Theory

Introduction to ergonomics – some pics to generate discussion

I was thinking about how I was going to introduce ergonomics to my students. I had the definition and examples of ergonomically-designed devices and furniture…but something was still missing. I wanted to show them how a bad workspace impacts the human body. I remembered some ads I had seen before and a quick search online …

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Word of the Week – 100 words download bundle

Here it is! One hundred terms for Computer Applications Technology! Enjoy this complete 100-word bundle of printable “Word of the Week” posters from Michelle Meyer. Michelle has tirelessly and relentlessly pursued the task of creating a computer technology-related term poster for Computer Applications Technology teachers and students for every single week of the year. Not …

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Motherboard zoom-in

Here is an excerpt from one of my lessons on the Motherboard. Instead of just labelling the motherboard, I used PowerPoint, image cropping and the morph transition to create a zooming-in experience of a motherboard with colour-coded labels and outlines. Free copy to download.

Practical Theory 1 – The Information Processing Cycle

I thought I should try teach “theory” a little differently today. Now, it’s no secret that I despise the word “theory” and my colleagues and students know it too.  I, too, despise rote learning and spitting out the textbook back onto the page where the student has merely proven that they have memorised the words …

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Collaborative Crossword Puzzle

Another great example of teacher collaboration. With an online MS Excel document, I typed out a whole bunch of various words used in Computer Applications Technology. I then shared the document publicly and various teachers contributed definitions. I then converted the list to import into the free Eclipse Crossword application and made a huge crossword …

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