Thursday - March 24th 2018

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

Last Day of School!!



Wednesday - March 23rd 2018

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. We are going program turtles to build bridges today!



Tuesday - March 22nd 2018

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. We are going program turtles to build bridges today!



Monday - March 21st 2018

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. We are going program turtles to build bridges today!



Friday - March 18th 2018

40 - Do Now - In gaming, the term “Sandbox” refers to the style of games that allows players to roam freely through a virtual world, with many ways to reach an objective.

Using a complete sentence, provide one example of a “sandbox” type of game.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. We are going program turtles to build bridges today!



Thursday - May 17th 2018

39 – DO NOW – What is your favorite quote, saying, or scripture...if you don't have one, find a quote on the internet about something you enjoy.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

When you are going through the quests remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions through out these quest.



Wednesday - May 16th 2018

38 – Do Now – The definition of “database” is an organized collection of information.

What purpose then, does a database have? Think about how you have used data in your science classes.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

When you are going through the quests remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions through out these quest.



Tuesday - May 15th 2018

37 – “Media” is the means of communication, as radio and television,newspapers, and magazines, that reach or influence people widely.

Provide the name for three examples of media you use:

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

When you are going through the quests remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions through out these quest.



Monday - May 14th 2018

36 – “Beta”  is the edition of a game that’s ALMOST complete (not the final version), and is released to the public to gather feedback about how well it works.

Why would a game developer want to publish a game in beta before completing it?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN...formulate (create) a sequence (put in a series) of commands using the block language to demonstrate (show ; make plain) my ability to order commands & programming a character.

I CAN...visualize (imagine) a clear path for a process, then organize (put in order; arrange) block commands in a program on Code.org.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

I will be in Chicago today for professional development. See you tomorrow.


1. You have THREE options today.

    

    A.You could try something a little different, easy and fun. Designing and creating your own Google Logo!

            Click this link and watch the videos, there are instructions and project links on the right.

            When you get into Scratch, make sure you click the remix button on the starter Project so you can save it.

            If you do not have a Scratch account make one with your Google Account.

    B. Click link to continue the Accelerated Course in code.org.

    C. Study for your exams



Friday - May 11th 2018

35 – DO NOW: “Encryption” the process of converting data into code.

Speculate about the value (what’s the point?) of encrypting data.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN...formulate (create) a sequence (put in a series) of commands using the block language to demonstrate (show ; make plain) my ability to order commands & programming a character.

I CAN...visualize (imagine) a clear path for a process, then organize (put in order; arrange) block commands in a program on Code.org.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

I will be in Chicago today and Monday for professional development. I really will miss you all.


1. You have two options today.

    

    A.You could try something a little different, easy and fun. Designing and creating your own Google Logo!

            Click this link and watch the videos, there are instructions and project links on the right.

            When you get into Scratch, make sure you click the remix button on the starter Project so you can save it.

            If you do not have a Scratch account make one with your Google Account.

    B. Go right into code.org by clicking the link in number 2 below.


2. When you finish continue on with code.org. Click link to continue the Accelerated Course.

3. Please make sure you are on the Accelerated Course it looks like this:


The url website should look like this.



Thursday - May 10th 2018

34 – “Beta”  is the edition of a game that’s ALMOST complete (not the final version), and is released to the public to gather feedback about how well it works.

Why would a game developer want to publish a game in beta before completing it?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

When you are going through the quests remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions through out these quest.



Wednesday - May 9th 2018

33 - Do Now - Why do we seek out entertainment...whether it's movies, music, art, games, or any number of other forms of entertainment, what problem does entertainment solve for us?

What is your favorite form of entertainment, and what problem does it solve for you?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below. Then wait, don't touch anything in the world. Then read the directions below in number 2.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. Read about your task below then stay on this page and patiently wait for my instructions.

We will go through Turtle Island to learn how to program the turtles and save the programs we make. We will complete 4 quest. On QUEST 4 you will write programs and save your programs for each of the 18 puzzles during.

When you are going through the quest remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions through out these quest.



Tuesday - May 8th 2018

32 – “Firewall” – a security system that protects a network against unauthorized users.

What is the purpose of having a firewall in place for Hoover City Schools computer systems?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below. Then wait, don't touch anything in the world. Then read the directions below in number 2.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. Read about your task below then stay on this page and patiently wait for my instructions.

We will go through Turtle Island to learn how to program the turtles and save the programs we make. We will complete 4 quest. On QUEST 4 you will write programs and save your programs for each of the 18 puzzles during.

When you are going through the quest remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions through out these quest.



Monday - May 7th 2018

31 – DO NOW - “Hyperlink” – is a link to another part within a document or webpage that directs you to a different document or place.

Provide one example of when you have used a hyperlink. Hint: There are several on this website.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Finish the 6 challenges. You will watch a quick video tutorial then complete the direction and move on to the next challenge.



Friday - May 4th 2018

 

30. Do Now - Why does the name Minecraft fit so well?

 

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

 

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

I. Check your Do Now's for the following

A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

B. There should be one space between sentences.

C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.

 

II. Items that should be complete AND Turned In are below.  I am grading them all today.

 1. Morning Routine in Flowchart


III. Show your Do Now's to your neighbors and ask them to check that they are all done correctly. Then come and tell me who checked yours.


IV. If all of the above is completed and turned in correctly, you may login to the MinecraftEdu servers. We will use Minecraft to program turtles and complete computational tasks later in the 9 weeks.



Thursday - May 3rd 2018

 

I have to be in Montgomery today for meetings. I will miss you all!


29 – Do Now – What do you think about the turtles in MinecraftEdu?

  

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

 

I CAN. . . interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) what a flowchart is and how it works, debug (detect, remove errors) some playground game algorithms, then formulate (create) a flowchart algorithm based on my morning routine.

 

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

 

1. Finish making your flowchart of your morning routine using Google Draw based on your Morning Pseudocode routine you made last week.

2. REMEMBER REQUIREMENTS: 3 selection/decision diamonds and 3 input or output parallelograms.

3. Use the slide below as a reference for your flow chart.

4. Post your flowchart drawing in the Google Classroom.

5. After finishing the above. Click on this link and join with your google email. Then complete the Accelerated Course in code.org.



Wednesday - May 2nd 2018

28 – Do Now – “storage media” a place to store data and files, not in a cloud like Google Drive or Dropbox.

Provide two examples of storage media, a place to save and move data or folders.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. We are going to try something new today in MinecraftEdu. First, click on this link and watch the first video.

2. Once everyone has completed the Do Now. We will move on.

3. You have 6 challenges to complete. You will watch a quick video tutorial then complete the direction and move on to the next challenge.



Tuesday - May 1st 2018

 

I have to be in Montgomery today for meetings. I miss you all! Yes, even you...you know who you are.


27 – Do Now – “pixel” is the smallest part of a digital image. Rephrase the meaning of the word “pixel”…  Remember to use complete sentences with proper grammar & punctuation.

  

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

 

I CAN. . . interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) what a flowchart is and how it works, debug (detect, remove errors) some playground game algorithms, then formulate (create) a flowchart algorithm based on my morning routine.

 

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

 

1. Finish making your flowchart of your morning routine using Google Draw based on your Morning Pseudocode routine you made last week.

2. REMEMBER REQUIREMENTS: 3 selection/decision diamonds and 3 input or output parallelograms.

3. Use the slide below as a reference for your flow chart.

4. Post your flowchart drawing in the Google Classroom.

5. After finishing the above. Click on this link and join with your google email. Then complete the Accelerated Course in code.org.



Monday - April 30th 2018

  

26 - Do Now -  How are selection/decision diamonds used in flowcharts, what is there purpose?

 

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

 

I CAN. . . interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) what a flowchart is and how it works, debug (detect, remove errors) some playground game algorithms, then formulate (create) a flowchart algorithm based on my morning routine.

 

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

 

1. Finish making your morning routine flowchart using Google Draw based on your Morning Pseudocode routine you made last week.

2. REMEMBER REQUIREMENTS: 3 selection/decision diamonds and 3 input or output parallelograms.

3. Use the slide below as a reference for your flow chart.

4. Post your flowchart drawing in the Google Classroom.

5. Finish codecombat if you are stuck on a level ask for help from someone.

If you are done with codecombat:

6. Play in Tynker Click here and click “sign in with Google” then use this Course Code: 72707062

7. Try some HTML

8. Make some Bitsbox Apps and see what you can make



Friday - April 27th 2018

 

25. Do Now - How can a flowchart help you think through a process?

 

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

 

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

I. Check your Do Now's for the following

A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

B. There should be one space between sentences.

C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.

 

II. Items that should be complete AND Turned In are below.  I am grading them all today.

 1. Computational Thinking

 2. Bugged Flowcharts

  3. Pseudocode Minion

  4. Morning Routine in Pseudocode


III. Show your Do Now's to your neighbors and ask them to check that they are all done correctly. Then come and tell me who checked yours.


IV. If all of the above is completed and turned in correctly, you may login to the MinecraftEdu servers. We will use Minecraft to program turtles and complete computational tasks later in the 9 weeks.



Thursday - April 26th 2018

 

24. Do Now - Have you ever used Google Draw?

 

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

 

I CAN. . . interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) what a flowchart is and how it works, debug (detect, remove errors) some playground game algorithms, then formulate (create) a flowchart algorithm based on my morning routine.

 

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

 

1. Make a flow chart of your morning routine using Google Draw based on your Morning Pseudocode routine you made yesterday.

2. Requirements: 3 selection/decision diamonds and 3 input or output parallelograms.

3. Use this slide as a reference for your flow chart. 

L4_flowchart makeAflowchart


4. After finishing the above. Click on this link and join with your google email. Then complete the Accelerated Course in code.org.



Wednesday - April 25th 2018

 

23 - Do Now - Make a guess, what is pseudo-code?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

 

I CAN…know (recognize) pseudo code is understand (appreciate, comprehend) how to write it and demonstrate(show; make plain) my new skills by arranging (listing)commands for a minion in order.

 

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

 

1. We will work through this idea of pseudo code together.

2. The Pseudo code Minion assignment can be found in the Google Classroom. Please don't start yet. Thanks.

3. Complete the Morning Pseudo code in the Google Classroom.



Tuesday - April 24 2018


22. Do Now - What did you do over the three day weekend? 

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

 

I CAN. . . interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) what a flowchart is and how it works, debug (detect, remove errors) some playground game algorithms, then formulate (create) a flowchart algorithm based on my morning routine.

 

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

 

1. Complete the Pseudo Code assignment in the Google Classroom if you haven't Computational Thinking.

2. Learn about different flowchart symbols and what they mean. Also, how they compare as pseudo code.

  A flowchart is a diagram which shows the breakdown of an algorithm into all of the necessary steps and is an alternative to pseudo code.

  A flowchart makes use of some standard shapes joined together by lines.

3. We will go through several examples of flowcharts together: L4_flowchart & debugging

4. Debug the playground game flowcharts with a partner, each one has something wrong with it. You can find your copy in the Google Classroom.

5. A more extensive flowchart: Don't watch this yet. Examples: friendship algorithm  another:



Friday - April 20th

Cultural Expo Day - No Classes



Thursday - April 19th 2018

21 - DO NOW -  Are you looking forward to the Cultural Expo tomorrow?


--------------------ASSIGNMENT-------------------

Catch-Up Day

I. Check your Do NOW's & ask your neighbor to check them to make sure they are correct:

A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

B. There should be one space between sentences.

C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.

II. Items that should be complete AND Turned In are below. Today is the last day to turn them in.

    A. Computational Thinking


III. Come tell me who checked yours.


IV. If all of the above is completed and turned in correctly, you may login to the MinecraftEdu servers and learn the controls on computer. We will use Minecraft later in the course to program turtles and complete computational tasks.



Wednesday - April 18th 2018

20. Do Now - Name 3 sorting algorithms. 

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

 

I CAN identify (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is.

I CAN apply (execute, bring into play) this new concept to solve (clear up; figure out) example ‘problems’ like tying shoelaces.

I CAN support (back up) my new knowledge with at least one comparison (relate; example) to my life that requires specific steps or series of solutions to be carried out in order to solve a problem.

 

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

 

1. Today we are going to “run” your programs you wrote yesterday.

You will be the programmers and I will be the computer.

2. Complete the Pseudo Code assignment in the Google Classroom Computational Thinking.



Tuesday - April 17th 2018


19– Do Now – Make a guess. What is Computational Thinking?


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN identify (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is.

I CAN apply (execute, bring into play) this new concept to solve (clear up; figure out) example ‘problems’ like tying shoelaces.

I CAN support (back up) my new knowledge with at least one comparison (relate; example) to my life that requires specific steps or series of solutions to be carried out in order to solve a problem.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Intro to Computational Thinking.

2. You are going to write a program to make a butter and jelly sandwich.



Monday - April 16th 2018

18 - Do Now - Make a guess. What is an algorithm?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…examine (look at; inspect) the algorithm functions then sort (organize) and sequence (put in order; put in a series) playing cards based on sorting algorithms.

---------------------ASSIGNMENT--------------------

1. As a class discuss Algorithms: A set of calculations, instructions or rules that a computer would use to solve a problem.

2. Demonstrate a bubble sort with cards & Scratch Bubble Sort Guy.

3. Demonstrate a selection sort with cards & Scratch

4. Demonstrate an insertion Sort using cards & Scratch

5. Students will use cards to demonstrate the sorting algorithms above. If you need some help, use these videos.



Girls, you should totally do this!!
Hoover High computer science girls invite girls in grades 5-8 to come create and code with us!  Our spring event will focus on collaborataive, game-style computational thinking activities.  Hoover Girls Code is a student-run group of high school students promoting computer science, creating supportive peers and role model relationships, and leading fun and learning about how technology impacts our lives.

Please save the date for Monday, April 16th @ 6 p.m. for our FREE spring Hoover Girls Code event.  RSVP to the event at THIS LINK.   More info with details for drop off/building location will be sent to those who RSVP.  Thanks!

Friday - April 13th 2018

17 - DO NOW -  Show your Do Now's to your neighbor and ask them to check that they are all done correctly. Then come tell me who checked them.


--------------------ASSIGNMENT-------------------

Catch-Up Day

I. Check your Do NOW's & ask your neighbor to check them to make sure they are correct:

A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

B. There should be one space between sentences.

C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.

II. Check inow to see if you have a 1 for any assignments. If you do, then you need to finish those assignments now.


III. Items that should be complete AND Turned In are below. Today is the last day to turn them in.

A. Digital Imprint

B. Educated Dude

C. Binary Conversion Flip-chart


III. If all of the above is completed and turned in correctly, you may login to the MinecraftEdu servers and learn the controls on computer. We will use Minecraft later in the course to program turtles and complete computational tasks.



Thursday - April 12th 2018


16. Do Now - What is the highest number you can count to on one hand using binary?

-----------------------------ASSIGNMENT---------------------------------

I CAN observe (watch; notice) the online info video and reflect (think about; wonder about) on what information I am sharing online.

1. Please take out something to write with. I will pass out the assignment shortly.

2. While you are waiting finish anything you may not have finished yet. If you are done with everything please wait.

3. Watch the video on Social Networking from NSTeens on the projector.

4. Discussion about Social Media and what should be reported.

5. Complete the Bingo Mixer. This will be a hard copy that will be passed out.



Wednesday - April 11th 2018

15 - DO NOW Interactive log – What does the picture below mean by “The internet never forgets”?


-------------------------------OBJECTIVES(S)-------------------------------------

I CAN observe (watch; notice) the video on Digital Imprint and visualize (imagine; think about) what kind of imprint I want to leave by describing (tell about; explain) details (exact items;  specific) in two paragraphs with Google Docs.

-------------------------------ASSIGNMENT-------------------------------------

LAST WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Part I: Create a Google Doc, name it, and attach it into the correct place.

1.  Open a new Google Doc and name FirstL_Digital Imprint. Example: VinnyC_Digital Imprint

2.  Attach it to the assignment in Google Classroom. You do not need to click "Turn In". Just attach it.


Part II: Digital Imprint

1.  Read these questions before watching the video. Keep these in mind while watching...

  • Q1: When do you think your Digital Imprint began?  

  • Q2: What kinds of thoughts come to mind while watching this video?

  • Watch the video below:

YouTube Video


2. After watching, write a paragraph (5 sentence minimum) answering questions (Q1-Q3) below in the Google Doc you just created:

  • Q1. When do you think your Digital Imprint began?  (You may want to ask your parents about when they began posting information about you online when you get home tonight.)

  • Q2. What kinds of thoughts come to mind while watching this video?

  • Q3. What kind of information, gaming, pictures, etc...do know has been posted about you? Think of your social media or your parents online activities too.


3. Google yourself using your first and last name and hometown e.g."John Smith, Birmingham AL".  You can try to use quotation marks (" ") for a more accurate search. Try searching different ways. Like an investigation of your online presence.

4. Answer these questions (Q4-Q8) in a new paragraph (5 sentence minimum) in same Document you created above.

  • Q4. What did you discover? Anything?

  • Q5. Think about the specific "footprints" or information you or someone else leaves behind on websites (such as what you viewed, typed, or accessed).  If this was the only information someone had about you, what would they think about you?

  • Q6. What assumptions would they make about your habits & behaviors?

  • Q7. What does your web presence say about you?

  • Q8. What kind of a web presence do you want to have in the future and what can you do to ensure (to make happen) you get that?


Part III: After Completion

1. Attach the assignment above into the Google Classroom if you have not done so already.

2. Finish anything you have not finished (Binary Code) and make sure it is in the correct place in the Google Classroom.

3. If you are finished and caught up on everything, continue playing in CodeCombat.

4. If you are done with CodeCombat, go to any link on my website (this website).

5. When you are done with everything continue playing in CodeCombat.


Tuesday - April 10th 2018

14 – “Firewall” – a security system that protects a network against unauthorized users.

What is the purpose of having a firewall in place for Hoover City Schools computer systems?

-----------------------OBJECTIVE----------------------

 

I CAN...work produce a product using Google's Applied Digital Learning Tool.

-----------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

 1. Mrs. Haynes and Mrs. Benko will guide you through the plan for today.




Monday - April 9th 2018

13 – Do Now – List two things you have learned in this class.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Complete this game on classifying, logic, and decision selection.

2. Complete this game about hardware and build a computer.

3. Complete this game about compressing pixels.

4. Check your Do Nows for the following:

   A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

   B. There should be one space between sentences.

   C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

   D. Items that should be complete AND turned in are below.  I am grading them all today.

    

   1. Binary Conversion Flip Chart Activity

   2. Educated Dude

    3. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.

5. When you are done continue on codecombat.

6. If you finished codecombat try this Code Maven.



Friday - April 6th 2018


12 – DO NOW: The definition of “Digital Citizenship” is: To practice appropriate and responsible behavior when using technology.

Provide at least one example of good “Digital Citizenship”. Remember to use complete sentences with proper grammar & punctuation.


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN  decode(make out; break apart) base 2 number system called binary and reproduce(copy; repeat) the result(give an answer; consequence) of converted decimal numbers.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


I. Check your Do Now's for the following

A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

B. There should be one space between sentences.

 C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

 D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.


II. Delete all of the directions from your Do Now. Below is a picture what you are to delete:



III. Show your Do Now's to your neighbors and ask them to check that they are all done correctly. Then come and tell me who checked yours.


IV. Make sure you have turned in Educated Dude and the Binary Flips Charts


V. If all of the above is completed and turned in correctly, you may login to the MinecraftEdu servers.



Thursday - April 5th 2018

11 - DO NOW -  The decimal number 5 in binary looks like this: 0000 0101

Now, convert the decimal number 19 into binary code: 19 =

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN  decode(make out; break apart) base 2 number system called binary and reproduce(copy; repeat) the result(give an answer; consequence) of converted decimal numbers.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. You are taking BINARY converting it to --> DECIMAL converting it to --> CHARACTER to decode the message using the ASCII table.

2. Once you have it all converted. Come tell me the message then begin working on pixelation. Watch the video clip that pops up!

3. Read this comic, see how you can count in binary with your fingers. Now practice counting.

4. When you are done with everything continue playing in CodeCombat.



Wednesday - April 4th 2018


10 – Do Now – “Binary Code” –a coding system using the binary digits 0 and 1 to represent a letter, digit, or other character in a computer or other electronic device.

We use a 10 base decimal number system.  What base number system does binary use?


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN  decode(make out; break apart) base 2 number system called binary and reproduce(copy; repeat) the result(give an answer; consequence) of converted decimal numbers.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Open your Do Now Interactive Log and let your neighbor read over them to make sure they are completed correctly.

2. You have a copy in Google Classroom - Binary Flip-chart, We're going to make flip charts, super exciting!

3. Get an index card from me to begin.

4. You are taking BINARY converting it to --> DECIMAL converting it to --> CHARACTER to decode the message using the ASCII table.

5. Once you have it all converted. Come tell me the message then begin working on pixelation. Watch the video clip that pops up!

6. Read this comic, see how you can count in binary with your fingers. Now practice counting.

7. When you are done with everything continue playing in CodeCombat.



Tuesday - April 3rd 2018


9 - DO NOW -  Is magic real? (Remember to respond in complete sentences).


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN..decode(make out; break apart) base 2 number system called binary and reproduce(copy; repeat) the result(give an answer; consequence) of converted decimal numbers.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Numbers are a funny thing… "Magic" Tricks - After the Do Now, please wait.

2. Binary Walk-through - I will need volunteers...

3. I have placed this document in the Google Classroom - Binary Flip-chart, We're going to make flip charts!! I know, super exciting...but it will help you learn.

4. Get an index card from me to begin.

5. You are taking BINARY converting it to --> DECIMAL converting it to --> CHARACTER to decode the message using the ASCII table.



Monday - April 2nd 2018


8 - DO NOW - The definition of “bookmark” is to save the URL of a Web page for easy access in the future.


Copy and paste one of your favorite bookmarks:


--------------------------------OBJECTIVE------------------------------------

I CAN . . . navigate (steer; drive) Google Chrome, examine (look at; inspect) applications & extensions, & add them to my browser.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) conversation & expression actions for game play in CodeCombat by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).


--------------------------------ASSIGNMENT------------------------------------


Complete the following in order:


1. "About You" Complete this form to help me get to know you all: Tell Me About It

2. Click this link and sign up for my class. Click Next.

3. Click Sign In With Google using any name you would like.

4. Begin playing CodeCombat


We will go over the Chrome Browser together when everyone is done.


Other things we need to cover today include:

Logging into the Chrome Browser, Tabs, Home Tabs, Navigating Tabs, OneTab, Applications, Extensions


Adding Applications:

Gmail, Docs, Forms, Slides, QR Generator


Adding & Using Extensions:

Save to Google Drive, Screenshot Capture & Annotate, OneTab, Split Screen

— Search some of the extensions or apps available.




Thursday - March 22nd 2018

7 – Do Now – The definition of “database” is an organized collection of information.

What purpose then, does a database have? Think about how you have used data in your science classes.

-----------------------OBJECTIVE----------------------


I CAN...work produce a product using Google's Applied Digital Learning Tool.

-----------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Mrs. Haynes and Mrs. Benko will guide you through the plan for the rest of the week.



Wednesday - March 21st 2018

6 – DO NOW: What do you think about the Google projects you are working on with Mrs. Haynes?

-----------------------OBJECTIVE----------------------


I CAN...work produce a product using Google's Applied Digital Learning Tool.

-----------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Mrs. Haynes and Mrs. Benko will guide you through the plan for the rest of the week.



Tuesday - March 20th 2018

5 – DO NOW: A “search engine” is software that uses keywords or phrases to locate information from Web sites.

List at least 3 search engines you know of.

-----------------------OBJECTIVE----------------------


I CAN...work produce a product using Google's Applied Digital Learning Tool.

-----------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Mrs. Haynes and Mrs. Benko will guide you through the plan for the rest of the week.



Monday - March 19th 2018


4 – DO NOW: The “Internet” is a global network of networks linked together in order to share information.

Using a complete sentence provide at least two examples of how you have used the Internet to share information.


-----------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


I CAN...infer (make a good guess; read between the lines) the purpose of the Educated Dude video, by summarizing (give a short version) what he says and support (backup with details) my summary with evidence.


1. Open the Educated Dude file in the Google Classroom.


2. Watch the video below of the Educated Dude. You will probably need to watch it a couple of times to really understand all he is saying. Really think about what is being said and don't rush through this.


YouTube Video


3. Write two paragraphs (at least 5 sentences for EACH paragraph) about what he is trying to say in this video. Use correct grammar and sentence structure in your paragraph. Come tell me your name before you begin this assignment, even if I already know it.

Here are some things to consider in your response paragraphs:

  •     What is the topic he is rapping about?

  •     How does he start his rhyme?

  •     What questions is he asking? Is there a challenge?

  •     Do you see this rap as something that is negative or positive?

  •     What is the point and why do you think he made this video?

  •     How does this video leave you feeling?

  •     What questions or ideas does it make you think about?

When you have completed all of the above:


4.  Digital You while we wait for others to finish so we can share and discuss.

5. Take the NSTeensChallenge

6. Join the Accelerated Course in code.org. Click on this link and join with your google email.



Friday - March 16th 2018

3 –DO NOW – “Infer” means to make a good guess; read between the lines.

Always answer in complete sentences with proper grammar. Use infer correctly in a sentence.

-----------------------OBJECTIVE----------------------


I CAN...work produce a product using Google's Applied Digital Learning Tool.

-----------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Mrs. Haynes and Mrs. Benko will guide you through the plan for today.




Thursday - March 15th 2018


REMEMBER TO FIND THE DO NO INTERACTIVE LOG IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM.


2 - DO NOW - The definition of “bookmark” is to save the URL of a Web page for easy access in the future.

Copy and paste one of your favorite bookmarks:

-------------------------------------Objectives---------------------------------


I CAN Formulate (put together; create) a Google Doc label (name; identify) it and post it to Google Classroom without clicking submit.

I CAN interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) the class rules and support (give the facts; back up with details) with an example (give an instance; case) of each rule being broken.

-------------------------------------Assignment---------------------------------

After completing the Do Now follow each step in order.

1. Open a new Google Doc.

2. Name the new document with the correct filename: FirstnameLast-Initial_Rules (Example: VinnyC_Class Rules)

3. Post (but do not hit the Submit button) this new document to Classroom Rules Assignment in the Google Classroom.

4. Copy class rules below and paste them into the document. Come tell me your name.

5. After each rule provide an example of someone breaking that rule.

Class Rules:

1. We only touch the computer we are logged into and never turn off a computer unless asked by the teacher.

2. We are always working on the assignment for that day and nothing else and we never go to any website or application without permission, inappropriate or otherwise.

3. We always save with the correct filename. firstL_classProcedures (Example vinnyC_classProcedures).

4. When needing help or feeling stuck we use the “Ask Three Then Me” method, ask three of your peers before asking me.

5. We always ask before touching anything in this classroom.

6. We are always dismissed by the teacher in the room, not the bell.

7. At the end of class we log off, place headphones on back of monitor, & tuck in chairs.

8. We speak positively and never tear each other down.


If you have completed all the rules. Go over them to correct grammar and sentence structure. Make sure you have a proper heading and the file is named correctly. When that is complete...you may click to any links on my webpage try out some things.

When everyone is done students will share some of their examples with the class and maybe some acting as well.



Wednesday - March 14th 2018


THIS IS OUR DAILY PROCEDURE:

   1. Enter the room and login to your computer before doing anything else.

   2. Ones you are logged in, complete the Do Now in your Interactive log

   3. ALWAYS READ ALL OF THE DIRECTIONS BEFORE STARTING

Follow these directions to get to your DO NOW Interactive log:

1. Go to Google Classroom and join your class:

   1st Period: ul9bowk

   3rd Period: vxhd34o

   8th Period: 089al4f

2. Click on the assignment in Google Classroom and complete the Do Now for today by following the directions on the document.

      Today's DO NOW  is below in red - follow the instructions found in the Google Classroom.

   1. Do Now - What do you think about when you hear the word honesty?



Tuesday - March 13th 2018

44 - Do Now – Please complete this quick survey about your experience in my class.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. We are going to finish your bridges today.



Monday - March 12th 2018

43 - Do Now - In gaming, the term “Sandbox” refers to the style of games that allows players to roam freely through a virtual world, with many ways to reach an objective.

Using a complete sentence, provide one example of a “sandbox” type of game.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. We are going program turtles to build bridges today!



Friday - March 9th 2018

42 – “Phishing” – a scheme to steal personal information by using a legitimate-looking email

offer or website.

Provide one example of a Phishing scheme:

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


I. Check your Do Now's for the following

A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

B. There should be one space between sentences.

 C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

 D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.


II. Show your Do Now's to your neighbors and ask them to check that they are all done correctly. Then say your favorite animal out loud so everyone can hear.


III. If all of the above is completed and turned in correctly, you may login to the MinecraftEdu servers.



Thursday - March 8th 2018

41 - Do Now - What did you name your turtle in Minecraft?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. We are going program turtles to build bridges today!



Wednesday - March 7th 2018

40 – DO NOW – What is your favorite quote, saying, or scripture...if you don't have one, find a quote on the internet about something you enjoy.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Last day to complete Turtle Island.

2. When you are going through the quest remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions through out these quest.



Tuesday - March 6th 2018

39 - Do Now - Explain how a Comparative Operator works: Think about true and false, greater than or equal to, etc...

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


Make me proud today, I don't want to write anyone up when I return tomorrow :)


1. Go to the follow link and begin the survey and your course: https://platform.everfi.net/login


2. Follow the directions to continue the FutureSmart financial course. There is sound so you can use the headphones. Pick your favorite one from yesterday and work on completing it.


3. If you finish one course, do another one.



Monday - March 5th 2018

38 – Do Now – The definition of “database” is an organized collection of information. What purpose then, does a database have? Think about how you have used data in your science classes.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below to continue the quests.

 Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

  Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

Finish QUEST 4 where you will write programs and save your programs for each of the 18 puzzles during. Read the book for detailed directions.

When you are going through the quest remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions throughout these quest.



Friday - March 2nd 2018

37 – DO NOW: “Encryption” the process of converting data into code.

Speculate about the value (what’s the point?) of encrypting data.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


I. Check your Do Now's for the following

A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

B. There should be one space between sentences.

 C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

 D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.


II. Delete all of the directions from your Do Now. Below is a picture what you are to delete:


III. Show your Do Now's to your neighbors and ask them to check that they are all done correctly. Then come and tell me who checked yours.


IV. If all of the above is completed and turned in correctly, you may login to the MinecraftEdu servers.



Thursday - March 1st 2018

36 – “Beta”  is the edition of a game that’s ALMOST complete (not the final version), and is released to the public to gather feedback about how well it works.

Why would a game developer want to publish a game in beta before completing it?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below to continue the quests.

 Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

  Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

Finish QUEST 4 where you will write programs and save your programs for each of the 18 puzzles during. Read the book for detailed directions.

When you are going through the quest remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions throughout these quest.



Wednesday - February 28th 2018

35. Do Now - Explain the purpose of a loop in a computer program. What is the value of using loops?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below to continue the quests.

 Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

  Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

We will go through Turtle Island to learn how to program the turtles and save the programs we make. We will complete 4 quest. On QUEST 4 you will write programs and save your programs for each of the 18 puzzles during.

When you are going through the quest remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions throughout these quest.



Tuesday - February 27th 2018

34 - Do Now - Why do we seek out entertainment...whether it's movies, music, art, games, or any number of other forms of entertainment, what problem does entertainment solve for us?


What is your favorite form of entertainment, and what problem does it solve for you?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below and continue.

 Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

  Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

We will go through Turtle Island to learn how to program the turtles and save the programs we make. We will complete 4 quest. On QUEST 4 you will write programs and save your programs for each of the 18 puzzles during.

When you are going through the quest remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions throughout these quest.



Monday - February 26th 2018

33 – “Firewall” – a security system that protects a network against unauthorized users.

What is the purpose of having a firewall in place for Hoover City Schools computer systems?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN…understand (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is and apply (execute, bring into play) Computational Thinking to solve (clear up; figure out) a problem.


I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Launch MinecraftEdu and log into the correct server below. Then wait, don't touch anything in the world. Then read the directions below in number 2.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. Read about your task below then stay on this page and patiently wait for my instructions.

We will go through Turtle Island to learn how to program the turtles and save the programs we make. We will complete 4 quest. On QUEST 4 you will write programs and save your programs for each of the 18 puzzles during.

When you are going through the quest remember to READ the book and follow directions. It is imperative (extremely important) that you follow instructions through out these quest.



Friday - February 23rd 2018

32 - Do Now - Provide one tip you would give a person when they first start coding.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Go to the follow link and begin the survey and course: https://platform.everfi.net/login


2. Follow the directions to continue the FutureSmart financial course. There is sound so you can use the headphones. Pick your favorite one from yesterday and work on completing it.



Thursday - February 22nd 2018

31 – Do Now – Definition of ‘application” (as it relates to computer science) is a computer program or software.

List at least 2 applications you have used in this class.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

We have a guest coming in to show us some STEM activities.



Wednesday - February 21st 2018

30 – Do Now – “dishonesty” what is dishonesty? Provide an example of someone being dishonest and then an example of what they should have done instead.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

I will be gone on Friday, so we will do Minecraft today.


I. Check your Do Now's for the following

A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

B. There should be one space between sentences.

 C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

 D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.


II. Delete all of the directions from your Do Now. Below is a picture what you are to delete:


III. Show your Do Now's to your neighbors and ask them to check that they are all done correctly. Then come and tell me who checked yours.


IV. If all of the above is completed and turned in correctly, you may login to the MinecraftEdu servers. We will use Minecraft to program turtles and complete computational tasks later in the 9 weeks.



Tuesday - February 20th 2018

29 – DO NOW - “Hyperlink” – is a link to another part within a document or webpage that directs you to a different document or place.

Provide one example of when you have used a hyperlink. Hint: There are several on this website.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Finish the 6 challenges. You will watch a quick video tutorial then complete the direction and move on to the next challenge.



Monday - February 19th 2018

28 – Do Now – “storage media” a place to store data and files, not in a cloud like Google Drive or Dropbox.

Provide two examples of storage media, a place to save and move data or folders.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. We are going to try something new today in MinecraftEdu. First, click on this link and watch the first video.

2. Once everyone has completed the Do Now. We will move on.

3. You have 6 challenges to complete. You will watch a quick video tutorial then complete the direction and move on to the next challenge.



Friday - February 16th 2018

 

27 – DO NOW -  “Courage” is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., even in-spite of fear.

Always answer in complete sentences with proper grammar. How can caring be something courageous?


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN. . . interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) what a flowchart is and how it works, debug (detect, remove errors) some playground game algorithms, then formulate (create) a flowchart algorithm based on my morning routine.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

I. Check your Do Now's for the following

A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

B. There should be one space between sentences.

 C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

 D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.


II. Delete all of the directions from your Do Now. Below is a picture what you are to delete:


III. Show your Do Now's to your neighbors and ask them to check that they are all done correctly. Then come and tell me who check yours.


IV. If all of the above is completed and turned in correctly, you may login to the MinecraftEdu servers. We will use Minecraft to program turtles and complete computational tasks later in the 9 weeks.



Thursday - February 15th 2017

26. Do Now - Explain the purpose of a loop in a computer program. What is the value of using loops?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN...formulate (create) a sequence (put in a series) of commands using the block language to demonstrate (show ; make plain) my ability to order commands & programming a character.

I CAN...visualize (imagine) a clear path for a process, then organize (put in order; arrange) block commands in a program on Code.org.


--------------------ASSIGNMENT------------------------


I'm still sick and the doctor told me to stay at home. I miss you all. I should be back tomorrow.


1. Click on this link to continue the Accelerated Course.

2. Please make sure you are on the Accelerated Course it looks like this:


The url website should look like this.



Wednesday - February 14th 2017

25. Do Now - What did you learn from the speaker yesterday?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN...formulate (create) a sequence (put in a series) of commands using the block language to demonstrate (show ; make plain) my ability to order commands & programming a character.

I CAN...visualize (imagine) a clear path for a process, then organize (put in order; arrange) block commands in a program on Code.org.


--------------------ASSIGNMENT------------------------


I'm still sick and the doctor told me to stay at home. I miss you all. I should be back tomorrow.


1. You have two options today.

    

A.You could try something a little different for today. Designing and creating your own Google Logo!

            Click this link and watch the videos, there are instructions and project links on the right.

            Make sure you click the remix button on the starter Project in Scratch so you can save it.

            If you do not have a Scratch account make on with your Google Account.

    B. Go right into code.org by clicking the link in number 2 below.


2. When you finish continue on with code.org. Click link to continue the Accelerated Course.

3. Please make sure you are on the Accelerated Course it looks like this:


The url website should look like this.



Tuesday - February 13th 2017

There is a speaker coming today in the media center.




Monday - February 12th 2017

24. Do Now - What has been the most difficult thing we have done in class so far?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN...formulate (create) a sequence (put in a series) of commands using the block language to demonstrate (show ; make plain) my ability to order commands & programming a character.

I CAN...visualize (imagine) a clear path for a process, then organize (put in order; arrange) block commands in a program on Code.org.

--------------------ASSIGNMENT------------------------


I'm still sick and the doctor told me to stay at home. I'm sorry, I miss you.


1. Click on this link to continue the Accelerated Course.

2. Please make sure you are on the Accelerated Course it looks like this:

The url website should look like this.



Friday - February 9th 2018

 

23 – Do Now – “pixel” is the smallest part of a digital image. Rephrase the meaning of the word “pixel”…  Remember to use complete sentences with proper grammar & punctuation.


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN. . . interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) what a flowchart is and how it works, debug (detect, remove errors) some playground game algorithms, then formulate (create) a flowchart algorithm based on my morning routine.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

I. Check your Do Now's for the following

A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

B. There should be one space between sentences.

 C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

 D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.


II. Delete all of the directions from your Do Now. Below is a picture what you are to delete:


III. Show your Do Now's to your neighbors and ask them to check that they are all done correctly. Then come and tell me who check yours.


IV. Items that should be complete AND Turned In are below.  I am grading them all today.

  1. Pseudo code Minion assignment

  2. L5c Morning Routine in Pseudocode

3. Morning Flowchart in  Google Draw



Thursday - February 8th 2018

 

22. Do Now - How are selection/decision diamonds used, what is there purpose?


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN. . . interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) what a flowchart is and how it works, debug (detect, remove errors) some playground game algorithms, then formulate (create) a flowchart algorithm based on my morning routine.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


8th PERIOD ABSOLUTELY NO TALKING

1. Make sure you have everything complete and turned in to the Google Classroom. This is what you should have completed:

Here are some good examples of flowcharts I have seen:










2. Finish codecombat if you are stuck on a level ask for help from someone.

These are the only things you can do in class if you are done with codecombat:

1. Play in Tynker Click here and click “sign in with Google” then use this Course Code: 72707062

2. Try some HTML

3. Make some Bitsbox Apps and see what you can make

4. Click on this link and join code.org with your google email. Then complete the Accelerated Course or Course 2 in code.org.



Wednesday - February 7th 2018


I miss you all! Yes, even you...you know who you are.


21 - Do Now -  I have been getting bad reports from the subs the last two days. Subs are taking names. Especially 8th grade. Please stop acting up and do your work quietly. Answer this question please - How are selection/decision diamonds used, what is there purpose?


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN. . . interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) what a flowchart is and how it works, debug (detect, remove errors) some playground game algorithms, then formulate (create) a flowchart algorithm based on my morning routine.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Post your Morning Pseudocode you made on Monday in the Google Classroom Under U5c Morning Routine

2. Finish making your flowchart of your morning routine using Google Draw based on your Morning Pseudocode routine you made yesterday.

3. REMEMBER REQUIREMENTS: 3 selection/decision diamonds and 3 input or output parallelograms.

4. Use this slide as a reference for your flow chart.

5. Post your flowchart drawing in the Google Classroom.

6. After finishing the above. Click on this link and join with your google email. Then complete the Accelerated Course in code.org.



Tuesday - February 6th 2018


20. Do Now - Have you ever used Google Draw?


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN. . . interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) what a flowchart is and how it works, debug (detect, remove errors) some playground game algorithms, then formulate (create) a flowchart algorithm based on my morning routine.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Make a flow chart of your morning routine using Google Draw based on your Morning Pseudocode routine you made yesterday.

2. Requirements: 3 selection/decision diamonds and 3 input or output parallelograms.

3. Use this slide as a reference for your flow chart.

L4_flowchart makeAflowchart




Monday - February 5th 2018


19 - Do Now - Today is my birthday. If you could get me anything what would it be?


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN…know (recognize) pseudo code is understand (appreciate, comprehend) how to write it and demonstrate(show; make plain) my new skills by arranging (listing)commands for a minion in order.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

Current situation:

YouTube Video

1. Read through the slides on this idea of pseudo code together.

2. Complete the Pseudo code Minion assignment found in the Google Classroom.

3. Follow the directions on this assignment. Morning Routine.

4. After finishing the above. Click on this link and join with your google email. Then complete the Accelerated Course in code.org.




Friday - February 2nd 2018


18. Do Now - How can a flowchart help you think through a process?


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) a program in turtles with MinecraftEdu by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).

I CAN…visualize (imagine; think about) how to sequence (put in order; put in a series) commands in MinecraftEdu to demonstrate (show; figure out) my understanding of code.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

I. Check your Do Now's for the following

A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

B. There should be one space between sentences.

 C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

 D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.


II. Show your Do Now's to your neighbors and ask them to check that they are all done correctly. Then come and tell me who check yours.


III. Items that should be complete AND Turned In are below.  I am grading them all today.

  1. Computational Thinking

  2. Bugged Flowcgcharts


IV. If all of the above is completed and turned in correctly, you may login to the MinecraftEdu servers. We will use Minecraft to program turtles and complete computational tasks later in the 9 weeks.


Thursday - February 1st 2018


17 - Do Now - Make a guess, what is pseudo-code?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN…know (recognize) pseudo code is understand (appreciate, comprehend) how to write it and demonstrate(show; make plain) my new skills by arranging (listing)commands for a minion in order.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. We will work through this idea of pseudo code together. The Pseudo code Minion assignment can be found in the Google Classroom. Please don't start yet. Thanks.

2. Complete the Morning Pseudo code in the Google Classroom.



Wednesday - January 31st 2018


16. Do Now - Name 3 sorting algorithms.


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN. . . interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) what a flowchart is and how it works, debug (detect, remove errors) some playground game algorithms, then formulate (create) a flowchart algorithm based on my morning routine.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Complete the Pseudo Code assignment in the Google Classroom from yesterday if you haven't Computational Thinking.

2. Learn about different flowchart symbols and what they mean. Also, how they compare as pseudo code.

   A flowchart is a diagram which shows the breakdown of an algorithm into all of the necessary steps and is an alternative to pseudo code.

   A flowchart makes use of some standard shapes joined together by lines.

3. We will go through several examples of flowcharts: L4_flowchart & debugging

4. Debug the playground game flowcharts with a partner, each one has something wrong with it. You can find your copy in the Google Classroom.

5. A more extensive flowchart: Don't watch this yet. Examples: friendship algorithm  another: Same




Tuesday - January 30th 2018


15 - Do Now - Make a guess. What is an algorithm?

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN…examine (look at; inspect) the algorithm functions then sort (organize) and sequence (put in order; put in a series) playing cards based on sorting algorithms.


---------------------ASSIGNMENT--------------------


1. As a class discuss Algorithms: A set of calculations, instructions or rules that a computer would use to solve a problem.

2. Demonstrate a bubble sort with cards & Scratch Bubble Sort Guy.

3. Demonstrate a selection sort with cards & Scratch

4. Demonstrate an insertion Sort using cards & Scratch

5. Students will use cards to demonstrate the sorting algorithms above. If you need some help, use these videos.

6. Complete the Pseudo Code assignment in the Google Classroom Computational Thinking.



Monday - January 29th 2018


14– Do Now – Make a guess. What is Computational Thinking?


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN identify (appreciate, comprehend) what Computational Thinking is.

I CAN apply (execute, bring into play) this new concept to solve (clear up; figure out) example ‘problems’ like tying shoelaces.

I CAN support (back up) my new knowledge with at least one comparison (relate; example) to my life that requires specific steps or series of solutions to be carried out in order to solve a problem.


-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Intro to Computational Thinking.

2. You are going to write a program to make a butter and jelly sandwich.

3. Complete the Pseudo Code assignment in the Google Classroom Computational Thinking.




Friday - January 26th 2018

13 - DO NOW - Show your Do Now's to your neighbor and ask them to check that they are all done correctly.Write down the name of the person who checked you them.


--------------------ASSIGNMENT-------------------

Catch-Up Day

I. Check your Do NOWS for the following: Have your neighbor check them to make sure they are correct.

 A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

 B. There should be one space between sentences.

 C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

 D. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.

II. Items that should be complete AND Turned In are below.  I am grading them all today.

A. Digital Imprint

B. Educated Dude

C. FBI Safe Surfing Exam

D. Binary Conversion Flip-chart

III. If all of the above is completed and turned in correctly, you may login to the MinecraftEdu servers and learn the controls on computer. We will use Minecraft later in the course to program turtles and complete computational tasks.




Thursday - January 25th 2018

12 – Do Now – List two things you learned over the last two days.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Complete this game on classifying, logic, and decision selection.

2. Complete this game about hardware and build a computer.

3. Complete this game about compressing pixels.

4. Check your Do Nows for the following:

   A. Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

   B. There should be one space between sentences.

   C. When you use the letter I alone, it should look like “I” not “i”.

   D. Items that should be complete AND turned in are below.  I am grading them all today.

    

   1. Binary Conversion Flip Chart Activity

   2. Educated Dude

    3. Digital Imprint

   4. ALL Do Now's are in the correct order newest on top & complete sentences.

5. When you are done continue on codecombat.

6. If you finished codecombat try this Code Maven.



Wednesday - January 24th 2018

11 - DO NOW Interactive log – What does the picture below mean by “The internet never forgets”?


-------------------------------OBJECTIVES(S)-------------------------------------

I CAN observe (watch; notice) the video on Digital Imprint and visualize (imagine; think about) what kind of imprint I want to leave by describing (tell about; explain) details (exact items;  specific) in two paragraphs with Google Docs.

-------------------------------ASSIGNMENT-------------------------------------

LAST WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Part I: Create a Google Doc, name it, and attach it into the correct place.

1.  Open a new Google Doc and name FirstL_Digital Imprint. Example: VinnyC_Digital Imprint

2.  Attach it to the assignment in Google Classroom. You do not need to click "Turn In". Just attach it.


Part II: Digital Imprint

1.  Read these questions before watching the video. Keep these in mind while watching...

  • Q1: When do you think your Digital Imprint began?  

  • Q2: What kinds of thoughts come to mind while watching this video?

  • Watch the video below:


YouTube Video


2. After watching, write a paragraph (5 sentence minimum) answering questions (Q1-Q3) below in the Google Doc you just created:

  • Q1. When do you think your Digital Imprint began?  (You may want to ask your parents about when they began posting information about you online when you get home tonight.)

  • Q2. What kinds of thoughts come to mind while watching this video?

  • Q3. What kind of information, gaming, pictures, etc...do know has been posted about you? Think of your social media or your parents online activities too.


3. Google yourself using your first and last name and hometown e.g."John Smith, Birmingham AL".  You can try to use quotation marks (" ") for a more accurate search. Try searching different ways. Like an investigation of your online presence.

4. Answer these questions (Q4-Q8) in a new paragraph (5 sentence minimum) in same Document you created above.

  • Q4. What did you discover? Anything?

  • Q5. Think about the specific "footprints" or information you or someone else leaves behind on websites (such as what you viewed, typed, or accessed).  If this was the only information someone had about you, what would they think about you?

  • Q6. What assumptions would they make about your habits & behaviors?

  • Q7. What does your web presence say about you?

  • Q8. What kind of a web presence do you want to have in the future and what can you do to ensure (to make happen) you get that?


Part III: After Completion

1. Attach the assignment above into the Google Classroom if you have not done so already.

2. Finish anything you have not finished (Binary Code) and make sure it is in the correct place in the Google Classroom.

3. If you are finished and caught up on everything, continue playing in CodeCombat.

4. If you are done with CodeCombat, go to any link on my website (this website).

5. When you are done with everything continue playing in CodeCombat.



Tuesday - January 23rd 2018


10 –DO NOW – “Infer” means to make a good guess; read between the lines.

Always answer in complete sentences with proper grammar. Use infer correctly in a sentence.


-----------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


I CAN...infer (make a good guess; read between the lines) the purpose of the Educated Dude video, by summarizing (give a short version) what he says and support (backup with details) my summary with evidence.


1. Take your test from the FBI Safe Surfing Site. Mrs. Benko has your keycode.


2. Open the Educated Dude file in the Google Classroom.


3. Watch the video below of the Educated Dude. You will probably need to watch it a couple of times to really understand all he is saying. Really think about what is being said and don't rush through this.

YouTube Video



4. Write two paragraphs (at least 5 sentences for EACH paragraph) about what he is trying to say in this video. Use correct grammar and sentence structure in your paragraph. Come tell me your name before you begin this assignment, even if I already know it.

Here are some things to consider in your response paragraphs:

  •     What is the topic he is rapping about?

  •     How does he start his rhyme?

  •     What questions is he asking? Is there a challenge?

  •     Do you see this rap as something that is negative or positive?

  •     What is the point and why do you think he made this video?

  •     How does this video leave you feeling?

  •     What questions or ideas does it make you think about?

When you have completed all of the above:


5.  Digital You while we wait for others to finish so we can share and discuss.


6. Take the
NSTeensChallenge

7. Join the Accelerated Course in code.org. Click on this link and join with your google email.



Monday - January 22nd 2018


9. Do Now - Thinking about the name Minecraft. Why does the name fit so well for the game?


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN…examine (look at; inspect) the lessons and information on the FBI Safe Surfing site and complete (finish; end) the exam with a score of 80% or higher.


--------------------ASSIGNMENT------------------------


1. Go to the FBI Safe Surfing Site, scroll down a little to find your grade, 7th then click on it.


2. Click on STUDENTS in the menu bar along the top, then follow the instructions and complete lessons 1-7.  Tomorrow, you will take the exam. You can only take it one time and it will count toward your grade. 100 points at a 60% grade. So make sure you complete all of the activities.


3. You will get the key code to take the exam from me or Mrs. Benko tomorrow. When you are done with everything


4. If you are finished today (unlikely)...continue playing in CodeCombat.


5. If you are done with that, play Digizen or Spent, find a job and see how long you can last.


6. Join the Accelerated Course in code.org. Click on this link and join with your google email.



Friday - January 19th 2018


8. Do Now - What is the highest number you can count to on one hand using binary?

-----------------------------ASSIGNMENT---------------------------------

I CAN observe (watch; notice) the online info video and reflect (think about; wonder about) on what information I am sharing online.

1. Please take out something to write with. I will pass out the assignment shortly.

2. While you are waiting finish anything you may not have finished yet. If you are done with everything please wait.

3. Watch the video on Social Networking from NSTeens on the projector.

4. Discussion about Social Media and what should be reported.

5. Complete the Bingo Mixer. This will be a hard copy that will be passed out.



Thursday - January 18th 2018

7 – DO NOW: The definition of “Digital Citizenship” is: To practice appropriate and responsible behavior when using technology.

Provide at least one example of good “Digital Citizenship”. Remember to use complete sentences with proper grammar & punctuation.

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------

I CAN  decode(make out; break apart) base 2 number system called binary and reproduce(copy; repeat) the result(give an answer; consequence) of converted decimal numbers.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Finish your Binary Flip-chart,

2. You are taking BINARY converting it to --> DECIMAL converting it to --> CHARACTER to decode the message using the ASCII table.

3. Once you have it all converted. Come tell me the message then begin working on pixelation. Watch the video clip that pops up!


4. Read this comic, see how you can count in binary with your fingers. Now practice counting.


5. Complete any assignment you have not already finished and make sure it is turned in.


6. When you are done with everything continue playing in CodeCombat.




Friday - January 12th 2018


6 - DO NOW -  The decimal number 5 in binary looks like this: 0000 0101

Now, convert the decimal number 19 into binary code: 19 =

-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN  decode(make out; break apart) base 2 number system called binary and reproduce(copy; repeat) the result(give an answer; consequence) of converted decimal numbers.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. You are taking BINARY converting it to --> DECIMAL converting it to --> CHARACTER to decode the message using the ASCII table.


2. Once you have it all converted. Come tell me the message then begin working on pixelation. Watch the video clip that pops up!


3. Read this comic, see how you can count in binary with your fingers. Now practice counting.


4. When you are done with everything continue playing in CodeCombat.



Thursday - January 11th 2018


5 – Do Now – “Binary Code” –a coding system using the binary digits 0 and 1 to represent a letter, digit, or other character in a computer or other electronic device.

We use a 10 base decimal number system.  What base number system does binary use?


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN  decode(make out; break apart) base 2 number system called binary and reproduce(copy; repeat) the result(give an answer; consequence) of converted decimal numbers.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------

1. Open your Do Now Interactive Log and let your neighbor read over them to make sure they are completed correctly.


2. You have a copy in Google Classroom - Binary Flip-chart, We're going to make flip charts, super exciting!


3. Get an index card from me to begin.


4. You are taking BINARY converting it to --> DECIMAL converting it to --> CHARACTER to decode the message using the ASCII table.


5. Once you have it all converted. Come tell me the message then begin working on pixelation. Watch the video clip that pops up!


6. Read this comic, see how you can count in binary with your fingers. Now practice counting.


7. When you are done with everything continue playing in CodeCombat.



Wednesday - January 10th 2018


4 - DO NOW -  Is magic real? (Remember to respond in complete sentences).


-------------------OBJECTIVE(S)----------------------


I CAN..decode(make out; break apart) base 2 number system called binary and reproduce(copy; repeat) the result(give an answer; consequence) of converted decimal numbers.

-------------------ASSIGNMENT----------------------


1. Numbers are a funny thing… "Magic" Tricks - After the Do Now, please wait.

2. Binary Walk-through - I will need volunteers...

3. I have placed this document in the Google Classroom - Binary Flip-chart, We're going to make flip charts!! I know, super exciting...but it will help you learn.

4. Get an index card from me to begin.

5. You are taking BINARY converting it to --> DECIMAL converting it to --> CHARACTER to decode the message using the ASCII table.



Tuesday - January 9th 2018


REMEMBER TO FIND THE DO NO INTERACTIVE LOG IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM.

3 – DO NOW: The “Internet” is a global network of networks linked together in order to share information.

Using a complete sentence provide at least two examples of how you have used the Internet to share information.


--------------------------------ASSIGNMENT------------------------------------

I CAN . . . navigate (steer; drive) Google Chrome, examine (look at; inspect) applications & extensions, & add them to my browser.


I CAN . . . Formulate (put together; create) conversation & expression actions for game play in CodeCombat by putting basic commands in order (sort; organize).


Complete the following in order:


1. "About You" Complete this form to help me get to know you all: Tell Me About It

2. Click this link and sign up for my class. Click Next.

3. Click Sign In With Google


We will go over the Chrome Browser together when everyone is done.


Other things we need to cover today include:

Logging into the Chrome Browser, Tabs, Home Tabs, Navigating Tabs, OneTab, Applications, Extensions


Adding Applications:

Gmail, Docs, Forms, Slides, QR Generator


Adding & Using Extensions:

Save to Google Drive, Screenshot Capture & Annotate, OneTab, Split Screen

— Search some of the extensions or apps available.



Monday - January 8th 2018


REMEMBER TO FIND THE DO NO INTERACTIVE LOG IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM.


2 - DO NOW - The definition of “bookmark” is to save the URL of a Web page for easy access in the future.

Copy and paste one of your favorite bookmarks:

-------------------------------------Assignment---------------------------------


I CAN Formulate (put together; create) a Google Doc label (name; identify) it and post it to Google Classroom without clicking submit.

I CAN interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) the class rules and support (give the facts; back up with details) with an example (give an instance; case) of each rule being broken.

After completing the Do Now follow each step in order.

1. Open a new Google Doc.

2. Name the new document with the correct filename: FirstnameLast-Initial_Rules (Example: VinnyC_Class Rules)

3. Post (but do not hit the Submit button) this new document to Classroom Rules Assignment in the Google Classroom.

4. Copy class rules below and paste them into the document. Come tell me your name.

5. After each rule provide an example of someone breaking that rule.

Class Rules:

1. We only touch the computer we are logged into and never turn off a computer unless asked by the teacher.

2. We are always working on the assignment for that day and nothing else and we never go to any website or application without permission, inappropriate or otherwise.

3. We always save with the correct filename. firstL_classProcedures (Example vinnyC_classProcedures).

4. When needing help or feeling stuck we use the “Ask Three Then Me” method, ask three of your peers before asking me.

5. We always ask before touching anything in this classroom.

6. We are always dismissed by the teacher in the room, not the bell.

7. At the end of class we log off, place headphones on back of monitor, & tuck in chairs.

8. We speak positively and never tear each other down.


If you have completed all the rules. Go over them to correct grammar and sentence structure. Make sure you have a proper heading and the file is named correctly. When that is complete...you may click to any links on my webpage try out some things.

When everyone is done students will share some of their examples with the class and maybe some acting as well.



Friday - January 5th 2018


THIS IS OUR DAILY PROCEDURE:

   1. Enter the room and login to your computer before doing anything else.

   2. Ones you are logged in, complete the Do Now in your Interactive log

   3. ALWAYS READ ALL OF THE DIRECTIONS BEFORE STARTING

Follow these directions to get to your DO NOW Interactive log:

1. Go to Google Classroom and join your class:

   1st Period: kowr6g

   3rd Period: rs4rk8

   8th Period: iyunf6q

2. Click on the assignment in Google Classroom and complete the Do Now for today by following the directions on the document.

      Today's DO NOW  is below in red - follow the instructions found in the Google Classroom.

   1. Do Now - What do you think about when you hear the word honesty?

GOOGLE CLASSROOM

PROGRAMMING PLATFORMS
Alice
App Inventor
Blockly Maze
GameMaker
Gamestar Mechanic
Globaloria
Kodu
MadeWithCode
Scratch
Snap
Tynker
Understanding Games

HTML TOOLS
1536 Colors
216 Colors
Codecademy HTML
Coding For Good
Color Picker Guide
Color Picker II
Google HTML/CSS Style
HTML & CSS Tutorial
HTML Good Tutorial
HTML PageTutor.com
HTML Tutorial
HTML.net Tutorial
The Basics of HTML

PRESENTING PLATFORMS
GoAnimate
Inklewriter
Lulu Jr.
Make Beliefs Comix
Meograph
Pixton
VideoScribe
Voki
Zooburst