2018 - We will learn about setting tabs and work on the Setting Tabs assignment.

Wednesday March 7, 2018 - We will complete the Hanging Indent assignment. We will start to learn about setting tabs and hopefully start that assignment.

Tuesday March 6, 2018 - We will have time to complete 42D and 42 E. We will start to learn about hanging indents in MS Word.

Monday March 5, 2018 - I will give you a bit of time to finish up your screwdriver and wrench. Then, we will switch back to MS Word and look at spacing rules and proofreading symbols. We will work on 42 D and 42E. Save as seperate files.

Friday March 2, 2018 - I will give you a bit of time to finish up the activity from yesterday. Then, we will do a tutorial on the Pathfinder tool as well as learn a few tricks with text. We will then start the screwdriver and the wrench assignment.

Thursday March 1, 2018 -
1)
I would like you to use your skills that you have learned to draw me AT LEAST TWO interesting tems such as:
a. a ball cap
b. a jet airliner
c. a piece of fruit such as a strawberry or an apple.
d. a tree or flowers
e. a car, truck, boat, or snowmobile.

f. a similar thing of your choice.

2) If time permits, we will then work on the wrench and screwdriver project. this will help you with using basic shapes to make more complex drawings.

Wednesday February 28, 2018 - We will start Adobe Illustrator. It is a great drawing software program. We will use it to do a lot of the graphics used in Marketing. We will start by drawing a scene... a home in fact with a yard.
NEXT, We will then have a tutorial on the Pathfinder tool as well as some little odds and ends such as fitting text to a path.

Tuesday February 27, 2018 - We will carry on from yesterday. We will learn how to create a footer, how to print preview and how to hook up the printer. Please submit your NAAM Restaurant assignments.

Monday February 26, 2018 - We will work on the NAAM Restaurant Assignment. Do your best to recreate this sheet. Type the content first. Second, do what it says in the little textboxes. Third, create the little textboxes and arrows. The font inside the textboxes is Times New Roman size 8. The NAAM logo can be obtained from the restaurant's website. right click on it and save to your z:/drive.

Thursday February 22, 2018 - Friday February 23, 2018 - I would like to show you the Horizontal Type Mask Tool and the Layer Styles. We will then work on the Sportscard assignment. Market yourself. Go online to look at other examples of the graphics and artwork with a sportscard. MOST if not all of the card should be created from scratch... you can't go out and get the graphics. Use the techniques you learned the other day on fonts and blending options. ALSO, use various shapes such as ovals, triangles, rectangles to present chunks of information such as name, position, etc.

Monday February 12, 2018 - Wednesday February 14, 2018 - Today I would like to finish up the Smoker Girl/Thinker Girl. Take your time on this, save lots, and remember to use other tools such as your blur tool to smooth, but not oversmooth some of the areas.
When this gets done, we will learn some new tools/technques and work on four assignments below, which I think you will enjoy:
a) Hair colouring - Do this once with a Human Being and then do entire assignment over again with an animal of your choice! ie: a dog, horse, cat, etc. Have fun.
b) Multiple Me
c) Paint My Face
d) Creating Images with Transparent Backgrounds
e) Photomerge

Friday February 8, 2018 - Today, we will finish the 9 of Me assignment. We will then learn how the Clone tool, Blur tool, Dodge and Burn tools work. We will then start the Clone Tool assignment.

Thursday February 7, 2018 - Today I would like to teach you how to use the magnetic lasso tool and the lasso tool. We will also work with the add to selection and subtract from selection. We will have some fun learning new filters and how to mess around with the various adjustments. We will then start the 9 of Me assignment.

Wednesday February 6, 2018 - Today we will learn about our first selection tool - the Magic Wand tool. We will learn how to inverse selections as well as how to resize and crop images. I would like you to complete the assignment (reading carefully of course) with the wooden man and the man on the dessert. I would then like you to do the exact same assignment, but with two or more pictures of your own.

Tuesday February 5, 2018 - Today we will start to learn Photoshop. We will learn about the main parts of the screen, the pallettes, layers, flattening images, etc.

Monday February 4, 2018 - Today was a late start day, so we did not have a class.

Friday February 2, 2018 - Today, I would like you to email me the "I'm an Awesome Person" assignment. When you are finished, please email me the link or the attachment (depending on how you created this) to beats27@gmail.com. Please include a subject line that includes your full name and the assignment name. ie: Sally Smith is an Awesome Person.
Also today, we are going to start our Adobe Photoshop unit. We will do two things today:
1) I have a photo of me you can have fun with experimenting.
2) We will learn the basics of Photoshop and discuss layers. If all goes well, we will start an assignment with this.

Thursday February 1, 2018 - We will work on 'm an Awesome Person Assignment Do your best in my absence. Remember to explain as best you can, make it creative, and colourful. Remember to save to your Z/drive and NOT "My Documents".
We will add the Room 118 printer to our profile. If you wish to set this printer as your default printer, go to Printers and Faxes or Printers and Devices (depending on your system) and right-click on the 118 printer and select Default Printer. Please don't print to my room when you are in another class and I have a class in my room.

When you are finished, please email me the link or the attachment (depending on how you created this) to beats27@gmail.com. Please include a subject line that includes your full name and the assignment name. ie: Sally Smith is an Awesome Person.

Wednesday January 31, 2018 - Turns out, today is a snowday.

Tuesday January 30, 2018 - Please remember your course outline signed by your parents or guardians. Today, we will learn about hierarchies and how they relate to folder/file management. Then, we also will go on the computer to set up our folders in our accounts.
Today, we will talk a bit about file and folder management. We will organize our z:/drives. We will then work on the I'm an Awesome Person Assignment. Remember to save to your Z/drive and NOT "My Documents".
We will add the Room 118 printer to our profile. If you wish to set this printer as your default printer, go to Printers and Faxes or Printers and Devices (depending on your system) and right-click on the 118 printer and select Default Printer. Please don't print to my room when you are in another class and I have a class in my room.


Monday January 29, 2018 -
Welcome to BTT1O0. Today, we will look at an introduction to the course, class rules, lab rules, and then have some fun icebreaker games. If time permits, we will learn about hierarchies and how they relate to folder/file management. Then, we also will go on the computer to set up our folders in our accounts.


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