Friday, March 10, 2017

What New Tech Ideas Does the World Need?

Listen: What New Tech Ideas Does the World Need?” Audio
    Question of the Day: After reading “What New Tech Ideas Does the World Need?”  write a 3 paragraph blog post, of at least 300 words, in which you argue (1)new tech ideas that the world needs, (2)the problems technology could solve and (3)how could it make our lives better? Support your position with evidence from the text and video. Include at least 2 sources.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    2/14 To What Piece of Technology Would You Write a ‘Love Letter’?


    Write a 200 or more letter supporting your opinion. Please check grammar, spelling and punctuation. Post it on your Blog.

    Try your hand at writing a similar “love letter” to the piece of technology that means the most to you, whether it’s an iPod you own or a computer, television, camera, or cellphone you covet. Like David Pogue does, address the device directly and describe the details that make it “something special” to you. (You needn’t write about the tech specifics of the device unless you want to; instead, you might concentrate on how this device improves, or could improve, your life.) 

    You may write a three stanza poem or a three verse song or rap instead.

    "iPhone!!!" Mr. Viereck iPhone Love Song
    Student Samples
    Alexa, my love 

    Monday, February 6, 2017

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    Monday, January 9, 2017

    What is Computing Videos


    1. History of Computers
    Computer Commercial

    3. Software
    Software Explained

    5. Future of Computing
    Using DNA for Storage

    Pros and Cons of AI

      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.  
      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 
      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 -

      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 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

          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