Monday, 15 October 2018

Hardware specs

Read the following article about a computer review from the Computer act!ve magazine:

Answer these questions:

  1. This PC is not suitable for gamers. What specific component would they need?
  2. Write the names of the brands for:
    • The PC
    • The microprocessor
  3. What Intel model is aiming to compete with?
  4. Write the number of cores and the clock frequency of its microprocessor
  5. How much RAM memory does the graphic card have?
  6. How much RAM memory does the microprocessor have?
  7. What is the drive that allows this computer to play high resolution videos?
  8. The wifi protocol is not very fast; what does the article proposes for a high speed connection?
  9. The SSD could run faster if it was connected to a M.2 slot. What type of connector is it using instead?
  10. How much is the HDD capacity?
  11. How many different types of USB ports does the computer have?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018


Read the following article from the WebUser magazine:

And answer these questions:
  1. What´s the name of the new OS that is thought to replace Android?
  2. What´s the rule that has been followed to name every upgrade of Android?
  3. When is it expected to arrive to the smartphones?
  4. Google is trying to adopt a single OS for all their devices. What says the article about Microsoft?

(send your answers to the usual email account).

Thursday, 9 November 2017

USB connections

Read the following article in the ComputerAct!ve magazine:

Extract all the technical information referred in the article.
What is the journalist’s opinion about it?

Send your writing to the usual email address.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Audio editing

Use Audacity to create an audio file.
Download a music file from a free music web site (for example, Jamendo).
Edit this file with Audacity (apply effects).
Add to the project a track with a recording of your own voice; apply the necessary effects (normalize and noise removal) to improve the sound quality.
Export this project to an mp3 file.
Explain all the work done in a text document (insert as many screen shots as you consider necessary).
Deliver this work in a email to the usual address with two attached files:
the mp3 file (don't send the project files)
the text document with the explanations

Deadline: February 2, 2017

Friday, 21 October 2016

wifi SSID

Let's make life easier!

Monday, 18 April 2016


Read the following article about attacks on websites from the Computer act!ve magazine:

Answer these questions:

  1. How would you describe the concept of typosquatting? (look for it on the internet).
  2. Which country does the mistaped domain refers to?
  3. Which operating system is affected at the time this article was written?
  4. What do they recommend to avoid typing  your usual adresses incorrectly?

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Collaborative work

Imagine that you work for a travel agency and you are offering an end of ESO trip to a school. Prepare the following three documents (in Google Docs):

  • a text document, addressed to the parents, with the basic information (price per student, dates, buses to/from the airport, etc.)
  • a spreadsheet with the calculations for the final price; you have to include, at least, five basic formulas and a percentage.
  • a presentation for the students, with all the places to visit and the programmed activities.

This work will be made in groups of 2 or 3 students (one will be the owner of the document, the rest can edit).
Send also an invitation to edit to

Deadline: 30 April 2016