Sunday, 15 November 2009

ITGS

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  2. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=978218

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  3. Hi guys
    I am posting here some websites that may be of your interest. Feel free to browse them.

    Interesting Website:
    http://obvious.pt/en/


    ITGS Syllabus:
    http://pkafkarkou.wordpress.com/itgs-syllabus/

    ITGS Wiki, space for students and teachers:
    http://www.ruthtrumpold.id.au/itgswiki/pmwiki.php/


    ITGS Command Terms, and more: discussion, history and you can sign in as well:
    http://itgs.wikispaces.com/command+terms

    Dabrook / ITGS:
    http://dabrook.org/itgs/

    ITGS overview:
    http://teachers.colonelby.com/cbaird/itgs.htm

    This is for you Will, wired and facebook:
    http://www.wired.co.uk/Search-Results.aspx?q=facebook

    This is for you Andrew:
    http://www.wired.co.uk/Search-Results.aspx?q=medical%20database

    an overview for you Josh:
    http://www.wired.co.uk/news.aspx

    And Hiral, I know they may look like dated, but these you tube tutorials are really helpful to introduce you to Access:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JrZ0s9LjFY&feature=related

    Hope it helps...
    Mr Souza

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  4. And guys, I do think it is a good idea to take part of the THESTUDENTROOM website, in order to share ideas an information about what you are doing and what is happening around the world...
    Give it a try!

    Thx

    Mr Souza

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  5. More up to date information:

    Information technology in a global society (ITGS) SL & HL

    The IB offers both an SL and an HL ITGS course. One stated aim of this course is to “develop an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of new technologies as methods of expanding our knowledge of the world at the local and global level”. ITGS is not a classical computer course where students learn to use different application software or programming; rather, it is a course that attempts to integrate social and ethical issues related to an IT system with different areas of impact.

    Requirements for SL (for first exams in 2007):

    * External assessment: 2 exam papers (3 hours), counts 70% of the final mark
    * Internal assessment: one project composed of a product, report and log book

    Requirements for HL (for first exams in 2007):

    * External assessment: 3 exam papers (4 hours), counts 80% of the final mark
    * Internal assessment: 3 portfolio essays (800-1000 words) and one extension to a portfolio (800-1000 words)

    Practical computer work is conducted while researching for the project at Standard Level. At the Higher Level students create a portfolio of analysed articles one of which is extended to include first hand research of the topic.

    We will talk about it during our next meeting...

    Regards,

    Mr Souza

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  6. ESSAYS

    Examples of Essay that you can access, read and reflect about:

    http://itgs.wikispaces.com/Portfolio+Class+Essay+Feb07

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  7. ESSAY Update:
    1. You must only discuss ONE SOLUTION! not give a list of possiblities.
    2. Do not include bullet points or hyperlinks in the essay.
    3. Do not list anything under resources if it has not been cited in the main body of the text as a footnote or as an author, date citation eg (Lindsay, 2006)
    4. There is still a lot of work to do.

    I suggest you pretend you are writing an article for a top IT magazine. The readers of this magazine are tech savvy generally but do not know a lot about what you are writing. Therefore keep the writing slick but informative!


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  8. A reminder that ALL resources listed must be used to construct your essay. You must refer to each one of them somewhere in the text via footnote or (Lindsay, 2006) author/date style. I suggest the latter is best.

    Mr Souza

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  9. And Josh, this may help if you are looking for a Portfolio Topic:

    http://delicious.com/julielindsay/ITGSarticle?page=1


    Mr Souza

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  10. Hi guys
    lots to do
    lots to read...
    I'd like you to have a look at the first Chapter - in slide show - from GOF (Gift of Fire)
    Follow the web address:

    http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/faculty/giftfire/

    You can use your time on Thursday to go through it and we will discuss about it on Saturday.

    Regards,

    Mr Souza

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  11. THE WORLD IS FLAT
    Thomas L. Friedman

    this is a web link for another important book that you may read at some point and we are going to make some tasks from it:

    http://wikisummaries.org/The_World_Is_Flat

    Regards,

    Mr Souza

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  12. And Andrew???
    where are you as a "follower" of this blog???

    ;)

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  14. Hi guys...
    this is the book that I hope will improve our overal performance:

    EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES
    THE ZERO TOLERANCE
    APPROACH TO PUNCTUATION
    !
    LYNNE TRUSS

    Hope it is ok!!!

    Mr Souza

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  16. Hello guys,
    hope you all have a good Sunday and enjoyed the Christmas Parade!
    I am posting some more information about assessment and examinations to up to date you:


    ASSESSMENT / EXAMINATIONS:


    External Assessment - Consists of 3 examination papers:

    * Paper 1 - consists of 4 short answer questions (20% - HL, 25% - SL)

    * Paper 2 - students have to answer 3 out of 4 questions (HL) or 3 from 6 (SL), which will be directly related to the impact of IT on society (35% - HL, 45% - SL)

    * Paper 3 - consists of one long question related to a case study (25% - HL only)

    Internal Assessment

    * A portfolio consisting of 3 pieces of written work each piece analysing the social and ethical issues of a particular news article relating to an IT system with one piece extended by students interviewing stakeholders and commenting on their point of view (20% - HL only)

    * A project consisting of three parts (product, report and log book) which will produce a solution to a problem, with a written report on how it was produced and a log book to chronologically document the steps taken (30% - SL only)

    KNOWLEDGE CONTENT:

    * Develop an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of new technologies as methods of expanding our knowledge of the world at the local and global level

    * Promote understanding of the social significance of information technology for individuals, communities and organisations

    * Analyse and evaluate the ethical considerations arising from the widespread use of information technology at the local and global level

    * Recognise that people can hold diverse opinions about the impact of information technology on individuals and societies

    SKILLS CONTENT:

    * Understand and critically examine the global impacts of IT developments

    * Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the social and ethical implications of IT systems and developments at the local, global and national level

    * Analyse and evaluate the social and ethical implications of IT developments

    * Analyse and evaluate relevant examples of the global impact of IT in a portfolio of individually researched studies

    * Express ideas clearly and coherently with supporting arguments and examples

    * Design and apply IT solutions to a problem set in a social context through a project

    * Demonstrate an ability to synthesise and reflect on ideas

    * Demonstrate an ability to project the global impacts of IT developments

    * Research, analyse and evaluate relevant material and examples including ‘real-life' global and local interactions.

    Thank you

    Mr Souza

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  17. THE PARTIAL ON LINE VIEW FROM
    A GIFT OF FIRE

    http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GcBaS87q74gC&dq=a+gift+of+fire&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=Rt9muMJb7c&sig=759qq6HBJv-jZuHW-5N99VNrJ0s&hl=en&ei=ROUTS7SDE4-j4QbDieyMBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=&f=false

    Tks

    Mr Souza

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  18. hey something about privacy :)
    http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=1299107&m=1299108

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  20. Hello Hiral
    Thank you for the post.

    Hope you can catch up last activity (Monday) with the guys.

    Mr Souza

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  21. MOCK EXAMS 2010

    And...

    I am just posting some websites to help you with your mock exams to come - 2nd week January 2010. Have a look at them and prepare yourself as much as you can:

    http://itgsonline.com/?cat=37

    https://itgs.wikispaces.com/page/code/Grade12

    the case study from May/November 2009:
    http://www.wolfert.nl/riss/ip/uploads/downloads/IB%20ICT%20ITGS%20Case%20Study.pdf

    ITGS PAPER 2 - 2006 - SL
    http://www.globaljaya.net/secondary/IT/ITGS12/Shared%20Documents/ITGS_SL_paper2_Nov_06.pdf

    ITGS PAPER 2 - 2006 - HL
    http://www.globaljaya.net/secondary/IT/ITGS12/Shared%20Documents/ITGS_HL_paper2_Nov_06.pdf

    ITGS Subject Main Page (very good):
    http://www.bisnet.or.id/vle/course/view.php?id=274

    Enjoy it!
    Mr Souza

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  22. Examples of
    PAPER 2 TOPICS:

    PAPER 2 TOPICS

    Business and Employment

    • Use of Internet to do non-work related activities
    • Monitoring employees
    • Online banking
    • Consumer records being viewable on e-commerce sites
    • Booking travel arrangements online

    Education

    • Webcams in classrooms and other locations
    • Libraries use automated services and employees to respond to requests submitted online
    • Laptops in classrooms (mobile computer labs)
    • E-learning
    • Computerized library catalogue and borrowing system

    Health

    • Telemedicine
    • Collection of DNA samples and stored in a relational database
    • Videoconferencing to conduct physical or psychological exams
    • Web medical databases
    • Robot-assisted surgery

    Arts, Entertainment, Leisure

    • Computer game rooms
    • Peer-to-Peer Networking
    • 3G phones (camera phones)
    • Virtual characters
    • IT based gaming

    Science and Environment

    • Disposal of hazardous computer components
    • Forecasting weather
    • Uses of IT in cars (wireless communication, navigation systems, and biometrics)
    • Using robots to help those with disabilities
    • Using automatic monitoring systems to collect data on water levels in rivers



    Politics and Government

    • Voting electronically
    • Governments store information about visitors on computers
    • Facial-recognition technology in airports
    • GPS (how it operates and its uses)
    • E-voting

    PAPER 1 TOPICS

    • Children’s use of Internet
    • Client-server networks
    • Relational databases
    • Intellectual property rights
    • Teenage use of Internet
    • Encryption
    • Database for student records (integrity, back/ups, breaches of security)
    • China restrictions on Internet
    • Viruses and worms
    • SPAM
    • Freeware v. shareware
    • Open source software
    • Robot to assist elderly
    • Credit card fraud
    • How companies obtain mailing addresses and email addresses
    • GUIs v. command driven interfaces
    • Telecommuting
    • Photo editing
    • Wireless LANs
    • Internet telephony
    • IT crime – specifically, phishing scams

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  23. And

    STUDENT FORUM
    http://www.studentforums.biz/index.php?PHPSESSID=9abfe80486a00569ba064e1758cfe9df&board=15.0

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  24. This is how your mock exams will look like:

    Upper Sixth


    SL: Paper 1 x 1 hour and Paper 2 x 2 hours
    HL: Paper 1 x 1 hour and Paper 2 x 2 hours and Paper 3 x 1 hour


    And Lower Sixth


    SL: Paper 1 x 1 hour and Paper 2 x 2 hours

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  25. Very well done on your task about internet policies... on Saturday 04/12/2009.

    Mr Souza

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  26. EXAM REVISION GUIDELINES
    (from 2007 but it is worth a look):

    https://itgs.wikispaces.com/Exam+Revision+Guidelines+Jan07

    Mr Souza

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  27. Dear students
    it was nice to see you all this Saturday.
    have a good holidays
    enjoy Christmas
    have a great new year
    and... lots of reading and studying.

    See you all next year!

    Mr Souza

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  29. Yes Hiral... but prepare yourself for the Mock Exams paper 1 and 2 - do as much as old papers as you can find on line... I pasted some addresses in one of the last posts here...

    All I want you to do - you all - is to try to make as many old papers as you can - and think about the COMMAND TERMS - AREAS OF IMPACT and SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES.

    I have placed lots of information for you here in the blog... it is just a matter of discipline and effort now to get ready for mock exams...

    And Josh
    You have to have your topic decided already when we come back... and we all must start to think about the INTERVIEW bit - that I also gave information for you here in the blog about how to set up the intervies and example of questions...

    Any doubts... please email me or post.

    Tks

    Mr Souza

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  30. And Andrew???
    where are you as a follower?
    I dont see you...

    Mr Souza

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  31. hi sir
    hope u r well
    i am doing my itgs project at the mo and think i am close to finishing the database. Apart from tables, forms, queires and reports is there anything else u feel i should add?

    hey evry1 else =)
    xx

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  32. Hi Hiral...
    Hope u had a great Christmas time. Sorry for the delay to answer as I have been abroad.
    But anyway
    I think it is fine with the information u said already. Dont forget the important thing that is your notebook.
    Have a great New Year and I will see you all soon.

    Mr Souza

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  33. Hello guys... and Happy New Year!

    I hope you had an amazing time and I am looking forward to seeing you back.

    Mr Souza

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  34. Guide for interview:

    http://itgs.wikispaces.com/Interview

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  35. Paper example:

    http://www.celestearms.com/itgs.html

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  36. Sir:
    As school is closed tomorrow, when would u like to see me regarding my ITGS project?
    Do you come in on Fridays? If you do I could see you between 1.45-4.30, providing school is open.
    However, if you don't work on Friday then after mocks? Thursday 28th Jan 9.10am?

    Hiral

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  37. Hi Hiral... I am sorry I dont do Fridays and I am not sure if school is open.
    I guess we can meet up some point Monday? because after mocks will be too late to talk about it...

    Let's try to find some time on Monday. Let me know when you can do it and I will meet you.

    Mr Souza

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  39. To LOWER 6TH - YEAR 12

    Charlie and Matt
    Try to find some examples of PAPER 1 on line, apart of the one I gave you, for your practicing and I will try to meet you on Monday for a quick chat... if any problems let me know please...

    Mr Souza

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  40. Ok Hiral
    Deal

    See you there then...

    Mr Souza

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  41. Hope you have a nice time during your mock exams.

    Mr Souza

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  42. TO LOWER 6TH
    In my absence TUESDAY - 19/01
    Answer Paper 1
    Pay special attention in the COMMAND TERMS.

    I will see you Wednesday for our 2 lessons and we will talk through your answers + IT Systems.

    Mr Souza

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  43. TO HL UPPER 6TH:

    For our next lesson on Monday 25/01 - I want you to bring your questions, interviews, answers, talking, recordings... whatever you have regarding to your PORTFOLIO EXTENSION INTERVIEW.

    We will talk through it and decide further steps.

    tks
    Mr Souza


    p.s.
    folow again the interview tip's link:
    http://itgs.wikispaces.com/Interview

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  44. Grade Comparison, so you will know what it is about:


    ITGS Grade:
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    Mark range
    0-10
    11-21
    22-32
    33-44
    45-56
    57-68
    69-100


    Mr Souza

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  45. Hiral
    this is the web address for the FIRST FORMAL INTERVIEW
    AND LOG BOOK ENTRY:
    http://dabrook.org/itgs/project/first-formal-interview-with-client-log-book-entry-recording/

    Have a look!
    Mr Souza

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  46. hi sir
    next lesson
    would you be able to give me a printed syllabus?
    hiral

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  47. Certainly Hiral.
    Or you can print it yourself from:

    http://pkafkarkou.wordpress.com/itgs-syllabus/


    this one is with references to books THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE READ LAST YEAR!!! :)

    Let me know if you still need it.

    Mr Souza

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  48. REMINDING YOU FOR MONDAY:

    HAVE A LOOK AT THIS WEBSITE AND BRING YOUR "QUESTIONS" + WHATEVER YOU HAVE REGARDING YOUR PORTFOLIO EXTENSION INTERVIEW:

    LINK:
    http://itgs.wikispaces.com/Interview


    See you all on Monday.

    Mr Souza

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  49. TO LOWER 6TH:
    Charlie, please catch up lesson from last Wednesday with Matt as you have tasks for next lesson on Tuesday.

    And if you have any free time, please come and see me.

    thanx

    Mr Souza

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  50. To UPPER 6th:

    THE CASE STUDY FOR PAPER 3 IS ABOUT
    PODCAST.

    Good luck for you all!

    Mr Souza

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  51. Write headlines using the following words:

    ANSI
    Artificial Inteligence
    Backup
    Bandwidth
    Bitmap
    byte
    CD-ROM
    client-server
    code of conduct
    CAD
    cracker
    database
    defragment
    DTP
    download
    ITGS
    IB
    fiber optics
    firewall
    flat-file
    GIF
    freeware
    GUI
    HTML
    hypertext
    information highway


    +

    Will, Andrew and Josh - I want to see your questions regading to your interview. If you need come and see me before Thursday for that.

    Hiral - come and see me if you need anything regarding to log book or report.

    Regards,

    Mr Souza

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  52. FOR UPPER 6TH

    YOU NEED TO REVISE COMMAND TERMS PLEASE.
    Follow the link:

    http://itgs.wikispaces.com/command+terms

    Regards,

    Mr Souza

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  53. TO LOWER 6TH:
    CHARLIE:
    EXTRA TIME ON WEDNESDAY (27 JAN) FOR PORTFOLIO.

    CHARLIE AND MATT:
    READ 4.1.1 AND 4.1.2 FROM A GIFT OF FIRE FOR NEXT TUESDAY 02 FEB 2010.

    Let's start to FILTER our ideas...

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  54. TO LLOWER 6TH

    COMPUTER CONFLUENCE WEBSITE:

    http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_beekman_compconf_6/16/4327/1107896.cw/index.html

    Tks

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  55. THE IB ITGS PORTFOLIO

    Introduction

    Your portfolio will consist of three pieces of work, each based on a different news item, and produced as a result of your own research and discussion. The use of a news item as the basis of the piece of work is to encourage you to examine the impact of IT on everyday events at the local, national and global level. The emphasis is on the social and ethical considerations that arise from the widespread use of IT in society. Use the same methods for analyzing these social impacts and ethical considerations of IT that we use in class.
    Requirements

    Your portfolio will consist of three pieces of written work. Each piece of work must be based on a different area of impact:

    1. Business and employment
    2. Education
    3. Health
    4. Arts, entertainment and leisure
    5. Science and the environment
    6. Politics and government

    Each piece should be 800 - 1000 words in length, although the list of references at the end is not included in the word count. Each piece must be based on a news item published not more than six months prior to the commencement of the course and must be written in English. You should select your own news items, although I can direct you to appropriate sources. Two of you may use the same news item for their stimulus material, but collaborative work is not allowed. News items used as the basis for class discussion must not be used for the individual piece of work. The news item can be taken from any published source (newspaper, journal, the Internet) and should be a short article or extract. Your piece of work must focus on the content and context presented in the news item. For example, if the news item is about the use of an IT system in a hospital and you identify social and ethical issues related to security and integrity of data, these must be examined in the context of a hospital as presented in the news item. The piece of work must not be a general discussion of these issues in any situation. The news item must be attached to the piece of work. If you use only selected parts of a longer article, these should be highlighted on the news item that we send to the coursework moderator. Unfortunately, a mark of zero gets awarded if the piece of work is not based on a news item.
    Presentation

    Each piece of work must address these assessment criteria:

    * A Presentation of the Issue
    * B The IT Background of the Issue
    * C The Impact of the Issue
    * D Solutions to Problems Arising from the Issue
    * E Selection and Use of Sources
    * F Expression of Ideas Relevant to the Social Issue

    These assessment criteria headings above must be used as sub-headings in each of the pieces of work which is included in the portfolio. This method enables you to present your work in a structured and coherent way.

    Each news item may raise one or more social or ethical issues related to an IT system and you should present these issues in the first section. It is essential that you relate the issues to the specific context presented in the news item. Not every news item will present both social and ethical issues but across the three pieces of work in the portfolio you must ensure that both social and ethical issues are examined. You must always make it clear which area of impact (see above) the news item is linked to.

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  56. (cont.)

    In the second section, you present the IT background of the issue, referring to concepts, developments and trends in IT.

    In the third section, you consider the impact of the issue on society. This may be at the local, national or global level depending on the focus of the news item. The use of IT in a particular area is likely to bring both advantages and disadvantages which the news item may or may not discuss directly. You should consider both advantages and disadvantages. It is important that you identify at least one problem related to the use of IT in this area of impact because this leads into the next section.

    In the fourth section, you look for two solutions to one problem identified in the previous section. At least one of these solutions must be IT related.

    It is essential that you undertake further research into the issues raised by the news item and a minimum of three other sources in addition to the news item should be used. You should place a list of these further resources in the last section.
    Record Keeping

    Each portfolio piece must be presented in chronological order. The following information must be provided for each piece:

    * Title
    * Date completed
    * Area of impact to which the piece is related
    * Number of words

    Practise your first portfolio reports using this instruction sheet.

    Find a template for a portfolio write-up here
    THE PORTFOLIO EXTENSION
    Introduction

    The extension to the portfolio consists of an interview undertaken to investigate an issue raised in one of the portfolio pieces. You will be expected to relate the results of the interview to your research in the original portfolio piece. The structured interview can be conducted using a range of methods such as personal interview, responses by e-mail, phone or fax. Where appropriate, you may wish to conduct more than one interview and compare the different perspectives.
    Requirements

    The portfolio extension should be 800 to 1 000 words in length. This does not include the appendix. It consists of a report and an appendix that contains the questionnaire and the summary of the interview(s) (transcript with questions and answers, summary of responses, quotes). You are allowed to determine the most appropriate format for reporting the interview. The summary of the interview must include a header with the name of the person interviewed, qualification/position, name/address of organization, date/place of interview.

    As a result of the interview, you may wish to interview up to two other individuals who are knowledgeable about the issue and may contribute supportive or conflicting views. Full transcripts are not necessary for these. You should provide fully referenced summaries and quotes to support your findings. If the portfolio extension is obviously greater than the word limit, the external moderation will be based on the first 1 000 words.
    Presentation

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  57. (cont.)

    The portfolio extension includes:

    * a cover sheet that clearly identifies the portfolio title and the issue being addressed
    * a report addressing the assessment criteria
    * an appendix containing the summary of the interview(s).

    The report must be written using the marking criteria headings:

    * Introduction
    Introduce the issue and the interview here, not in the next section. State who the interviewee(s) is/are, his/her/their qualifications and why the choice is appropriate. No more than 100 words.
    * N. Discussion and analysis of the interview (3 marks)
    Discuss the interview and refer to the summary of the interview with an extensive analysis. Not just a summary, a discussion. In depth analysis, grouping and contrasting views and supporting examples. This is easier when there is more than one interview.
    * O. Reflection on the interview (4 marks)
    Give an extensive reflection on ideas arising from the interview and apply them to the portfolio research item with supportive examples, and establish new relationships with the previous work (e.g. a changed perception of an impact, a new appreciation of a side effects of a possible solution or a new solution not considered before).
    * P. Projection of broader implications from the interview and portfolio research (4 marks)
    There should be an extensive projection of the implications as a result of the interview and the portfolio research with supportive examples. This is your opinion of the future implications, all of which must be supported with evidence from the research or interview(s).

    You also receive marks (but do not need a section) for:

    * The interview process (appropriateness of the choice of the interviewee, appropriateness of the interview questions, comprehensive record of the interview(s)) (7 marks)
    * Quality of communication (2 marks)
    Show you can express arguments in a coherent and structured manner.

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  58. TO LOWER 6TH - ACTIVITY FOR TUESDAY:

    IT SYSTEMS

    What are computer systems, how are they used, how are they abused, why have they become so important so quickly and is their widespread use that desirable?

    1. What is the value of information?
    * This task requires you to start a word processed document called The Value of Information. Use sources such as Wikipedia if necessary. Divide your document into these sections:
    1. What is the military importance of information? Research the Battle of Toulouse (1814) and the Battle of New Orleans (1812). Summarize the impact of the slow arrival of information in these cases. Similarly, in one or a few sentences, summarize the impact of the Zimmermann telegram and the Enigma machine on the outcome of the First and Second World Wars.
    2. What is the cultural importance of information? Try to research aboriginal Australian songlines and summarize their value in a society without writing.
    3. How economically valuable is information these days? Skim read this research paper. In your document, note three things that strike you from the report. Also define what the pupose of the Abstract is and describe how the author is referring to other people's work.
    4. How personally valuable is information? Summarize this news report in as few words as possible. Similarly for this story about recent loss of data in the U. K

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  59. Ethics in Computing:

    http://ethics.csc.ncsu.edu/


    Mr Souza

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  60. TO LOWER 6TH

    IB ITGS THEORY WORK 1: SYSTEM FUNDAMENTALS

    PLEASE,
    BOOKMARK THIS WEBSITE AS WE WILL BE DOING SOME WORK FROM HERE THROUGH THE YEAR:

    http://www.digitalist.org/ITGS/theory/01_hardware/01_hardware.htm

    Mr Souza

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  61. JOSH!!!!

    Where are your questions for your interview???

    Mr Souza

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  62. MY EMAIL:

    souzk001@hotmail.com

    where you can send me your work to.

    Mr Souza

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  63. HIRAL

    I sent an email for you twice, but they returned. Send an email to me please and so I will reply with what I've got.

    My email is
    souzk001@hotmail.com


    ASAP please

    Mr Souza

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  64. WILL

    where are your questions???
    I need to see them ASAP.
    Email them to me please
    Questions and Answers.

    I will be able to meet you on Tuesday at the School, after talking to Hiral 3ish???

    Mr Souza

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  65. Hey Sir,

    I apologise for the lateness of my reply,this is the first time I have checked the blog.

    I don't know why you haven't received my questionnaire, I sent it on friday afternoon, have just resent it to you though.

    Thanks for the offer meeting you tomorrow would be helpful, I'l be at school for 3 shall i meet you in the IT room?

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  66. TO UPPER 6TH

    Make sure you handle your work to me asap, to avoid further dropping in your marks.

    Regards,

    Mr Souza

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  67. As from Today 22/2/2010

    Hiral - no works presented
    Josh - no works presented
    Will - absent
    Andrew - just EE missing

    Regards,

    Mr Souza

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  68. From now on it is going to be your responsibility to handle me your work.

    Remember that I will mark you according to your efforts as well.

    Mr Souza

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  69. Hope everybody is happy
    and studying
    and reading
    and writing
    as you are supposed to...

    :)

    Mr Souza

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  70. To Matt:

    link for BBC article:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8556341.stm

    For next Tuesday.
    Find:
    SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
    AREAS OF IMPACT
    IT SYSTEMS

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  71. To Matt:

    link for the article:
    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-03/10/google-and-stephen-fry-attack-lords%27-copyright-amendment.aspx

    For Wednesday.
    Find:
    Social and Ethical Issue
    Area of Impact
    IT systems.


    Thank you

    Mr Souza

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  72. TO UPPER 6TH

    the lesson on Thursday will be based on the 2 PAPER 2 I gave you all (first 1 hour) and on the Case Study (last 1 hour). Please, refer to them before lesson time.

    Regards,

    Mr Souza

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  73. TO HIRAL AND JOSH


    YOU TWO HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY THIS WEEK (19/03/2010) TO GIVE ME ALL YOUR MISSING WORK - FROM INTERNAL ASSESSMENT - FOR MARKS. I CAN NOT WAIT ANYMORE. AFTER THIS FRIDAY I WILL MARK WHATEVER IS MISSING AS 0 (ZERO).

    YOUR WORK IS MORE THAN OVERDUE.

    Regards,

    Mr Souza

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  74. TO MATT:

    LINK
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/6182207.stm

    Mr Souza

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  75. TO MATT

    LINK:

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/india/Visiting-UK-Better-get-a-biometric-visa/246281/Article1-246049.aspx


    Mr Souza

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  76. TO UPPER 6TH

    MAINLY TO HIRAL (VERY GOOD EDUCATIONAL REFERENCE)

    http://www.ruthtrumpold.id.au/itgswiki/pmwiki.php


    Mr Souza

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  77. for this Thursday:

    Chap 11
    +
    Case Study
    +
    Education AI

    Mr Souza

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  78. LOWER SIXTH:

    Some questions to consider:

    1. Do you think home computers strengthen families and communities? Explain.
    2. Do you think home computers in the future will make people more or less creative? Why?
    3. Do you think educational games and gaming in general are good ways for studnets to learn in school? at home? Give reasons and examples to support your ideas.

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  79. UPPER SIXTH


    ABSENT ON THURSDAY 25/03/2010

    NO REASON
    NO REVISION

    OVER THE EASTER HOLIDAYS:

    HAVE A LOOK AT ITGSWIKI on the Internet

    It is a valuable website that will help you to improve vocabulary and learn more about the 3 Sections of ITGS.

    See you in April.

    Happy Easter!

    Mr Souza

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  80. FOR UPPER SIXTH:

    WEB SITE FOR REVISION:

    http://www.teach-ict.com/asa2home_old.htm


    MR SOUZA

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  81. LINKS TO THE CASE STUDY 2010

    TO IMPROVE YOUR READINGS AND KNOWLEDGE:

    http://kennedyb.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/case-study-2010/

    AND
    THIS IS A CRUCIAL WEBSITE:


    http://bsge-itgs.wikispaces.com/Oobunta+Case+Study+Materials

    AND ANOTHER ONE:

    http://jscottitgshl2.blogspot.com/2009/08/case-study-problem-1.html


    GO THROUGH THEM PLEASE.

    MR SOUZA


    P.S. - I WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MY OFFICE FOR ANYTHING THAT YOU NEED!

    REGARDS

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  82. hi sir
    i was wondering if u have any paper 1 and paper 2 that i could have for revision as i have completed the 2 u gave us before
    thanks

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  83. I will have a look Hiral and I will let you know asap.

    Regards,

    Mr Souza

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  84. Sir

    This Business and Employment essay is a complete nightmare and I'm struggling on B,C and D. Still not 100% what I'm supposed to be writing about whether apps are stifling creativity or whether apple and android are supposed to be controlling the pace and design of the apps...

    Matt

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