Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Welcome Back

Welcome to another exciting school year!  My name is Mr. Viereck and I am Teaching Computer and Information Technology.

The 21st century requires students to develop and use new skills. I use a Hybrid method of teaching. Hybrid courses pair the best features of face-to-face teaching with the best options in online learning to promote active and independent learning. Many assignments can be done at home with a computer and Internet access. Although a computer would greatly enhance the learning experience, it is not necessary.  An inexpensive pair of headphones or ear buds are recommended for class. This is a more sanitary solution to sharing classroom headphones.



Computer and Information Technology will facilitate the cross-discipline application of academic knowledge, creativity, design, and innovation skills with the integration of the Internet and digital media into the study of cutting-edge topics in science and technology. This course will feature problem-based learning and comprehensive projects as the primary instructional methodology for all students.



Students should sign up for a Google/Gmail account. (It is important to remember / write down the Username and Password).  We will use many of Google’s online tools, including Documents, Gmail, Sites and Blogger. More information about this course is available at the class website: http://viereckquestion.blogspot.com


Please sign and return the EOSD Audio andImage Consent, Release and Waiver A Link to the course syllabus is provided below. This year will be using Class Dojo as part of the reward and discipline plan. Please sign up for Class Dojo using the enclosed student and parent access codes.

This year I’m using Class Dojo to encourage important skills, like working hard and participating. I'll also use it to communicate with you: we can instantly share messages, updates and photos from class. It's the easiest way for you to see how your child is doing at school and to get in touch with me. I will need your cell number or email to invite you to Class Dojo.

Please visit the class blog (http://viereckquestion.blogspot.com/) for more information. Feel free to ask me any questions.

Everyone is expect to follow the class rules and procedures:
  1. Keep phone in a pockets or a bag
  2. Wear Headphones only when listening to tutorials
  3. No speakers
  4. Keep yourself on task
    1. No games, 
    2. No music, 
    3. No videos
    4. No fooling!
  5. Help yourself by helping others - Be a leader!   
  6. Complete all your work on time
  7. Listen, read, and pay attention


                                                          Sincerely,
                                                          Mr. Victor Viereck  

The following behaviors are encouraged:


Checking for Accuracy
1
Creativity
1
Explaining
2
Extra Credit
1
Following Directions
1
Helping others
1
Listening
1
Managing Impulsivity
1
On task
1
Participating
1
Persistence
1
Questioning
1
Substitute
5
Teamwork
1
Working hard
1


CIT 1 Syllabus CIT 2 Syllabus CIT 3 Syllabus Internet Use Policy
Image Consent Form

Monday, June 13, 2016

Final Exam

Part 1
Select your best KidBlog posts from class this year. This will be a portfolio you can use to show what you know.
  1. Select at least 10 KidBlog Posts. 
  2. Check the posts for proper spelling, grammar, punctuation.
  3. Read each post and rewrite them if necessary.
  4. Publish your post as Public.
Part 2


Write a new post of at least 100 words describing what you learned in this class and how you use and will use what you learned.

What Was Your Biggest Failure/Challenge In This Class And What Did You Learn From It? 

  • When you respond to the question, quickly establish the situation with a few sentences and then briefly explain what took place and why it happened.
  • Focus on what you learned about yourself. Emphasize how you would do things differently in a similar future situation. Accept responsibility for your shortcomings in the situation. Be honest about the outcome. 
  • This anecdote might not have a happy ending, but try to end on a positive note by demonstrating what you learned.

Mistakes You Should Avoid

  • It is possible to dance around this question and avoid an answer, but you shouldn’t. Everyone fails and the hiring manager needs to know how you react in those situations.
  • Do not make up an event or use an anecdote that didn’t happen to you. Do not choose a failure that was due to a personal mistake or character flaw. Avoid not answering the question with a response like, “I can’t think of any serious failures.” Do not solely blame others for the failure. Just because you were asked about failure doesn’t mean your answer should be negative. 
Rubric
A post will only count that is clearly written without any spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.
  1. 9-10 Previous Posts and New Post
  2. 7-8 Previous Posts and New Post - 9-10 Previous Posts and No New Post
  3. 6 Previous Posts and New Post - 7-8 Previous Posts and No New Post
  4. 5 Previous Posts

Monday, June 6, 2016

Portfolio Project


https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=a61cdf6fbb584d8c863515d24ab0745c&resourceFileType=CONVERTED

  Final Exam


Play here: CodeCombat Levels

Join your class

CC 1 DoorLuckEast
CC 2 DuckSwordPath
CC 4 LockCupShare
CC 6 BiteStartGlass
CC 7 BestStepReady


Join the Code Combat Jaguars Clan

Introduction to Programming



https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=ba7160ab334f47cea8dfcbfe4500cf68&resourceFileType=CONVERTED

     Final Exam

    Play here: CodeCombat Levels

    Join your class

    CC 1 DoorLuckEast
    CC 2 DuckSwordPath
    CC 4 LockCupShare
    CC 6 BiteStartGlass
    CC 7 BestStepReady


    Join the Code Combat Jaguars Clan

    Introduction to Programming
     

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    Introduction to Programming


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

    Students: Listen to the Message

    Today, I am not in school. You are expected to work as if I were. In fact, you should be on your best behavior. I am expecting you to help each other. 

    Take the Quiz in Engrade.

    Continue programming Karel. I will check and grade your activity logs and assignments. If you complete Karel, start working on Code Combat. 

    Seniors work on your Portfolio, this will count as your exam.

    Click here to join CodeHS:  codehs.com/go/C551

    Question of the Day: 
    Sign up for CodeHS
    Start with Lesson 1 Introduction to Programming with Karel
    Watch the CodeHS Video then complete the lessons. 


    Meet Karel the Dog

    karel_east_big.pngDiscussion
    Karel is the name of the dog that we use to teach programming concepts in this course. Giving commands to a computer is actually similar to how you can give commands to a dog.

    Computer programs are built out of lines of code. These codes are like sheets of instructions that tell the computer what to do and how to do it.


    What language does Karel speak?
    Our Karel uses a language called JavaScript with a few special commands (like moving and putting down a tennis ball). JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. In fact, most of the websites that you use everyday are built with the help of JavaScript!

    Why is the dog named Karel?
    Karel is named after Karel Čapek, a 20th century Czech writer. Čapek is known for introducing and popularizing the word "robot." We've named our robot dog Karel in honor of him.

    Lesson: Extra Karel Practice

    Lesson: Extra Karel Puzzles

    Karel Solutions


    Sign up for CodeCombat  - Click on your class period - Use the Code - Complete Level 1-19
    Period 1 CC 1 DoorLuckEast
    Period 2  CC 2 DuckSwordPath 
    Period 6  CC 6 BiteStartGlass

    Intro View Guide Online (PDF) — Python
    CS 2 View Guide Online (PDF) — Python
    CS 3 View Guide Online (PDF) — Python

    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 and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
    Word of the Day: Function

    Click here to join CodeHS:  codehs.com/go/21DC

    Question of the Day: 
    Sign up for CodeHS
    Click on Introduction to Programming
    Start with Lesson 1 Introduction to Programming with Karel
    Watch the CodeHS Video then complete the lessons. 

    Next time click Introduction to Programming and Resume 
    Complete all 16 lessons 

    Lesson: Extra Karel Practice

    Lesson: Extra Karel Puzzles

    Karel Solutions

    Sign up for CodeCombat  - Click on your class period - Use the Code - Complete Level 1-19
    Period 4 CC 4 LockCupShare  -  Period 7 CC 7 BestStepReady

    Intro View Guide Online (PDF) — Python
    CS 2 View Guide Online (PDF) — Python
    CS 3 View Guide Online (PDF) — Python

    Python

    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.

      Tuesday, May 10, 2016

      5/12 - 5-20 Robot Project


      https://classflow.com/activfoundation/resource/downloadResourceFile?resourceId=a61cdf6fbb584d8c863515d24ab0745c&resourceFileType=CONVERTEDDo Now: Search for the definition for the Word of the Day and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
      Word of the Day: Dirty, Dull, and Dangerous

      Check out Mr. Viereck's Robot Magazine Sign up for FlipBoard and Get the App on your phone or tablet. 
      (Project is worth 50% of the marking period grade)
      Project Due: Friday May 20, 2016

      Exemplary Project
      Read:Project Directions


      Question of the Day:  
      1. What will we do if Robots do everything? Write your Introduction.
      2. Can Robots improve your life?  List 3 positives.
        1. They will do the dirty, dull and dangerous jobs.
        2. They will help us make a safer world.
        3. They will give us more time to do what we want.
      3. Will Robots replace humans?  List 3 negatives.
        1. They will take our jobs.
        2. They will take away our privacy.
        3. We will become dependent on them.
      4. How will robots effect our future?  Write your conclusion.
      Include your resources.
      1. Complete the Comic Life Tutorial.  
      2. Download and Start your Project.
      3. Make a list of 3 negative of Robots.  Cite your sources.
      4. Include images and also post to your Blog.
      5. Upload Project to your Blog
        1. Export your Comic Life
          1. File / Export / Export to Images
          2. Format PNG / Resolution 72dpi
        2. Sign into Kidblog / New Post
          1. Upload / My Computer (Drag or Choose Image files 1 at a time)
          2. Insert each Image (make sure the order is correct)
          3. Title and publish your post 
      • Name:  


        Robot Rubric
        Possible Points
        Earned Points
        Included 4 Images, Your Image, and an Internet Image
        6

        Included Balloons, Captions, and Lettering
        6

        Modify Images
        6

        Images enhance the project
        6

        Develop a clear topic or central idea
        6

        Support ideas with details, explanations, and examples
        6

        Put your ideas in the order that best communicates what you are trying to say
        10
        Clearly describes 3 positive effect and benefits on society
        10

        Clearly describes 3 negative effect and fears on society
        10

        Clearly identifies a possible solution
        10

        Includes research and sites from least 2 sources
        6

        6

        6

        6

      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 and capture it in citelighter, then paraphrase it in your own words.  
        Word of the Day: Karel

        Click here to join CodeHS:  codehs.com/go/21DC

        Question of the Day: 
        Sign up for CodeHS
        Click on Introduction to Programming
        Start with Lesson 1 Introduction to Programming with Karel
        Watch the CodeHS Video then complete the lessons. 

        Next time click Introduction to Programming and Resume 
        Complete all 16 lessons
        Code Combat PDF http://files.codecombat.com/teacherguides/CodeCombat_TeacherGuide_intro_python.pdf
        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.