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 Minecraftedu

5. Anything on code.org



Thursday - May 18th 2017

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

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I CAN…manipulate a turtle in python using a series of script commands.


We are going to look at Python today.

I’ll show you the basics: how to launch it, save, and run programs.


Two options:

1. Follow the tasks in these sheets for a more guided experience.

1. Turtle Python Basics

2. Repeating Instructions

3. Turtle Inputs

4. Turtle Subroutines

5. Random If Functions

6. Random Shapes


2. You can use these sheets to play around and see what you can make.

Turtle Command Sheets

Python Turtle Cheat Sheets



Wednesday - May 17th 2017

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

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I CAN…manipulate a turtle in python using a series of script commands.


We are going to look at Python today.

I’ll show you the basics: how to launch it, save, and run programs.


Two options:

1. Follow the tasks in these sheets for a more guided experience.

1. Turtle Python Basics

2. Repeating Instructions

3. Turtle Inputs

4. Turtle Subroutines

5. Random If Functions

6. Random Shapes


2. You can use these sheets to play around and see what you can make.

Turtle Command Sheets

Python Turtle Cheat Sheets



Tuesday - May 16th 2017

80 – 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

79 – “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

78 - Do Now - “Variable” A named unit (#) that can be changed or set to any specified values during execution of a program.

Why would you need variables within a program?


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

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

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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

76 –  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

75 - 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

74 - 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

 

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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 - May 5th 2017

73 – “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

72 – 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

71 - 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

70 – DO NOW – “Spreadsheet” is a display of data in rows and columns.

How can a spreadsheet help you to look at or organize information?

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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

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

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

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.

    2nd Period 220c8f76

    

    5th Period 852ba837

    

    7th Period d7238b88

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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

68 - 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 1-15 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 16-30 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

67 - Do Now - Please complete this one question forms on Scratch Unit Feedback.

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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 1-13 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 14-30 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.



Tuesday - April 25th 2017

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

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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 1-13 will log into 10.20.1.159

    Computer numbers 14-30 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.



Monday - April 24th 2017

65 – 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.



Friday - April 21st 2017

Health and Wellness Fair



Thursday - April 20th 2017

64 - Do Now - What do you use to program or move your turtle in MinecraftEdu?

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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.



Wednesday - April 19th 2017

63 - Do Now - In your own words, describe what pseudo-code is.

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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. 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 directions and move on to the next challenge.



Tuesday - April 18th 2017

You have 2 minutes after the bell sounds to complete the Do Now

62 – Do Now – Explain how Broadcast works in Scratch? REMEMBER to use complete sentences.

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1. Make sure your final project is in the ECS Files Studio in Scratch because you will present your Final Project in Scratch.

2. Shut off your monitor and wait for further instructions.



Monday - April 17th 2017

You have 2 minutes after the bell sounds to complete the Do Now

61 – Do Now – How confident are you in the project you made? REMEMBER to use complete sentences.

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You have 3 minutes to complete the following:

1. Make sure your final project is in the ECS Files Studio in Scratch because you will present your Final Project in Scratch.

2. Look at the Rubric to make sure you have everything covered. You have a copy of the rubric in the Google Classroom.

3. Shut off your monitor and wait for further instructions.



Thursday - April 13th 2017

60 – Do Now – What are you doing for the long weekend?

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Make sure your final project is in the ECS Files Studio in Scratch.

Finish your Final Project in Scratch. Look at the Rubric to make sure you have everything covered.

You have a copy of the rubric in the Google Classroom.



Wednesday - April 12th 2017

59 – 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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Make sure your final project is in the ECS Files Studio in Scratch.

Finish your Final Project in Scratch. Look at the Rubric to make sure you have everything covered.

You have a copy of the rubric in the Google Classroom.



Tuesday - April 11th 2017

58 – 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

57 – Do Now – “HTML” (hypertext markup language) is a computer language used to create Web pages.

Use HTML in a sentence.

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Your final projects in Scratch are due on Thursday. 

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


Friday - April 7th 2017

56 – “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 incorporate all objectives in the unit into the final project.

1. Continue working on your Final Scratch Project.



Thursday - April 6th 2017

55 – “Program” – An application or software that tells a computer what to do.

Explain what a “Program” is in a complete sentence.

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I CAN incorporate all objectives in the unit into the final project.

1. Continue working on your Final Scratch Project.



Wednesday - April 5th 2017

NO SCHOOL STATE OF EMERGENCY CALLED DUE TO STORMS



Tuesday - April 4th 2017

54 – 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?

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I CAN incorporate all objectives in the unit into the final project.

1. Continue working on your Final Scratch Project.



Great opportunity 2017 National STEM Video Game Challenge

Monday - April 3rd 2017

53– DO NOW - What is your final scratch project about?

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I CAN incorporate all objectives in the unit into the final project.

1. Continue working on your Final Scratch Project.

2. We will talk about any interest in the National STEM Video Game Challenge.

3. Once you have some ideas, begin putting it all together in Scratch.



Friday - March 24th 2017

52– DO NOW - Answer the two questions in this Google Form?

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Pull up your ECS Files Studio and have it on your screen. Then wait for me to tell you to login in to Minecraft.


1. You can play Minecraft AFTER you have shared your Timing Game in the ECS Files Studio.


Thursday - March 23rd 2017

51– DO NOW - Which topic did you pick for your final project?

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I CAN create a timing game

I CAN assess my peers to help them gauge progress

I CAN complete my rubric and submit my timing game

I CAN prepare a presentation of a Scratch program

I CAN evaluate my peers’ timing games


1. We are grading your Timing Games TODAY!


2. Check the rubric, Timing Game you have 5 mins then we start the Arcade Walk.

3. You will receive a paper. Write your name at the top of the paper and leave it at your desk.



Wednesday - March 22nd 2017

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

50– DO NOW - How can the code in the Monkey Game and the Pinball Game help you make adjustments to your Timing Game?

I CAN Make an appropriate choice of which final project they will do

1. Make sure you have posted the assignments from yesterday in the Google Classroom.

2. Individually begin research and ideas for your final project. Here are the instructions for the Final Scratch Project.

3. Once you have some ideas, begin putting it all together in Scratch.




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!

49– DO NOW - What has been the most difficult part of making your Timing Game?

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I CAN Investigate two different types of games

I CAN Get ideas for their final projects


1. Without a partner (by yourself) complete both part 1 and 2 of the Monkey Game Project (15 Minutes) REMEMBER to REMIX, SHARE, & put in ECS Files Studio

2. When Mrs. Benko says it's time. Review your answers and the changes you made to monkey game.sb with your elbow partner. (5 Minutes)

3. Complete the Pinball Project (20 Minutes) REMEMBER to REMIX, SHARE, & put in ECS Files Studio

4. When you have finished these, make sure your Timing Game is complete. If it is, you may play games in Scratch ONLY.


You can reach me by email if you have any questions. I’ll do my best to respond ASAP.



Monday - March 20th 2017

48– DO NOW - What are you doing for Spring Break?

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I CAN create a timing game

I CAN assess my peers to help them gauge progress

I CAN complete my rubric and submit my timing game

I CAN prepare a presentation of a Scratch program

I CAN evaluate my peers’ timing games


1. Check the rubric, Timing Game you have 15 mins then we start the Arcade Walk.

2. You will receive a paper. Write your name at the top of the paper and leave it at your desk.



Friday - March 17th 2017

47– DO NOW - Why is using the broadcast block useful?

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I CAN create a timing game

I CAN assess my peers to help them gauge progress

I CAN complete my rubric and submit my timing game

I CAN prepare a presentation of a Scratch program

I CAN evaluate my peers’ timing games


1. You will can pair program or work alone on a Timing Game ←This is your rubric

2. Toward the end of class we will do a peer review to assess where we're at

3. These should be finished by the end of the day. Monday we will do an Arcade Walk



Thursday - March 16th 2017

46– DO NOW - What is your timing game going to be about?

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I CAN create a timing game

I CAN assess my peers to help them gauge progress

I CAN complete my rubric and submit my timing game

I CAN prepare a presentation of a Scratch program

I CAN evaluate my peers’ timing games


1. You will can pair program or work alone on a Timing Game ←This is your rubric.

3. These should be finished on Friday and we will do an Arcade Walk.


Wednesday - March 15th 2017

45– DO NOW - If A = B, does A & B both have the same value? Why?

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I CAN Apply knowledge of variables, conditionals, and loops to create a timer.


1. Review RPS solutions:  rps solution.sb and  rps solution b.sb

2. Did anybody use different solutions?

If Computer = Player

Then “You Tied!”

3. We will work in pairs to  make a timer that will count down from 10 to 0

4. Use this as your guide Timer Project You have 15 mins to complete this

5. Share Timer Solutions and review these timer solution a.sb & timer solution b.sb

6. Look at a timed game example

7. You will pair program a Timing Game ←This is your rubric

8. These should be finished on Friday and we do an Arcade Walk



Tuesday - March 14th 2017

44 – DO NOW - What type of block is this:

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I CAN Apply knowledge of conditionals to complete a Rock Paper Scissors program.

I CAN use a random number generator to write a dice program.

I CAN use conditionals with And and Or to write a grade program.

I CAN use a random number generator to write a dice program.


Today is a catch up day. You should have the following completed and shared in your ECS Studio by the end of class today:

    1. RPS starter game (rock, paper, scissors)

    2. Dice program with a pair of dice

    3. Grades Project

    4. Age Assignment


When all of that is complete. You can play games in Scratch. Only in Scratch.



Monday - March 13th 2017

43 – DO NOW - What beats what in the game of Rock, Paper Scissors.

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I CAN Apply knowledge of conditionals to complete a Rock Paper Scissors program.

  1. Need a volunteer to share the rules for Rock, Paper Scissors

  2. We will look at the variables for ROCK, PAPER and SCISSORS.

  3. We will look at the variables for player and computer.

  4. Who can explain how the else part works if the condition of the if is false.

  5. You will only need to change the script that starts with “When I receive determine winner” under the computer sprite. You can see it below: (You may change more features later if you have time.)

  1. Here is an example of a finished game.

  2. Work in pairs to create an algorithm outlined in pseudo-code to handle all the cases for the computer choosing each option: ROCK, PAPER, or SCISSORS. Write your algorithm in a Google Doc.

  3. Use the pseudo-code you just created to get started. Remember to switch roles. Here is the starter file.

  4. Try various approaches to solving the problem.



Friday - March 10th 2017

42– DO NOW - What does the word random mean in English?

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I CAN use a random number generator to write a dice program.


1.    Discussion on randomness and rolling a pair of dice, will the numbers come out in order?

2.    Look at the “pick random _ to _” block.

3.    The numbers create the range that the random integer can fall under. The block works inclusively.

       Therefore 1 to 10 will produce numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.


4.    Finish dice.sb so that it creates a pair of dice. You can create your own look for the dice, just make sure you complete the code part in the scripts.



Thursday - March 9th 2017

41– DO NOW - What’s the difference between And and Or?

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I CAN use conditionals with And and Or to write a grade program.

I CAN use a random number generator to write a dice program.

  1. Discussion on “and” and “or”.

  2. Condition game,  “if the condition is true then”

  3. Look at the “and” and “or” blocks in Scratch. Notice the hexagon shape. These only fit in hexagon places.

  4. Pair Program to complete the Grades Project.



Wednesday - March 8th 2017

NONE

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We are watching the Monologues it drama today.



Tuesday - March 7th 2017

40 – 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.

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I CAN use conditionals with And and Or to write a grade program.

I CAN use a random number generator to write a dice program.

1. Graduate students from the University of Montevallo will be here to observe our class.

2. Spanish and Band are on field trips. In order to keep us on the same page, we will work in MinecraftEdu today.



Monday - March 6th 2017

39 - Do Now - How did we use a variable in the healthy food choices game we made Thursday? Talk with your elbow partner if you need to.

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I Can explain the concept of conditionals.

I Can enhance a variable program with conditionals.


1. A few of you will share responses for the “if” questions from last week. and use that as a springboard.

"What comes to mind when you hear the word "if"? What are some of the ways we use the word "if" in our language?"

2. "if" block in Scratch, notice that only hexagon shaped blocks can fit. We will look at this Age example
3. This is what we are going to create today Age Solution
4. Your Assignment Age Assignment finish today
5. Alternate solution using comparative operators    >=    >or=
EXTENSION for a Treat:     Complete AND Enhance you variable example

Go back into you variable example about nutrition and add:

- A  message  about being  nutritious if the  number of points becomes greater than   9.

- A message about eating healthier food if the number of points becomes less than –4.

- Have a sprite say the message or use broadcast to change and convey the message.



Friday - March 3rd 2017

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

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1. Make sure your Do Now's are counting down so the newest one is on the top. They should be in complete sentences with proper grammar and punctuation.

2. Make sure you have all of your scratch projects in your ECS Studio.

3. Check all of your Do Now's and leave it open on your screen.

4. Wait



Thursday - March 2nd 2017

37 – 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.

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1. Make sure you have all of your scratch projects in your ECS Studio.

2. Check all of your Do Now's and leave it open on your screen.

3. Wait



Wednesday - March 1st 2017


36 - Do Now - What comes to mind when you hear the word "if"? What are some of the ways we use the word "if" in our language?

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

I Can explain the concept of conditionals.

I Can enhance a variable program with conditionals.


1. Make sure your story is shared and in your ECS Files studio.

2. Present and grade Stories based on the rubric.



Tuesday - Feb 28th 2017


35 - Do Now - Describe in your own words what the word variable means.

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I Can explain the concept of variables.

I Can create examples of variables.

I Can explain the concept of iteration.

I Can create examples of iteration.


1. Make sure your story is shared and in your ECS Files studio.

2. Present and grade Stories based on the rubric.

3. Share responses from the Do Now.

4. Create variables for the Good Nutrition Game variable example.sb. We will do this together.

5. Talk about iteration and initialization.

6. Enhance the Variable Example:

Add a food that is worth 2 points when clicked on.

            Add a food that is –3 points when clicked on.

            Make the sprites change appearance when clicked and reinitialize at start.

Monday - Feb 27th 2017


34 - Do Now - What is integrity? Try not to Google it...really what is integrity, what does it mean to be a person of integrity?

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

I CAN broadcast events in Scratch.

I CAN develop and complete a Scratch story.

I CAN  assess my peers to help them gauge their progress.

I CAN Complete a rubric.


1. Make sure your story is shared and in your ECS Files studio.

2. Check the rubric. Is your story meeting the requirements?

3. We will do some peer reviewing today so you can get feedback before officially submitting.

4. Make adjustments based on your peers review to your story.



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


Friday - Feb 24th 2017


33 - 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.

    2. Story 90% complete.


You can play Minecraft if your story is close to being done. They are due on Monday after we peer review them.


We will pick this up Monday.

I CAN broadcast events in Scratch.

I CAN develop and complete a Scratch story.

I CAN  assess my peers to help them gauge their progress.

I CAN Complete a rubric.


1. Make sure your story is shared and in your ECS Files studio.

2. Check the rubric. Is your story meeting the requirements?

3. We will do some peer reviewing today so you can get feedback before officially submitting them.

4. Finish making your story in Scratch.



Thursday - Feb 23rd 2017


32 - Do Now - What is the name of the main character in your and why is he the main character?


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

Miss you guys.

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

I CAN broadcast events in Scratch.

I CAN develop and complete a Scratch story.

I CAN  assess my peers to help them gauge their progress.

I CAN Complete a rubric.


1. Begin making your story in Scratch.



Tuesday & Wednesday - Feb 21st - 22nd 2017


31 - Do Now - Listen, follow instructions, be respectful, make great stories 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 broadcast events in Scratch.

I CAN develop and complete a Scratch story.

I CAN  assess my peers to help them gauge their progress.

I CAN Complete a rubric.


1. Here is the rubric for the story you are making in Scratch. Here is a short example:

YouTube Video


2. You are going to brainstorm and share your ideas for a story.

3. Then you are going to storyboard your idea & design your Scratch story on this storyboard.with paper and pencil or pen.

4. You cannot use Scratch until Mrs. Benko has approved your storyboard. You will have Thursday and Friday to actually make the game in Scratch. These two days are design and develop the plan to make in Scratch.




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

Friday - February 17th 2017


30 - Do Now - Two Questions


1. What does it mean to broadcast something (example the radio station is broadcasting music right now)?


2. If a radio or television station is broadcasting something, does that mean that everyone is listening to it?

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

I CAN broadcast events in Scratch.

I CAN program sprites to listen and respond to events I create.

I CAN change the background of the stage.


1. Make sure your Alphabet Game is shared and in your ECS Files Studio.

2. Read over the summer story broadcast project.

3. We will look at this example of what you will be doing.



Thursday - February 16th 2017


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29 - Do Now - What are the 3 event blocks used in the alphabet learning game?


I CAN explain event driven programming,

I CAN write a program that responds to user created events from the mouse and keyboard.


  1. Finish your alphabet learning game today and refer to the rubric for guidance.



Wednesday - February 15th 2017


28 - Do Now - True or false: User events like clicks and typing drive computer programs in Scratch and cause it to respond or react a specific way.


After answering true and false, talk to your elbow partner about the different events available in Scratch.


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


I CAN explain event driven programming,

I CAN write a program that responds to user created events from the mouse and keyboard.


I DO, WE DO, YOU DO


  1. Discuss some of the events in Scratch as a class.

  2. Go over the next project and the Alphabet rubric.

  3. We will do one letter together and import a picture using Wikimedia Commons to find images for sprites.

  4. Begin working on your games and refer to the rubric for guidance.



Tuesday - February 14th 2017

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

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

REQUIREMENTS

1. "Share" your Scratch project into your ECS Files studio if you haven't already.

    You should have 3 projects in your studio as of now.

2. If you haven't already. Copy the URL(link) of your studio and paste it into the Google Classroom.

3. Complete the Moving Project. You have a copy in the Google Classroom.

4. Check all of your Do Now's.


Then you can play MinecraftEdu



Monday - February 13th 2017

26 - Do Now - How do the programs on the computer know what the user wants to do next? In other words, if you are surfing the web, how does the computer know what page to go to next?


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


I CAN develop a dialogue between two or more Scratch sprites.

I CAN explain the reasoning behind how their dialogue works.


1. "Share" your Scratch project into your ECS Files studio if you haven't already.

    You should have 3 projects in your studio as of now.

2. If you haven't already. Copy the URL(link) of your studio and paste it into the Google Classroom.

3. Work with a partner to complete the Moving Project. You have a copy in the Google Classroom.

4. If by chance you do finish today and meet these requirements below, you can play games in scratch only.

        A. Completed #3

        B. Shared the baseball project in your ECS Studio

        C. Your Studio link is in the Google Classroom

        D. You have three projects in your ECS studio

5. Once everyone is finished, we will showcase with a gallery walk and have a discussion.

6. Time permitting we will begin the Alphabet Game.




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

Friday - February 10th 2017

25 - Do Now - What's a variable?

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


I CAN develop a dialogue between two or more Scratch sprites.

I CAN explain the reasoning behind how their dialogue works.


1. "Share" your Scratch project into your ECS Files studio if you haven't already.

    You should have 2 projects in your studio as of now.

2. If you haven't already. Copy the URL(link) of your studio and paste it into the Google Classroom.

3. Work with a partner to complete the Moving Project. You have a copy in the Google Classroom.

4. If by chance you do finish today and meet these requirements below, you can play games in scratch only.

        A. Completed #3

        B. Shared the baseball project in your ECS Studio

        C. Your Studio link is in the Google Classroom

        D. You have three projects in your ECS studio



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

Thursday - February 9th 2017

24 - Do Now - How is the wait_sec block useful?

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


I CAN develop a dialogue between two or more Scratch sprites.

I CAN explain the reasoning behind how their dialogue works.


1. "Share" your Scratch project, you will have to verify your account by checking your email.

2. Then create a studio in Scratch named ECS Files. I can show you.

3. Move the name project to the studio.

4. Then copy the URL(link) of your studio and paste it into the Google Classroom. Make a private comment, that tells me who your partner is for the name project.

5. Finish our new mini-project Develop Dialogue. This should be finished today. This is an individual project





Wednesday - February 8th 2017

23 - Do Now - What does reinitialize mean?

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


I CAN develop a dialogue between two or more Scratch sprites.

I CAN explain the reasoning behind how their dialogue works.


1. "Share" your Scratch project, you will have to verify your account by checking your email.

2. Then create a studio in Scratch named ECS Files. I can show you.

3. Move the name project to the studio.

4. Then copy the URL(link) of your studio and paste it into the Google Classroom. Make a private comment, that tells me who your partner is for the name project.

5. Begin our new mini-project Develop Dialogue. This should be finished today. This is an individual project.



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


Tuesday - February 7th 2017

22 - Do Now - What is the "forever" block and what does it do in Scratch?

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I CAN  create and complete a simple program in Scratch.

I CAN utilize the green flag feature.


1. You will finish your name program with your partner. Make sure you have everything on the rubric.

2. We will do a gallery walk with your programs up in full screen.



Monday - February 6th 2017


N o Do Now


8th grade is visiting Hoover High today.



Friday - February 3rd 2017

21 - Do Now - Two Questions!

Where are the X & Y Coordinates in Scratch?

How can you get help about a block to get more information on how to use it?

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


I CAN Name the basic terms used in Scratch.

I CAN  Create and complete a simple program in Scratch.

I CAN Utilize the green flag feature.


1. Explore with the name program. You can't break the computer by dragging the wrong block. So try different things. Here is a getting started guide if you want to take a look at it.


2. Have a quick debrief about what you discovered in Scratch.


3. Talk about pair programming.


4. Create a storyboard for a “name” that includes at least 3 “letters” from their combined names.


5. Go over the Rubric for your game. Here is the rubric




Thursday - February 2nd 2017

20 - Do Now - How do you think programs like Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer & Windows are made?

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


I CAN Name the basic terms used in Scratch.

I CAN  Create the beginning of a simple program in Scratch


1. Discuss your answer to the Do Now with your elbow partner.


2. Complete the beginning of a KWL chart about Scratch. Come and get a two Post-It notes from my desk. One for what you Know about Scratch and one for what you Want to Know.



3. Share your K and W with your elbow partner. Then we will share some with the class.


4. We will go over launching Scratch in the browser and how to download and upload files.


5. Explore with the name program. You can't break the computer by dragging the wrong block. So try different things. Here is a getting started guide if you want to take a look at it.


6. Have a quick debrief about what you discovered in Scratch.


7. Talk about pair programming.


8. Create a storyboard for a “name” that includes at least 3 “letters” from their combined names.


Here is the rubric




Wednesday - February 1st 2017

19 - Do Now - What does the translate tool do to the plaits in the cornrows curves software?

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


I CAN Express a solution using standard design tools.

I CAN Determine if a given solution successfully solves a stated problem.


7th period experts will share their new knowledge about the historical culture of cornrows. Somebody please remind me.


1. Post your design to your slide # (your slide matches the number on the top of your desktop computer) in your classes Slides presentation.
    2nd Period
    5th Period
    7th Period
2. We are going to do an unplugged activity about networks.


Tuesday - January 31st 2017

18 - Do Now - Explain what dilation is. Remember to always use complete sentences and your "I" should be I's not i.

Now delete all of the instructions on your Do Now (delete everything shown below) so the only thing showing is your Do Nows. Number 18, 17, 16, 15, ......etc.... 1.

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


I CAN Express a solution using standard design tools.

I CAN Determine if a given solution successfully solves a stated problem.


7th period experts will share their new knowledge about the historical culture of cornrows.


1. Finish your design today. Then play around with the software tool and figure out how to make designs with it.
2. Post your design to your slide # (your slide matches the number on the top of your desktop computer) in your classes Slides presentation.
    5th Period
    7th Period


Monday - January 30th 2017

17 - Do Now - What does iteration mean?

Now delete all of the instructions on your Do Now (delete everything shown below) so the only thing showing is your Do Nows. Number 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, ......etc.... 1

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


I CAN Express a solution using standard design tools.

I CAN Determine if a given solution successfully solves a stated problem.


You have 5 minutes to review your material.

1. Experts will share their new knowledge about the historical culture of cornrows.

2. Read through this "How to Braid".

3. With your elbow partner, work through these two tutorials: Tutorial 1 and Tutorial 2

4. Then play around with the software tool and figure out how to make designs with it.


Friday - January 27th 2017

16 - Do Now - Give me one thing you learned yesterday about the historical culture of cornrows?

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


I CAN Express a solution using standard design tools.

I CAN Determine if a given solution successfully solves a stated problem.


1. Experts will share their new knowledge about the historical culture of cornrows.

2. Read through this "How to Braid".

3. With your elbow partner, work through these two tutorials: Tutorial 1 and Tutorial 2

4. Then play around with the software tool and figure out how to make designs with it.


Thursday - January 26th 2017

15 - Do Now - What do you know about cornrows?

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


I CAN Express a solution using standard design tools

I CAN Determine if a given solution successfully solves a stated problem


1. Work in groups to review history of cornrow braiding (20 minutes)

Jigsaw Groups - each person in your group will read and take notes on one of the following sections and become an expert on the topic they research.:

African  Origins

Middle  Passage

Civil War to Civil  Rights

Hip Hop

2. Share your new expert knowledge with your group, then with the class. (20 minutes)



Wednesday - January 25th 2017

14 - Do Now - Open your Do Now and wait for me to give you the question. While you are waiting, finishing the Computational Thinking assignment from yesterday that is in the Google Classroom.

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

I CAN solve a problem by applying the problem - solving process.

1. Candy Bar Problem

2. Finish the computational thinking from yesterday.



Tuesday - January 24th 2017

13 – Do Now – Is your test performance showing growth?

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

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

1. Finish writing instructions on how to make a butter and jelly sandwich.  When you think you are finished. Read through them again and make any changes that need to be made. Be specific.

2. We will test some of your instructions as I try to follow them.

3. Intro to Computational Thinking



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 - Janaury 20th 2017

11 – Do Now – Would you agree with this statement ..."there is a little math in everything"? Support why you agree or disagree.

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

1. Make sure your Do Now's are counting down so the newest one is on the top. They should be in complete sentences with proper grammar and punctuation.

2. You may login to the Minecraft server of your choice after you have the assignment above complete and turned in. I will show you how to log on if need be.

   10.20.1.90 = Creative

10.20.1.73 = Survival



Thursday - January 19th 2017

10 – “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?

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

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

1. We have a couple of unplugged activities we will do today. When you have finished the Do Now, please turn your monitor off and wait patiently.

2. Handout

3. Drawing Activity



Wednesday - January 18th 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?

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

I CAN...explain how computers can be used as tools for visualizing data, modeling design, and art.

I CAN...Identify mathematical connections in the output of the tools.


Presentation Day!! Whoop whoop!


1. Make sure your presentation is shared with me and attached to the Google Classroom.

2. Remember I will be grading based on the rubric here: Culturally Situated Design Tools group presentation.




Tuesday - January 17th 2017

8 – Do Now – Provide one math connection to the design tool your group is using.

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I CAN...explain how computers can be used as tools for visualizing data, modeling design, and art.

I CAN...Identify mathematical connections in the output of the tools.


I have to take the afternoon off today, so, you all get one more day to finish your presentations and demonstrate your expertise on the design tool, the cultural background, and math connections!! READ through the rubric and instructions again and make sure you will present a 100!! presentation. You could even PRACTICE talking through your presentation.


1. Finish your Culturally Situated Design Tools group presentation.

2. Make sure your presentation is shared with me and attached to the Google Classroom.



Friday - January 13th 2017

7. DO NOW - I'm tiny but my job maybe the most important part of the computer. I manage all of the commands given to a computer by performing a constant command-decode-execute cycle. If I am slow, the computer will run slowly...Use a complete sentence...what am I?

Also...make sure your Do Now's are counting down so the newest one is on the top.

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

I CAN...explain how computers can be used as tools for visualizing data, modeling design, and art.

I CAN...Identify mathematical connections in the output of the tools.


1. Here is the project we are starting. You have a copy in the Google Classroom. Read through it and then we'll talk Culturally Situated Design Tools.



Thursday - January 12th 2017

6. DO NOW - I'm the filing cabinet of a computer where all of your files are stored. I am measured in GB and TB. My physical size is 3.4 inches or 2.5 inches depending on what I am fitted to. Use a complete sentence...what am I?

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

I CAN...explain how computers can be used as tools for visualizing data, modeling design, and art.

I CAN...Identify mathematical connections in the output of the tools.


1. Here is the project we are starting. You have a copy in the Google Classroom. Read through it and then we'll talk Culturally Situated Design Tools.



Wednesday - January 11th 2017

5 – Do Now – “bandwidth” the amount of data that can be sent through a connection at one time.

How does the amount of bandwidth on the school’s wifi affect the speed of data being transferred?

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

I CAN...explain how computers can be used as tools for visualizing data, modeling design, and art.

I CAN...Identify mathematical connections in the output of the tools.


1. Here is the project we are starting. You have a copy in the Google Classroom. Read through it and then we'll talk Culturally Situated Design Tools.


Tuesday - January 10th 2017


4. - Do Now - What are the four things computers can do that make it a computer? We discussed this last Thursday.


1. Read through this document and familiarize yourself with the hardware components of a computer.


2. We will look at a brief visual comparison of Computer Parts

o   Video: Inside the Computer

o   Video: Inside a Desktop

o   Video: Desktop Components Tutorial


3. Complete these two quizzes: Computer Hardware 1 Computer Hardware 2 until you get a perfect score. Show me your score when you have it complete.


4. Once you have those complete. Continue on CodeCombat.



Thursday - January 5th 2017


3. - Do Now - How many computers are in this room? At this point, do not talk with anyone. If you need to move around the room, you may do so. (No need to answer in complete sentences for this question)


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

I CAN . . . Explain and give examples of the concepts of computer and computing.


Today we will begin answering the question...What is a Computer?

There will be some group discussion and presentations today. No stress...this classroom is a safe zone!


Simple definition of a computer



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: 
    2nd Period: j4q806
    5th Period: tg9e70
    7th Period: c9jcoub

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_Class 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 FirstnameLast-Initial_Class Rules (Example: VinnyC_Class Rules)
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.