The following procedure has many steps, which are perhaps easier to follow
when you print and check them off as you go.
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When a technology (tool or method) disrupts society it makes a major change in the way people think and behave.
If you've only been alive a couple of decades, then you may not be aware of older technologies that have
drastically affected your life.
To get a sense of that history, you and your classmates will collaborate on the development
of an historical timeline of disruptive technologies which
include hardware (electrical and mechanical devices) and
software (the bits and bytes that make up the brains of a technology).
You'll research a single technology or technology inventor,
locate an image or movie that represents it,
and write about it in your document and in a spreadsheet template.
8.5 Research and write about disruptive technologies.
- Refer back to the technology topic you wrote about in the discussion.
Or, choose a different computer-related technology that you want to explore further.
- Research the technology to determine these three aspects:
- Who invented it when and what is it called?
- What does it do and how does it work?
- How has it disrupted society both positively and negatively?
- Launch the What I've Learned about Computing document
and in the ninth paragraph in section 8. How Hardware Manufacturing Works,
add the year, inventor name, invention name, and write at least 200 words about
what it does, how it works, and how it has disrupted society positively and negatively.
- Locate a diagram, photo, or movie online that explains the technology.
- When you've located an image, then right-click on the image and choose Copy Image Address.
The image address/URL you paste into the interactive spreadsheet cannot be a webpage, it must be the address of the image, which
usually, that means the address/URL ends in .png, .jpg, or .svg.
If you located a movie instead of an image,
then use the Share menu to copy the movie link/address (not the Embed address).
- Under the ninth paragraph, Image or Movie (or Online Movie) and use the address/URL you copied to paste into the Insert screen.
- Select the image (doesn't work for movies) and right-click to add Alt text (title and/or description field) and the publisher's name.
- Below the image/movie, paste the address/URL again so you can use it later in the interactive timeline.
- Copyright Statement: Remember how you used a copyright © symbol on your document's cover page?
Use the symbol in conjunction with the media's date of publication
and owner's name (not YouTube or Google Images).
Copy the symbol from here: © (or it from the menu)
and paste it into the copyright statement, so it looks like this: © 1840 Alfred Edward Chalon
- Save the file with Ctrls or ⌘s.
- Keep this writing handy; you'll need it in the next step.
8.6 Collaborate in a spreadsheet to create a timeline.
Businesses often require employees to collaborate in files that track data.
Data is typically tracked in columns and rows which create a table.
A spreadsheet is a series or rows and columns of text and numbers in tables,
which can be manipulated in many ways.
We'll explore more about them in Chapter 9.
For now, you'll just add text and URLs to a predefined spreadsheet file
that is the backbone of the interactive timeline displayed in step 8.7.
- Login to your OSU Google Account.
- Click to open this shared Google Sheets
in the Chrome Browser. (No need to save it to your drive.)
- On the od1 sheet, Add 1 row using the button at the bottom of the existing list rows.
Do not add more than 1 row.
If you accidentally add 1000 rows, it will mess up the timeline.
Delete all empty rows by selecting them with the row selector and clicking the Delete key.
Also, do not add a new sheet.
- Type all your data from the previous research into this new row.
Be careful not to edit anyone else's row.
- Ada Lovelace has been added as an example:
- In the new row, type the year of the invention in the Year column/cell.
- In the Display Date column/cell, type the year again.
- In the Headline column/cell, type the inventor's name and invention. Keep it short,
just like the example: [inventor name] invented [invention name]...nothing more; not a full sentence.
Example: Ada Lovelace invented Computer Programming.
- In the Text column/cell, type or paste in the writing you did in step 8.5.2.
- In the Media column/cell, paste in the address/URL of the image or movie you found to accompany your research (step from 8.5.4).
- In the Credit column/cell, paste in the copyright statement (from step 22.214.171.124).
- In the Caption column/cell, type a short descriptive phrase.
Describe what is in the image or movie, not that it is an image or movie. Be specific.
- In the Student name column/cell, type your first and last name.
- Do not leave any blank rows, or your classmates will not be able to see all of them.
To delete extra blank rows, click on any empty row selector in the far left column, right-click, and delete.
Doesn't your timeline entry look great!
Your spreadsheet entries are now displayed below in an interactive timeline and should look something like this.
Timeline entries should have a date, a concise title, a detailed description, an image or movie, the copyright symbol with owner's name, and a caption to describe the image/movie.
View your entry in the timeline below to ensure that your image renders, you haven't written an overly-long headline,
and that you covered all three required areas of research:
who invented what,
how does it work and what does it do,
and how has it disrupted society positively and negatively.
Edit the spreadsheet as needed.
8.7 Learn more from the collaboration.
Scroll through the timeline (below) and read your classmates' entries. Which entries are new to you? Which ones are intriguing?
Right-click on the timeline and choose Reload frame. The timeline is sitting in a frame, which may need to be refreshed before you can see your entry.
- In the tenth paragraph of the 8. How Hardware Manufacturing Works section,
write about the most interesting entry you found while viewing the interactive timeline (not your entry; a classmate's entry).
Note the date, name, and its significance.
How did it disrupt society?
- Add all the new bibliography entries (9 expected) to the end of the
Bibliography section (last page) of your What I've Learned... document.
Be sure to add author names, titles, publish dates, and publisher names if your tool did not provide them
(for example, YouTube is not the author, title, or publisher of user-uploaded media).
Select the list of entries and apply the style as well as the format_list_numbered Numbered list icon.
So that they can be easily located for scoring purposes, do not alphabetize the list.
- the file with CtrlShifts or ⌘Shifts,
and rename the file What I've Learned NAME Ch__.
Replace NAME with your name.
Replace __ with the chapter number.
Next, create a PDF file:
From the menu, choose > PDF > Standard (for electronic and printing distribution).
If you are using Word for Macintosh, then choose PDF > For Printing.
Or, Ctrlp to Print a PDF file. Choose PDF from the list of printers.
From the menu, choose Download as PDF.
From the menu, choose and choose PDF.
OR, ⌘p to Print a PDF file. Choose PDF from the list of printers.
- Check to confirm that hyperlinks work.
- Move all files to this course's folder in the Documents folder of your hard drive.
8.8 Submit the assignment.
- Click on the Canvas Home button and scroll down to the Assignment.
- Click the Assignment link.
- Upload the What I've Learned... PDF file.
- Confirm that it uploaded.
- Check the TurnItIn Report for plagiarized phrases and sentences.
Review how to use TurnItIn.
- Either edit or quote the TurnItIn Report's highlighted passages in your original file and resave the PDF file.
- Upload the newer version in the Canvas Assignment.
- The Timeline is active already, so no need to submit a link to it.