Learn Python Programming – in 1 video

From Derek Banas. “I have received a ton of requests to make a Python programming tutorial in which I teach pretty much everything in one video. I’ll cover modules, comments, print, arithmetic operators, order of operation, lists, tuples, dictionaries, conditional operators, logical operators, if, else, elif, loops, for, while, break, continue, functions, return, readline(), string operators, file i/o, classes, objects and much more.”

Read moreLearn Python Programming – in 1 video

Tech-Time : What is Thunderbolt?

What is Tech-Time?

Tech-Time is a category on the Tech Teachers web site that consists of short videos of interest that a teacher can use to show to his/her class at the end of the day/cycle/lesson to generate discussion, inspire, create interest, inform or perhaps even help solidify some of the concepts being taught in CAT "theory".

I try find videos that I can use in my class and share them here on the web site in the category called Tech-Time. I hope you can use these videos too for your classes.

A folder with ALL featured Tech-Time videos in MP4 format is available in the Resources section

What is Thunderbolt and what can we expect from it in the future?

From Wikipedia: “Thunderbolt (codenamed Light Peak) is a hardware interface that allows for the connection of external peripherals to a computer. It uses the same connector as Mini DisplayPort (MDP)

Read moreTech-Time : What is Thunderbolt?

More query design options in MS Access 2013

gcflogo

Access offers many options that let you design and run queries that return exactly the information you’re looking for. For instance, what if you need to find how many of something exists within your database? Or what if you would like your query results to automatically be sorted a certain way? If you know how to use Access’s query options, you can design almost any query you want.

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to modify and sort your queries within Query Design view. You’ll also learn how to use the Totals function to create a query that can perform calculations with your data. You’ll also learn about additional query-building options offered in Access.

Read moreMore query design options in MS Access 2013

The Internet of Things

IoTThe Internet of Things (IoT) is: the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. [Wikipedia]

ABI Research estimates that more than 30 billion devices will be wirelessly connected to the Internet of Things (Internet of Everything) by 2020.

In a world that is rapidly growing in technological advancements, moreso than in the past 20 years, we are finding an increase in the “connectedness” of technological devices on the Internet. This is causing us to think about the present, how we work online and also the future and how we will be working and communicating online not only with each other but with the mutlitiude of connected devices we use on a daily basis to perform all kinds of tasks.

Read moreThe Internet of Things