Monday - October 23rd 2017

6 - 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.



Friday - October 20th 2017


5 - 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. 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. 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. Digital Imprint

2. Educated Dude


III. Name game.


IV. Other things we need to cover today include:

Tabs, Home Tabs, Navigating Tabs, OneTab, Screenshot Capture & Annotate, OneTab, Split Screen, QR Generator.

Search some of the extensions or apps available.

IV. Read this and/or watch this video



Thursday - October 19th 2017


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

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.


--------------------------------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. Finish the writing assignments from the last two days.

        

        Educated Dude (2 Paragraphs)

        Digital Imprint (2 Paragraphs)


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



Wednesday - October 18th 2017

3 - 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).



Tuesday - October 17th 2017

2 –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...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.

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


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?

YouTube Video



When you have completed all of the above:

4. When you are done with everything, complete the following in order:

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

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

    C. Use a username you will remember.

    D. Use your 19# password.

    E. Start playing the levels.



Monday - October 16th 2017



THIS IS OUR DAILY PROCEDURE:

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

   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: qqtva2k

   3rd Period: 8ntgrv

   8th Period: ff2oonc

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...


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


-------------------------------------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.

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.


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.



Thursday - October 12th 2017

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

LAST DAY OF CLASS


1. Open your Do Now and leave it up. Show it to your neighbor and let them grade it for errors.


2. IF all of your Do Now's are complete correctly

    THEN you may get on the minecraftedu servers.



Wednesday - October 11th 2017

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

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. 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 - October 10th 2017

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 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. 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 - October 9th 2017

NO SCHOOL



Friday - October 6th 2017

39 – Do Now – The definition of “database” is an organized collection of information. What purpose then, does a database have?

-------------------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. Open your Do Now and leave it up. Show it to your neighbor and let them grade it for errors.


2. IF all of your Do Now's are complete correctly

    THEN you may get on the minecraftedu servers.



Thursday - October 5th 2017

38 – 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----------------------

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 - October 4th 2017

Enjoy your field trip!!



Tuesday - October 3rd 2017

37 – “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 (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. 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 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.

3. 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 - October 2nd 2017

36 - 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 . . . 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. 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 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.

3. 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 - September 29th 2017

35 – Do Now - “cache” pronounced “cash”… is a temporary storage place for quick retrieval of frequently used data.

Speculate as to why it would be helpful to have a cache on your computer?

-------------------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. Open your Do Now and leave it up. Show it to your neighbor and let them grade it for errors.


2. IF all of your Do Now's are complete correctly

    THEN you may get on the minecraftedu servers.



Thursday - September 28th 2017

34 – 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.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. 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.

3. 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.



Wednesday - September 27th 2017

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.

  Computer numbers 1-13 will log into 10.20.2.22

   Computer numbers 14-30 will log into 10.20.1.71

2. 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.

3. 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 - September 26th 2017

32 - 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.

-------------------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 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.

3. 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 - September 25th 2017

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

List at least 3 applications you have used in this 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. 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 - September 22nd 2017

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…understand (appreciate, comprehend) Computational Thinking and apply (execute, bring into play) it to solve (clear up; figure out) problems.


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


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

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

1. Finish codecombat if you are stuck on a level as for help from someone.

2. 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. Anything on code.org There is no way you are done with everything on code.org. There are literally 194 options to try out and play with.



Thursday - September 21st 2017

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. Open your Do Now and leave it up. Show it to your neighbor and let them grade it for errors.

    I. Check 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”

2. I will be at a training tomorrow, so we will do MinecraftEdu today.



Wednesday - September 20th 2017

28 – Do Now – Have you signed up for the color run yet? Why not?

-------------------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. Work on codecombat. This is the one you have been working on using the python language.

2. If you have completed the first course in python above, go here at complete the course using JavaScript here.

    Here is the class code if it doesn't come up when you click on the link: SpellDishSide

3. If you complete that, find something on code.org to do.



Tuesday - September 19th 2017

27 – 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. Work on codecombat. This is the one you have been working on using the python language.

2. If you have completed the first course in python above, go here at complete the course using JavaScript here.

    Here is the class code if it doesn't come up when you click on the link: SpellDishSide

3. If you complete that, find something on code.org to do.



Monday - September 18th 2017

26 – 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 . . . 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 finish the tasks in minecraftEdu, click on this link and continue to complete each step.

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

3. When you are done, let me know so I can confirm you are finished.



Friday - September 15th 2017

25 - Do Now - “Platformer” A game in which a character must run and jump to kill or avoid enemies and collect items, such as the original Super Mario Brothers.

Provide two examples of "Platformer" games.

-------------------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. Open your Do Now and leave it up. Show it to your neighbor and let them grade it for errors.


2. We are going to finish the tasks in minecraftEdu, click on this link and continue to complete each step.

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.



Thursday - September 14th 2017

24 - Do Now - What is the most important thing you learned from the FBI Safe Surfing site?

-------------------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------------------------


I apologize for being out again today. I miss you all. I really do!! I'll be in the building. Email me if you need anything.


1. Go to the FBI Safe Surfing Site, scroll down a little to find your grade, 7th then click on it. If you haven't finished, please finish.

2. Ask Mrs. Benko for your KEY CODE and take the test.

3. Watch this tutorial video on ComputerCraft and programming turtles:

YouTube Video



4. When you are done, continue with codecombat. Once you have finished that. Complete some tutorials with code.org.



Wednesday - September 13th 2017

23 - 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. Mrs. Benko has your KEY CODE that you will need to take the exam, each person has a different key code. You will get it tomorrow to take the test.

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




Tuesday - September 12th 2017

22 - Do Now - What did you do on your day off yesterday?

-------------------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 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 - September 8th 2017

21 – 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 . . . 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”.

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

       1. Computational Thinking

   2. Pseudocode Minion   



Thursday - September 7th 2017

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

-------------------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 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.



Wednesday - September 6th 2017

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

-------------------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. Finish debugging playground games from yesterday.

2. When you are done continue with codecombat. Once you have finished that. Complete some tutorials with code.org.

3. A more extensive flowchart: DON'T watch this yet.

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



Tuesday - September 5th 2017

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

-------------------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. Open Computational Thinking & Pseudo Code assignment in the Google Classroom from last week. 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:

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.



Friday - September 1st 2017

17 – 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.

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

I CAN live in a virtual world to help establish community and develop civility.

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

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”.

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


IF everything above is correct, you may get on MinecraftEdu.



Thursday - August 31st 2017

16 - 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 live in a virtual world to help establish community and develop civility.

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

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



Wednesday - August 30th 2017

15 – 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?

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

I CAN live in a virtual world to help establish community and develop civility.

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

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



Tuesday - August 29th 2017

14 – 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”?

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

I CAN live in a virtual world to help establish community and develop civility.

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

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



Monday - August 28th 2017

13– 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. You are going to program me to make a sandwich.

2. Intro to Computational Thinking



Friday - August 25th 2017

12. Do Now - Name 3 sorting algorithms.

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

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


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

III. Read this and/or watch this video



Thursday - August 24th 2017

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

-------------------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.



Wednesday - August 23rd 2017

10 – Do Now – List one thing you learned yesterday.

-------------------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. 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.

5. When you are done continue on codecombat.

6. If you finished codecombat try this Code Maven.



Tuesday - August 22nd 2017


9. 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.



Monday - August 21st 2017

8 - 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. 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 - August 18th 2017

7 – 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.



Thursday - August 17th 2017

6 - 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.



Wednesday - August 16th 2017

5 - 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:

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 - August 15th 2017


4 –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. 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.



Monday - August 14th 2017


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

4. Use a 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.




Friday - August 11th 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:

We will go through Day 3 RESPECT - Buses

-------------------------------------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.

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.


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.




Thursday - August 10th 2017


Go Through Day 2 Respect - Stakeholders


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: qqtva2k

   3rd Period: 8ntgrv

   8th Period: ff2oonc

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?


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