ITGS Class 2012


April


The Last week at school! - April 23-27!!

Make sure you know where all of the resources are located! Check ALL mark schemes uploaded below and on other wiki pages.
READ the wiki: EXAM SUCCESS for updates!

Practice Papers in class this week:

Week starting April 16
Pre April 16

Everyone!
Week starting April 9

March 2012

March 29-30 - In class Exam Questions
May 2009 - SL Paper 2 Area of Impact Education -
May 2009 - SL Paper 2 Area of Impact Business and Employment -

Recent news:

Past paper 2 examples: Revise HEALTH

Area of Impact Business & Employment/Health - HL Paper 2 May 2009
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Resources for above question:
Assistive input devices for computers
Assistive technology for visual impairment
Area of impact Health - SL paper 2 May 2009 -
See 2.4_health on ITGSOpedia
In the news: Wheelchair Robot


PAPER 2 Practice 2012

Past Paper 1 examples:

February 2012

Home & Leisure
Digital Divide
HL-Case Study


January 2012

Week starting January 2 and 9

Exams until January 12
Post exams - paper review and Project work

Week starting January 16


November/December 2011

Week starting November 28 AND December 5

We will spend time in these last 2 weeks before the Winter break doing test practice. Here is the schedule:

Week starting November 21

Networks - Start with information on this wiki, then review Inside ITGS: 3.3 Networks
Robotics (HL) - work on issues AND on exam question given in class last week.

A word about FINAL ASSESSMENT 2012

Week starting November 14

Environment Exam Challenge - all Exam questions and mark schemes to Mrs Lindsay NOW.
EVERYONE will sit a formal test on Monday November 14 using these examples.

Week starting November 7

News Items
  • Arts group to tell BT to block access to the Pirate Bay
    • What is The Pirate bay?
    • What is copyright law?
    • Can you define Creative Commons?
    • What are the main social/ethical issues? 1.9 Policies, 1.12 Digital Citizenship
    • Strand 2 and strand 3 impacts? 2.5 - Home and Leisure, 2.6 - politics and Gov, 2.1 Business & employ, 3.2 Software, 3.3 Networks, 3.4 Internet
    • Tech terms to know - peer-to-peer sharing, BitTorrent and other torrent software
  • Rise in UK requests for Google content removal
    • What content is Google removing?
    • What are the social/ethical issues? 1.3 privacy, 1.11 People and machines
    • What are strand 2 and strand 3 impacts? 2.6 Politics and Gov, 3.4 Internet
    • Who is really in control here?

Environment Exam Challenge - all Exam questions and mark schemes to Mrs Lindsay NOW.
EVERYONE will sit a formal test on Monday November 14 using these examples.

Surveillance - continuing the discussion - make sure you add notes from the news article shared in class to the wiki.

Networks - Start with information on this wiki, then review Inside ITGS: 3.3 Networks

Robotics (HL) - work on issues. Both topics to be finished by Monday Nov 14

Week starting October 31

Environment Exam Challenge - finish off, see workflow below

Quick Bites! - ITGS related news items - some of these will appear on the Inside ITGS Ning and you are asked to respond to at least one a week.

Surveillance - discussion and review of this Strand 1 Social/Ethical issue


October 2011

Week starting October 24

Review Command Terms
Environment Exam Challenge
  • Have questions peer reviewed by Monday Oct 31
  • Send Qs to Mrs Lindsay for review.
  • Feedback Tuesday Nov 1
  • Final Qs and mark scheme to Mrs Lindsay by Friday Nov 4
  • Students to sit tests next week

Week starting October 17

Health - finish wiki pages, make sure you add definitions to key words
New Topic/Scenario: Environment

Week starting October 10

  • IMPORTANT - Final Draft work for Criterion A, B, C and D is to be submitted to Mrs Lindsay no later than Friday October 14.
Please email form docs as attachments to jlindsay@bss.com.cn
Feedback to all of this work will then be given in class on Monday October 17.
  • Security revision
    • ATMs and Security
    • Security
    • Credit Card Security (red brochure)
    • Complete an in-class assessment via a past paper question on ATMs and Banks - from 2010
      • Question D - worth 10 marks "To what extent does the improved customer service offered by online banking outwigh the possible disadvantages for customers". Make sure you write a SUMMARY of your response in bullet points first. This must include 1) Improved customer service points and 2) Disadvantages for customers. Make sure you use ITGS terminology, IT technical termonology and terminology related to social and ethical impacts.

September 2011

Week starting Sept. 19 and Sept. 26

These TWO weeks are for PROJECT work. Mrs Lindsay is out of school for 3 days. Work on:
  • Planning your work using a GANTT chart approach....deadline February!
    • Designing your solution - be very specific as to the steps you will be taking to design
    • Developing your solution - what EXACTLY will you need to do and when??
    • Testing - when will your product be ready for testing by the client? What will this look like? Don't forget to include ideas about HOW to test your product
    • Implementation - when? how?

Week starting Sept. 5

  • Project Criterion B due
  • Computer Confluence reading Chp 12 : Information Systems in Business


August 2011