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Click the image below and review what a podcast is.  Then use google or your favorite search engine to find the answers to the questions below.  Then search for a podcast with a topic of your interest.

1.  What is a podcast?

2.  How much does it cost?

3.  How do I copy a podcast URL and send it to a friend?

4.  What is a URL?

5.  How do I create my own podcast?

6.  Find a podcast online with a topic of your interest.  List the name and address here.

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Watch the video below and answer the questions….

http://etc.usf.edu/te_mac/movies/tutorials/gb2high.mov

1. Under what menu can you find the create NEW TRACK option?

2. What is the keyboard shortcut to record?

3.  Name 5 SFX found in garage band..

4.  How do you add a new track to record?

Define the following:

Define the following terms that are used in the Garageband application.

1. Pan
2. Midi
3. Podcast
4.  Loops
5.  Ducking
6.  Metronome
7.  Chord
8.  Tempo
9.  Stingers
10. Jam Packs

* Remember to make sure your answers are audio/sound related.  *

Match the number with the correct term below.

A. Track mixer The track mixer displays a pan control (to set the track’s left-to-right position in the stereo field) and a volume slider.

B. Master volume slider and level meters The master volume slider is where you set the overall output level of your song.

C. Timeline The timeline is where most of the action takes place. It serves as a visual representation of your song and is the canvas you’ll be working on as you add loops and so on.

D. Track Header Each track has a header that contains the instrument’s name and icon, as well as Record, Mute, Solo, and Lock Track buttons and a volume and pan curve button.

E. Transport Controls The transport controls function like VCR controls, including play, record, fast-forward, and rewind buttons (see Figure 1).

F. Time display The time display shows the playhead position in minutes and seconds or in measures and beats. It also shows the tempo of the song in beats per minute.

G. Add Track, Track Info, Lookp Browser, and Track Editor buttons You’ll frequently use the Add Track, Track Info, Loop Browser, and Loop Editor buttons when working with tracks.

Transport Controls and their keyboard shortcuts:

A. Go to Beginning button (Home or Z), which sends the playhead back to the beginning of the song;

B. Record button (R);

C. Cycle button (C), which lets you listen to one area of your song over and over.

D. Play button (spacebar);

E. Rewind button (Left arrow);

F. Forward button (Right arrow);

Name what each of the following extensions are used for and a common application/program you can use to open them.

1) .jpg

2) .mp3

3) .exe

4) .dmg

5) .doc

6) .xls

7) .flv

8) .band

9) .sfk

10) .acd

Instructions: Select the correct answer

1.  What can we use to “talk” to a computer?
a keyboard
a mouse
a microphone
all of the above

2.  What is a URL?
a keyboard
an Internet address
a hard drive
a turkey

3.  Where is your computer desktop?
on the screen
on the keyboard
on the Internet
on the CPU

4.  Which holds the most information?
a floppy disk
a book
a compact disk
a baseball bat

5.  Where do your pointer fingers rest on the home row?
a and k
f and j
d and k
r and u

6.  To speak into the microphone you must:
put it in your mouth
speak quietly
put it on your mouth
all of the above

7.  A keyboard is an input device.

True or False

8.  A computer is not much use without an operating system.

True or False

9.  Speakers are an example of an output device.

True or False

10. When I’m finished working on the computer, I can just turn it off by pushing the off button.

True or False

11. Text you can click on to move to another spot on the Internet is called:
font
hypertext
password

12.  You must double-click:
always
on hypertext
on icons

13. The software that allows you to surf the Internet is your:
browser
email
hardware

14. Case sensitive means:
not suitable for all ages
correct capital and lower case letters are necessary
your feelings will be hurt

15. A webmaster is one who:
creates a website
knows how to surf the Internet
teaches Internet usage

16. .com indicates:
that the website sells something
that the website is a commercial one
nothing

17. Drag and drop means:
Putting something in your recycle file
Moving documents from one computer to another
Clicking and holding to move something to another spot

18. Writing an email message in all capital letters:
indicates yelling and is rude
is helpful for the recipient
doesn’t matter

19. A group of many computers all over the world that are all connected to each other is called:
software
the Internet
online service
modem

20. Getting onto the Internet is called:
software
going online
email

21. Going from one place to another on the Internet is called:
the World Wide Web
email address
surfing the net

22. A huge collection of electronic pages containing information about many different subjects is called:
the World Wide Web
email address
surfing the net

23. A connection between two Web pages is a link.
True
False

24. The home page is the first thing you see when you get online.
True
False

25. Copying a file from another computer to your computer is called:
downloading
uploading
link

26. Which one is not an output device?

Printer
Monitor
Keyboard
Modem

27. Which one works as an output and input device?

Modem
Scanner
Mouse
Monitor

28. All computers must have:

Word processing software
An operating system
A printer attached
A virus checking program

29. The brain of the computer is called:

Random Access Memory or RAM
Central Processing Unit or CPU
Read Only Memory or ROM
BIOS

30. An operating system is:

Integrated software
CD-ROM software
Application software
System software

31. Software is:

A computer program
A set of instructions
All of the above
Only in operating systems

32. One MB is equal to:

The amount of RAM in every computer
1 billion bytes
1024KB
1 thousand bytes

33. The resolution of a printer is measured in:

Megabits
Hz
Dots per inch (DPI)
Inches (diagonal)

34. Windows and Macintosh computers:

Are both manufactured by Motorola
Both use Intel microprocessors
Use the same operating system
Are not compatible

35. A computer port is used to:

Communicate with other computer peripherals
Download files from the web
Communicate with all hard drives
Connect computers together

36. Which computer is the fastest?

PII 600MHz
PIII 600MHz
Pentium 600MHz
486 Turbo

37. Which hard disk will be able to store more information?

24MB
2400KB
24Gig
240MB

38.  In order for your computer to play music you need:

A network card and speakers
A sound card and speakers
Nothing more than the internal speaker
A CD-ROM drive

39. In order to access the World Wide Web you need:

An Internet connection, an Internet Service Provider and browser software
Only Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator
A modem and a browser
Nothing. All computers can access the Internet

40. If you have two different printers attached to your computer:

It is not possible to have two printers attached to a single computer
You need to install a single printer driver
You need to use application software that can recognize both printers
You need to install two different printer drivers in order to be able to print to either printer

41.  Which file extensions indicate only graphics files?

BMP and DOC
JPEG and TXT
TXT and STK
BMP and GIF

42. Which Windows program do you use to manage folders and files?

Windows Explorer
Windows Accessories
Microsoft Office
Windows Control Panel

43. What is a URL:

An email address
The title of a web site
The address of a page on the World Wide Web
A communication method between computers and printers

44. Which media holds more information?

Floppy diskette
DVD
CD-ROM
Zip drive

45. Which one is an email address:

http://vianet.com/index.htm
D:\\Email\Standard
joesmart@billme.com
Chaminade.org/teachers/mailaddresses

FILL IN THE BLANK…

46. What does the X in Mac OSX stand for?


This extension refers usually to what kind of file? Select the best answer choice.

1) .WMA
a. system file
b. audio file
c. word document file
d. programming/scripting related file

2) .MP3
a. system file
b. audio file
c. word document file
d. programming/scripting related file

3) .MOV
a. image file
b. audio file
c. animation/movie file
d. ms office document

4) .DOC
a. image file
b. audio file
c. animation/movie file
d. microsoft office document

5) .PDF
a. image file
b. adobe acrobat file
c. animation/movie file
d. audio file

6) .CFG
a) audio file
b) system file
c) adobe acrobat file
d) creative group file

7) .MPG
a) system file
b) animation/video file
c) adobe acrobat file
d) management file

8) .HTM
a) animation/video file
b) adobe acrobat file
c) hypertext related file
d) system related file

9) .WAV
a) adobe acrobat file
b) audio file
c) system related file
d) internet file

10) .JPG
a. image file
b. adobe acrobat file
c. animation/movie file
d. audio file

11) .RTF
a. image file
b. adobe acrobat file
c. animation/movie file
d. rich text format

12) .OGG
a. image file
b. adobe acrobat file
c. animation/movie file
d. audio file

13) .FLAC
a. image file
b. adobe acrobat file
c. animation/movie file
d. audio file

14) .M4A
a. image file
b. adobe acrobat file
c. animation/movie file
d. audio file

15) .MP4
a. image file
b. adobe acrobat file
c. animation/movie file
d. audio file

Click on the image below to be taken to the CTE Common Assessment form.  Please take your time in answering and complete at the best of your ability.

Click the image below and fill in the information to create a template for a résumé.  When you’re done, click on “create resume” then go to FILE and SAVE AS.  save the text document as your first and last name on the desktop.

Part of being in an ROP-CTE course is learning to be prepared for the job market.  Today we will discuss filling out an online job application, starting with a practice form.  Click the image below to be taken to the practice job application.

February 3, 1959 was “the day the music died”, when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash. The incident, which saw three of rock’s biggest stars die at the same time, was the inspiration for Don McLean’s song, American Pie. (American Pie lyrics)

Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holly), Ritchie Valens (Richard Valenzuela), and The Big Bopper (JP Richardson) were flying with pilot Roger Peterson in a private plane from Clear Lake, Iowa, to Moorhead, Minnesota. The flight was the result of several mishaps on the Winter Dance Party tour, and Clear Lake was not even meant to be a stop on the tour. In order to make the next date, and for Buddy Holly to be able to do laundry, the three musicians chartered a Beechcraft Bonanza B35 to fly them to Moorhead.

Originally, Buddy Holly and his bandmates were meant to fly together, but The Big Bopper ended up getting Waylon Jennings’ seat and Ritchie Valens got Tommy Allsup’s spot. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff, leaving no survivors. Investigations later determined the crash as caused by poor weather and pilot error. Buddy Holly was 22 years old. Ritchie Valens was 17, and The Big Bopper was 28.

1. When was Ritchie Valens born?
A.   May 13, 1941
B.   June 13, 1941
C.   July 13, 1941
D.   Aug 13, 1941

2. What was his full name?
A.   Ricardo L. Valens
B.   Richard Steven Valenzuela
C.   Richard Villanueva
D.   Ritchie Valenz

3. In 1957, Ritchie Valen joined his first band which was called:
A.   The Silhouettes
B.   The Crickets
C.   LaBamba
D.   The Dells

4. What song was on the “B” side of LaBamba, released in 1958?
A.   Come On. Let’s Go
B.   Donna
C.   Little Girl
D.   Baby Blues

5. What was Ritchie’s first song on the Del-Fi label?
A.   Come On. Let’s Go
B.   Donna
C.   Little Girl
D.   Baby Blues

6. What was Ritchie’s high school girlfriend’s name?
A.   Sandy
B.   Donna
C.   Maria
D.   Elena

7. Who portrayed Ritchie Valens in the movie “LaBamba”?
A.   Lou Diamond Phillips
B.   Esai Morales
C.   Jimmy Smitts
D.   Gary Busey

8. Ritchie Valens was afraid of:
A.   dogs
B.   airplanes
C.   heights
D.   swimming

9. Ritchie Valens was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in what year?
A.   1989
B.   1999
C.   2001
D.   2007

10. How old was Ritchie Valens when he died?
A.   16
B.   17
C.   18
D.   19

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