Final Exam Week 2017

Options:

1. Study for Exams

2. Play in Tynker Click here and select sign in with Google then use this Course Code: 72707062

3. Try some HTML

4. Play Minecraft

5. Anything on code.org




Thursday - May 18th 2017

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

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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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. We are going to build a bridge in groups.

   Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.146



Wednesday - May 17th 2017

39 – Do Now – What was your favorite thing about this class?

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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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. We are going to build a bridge in groups.

   Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.146



Tuesday - May 16th 2017

38 – Do Now – “URL” is the Universal Resource Locator: Basically it is a Web address.

For example: https://google.com/ is the whole URL for that Web address.

“Domain name” is the registered name of a Web site. For example:  google.com is the "Domain Name".

What is the domain name NOT the URL for https://codecombat.com/?

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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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. We are going to build a bridge in groups.

   Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.146



Monday - May 15th 2017

37 – “Trustworthiness”  Someone confides in you something about which he or she is embarrassed. How do you react?

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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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. We are going to build a bridge in groups.

   Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.146



Friday - May 12th 2017

36 – 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.


I. Check your Do NOWS for the following:

    I am GRADING them today!!

    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”.

II. If you have never played Minecraft and want to learn how to survive:    

    1. Read this and/or watch this video

III. Log into one of the MinecraftEdu servers.

    10.20.1.159 = Survival

    10.20.1.146 = Creative


Thursday - May 11th 2017

35 – “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?

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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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. We are going to build a bridge in groups.

   Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.146



Wednesday - May 10th 2017

34 –  Do Now- “Diagram” means to label the parts of the drawing; or make a drawing, chart, or plan. Find a diagram on Google images and paste it below this Do Now.

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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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. REMEMBER in Quest 4 you write & save 18 different programs.

   Computer numbers 1-14 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 15-30 will log into 10.20.1.146

We are going 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.

2. When you have completed all 18 puzzles. You will go and finish the financial FutureSmart Course.

3. See what you can make in the App Lab or with this bitbox App.



Tuesday - May 9th 2017

33 - Do Now - “Easter Egg” A hidden item, scene, or level that cannot be easily accessed by players. Provide an example of an “easter egg” you have seen or found in a game.

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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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. REMEMBER in Quest 4 you write & save 18 different programs.

   Computer numbers 1-14 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 15-30 will log into 10.20.1.146

We are going 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.

2. When you have completed all 18 puzzles. You will go and finish the financial FutureSmart Course.



Monday - May 8th 2017

32 - Do Now - Please watch this video and tell me your thoughts about it. You're welcome and I hope this song gets stuck in your head all day!

Because it's

 

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

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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. REMEMBER in Quest 4 you write & save 18 different programs.

   Computer numbers 1-14 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 15-30 will log into 10.20.1.146

We are going 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.



Friday - May 5th 2017

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

offer or website.

Provide one example of a Phishing scheme:

I. 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”.

II. If you have never played Minecraft and want to learn how to survive:    

    1. Read this and/or watch this video

III. Log into one of the MinecraftEdu servers.

    10.20.1.159 = Survival

    10.20.1.146 = Creative



Thursday - May 4th 2017

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

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

I really miss you guys! One more day away. I can't wait to see you all tomorrow!

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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. You will be working to complete this smart money course.



Wednesday - May 3rd 2017

29- Do Now - Please complete this one question feedback form.

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


2. Follow the directions to begin the FutureSmart financial course. There is sound so you can use the headphones. You will be working to complete this smart money course.



Tuesday - May 2nd 2017

28 – DO NOW: Use “website” in a sentence. Definition for website: A group of pages hyperlinked to each other.

Also please complete this one question feedback form.

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You should have all gone to the link below yesterday to register for the course. If not complete the directions from yesterday.


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


2. Follow the directions to begin the FutureSmart financial course. There is sound so you can use the headphones. You will be working to complete this smart money course.



Monday - May 1st 2017

27 – Do Now – “social media” are types of electronic communication used to share information, messages, photos, and other content.

Provide three examples of social media you aware of, use, or have used for personal or school use.

After the Do, please do the following and then raise you hand once you have registered for FutureSmart.

1. Go to this link and enter the correct registration code for your class period.

2. Register an account. Use your first name and last initial for your name and Username. Do not give an email.

3. Raise your hand once you have registered for the FutureSmart financial course.

    1st Period 09263805

    3rd Period 6d5f2586

    6th Period 8ffb87cb

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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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. REMEMBER in Quest 4 you write & save 18 different programs.

   Computer numbers 1-14 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 15-30 will log into 10.20.1.146

We are going 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.



Friday - April 28th 2017

No Do Now is below...

I. 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”.

II. If you have never played Minecraft and want to learn how to survive:    

    1. Read this and/or watch this video

III. Log into one of the MinecraftEdu servers.

    10.20.1.159 = Survival

    10.20.1.146 = Creative



Thursday - April 27th 2017

26 - Do Now - “Condition  or Conditional Statements” are the if–then construct (sometimes called if–then–else) in a computer program.

Provide an example of an IF - THEN statement.

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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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. REMEMBER in Quest 4 you write & save 18 different programs.

   Computer numbers 1-14 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 15-30 will log into 10.20.1.146

We are going 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.



Wednesday - April 26th 2017

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

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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).

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 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.146

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 - April 25th 2017

24 – 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?

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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.

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



Monday - April 24th 2017


23 - Do Now - In your own words, describe what pseudo-code is and how it is useful?


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.


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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 to launching MinecraftEdu.


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 - April 21st 2017

Health and Wellness Fair



Thursday - April 20th 2017

22 - Do Now - Don't google it, just make a guess at what pseudo code is.

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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.

1. We will work through this idea of pseudo code together and then write our own pseudo code.

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

3. Finish debugging playground games from yesterday.

4. When you are done continue with codecombat. Once you have finished that. Continue with code.org course 2.



Wednesday - April 19th 2017

21 – Do Now – What does it mean to to debug something?

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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.

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:

http://wc1.smartdraw.com/specials/images/examples/flowchart-symbols.gif


1. Finish debugging the playground game flowcharts with a partner. You will both need to have your own set of 5 debugged flowcharts.

2. Each playground game has something wrong with it. You can find your copy in the Google Classroom.

3. A more extensive flowchart: Don't watch this yet!

4. Login to code.org and complete course 2.



Tuesday - April 18th 2017

20 – Do Now – Why might a flowchart be helpful to use?

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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.

1. Open Computational Thinking & Pseudo Code assignment in the Google Classroom. Complete this and then we will discuss it.

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:

http://wc1.smartdraw.com/specials/images/examples/flowchart-symbols.gif

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!!



Monday - April 17th 2017

19 – Do Now – Make a guess...what is a flowchart?

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We will get on MinecraftEdu today because 7-3 & 7-4 students will not be in my class with the exception of 3rd period. 



Thursday - April 13th 2017

18 - 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.

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We will get on MinecraftEdu today and tomorrow because of testing and the way the schedule is rotating.



Wednesday - April 12th 2017

17 – Do Now – “avatar” a digital icon or character that represents an online user.

If you could choose any avatar to represent you in a game or on a website what would it be?

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We will get on MinecraftEdu today and tomorrow because of testing and the way the schedule is rotating.



Tuesday - April 11th 2017

16 – Do Now – “Casual Game”A simple game that requires little skill or time commitment. Often played online and on cell phones.

What is currently your favorite “Casual Game”?

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We will get on MinecraftEdu today and tomorrow because of testing and the way the schedule is rotating.



Monday - April 10th 2017

15 – DO NOW: “Keyboarding”: Using a keyboard to operate a computer. What other ways can you operate a computer? Provide at least one.

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We will get on MinecraftEdu today and tomorrow because of testing and the way the schedule is rotating.



Friday - April 7th 2017

14. Do Now - What is an algorithm?

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I. Check INOW. If you have .01 on an assignment. Today is the last day you can turn it in. Do that FIRST.

II. 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. Digital Imprint

        2. Binary Conversion Flip Chart Activity

        3. Educated Dude

        4.

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

III. If you have never played Minecraft and want to learn how to survive:    

    1. Read this and/or watch this video

IV. Log into one of the MinecraftEdu servers.

    10.20.1.159 = Survival

    10.20.1.146 = Creative



Thursday - April 6th 2017

13 - Do Now - Now that we have discussed what computational thinking is. Tell me what it is in your own words.

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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.

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. Finish the computational thinking assignment in the Google classroom from yesterday.



Wednesday - April 5th 2017

NO SCHOOL STATE OF EMERGENCY CALLED DUE TO STORMS



Tuesday - April 4th 2017

12– Do Now – What did you do for Spring Break?

I CAN. . . explain the concept of a computer program.

1. You are going to program me to make a sandwich.

2. Intro to Computational Thinking



Great opportunity 2017 NAtional STEM Video Game Challenge

Monday - April 3rd 2017

11 – Do Now – Make a guess: What do you think Computational Thinking is? We are going to talk about it today. Keep your Do Now Interactive Log open or minimize it after answering.

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1. Complete this lesson on computational thinking.

2. When you are done continue on codecombat.

3. Click on any link when you are done while we are waiting for others to finish.



Friday - March 24th 2017

10. Why would a flash drive be helpful to own and keep with you throughout your day at school and home?

Now delete all of the instructions on your Do Now (delete everything shown below) so the only thing showing is your Do Nows. Number 10, 9, 8, 7,...etc.... 1

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I. Check Google Classroom and make sure you have everything completed properly. You may have to go back and read the directions.

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. Digital Imprint

    2. Binary Conversion Flip Chart Activity

    3. Educated Dude

    4.

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

II. ONLY after everything above is complete, come tell me it is complete.

III. If you have never played Minecraft and want to learn how to survive:    

    1. Read this and/or watch this video



Thursday - March 23rd 2017

9. Do Now - Diligence is constant and careful work or effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body and mind.

What difficult jobs or activities have you completed with diligence? What is more difficult, physical or mental diligence?

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

1. Pencil and Paper Activity - I will pass this out.

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 - March 22nd 2017

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

8 - DO NOW - In the binary number system... each binary digit 0 and/or 1 represents one ______? HINT: Look at the white board...

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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.

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:

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 do 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).



Tuesday - March 21st 2017


I love my job and I enjoy spending time with you all. I hate that I am out today and tomorrow. I am on the Course of Study development team for Technology and Digital Literacy for the State of Alabama. I will miss you all!
7 - DO NOW -  The decimal number 5 in binary looks like this: 0000 0101

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

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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.

1. Finish Binary Flip-chart and convert the binary numbers listed on the assignment to decimal numbers. 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 MRs. Benko 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 .



Monday - March 20th 2017

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

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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.

1. Numbers are a funny thing…"Magic" Tricks - We will finish these from yesterday. After the Do Now, please wait.

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

3. I have place 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.



Friday - March 17th 2017

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.  Guess... what base number system does binary use?

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

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.

I CAN...sort(group; classify) the difference between a bit, byte, nybble, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, & terabyte and organize(put in order; arrange) them based on size.

1. Complete the FBI Safe Surfing Quiz. I have your key code. When you are done with the quiz play Digizen or Play Spent while we wait for other to finish.

2. Numbers are a funny thing…"Magic" Tricks - We will do this together, please wait.

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



Thursday - March 16th 2017

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

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

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.

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 1-8. DO NOT CLICK ON TAKE THE EXAM until you have completed all the lessons. You will likely be ready tomorrow. You can only take the exam once and it will count toward your grade. 100 points at a 60% grade.

3. I have your KEY CODE that you will need to take the exam, each person has a different key code.

4. If you are finished today (extremely unlikely)...play Digizen or Spent, find a job and see how long you can last.



Wednesday- March 15th 2017

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...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.


REMEMBER - Read all and comprehend ALL of the instructions before starting.


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.


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


5. Take the NSTeensChallenge


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



Tuesday - March 14th 2017


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 . . . 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).

ALWAYS READ ALL OF THE DIRECTIONS BEFORE STARTING


Complete the following in order:


1. Complete this form to help me get to know you all About You

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

3. Enter your First name & Last Initial ONLY. DO NOT enter an email address.

4. Use a generic username you will remember.

5. Use your 19# password.

6. Start playing until everyone has finished the form.


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


When you have read everything come tell me your name.


Adding & Using Extensions:

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

— Search some of the extensions or apps available


Monday - March 13th 2017

Welcome to Computer Science!!
THIS IS OUR DAILY PROCEDURE:
    1. Enter the room and login to your computer before doing anything esle.
    2. Once 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: rm1z6o
    3rd Period: jq9ualw
    6th Period: xsmn6q

2. Click on the assignment in the 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?

-------------------------------------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 S
ubmit button) this new document to Classroom Rules Assignment in the Google Classroom.
4. 
Copy class rules above and paste them into the document.
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 the keyboard on the computer, place headphones on back of monitor, & tuck in chairs.

If you have competed 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 to 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 - March 10th 2017

I really enjoyed having you all in class this 9 weeks. I hope you feel they same way. I will miss you guys. Come by and visit!!

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



If your class is having a party. Bring it in!

Thursday - March 9th 2017

43– DO NOW Please complete this end of course survey.


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

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 by creating a world of obsticles in Minecraft that can only be navigated by turtles through programming.


1. Complete the Do Now.

2. 
Check all of your Do Now's and leave the document open on your screen.
3. Wait


If your class is having a party. Bring it in by Thursday

Wednesday - March 8th 2017

42– DO NOW: Slow down and read the directions carefully to make sure you follow them correctly.

You are going to read a short article and view extremely sharp satellite images of Earth.

After reading the article…Speculate about the use and value of being able to capture and produce such detailed images of the Earth’s surface.

Q1. What purpose(s) would these images serve?

Q2. What kind of impact will this type of technology have on the human population, ie. privacy rights?

The article is here: world's most powerful satellite.

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

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 by creating a world of obsticles in Minecraft that can only be navigated by turtles through programming.


1. We are going to build a world of puzzles and obstacle courses where players have to use turtles to in order to navigate it.



Tuesday - March 7th 2017

41 – DO NOW  – Use each of the following definitions for code in correct and complete sentences (NOTE you will be writing 2 different sentences).

1. The definition of “Code” as a noun is: The instructions for a computer program.

2. The definition of “Code” as a verb is: The act of writing a program.

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

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 by creating a world of obsticles in Minecraft that can only be navigated by turtles through programming.


1. We are going to build a world of puzzles and obstacle courses where players have to use turtles to in order to navigate it.



Monday - March 6th 2017

40 - Do Now - TWO QUESTIONS: Loyalty is the quality of being loyal to someone or something, a strong feeling of support or allegiance.

1. How are patriotism and loyalty related?

2. Can someone be disloyal and also be patriotic?

EXPLAIN

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

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 by creating a world of obsticles in Minecraft that can only be navigated by turtles through programming.


1. We are going to build a world of puzzles and obstacle courses where players have to use turtles to in order to navigate it.



Join me at McWane for Super Code Sunday March 12th 1:30 - 3:00PM

Friday - March 3rd 2017

39 – DO NOW –"Qwerty" is the layout of a standard keyboard. Why is it called QWERTY? Google it if you need to :)

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

I. Check Google Classroom and make sure you have everything completed properly and turned in. You may have to go back and read the directions.

Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

There should be one space between sentences.

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

Items that should be complete are below.  

      1. ALL of the Do Now's are in the correct order newest to oldest in complete sentences.

II. ONLY after everything above is complete, you may login to the Minecraft server of your choice.

   10.20.1.43 = Creative

10.20.1.49 = Survival



Thursday - March 2nd 2017

38 – 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.

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

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 by creating a world of obsticles in Minecraft that can only be navigated by turtles through programming.


1. We are going to build a world of puzzles and obstacle courses where players have to use turtles to in order to navigate it.



2. First we will brainstorm together and plan our design.

Wednesday - March 1st 2017

37 – Do Now – “Loop” A Function in a computer program when you repeat a certain code or a set of instructions a specified number of times.

What value is there in using a “loop” in your code?

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

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 by creating a world of obsticles in Minecraft that can only be navigated by turtles through programming.


1. We are going to build a world of puzzles and obstacle courses where players have to use turtles to in order to navigate it.

2. First we will brainstorm together and plan our design.



Tuesday - February 28th 2017

36 - “MMORPG” A “massive multiplayer online role-playing game” which many gamers can play at once.

Name at least one “MMORPG” you have heard about.

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

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 by creating a world of obsticles in Minecraft that can only be navigated by turtles through programming.


1. We are going to build a world of puzzles and obstacle courses where players have to use turtles to in order to navigate it.

2. First we will brainstorm together and plan our design.



Monday - February 27th 2017

35 – Do Now -  “Download” – to copy data or programs from one source to another.

Using the definition above provide an example of download. Here is my example: “I copied the program Minecraft from my jump drive and downloaded it to the class computers”.

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

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).


1. We are doing the sky challenge. Login to correct server below.

   Computer numbers 1-15 will log into 10.20.1.49

    Computer numbers 16-30 will log into 10.20.1.43



Join me at the Kids Code Workshop Tomorrow Feb 25 9am-12pm

Friday - February 24th 2017

34 - 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.

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

I. Check Google Classroom and make sure you have everything completed properly and turned in. You may have to go back and read the directions.

Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

There should be one space between sentences.

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

Items that should be complete are below.  

      1. ALL of the Do Now's are in the correct order newest to oldest in complete sentences.

II. ONLY after everything above is complete, you may login to the Minecraft server of your choice.

   10.20.1.43 = Creative

10.20.1.49 = Survival



Thursday - Feb 23rd 2017


33 - Do Now - What do you think about code.org?


I think I stomach some kind of bug onthe plane. I should be back tomorrow.

Miss you guys.

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

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.

1. Click the link below for your class, create your account (if you don't already have one) and join this course:

2. You must be on COURSE 2 ONLY. It looks like this:

3. You must watch the videos to able to understand and learn how to complete the puzzles. At first it is easy but it does get harder and the videos REALLY help!!

   1st Period

   3rd Period

    6th Period



Join me at the Kids Code Workshop Sat. Feb 25 9am-12pm

Tuesday & Wednesday - Feb 21st - 22nd 2017


32 - Do Now - Listen, follow instructions, be respectful, work hard and BE AWESOME!


I will be out Tuesday & Wednesday. Mrs. Benko is your sub.

I really do miss you all when I'm gone. I'm sure the feeling is mutual.

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

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.

1. Click the link below for your class, create your account (if you don't already have one) and join this course:

2. You must be on COURSE 2 ONLY. It looks like this:

3. You must watch the videos to able to understand and learn how to complete the puzzles. At first it is easy but it does get harder and the videos REALLY help!!

   1st Period

   3rd Period

    6th Period



Join me at the Kids Code Workshop Sat. Feb 25 9am-12pm

Friday - February 17th 2017

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

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

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

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).

1. Finish your bridge in Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below.

   Computer numbers 1-15 will log into 10.20.1.49

    Computer numbers 16-30 will log into 10.20.1.43



Thursday - February 16th 2017

30 – “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?

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

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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. We are going to build a bridge in groups.

   Computer numbers 1-15 will log into 10.20.1.49

    Computer numbers 16-30 will log into 10.20.1.43



Wednesday - February 15th 2017

29 - Do Now - What's your favorite food?

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

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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. We are going to build a bridge in groups.

   Computer numbers 1-12 will log into 10.20.1.49

    Computer numbers 12-30 will log into 10.20.1.43



Tuesday - February 14th 2017

28 - Do Now - Happy Valentines Day - Who is your valentine?

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

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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. REMEMBER in Quest 4 you write & save 18 different programs.

   Computer numbers 1-15 will log into 10.20.1.49

    Computer numbers 16-30 will log into 10.20.1.43



Monday - February 13th 2017

27 - Do Now - “Condition  or Conditional Statements” are the if–then construct (sometimes called if–then–else) in a computer program.

Provide an example of an IF - THEN statement.

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

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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. REMEMBER in Quest 4 you write & save 18 different programs.

   Computer numbers 1-15 will log into 10.20.1.49

    Computer numbers 16-30 will log into 10.20.1.43

We are going 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.



Friday - February 10th 2017

26 - Do Now - What is the advantage of using a repeat loop when coding?

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

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.

1. Click the link below for your class, create your account (if you don't already have one) and join this course:

2. You must be on COURSE 2 ONLY. It looks like this:

3. You must watch the videos to able to understand and learn how to complete the puzzles. At first it is easy but it does get harder and the videos REALLY help!!

   1st Period

   3rd Period

   6th Period



Click for some great events in computer science and engineering interest in February.

Thursday - February 9th 2017

25 - Do Now - What does the while loop do? You can ask a buddy.

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

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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. REMEMBER in Quest 4 you write & save 18 different programs.

   Computer numbers 1-15 will log into 10.20.1.49

    Computer numbers 16-30 will log into 10.20.1.43

We are going 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.

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.



Click for some great events in computer science and engineering interest in February.

Wednesday - February 8th 2017

24 - Do Now - How many programs will you have after completing Quest 4?

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

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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below. REMEMBER in Quest 4 you write & save 18 different programs.

   Computer numbers 1-15 will log into 10.20.1.49

    Computer numbers 16-30 will log into 10.20.1.43

We are going 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.

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.



Click for some great events in computer science and engineering interest in February.

Tuesday - February 7th 2017

23 - Do Now - When facing a challenge or something hard, how do you normally respond?

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

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).

1. Continue Turtle Island by logging into the correct server below.

   Computer numbers 1-15 will log into 10.20.1.49

    Computer numbers 16-30 will log into 10.20.1.43

We are going 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.

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 - February 6th 2017

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

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

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).

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

   Computer numbers 1-15 will log into 10.20.1.49

    Computer numbers 16-30 will log into 10.20.1.43

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 3rd 2017

21 – DO NOW – In your opinion, what is the most important thing you have learned in this class so far? Answers will vary.

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

I. Check Google Classroom and make sure you have everything completed properly and turned in. You may have to go back and read the directions.

Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

There should be one space between sentences.

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

Items that should be complete are below.  

   1. ALL of the Do Now's are in the correct order newest to oldest in complete sentences.

   2. Pseudo-code Assignment.

II. ONLY after everything above is complete, you may login to the Minecraft server of your choice.

   10.20.1.43 = Creative

10.20.1.49 = Survival



Thursday - February 2nd 2017

20 - Do Now - Using pseudo-code write an algorithm for digging down 15 times with a Minecraft Turtle.

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

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 these videos and instructions: link.

2. Finish the 6 challenges. You will watch a quick video tutorial and read the instructions then complete the task. Then move on to the next challenge.

3. Finish the Pseudo-code Assignment with the Minions. It is in the Classroom.



Wednesday - February 1st 2017

19 - Do Now - What is the one thing I repeat the most in this class? I feel like I say it everyday at least twice.

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

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. Continue working through these videos and instructions: link.

2. You have 6 challenges to complete. You will watch a quick video tutorial and read the instructions then complete the task. Then move on to the next challenge.



Tuesday - January 31st 2017

18 - Do Now - In your own words, describe what pseudo-code is and how it is useful?

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

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 to launching MinecraftEdu.

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.



Monday - January 30th 2016

17 - Do Now - Don't google it, just make a guess at what pseudo code is.

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

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.

1. We will work through this idea of pseudo code together and then write our own pseudo code.

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

3. When you are done continue on codecombat.




Friday - January 27th 2016

16 - Do Now - What is a flowchart?

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

I. Check Google Classroom and make sure you have everything completed properly and turned in. You may have to go back and read the directions.

Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

There should be one space between sentences.

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

Items that should be complete are below.  I am grading them all today.

    1. Digital Imprint

    2. FBI Safesurfing Test - (I have your key code)

    3. Computational Thinking

    4. Bugged Packet of Playground Games - You need to upload the screenshots you took yesterday to the Classroom

    5. Educated Dude

    6. ALL of the Do Now's are in the correct order newest to oldest in complete sentences.

II. ONLY after everything above is complete, you may login to the Minecraft server of your choice. I will show you how to log on if need be.

   10.20.1.43 = Creative

10.20.1.49 = Survival



Thursday - January 26th 2017

15 – Do Now – What is an algorithm?

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

I CAN…know (recognize) what Selection, Insertion, & Bubble Sort, understand (appreciate, comprehend) how they work, and demonstrate (show; make plain) my new skills by arranging (listing) playing cards in order.

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.

1. Open your Computational Thinking assignment from yesterday in the Google Classroom. We are going to talk about pseudo code.

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 if some standard shapes joined together by lines:

http://wc1.smartdraw.com/specials/images/examples/flowchart-symbols.gif

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 found your copy in the Google Classroom.

5. A more extensive flowchart: Don't watch this yet!!



Wednesday - January 25th 2017

14 - Do Now - Now that we have discussed what computational thinking is. Tell me what it is in your own words.

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

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.

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. Finish the computational thinking assignment in the Google classroom from yesterday.





Tuesday - January 24th 2017

13 – Do Now – Are your scores showing growth?

I CAN. . . explain the concept of a computer program.

1. You are going to program me to make a sandwich.

2. Intro to Computational Thinking



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Monday - January 23rd 2017

12 – Do Now – Make a guess: What do you think Computational Thinking is? We are going to talk about it today. Keep your Do Now Interactive Log open or minimize it after answering.

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

1. Complete this lesson on computational thinking.

2. When you are done continue on codecombat.

3. Click on any link when you are done while we are waiting for others to finish.



Friday - January 20th 2016

11 – Do Now Interactive Log – “Computer Virus” – Computer program designed to infect a computer system in order to cause harm or destroy files or program.

How does a computer virus get on a computer in the first place? There are several ways it can happen. Ask a friend if you need too.

Now delete all of the instructions on your Do Now (delete everything shown below) so the only thing showing is your Do Nows. Number 11, 10, 9, 8, ......etc.... 1

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

I. Check Google Classroom and make sure you have everything completed properly. You may have to go back and read the directions.

Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

There should be one space between sentences.

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

Items that should be complete are below.  I am grading them all today.

    1. Digital Imprint

    2. Binary Conversion Flip Chart Activity

    3. Educated Dude

    4. FBI Safesurfing Test - (I have your key code)

    5. ALL of the Do Now's are in the correct order newest to oldest in complete sentences.

II. ONLY after everything above is complete, you may login to the Minecraft server of your choice. I will show you how to log on if need be.

   10.20.1.90 = Creative

10.20.1.73 = Survival



Thursday - January 19th 2016

10. Why would a flash drive be helpful to own and keep with you throughout your day at school and home?

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

Check Google Classroom and make sure you have everything completed properly.

Sentence structure should be correct capitals and periods.

There should be one space between sentences.

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

Items that should be complete are below:

    1. Digital Imprint

    2. Binary Conversion Flip Chart Activity

    3. Educated Dude

    4. FBI Safesurfing Test - (I have your key code)

    5. ALL of the Do Now's are in the correct order newest to oldest in complete sentences.

6. When all this is done. Work in CodeCombat



Wednesday - January 18th 2016

9. Do Now - Diligence is constant and careful work or effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body and mind.

What difficult jobs or activities have you completed with diligence? What is more difficult, physical or mental diligence?

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

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

1. Pencil and Paper Activity - I will pass this out. Please wait while others finish their Do Now. While you are waiting go to any of the links on this website.

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

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

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



Tuesday - January 17th 2016

8 - DO NOW - In the binary number system... each binary digit 0 and/or 1 represents one ______? HINT: Look at the white board...

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

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.

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 do 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).



Friday - January 13th 2017


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

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

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

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.

1. Finish Binary Flip-chart and convert the binary numbers listed on the assignment to decimal numbers. 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.


Thursday - January 12th 2017

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

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

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.

1. Numbers are a funny thing…"Magic" Tricks - We will finish these from yesterday. After the Do Now, please wait.

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

3. I have place 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.



Wednesday - January 11th 2016

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.  Guess... what base number system does binary use?

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

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.

I CAN...sort(group; classify) the difference between a bit, byte, nybble, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, & terabyte and organize(put in order; arrange) them based on size.

1. Complete the FBI Safe Surfing Quiz. I have your key code. When you are done with the quiz play Digizen or Play Spent while we wait for other to finish.

2. Numbers are a funny thing…"Magic" Tricks - We will do this together, please wait.

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

4. If you are finished today (extremely unlikely)...play Digizen or Play Spent, find a job and see how long you can last. You could also continue playing in CodeCombat.



Tuesday - January 10th 2016

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

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

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.

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 1-8. DO NOT CLICK ON TAKE THE EXAM until you have completed all the lessons. You will likely be ready tomorrow. You can only take the exam once and it will count toward your grade. 100 points at a 60% grade.

3. I have your KEY CODE that you will need to take the exam, each person has a different key code.

4. If you are finished today (extremely unlikely)...play Digizen or Play Spent, find a job and see how long you can last.



Thursday- January 5th 2017

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...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.


REMEMBER - Read all and comprehend ALL of the instructions before starting.


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.


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


5. Take the NSTeensChallenge


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





Wednesday - January 4th 2017


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 . . . 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. Enter your First name and Last Initial ONLY. DO NOT enter an email address.

4. Use a generic username you will remember.

5. Use your 19# password.

6. Start playing until everyone has finished the form.


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



Tuesday - January 3rd 2017

Welcome to Computer Science!!
THIS IS OUR DAILY PROCEDURE:
    1. Enter the room and login to your computer before doing anything esle.
    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: 9u5b1d
    3rd Period: thtyf7
    6th Period: cbkmlx

2. Click on the assignment in the 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?

-------------------------------------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 S
ubmit button) this new document to Classroom Rules Assignment in the Google Classroom.
4. 
Copy class rules above and paste them into the document.
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 the keyboard on the computer, place headphones on back of monitor, & tuck in chairs.

If you have competed 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.