BTS SIO2 2018-19

Thursday, April 11th

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Comment aborder l’étape 2.1 de l’oral :

The task I was given is to play the part of an IT technician and you are my manager / client …..
The problem you face in your company / at work is that your computer has frozen / you can no longer access files on the company’s cloud / server ….
My aim will be to guide you through several steps to find a workable / convenient solution.
First I will need to ask you several questions to help me refine the diagnostic and have a full picture of the problem you face.
The problem you face illustrates well how much we have become dependent on IT.
This situation raises the issue of the reliability of the harware/software we use everyday in our work environment.
What strikes/interests me the most in this situation is the fact that ……

“Vous pourrez demander des précisions sur votre rôle, le contexte ou la situation.” ex. sujet 1
What kind of hardware do you have taken with you abroad? Where are you staying? hotel? etc..
source de voca utile: http://www.acobas.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/How-to-talk-about-any-document.pdf

The page from last year : BTS SIO 1 2017-18

BTS mock exam

Thursday, March 28th

To get ready for the mock exams next week take a look at this exam from 2015.

Monday, March 25th

**************** EXAM SPECIAL ****************

All the exam subjects from 2018 are here

useful vocabulary and ideas to play your role during the exam => prepare a list of phrases to remember for the exam

Top 10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How to Do

How to Know if You’ve Been Hacked

Top 10 Sites for Computer Troubleshooting and Tech Support

10 Things to Look for When Buying a Laptop

The top 10 things to consider when buying a new laptop

How to Pick an Operating System

Which Operating System Should You Choose for Your Next PC

Top Ten Safe Computing Tips

50+ Internet Security Tips & Tricks from Top Experts

Thursday, March 21st

A BBC English Learning series: English at Work. Write down some elements you could reuse during your oral exam.

episode 00: an introduction => the video on YouTube

episode 01: The Interview => the video on YouTube

etc…

Monday, March 18th

take a look at the exam special from last week!

Thursday, March 14th

Use this form to present the video document in French just as you would for the exam.

Monday, March 11th

**************** EXAM SPECIAL ****************

All the exam subjects from 2018 are here

useful vocabulary and ideas to play your role during the exam => prepare a list of phrases to remember for the exam

Top 10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How to Do

How to Know if You’ve Been Hacked

Top 10 Sites for Computer Troubleshooting and Tech Support

10 Things to Look for When Buying a Laptop

The top 10 things to consider when buying a new laptop

How to Pick an Operating System

Which Operating System Should You Choose for Your Next PC

Top Ten Safe Computing Tips

50+ Internet Security Tips & Tricks from Top Experts

Thursday, March 7th

Write about 300 words about your work placement focusing on the place where you worked, the atmosphere at work and the various tasks and projects you worked on, then paste your text into this form.

Thursday, December 20th

Christmas Carols

Monday, December 17th

WIRED: my week without a smartwatch. 

Monday, December 3rd and 10th

Sujet d’expression écrite anglais BTS SIO 2018

Vous êtes Janet Ward, technicienne informatique spécialisée ou Peter Ward, technicien informatique spécialisé dans les objects connectés.
S’aprétant à rédiger un article pour un hebdomadaire à grande diffusion, une journaliste sollicite votre expertise sur les questions que pose le développement des objects connectés.
Vous répondez à sa demande par un courriel rédigé en anglais.
200 mots +/- 10%. Vous indiquerez impérativement le nombre de mots utilisés.

=> use the October Issue of Computer Shopper, then read a few selected articles.

Monday, November 26th, 

a video about Fair-use and another one about Copyright and Creative-Commons.

and take a look at the website of the Free Software Foundation and Creative-Commons

a French website in the same vein : Framasoft.org.

Thursday, November 22nd

Farmer Giles of Ham, a comic Medieval fable written by J. R. R. Tolkien. The story describes the encounters between Farmer Giles and a wily dragon named Chrysophylax.

Download the book in PDF format (easier on computers).

Download the book in EPUB format (easier on phones, tablets, e-readers).

Monday, November 19th

Work in pairs. In each pair, one of the students creates a new public online collaborative pad here.

Work on this situation, then reverse the roles using this other situation.

Thursday, November 15th

Today it’s about web design!

an interesting article : The Bauhaus Effect in Modern Web Design

some ressources about css layouts

more about css design in general

=> or even this very basic one to keep things simple

some interesting ressources about simple flat file CMS

=> among which I find PICO especially interesting.

Monday, November 12th

Correct your mistakes when writing emails

or if you are a fan of GOT you may read this interview of GRRM.

Thursday, November 8th

Reading time :

Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

Why Amazon’s future depends on moving from the internet to the physical world

We Need an FDA For Algorithms

Monday, November 5th

Work in pairs, with one member of the pair in each room, today in room 247 there are the examiners, and in room 246, the candidates. Use any chat app to discuss the situations (one after the other), and copy-paste the result to me here.

aexaminer worksheet n°7   ///  candidates worksheet n°7

examiner worksheet n°8   ///  candidates worksheet n°8

Thursday, October 18

read anything in Wired.com

Monday, October 15th

Choosing the best Linux Distro for desktop

How To Choose The Best Linux Distro For Your Needs

The best Linux distros of 2018

Thursday, October 11th

and you may also find the etext of this short-story here so that you may copy and paste into Deepl.com.

Monday, October 8th

Wired.com about Russian spies.

Thursday, October 4th

read these articles and take notes thinking about your exam :

Top 10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How to Do

How to Know if You’ve Been Hacked

Top 10 Sites for Computer Troubleshooting and Tech Support

Monday, October 1st

do the exercise from Thursday SERIOUSLY, SERIOUSLY, DO IT!

Thursday, September 27th 

Lost in translation

=> then imitate those structures to coin similar sentences in an IT context.

Monday, September 24th

Tips and Tricks => useful vocabulary and ideas to play your role during the exam => prepare a list of phrases to remember for the exam

10 Things to Look for When Buying a Laptop

The top 10 things to consider when buying a new laptop

How to Pick an Operating System

Which Operating System Should You Choose for Your Next PC

Top Ten Safe Computing Tips

50+ Internet Security Tips & Tricks from Top Experts

Thursday, September 20th

This is task 1 of June 2018 exam session. Just do it.

Some online ideas to expand on some themes.

Tuesday, September 18th

This paper should be sent to pierre@acobas.net

Thursday, September 13th – VIDEO DAY!

  • préparez des notes détaillées en vue d’un compte-rendu oral des vidéos en français.

Monday, September 10th

Write 350 words about your work placement focusing on the place where you worked, the atmosphere at work and the various tasks and projects you worked on.

Thursday, September 6th

Write 350 words about your work placement focusing on the place where you worked, the atmosphere at work and the various tasks and projects you worked on.