Class Assignments

REMINDER:  If transferring to another class or dropping class, REMEMBER to sign out your USB drive & take it with you.

REMINDER:  DON'T FORGET TO SIGN OUT YOUR USB FLASH DRIVE AND TAKE IT HOME AFTER COMPLETING ALL ASSIGNMENTS/TESTS!
Final Exams -    May 15th (7th Period EXAM)
                             May 16th (1st & 2nd Period EXAMS) 
                             May 17th (3rd & 4th Period EXAMS)
                             May 20th (5th & 6th Period EXAMS)
                             May 21th Make-ups--8AM - 10AM
NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED YOUR CLASS ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE YEAR OR FAILED A MOS CERTIFICATION EXAM, DO NOT GO HOME AFTER LUNCH DURING FINAL EXAM DAYS.  COME TO THE CLASS ROOM AND MAKE UP YOUR WORK!!
Students will be able to leave school after their tests on Thursday, Friday, & Monday IF they have a ride off campus and have a SIGNED PARENT PERMISSION FORM.  No student will be allowed to use the phone in the main office or student services.  Students must make prior arrangements to secure a ride.

CONGRATULATIONS 60 Certified Students for 2018 - 2019!

ACA Photoshop--4 Digital Graphics Students
MOS Excel 2016--5 Business Computer Applications Students
MOS PowerPoint 2016--10 Intro. to BCA Students, 4 BCA Students and 1 Recordkeeping Student
MOS Word 2016--31 Intro. to BCA Students, 4 BCA Students, & 1 Recordkeeping Student 


May 21st - Last Day of School for Students

Gabbarthost (http://www.opsb18.gabbarthost.com/

An “absence” from class is any loss of instructional time. 
This includes tardies, late check-ins, ISS, checking out early, etc. 
Doctor excuses must be turned in to Student Services BEFORE 12/10/2018. 
Your exemptions will not be recalculated if you turn one in after 12/10/2018.
Midterm Exemption Policy
Dates:  From 09/04/2018
to 12/10/2018

 Number of Absences Per CourseNumber of Exemptions 
 6+0
 5
 4
 3
 2
 1
 0
Final Exemption Policy
 Final Exam
Exemption Policy
 for
9th, 10th,
& 11th Graders
Final Exam
Exemption Policy for
 
  
12th Graders
 Achievement Level
(LEAP 2025
or EOC Tests)

No. of Exemptions 
 
 
Achievements
Number
of
Final Exemptions
 
 Met Growth
to Mastery Target

+2
Passes a CLEP or AP exam*
ALL

Basic and/or Good on LEAP/EOC Assessments

 Scores 21+ on ACT or
Gold+ on Workkeys
 
ALL
Mastery/Advanced and/or Good/Excellent on all LEAP/EOC Assessments

ALL
Scores between 18-20 on ACT or Silver on Workkeys  

3
*Applies to AP or CLEP exams taken & passed from prior years in HS not just senior year
IT MAY BE HARD, BUT IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE!
LDC - Literacy Design Collaborative a fresh approach to incorporating literacy into middle & high school.
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Area of Destiny--What you love, what you're good at, what the world needs.
Flipped Classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.
Self-directed--“A process in which students take the initiative to diagnose their learning needs, formulate learning goals, identify resources for learning, select and implement learning strategies, and evaluate learning outcomes. The role of the instructor shifts from being the 'sage on the stage' to the 'guide on the side' in a self-directed learning environment.”
When Tech Teaches, What Do Teachers Do? Innovative educators enjoy using high quality digital programs to support learning where they work, but it does mean their role shifts. There are several changes in environments where technology is used to teach.
Project-based Learning--"A student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems."

DIGITAL GRAPHICS (Project-Based/Self-Directed Learning)
Adobe Certified Associate Visual Communication using Adobe PhotoShop CS6
Click here to practice with GMetrix for the ACA exam.
AdobePowerPoint
Click here for Grades.
Click here for LDOE Objectives.
GOAL: ACA Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop Certification
(IBC-- Industry Business Certification - Photoshop ACA Certification Exam Objectives)
School Site - Gabbarthost

DIGITAL GRAPHICS
 4/2019 - 4 Students - ACA Photoshop CS6 Certified!

Cover Letters, & Interview Thank You  Letters

MONDAY - THURSDAY, May 13th - 16th

  • Bell Ringer - Read CyberNotes--class assignments for current week & check grades
  • GOAL--ACA Photoshop certified--COMPLETED!!
  • Objectives (TLW--The learner will)
    • TLW sign in to Google Classroom for important information
    • TLW use Google to search for characteristics and samples of Cover Letters and Thank You letters
    • TLW key a rough draft of their cover letter & thank you letter
    • TLW edit and print their Cover Letter & Thank You Letters with large envelopes
  • Homework
    • Research Cover Letters and Interview Thank You Letters
  • REMINDER:  DON'T FORGET TO SIGN OUT YOUR USB FLASH DRIVE AND TAKE IT HOME AFTER COMPLETING ALL ASSIGNMENTS/TESTS!
Digital Graphics Upcoming Events
  • Chapters 1 - 18 -- Chapter 1 - 18 COMPLETED!!
  • Copyright Law - Done!!
  • Hour of Code -- Done!!
  • GMetrix Trainings 1-2 -- Training Tests  DONE!!
  • ACA Certification Exam
    • Adobe Certified Associate Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop CS 6 -- 4 Students Certified!!
  • Microsoft Publisher Business Cards -- COMPLETED!!
  • Digital Camera Parts -- !!
  • Taking Good Photos -- !!
  • Rèsumè -- COMPLETED!!
  • Cover Letter -- !!
  • Internew Thank You Letter -- !!

EMPOWER YOUR FUTURE WITH CERTIFICATION

10 Reasons to Certify

  1.   Stand out from the COMPETITION for jobs and scholarships.
  2.   Earn CONFIDENCE in your abilities!  Prove to yourself that you can do it.
  3.   Demonstrate your expertise in the LATEST TECHNOLOGY.
  4.   Work FASTER because you know the software well.
  5.   Industry-leading software brands are EASILY RECOGNIZED on your résumé.
  6.   Join an elite team of PROFESSIONALS.
  7.   Industry certification gives EXTERNAL VALIDATION to what you learned in school.
  8.   Get a job anywhere in the WORLD.
  9.   Use your certification in many different CAREER FIELDS.
  10.   It is easy to PREPARE with the full pathway plan.

LEARN, PRACTICE, CERTIFY

Although today's digital natives have grown up immersed in technology, many are not prepared to use technology effectively in the workspace.  72% of education institutions believe recent graduates are ready for work, but only 42% of employers agree.


Install the Adobe Output Module for Bridge CC

https://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/install-output-module-bridge-cc.html

Do not use copyrighted images.

Fair Use http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr280b.shtml

GRADES

Coursework will be weighted as follows:

~~80% - Tests
~~20% - Classwork & Homework

IBC--ACA Visual Communication with Adobe Photoshop

Grades:
QUIZLET--www.quizlet.com


Test your 3-minute or 5-minute typing skills here Official-Typing-Test

HOUR OF CODE (https://code.org/learnWrite code for a game using computer code.

Alice Programming Language (http://www.alice.org/index.phpLearning to program in a 3D environment.

IMAGE WEB SITES

http://www.phillipmartin.info/    http://www.mycutegraphics.com/graphics/graphics.html    http://www.pdclipart.org/    http://www.pics4learning.com/    http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic98.htm    http://classroomclipart.com/    http://gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE/    http://www.freeimages.com/    https://sites.google.com/a/bvcps.net/itrt-resources/copyright-free-images-for-teachers-and-students    https://www.pexels.com/    https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238646

ADOBE - Stock

Adobe Premium Stock Images

ADOBE - Make A Masterpiece

https://stock.adobe.com/premium?trackingid=FMHMZFDY&mv=email&as_channel=email&as_campclass=nonbrand&as_camptype=acquisition&as_audience=users&as_source=adobe&as_campaign=na_sept_premium_em1&as_content=stock_acq_idcreators_cartabandoners_watermarkdownloader

http://www.adobestockmasterpiece.com/how-to-make/double-exposure.html

http://www.adobestockmasterpiece.com/how-to-make/character.html

http://www.adobestockmasterpiece.com/how-to-make/composite.html?wt=100

ADOBE Tutorials

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/tutorials.html    http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/p/coffeeshop-tutorials.html    http://graphicdesignjunction.com/2016/10/new-photoshop-tutorials-to-learn-photoshop-essentials/    http://graphicdesignjunction.com/2015/11/photoshop-tutorials-best-of-2015/    

Layer Masks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVPelC_AoGA
Clipping Masks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNMWabDLvRA
Adjust Layers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPn5fTWCZnU
Blending Modes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9bIkfWRQuk
ADOBE - 10 Free Downloads

http://www.autofx.com/download-free-photoshop-plugins/

BCA Business Computer Applications (Project-Based/Self-Directed Learning)
Click here for Grades.
Click here for LDOE Objectives.
GOAL: Microsoft Office Certifications (IBC-- Microsoft Office Specialist 2016)
GMetrix: GMetrix Download
Links to Resource Material for IBCA & BCA: Go to the bottom of this page

BCA 

IBC--MOS PowerPoint 2016 Certification

Industry-Based Certification

Congratuations!

    12/2018 - 5 MOS 2016 Excel Certified!

    1/2019 - 4 MOS 2016 Word Certified!

    4/2019 - 4 MOS 2016 PowerPoint Certified!

    CONGRATULATIONS!  2019 STATE Literary Rallly BCA Winner - 2nd Place!!
    2019 District Literary Rally BCA Winner--1st Place!

    Cover Letters, & Interview Thank You  Letters

    MONDAY - THURSDAY, May 13th - 16th

    • Bell Ringer - Read CyberNotes--class assignments for current week & check grades
    • GOAL--MOS Word, Excel, PowerPoint certified--COMPLETED!!
    • Objectives (TLW--The learner will)
      • TLW sign in to Google Classroom for important information
      • TLW use Google to search for characteristics and samples of Cover Letters and Thank You letters
      • TLW key a rough draft of their cover letter & thank you letter
      • TLW edit and print their Cover Letter & Thank You Letters with large envelopes
    • Homework
      • Research Cover Letters and Interview Thank You Letters
    • REMINDER:  DON'T FORGET TO SIGN OUT YOUR USB FLASH DRIVE AND TAKE IT HOME AFTER COMPLETING ALL ASSIGNMENTS/TESTS!

    BCA Upcoming Events

    • MOS Certification Exams
      • Word -- 4 CERTIFIED!!
      • Excel --  5 CERTIFIED!!
      • PowerPoint -- 4 CERTIFIED!!
      • Access -- !!!!
    • Office 2016 and Windows 2010 - COMPLETED!!
    • Microsoft Excel (Spreadsheet Application Software) Modules 1 - 3--Module 1-3 COMPLETED!!
    • GMetrix Practice (3 Trainings & 3 Tests) for Excel Certification - Tests 1-3; Trainings 1-3 COMPLETED!!
    • MOS Excel 2016 Certified--5 Certified!
    • Hour of Code -- Done!!
    • Microsoft Word (Word Processing Application Software) 
    • GMetrix Practice (3 Trainings &  3 Tests) for Word Certification - Tests 1-3 COMPLETED!!
    • MOS Word 2016 Certified-- COMPLETED!!
    • Microsoft PowerPoint (Presentation Application Software) Modules 1 - 3 - ModuleS 1, 2, & 3 COMPLETED!!
    • GMetrix Practice (3 Trainings &  3 Tests) for PowerPoint Certification - Tests  COMPLETED!!
    • MOS PowerPoint 2016 Certified-- COMPLETED!!
    • Computer History -- !!
    • Microsoft Access (Database Application Software) Modules !!
    • GMetrix Practice (2 Trainings & 2 Tests) for Access Certification
    • Personal Resume -- COMPLETED!!
    • Cover Letter -- !!
    • Interview Thank You Letter -- !!
    • Microsoft Publisher Business Cards -- COMPLETED!!
    • Microsoft Publisher Greeting Card -- !!
    • Microsoft Publisher Newsletter -- !!

    EMPOWER YOUR FUTURE WITH CERTIFICATION

    10 Reasons to Certify

    1.   Stand out from the COMPETITION for jobs and scholarships.
    2.   Earn CONFIDENCE in your abilities!  Prove to yourself that you can do it.
    3.   Demonstrate your expertise in the LATEST TECHNOLOGY.
    4.   Work FASTER because you know the software well.
    5.   Industry-leading software brands are EASILY RECOGNIZED on your résumé.
    6.   Join an elite team of PROFESSIONALS.
    7.   Industry certification gives EXTERNAL VALIDATION to what you learned in school.
    8.   Get a job anywhere in the WORLD.
    9.   Use your certification in many different CAREER FIELDS.
    10.   It is easy to PREPARE with the full pathway plan.

    LEARN, PRACTICE, CERTIFY

    Although today's digital natives have grown up immersed in technology, many are not prepared to use technology effectively in the workspace.

    72% of education institutions believe recent graduates are ready for work, but only 42% of employers agree.


    GRADES

    Coursework will be weighted as follows:

    ~~80% - Tests
    ~~20% - Classwork & Homework

    IBC--Microsoft Office Specialist Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook

    https://www.gmetrix.net/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f  GMetrix Web Site - Click here to see your training/testing progress


    Grades

    https://webpams.opsb.net/progress/

    QUIZLET--www.quizlet.com
    Printouts—Turn in printouts (in the order in which they were printed) when you have completed the lesson and answered all questions on the handout. Punch holes and staple sheets in the upper left corner. All printouts must contain headers & footers.


    Test your 3-minute or 5-minute typing skills here Official-Typing-Test

    HOUR OF CODE (https://code.org/learnWrite code for a game using computer code.

    Alice Programming Language (http://www.alice.org/index.phpLearning to program in a 3D environment.



    IBCA

    Read information at the following sites:

    Links to Resource Material for IBCA & BCA:  Go to the bottom of this page

    Project-Based/Self-Directed Learning

    Click here for LDOE Objectives.

    GOAL:  Microsoft Office Certifications (IBC--IBCA MOS Word Exam Objectives)

    GMetrix:  GMetrix Download
    IBCA
    CONGRATULATIONS!  2019 STATE Literary Rally IBCA Winner - 4th Place
    2019 District Literary Rally IBCA Winner--1st Place!
    31 IBCA Students--MOS Word 2016 Certified!
    10 IBCA Students--MOS PowerPoint 2016 Certified
    !

    Word Certified Students - MOS PowerPoint Exam

    Word CERTIFIED STUDENTS

    MONDAY, May 13th - MONDAY, May 20th

    GOAL: Microsoft Office Certifications (IBC--IBCA MOS PowerPoint Exam Objectives)

    • Bellringer - Read CyberNotes--class assignments for current week
    • NOTE:  If you have not completed your class assignments for the year or failed a MOS certification exam, do not go home after lunch during final exam days.  Come to the class room and make up your work.
    • Objectives:  (TLW--The learner will)
      • MOS EXAM--TLW evaluate knowledge of PowerPoint
      • FINAL EXAM--TLW evaluate knowledge of class material
    • REMINDER:  DON'T FORGET TO SIGN OUT YOUR USB FLASH DRIVE AND TAKE IT HOME AFTER COMPLETING ALL ASSIGNMENTS/TESTS!

    Retesters - MOS Word GMetrix Trainings

    MONDAY, May 13th - MONDAY, May 20th

    GOAL: Microsoft Office Certifications (IBC--IBCA MOS Word Exam Objectives)

    • Bellringer - Read CyberNotes--class assignments for current week
    • NOTE:  If you have not completed your class assignments for the year or failed a MOS certification exam, do not go home after lunch during final exam days.  Come to the class room and make up your work.
    • WORD GMetrix Trainings 1 - 3 
      • Objectives:  (TLW--The learner will)
        • TLW use GMetrix training software to prepare for MOS Word 2016 certification exam (a simulation of the Word exam)
          • If student has Office 2016 on home computer, GMetrix software may be downloaded from GMetrix:  GMetrix Download and student can gain extra practice at home.
        • TLW read instructions and solve the problem individually
        • RETEST--TLW retest failed GMetrix tests (These tests are the EXACT SAME questions and answers as the students have been completing on the GMetrix Trainings 1 - 3 training modes.)
        • MOS EXAM--TLW evaluate knowledge of Word--MOS 2016 Word Exam
        • Homework - Prepare for upcoming test
      • REMINDER:  DON'T FORGET TO SIGN OUT YOUR USB FLASH DRIVE AND TAKE IT HOME AFTER COMPLETING ALL ASSIGNMENTS/TESTS!
        IBCA Upcoming Events
        • 1st SEMESTER & 2nd SEMESTER
          • Unit 1 - New-Key Learning (Back of textbook--Lessons 1 - 21) Lessons 1 - 21 COMPLETED!!
          • Numeric Keypad Operation -- (Multimedia - Lessons 1 - 4)  Lessons 1-4 COMPLETED!!
          • Unit 2 - Build Keyboarding Skill (Lessons 9 - 12 Front of Text) Lessons 9 - 12 COMPLETED!!
          • Unit 3 - Learn Figure Keys (Lessons 13 - 14) -- Lessons 13 - 14 COMPLETED!!
          • Unit 4 - Build Keyboarding Skill (Lessons 15 - 16) -- Lessons 15 -16 COMPLETED!!
          • Unit 6 - Learn Symbol Keys (Lessons 19 - 21) -- Lessons 19 - 21 COMPLETED!!
          • Introduction to Calculator - COMPLETED!!
          • Office Features 1 - Activities - COMPLETED!!
          • Office Features 2 - Activities - COMPLETED!!
          • Office Features 3 - Activities - COMPLETED!!
          • Unit 8 - Learn to Format Memos and E-mail (Lessons 24 - 25) -- Lessons 24 & 25 COMPLETED!!
          • Unit 8 - Learn to Format Personal-Business Letters & Envelopes (Lessons 26 - 28) --Lessons 26 - 28 COMPLETED!!
          • Three Minute Timed-Writings -- TW 1, 2, & 3 - COMPLETED!!
          • Office 2016 & Windows 2010:  Essential Concepts & Skills -- COMPLETED!!
          • Microsoft Word --Modules 1 - 3 -- Modules 1-3 COMPLETED!!
            • GMetrix Practice (3 Trainings & 3 Tests) for Word Certification -- Training 1-3 Tests COMPLETED!!
            • MOS Word Certification Exam -- COMPLETED for some students!
          • Microsoft PowerPoint--Modules -- 1, 2, & 3 COMPLETED!!
            • GMetrix Practice (3 Trainings & 3 Tests) for PowerPoint Certification - COMPLETED!!
            • MOS PowerPoint Certification Exam -- 7 Students COMPLETED!!

        GOAL:  Microsoft Office Certifications


        EMPOWER YOUR FUTURE WITH CERTIFICATION

        10 Reasons to Certify

        1.   Stand out from the COMPETITION for jobs and scholarships.
        2.   Earn CONFIDENCE in your abilities!  Prove to yourself that you can do it.
        3.   Demonstrate your expertise in the LATEST TECHNOLOGY.
        4.   Work FASTER because you know the software well.
        5.   Industry-leading software brands are EASILY RECOGNIZED on your résumé.
        6.   Join an elite team of PROFESSIONALS.
        7.   Industry certification gives EXTERNAL VALIDATION to what you learned in school.
        8.   Get a job anywhere in the WORLD.
        9.   Use your certification in many different CAREER FIELDS.
        10.   It is easy to PREPARE with the full pathway plan.

        LEARN, PRACTICE, CERTIFY

        Although today's digital natives have grown up immersed in technology, many are not prepared to use technology effectively in the workspace.

        72% of education institutions believe recent graduates are ready for work, but only 42% of employers agree.


        GRADES

        Coursework will be weighted as follows:

        FIRST SEMESTER
        ~~1st 6 Weeks--80% Technique Rubric/20% Production
        ~~2nd 6 Weeks--50% Production/50% Tests
        ~~3rd 6 Weeks--33% Production/34% Tests/33% Timed Writings
        SECOND SEMESTER
        ~~80% - Tests/20% - Classwork & Homework

        IBC--Microsoft Office Specialist Word

        Grades:
        QUIZLET--www.quizlet.com
        Printouts—Turn in printouts (in the order in which they were printed) when you have completed the lesson and answered all questions on the handout. Punch holes and staple sheets in the upper left corner. All printouts must contain headers & footers.

        LA DOE--IBCA Standard Eighteen: Apply proper keyboarding techniques to input data and produce personal and business documents. (Recommended Grades 6-12)

        a. Develop touch keyboarding skills at acceptable speed and accuracy levels.

        "Does Typing Technique Really Matter?http://www.typingtest.com/blog/does-typing-technique-really-matter/

        Proper Keyboarding--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqKm9piu0Ro


        Test your 3-minute or 5-minute typing skills here Official-Typing-Test

        HOUR OF CODE (https://code.org/learnWrite code for a game using computer code.

        Alice Programming Language (http://www.alice.org/index.phpLearning to program in a 3D environment.



        Links to Resource Material for IBCA & BCA


        Essential Concepts and Skills | Office & Windows Concepts |  https://bit.ly/2BceJ4A 




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