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Monday June 6, 2018

Preliminary grading

At the Bell: Review the project rubric and make note of any questions you have.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Understand elements of good Website design
  2. Develop a Website for a specific audience
  3. Successfully add links and images to a Website

Assignment: Set up your Website's pages.

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Thursday June 7 and Friday June 8, 2018

Continue working on your Project. Today, You should be adding content to your pages today. Not every page needs to have an image; just put what content makes sense. For the images you add, make sure to note the source if they belong to someone else.

At the Bell: Open the outline plan to the Google Form. Add more content and resubmit it for grading.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Understand elements of good Website design
  2. Develop a Website for a specific audience
  3. Successfully add links and images to a Website

Assignment: Set up your Website's pages.

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Wednesday June 6, 2018

Start working on your Project. Today, I want you to create your pages and link them all together. Then, get as much as you can done on one page.

At the Bell: Open the outline plan to the Google Form. Add more content and resubmit it for grading.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Understand elements of good Website design
  2. Develop a Website for a specific audience
  3. Successfully add links and images to a Website

Assignment: Set up your Website's pages.

Resources:

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Tuesday June 5, 2018

Today we will talk about good design techniques and you will create a plan for your Website project.

At the Bell: Open the Website design rubric on your computer. We will discuss it in a few minutes after you have had a chance to read it through.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Understand elements of good Website design
  2. Develop a Website for a specific audience
  3. Successfully add links and images to a Website

Assignment: Create a Website plan including the topic, a list of pages, and your intended audience. Add your outline plan to the Google Form.

You are going to create an original Web site (meaning not copied and pasted content). Your site will be a minimum of 5 pages. You may include any content as long as it is school appropriate.

Resources:

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Monday June 4, 2018

Digital Citizenship

At the Bell: Open the linked Google Form. Answer the At the Bell question. Leave it open for the lesson.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will define the concepts of digital citizenship, netiquette, and cyber bullying.

Assignment: Online tutorials, note taking, class participation, complete Google Form

Enrichment: Create a cartoon about digital citizenship. You can do it on paper or on the computer.

Resources:

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Thursday May 31, 2018

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off yesterday.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Collaborate digitally in a shared document
  2. Apply basic and advanced formatting options to a document, spreadsheet, and drawing application
  3. Organize and sort data in a spreadsheet
  4. Create and publish a website

Assignment: Add final touches to your Technology project so you are ready to present tomorrow. Then finish up the Event project Planning an Event

Resources:

Enrichment: Create a brochure or a poster with the information you learn in this unit

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Wednesday May 30, 2018

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off last week. I will be coming around to see your work.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Collaborate digitally in a shared document
  2. Apply basic and advanced formatting options to a document, spreadsheet, and drawing application
  3. Organize and sort data in a spreadsheet
  4. Create and publish a website

Assignment: Planning an Event

Resources:

Enrichment: Create a brochure or a poster with the information you learn in this unit

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Tuesday May 29, 2018

When you finish the Technology, Ethics, and Security, start on another project. If you have been in class all week you should be starting the new project today. Make sure you share all of your work with me or email it to dkerby@pmsd.org. Plan on presenting your project next week in class. Remember, you can use a microphone to record narration for your presentation you are more comfortable presenting that way.

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off last week. I will be coming around to see your work.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories, and pursuing answers and solutions.
  2. Evaluate information for accuracy, validity, and suitability
  3. Choose appropriate tools to analyze and organize information
  4. Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment
  5. Monitor information-seeking processes for effectiveness, and adapt as necessary

Assignment: Planning an Event - Lessons 1 and 2 should be complete at the end of class today. If you are finished, work on Lesson 4 (we are skipping 3).

Resources:

Enrichment: Create a brochure or a poster with the information you learn in this unit

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Thursday May 24, 2018 (and continue through Friday May 25 if you are in class)

When you finish the Technology, Ethics, and Security, start on another project. If you have been in class all week you should be starting the new project today. Make sure you share all of your work with me or email it to dkerby@pmsd.org. Plan on presenting your project next week in class. Remember, you can use a microphone to record narration for your presentation you are more comfortable presenting that way.

At the Bell: Take a look at the Planning an Event project. That is what you will be doing when you finish the first project. We will complete Activities 1 and 2 and may do more if you have an interest.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories, and pursuing answers and solutions.
  2. Evaluate information for accuracy, validity, and suitability
  3. Choose appropriate tools to analyze and organize information
  4. Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment
  5. Monitor information-seeking processes for effectiveness, and adapt as necessary

Assignment: Planning an Event

Enrichment: Create a brochure or a poster with the information you learn in this unit

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Wednesday May 23, 2018

If you have been here all week, you should be finishing your your project today. Make sure that you have included 5 sources and 2 facts from each. Also, make sure that you have shared your work with me (dkerby@pmsd.org). I will have a new project for you to start tomorrow.

If you have been testing, scroll down to Monday and start there.

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off last class.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories, and pursuing answers and solutions.
  2. Evaluate information for accuracy, validity, and suitability
  3. Choose appropriate tools to analyze and organize information
  4. Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment
  5. Monitor information-seeking processes for effectiveness, and adapt as necessary

Assignment: Technology, Ethics, and Security Exploration

Enrichment: Create a brochure or a poster with the information you learn in this unit

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Tuesday May 22, 2018

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off last class. You should have your Explorer document finished and be starting on your project by the end of class today.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories, and pursuing answers and solutions.
  2. Evaluate information for accuracy, validity, and suitability
  3. Choose appropriate tools to analyze and organize information
  4. Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment
  5. Monitor information-seeking processes for effectiveness, and adapt as necessary

Assignment: Technology, Ethics, and Security Exploration

Enrichment: Create a brochure or a poster with the information you learn in this unit

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Monday May 21, 2018

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off last class.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories, and pursuing answers and solutions.
  2. Evaluate information for accuracy, validity, and suitability
  3. Choose appropriate tools to analyze and organize information
  4. Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment
  5. Monitor information-seeking processes for effectiveness, and adapt as necessary

Assignment: Technology, Ethics, and Security Exploration

Resource: Curriculum file

Enrichment: Create a brochure or a poster with the information you learn in this unit

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Friday May 18, 2018

We are going to start working through the Google curriculum.

At the Bell: Follow the steps below to access the course

  1. Go to g.co/applieddigitalskills
  2. Click "Sign In," and sign in with your Google account (either the school account or your personal one; your choice).
  3. Select "I am a learner" and Yes to indicate you are taking this course with an instructor.
  4. Enter class code 6jeans
  5. Check the box and click GET STARTED.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing theories, and pursuing answers and solutions
  2. Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information
  3. Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry
  4. Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding
  5. Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating answers beyond collection of superficial facts

Assignment: Technology, Ethics, and Security Presurvey and first lesson: Write a research/exporation question and create an outline in Googe Docs, Sheets or Slides. (You may use Word, Exce or PowerPoint if that is your preference).

Enrichment: Create a brochure or a poster with the information you learn in this unit

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Thursday May 17, 2018

Finish and grade slideshow

At the Bell: Open and review Elements of a good presentation and the rubric I created. Let me know if you have any questions.

Objective: Create a presentation file that tells a story in 8 to 10 slides.

Resources: Look at the sample files for ideas

Enrichment: Research and try out other web-based video editors

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Wednesday May 16, 2018

Finish and present slideshow

At the Bell: Open and review Elements of a good presentation and the rubric I created. Let me know if you have any questions.

Objective: Create a presentation file that tells a story in 8 to 10 slides.

Resources: Look at the sample files for ideas

Enrichment: Research and try out other web-based video editors

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Tuesday May 15, 2018

Students will create a presentation file using PowerPoint or Google Docs to tell a story. If they prefer, they can use Adobe Spark which we learned last week.

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off yesterday

Objective: Create a presentation file that tells a story in 8 to 10 slides.

Resources: Look at the sample files for ideas

Enrichment: Research and try out other web-based video editors

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Monday May 14, 2018

Students will create a presentation file using PowerPoint or Google Docs to tell a story. If they prefer, they can use Adobe Spark which we learned last week.

At the Bell: Watch the video: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs (7 minutes) and jot down some notes to hand in.

Objective: Create a presentation file that tells a story in 8 to 10 slides.

Resources: Look at the sample files for ideas

Enrichment: Research and try out other web-based video editors

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Friday May 11, 2018

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off yesterday

Objectives: Finish and view the Adobe Spark videos

Resources:

Enrichment: Research and try out other web-based video editors

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Thursday May 10, 2018

Two new things

At the Bell: Log on and open your browser to today's lesson

Objectives:

  1. Create a custom avatar
  2. Create a video using Adobe Spark

Resources:

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Tuesday May 8, 2018

At the Bell: Read this article on Raspberry Pi projects. If you do not find what you wanted here, do a Google search for more ideas. Choose one or two you would like to work on and write your response down on a paper to hand in.

Assignment: Choose one of these projects to work on

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Monday May 7, 2018

At the Bell: Use this Quizlet to familiarize yourself with some of the terms we will be using this week.

Objective: Assembly a Raspberry Pi

Resources:

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Wednesday May 2 through Friday May 4, 2018

Pick up where you left off yesterday. I will be coming around to check your progress.

I am still checking Scratch Workbooks so please show me your finished.

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Tuesday May 1, 2018

Based on your feedback, you will be working on a choice of projects for the rest of the week.

At the Bell: On a piece of scrap paper (it's on the table) write a brief outline of what you plan to accomplish this week.

Assignment: Student Choice

  1. Complete 2 more Scratch projects from the workbook. Be sure to include all components.
  2. Complete a project of your choice in Photoshop; I will check progress daily.
  3. Use Google Sites to create a Website on a school-appropriate topic of your choice; I will check progress daily.

Resources:

 

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Friday April 27 and Monday April 30, 2018

Work on Scratch or a project of your choice. You may work in any of the Adobe products (Photoshop, Flash, etc.), do a Python tutorial, or work on a Web page in Google Sites or Weebly.

Please respond to the questions below:

Resources:

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Thursday April 26, 2018

We are going to the Auditorium for MCU Law Enforcement/Role Play Assembly

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Wednesday April 25, 2018

Scratch Lesson 7: About Me

At the Bell: Log into Scratch. Open the About Me Studio are start exploring.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. become familiar with a wider range of Scratch blocks
  2. create an open-ended Scratch project that is an interactive digital representation of their personal interest

Assignment: About Me project and reflection. Add your project to the class studio

Resources:

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Scratch Lesson 6: Debug It!

At the Bell: Log into Scratch. Also, complete the My Studio reflection in your workbook if you did not complete it already.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. investigate the problem and find a solution to five debugging challenges
  2. explore a range of concepts (including sequence) through the practices of testing and debugging!
  3. develop a list of strategies for debugging projects

Assignment: Debug It! project (partner or small group). Write or types your solutions on a paper to hand in.

Resources:

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Monday April 23, 2018

Scratch Lesson 5: My Studio

At the Bell: Log into Flash. Also, complete the 10 Block reflection in your workbook if you did not complete it already.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. investigate the range of creative possibilities with Scratch by exploring some of the projects on the Scratch website
  2. curate a collection of 3 or more Scratch projects in a Scratch studio

Assignment: My Studio project and reflection

Resources:

Example studios

Pdf of student workbook

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Friday April 20, 2018

Free day. You can work on Scratch, Python, do an online tutorial, or try making something in Flash or Photoshop. Just make sure you are doing something constructive ... not watching Youtube!

Have a great weekend.

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Thursday April 19, 2018

Scratch Lesson 4: 10 Blocks

At the Bell:  Finish the Step-by-Step from yesterday and add your reflections in your workbook.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. learn to express a complex activity using a sequence of simple instructions
  2. create a project with the constraint of only being able to use 10 blocks

Assignment: 10 Blocks project and reflection

Resources:

 

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Wednesday April 18, 2018

Scratch Lesson 3: Step-by-Step

At the Bell:  Complete the reflection page for Scratch Surprise and for Scratch Studio in your workbook. Then rejoin your group from yesterday and complete the Critique Group.

Each one of you will pick a project to critique. Your partners will add their critique to yours on the worksheet in your packet. Consider further development of the project in your critique, and add your name in the FEEDBACK BY column.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. learn to express a complex activity using a sequence of simple instructions
  2. create a dancing cat in Scratch by following a step-by-step tutorial!
  3. experience building up a program by experimenting and iterating

Assignment: Finish the Critique activity from yesterday and do the Step-by-Step practice in your workbook.

Resources:

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Tuesday April 17, 2018

Creative Computer Lesson 2: Using Scratch

At the Bell: Log into Scratch

Objectives:

  1. Create an interactive Scratch project
  2. Be introduced to a range of Scratch blocks
  3. Become familiar with the concept of sequence
  4. Practice experimenting and iterating while creating projects
  5. learn to express a complex activity using a sequence of simple instructions
  6. experience building up a program by experimenting and iterating

Assignment: Class participation; critique group worksheet in Scratch workbook

Resources:

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Monday April 16, 2018

Creative Computer Lesson 1: Scratch Overview

At the Bell: Pick up a copy of the workbook we will be using for this unit. Write your name on the cover, and add a drawing if you like.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. be introduced to the concept of computational creation, in the context of Scratch
  2. be able to imagine possibilities for their own Scratch-based computational creation
  3. become familiar with resources that support their computational

Assignment: Class participation; set up an account. Click this link to register for the class I set up for our Scratch lessons.

Enrichment: Log into Scratch at home and create a project

Resources:

 

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April 9 - 13, 2018

This will be out last week on the independent project.

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off last week

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand the purpose of computer programming
  2. Apply basic programming skills

Assignment:

Resources

Enrichment: Try a React tutorial at reactjs.org

 

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April 3 - 6, 2018

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off last week

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand the purpose of computer programming
  2. Apply basic programming skills

Assignment:

Resources

Enrichment: Student-driven instruction

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Tuesday March 27, 2018

We are continuing coding lessons today.

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off yesterday

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand the purpose of computer programming
  2. Apply basic programming skills

Assignment:

Enrichment: Student-driven instruction

Resources

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Monday March 26, 2018

We are continuing coding lessons today.

At the Bell: Get out your Python notes sheet from our last lesson.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand the purpose of computer programming
  2. Apply basic programming skills

Assignment: Finish the Python handout. You can do the work using Code Academy or the book; whichever works best for you. Also, open Python on your computer and try some of the practices there.

Resources

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Friday March 23, 2018

We are starting coding lessons today.

At the Bell: Hand in your programming notes sheets and pick up a copy of the new handout.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand the purpose of computer programming
  2. Apply basic programming skills

Assignment: Work through the first tutorial at Code Academy.

Resources

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Thursday March 22, 2018

We are starting coding lessons today.

At the Bell: Get out your programming notes sheets.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand the purpose of computer programming
  2. Read about basic programming structure

Assignment: Finish defining the terms on the handout

Resources

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Tuesday March 20, 2018

We are starting coding lessons today.

At the Bell: Complete at newmoodle.pmsd.org/moodle. Passwords have been reset to ehs17-18. It will prompt you to reset your password. Change it to your regular network login.

Also, if you haven't already create an account at Code Academy. It does not require email confirmation so you can use your student id @students.pmsd.org if you do not want to use your personal email address.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand the purpose of computer programming
  2. Read about basic programming structure

Assignment: Chapter 1 video and textbook; note taking; terms review

Resources

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Monday March 19, 2018

We are starting coding lessons today.

At the Bell: Logon, click the link to the Python book and go to Chapter 1, Page 13

If you don't already have a Code Academy account, you will need to create one. It does not require email confirmation so you can use your student id @students.pmsd.org if you do not want to use your personal email address.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand the purpose of computer programming
  2. Read about basic programming structure

Assignment: Watch the course introduction in the video and look at Chapter 1 in the textbook; note taking

Resources

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Tuesday March 13 to Friday March 16, 2018

Makeup work. Tomorrow we talk about new things.

Log into newmoodle.pmsd.org/moodle with your student ID and the password ehs17-18

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Monday March 12, 2018

2018 to Thursday March 15, 2018

Correspondence Project Day 2

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off yesterday.

Assignment: Finish the Correspondence Project

Resources: Letter formatting notes and samples

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Thursday March 1, 2018

Correspondence Project Day 1

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off yesterday.

Assignment: Start Correspondence Project

Resources: Letter formatting notes and samples

Extension:  Enrichment letters

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Wednesday February 28, 2018

Correspondence Project Day 1

At the Bell: Open your press release and finish it up using the sample at mediacollege.com as a guide. Also, print your letterhead if you did not do so yesterday.

Assignment: Start Correspondence Project

Resources: Letter formatting notes and samples

Extension:  Enrichment letters

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Tuesday February 27, 2018

Create a Press Release for your business.

At the Bell: Review Memos online with the Memo matching game at QUIA

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. identify the purpose of a press release in business
  2. list the parts of a press release
  3. design and create a press release

Assignment: Press release for print (include your company name and logo, and relevant dates and information for the audience) - 15 Points

Resources:

Enrichment: Peer tutoring; create an additional press release to follow up the first

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Monday February 26, 2018

Finish Memo writing project

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off Thursday

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. differentiate between personal and business correspondence
  2. differentiate between and list examples of internal and external business correspondence
  3. identify the different parts of a memo.
  4. format a memo according to industry standards.

Assignment: Memo Writing Project; all memos should can be in one file.

Resources:

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Thursday February 22, 2018

We are going to take a break from the portfolio project and start the Correspondence Unit today. The lesson is in Unit 3 >> Lesson 1.

At the Bell: Skim through the article on memos linked here.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. differentiate between personal and business correspondence
  2. differentiate between and list examples of internal and external business correspondence
  3. identify the different parts of a memo.
  4. format a memo according to industry standards.

Assignment: Memo Writing Project; all memos should can be in one file.

Resources:

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Tuesday February 20, 2018

Continue working on the business documents we started on Friday. Please upload all of your work to the correct links in Moodle before you leave.

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off Friday

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. import an image into a Word document
  2. list the parts of a business address
  3. use Page Setup to create a custom envelop
  4. use a template to create a custom business card

Assignment: Create custom documents for your portfolio

Resource: Business Document Instructions

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Monday February 19, 2018

Continue working on the business documents we started on Friday. Please upload all of your work to the correct links in Moodle before you leave.

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off Friday

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. import an image into a Word document
  2. list the parts of a business address
  3. use Page Setup to create a custom envelop
  4. use a template to create a custom business card

Assignment: Create custom documents for your portfolio

Resource: Business Document Instructions

Enrichment: Peer tutoring; Typing Practice; Start a second Portfolio project for something you think would be fun.

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Friday February 16, 2018

At the Bell: Log onto the computer

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. import an image into a Word document
  2. list the parts of a business address
  3. use Page Setup to create a custom envelop
  4. use a template to create a custom business card

Assignment: Create custom documents for your portfolio

Resource: Business Document Instructions

Enrichment: Peer tutoring; Typing Practice; Start a second Portfolio project for something you think would be fun.

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February 12 - 14, 2018

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Friday February 9, 2018

Drawing tools; logo

At the Bell: Open Flash on your computer. Go to All Programs -> Adobe Design and Web Premium CS6 -> Adobe Flash Professional CS6. To get some ideas for your business project, take a look here and see if there is anything you like.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. identify and use the basic features of Macromedia Flash, including the stage, tool bars, property inspector, status bar, panel views, and the help feature. 
  2. use the tools and the tool options to create and modify drawings.
  3. export a Flash drawing to a gif file.

Assignment: Create a Logo in Flash, publish it as a .gif file, and upload it into Moodle. If you have trouble with Flash and Paint, you can use Word as an alternative.

Enrichment: Peer tutoring, typing practice

Reference:

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Tuesday February 6, 2018

First day of class (Take Three)

What you see below is the announcements from a course I taught a few years ago. We will look through this and through the current curriculum today.

I am also going to have you complete a few assessments so I can see where we are as a class.

At the Bell: Log onto the computer and bring dockerby.com up in your browser so you can access the links for today's lesson.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Discuss what students can expect from the course, and what is expected of them. 
  2. Determine the students' computer backgrounds.
  3. Introduce and discuss course material
  4. Enroll in the course Web resource, Moodle

Assignment: Complete online literacy assessments at digitalliteracyassessment.org

Logo Samples

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Monday February 5, 2018

First day of class (Take Two)

What you see below is the announcements from a course I taught a few years ago. We will look through this and through the current curriculum today.

I am also going to have you complete a few assessments so I can see where we are as a class.

At the Bell: Log onto the computer and bring dockerby.com up in your browser so you can access the links for today's lesson.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Discuss what students can expect from the course, and what is expected of them. 
  2. Determine the students' computer backgrounds.
  3. Introduce and discuss course material
  4. Enroll in the course Web resource, Moodle

Assignment: Complete online literacy assessments at digitalliteracyassessment.org

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Friday February 2, 2018

First day of class

 

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Monday June 10 through Friday June 14, 2013

At the Bell: Get together with your group and work on your video.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Create a presentation in a multimedia software program
  2. Import images, video, and/or sound to software
  3. Save/export output a multimedia presentation

Assignment: With your group, create a storyboard of your project. For each shot, include all of the information that was required for the individual assignment you did Friday. If you were out Friday, you will need to make that up and get it to me by tomorrow. Upload to "Final Movie Trailer Plan and Script" in Moodle.

If you want an alternate assignment, you can work on the Destination/Place PowerPoint. You will need to present it for full points.

Extension: These are to be worked on during your own time. During class, you are working on the Movie Project or the Destination/Place PowerPoint. You must submit these to me by Thursday this week. Use the GCF Learning tutorials to help you with any area you need help.

  1. Animated slide show project.

    Here is a sample project I started.
    - Play the sample in the PowerPoint Slide show to see what it does
    - In the Animations tab click the "Animation Pane" button. View the animations and timing.
    - Other samples: A Day at the Beach

    Note: You can get free animations from Best Animations or Animation Gold as long as the sites have not been unblocked. Also, you can find some good background images on backgroundcity. For sound, you can down TV themes or anything else you can find.

  2. Topic of Your Choice Slide show Presentation

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Friday June 7, 2013 -- Day #4

We are going to continue the persuasive presentations today. We are also going to start outlining the Movie Trailer Project.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Movie Trailer Selection" in Moodle.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Create a presentation in a multimedia software program
  2. Import images, video, and/or sound to software
  3. Save/export output a multimedia presentation

Assignment: Sales Presentations; Outline for Movie Trailer

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Thursday June 6, 2013 -- Day #3

We are going to continue the persuasive presentations today. We are also going to discuss your ideas for the movie trailer project.

At the Bell: Read the linked article on PowerPoint abuse. Then join the "ATB: Article Discussion - Prevent PowerPoint Abuse" chat in Moodle, Unit 5. Also, please sign up for a presentation spot if you have not already done so.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Create a presentation in a multimedia software program
  2. Import images, video, and/or sound to software
  3. Save/export output a multimedia presentation

Assignment: Sales Presentations

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Wednesday June 5, 2013 -- Day #2

We are going to start the persuasive presentations today. You also need to submit your own idea for the movie trailer project (this is not a partner or group assignment). We will be starting on that tomorrow.

At the Bell: Review my notes on presentations.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Create a presentation in a multimedia software program
  2. Import images, video, and/or sound to software
  3. Save/export output a multimedia presentation

Assignment: Sales Presentations; Movie Trailer Initial Proposal (upload to Moodle before you leave today)

Enrichment: Create an original Flash image for your slide show or work on a Publisher project

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Tuesday June 4, 2013 -- Day #1

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Opening and Closing" in Moodle, Section 5. If you are working with someone else, each one of you needs to make an ATB submission so I can give you the points.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. learn how to create an effective and professional looking slide show with PowerPoint.
  2. apply learned skills by creating their own slide shows
  3. learn and practice presentation skills.
  4. will demonstrate presentation skills by presenting their projects to the teacher and the class.

Assignment: Finish on Sales Presentation Project. We will start presenting tomorrow. Remember, you can recruit students from the class to help your presentation. You can add sound, bring props, and do other things for extra credit.

Enrichment: Create an original Flash image for your slide show or work on a Publisher project

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Monday June 3, 2013 -- Day #6

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Presentation Skills" in Moodle, Section 5.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. learn how to create an effective and professional looking slide show with PowerPoint.
  2. apply learned skills by creating their own slide shows
  3. learn and practice presentation skills.
  4. will demonstrate presentation skills by presenting their projects to the teacher and the class.

Assignment: Work on Sales Presentation Project. Remember, you have to create a slide show and a handout.

Reference: Elements of a Good Presentation PowerPoint slide show; Steve Jobs on Presentation skills video

Enrichments: Publisher projects due by the end of this week: Ad or Sales flyer, CD cover, resort tri-fold flier or some other project in Publisher

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Friday May 31, 2013 -- Day #5

We are going to start on a sales presentation project based on your portfolio business.

At the Bell: Read the article on persuasive presentations at eHow.com. On a piece of scrap paper write the three items you found most useful.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

Assignment: Start on Sales Presentation Project

Enrichments: Publisher projects due by the end of next week: Ad or Sales flyer, CD cover, resort tri-fold flier or some other project in Publisher

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Thursday May 30, 2013 -- Day #4

We will be merging Publisher documents with a data source ... the Address Database you created.

At the Bell: Go through your computer and find your Address Database file so you are ready for today's assignment. If you don't have one, you can create a data source quickly in Access or Excel to use for the lesson.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. create an invitation and gift certificate with merge fields
  2. successfully merge a data source with a document

Assignment: Greeting Cards (15 points) and Gift Certificates (10 points) with merged addresses. I will need to check these on your computer while they are still connected to the merge source so I can see the merge was successful.

Enrichment: If you have complete both assignments, try making a CD cover or some other project in Publisher.

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Wednesday May 29, 2013 -- Day #3

At the Bell: Read the linked article about Publisher basic tasks. You don't need to read the whole thing ... pick the links that interest you. Then go to "ATB: Using Publisher" in Moodle (it's under the heading "Publications and Presentations"). In a forum post, discuss what you read and how you could use it. Read and reply to some other posts.

Objectives: Students will, using MS Publisher,

  1. create a 6-panel brochure
  2. modify a publication design, text, and images
  3. work with multi-page layouts
  4. determine relevance to data to include in a professional sales publication

Assignment: Sales Brochure - due by the end of class today. Be sure to upload your work before you leave today. The upload spot it at the end of Portfolio files in Unit 3. If you did a partner brochure also upload either the Ad or Sales flyer enrichment.

Enrichment: If you have complete both assignments, try making an Ad or Sales flyer or some other project in Publisher. You an also do a resort tri-fold flier in Publisher. Upload to the "Publisher Enrichments" link.

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Tuesday May 28, 2013 -- Day #2

At the Bell: Read the About.com article "Creating a Powerful Brochure". On a piece of scrap paper, make note of one or two ideas that you can use to create a sales brochure for the business you based your Portfolio product on. Also, make note of any vocabulary that is new to you.

Objectives: Students will, using MS Publisher,

  1. create a 6-panel brochure
  2. modify a publication design, text, and images
  3. work with multi-page layouts
  4. determine relevance to data to include in a professional sales publication

Assignment: Sales Brochure - due by the end of class tomorrow, but be sure to upload what you have completed before you leave today. The upload spot it at the end of Portfolio files in Unit 4.

Enrichment: If you have complete both assignments, try making an Ad or Sales flyer or some other project in Publisher.

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Friday May 24, 2013 -- Day #1

We are finishing our movie project today. If we have time, we'll watch them at the end. We are also doing the makeups for the database basics quiz from May 16. If you missed it or want to retake it for a better grade, let me know.

At the Bell: Get together with your group.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Create a presentation in a multimedia software program
  2. Import images, video, and/or sound to software
  3. Save/export output a multimedia presentation

Assignment: Work on the Movie Project. Your project must include video images, sound, transitions, captions, a title at the beginning and credits at the end. You may also include a mix of still and video images and existing and recorded sounds affects.

Resources: Video Editing Vocabulary; Movie maker vocab games at quia.com

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Thursday May 23, 2013 -- Day #6

We are going to review what we went over yesterday about using Movie Maker. Make sure you ask about anything you need help with. Then I will show you a few more ways to tweak your video and how to create the finished project. I will ask you to upload your finished movie file to Moodle.

At the Bell: Do some terms review by playing your choice of the video editing review games at quia.com

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Create a presentation in a multimedia software program
  2. Import images, video, and/or sound to software
  3. Save/export output a multimedia presentation

Assignment: Work on the Movie Project. Your project must include video images, sound, transitions, captions, a title at the beginning and credits at the end. You may also include a mix of still and video images and existing and recorded sounds affects.

Resources: Video Editing Vocabulary; Movie maker vocab games at quia.com

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Wednesday May 22, 2013 -- Day #5

We are going to be learning about Windows Live Movie Maker today and starting the video editing process. Everyone should try the editing, thought someone in each group is responsible for seeing your completed project done. Remember, you can always make more than one video from your raw footage.

At the Bell: Skim the tutorials linked here for Windows Live Movie Maker (you will have to scroll down past the download area). On a piece of scrap paper (table up front) write down any questions or concerns you have about using this type of program. Also, write down any experience you have using movie maker software.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Create a presentation in a multimedia software program
  2. Import images, video, and/or sound to software
  3. Save/export output a multimedia presentation

Assignment: Work on the Movie Project. Your project must include video images, sound, transitions, captions, a title at the beginning and credits at the end. You may also include a mix of still and video images and existing and recorded sounds affects.

Resources: Video Editing Vocabulary; Movie maker vocab games at quia.com

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Monday May 20, 2013 -- Day #3

We will be in alternate classrooms and filming for out Movie projects.

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Friday May 17, 2013 -- Day #2

You will need to finish planning for filming on Monday. If you were not here yesterday you will need to take the Access makeup quiz.

At the Bell: Get together with your movie project group.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Create a presentation in a multimedia software program
  2. Use a hand-held device to capture still and moving images.
  3. Import images, video, and/or sound to software
  4. Save/export the project file to a multimedia presentation

Assignment: Finish your plan for the movie project. You need to be ready to film on Monday. Think about location, script, props, scenery, etc.

Enrichment: See me for a database enrichment, typing practice, or visit an approved Website

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Thursday May 16, 2013 -- Day #1

We are going to take a quiz on database terms and concepts today. Also, finish up any database projects that you need to finish. The last 1/2 hour of class will be spent planning the filming work to be done Monday and Tuesday next week. I would like you to submit a rough storyboard. Tomorrow you will be scripting.

At the Bell: Review the Access Reviews in Moodle to prepare for today's quiz.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will demonstrate understanding of database terms and concepts.

Assignments:

  1. Access Quiz
  2. Movie Project: Draw up a rough plan for your movie project. Hand in before you leave today. Write the names of all of your group members on the paper.
  3. Portfolio Database Product: Finish and upload. Check Moodle when you upload to make sure you have all of the requirements.
  4. Address Database Project: Finish and upload. Check Moodle when you upload to make sure you have all of the requirements.
  5. Complete and hand in the Access Wrap-up Activity worksheet. There are copies by the printer if you need one. Last call.

Enrichment: See me for a database enrichment, typing practice, or visit an approved Website

Resources: Access PowerPoints: basics and filters, queries, and reports; Access tutorials at GCFLearning

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Wednesday May 15, 2013 -- Day #6

We are going to finish up the Access database project. Make sure when you upload you check the file requirements. Also make sure that each project is in a separate .accdb file. We also need to talk about the movie project.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Access Terms Review 4" on the course resource site.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. use Access wizards to create forms and reports.
  2. use queries and reports to output information from database tables.
  3. modify forms and reports in design view

Assignments:

  1. Movie Project: In a forum post (in Moodle), start a discussion about the project you would like to work on. The people who you will be working with should be part of the discussion. Include in your posts a rough plan of your project so I know what you are thinking, who is going to work on the project, and what their responsibility will be. Some of the tasks involved include planning scenes, writing the script, providing props and costumes, creating sound effects, directing and filming, and editing to put it all together.
  2. Portfolio Database Product: Add a data entry FORM and a minimum 2 queries to the Portfolio Database your started Friday. Remember to give your queries a name that makes it clear what result you will get when you run it. Also, finish designing the table fields if you need to do that. Remember to upload.
  3. Address Database Project: Start a new database file (.accdb) for your Address Database project. Add a table and a data entry form. Enter the addresses you brought in for homework. Then add at least 2 queries. Bonus: Create an additional table with an ID number for each address record and some other data. Remember, even though you had a partner for the spreadsheet project I still want each person to do their own database.
  4. Complete and hand in the Access Wrap-up Activity worksheet. There are copies by the printer if you need one.

Reminder: There will be a quiz on database terms and concepts tomorrow.

Enrichment: See me for a database enrichment, typing practice, or visit an approved Website

Resources: Access PowerPoints: basics and filters, queries, and reports; Access tutorials at GCFLearning

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Tuesday May 14, 2013 -- Day #5

We are covering creating and designing reports in Access database files. Also, I need you to start thinking about the music video project we will be working on next week. This will be a group project, so also think about who you would want to work with. Tomorrow you will give me in writing a rough idea of what you would like to do, who will work with you, and what responsibilities each person will have.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Access Terms Review 3" on the course resource site.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. use Access wizards to create forms and reports.
  2. use queries and reports to output information from database tables.
  3. modify forms and reports in design view

Assignments:

  1. Portfolio Database Product: Add a data entry FORM and a minimum 2 queries to the Portfolio Database your started Friday. Remember to give your queries a name that makes it clear what result you will get when you run it. Also, finish designing the table fields if you need to do that. Remember to upload.
  2. Address Database Project: Start a new database file (.accdb) for your Address Database project. Add a table and a data entry form. Enter the addresses you brought in for homework. Then add at least 2 queries. Bonus: Create an additional table with an ID number for each address record and some other data.
  3. Complete and hand in the Access Wrap-up Activity worksheet. There are copies by the printer if you need one.

Enrichment: See me for a database enrichment, typing practice, or visit an approved Website

Resources: Access PowerPoints: basics and filters, queries, and reports; Access tutorials at GCFLearning

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Monday May 13, 2013 - Day # 4

We are going to discuss filters and queries, and learn how to format forms and reports in Access today.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Access Terms Review 2" on the course resource site. Also, show me your homework assignment if you have it. It is due today.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. use Access wizards to create forms and reports.
  2. enter data in Access tables and in Forms.
  3. use queries and reports to output information from database tables.

Assignment:

  1. Add a data entry FORM and 2 queries to the Portfolio Database your started Friday. Remember to give your queries a name that makes it clear what result you will get when you run it. Also, finish designing the tables if you need to do that.
  2. Start a new database file (.accdb) for your Address Database project. Add a table and a data entry form. Enter the addresses you brought in for homework. Then add 2 queries.
  3. Remember to upload.

Enrichment: See me for a database enrichment, typing practice, or visit an approved Website

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Friday May 10, 2013 -- Day #3

We are going to continue Database Basics from yesterday.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Access Terms Review 1" on the in Unit 5 of course resource site. Also, show me your homework assignment if you have it. It is due by Monday the latest.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. define basic database terms.
  2. filter and sort data in database tables.
  3. create and modify queries using the query wizard and query design.

Assignment:

  1. Finish the Wrap-up Activity worksheet from yesterday
  2. Create a database from the Portfolio spreadsheet project; Upload with the Portfolio files in Moodle; Address list database

Create and save a new database file.

Homework: List of names, addresses, phone numbers, and other information for your Address database. (10 points)

Enrichment: Online review games online

References: GCF Online Tutorials for Access 2010

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Thrilling Thursday May 9, 2013 -- Day #2

We are going to work on Database Design and Maintenance with Access 2010, starting today with Database Basics.

At the Bell: Pick up a piece of scrap paper and Click Here to read the ATB.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. define terms and concepts related to Database Design
  2. identify the purpose of normalizing a database.
  3. evaluate and select and primary key for a database.
  4. create and name a database file.
  5. import data from Excel into a database file.
  6. create and modify a table and add records.

Assignment:

  1. Import Excel data into Access (Stuff4u)
  2. Create an Address Book database file; design tables and add records (upload whatever you have complete before you leave)
  3. Complete the Wrap-up Activity worksheet (We will finish it in class tomorrow)

Enrichment: Online Access review games

Homework: Bring in a list of at least 10 people and their info (addresses and phone numbers and other info such a b’date, anniversary). The people can be real people you know, you can get the names from the Internet or phone book, or you can make them up. You might want to include different fields for your database, so add any relevant information to your list (Ex: Xmas gift, b’date, bff, boy or girl friend, anniversary, job, favorite band, TV, show or movie, etc.)

You need to bring a list and show it to me. I cannot give you credit for the homework if you do not bring in a list.

References: Notes Outline of PowerPoint

Reminder: You can earn extra credit by bringing in hand sanitizer and tissues.

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The Portfolio Spreadsheet project should be finished today.

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off with your project. Also, check to see if I left you any comments in Moodle.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify common components of the spreadsheet window.
  2. Identify and demonstrate use of common tool bar commands.
  3. Create spreadsheets using pre-designed templates.
  4. Demonstrate use of basic mathematical operations in a spreadsheet.

Assignment: Portfolio Spreadsheet project due at the end of class today.

Enrichment: Excel Chart Enrichment: Comparing the prices of dream cars OR see instructor for Excel enrichments - there are a number to choose from

References: Online Excel 2010 tutorials at Gcflearnfree.org.

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Tranquil Tuesday May 7, 2013 -- Day #6

Continue working on the spreadsheet files for your portfolio project.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Excel: Review of Formulas and Functions" in Moodle.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify common components of the spreadsheet window.
  2. Identify and demonstrate use of common tool bar commands.
  3. Create spreadsheets using pre-designed templates.
  4. Demonstrate use of basic mathematical operations in a spreadsheet.

Assignment: Portfolio Spreadsheet project due at the end of class Wednesday.

Enrichment: See instructor for Excel enrichments - there are a number to choose from

References: Online Excel 2010 tutorials at Gcflearnfree.org.

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Monday May 6, 2013 -- Day #5

Today we will be adding spreadsheet files to your portfolio project.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Chart Review 2" on the course resource site.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify common components of the spreadsheet window.
  2. Identify and demonstrate use of common tool bar commands.
  3. Create spreadsheets using pre-designed templates.
  4. Demonstrate use of basic mathematical operations in a spreadsheet.

Assignment: Portfolio Spreadsheet project. We will be working on this 3 to 4 days. Upload before you leave each day to the "Portfolio Spreadsheet project" link in Moodle.

Enrichment: Bonuses are included in the Portfolio project.

References: Online Excel 2010 tutorials at Gcflearnfree.org.

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Friday May 3, 2013 -- Day #4

Worksheet and chart review and practice.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Chart Review 1" on the course resource site. ALSO ... update your "What I Do" in the 2nd worksheet of the demo file with your activity from last evening and see how it changes the chart you made yesterday.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify common components of the spreadsheet window.
  2. Identify and demonstrate use of common tool bar commands.
  3. Enter data into a spreadsheet.
  4. Demonstrate use of basic mathematical operations in a spreadsheet.

Assignment: Worksheet and chart review and practice.

Enrichment: See instructor for Excel enrichments - there are a number to choose from

References: Online Excel 2010 tutorials at Gcflearnfree.org.

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Thursday May 2, 2013 -- Day #3

We are going to discuss and practice Creating Charts in Excel today.

At the Bell:  Open your Excel Demo file and update your What I Do worksheet. Also, download and save the attached ice cream worksheet to your computer and open it in Excel. If you don't have the completed Stuff4U worksheet from Excel Lessons 1 -3, you can use my file.

Objective: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. add charts to Excel workbooks.
  2. apply the chart formatting options available in Excel to modify charts. 

Assignment: Charting in Excel: Stuff4U Chart Practices on handout.

Enrichment: Excel Chart Enrichment: Comparing the prices of dream cars

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Wednesday May 1, 2013 -- Day #2

We are going to review what we have done so far in Excel.

At the Bell: Percentages review on handout. Also please update your "What I Do" table with yesterday's after school activities.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. given information and formulas be able to identify and calculate different payroll deductions.
  2. be able use formulas in Excel to calculate payroll deductions and net pay amounts for the current period and for a cumulative total.

Assignment: Excel review and practice on handout

Resources: Worksheet upload for Swift Car Repair

Enrichment: Choose one from the folder on the white table up front

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Tuesday April 30, 2013 -- Day #1

Today's lesson is about the difference between what your earn and what you actually get. See Calculating Payroll Deductions for the whole lesson.

At the Bell: Percentages review on handout. Also please update your "What I Do" table with yesterday's after school activities.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. given information and formulas be able to identify and calculate different payroll deductions.
  2. be able use formulas in Excel to calculate payroll deductions and net pay amounts for the current period and for a cumulative total.

Assignment: Payroll Practice on handout - 15 points

Resources: The Truth about Your Paycheck PowerPoint; tax calculations worksheet

Enrichment: Choose one from the folder on the white table up front

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Monday, April 29, 2013 -- Day #6

We are going to cover a few more things in Excel today including formatting cells and printing. We are also going to explore some of the templates you can use to create Excel documents. You are going to use these to add spreadsheet files to your portfolio.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: More Excel Basics Review" on the course resource site. Then open the demo file from Lesson 2. ALSO ... update your "What I Do" in the 2nd worksheet of the demo file with your activity from Friday evening.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. identify and apply number formatting for values in a spreadsheet
  2. identify and apply basic spreadsheet formatting features to format cells contents
  3. setup and print a spreadsheet

Assignment: Excel Lesson 3 Practices

Enrichment: See me for some Excel enrichments

References: Online Excel 2010 tutorials at Gcflearnfree.org.

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Friday April 26, 2013 -- Day #5

At the Bell: First, update the "What I Do" table with your activities from after school yesterday. Then, review your notes for the quiz on Excel basics. If you need to makeup or retake the Memo and Letter quiz that is also today.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. use formulas and functions to do calculations in a spreadsheet.
  2. use Auto Complete to simplify creating and editing Excel spreadsheets.
  3. use the basic Excel editing and formatting features to edit cells contents.

Assignment: Spreadsheet Basics Quiz

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Thursday April 25, 2013 -- Day #4

We will be reviewing and practicing spreadsheet basics today.

I looked at a lot of your practices yesterday and they are not done according to instructions. ALL of the calculations need to be done with formulas and functions. If you typed the numbers in, I cannot accept your work; you will need to redo. We will go over it again today so make sure you pay attention so you know what you are supposed to submit to me.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Excel Review - The Excel Window" in Moodle, Unit 3. Then open the Demo file so you can follow along with me for today's review.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. use formulas and functions to do calculations in a spreadsheet.
  2. use Auto Complete to simplify creating and editing Excel spreadsheets.
  3. use the basic Excel editing and formatting features to edit cells contents.

Assignment: Work on spreadsheet practices in Excel. Upload all work to Moodle before leaving.

Reminder: The Correspondence Makeup/Redo quiz will be tomorrow. Make sure you review the notes and the samples I have in the Unit 3 link. There will also be an Excel Basics quiz tomorrow that covers the Excel Windows and basic functions.

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Wednesday April 24, 2013 -- Day #3

We are going to review Lessons 1 - 2 today and do Excel practices to reinforce basic spreadsheet functions.

At the Bell: Read the article on spreadsheets at About.com. Summarize the article in an online text in Moodle under the Spreadsheet Practices heading "ATB: What is a Spreadsheet?".

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. use formulas and functions to do calculations in a spreadsheet.
  2. use Auto Complete to simplify creating and editing Excel spreadsheets.
  3. use the basic Excel editing and formatting features to edit cells contents.

Assignment: M&Ms and Summer Earnings spreadsheet practices; Upload to Moodle before you go today.

Enrichment: See me for some Excel enrichments

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Tuesday April 23, 2013 -- Day #2

We are continuing the Excel Unit today.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Excel Lesson 2" on the handout. Open the Excel demo file (not the Stuff4U practice exercises) from yesterday on your computer. Students who were absent during Excel Lesson 1 need to download and open my copy of yesterday's demo in Excel for today's lesson.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. insert formulas into Excel spreadsheets to do calculations.
  2. use the basic built-in Excel formulas AutoSum and Auto Fill.
  3. use the Help feature of Excel to help them when they forget how to do something.

Assignment: Excel Lesson 2 Practices

References: Excel Notes for this lesson; Online Excel 2010 tutorials at Gcflearnfree.org.

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Monday April 22, 2013 -- Day #1

We are starting some lessons on Spreadsheets today. If anyone wants to present their Career Software PowerPoint, let me know.

At the Bell: Open Excel on your computer. Compare the Ribbon and the workspace with what you see in the Word window.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. understand what "spreadsheet" and Microsoft Excel are and how Excel fits in with the rest of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  2. understand basic spreadsheet terms.
  3. identify the parts of the Excel window including menus and tool bars.
  4. enter labels and values into Excel worksheets.

Assignment: Excel Lesson 1 Practices. Make sure you upload what you have finished before you go (it's under the Spreadsheet heading in Unit 3).

Enrichment: Peer Tutoring, typing practice, or other approved Enrichment activity on the course Website

References: Excel Notes for this lesson; Online Excel 2010 tutorials at Gcflearnfree.org.

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Friday April 19, 2013 -- Day #6

Finish the PowerPoint project we started yesterday

At the Bell: Pick up where you left off yesterday.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. understand the role of application software.
  2. identify types of software used in business and for personal use.
  3. understand the purpose of different types of software packages.

Assignment: Using software in your career PowerPoint - Upload to Moodle before you leave today (it's in Unit 2)

Extension: Add transitions, animations, sound effects, and other enhancements to their PowerPoint.

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Thursday April 18, 2013 -- Day #5

At the Bell: Play the Spin to Win game to review what we learned about operating systems. If you like, try the Double Pursuit game as well.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. understand the role of application software.
  2. identify types of software used in business and for personal use.
  3. understand the purpose of different types of software packages.

Assignment: Using software in your career PowerPoint (due at the end of class tomorrow)

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Wednesday April 17, 2013 -- Day #4

We are going to review and quiz on the correspondence unit (Memos and Letters) today.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Memo and Letter Review Questions" in Moodle. You might also want to review with the Memo matching game at QUIA and the Letter matching game. and by review your notes.

Objectives:

  1. demonstrate understanding of the purpose of business correspondence
  2. demonstrate their ability to write format business correspondence

Assignment: Memo and Letter Quiz; Hand in any work you still owe for this week.

Enrichment: Typing practice, design a restaurant menu, or other approved Enrichment activity on the course Website

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Tuesday April 16, 2013 -- Day #3

We are going to review for the Memo and Letter Quiz tomorrow, redo your Press Release with graphics and hyperlinks, discuss the Excel Unit, and plan for the Library Book Fair next week. We also need to discuss cleaning up after yourself before you leave the computer lab.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Press Release Requirements" in Moodle. Create an inline text in Moodle, Unit 3. List the required components of a business press release.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. identify the purpose of a press release in business
  2. list the parts of a press release
  3. design and create a press release
  4. select, insert, and format graphics into a document
  5. select, insert, and format hyperlinks in a document

Assignment:

Resources:

Extension:  Enrichment letters

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Monday April 15, 2013 -- Day #2

We are going to review material we covered in the correspondence unit today. There will be a quiz on letters, memos, and email on Wednesday. You are also going to create a Press Release for your business.

At the Bell: Review Letters and Memos online with the Memo matching game at QUIA and the Letter matching game.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. identify the purpose of a press release in business
  2. list the parts of a press release
  3. design and create a press release

Assignment: Press release for print (include your company name and logo, and relevant dates and information for the audience) - 15 Points

Resources:

Extension:  Enrichment letters

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Friday April 12, 2013 -- Day #1

The plan is to finish the correspondence unit today. You can also make up the Memo Quiz.

At the Bell: Complete the "ATB: Letter Formatting Review 2" under Unit 3 on the course resource site.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will

  1. Differentiate between formal and informal correspondence
  2. Differentiate between interoffice and standard correspondence
  3. List and identify the parts of a memo, a letter, and an email
  4. Create formal and informal business correspondence

Assignment: Finish and submit the Correspondence Project

Resources: Letter formatting notes and samples

Extension:  Enrichment letters

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Thursday April 11, 2013 -- Day #6

We are going to work on the Memo and Lesson project today.

At the Bell: Complete the "ATB: Letter Formatting Review 1" under Unit 3 on the course resource site.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will

  1. Differentiate between formal and informal correspondence
  2. Differentiate between interoffice and standard correspondence
  3. List and identify the parts of a memo, a letter, and an email
  4. Create formal and informal business correspondence

Assignment: Start Correspondence Project (due by the end of class tomorrow)

Resources: Letter formatting notes and samples

Extension:  Enrichment letters

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Wednesday April 10, 2013 -- Day #5

We are going to continue written correspondence today. The lesson is Letter Parts and Spacing - Block Formatting

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Memo Formatting Review" under Unit 3 in Moodle. Then review your notes for the Memo Quiz.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. List the uses for letters
  2. List and identify the parts of a letter
  3. Describe the characteristics of a full-block letter
  4. Create full-block letters
  5. Differentiate between open and closed punctuation

Assignment: Memo Quiz; Full-block letter formatting practices (15 points)

Resources: Letter formatting notes and samples

Extension:  Write a personal business letter to a friend about a school related issue.

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Tuesday April 9, 2013 -- Day #4

We are going to take a break from the portfolio project and start the Correspondence Unit today. The lesson is in Unit 3 >> Lesson 1.

At the Bell: Skim through the article on memos linked here.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. differentiate between personal and business correspondence
  2. differentiate between and list examples of internal and external business correspondence
  3. identify the different parts of a memo.
  4. format a memo according to industry standards.

Assignment: Memo practices; Finish portfolio documents from yesterday

Enrichment: Explore any of the approved sites on my Links page; start a second Portfolio project for something you think would be fun.; typing practice

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Monday April 8, 2013 -- Day #3

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Word Basics Review 2" in Moodle.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. import an image into a Word document
  2. list the parts of a business address
  3. use Page Setup to create a custom envelop
  4. use a template to create a custom business card

Assignment: Create custom documents for your portfolio

Reference: Business Document Instructions

Enrichment: Peer tutoring; Typing Practice; Start a second Portfolio project for something you think would be fun.

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Friday April 5, 2013 -- Day #2

We are going to spend another day on logos so you can make one your really like.

At the Bell: Read the linked article about business logos. Then go to Moodle, Unit 3 and complete "ATB: Logo Review".

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. identify and use the basic features of Macromedia Flash, including the stage, toolbars, property inspector, status bar, panel views, and the help feature. 
  2. use the tools and the tool options to create and modify drawings.
  3. export a Flash drawing to a gif file.
  4. design and create a professional-looking business logo.

Assignment: Create a Logo in Flash, publish it as a .gif file, and upload it into Moodle in Unit 3.

Enrichment: Peer tutoring, typing practice, creating graphics in Flash

References:

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Thursday April 4, 2013 -- Day #1

We are going to do a lesson in drawing tools so you can create a logo for your portfolio business project.

At the Bell: Open Flash on your computer. Go to All Programs -> Adobe Design Premium CS3 -> Adobe Flash CS3 Professional. To get some ideas for your business project, take a look here and see if there is anything you like.

Objectives:  As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. identify and use the basic features of Macromedia Flash, including the stage, toolbars, property inspector, status bar, panel views, and the help feature. 
  2. use the tools and the tool options to create and modify drawings.
  3. export a Flash drawing to a gif file.

Assignment: Create a Logo in Flash, publish it as a .gif file, and upload it into Moodle in Unit 3.

Enrichment: Peer tutoring, typing practice

Reference: Flash tutorials at Smashing Magazine and Webdevelopersnotes.com; Instructions for saving and exporting a Flash document

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Wednesday April 3, 2013 -- Day #6

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Word Basics Review 1" in Moodle, Unit 3.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. review and practice the basic text formatting and alignment features of Microsoft Word.
  2. apply the formatting and alignment features to new and existing documents.
  3. enter and edit/format text within a document

Assignment: Bizarre April Holidays

Enrichment: Create a flyer or poster using the text and page formatting covered in today's lesson

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 -- Day #5image of the F1 key

We are going to be working in Microsoft Word this week. Today is our first lesson, Basic Text Formatting.

At the Bell: Read the article, What’s New in Microsoft Word 2010. Then, go to Moodle and create an online text in "ATB: What's New in Word" in Unit 3. Keep the ATB article open on your computer. We are going to use it for today's lesson.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. identify the main components of a Word processing program user interface.
  2. identify the purpose of the commands on the ribbon.
  3. review and practice the basic text formatting and alignment features of Microsoft Word.

Assignment: Dog’s Behavior: Basic text formatting practice

Enrichment: Peer tutoring, typing practice

Resource: GCF online Word tutorial, Text Formatting PowerPoint; 11 Rules of Writing for practice

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Wednesday, March 28, 2013 -- Day #4

Today is Makeup Day

At the Bell: No ATB today

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. identify computer components and their purposes
  2. list different types of software
  3. demonstrate understanding of hardware, software, and operating system

Assignment: Any makeup work for Unit 2 can be completed and handed in today. If you don't owe me anything, you can work on an enrichment project.

Enrichment: Choose one from the list below - 10 Points (Hand in paper or print out before you leave today).

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Tuesday March 26, 3013 -- Day #3

Unit 2 quiz today. We'll play Bingo to review first.

At the Bell: Get a Bingo Board ready to play. You can use one from yesterday or make a new one. Review your notes / ATBs from Unit 2

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. identify computer components and their purposes
  2. list different types of software
  3. demonstrate understanding of hardware, software, and operating system

Assignment: Computer Stuff Quiz

Enrichment: Choose one from the list below - 10 Points (Hand in paper or print out before you leave today).

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Monday March 25, 3013 -- Day #2

We are going to do Unit 2 review today and watch Part 3 of Triumph of the Nerds. You can work on the Display Case if you like instead of the video.

At the Bell: Pick up a copy of the Bingo sheet. Fill it out with terms we covered in Unit 2.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. identify computer components and their purposes
  2. list different types of software
  3. demonstrate understanding of hardware, software, and operating systems

Assignment: IS Bingo; Computer Buying Project Steps 1 and 2

Extension: Try the hardware matching game at QUIA.com and the Concentration Game.

Reminder: The Unit 2 Test is tomorrow

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Friday, March 22, 2013 -- Day #1

At the Bell: There is a new issue up for the Cardinal Quill. I would like you to take a look at the Cardinal Quill Website. On a piece of scrap paper (white table up front) say which is your favorite article and why. Also, add any constructive criticisms you might have. Your feedback was very helpful last time.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify the purpose of computer components
  2. Understand the development of the personal computer industry
  3. Explore the use of online tools

Assignment: Make a quizlet to help you study; Triumph of the Nerds review sheet (Period 4) ; Study Guide (Period 3)

Enrichment: Research one of the topics we discussed in this unit; write or type a paragraph sharing what you learned, along with the source.

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Thursday March 21, 2013 -- Day #6

We are going to watch Triumph of the Nerds - Part 2: Riding the Bear

At the Bell: Read "Homebrew and how the Apple Came to be" by Stephen Wozniak. Answer the questions on the handout (white table up front)

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify the purpose of computer components
  2. Understand the development of the personal computer industry

Assignment: Triumph of the Nerds review sheet (Period 3) ; Study Guide (Period 4)

Enrichment: Research one of the topics we discussed in this unit; write or type a paragraph sharing what you learned, along with the source.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 -- Day #5

We will are going to review for the Unit 2 Test today.

At the Bell: Try the hardware matching game at QUIA.com. When you finish, try the Concentration Game. Leave it up on your screen so I see it when I come around to check your ATB is done.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the Unit 1 content (hardware, software, and operating systems).
  2. recognize key computer vocabulary
  3. list and identify the parts and functions of a computer
  4. demonstrate understanding of hardware, software, and operating systems

Assignment: Unit 2 Quiz 2; Unit 2 Study Guide; Finish Computer Buying Project if you are not already done

Enrichment: Research one of the topics we discussed in this unit; write or type a paragraph sharing what you learned, along with the source.

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Monday, March 18, 2013 -- Day #4

We are finishing the Computer Buying Project. If you cannot get it finished in class today please finish at home tonight.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Computer Review 6" in Moodle, Unit 2.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the Unit 1 content (hardware, software, and operating systems).
  2. recognize key computer vocabulary
  3. list and identify the parts and functions of a computer
  4. demonstrate understanding of hardware, software, and operating systems

Assignment: Computer Buying Project

Enrichment: Play the Double Pursuit game to review Digital Literacy topics. You can also try the Spin-to-Win game for some additional review; create a quiz of 10 to 20 terms and concepts related to the personal computer.

Reminder: There will be a quiz on Unit 1 material tomorrow and test on Unit 1 Thursday.

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Friday, March 15, 2013 -- Day #3

We are continuing the Computer Buying Project

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Computer Review 5" in Moodle, Unit 2.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the Unit 1 content (hardware, software, and operating systems).
  2. recognize key computer vocabulary
  3. list and identify the parts and functions of a computer
  4. demonstrate understanding of hardware, software, and operating systems

Assignment: Computer Buying Project Steps 4 and 5 (Period 3); Steps 3 and 4 (Period 4)

Enrichment: Play the Double Pursuit game to review Digital Literacy topics. You can also try the Spin-to-Win game for some additional review; create a quiz of 10 to 20 terms and concepts related to the personal computer.

Reminder: There will be a test on Unit 1 toward the end of next week.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 -- Day #2

After a short quiz on Unit 2, we are going to continue the Computer Buying Project project. We will talk in depth about choosing hardware today.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Computer Review 4" in Moodle, Unit 2.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the Unit 1 content (hardware, software, and operating systems).
  2. recognize key computer vocabulary
  3. list and identify the parts and functions of a computer
  4. demonstrate understanding of hardware, software, and operating systems

Assignment: Computer Buying Project Step 4 (Period 3); Step 1 - 3 (Period 4)

Enrichment: Play the Double Pursuit game to review Digital Literacy topics. You can also try the Spin-to-Win game for some additional review.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 -- Day #1

We are going to continue the Computer Buying Project project. We will talk in depth about choosing software to do the jobs you want your computer to do.

At the Bell: Read the Wikihow article on buying software. Then complete "ATB: Choosing Software" in Moodle, Unit 2.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the Unit 1 content (hardware, software, and operating systems).
  2. recognize key computer vocabulary
  3. list and identify the parts and functions of a computer
  4. demonstrate understanding of hardware, software, and operating systems

Assignment: Computer Buying Project Step 3 (Period 3 only)

Resources: Apple OS, Norton Antivirus, Video Editing SW

Reminder: There will be a quiz on Unit 2 tomorrow. Anyone who missed the last quiz will have an opportunity to make it up tomorrow, too.

Enrichment: Play the Double Pursuit game to review Digital Literacy topics. You can also try the Spin-to-Win game for some additional review.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 -- Day #6

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: New Computer." In an online text, explain what you would do with a new computer. For instance, would you use it for homework, to surf the Web, to make and/or edit videos, to store and/or edit images, to play games, etc.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify and discuss the variety of technologies used in society, including future trends
  2. Describe a basic computer system and identify computer classifications and associated purposes (e.g. desktop, laptop, handheld, server).
  3. Identify and explain the functions of the major components of the computer system

Assignment:

Resources:

Enrichment: Play the Double Pursuit game to review Digital Literacy topics. You can also try the Spin-to-Win game for some additional review.

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Monday, March 11, 2013 -- Day #5

We are going to continue Unit 2 >> Lesson 3: Inside Your Computer today.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Computer Vocabulary Review 3" in Unit 2 on the Course Resource site. Also, please vote for our school library.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. Identify the parts of a computer.
  2. Explain the job of computer components.
  3. Identify and differentiate between types of computer memory and computer storage devices.

Assignment: Lesson 3 Identify Computer Components activity worksheet

Enrichment: Research a new computer technology. Write a paragraph explaining how this technology could add to your personal or school life.

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Friday March 8, 2013 -- Day #4

You are going to watch the first part of a documentary called "Triumph of the Nerds". Fill out the worksheet with the answers as they come up in the film. You will have the last part of the class to finish your Computer Buying Project. Remember to upload whatever you have finished before you go.

At the Bell: Log in and vote for our school library.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. Identify and discuss the variety of technologies used in society, including future trends
  2. Describe a basic computer system and identify computer classifications and associated purposes (e.g. desktop, laptop, handheld, server).
  3. Identify and explain the functions of the major components of the computer system
  4. Identify how computers are used in different areas of work, school, and home.

Assignment: Complete the "Triumph of the Nerds: Part 1" worksheet

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Thursday March 7, 2013 -- Day #3

We are going to continue Unit 2 >> Lesson 3: Inside Your Computer today. It's a 2-part lesson. 

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Computer Vocabulary Review 3" in Unit 2 on the Course Resource site. Also, please vote for our school library to win grant money.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. Identify the parts of a computer.
  2. Explain the job of computer components.
  3. Identify and differentiate between types of computer memory and computer storage devices.

Assignment: Lesson 3 notes sheet and review sheet

Enrichment: Research a new computer technology. Write a paragraph explaining how this technology could add to your personal or school life

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Wednesday March 6, 2013 -- Day #2

We are going to work on Unit 2 >> Lesson 3: Inside Your Computer today. It's a 2-part lesson. We'll finish it tomorrow.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Computer Vocabulary Review 2" in Unit 1 on the Course Resource site. Also, please vote for our school library to win grant money.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. Identify the parts of a computer.
  2. Explain the job of computer components.
  3. Identify and differentiate between types of computer memory and computer storage devices.

Assignment: Lesson 3 notes sheet and review sheet

Enrichment: Research a new computer technology. Write a paragraph explaining how this technology could add to your personal or school life

Reminder: Some of you also need to make up the basic Text and Page formatting quiz. The makeup will be tomorrow.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 -- Day #1

We are going to review Unit 2 Lesson 1 and work on Lesson 2 - Computer Components

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Computer Vocabulary Review 1" on the course resource site. After the ATB, start working on the Unit 1 Lesson 1 review sheet.

Objectives:

  1. Students will be able to identify the basic electronic components of a computer given a description.
  2. Students will be able to identify different input and output tools and their jobs.
  3. Students will be able to identify and differentiate between types of keys on the computer keyboard.
  4. Students will be able to navigate within a document window using the keyboard and the mouse/touch pad.
  5. Students will demonstrate awareness of how copyright laws protect intelligent design.

Assignment: Computer Components notes sheets, Hardware on the Inside Labeling Worksheets, and Lesson 2 review sheets

Resources:

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Monday, March 4, 2013 -- Day #6

We will be working on Unit 2 Lesson 1 - Computer Vocabulary

At the Bell: Pick up a piece of scrap paper from the white table. On the paper, list five items you know of in your home or community rely on computers to function. List the items and what job they are used for.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. List types of computers and explain their uses
  2. Identify and explain the main parts of a computer.
  3. List input and output devices
  4. Understand how computers are used in today's world

Assignment:Notes sheet and Lesson Review

Enrichment: Research computer components and upgrade procedures online.

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Friday, March 1, 2013 -- Day #5

We are going to review and take the Unit 1 Digital Citizenship Quiz #2 today.

At the Bell: Review you notes, worksheets, and ATBs to prep for the quiz. We will review together in a little bit.

Objective: Review and assess knowledge of digital citizenship topics

Assignment: Digital Citizenship Quiz #2; work on Digital Citizenship Display

When you finish the quiz, you can work on the Digital Display case, finish your video, continue your drawing project, or do another enrichment.

Resource: Youtube Playlists for Period 3 or Period 4

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 -- Day #4

We are going to finish the Public Service announcements today and review for tomorrow's Unit 1 test. After the test tomorrow you can have some time to work on the Digital Citizenship display, your drawings or do an enrichment project. Make sure you have know what you want to do when you come in tomorrow.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Digital Citizenship Review 2" in Moodle. We will go over it together to make sure everyone is ready for the quiz tomorrow.

After you do the ATB, get together with your group and continue working. If you were not here yesterday, you can sign up for a group. Look at yesterday's forum posts and see which topics have not been picked up.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Review Digital Citizenship topics
  2. Become and expert in one area of Digital Citizenship
  3. Display understanding of related terms and concepts through a visual presentation

Assignment: Digital Citizenship PSA; upload your video and email the link to me. I will put them on the Youtube Playlists for Period 3 or Period 4

Resource: PSA Challenge

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 -- Day #3

We are going to make a short Public Service announcement today to review for tomorrow's Unit 1 test.

At the Bell: Visit the Moodle site. For today's ATB, join a forum discussion and share your ideas on the PSA topic you are interested in. We are doing this in 2's and 3's, so if there are already 3 in a group please choose a different topic.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Review Digital Citizenship topics
  2. Become and expert in one area of Digital Citizenship
  3. Display understanding of related terms and concepts through a visual presentation

Assignment: Digital Citizenship PSA; upload to Youtube Playlist for Period 3 or Period 4

Resource: PSA Challenge

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 -- Day #2

We are going to do the last lesson in our Digital Citizenship unit today. I am also going to go through the process of removing malware from your computer.

At the Bell: Read through the "Internet Safety" tutorial at GCF LearnFree.org. Type up a "To Do List" for Internet Safety. You can make it into a poster if you like. Upload to the spot for today's ATB.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Review and assess knowledge of digital citizenship topics
  2. Understand how encryption works and when it is used.
  3. Be able to identify and explain the purpose of an internet firewall
  4. Be able to identify Assignments used for encrypting files and firewall protection

Assignment: Review terms on handout

Resources:

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Monday, February 25, 2013 -- Day #1

We are doing Unit 1 Lesson 4 on Malware today.

At the Bell: Read the article on the costs of cyber crime. Complete ATB: Costs of Cyber Crime (Moodle, Unit 1). In a forum post share your thoughts, such as "What in the article surprised you?" or "What do you think of the numbers they mentioned?" or "Do you have any thoughts on how individuals and business can better protect themselves?".

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand terms and concepts: worms and viruses, Trojan horses, spoofing and phishing
  2. Be able to identify programs to protect computers from malware
  3. Review safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology (e.g. passwords, , spam, security, AUP, social networking)

Assignment: Review terms on handout

Extension: Complete the "Computer Virus Quiz Game" at Funtrivia.com

Resources:

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Friday, February 22, 2013 -- Day #6

At the Bell: Get one or two ideas we can discuss for the Digital Citizenship display case. Do a Google search on "digital citizenship display" and click Images to see graphic results. Then look at images for "cyber citizenship displays." You could also try searching some of the related topics. You can jot your ideas down on a piece of scrap paper.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding and ability to communicate terms and concepts related to Digital Citizenship

Assignment:

  1. Finish one-minute presentations
  2. Work on the Digital Citizenship Display

Reminders: Jarod Box project; Prism Concerts

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We will review and assess your knowledge of material from Unit 1. After the quiz we will discuss the Display Case.

At the Bell: Review your notes on Digital Citizenship. I suggest using yesterday's review sheet and the study guide I gave you on Feb. 7.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Digital Citizenship terms and concepts
  2. Place final touches for the Digital Citizenship Display

Assignment: Digital Citizenship Quiz #1; display case or practice typing skills at sense-language.org

Extension: House scene or Football field drawing - 10 points

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 -- Day #4

We are going to review Unit 1 material for Unit 1 > Quiz 1 tomorrow. We are also going to do one-minute presentations.

At the Bell: Take the online Cyber Smart Quiz. Use headphones if you have them. Note: If it won't work on your computer, take the online McAfee review instead. After you do the ATB, I would like you to take a look at the Cardinal Quill Website. On a piece of scrap paper (white table up front) say which is your favorite article and why. Also, add any other constructive criticisms you might have.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Review Digital Citizenship terms and concepts
  2. Discuss the Digital Citizenship Display
  3. Explore public domain and copyright rules, myths and content at library.case.edu
  4. Demonstrate understanding of copyright laws

Assignment: Complete the Unit 1 review sheet; One-minute presentations

Reminder: Unit 1 quiz tomorrow; Bring in items for the Digital Citizenship display case.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 -- Day #3

At the Bell: Read the linked article titled "US music file-sharer must pay damages." After you read the article, log into Moodle and access the forum discussion "ATB: File Sharer" in Unit 1. Share your thoughts on the story. For example, do you agree or disagree that Joel should be punished for what he did? Why? What do you think would be fair? After you post read and respond to some of your classmates' postings.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. be able to define software piracy.
  2. recognize that duplicating software and other copyrighted material is illegal and unfair to others.
  3. be aware of and able to list online risks associated with software piracy.  
  4. be able to list and define terms related to Internet sharing and piracy issues. 
  5. develop an attitude toward safe and responsible Internet use.
  6. be able to locate and identify public domain materials

Assignment: Finish CyberSafety posters; Privacy Issues worksheet; Typing practice

Reminder: There will be a quiz on Unit 1 material Thursday. Make sure study guide is complete, and be aware that any material we have covered so far may be included.

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Friday, February 15, 2013 -- Day #2

Mrs. Kerby is out today. No baby yet. Have a great weekend!

The sub has worksheets for you to do. Today's is on viruses. Make sure you hand in your work to the proper drawer before leaving.

Enrichment: If you finish early, you need to be doing something constructive and under no circumstances watching Youtube videos. You can do typing practice or choose an enrichment project from dkerby.com.

Reminders:

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 -- Day #1

Mrs. Kerby is out today and tomorrow. Make sure you treat the sub with due respect so I don't need to invite you for an after school detention.

The sub has worksheets for you to do. Today's is on Searching and tomorrow's is on viruses. Make sure you hand in your work to the proper drawer before leaving.

Enrichment: If you finish early, you need to be doing something constructive and under no circumstances watching Youtube videos. Some of you wanted to continue the posters you started yesterday so that would be a good thing to do. If you finished, you can make another or work on another enrichment project from dkerby.com.

Reminders:

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 -- Day #6

We are going to talk a little more about your one-minute presentations today and discuss why you are not using a PowerPoint or other visual. We are also going to do a group project. I will give you some additional time to finish today's project if you need it.

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Searching Review" in Moodle, Unit 1.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand and be able to define the concepts of digital citizenship, netiquette, and cyber bullying
  2. Demonstrate safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology (e.g. passwords, firewalls, spam, security, AUP, social networking)
  3. Demonstrate appropriate etiquette in the use of technology
  4. Explain cyber bullying and its potential consequences
  5. Generate multiple solutions for dealing with a cyber-bullying situation

Assignment: Digital Citizenship PSA (20 points)

Resources: Digital Citizenship PSA Competition

Reminder: There will be an assessment on Unit 1 Thursday. The PSA's are a review for that assessment; we will watch them before the quiz.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Day #5

We will discussing Searching Techniques and Software Piracy and doing a basic "word processing" evaluation. You may also want to make some adjustments to your one-minute presentations.

At the Bell: Complete the "ATB: Digital Citizenship Review" in Moodle, Unit 1. While you are in Moodle, check the feedback I put on the work you have done. Also, please hand in your signed BYOD paper in the proper drawer if you have not already done so.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Explore and utilize advanced search techniques
  2. Effectively and efficiently perform Internet searches.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of safe network practices
  4. Discuss and practice effective introduction and closing statements for presentations.
  5. Demonstrate skills known in Microsoft Word.

Assignment: Software Piracy activity; Word processing assessment; One-minute presentation outline

Resources:

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 -- Day #4

We are going to review of digital citizenship, netiquette, and cyber bullying and discuss the concepts of intellectual property, pubic domain, fair use, and software licensing.

At the Bell: Go to Moodle. In Unit 1, locate and complete a forum post for "ATB: CyberSafety". After you post, read and make a thoughtful comment on some of your classmates' posts.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. be able to define software piracy.
  2. recognize that duplicating software and other copyrighted material is illegal and unfair to others.
  3. be aware of and able to list online risks associated with software piracy.  
  4. be able to list and define terms related to Internet sharing and piracy issues. 
  5. develop an attitude toward safe and responsible Internet use.
  6. be able to locate and identify public domain materials

Assignment: Copysmarts Activity; One-minute Presentation outline; Discuss Cyber Safety project

Closure: Add to the forum discussion on BYOD ideas in Moodle

References: Windows password checker; handout for notes

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 -- Day #3

Digital citizenship (netiquette, cyber bullying)

At the Bell: Complete "ATB: Class Rules review" in Moodle, Unit 1 (go to dkerby.com/ehs/)

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand and be able to define the concepts of digital citizenship, netiquette, and cyber bullying
  2. Demonstrate safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology (e.g. passwords, firewalls, spam, security, AUP, social networking)
  3. Demonstrate appropriate etiquette in the use of technology
  4. Explain cyber bullying and its potential consequences
  5. Generate multiple solutions for dealing with a cyber-bullying situation
  6. Demonstrate basic typing skills

Assignment:

Extension: Practice typing at the Sense-Lang site OR explore other Enrichment projects at dkerby.com.

Resources:

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 -- Day # 2   WELCOME!

Hello and welcome to the Emerging Technologies. We will be using this Web site every day to share information and files. Since I post the daily lessons here, you'll be able to keep up if you ever miss class. You will also be uploading many of your completed assignments through the Moodle link.

Take a look around to familiarize yourself with the Web site. layout.

Today's lesson roughly follows the first semester "First Day of Class".

At the Bell:  Find a seat. We are not doing assigned seats yet but we will do them.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson students will:

  1. Discuss what students can expect from the course, and what is expected of them. 
  2. Determine the students' computer backgrounds.
  3. Introduce and discuss Digital Citizenship.
  4. Enroll in the course Web resource, Moodle

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