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Digital Technology Merit Badge

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David Magaña

on 8 July 2014

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Transcript of Digital Technology Merit Badge

Requirement 3
a. Explain how text, sound, pictures, and videos are digitized.
Requirement 4
a. Explain what a program or app is and how its created.
Requirement 5
a. Describe how digital devices are connected to the internet.
Digital Technology Merit Badge
b. Give an example between lossy and lossless data compression.
c. Describe two digital devices and how their programming makes them more useful.
d. Discuss the similarities between computers, mobile devices, and gaming consoles.
e. Explain what a compter network is and its purpose.
b. Name four software programs or apps that you or your family use and explain how they help.
c. Describe what malware is, and explain how to protect your digital devices and the informationd stored on them.
c. Use a web browser to connect to an HTTPS (secure) website. Explain how to tell whether the site's security ccertificate can be trusted, and what it means to use this kind of connection
1. Bring your current, up-to-date cyber chip
5b. Find ideas from at least 3 deifferent websites on how to conduct a court of honor or campfire program. Print out the ideas and explain how you used the search engine to find it.
Requirement 2
a. Give a brief history of the changes in digital tchnology over time.
b. Describe what kinds of computers/devices might be available when you're an adult.
A software application, or app, is a computer program often found in moblie devices. Mobile User Interface is essential in creating apps to consider outlines for the design. Apps are tested in the development environment, then field tested.
Apps that you or your family use and how they help.
mal·ware [mal-wair]
software intended to damage a computer, mobile device, computer system, or computer network, or to take partial control over its operation.
"Malware." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 03 July 2014.
How do you protect yourself from malware? (audience)
Digitization- when forms of information are converted into single binary code.
Lossy Compression- reproducing an image with minor changes to make the image smaller.
Lossless Compression- recreating a compressed file as an exact copy.
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5S
A5 chip; Slow compared to 5S
8GB of storage
3G data speed
A7 chip; Way faster
Motion compressor
16, 32, or 64GB of storage
4G LTE data speed
Fingerprint sensor for added security
A system of interrelated buildings, offices, stations, etc., especially over a large area or throughout a country, territory, region, etc.
Devices can be connected to the internet wired or wireless.
Do THREE of the following. For each project you complete, copy the files to a backup device and share the finished projects with your counselor.

a. Using a spreadsheet or database program, develop a food budget for a patrol weekend campout OR create a troop roster that includes the name, rank, patrol, and telephone number of each Scout. Show your counselor that you can sort the roster by each of the following categories: rank, patrol, and alphabetically by name.
b. Using a word processor, write a draft letter to the parents of your troop’s Scouts, inviting them to a troop event.
c. Using a graphics program, design and draw a campsite plan for your troop OR create a flier for an upcoming troop event, incorporating text and some type of visual such as a photograph or an illustration.
d. Using a presentation software program, develop a report about a topic approved by your counselor. For your presentation, create at least five slides, with each one incorporating text and some type of visual such as a photograph or an illustration.
e. Using a digital device, take a picture of a troop activity. Send or transfer this image to a device where it can be shared with your counselor.
f. Make a digital recording of your voice, transfer the file to a different device, and have your counselor play back the recording.
g. Create a blog and use it as an online journal of your Scouting activities, including group discussions and meetings, campouts, and other events. Include at least five entries and two photographs or illustrations. Share your blog with your counselor. You need not post the blog to the Internet; however, if you choose to go live with your blog, you must first share it with your parents AND counselor AND get their approval.
h. Create a Web page for your troop, patrol, school, or place of worship. Include at least three articles and two photographs or illustrations. Include at least one link to a website of interest to your audience. You need not post the page to the Internet; however, if you decide to do so, you must first share the Web page with your parents AND counselor AND get their approval.
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