Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Welcome Back!

I don't know about you kids, but I'm very excited about today. I always loved September and getting back to school after such a long break. Even as a grown-up, I have problems sleeping during Labor Day Weekend because I'm just so pumped about starting class again.

For those of you who are curious about what we're going to focus on in the lab for the first little while; I've just put the finishing touches on the introductory units that we'll be working on during the first two months of school.

From kindergarten right on up to grade six, the focus is on microcomputer hardware. The bits of metal and plastic that make up the trusty machines that live in the lab, in our homes, and in businesses around the world. During first term, we'll sing songs, make models, watch videos, and have a great time learning about technology.

If you'd like a teeny preview of what's to come, check out this video (originally posted by a Youtuber called lipunkscene). It's a wonderful overview of the history of the computer that was made by a student. Honestly, I couldn't have said it better myself...

The original video can be found on Youtube.


Nikole P.H said...

WOW!! Did you see the original apples??? They are soo outdated!!! I mean look how technology has changed in the past centuray or so!! And we think if we have a 2006 cpu were outdated! well imagin having one the orignal apples or he very 1st cpu!! Wow are we lucky just to have a 200 cpu! Best youtube video ever!!

Roxy Bromley said...

Did you know that our school has an external disk drive that works with Apple II?

Check it out the next time you're in the lab. It's on the yellow shelf by the SmartBoard.

roy said...

I'm going to compare the richchead
cheese version with the original version.

original version:
mood: happy, excited
tempo: fast
instrumentation: bass,drums,keyboard,guiter and voice
dynamics: loud

richchead cheese version:
instrumentation: bass,keyboard
dynamics: slow and quiet