Category Archives: Info Tech 9

ICT 9: Fake News

After completing the in-class activity, answer the following questions in a blog post:

  1. What is fake news?
  2. What are ways to help you detect fake news? Name at least 5 hints or strategies.

ICT 9: Phone Addiction

First watch the documentary called “Addicted to your phone?” on CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/episodes/2017-2018/addicted-to-your-phone

Next create a blog post and respond to the following questions:

  • What is the documentary about?
  • In what ways were you able to relate to this video
  • What did you learned from the documentary? Name 3 surprising things.
  • What could you do if you or somebody close to you were addicted to their devices?

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome back to a new school year! Hope everybody had a safe and relaxing summer but now ready to grind our gears!!!

Mr. Kam’s Schedule in Room 142 (unless specified otherwise):

  • Block 1-1: Programming 11/12, Applied Digital Design 11/12, Digital Media Development 12
  • Block 1-2: Programming 11/12, Applied Digital Design 11/12, Digital Media Development 12
  • Block 1-3: Computer Studies 10 (formerly Programming 10) and Info Tech 9
  • Block 1-4: Computer Studies 10 and Info Tech 9
  • Block 2-1: Marketing and Entrepreneurship 8 (Business 8)
  • Block 2-2: Marketing and Entrepreneurship 8 (Business 8)
  • Block 2-4: Career-Life Education (formerly Planning 10) in Room 135

Office Hours:

  • Tutorial (8:35 – 8:55) by Appointment (ckam@vsb.bc.ca)
    • Day 1/1A and Day 2: Room 142
    • Day 2A: Room 134
  • Block 2-3 in Room 134

Happy New School Year 2017-18!!!

I would like to take this time to welcome you back to a new school year and to welcome you to our course website.

This year, I am extremely excited to teach Business 8, Programming 10-12, and Planning 10 and to learn the names of all the new faces at Kitsilano Secondary! 😮 This is my first year at this school but I have over 10 years of classroom teaching experience from John Oliver and Windermere Secondary School, where I have taught business education, computer science, digital media and mathematics. I look forward to get to know all of you better.

In addition, if you are interested in starting a school club or team, come see me. I am a strong believer of building strong student leadership through community involvements and initiatives. In the mean time, please make sure to bookmark and check this website regularly because its contents get updated regularly. 🙂

– Mr. Kam

Social Media: http://facebook.com/kamsensei

IT 10: Scratch Assignment 3 – Platformer

The current game allows the cat the move left and right, jump when it’s on a platform, and drop when nothing is underneath it.

Task: Modify the game with the following things:

  1. Include an intro screen with three stages and winning screen. The intro screen should transition into the first stage after 2-5 seconds or after start button is pressed.
  2. At each stage, there is a flag. If the cat touches the flag, it advances to the next stage. The cat advances to winning screen after it touches third-stage flag.
  3. The cat start each stage at a fixed position.
  4. Include at least one of the following: (1) lava, (2) spikes, or (3) enemy — with a natural consequence.

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IT 10: PC for University

Scenario: Your cousin has just moved out to study marketing at Simon Fraser University. He plans to buy a brand new computer for his school work, but he can only spend $650 (before tax). He asks for your help to choose one.

Task: With a partner, you will help your cousin research computers that meet his needs. Continue reading

Article: Vancouver facing shortfall of talent to fill tech jobs (Vancouver Sun)

Full Story: http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2015/03/24/vancouver-facing-shortfall-of-talent-to-fill-tech-jobs-that-are-coming-report-shows

Vancouver will have more than 15,500 tech job openings between now and 2019, a recent report shows, which will intensify an already competitive job market that has companies fighting to attract new talent and keep employees from heading south of the border.  Continue reading

IT 10: Scratch Project

For this project, you will be planning, creating, and publishing a Scratch game of your choice. This game should push the limits of your programming abilities and reflect what you could do with minimal teacher assistance. The game will be evaluated by random peers in your class.

You will undergo the three stages of game development: pre-production, production, and post-production. Continue reading