Sunday, December 3, 2017

LET'S TALK ABOUT CHRISTMAS

3At 3Di ASSIGNMENT: AUDIO PODCAST




Assignment
Work in pairs. Choose 10 questions from this worksheet:




Interview each other. Write down the questions and the answers. We’ll correct them in class.
Then record the interview and publish it on the class Padlet

Find the rubric (griglia di valutazione) here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YzUpdeM9UAzfvb6KBQ9oxdEUmfuQfnQX

Saturday, December 2, 2017

4At 4Di 5At 5Di VIDEO ASSIGNMENT



VIDEO  ASSIGNMENT

Each member of the group has to answer all the questions. The group leader writes down all the answers in a Word document. I’ll correct it in class. Then the group creates a video or an animation and publishes it on the class Padlet. 

Rubric to assess the video assignment:

Group 1  
Say how technology has changed in your lifetime.
What do you think has been the most important new invention in the last 100 years? Why?
Are there any new gadgets that you really want to get? Why?
What do you think will be the next biggest technological advance?
What is your favorite piece of technology you own? Why?
How will computers change in the future?

Group 2  
Is there a piece of technology that you really want that doesn’t exist? (i.e. flying cars, teleportation, etc.). Explain
Give some examples of technology that have made the world worse.
What do you think is the most important thing that humans have created? Why?
Do you like new gadgets or do you prefer to use technology you are comfortable with?
What are the possibilities of technology in clothing?

Group 3 
What is the future of transportation?
Do you get excited by new technology? What kinds of technology interest you?
When you get a new product, do you read the instruction manual? Or do you just figure it out?
How much time do you spend online each week? Is it too much time, or a reasonable amount?
What are some of your favorite websites? What can you do on them?

Group 4 
How do you feel if you forget your mobile phone and leave it somewhere?
Which electronics brands do you trust most? Are you loyal to one brand?
Are you an early adopter? Do you like to have cutting edge technology? Are there any disadvantages to buying the latest product?

Group 5 
Do you read e-books? What are their advantages and disadvantages when compared with paper books?
Is there an electronic product you want these days? What is it?
Do you play computer games? What do you say to people who believe they are a waste of time?
What crazy future technology are you looking forward to? For example, flying cars or personal robots.

Group 6  
Many science fiction movies present a dark vision of the future. Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future of humanity?
How has technology changed education methods?
Can technology fix global warming? How?
How would you define “robot”?
How do we currently use robots? Give some examples
Is it possible to give Artificial Intelligence (AI) to robots?

Group 7 
Are you scared of how much information Internet companies such as Google have about you? Why? Why not?
Has a computer virus ever caused problems for you? What steps do you take to protect your data and privacy?
What are some of the greatest achievements and inventions of mankind? 





5At 5Di ASSIGNMENT: WRITE AN ARTICLE FOR A WEBZINE


Write an article for a webzine. The article must contain pics,  video and links. Use Adobe Spark Page. Publish your article on the class Padlet

You can find the learning material here:

TOPICS

Explain why e-safety is necessary and why data should be kept confidential

How personal data can be gathered by unauthorized people and how we can protect against this

Describe a number of malware issues

Describe potential health and safety issues relating to using computers

Describe emerging technologies (3D printing, cellular communications, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, biometrics, cloud computing, computer-assisted translation, robotics, wearable computing, virtual reality), how they work and what they are used for

Evaluate the impact of emerging technologies on individuals, organizations, the environment and medicine

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of storing data in the cloud

Explain how technology is used in e-business and evaluate the impact of technology on e-business, society and learning

Discuss how organizations mine data

Evaluate how social networking has changed social patterns

Describe video-conferencing and the hardware and software used

Monday, November 27, 2017

4At 4Di ASSIGNMENT: WRITE A TRAVEL JOURNAL




Write the diary of your journey to the UK and the USA, in which you tell what you saw, did and learned. 

Use this tool to proofread your diary: https://gradeproof.com
To check the pronunciation, use this tool: https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/

You can download pics here: flicker.com. Make sure you download copyright-free pictures

To write your travel diary you can choose one of these web tools
ATAVIST, ADOBE SPARK PAGE, SWAY, SMORE, GOOGLE SITES, WEEBLY, GLOGSTER. You can find the tutorials here:
https://www.thinglink.com/scene/847182984896315394

Publish your travel diary on the class Padlet.

You can find the presentation rubric here (griglia di valutazione):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UvAJ5ffA0ZUaBp3TlpJarcuPCEkdLxJf


To learn about the USA:
To learn about the UK: 

Friday, August 25, 2017

3At 3Di ASSIGNMENT: CREATE A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION