Monday, January 2, 2017

1/3 Happy New Year 2017

Word of the Day: The New Year's Resolution Generator

  • Post a response to the Question of the Day in your own words. 
  • Use complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.  
I would like to wish everyone a very Healthy and Happy New Year. Join me this year as I resolve to work my best to help you learn.  Do your part resolve to do away with distractions.  

    http://eagle.northwestu.edu/departments/wellness-center/files/2013/03/calvin-hobbes-new-years-resolutions.jpg
  1. Keep your phones in your pockets
  2. Keep yourself on task - No games, No music, No fooling!
  3. Help yourself to be successful - Don't give up!
  4. Help others - Be a leader! 
  5. Listen, read, and pay attention carefully
  6. Complete all your work on time
Read the Article: List of Happy New Year Resolutions 2017
Question of the Day:
What is your New Years Resolution?
Make a Powtoon Movie of 3 resolutions for 2017

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Holiday Greetings / Extra Credit

Please enjoy a peaceful and safe holiday break and I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Do a good deed for someone this Holiday Season.  Don't tell anyone about it.  Not even the person you are helping. 

Make your own Voki.com 
Holiday Greeting, post it on your Blog and send it to your favorite teacher for 100 points extra credit.

Check out these Technology Gadgets, Products, and Innovations.
View my Flipboard Magazine.

Is it better to give or receive? Write a blog post with evidence that supports your opinion. 

Best New Gadgets in 2016

Our Favorite Gadgets: Best Tech Gifts 2016 - WSJ.com

Make you list of the top 10 Gadgets, Products or Innovations.  Post the list on your blog with images and descriptions. You can make a wish list on Amazon. (Up to 100 points)

Take photos of yourself, your family and your friends using technology.  Then create a photo story.(Up to 100 points)

Extra Credit assignments.
Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation. Credit will only be given for thoughtful well written responses of 5 sentences or more and 2 responses to others.


Write three paragraphs on your blog defending your argument for the following topics. (100+ points)

What is better a tablet or a laptop? Which would you rather have?  Which one is better for your particular need? Why?

What is the Best Video Game Consoles of 2016?

What's the Best Game Console for Kids?

Xbox One vs PS4: Which console is best for 2016? |

Go to code.org and
 
WebPage Design CODE <All 3 100 points>
New Year's Resolution Code
Happy Holidays
New Years Party

18 Web Sites You Can Watch TV Online for Free - LifeWire


How do you watch TV?

What is the smart way to use a smartphone?  Does your smart phone make you dumb?
Do you like being connected all the time?  How long do you think you could go without using technology?  No phone, No TV, No computer, No Internet, No Social Networks, No videos, No music, etc.




Post a Photo of you with Santa. (100 Points)

Post your message from the Application Gallery. (100 points) 

Read technology articles and post your responses on your blog. (100+ points)

Student Opinion - The Learning NetworkStudent Opinion - The Learning Network
Questions about issues in the news for students 13 and older. Post your comment to any of the articles.  Include your post on your blog.
 (100+ points)

Make a presentation or podcast on a technology topic of your choice and post it to your blog. (100+ points)

Make a video showing someone how you use a technology device. (100+ points).

Make a slide show with captions of your holiday photos on your blog. (100+ points)

Share your touching or amusing holiday stories. Write a story, make a comic, make a presentation or video.(100+ points)

Email me with your own project ideas.

Don't forget to make up your missing work.

Friday, November 25, 2016

11/30 Scratch Tutorials




      1. Go to Scratch Login
      2. Go to Create
      3. Click on the question mark under the "see project page" in the upper right.
        Complete the "Step-by-Step" tutorials.
      4. Share your projects - Copy the link - Paste it in your assignment

      Additional Scratch Tutorials
      http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/guide/files/CreativeComputing20141015.pdf
       
      Scratch Lesson 1: Introducing Scratch and Creating Sprite

      Scratch Lesson 2: Animating a Sprite (Dance)

      Scratch Lesson 3: Adding Sounds (Dance to the Beat)
      Scratch Lesson 4: Create a Music Sprite
      Scratch Lesson 5: Work with the Stage 
      Lesson 6: Create a Scratch Song 
      Scratch Lesson 7: Understanding the Pong Game
      Lesson 7: Create a Scratch Cartoon Animation         
      SCRATCH Lesson 8: Create a Cartoon Animation Part I
      SCRATCH Lesson 9: From Stories to Animations Part II

      Animate Your Name
      Create a Pong Game
      Design a Holiday Card
      Scratch Pen Challenge
      Problem III. Changing the Looks of a Sprite
      Problem II. Moving to Specific Locations
      Scratch Coordinates
      Draw your first sprite.


      Cartoon Animation
      How to Draw Comics the Marvel

      Keyhole Ken
      How to Draw Cartoons
      Cartoon Animation 

      http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Super-Mario-game/step2/Set-up-your-characters/

        Friday, November 18, 2016

        Happy Thanksgiving 2016

         

        Take time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Share it with your friends and family. Here are some activities to help you enjoy your holiday. Look for the Black Friday Coupon in the Friday Google Classroom from 12 am to 10 am.

        If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart

        Record your thanksgiving message at: Voki: http://www.voki.com/ Post it on your Blog. (up to 100 points extra credit) Email one to a teacher.
        Turkey showing it's football skills hoping to put off the inevitable Turkey Day Celebration
        What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? (up to 100 points extra credit)

        Post your Thanksgiving Photos and write your Thanksgiving story on your blog.
        (up to 100 points extra credit)

        What is your role on Thanksgiving?  Do you help with the cooking?  Do you help decorate? Maybe you clean up.  Take 10 or more photos that show your role.  Add a one line caption for each photo and post it to your blog. (up to 100 points extra credit)
        Holiday TV Guide
        Books and Movies That Inspire Kids to Be Grateful 
        Best Holiday TV Specials of 2016 
        2016 Christmas Movies and TV Show Schedule: An Awesome Guide

        Complete your assignments Google Classroom

        Extra Credit 
        Moana
        Scatch Tutorials 
        • Go to: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/
          Create an account. Send me your user name as a private message.
          Click on the question mark under the "see project page" in the upper right.
          Complete the "Step-by-Step" tutorials.
        Tynker 
        Visit https://code.org/ and explore computer science.
        Work on Kodable K1    K2    K4   K6   K7 

        Student Opinion Questions

        Student Crosswords and Fill-Ins

        http://www.myspacegraphicsandanimations.com/images/animated-thanksgiving-turkey1.gifPost your Favorite quote on your Blog. (up to 10 points extra credit)
        Thanksgiving Jokes & Riddles
        http://www.theholidayspot.com/thanksgiving/jokes.htm
        http://www.enchantedlearning.com/jokes/topics/thanksgiving.shtml
        http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/thanksgiving-jokes

        Take the Thanksgiving quiz:

        http://home.aristotle.net/Thanksgiving/trivia.asp
        http://thanksgiving.spike-jamie.com/quiz.html
        http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/probe/docs/thanksqz.html
        Wish someone a Happy Thanksgiving:

        http://www.jibjab.com/ecards/thanksgiving
        http://www.123greetings.com/events/thanksgiving/wishes/thanksgiving57.html
        Thanksgiving activities:
        http://www.abcteach.com/directory/seasonalholidays/thanksgiving/
        http://holidays.kaboose.com/thanks-games.html

        10 Memorable Thanksgiving Day Quotes


        1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy
          • As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
        2. Edward Sandford Martin
          • Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.
        3. Erma Bombeck
          • Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
        4. J. Robert Moskin
          • Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.
        5. James Smith
          • It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace we ourselves have received, but it requires great grace to thank God always for the grace given to others.
        6. W.T. Purkiser
          • Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.    
        7. Phillips Brooks
          • Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.
        8. Wilbur D. Nesbit
          • Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.       
        9. O. Henry
          • There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
        10. John Greenleaf Whittier
          • Ah! on Thanksgiving day.... When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before. What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
        What is your favorite quote?
        Make Thanksgiving Quote #11 yours. Post it on your Blog.

        Here are a couple of My favorite recipes.  Do you have any you could share?  in Google Classroom


        Country Apple Dumplings


        http://www.rhodesbread.com/images/recipes/AppleDumplingsLarge.jpg Prep Time: 20 Minutes
        Cook Time: 45 Minutes     Ready In: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
        Yields: 16 servings
        "Oh my Goodness!! Who knew that fresh apples, crescent roll dough, and citrus soda could make such a wonderful treat!"
        INGREDIENTS:
        2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
        2 (10 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
        1 cup butter   
        1 1/2 cups white sugar
        1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
        1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Mountain Dew ™
        DIRECTIONS:
        1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
        2. Cut each apple into 8 wedges and set aside. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough starting at the smallest end. Pinch to seal and place in the baking dish.
        3.Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Pour over the apple dumplings. Pour Mountain Dew™ over the dumplings.
        4.Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.


        http://www.justcomments.com/files2/0d535a50c290.gif
        Chocolate Cresent Roll


        Prep Time: 10 Minutes  Cook Time: 15 Minutes     Ready In: 30 Minutes
        Yields: 16 servings
        "Great for Chocolate Lovers!"
        INGREDIENTS:
        2 (10 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
        12 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
        1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
        2. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Place about 2 tsp. of chips on the largest end. Roll each crescent roll dough. Pinch to seal and place in the baking dish.
        3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

        Friday, November 11, 2016

        11/14 Cyberbullying - Computer Science - Internet

        https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=a61cdf6fbb584d8c863515d24ab0745c&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDDo Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day, then paraphrase it in your own words in your Google Classroom. 
        Word of the Day: Cyberbullying


        • Post a response to the Question of the Day in your own words. 
        • Use complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.   
        Watch the video: CyberBullying on the Big Screen. Take the Quiz

        Question of the Day: A target is a person who is the  object of an intentional action.
        Describe in your own words what it means to be a target of a Cyberbully.

        Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

          https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=ba7160ab334f47cea8dfcbfe4500cf68&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDDo Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day, then paraphrase it in your own words in your Google Classroom. 
          Word of the Day: Computer Science

          • Post a response to the Question of the Day in your own words. 
          • Use complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.   
          Watch the Video CS is Changing Everything
          Question of the Day: How is Computer Science Changing Everything?

          How is Computer Science Changing Everything? Give an example from the video of how computer is changing the world. How will the 21century be different from the 20th century?
          Unit 1 Lesson 1
          Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

          Do Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day, then paraphrase it in your own words in your Google Classroom. 
          Word of the Day: Internet


          • Post a response to the Question of the Day in your own words. 
          • Use complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.   
          Read: The Internet is for Everyone - Abbreviated Version

          Question of the Day: Is the Internet is for Everyone?

          Read: the Internet is for Everyone document.
          Discuss all nine challenges with your group.
          Explain one of the nine challenges raised by Vint Cerf in “The Internet is for Everyone - but it won’t be if…..”
          Choose one challenge.
          Copy and paste the challenge.
          Give one example of it that you know about.
          Write an additional 50 or more words then post on your Blog.


          Unit 1 Lesson 8
          Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

            Friday, November 4, 2016

            11/7 Take Back - Fairytale - Wires

            https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=a61cdf6fbb584d8c863515d24ab0745c&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDDo Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day, then paraphrase it in your own words in your Google Classroom. 
            Word of the Day: Cybercreepy


            • Post a response to the Question of the Day in your own words. 
            • Use complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.   
            Question of the Day: Have You Ever Posted, Emailed or Texted Something You Wish You Could Take Back?
            Have you ever posted something you shouldn’t have on an impulse, or texted somebody by mistake?

            Before the Internet and social media, you could slip up and take solace in knowing that it wouldn’t leave the room — but not anymore. Have you ever pressed “post” or “send” when you shouldn’t have?

            After reading the Article.  Write 300 words or more and post it on your Blog. 
            Post a response in your own words. 

            Use complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation. 

            Comment on at least 2 of your classmates posts.

            Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

              https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=ba7160ab334f47cea8dfcbfe4500cf68&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDDo Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day, then paraphrase it in your own words in your Google Classroom. 
              Word of the Day: Animation


              • Post a response to the Question of the Day in your own words. 
              • Use complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.   
              Question of the Day: 10/24 Cyber Fairytale Project
              Watch the Video to get additional Ideas to complete your Fairytale. 
              Read the Cyberbullying Fairytale instructions. 
              Download the Cyber Fairytale master. 
               
              Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.

              Do Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day, then paraphrase it in your own words in your Google Classroom. 
              Word of the Day: Wires, cables, and WiFi

              • Post a response to the Question of the Day in your own words. 
              • Use complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.   
              Question of the Day: 11/7 Khan Academy: Wires, cables, and WiFi

               
              Daily Objectives:  Students will read, discuss and analyze information from articles, analyze, and think critically about online context, using written (Blog post), graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods, with a student performance at the basic level or above and 6 out of 12 on the project rubric.