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There are many online tools that can help you be more organized, establish a professional look, and appeal to your individual talents and interests.  In this class you will explore many tools and learn to use them well for your own purposes as well as instructing others. Tools include the Google Apps (mail, calendar, docs, photos, sites), online video production, animation tools, and a bit of safe social networking.  Take advantage of the digital explosion harnessing its power for your own digital (and academic) life.

Day ?+2: December 11, 2015
-this is our last day before break (next Friday is half day)
Lesson Topic and Planning
Part 1: Think of something you can teach us and enter the topic here
  1. It should be educational and useful
  2. It should be something that you can teach us how to do in about 15 minutes.
  3. Two people will team us so that one can demonstrate and the other can do 1:1 help
  4. My ten minute brain-dump dozen ideas:
    1. What types of things "ok google" can do..
    2. How things like KickStarter and GoFundMe work
    3. iPhone tips and tricks
    4. Ten most useful Chrome extensions for middle school
    5. How Arduino works
    6. 3d design programs such as TinkerCAD
    7. History and future of the computer mouse and trackpad
    8. Online music.  Comparing things like Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, etc.
    9. Streaming video: Roku, Wii, Hulu, Sling, AmazonVideo, etc
    10. Educational uses of game consoles
    11. Phone-controlled devices such as quad-copters, cars, etc
    12. The home of the future: smart appliances, home security, etc
Part 2:  Write the lesson plan on a g-doc and link it from the spreadsheet.
  1. Create a doc, share it with partner(s) and make it public
  2. Link it in both of your rows
  3. On the doc write an overview, links, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions if possible
  4. It it would help us, print a copy for each person
Part 3:  Teach us the skill, help us do it, and assess how well we (you) did.


Day ?+1:  December 4. 2015

Day ?:  November 19, 2015
Online Comics/Cartoons
    -GoAnimate  class code is 0nkSrIrMdPn7RrlNrLVpT6g
    -other options: XtraNormal & Pixton

Day 3: October 23, 2015
  1. Forms
    1. Overview:  a way to collect information from people about a topic
    2. Drive -- new -- more -- Google form
    3. Think of a topic and enter it as the title of your form
    4. Overview of the question types and then make at least one of each
      1. text
      2. paragraph text
      3. multiple choice
      4. checkboxes
      5. choose from a list
      6. scale


Day 2:  October 9, 2105
  1. Spreadsheets, day 2
    1. What do you remember from last week?
    2. Continuing your budget spreadsheet
      1. add a "per week" column and fill in estimated amounts
      2. find total and difference and format as money
      3. create a "per year" column and create the formula then apply to the income half
      4. easier way to apply a formula to a bunch of cells at once
      5. create the "per decade" column in 3 steps
    3. Open your third sheet (tab at the bottom)
      1. find some useful things you can do in sheets
      2. show others at your table and then share "best of" with the class

Day 1:  October 2, 2015
  1. Class overview
  2. Get online, 
    log into your mydiscoveryk8.org account, 
    go to classroom.google.com,
    click "+", join class with the code 
    by287bb
  3. Assignment one:  In three sentences, tell us on what apps/sites/skills are you a 'pro'?
  4. Spreadsheets
    1. overview & rows, columns, cells
    2. Skittles color datatable and pie chart
    3. personal budget: income, expenses, balance
















May 14, 2015
Lesson Topic and Planning
Part 1: Think of something you can teach us and enter the topic here
  1. It should be educational and useful
  2. It should be something that you can teach us how to do in about 15 minutes.
  3. Two people will team us so that one can demonstrate and the other can do 1:1 help
Part 2:  Write the lesson plan on a g-doc and link it from the spreadsheet.
  1. Create a doc, share it with partner(s) and make it public
  2. Link it in both of your rows
  3. On the doc write an overview, links, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions if possible
  4. It it would help us, print a copy for each person
Part 3:  Teach us the skill, help us do it, and assess how well we (you) did.

May 7, 2015
Digitizing, Visualizing, and Editing Sound
Part 1:
1. go to the Chrome Web Store
2. Find and add TwistedWave and add it
3. Go to your chrome://apps
4. Click "New Document"
5. Record and edit a sentence of yours
Part 2:
6. Import this file, then download it (down arrow), then "open with" TwistedWave
7. Edit it so that I say your 5-digit number (shown on our spreadsheet)
8. Upload to Google Drive, make public, and add the link to your cell
9. Have me check it from my file to confirm that it works

Day 4 (3/12/15)
-putting a link from our class spreadsheet to your (public) document and (if possible) GoAnimate

Google Docs (day 2)
other cool stuff in Google Docs
1. revision history
2. format painter
3. special characters

Spreadsheets
1. overview & rows, columns, cells
2. personal budget: income, expenses, balance

Day 3 (3/5/15)
-your completed GoAnimate projects
Using Google Docs (word processing)
-samples: cartoons, Indonesia, Paola's summer, Naya's Summer
1. Get into your Google account and then do your drive page.
2. Enter title at the top (topic) a name for the document
3. Insert a table that is 2 columns and 5 rows
4. Insert a picture into one cell of a row and write text into the other

Days 1 and 2 (2/12/15 and 2/26/15)
Class Intro and GoAnimate
  1. Class overview
  2. On what apps/sites/skills are you a 'pro'?
  3. GoAnimate:  Making online animations
    • simple introduction
    • their overview video
    • go here and view 3+ samples
    • create an account then use their template or go from scratch
    • next class you  will create an account & make a keeper..  on an academic topic
Spring, 2015  Class List
  1. Aiden
  2. Brandon
  3. Colleen
  4. Erik
  5. Felix
  6. Gayatri
  7. Josue
  8. Josiah
  9. Micah
  10. Miranda
  11. Nazli
  12. Neha
  13. Nicolas
  14. Nicole
  15. Simrat
  16. Sonal

Day 7 (11/20/14)
Google Docs (word processing, day 2)
1. Wrapping text around a picture
2. Adding a link to your document
3. Sharing your document with "anyone with the link"
4. Putting a link from our class spreadsheet to your document
Aiden to show how Kodu works (www.kodugamelab.com/)

Day 6
Using Google Docs (word processing)
1. Get into your Google account and then do your drive page.
2. Enter title at the top (topic) a name for the document
3. Insert a table that is 2 columns and 5 rows
4. Insert a picture into one cell of a row and write text into the other

Day 4 and 5
Using a Google form to make a survey
  • here is a sample about Fast Food that I made last time
  • logging in, naming form, creating text-field questions
  • adding multiple choice, checkboxes, scale, and grid questions
  • other more advanced features (images, go to page)
  • sharing the form via email or website

Day 3
Finish Your GoAnimate Project
  1. samples of content-rich uses: physics
  2. Share your product address by using this form.
Using a Google Form to Make a Survey
  1. logging in, 
  2. drive page
  3. create new form
  4. name form, 
  5. creating two types of text-field questions
  6. adding multiple choice & checkboxes
  7. scale
  8. grid questions
  9. other "advanced" features
Day 2 (10/9/14)
Go Animate for Educational Purpose
  1. review the process and features that you learned last time
  2. help each other and keep it 
Day 1 (10/2/14)
Class Intro and GoAnimate
  1. Class overview and student suggestions
  2. Gathering email addresses
  3. On what apps/sites are you a 'pro'?
  4. GoAnimate:  Making online animations
    • simple introduction
    • their overview video
    • go here and view 3+ samples
    • create an account then use their template or go from scratch
    • next class you  will create an account & make a keeper..  on an academic topic
Fall 2014
  1. Aiden Fleury 8 25
  2. Amiri Khetrapal 6 4
  3. Anna Hanuska 6 4
  4. Ethan Boyd 7 23
  5. Ethan Hintz 7 24
  6. Glenn Whitaker 7 24
  7. Graham Edelman 7 23
  8. Jon Santos 6 26
  9. Joseph LaBarbera 6 26
  10. Julian Mack 6 4
  11. Kaleb Saum 8 22
  12. Kamran Akhenaton 6 26
  13. Kyante Smith 6 4
  14. Liam Fowler 7 24
  15. Lucia Neyra 6 26
  16. Parth Juthani 6 26
  17. Patrick Ramos 8 29
  18. Richard Hawley 7 24
  19. Rohan Ray 6 26
  20. Soren Dever

Day 1 (10/2/14)
Class Intro and GoAnimate
  1. Class overview and student suggestions
  2. Gathering email addresses
  3. On what apps/sites are you a 'pro'?
  4. GoAnimate:  Making online animations
    • simple introduction
    • their overview video
    • go here and view 3+ samples
    • create an account then use their template or go from scratch
    • next class you  will create an account & make a keeper..  on an academic topic
Go Animate for Educational Purpose
  1. review the process and features that you learned last time
  2. samples of content-rich uses: physics
  3. enter your link onto our spreadsheet






















February 2, 2014 (day 12 -- last one)

January 27, 2014 (day 11)
-Non-Linear PowerPoint

January 13, 2014 (day 10)
-Database-Document Merge

October 14, 2013 (day 3)
-finish up your Pixton comic
-add it to the right cell in this spreadsheet by using this formula =hyperlink("URL","Text")

October 7, 2013 (day 2)
-what tech-ish thing could you teach us?
-how did it go with your GoAnimate "throw-away" creation?

Pixton Comics
-non-animated but printable
-go to www.pixton.com/activate and enter the code 4FVP-RN


September 30, 2013  (class #1)

Class Intro and GoAnimate
  1. Class overview and student suggestions
  2. Gathering email addresses
  3. On what apps/sites are you a 'pro'?
  4. GoAnimate:  Making online animations
    • simple introduction
    • go there and view 3+ samples
    • go here and click "create a video" 
    • next class you  will create an account & make a keeper..  on an academic topic
Go Animate for Educational Purpose
  1. review the process and features that you learned last time
  2. samples of content-rich uses: physics
  3. enter your link onto our spreadsheet

Apps & Sites
  1. Audacity


Please post links to your products on this spreadsheet.
formula is =hyperlink("URL","WORDS")

May 28, 2013
How (and Why) to Do A Mail-Merge
  1. I show it, you watch it.
  2. You do it (or not) and I help out
  3. Make sure the spreadsheet has a complete row for you
  4. Open time

May, 7, 2013: Excel
Spreadsheets:  A big table of rows and columns that can contain, manipulate, and organize information (usually numbers).
  1. Overview of a spreadsheet (Google account, drive, create spreadsheet)
    -rows, columns, cells, formula

  2. Making a pie chart: contents of a Skittles bag
    -create column headers (flavor & number)
    -enter name and color of each number
    -formula for sum (two ways)
    -highlight data, insert --> chart, pie
    -change the colors of pie pieces to match the color of the Skittle

  3. Making a personal budget:  income, expenses, balance, percentage
    -add a second "sheet" to your document (plus sign in the lower left)
    -name it "budget"
    -enter "Income" and give examples and per-week averages, then find total
    -enter "Expenses" and give per-week averages, then find total
    -enter "Balance" that is income-expenses
    -create a "Per Year" column, enter formula into top cell, and fill-down

  4. Gradebook:
    -make a third sheet (+ sign in lower left corner) and call it gradebook
    -make 4 rows with (fake) student names and a 5th row called "test average"
    -above the top row, add one called "points possible"
    -make 4 rows for tests and then one for "total" and one for "percentage"
    -fill in test data for each student
    -create formulas for each student's total points earned as well as their average
    -create formulas to show the average of all students' scores on each of the tests

  5. Share the doc as "anyone with the link" and add it to your row in our class spreadsheet

Propose a Tool:
--- chris, insert the form here

February 26, 2013:  Google Forms
  1. Anyone do more with GoAnimate?
  2. What other similar services are there and what academic purposes did you think of?
  3. Using a Google form to make a survey
  • here is a sample about Fast Food that I made last time
  • logging in, naming form, creating text-field questions
  • adding multiple choice, checkboxes, scale, and grid questions
  • sharing the form via email or website



January, 10, 2013: Excel
Spreadsheets:  A big table of rows and columns that can contain, manipulate, and organize information (usually numbers).
  1. Overview of a spreadsheet
  2. Making a personal budget:  income, expenses, balance, percentage
  3. Making a pie chart: contents of a Skittles bag

December 20, 2012
1.  Finish your 


November 15, 2012
-any problems with your quia activity?
-any problems posting the link on the spreadsheet?

Prezi
-presentation program that is an alternate to powerpoint
  1. Similarities and differences from PowerPoint
  2. Samples:  HalloweenBassistsPromoList
  3. Find online tutorials
  4. Make your own and post link

November 8, 2012

November 1, 2012
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October 25, 2012
-

October 18, 2012 (class #3)
-how is your progress on your GoAnimate project?
-inviting you to be an editor on our spreadsheet
-how to enter a link into a cell 

Making Online Educational Activities )
  1. View some of my samples: Homophones (JavaGame), Metric Approximations (Columns), Cell Parts (Jumbled Words), Aspects of Us (Challenge Board)
  2. Go to Quia.com
  3. Create a trial account (as if you were a teacher)
  4. Choose a game type and create one
  5. Post the link 
  6. Get someone to test it and give you feedback

October 11, 2012 (class #2)
  1. Overview, example, and uses of 3D printing
  2. Continue GoAnimate, but assure educational content
October 4, 2012  (class #1)

Class Intro and GoAnimate
  1. Class overview and student suggestions
  2. Gathering email addresses
  3. On what apps/sites are you a 'pro'?
  4. GoAnimate:  Making online animations








May 3, 2012
  1. Open your old (or a new) spreadsheet
  2. Making/naming a workbook
  3. Personal budget:  income & expenses per month&  year, percentage, pie
  4. Alternative:  Browse the ExcellsFun channel on YouTube and find a skill you like and learn and apply it

April 19. 2012: Excel
Spreadsheets:  A big table of rows and columns that can contain, manipulate, and organize information (usually numbers).
  1. Orientation to Office apps' (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  2. Their common features (menus, toolbars, buttons)
  3. Overview of a spreadsheet
  4. Making a personal budget:  income, expenses, balance, percentage
  5. Making a pie chart: contents of a Skittles bag

March 22 & 29, 2012: Programming

March 15, 2012:  Workday
  1. Check scoresheet
  2. Finish Prezi

March 8, 2012
Prezi:
  1. Similarities and differences from PowerPoint
  2. Samples:  HalloweenBassistsPromoList
  3. Find online tutorials
  4. Make your own and post link

March 1, 2012
There are still some blank cells in our products spreadsheet

Google Calendar
  1. Log in to your Google account
  2. Go to your calendar
  3. Create an event for FAD
  4. Make another single event (for anything) and move it
  5. Make a repeating all-day event (birthday)
  6. Make a repeating time-bound event (this class)
  7. Calendar settings:  name, view, colors, etc
  8. Add a public calendar
  9. Make a calendar and share it
  10. Other...

February 16, 2012
Print your form, put your name on it, and give it to me

There are still some blank cells in our products spreadsheet

Making Online Educational Activities
  1. View some of my samples: Homophones (JavaGame), Metric Approximations (Columns), Cell Parts (Jumbled Words), Aspects of Us (Challenge Board)
  2. Go to Quia.com
  3. Create a trial account (as if you were a teacher)
  4. Choose a game type and create one
  5. Post the link 
  6. Get someone to test it and give you feedback

January 25 and February 2, 2012: GoAnimate
  1. Class overview and student suggestions
  2. Gathering email addresses
  3. On what apps/sites are you a 'pro'?
  4. GoAnimate:  Making online animations
    • go there and view 3+ samples
    • create an account & get confirmation email
    • start your first video... on an academic topic
    • enter your link onto our spreadsheet














January 17, 2011
Our Last Session
View some emerging technologies and share one

January 10, 2012
How (and Why) to Do A Mail-Merge
  1. I show it, you watch it.
  2. You do it (or not) and I help out
  3. Make sure the spreadsheet has a complete row for you
  4. Open time

January 3, 2012

Spreadsheets:  A big table of rows and columns that can contain, manipulate, and organize information (usually numbers).
  1. Orientation to Office apps' (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  2. Their common features (menus, toolbars, buttons)
  3. Overview of a spreadsheet
  4. Making a personal budget:  income, expenses, balance, percentage
  5. Making a pie chart: contents of a Skittles bag

December 13, 2011

Three possible activities for today:
  1. Utilize one of the tools we have used so far
  2. Find another tool and suggest it on the spreadsheet
  3. Explore one that someone else has suggested

December 6, 2011
Any Prezi progress?  Khoi & Malaika's examples

Pixton:
  1. Making comics
  2. Samples
  3. Make your own... preferably connected to a school topic

November 29, 2011
Keelin, Michael, Dennis, Rohan -- you have to fill in empty cells before doing today's topics

Prezi:
  1. Similarities and differences from PowerPoint
  2. Samples:  Halloween, Bassists, Promo, List
  3. Find online tutorials
  4. Make your own and post link

November 22, 2011
There are still some blank cells in our products spreadsheet

Making Online Educational Activities
  1. View some of my samples: Homophones (JavaGame), Metric Approximations (Columns), Cell Parts (Jumbled Words), Aspects of Us (Challenge Board)
  2. Create a trial account (as if you were a teacher)
  3. Choose a game type and create one
  4. Post the link 
  5. Get someone to test it and give you feedback

November 15, 2011
-field trip to TheTech

November 8, 2011
Step 0: fill in spreadsheet

Google Sites
  1. -name (url)
  2. -add page(s)
  3. -theme
  4. -formats
  5. -navigation
  6. -visibility
  7. -gadgets
November 1, 2011: Google Tools Tutorials
  1. Mrs. Haag is here to help make the agenda run smoothly.  Help her and help each other.
  2. Enter the address of your Google form (from last time) into our class spreadsheet.
  3. Use a bunch of tutorial websites and videos to learn more about the Google tools of your choice
    1. https://sites.google.com/site/christechtrainings/googletools/online-resources
  4. Create a (Google) doc that lists things you discover as well as things you want to know more about

October 18, 2011:  Google Forms
  1. Anyone do more with GoAnimate?
  2. What other similar services are there and what academic purposes can you think of?
  3. Using a Google form to make a survey
    • logging in, naming form, creating text-field questions
    • adding multiple choice, checkboxes, scale, and grid questions
    • sharing the form via email or website

October 4, 2011: GoAnimate
  1. Class overview and student suggestions
  2. Gathering email addresses
  3. On what apps/sites are you a 'pro'?
  4. GoAnimate:  Making online animations
    • go there and view 3+ samples
    • create an account & get confirmation email
    • start your first video... on an academic topic
    • enter your link onto our spreadsheet
Fall 2014
  1. Aiden Fleury 8 25
  2. Amiri Khetrapal 6 4
  3. Anna Hanuska 6 4
  4. Ethan Boyd 7 23
  5. Ethan Hintz 7 24
  6. Glenn Whitaker 7 24
  7. Graham Edelman 7 23
  8. Jon Santos 6 26
  9. Joseph LaBarbera 6 26
  10. Julian Mack 6 4
  11. Kaleb Saum 8 22
  12. Kamran Akhenaton 6 26
  13. Kyante Smith 6 4
  14. Liam Fowler 7 24
  15. Lucia Neyra 6 26
  16. Parth Juthani 6 26
  17. Patrick Ramos 8 29
  18. Richard Hawley 7 24
  19. Rohan Ray 6 26
  20. Soren Dever

Fall, 2012
  1. Alexander Braunstein
  2. Ali Salihue
  3. Anand Jain
  4. Arveen Afshar
  5. Clara Igou
  6. Jacob Otewalt-Nissen
  7. Jason Morrow
  8. Jeffrey Nguyen
  9. Karen Choe
  10. Matin Keshmiri
  11. Niall Sulcer
  12. Ryan Chong
  13. Steven Igou
  14. Thomas Kleveland
  15. Timothy Gager

Winter, 2012
  1. Amanda Smith 22
  2. Ben Schouten 22
  3. Colin Poling 24
  4. Dev Rangarajan 23
  5. Dhruval Trivedi 23
  6. Hagen Hildebrandt 23
  7. Jerry Lee 23
  8. Jonathan Abbadasari 22
  9. Justin Mi 25
  10. Maher Osman 24
  11. Miguel Fuentes 27
  12. Riley Lewis 25
  13. Tomer Schlomovich 26
  14. Vernon Bussler 25
 Fall, 2011
  1. Malaika
  2. Prashant
  3. Rohan
  4. Khoi
  5. Noa Michaels
  6. Claire Leary
  7. Michael Hillman
  8. Dennis Nastarenko
  9. Ishika
  10. Keelin

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