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WEEK OF June 6 - 13th

Monday, June 6

  • States and Capitals Quiz (last one)
  • Keyboarding Test (last one)
  • Both will be used as part of the "final exam"
  • If you have time, work on your BEST GRADE. 
  • All missing work, including your final paper for your speech are due by Wednesday. 

Tuesday, June 10th

Practice with the quiz at quiz.com. Look for "copyrights" 
  • Practice Speeches. Speeches begin tomorrow.
  • If time, finish the MY BEST GRADE and any other outstanding work. Missing/make-up/late work must be completed by Wednesday. 

Wednesday, June 11th

  • Review of copyrights, patents, trademarks using clickers. 
  • Speech schedule posted - practice. Cannot be longer than 3 minutes. You will have to be prepared for your day to give your speech. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are going to be out due to whatever reason, you will need to be sure to let the instructor know. 

THURSDAY, June 12th 

  • Speeches will continue tomorrow. 
  • Take the FINAL EXAM and the PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHT quiz. You may use your notes.  

FRIDAY, June 13th

  • Speeches finished up for all 8th graders and most 7th graders. 
  • Re-Takes on the Copyrights, patents, trademarks quiz as well as final exam.  

Monday, May 25th _ NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY

TUESDAY, May 13

TYPING TEST TUESDAY - Three tests, bring me your best one of the three. Chart the results in your KYB document. Add it to the graph. 

LESSON 12: Story Problems for Review the Practice -  Start working on the packet. We saved an excel document as P__lesson12yourlastname. Name each sheet and put one exercise on each of the worksheets. You must follow the instructions and format as the exercise requires. You must also use formulas, not just give the answers. 

Each day we will work on one lesson. Those not finished with speeches will have time to complete them. Those who are finished will be able to work ahead in the packet.

MOODLE: Complete the COMPUTER AND THE HUMAN BRAIN. This is one where you will type directly into moodle, then save. We will post your work into MYACCESS to allow you to review it and make some revisions before presenting this coming week.

The Computer and The Brain

The saga of the Computer and the Brain started a long way back. Ever since the creation of the first electronic calculator, man has dreamed of a perfect tool for man kind, a "thinking machine".

While we have found the perfect answer for a "thinking machine" in the modern computer, man still seeks a superior intelligence. Most of us today would know of this "superior intelligence" by the term, artificial intelligence ( A.I.) .

Read the article on the first link under the COMPUTER VS HUMAN BRAIN link (copied here and at the top of the moodle page). Read the first article on the list.

Respond to the question in a persuasive essay. The essay will eventually be copied into My Access.

PROMPT: We cannot dismiss the possibility that the story tellers and movie script writers could be right.  It may be true that eventually devices equipped with AI may start to learn and apply what they have learned in ways that the programmers had not intended.  AI can be a Blessing for mankind and it could also mean the end of mankind in more than one way.

ROLE: You have been asked to prepare a presentation to the AI Research and Development Board explaining your point of view.

You must argue either for allowing more devices with AI to be used in your city or argue against allowing more devices/robots with AI.

Be sure to clearly state your reasons so that the panel will know where you stand. You have been called to present as an expert witness in the field. If you need to look for additional information on AI, you may use the resources at the link listed above.

You must have your presentation prepared for the panel today so that they know how to arrange the order of the presentations. You will have three full minutes to speak which is equivalent to a 500 word or more written piece.

Be sure to state both your beliefs and some facts from your research and from other experts in the field (i.e. from the other articles and/or from your own search of scholarly articles on the topic).

PURPOSE: To present your point of view to a panel who will be considering your testimony to develop city policy with regards to the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

AUDIENCE: City Council Panel on the AI

 

Finish research for your topics. Your 10 facts, and 10 pro and 10 con links should be done and uploaded today.

Collecting Resources: You must find at least 10 sources 5 PRO and 5 CON for your topics. These will most likely be articles. These will help you to build your case for your point of view. You also must have at least 10 facts collected. The facts will mostly be numbers from polls, studies, etc. All your research must be posted to the RESEARCHING MY TOPIC assignment on Moodle. 

You MUST fully cite the course per MLA style guidelines. This will take you some time. You also will need to describe the article, resource so that when you go back to use it, you will remember what the article is about and what part you plan on using in your persuasive speech. 

EX. talks about the number of hours that people spend watching TV (FACTS). 

Website

Herr, Norman. "The Sourcebook for Teaching Science."1999. Cal State Northridge. 18 Apr. 2008 <http://www.csun.edu/science/health/docs/
tv&health.html
>.

Start Work on the rough draft using the outline format. A sample outline is linked for you to review. For those who may need another sample, click here. 

Copy and past the outline format that works best for you into a new MS word document. You will need to save with the title of SPEECH (P__Speech_yourlastname). 

FINAL DRAFT MUST be loaded into MY ACCESS by end of class on Wednesday.  

Wednesday, May 27

Final speech is due copied into MyAcces. All supporting information (research, outline, rough draft) must be uploaded to moodle by the end of the day. 

LESSON 12: Exercise 96 due today.

Thursday, May28

LESSON 12: Exercise 97 

Work on your speeches. Your final is due tomorrow at the end of class. We will start the presentations next week and will post the finals to the TAKE A STAND board on Friday.

Be prepared at any time next week to present your speech and to record for a class podcast. If you are not ready to speak on the given day, your possibility for your grade will be dropped by one full letter grade.

Review the rubric for the individual and group grades.  Practice debate entries due (five per person).

Friday, May 29

Speeches start today! Be prepared!

Monday, May12

Type the John F Kennedy Speech. Three tests give me the best set of scores and add to your keyboarding graph. Work on finishing all the items listed below. Outlines and rough drafts are due Wednesday before the end class.

MOODLE: Complete the COMPUTER AND THE HUMAN BRAIN. This is one where you will type directly into moodle, then save. We will post your work into MYACCESS to allow you to review it and make some revisions before presenting this coming week.

The Computer and The Brain

The saga of the Computer and the Brain started a long way back. Ever since the creation of the first electronic calculator, man has dreamed of a perfect tool for man kind, a "thinking machine".

While we have found the perfect answer for a "thinking machine" in the modern computer, man still seeks a superior intelligence. Most of us today would know of this "superior intelligence" by the term, artificial intelligence ( A.I.) .

Read the article on the first link under the COMPUTER VS HUMAN BRAIN link (copied here and at the top of the moodle page). Read the first article on the list.

Respond to the question in a persuasive essay. The essay will eventually be copied into My Access.

PROMPT: We cannot dismiss the possibility that the story tellers and movie script writers could be right.  It may be true that eventually devices equipped with AI may start to learn and apply what they have learned in ways that the programmers had not intended.  AI can be a Blessing for mankind and it could also mean the end of mankind in more than one way.

ROLE: You have been asked to prepare a presentation to the AI Research and Development Board explaining your point of view.

You must argue either for allowing more devices with AI to be used in your city or argue against allowing more devices/robots with AI.

Be sure to clearly state your reasons so that the panel will know where you stand. You have been called to present as an expert witness in the field. If you need to look for additional information on AI, you may use the resources at the link listed above.

You must have your presentation prepared for the panel today so that they know how to arrange the order of the presentations. You will have three full minutes to speak which is equivalent to a 500 word or more written piece.

Be sure to state both your beliefs and some facts from your research and from other experts in the field (i.e. from the other articles and/or from your own search of scholarly articles on the topic).

PURPOSE: To present your point of view to a panel who will be considering your testimony to develop city policy with regards to the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

AUDIENCE: City Council Panel on the AI

 

Finish research for your topics. Your 10 facts, and 10 pro and 10 con links should be done and uploaded today.

Collecting Resources: You must find at least 10 sources 5 PRO and 5 CON for your topics. These will most likely be articles. These will help you to build your case for your point of view. You also must have at least 10 facts collected. The facts will mostly be numbers from polls, studies, etc. All your research must be posted to the RESEARCHING MY TOPIC assignment on Moodle. 

You MUST fully cite the course per MLA style guidelines. This will take you some time. You also will need to describe the article, resource so that when you go back to use it, you will remember what the article is about and what part you plan on using in your persuasive speech. 

EX. talks about the number of hours that people spend watching TV (FACTS). 

Website

Herr, Norman. "The Sourcebook for Teaching Science."1999. Cal State Northridge. 18 Apr. 2008 <http://www.csun.edu/science/health/docs/
tv&health.html
>.

Start Work on the rough draft using the outline format. A sample outline is linked for you to review. For those who may need another sample, click here. 

Copy and past the outline format that works best for you into a new MS word document. You will need to save with the title of SPEECH (P__Speech_yourlastname). You will use this throughout the week to build your speech, which is due by the end of class on Friday.

TUESDAY, May 13

Finish research for your topics. Your 10 facts, and 10 pro and 10 con links should be done and uploaded today.

Collecting Resources: You must find at least 10 sources 5 PRO and 5 CON for your topics. These will most likely be articles. These will help you to build your case for your point of view. You also must have at least 10 facts collected. The facts will mostly be numbers from polls, studies, etc. All your research must be posted to the RESEARCHING MY TOPIC assignment on Moodle. 

You MUST fully cite the course per MLA style guidelines. This will take you some time. You also will need to describe the article, resource so that when you go back to use it, you will remember what the article is about and what part you plan on using in your persuasive speech. 

EX. talks about the number of hours that people spend watching TV (FACTS). 

Website

Herr, Norman. "The Sourcebook for Teaching Science."1999. Cal State Northridge. 18 Apr. 2008 <http://www.csun.edu/science/health/docs/
tv&health.html
>.

Start Work on the rough draft using the outline format. A sample outline is linked for you to review. For those who may need another sample, click here. 

Copy and past the outline format that works best for you into a new MS word document. You will need to save with the title of SPEECH (P__Speech_yourlastname). You will use this throughout the week to build your speech, which is due by the end of class on Friday.

ROUGH DRAFTS are due by the end of the class tomorrow.  

Wednesday, May 14

Rough draft of your speeches is due today. We will be doing some peer editing using the forums tomorrow.

Thursday, May 15

Work on your speeches. Your final is due tomorrow at the end of class. We will start the presentations next week and will post the finals to the TAKE A STAND board next week to start our conversations next week. 

Be prepared at any time next week to present your speech and to record for a class podcast. If you are not ready to speak on the given day, your possibility for your grade will be dropped by one full letter grade.

Review the rubric for the individual and group grades.  Practice debate entries due (five per person).

Friday, May 9

Finish your speeches. They must be uploaded to the FINAL SPEECH location on MOODLE by the end of class today. All of your research must be posted to the RESEARCHING MY TOPIC portion of Moodle. 

You will have a chance to review your speech online at QUIA.com (if time) or next week when the speeches and online debates begin.

Monday, May 5

Type the John F Kennedy Speech. You have 20 minutes to type as much of the speech as you can. Within the speech, add comments to show your reaction to the speeches (like a summary). This feature is found under

MOODLE: COMPLETE both of the challenges on MOODLE If not completed on Friday). 

MOODLE: Complete the COMPUTER AND THE HUMAN BRAIN. This is one where you will type directly into moodle, then save. We will post your work into MYACCESS to allow you to review it and make some revisions before presenting this coming week.

The Computer and The Brain

The saga of the Computer and the Brain started a long way back. Ever since the creation of the first electronic calculator, man has dreamed of a perfect tool for man kind, a "thinking machine".

While we have found the perfect answer for a "thinking machine" in the modern computer, man still seeks a superior intelligence. Most of us today would know of this "superior intelligence" by the term, artificial intelligence ( A.I.) .

Read the article on the first link under the COMPUTER VS HUMAN BRAIN link (copied here and at the top of the moodle page). Read the first article on the list.

Respond to the question in a persuasive essay. The essay will eventually be copied into My Access.

PROMPT: We cannot dismiss the possibility that the story tellers and movie script writers could be right.  It may be true that eventually devices equipped with AI may start to learn and apply what they have learned in ways that the programmers had not intended.  AI can be a Blessing for mankind and it could also mean the end of mankind in more than one way.

ROLE: You have been asked to prepare a presentation to the AI Research and Development Board explaining your point of view.

You must argue either for allowing more devices with AI to be used in your city or argue against allowing more devices/robots with AI.

Be sure to clearly state your reasons so that the panel will know where you stand. You have been called to present as an expert witness in the field. If you need to look for additional information on AI, you may use the resources at the link listed above.

You must have your presentation prepared for the panel today so that they know how to arrange the order of the presentations. You will have three full minutes to speak which is equivalent to a 500 word or more written piece.

Be sure to state both your beliefs and some facts from your research and from other experts in the field (i.e. from the other articles and/or from your own search of scholarly articles on the topic).

PURPOSE: To present your point of view to a panel who will be considering your testimony to develop city policy with regards to the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

AUDIENCE: City Council Panel on the AI

 

Finish research for your topics. Your 10 facts, and 10 pro and 10 con links should be done and uploaded today.

Collecting Resources: You must find at least 10 sources 5 PRO and 5 CON for your topics. These will most likely be articles. These will help you to build your case for your point of view. You also must have at least 10 facts collected. The facts will mostly be numbers from polls, studies, etc. All your research must be posted to the RESEARCHING MY TOPIC assignment on Moodle. 

You MUST fully cite the course per MLA style guidelines. This will take you some time. You also will need to describe the article, resource so that when you go back to use it, you will remember what the article is about and what part you plan on using in your persuasive speech. 

EX. talks about the number of hours that people spend watching TV (FACTS). 

Website

Herr, Norman. "The Sourcebook for Teaching Science."1999. Cal State Northridge. 18 Apr. 2008 <http://www.csun.edu/science/health/docs/
tv&health.html
>.

Start Work on the rough draft using the outline format. A sample outline is linked for you to review. For those who may need another sample, click here. 

Copy and past the outline format that works best for you into a new MS word document. You will need to save with the title of SPEECH (P__Speech_yourlastname). You will use this throughout the week to build your speech, which is due by the end of class on Friday.

TUESDAY, May 6

Finish research for your topics. Your 10 facts, and 10 pro and 10 con links should be done and uploaded today.

Collecting Resources: You must find at least 10 sources 5 PRO and 5 CON for your topics. These will most likely be articles. These will help you to build your case for your point of view. You also must have at least 10 facts collected. The facts will mostly be numbers from polls, studies, etc. All your research must be posted to the RESEARCHING MY TOPIC assignment on Moodle. 

You MUST fully cite the course per MLA style guidelines. This will take you some time. You also will need to describe the article, resource so that when you go back to use it, you will remember what the article is about and what part you plan on using in your persuasive speech. 

EX. talks about the number of hours that people spend watching TV (FACTS). 

Website

Herr, Norman. "The Sourcebook for Teaching Science."1999. Cal State Northridge. 18 Apr. 2008 <http://www.csun.edu/science/health/docs/
tv&health.html
>.

Start Work on the rough draft using the outline format. A sample outline is linked for you to review. For those who may need another sample, click here. 

Copy and past the outline format that works best for you into a new MS word document. You will need to save with the title of SPEECH (P__Speech_yourlastname). You will use this throughout the week to build your speech, which is due by the end of class on Friday.

 

Start Work on the rough draft using the outline format. A sample outline is linked for you to review. For those who may need another sample, click here. 

Copy and past the outline format that works best for you into a new MS word document. You will need to save with the title of SPEECH (P__Speech_yourlastname). You will use this throughout the week to build your speech, which is due by the end of class on Friday.


Wednesday, May 7

Rough draft of your speeches is due today. We will be doing some peer editing using the forums tomorrow.

Thursday, May 8

Work on your speeches. Your final is due tomorrow at the end of class. We will start the presentations next week and will post the finals to the TAKE A STAND board next week to start our conversations next week. 

Be prepared at any time next week to present your speech and to record for a class podcast. If you are not ready to speak on the given day, your possibility for your grade will be dropped by one full letter grade.

Review the rubric for the individual and group grades.  Practice debate entries due (five per person).

Friday, May 9

Finish your speeches. They must be uploaded to the FINAL SPEECH location on MOODLE by the end of class today. All of your research must be posted to the RESEARCHING MY TOPIC portion of Moodle. 

You will have a chance to review your speech online at QUIA.com (if time) or next week when the speeches and online debates begin.

Monday, Apr 28

Typing test with a. Three times through famous speech on Moodle - Typing Test April 21st and then the math. Must be completed today. If you have not gotten approval on a speech topic, you must get approval today.  When done, work on your research for your topic. Must be uploaded by end of class tomorrow. 

If you missed last Wednesday, be sure to choose one of the topics listed on the link and complete in MyAccess by Thursday of this week for credit. Link and instructions posted here for those absent... >>>>Complete an essay in Myaccess.Choose ONE of the topics. You will only have 30 minutes to write your essay once you start. You may complete the other two for possible extra credit on your own time (not in class). Due by Friday. 

Tuesday Apr 29

Collecting Resources: You must find at least 10 sources 5 PRO and 5 CON for your topics. These will most likely be articles. These will help you to build your case for your point of view. You also must have at least 10 facts collected. The facts will mostly be numbers from polls, studies, etc. All your research must be posted to the RESEARCHING MY TOPIC assignment on Moodle. 

You MUST fully cite the course per MLA style guidelines. This will take you some time. You also will need to describe the article, resource so that when you go back to use it, you will remember what the article is about and what part you plan on using in your persuasive speech. 

EX. talks about the number of hours that people spend watching TV (FACTS). 

Website

Herr, Norman. "The Sourcebook for Teaching Science."1999. Cal State Northridge. 18 Apr. 2008 <http://www.csun.edu/science/health/docs/
tv&health.html
>.

Wednesday, apr 30

COMPLETE both sides of the challenge sheet. This will be your ticket out of the classroom today. Those who got finished will have some extra points. 

Finish research for your topics. Your 10 facts, and 10 pro and 10 con links should be done and uploaded today. 

Start Work on the rough draft using the outline format. A sample outline is linked for you to review. For those who may need another sample, click here. 

Copy and past the outline format that works best for you into a new MS word document. You will need to save with the title of SPEECH (P__Speech_yourlastname). You will use this throughout the week to build your speech, which is due by the end of class on Friday.

Thursday, May 1

Work on your speeches. Your final is due tomorrow at the end of class. We will start the presentations next week and will post the finals to the TAKE A STAND board next week to start our conversations next week. 

Be prepared at any time next week to present your speech and to record for a class podcast. If you are not ready to speak on the given day, your possibility for your grade will be dropped by one full letter grade.

Review the rubric for the individual and group grades.  Practice debate entries due (five per person).

Friday, May 2

Finish your speeches. They must be uploaded to the FINAL SPEECH location on MOODLE by the end of class today. All of your research must be posted to the RESEARCHING MY TOPIC portion of Moodle. 

You will have a chance to review your speech online at QUIA.com (if time) or next week when the speeches and online debates begin.

Monday, Apr 14

Typing test with the Gettysberg Address. Three times through on Moodle - Typing Test April 14th and then the math. Must be completed today. If time, review of the speeches from before break.

Tuesday Apr15

55.Deed.pdf - Challenge of the Week. Due Thursday. 

Review of the elements of a good persuasive speech and some video examples. Start on the PERSUASIVE SPEECH lesson. The questions are linked here to help you prepare as you have to get them done in one set. We will have 15 minutes or so to work on them tomorrow in class.

Wednesday, Apr 2

    Proposals for the speech topics are due on moodle. Start working on your rough draft. Must be uploaded before working on the final draft. 
    We will be reviewing them on Thursday and putting finals into TAKE A STAND on Friday. Practice board entries explained.

Thursday, Apr 3

Work on editing then on the final drafts that must be approved before posting.  Review the rubric for the individual and group grades.  Practice debate entries due (five per person).

Friday, Apr 4

Upload finals to TAKE A STAND. And start the online debate.

Monday, Mar 31

Review and update packets. Review rules for persuasive speeches. Finish your POV persuasive essay on Moodle and upload your final draft.

Tuesday Apr 1

GROUP WORK. You will be broken up into smaller groups. Each group will take your individual points and expert opinions and combine them into one extremely persuasive speech that fully supports your argument. 

Each small group will need to combine main points and make the group speech represent everyone's opinions, incorporating everyone's main points into one cohesive persuasive argument. 

Post your item on a PB wiki page (there will be group pages assigned so that you can work from home to update). If you choose to continue to work outside of class, be sure to log off when done editing the page so that other members of your group can also join in. Any expert authority information included in your speech must be quotes and include a full citation as well as an live URL link.

Wednesday, Apr 2

    Finish your group speech. Copy the final from the PB wiki to MS word for a spell check and then upload to Moodle. Start thinking about who will speak which part - everyone will have to present part of the speech.

Thursday, Apr 3

Groups practice the persuasive speech presentations which are happening tomorrow. Review the rubric for the individual and group grades.

Friday, Apr 4

Let the speeches begin!

Monday, Mar24

Review responses to SMALL COMPUTER BRAIN - how to make them better. Review TAKE A STAND - debate topics and what you need to do. Be sure to keep up on the assignments.

Tuesday24

Debate procedures -- work with worksheets to start forming speeches for debates to post on moodle. Think of three topics to discuss -- must post on MOODLE to get approval before beginning to work. 

Think about some topics of interest to you. You will need to propose THREE (3) topics for development into a persuasive speech. Once you have approval for your topic, you will need to complete some research guided by some graphic organizers to help you formulate your opening statement.

This opening statement is what you will post in the TAKE A STAND forum. You are NOT allowed to post into the FORUM until you:

  1. Have gotten your topic approved.
  2. Completed all steps of the research process.
  3. Completed and turned in your persuasive speech, otherwise known as an opening argument.
  4. Had the opening argument revised at least once, per the comments of the peer and instructor review.
YOU MUST have three topics posted by end of class on Thursday. Research starts on Friday.

SAMPLE:
(1) School Lunches - Our school lunches should be changed. Although improving, the school lunches are still lacking the choices on a daily basis to encourage the students to eat from the cafeteria.
(2) ASSIGNMENTS: Teachers in one grade level should coordinate assignments so that large projects and tests are not all due at the same time.
(3) COLOR: All students should be required to wear black pants, shorts or skirts and light tops as a semi-school uniform. This would make getting ready in the morning so much easier and easily identify those who are not supposed to be on campus.

YOU MAY NOT use any of the samples to propose your topics.

Sample topics REMEMBER -- these are real-world debates; real issues. Some may be very sensitive and need to be handled carefully.

Wednesday, March 25 - Guest Teacher

  • Complete TECH ARTICLE assignment on moodle.
    Chooseoneof the two articles to complete in moodle. Next week you will have three choices.
  • Warm Up Brain Teaser
  • Complete the First Part of your Persuasive Practice  (in moodle).

Thursday, March 26

TAKE A STAND begins today.

Friday, March 27

Work on your persuasive speech in moodle.

 

Women Scientist Essay Outline

Monday, March 3

EXPLAIN women's scientist essay project - may want to make copies for the students to take home. If so, please ask to use the RISO in the office (Carol and/or Susi can show you how). Might be easier for all the students to have the instructions and formatting instructions in one place. 

 BRAINSTORM ideas and get approval for people (other than those on the samples). Look at the Women's History link on schoolnotes then look in the scientist section. Give approvals - be sure that they are actually fitting the profile as explained in the essays. Upload your three items to MOODLE.

HAVE students log into and out of my access. Remind them that there is a difference between SAVE AND FINISH LATER and SUBMIT. You may ONLY SUBMIT twice - once when you are done with the whole essay after spell checking! Then one more time after your REVISIONS! Your two submissions are due by FRIDAY, FEB. 29th. 

Tuesday, Mar. 4

15 minutes KYB

Outline of essay due - be sure to show to guest teacher before you start to write - you must have all the elements that are required in the essay - you can choose to outline your ideas, use a concept map, bubble map - whichever works best for you. This will be part of your grade! You must turn in your brainstorm/outline on Friday along with your final submission. If you need to do some research, go online but you can only take notes -- no printing of the information, please. 

Wednesday, Mar. 5

Explain again the difference between SAVE FOR LATER and SUBMIT. If there is no one int he PC lab, you may want to send a few students who have trouble loggin on over to that side. Keep them so that you can easily see their screens (the row facing the inner door is good). You will be able to print out a list of their passwords and user names as they are NOT the same as their powerschool passwords. They should also have them on their password cards. If you have student who is not in the class list, check the list first. Then ask RAY GEN (via district email) to set up an account for them. Give him their name, grade level. Then add to the class so that they will be able to work on the assignment. If they don't work, check the dates for the items being open. 

ROUGH DRAFT of essay needs to be typed. Remember, unless this is your FINAL, SAVE TO FINISH LATER about every 5 minutes. This is for a contest so must meet the criteria. 

Thursday/Friday - Mar. 6-7th

Work on essays. Must have a final and a revision completed by the end of the class on WEDNESDAY!

Week of March 10-14th - No School Friday!

Monday, Mar 10

FINISH ESSAY - Work on My Access. For those who need book references will send a group to the library.  

Tuesday, Mar 11

Work on essays after 15 minutes of KYB practice. Must have one revision and a final submitted by end of class on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Mar 12 - Guest Teacher

FINISH ESSAYS - Must have one revision and a final submission by the end of class. For those done early, get started on the assignment listed below. Handouts need to be turned back in when you leave.  

Letter to Bill Gates - complete all parts of the assignment on the pb wiki and the final letter on pb wiki, then ms word to edit and finalize, upload to moodle. Save as "BILLGATES" using the proper formt.  Letter must be at least five paragraphs.

Thursday, Mar 13 - Guest Teacher

KYB 15 minutes

FINISH ESSAYS - Must have one revision and a final submission by the end of class. For those done early, get started on the assignment listed below. Handouts need to be turned back in when you leave.  

Letter to Bill Gates - complete all parts of the assignment on the pb wiki and the final letter on pb wiki, then ms word to edit and finalize, upload to moodle. Save as "BILLGATES" using the proper formt.  Letter must be at least five paragraphs. 

FRIDAY - NO SCHOOL 

MONDAY, Mar. 17 = MINIMUM DAY 

extra credit for a tech topic - TAKE A STAND - decide on a topic to debate in a Moodle Forum; must get prior approval from the instructor for the topic; look at a list of samples (will link here); use worksheet for your approved topic (there will be one copy for each student). You will be required to post your approved topic and then respond to at least five other topic discussions. 

TUESDAY, MAR. 18TH = MINIMUM DAY - PARENT CONFERENCES

KYB 15 minutes

On the FORUM, post your main topic. You will need to respond to at least five or the discussions on the forum. You need to read what the author wrote, and the people who have responded and add to the conversation. REMINDER - this is an academic discussion - slang or im shortcuts will NOT be accepted and you will NOT receive credit. Your posts MUST add to the overall discussion that is occurring - an "I agree" or anything else of that nature will NOT count. You are posting your interpretation, your thoughts on the subject - you are NOT criticizing anyone's post - this will result in your account being suspended. If you would not turn it in for a final essay in your language arts class, or as a rough draft, then don't post it. 

WEDNESDAY - MAR 19TH = MINIMUM DAY = PARENT CONFERENCES

Finish worksheets on your topic

On PB wiki/MOODLE, write your speech. Then copy to MS word to edit and update. Upload file to moodle and copy and paste the speech as well. Practice for presentations Print one copy at home. 

THURSDAY, MAR. 20

Speeches - review all the packets that you are to have complete. Packets due on the day of the speech. 

FRIDAY, MAR. 21

Speeches - review all the packet that you have to complete. Packets due the day of the speech. 

MONDAY, MAR. 24

15 minutes kyb

States and Capitals Quiz - goal is 100 %  on quia.com

Speeches on Moodle. POV reflection on moodle in paragraph  form. 

Week of Jan 7 -11th 

Monday, Jan 7

  • Log into moodle and complete the Coming Back to School assignment. Be sure to follow all the instructions and complete all the questions so that you can get credit for the assignment. 
  • Be sure to check your passwords. 

Tuesday, Jan 8 - Friday, Jan 11

  • Five week project work - learn what else you will need to do; practice with posting items to moodle and pb wiki's.

    Guest teacher on Jan 10th - be sure to get as many of the items done as possible! It will help relieve you of assignments later in the trimester that are skill based.

Monday, Dec. 17 - Dec. 21st.

  • Project Proposals finished and printed
  • Start work on week one of five week project list. Everyone will be required to have the first week's worth of work and the assignments completed by FRIDAY. 
  • If you or your partner are going to be absent towards the end of the week, you will need to work something out so that everything is done and saved.  

___________________________DEC 10-14th

Prep work for five week projects including

  • KYB Evaluations and computations 
  • Assignment of teams 
  • Project Proposals started (finish on Monday). 

Monday, Dec. 3 - 7th

  •  Make up work from the first trimester
  • WEDNESDAY - Scavenger Hunt
  • THURSDAY - Five Week Project explained
  •  
    PB WIKI – Title = Today’s Date
    1.Explain the difference between RAM and ROM
    2.Explain the difference between Hardware and Software.
    3.List and describe the four (4) parts of the information processing.
    4.What are the main parts of a mechanical switch? Explain how they control the flow of electricity.
    5.Explain the three main functions of the central processing unit or microprocessor.
    6.Explain how a simple circuit works including all the parts and what their functions is within the system.
    7.Describe the flow of data through a computer system – be sure to include all the parts of what happens in the CPU.
     
  • FRIDAY - Trimester 1 Test :)
Tuesday, Nov. 27 
  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Packets - complete and grade the CSCHOOL2.
  3. Start CARSALE to learn how to indent text and to work on line spacing. Be sure to save every five minutes.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Complete CARSALE and grade during class. 
  3. PB WIKI: Article V: Biggest Library. Use the TECH CURRENT EVENT format to complete your post. Be sure that your summary section and other sections as well are written in complete sentences.

Thursday, Nov. 29

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Five week projects explained. 
  3. Watch additional videos today and tomorrow.

Friday, Nov. 30

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Question and answer about Five Week Projects. 
  3. Watch the rest of the movies. 
  4. Complete the movie tips for grading over the weekend. 
  5. ALL MAKE-UP WORK IS DUE... 
    1. print out a copy of the assignments from powerschool
    2. put notes on the side so that the instructor will know what you have and have not accomplished and the dates that they were completed. 
    3. Know that you will receive only partial credit for your work.

 

Monday, Nov. 26

  •  Study for WAVE vocab test
Tuesday, Nov. 27 
  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Packets - complete and grade the CSCHOOL2.
  3. Start CARSALE to learn how to indent text and to work on line spacing. Be sure to save every five minutes.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Complete CARSALE and grade during class. 
  3. PB WIKI: Article V: Biggest Library. Use the TECH CURRENT EVENT format to complete your post. Be sure that your summary section and other sections as well are written in complete sentences.

Thursday, Nov. 29

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Five week projects explained. 
  3. Watch additional videos today and tomorrow.

Friday, Nov. 30

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Question and answer about Five Week Projects. 
  3. Watch the rest of the movies. 
  4. Complete the movie tips for grading over the weekend. 
  5. ALL MAKE-UP WORK IS DUE... 
    1. print out a copy of the assignments from powerschool
    2. put notes on the side so that the instructor will know what you have and have not accomplished and the dates that they were completed. 
    3. Know that you will receive only partial credit for your work.

Monday, Nov. 12  Periods 3/5 - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Nov. 13  Periods 3/5
  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
     
  2. Finish quiz  on transistors. You have only three chances this time.
    You may use the link below and the notes that you took in class.
    1. Electricity and Circuits 

Wednesday, Nov. 14 Periods 3/5

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes

  2. Review the quiz material.

  3. Watch more of the Reflections Movies and finish the movie tips.

Thursday, Nov. 15 Periods 3/5

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Read the Article V: Flexible Paper. Add to your PB wiki's as FLEXIBLE PAPER. Use the TECH CURRENT EVENT format.

Friday, Nov. 16 Periods 3/5

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Watch 4-5 movies 
Review movie tips.

 

Monday, Nov. 5  Periods 3/5 - Starting a new unit. 

What makes computers and technology run? Electricity. This week we will start to learn what keeps our modern society running smoothly nowadays. We will be taking and applying what you have been learning about electrons and neutrons in your science classes and putting them to use in experiments and exercises that we will explore this week after we watch your incredible videos. 

Each day this week we will go over a few of the activities, watch a few videos and complete some work on both the PB wikis, quia.com and learn a new electronic resource called MOODLE. For those who like to read and work ahead -- look at the link below.

ACTIVITIES

1. Keyboarding 15 minutes in Learn2Type.com 

2. REVIEW AND REFLECT: ADD TO YOUR PB WIKI: What makes a GREAT movie project? Work on this for approximately 15 minutes. 

If the internet is down, please type this in MS word and we will transfer. Save/Title as: THE GREAT MOVIE 11/6. 

As we watch movies this week, we will take notes and add to our entry from today.

3. When done, start on the activities below. Take some Cornell Notes so that you will have a good study guide for the quiz on the material next week. 

Electricity and Circuits 

Complete Activities  1-2. Be prepared to explain how the flow of electricity through a flashlight works.

Tuesday, Nov. 6  Periods 3/5

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. ADD TO YOUR PB WIKI: What makes a GREAT movie project? Work on this for approximately 15 minutes. If the internet is down, please type this in MS word and we will transfer. Save/Title as: THE GREAT MOVIE 11/6. 
      1. as we watch movies this week, we will take notes and add to our entry from today.
  3. When done, start on the activities below. Take some Cornell Notes so that you will have a good study guide for the quiz on the material next week.  

Electricity and Circuits 

Complete Activities  3-6. Be prepared to explain how the flow of electricity through a flashlight works. 

Wednesday, Nov. 7 Periods 3/5

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Watch 4-5 movies
  • Keep notes on each of the movies that we see this week. 
  • Be sure to look at what is done well and what can be done next time to improve the overall production quality. Everyone did a great job working in class -- for those who did not quite get finished, you will have more time to practice in subsequent film activities. 

Electricity and Circuits 

Complete Activities 6-8. Add to your Cornell Notes for this unit of study. Your NOTES will be your guide for your upcoming quiz on this material.

  • Why are all computer cables covered in plastic? 
  • What would be the best conductor? The best insulator? Explain your reasoning. 
  • As a safety check, what precautions should you take with your cables and wires to make sure that the electricity stays controlled? 
  • Answer on your PB WIKI. TITLES = LES 6-8. 

Thursday, Nov. 8 Periods 3/5

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Watch 4-5 movies
  • Keep notes on each of the movies that we see this week. 
  • Be sure to look at what is done well and what can be done next time to improve the overall production quality. Everyone did a great job working in class -- for those who did not quite get finished, you will have more time to practice in subsequent film activities. 

3. Read the following article and add your response to your PBWIKI. Finish at home if not completed in class.  ARTICLE IV: RoboMoth

HOMEWORK:   

Electricity and Circuits 

Complete Activities 9-10. 

Friday, Nov. 9 Periods 3/5

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Watch 4-5 movies

Be sure you have complete notes. We will review the movie with all the information from the activities we have seen this week tomorrow. You will have a quiz that will be due by Friday of next week. We will review the notes, time permitting, in class today after the video. If anyone still needs to present a powerpoint, will get it done this week.

Monday, Oct. 29  Periods 3/5 - No School

Tuesday, Oct. 30 Periods 3/5

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Finish your movies. Those who are entering the contest need to get done today  or middle of class tomorrow. If you are NOT entering the contest, then you will need to finish with found images which much have links to show where you got the information from. 

Wednesday, Oct. 31  Periods 3/5 - No School

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Finish your movies. Those who are entering the contest need to get done today  or middle of class tomorrow. If you are NOT entering the contest, then you will need to finish with found images which much have links to show where you got the information from. 

Thursday, Nov. 1 Periods 3/5

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  2. Read the  linked below.  Respond on PB Wiki. Follow the format for a current event.  
    1.  Powerpoint - Review first

      This is supposedly about you - do you agree with the presentation? disagree? Explain why using examples and the current event  format.

 3. Work on your PB and add another entry: HOW TO IMOVIE. Write instructions for how to manage and complete a video project. Due FRIDAY.

Monday, Oct. 22nd  Periods 3/5

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes.
  2. Complete the self evaluation on QUIA.com Look for History and Flow. The instructor will need to review ALL answers, so be patient. Should have that completed by Saturday evening.  
  3. PB WIKI ENTRY - TITLE = SLIDESHARE.NET 10/12/07

Explain how to save and upload a powerpoint slide show. Be sure to include all the tips that we have discussed in class. Remember, you can always use the program to help you prepare for how to write a how to and to check your steps. If you load up another one to test, be sure to delete the test one.  

3. Brainstorm ideas for your reflections contest entry. Click here to read about the requirements and the theme. Post your by completing a school notes email with the proper heading and title. Period_Last Name. 

HOMEWORK: Get your reflections contest materials collected. Storyboards due Wednesday

Tuesday, Oct. 25 

  • Work on reflections contest entries. 
  • Show your storyboard and scripts before being issued filming times for this week.  
  • Screenwriting Tips
  •  

Wednesday, Oct. 24

  • Work on Reflections Entries 
  • Make sure your storyboards and scripts are ready to be turned in along with your Reflections Entry form on Friday. 
  • EVERYONE must complete all aspects of this assignment for credit for the class. 
    • You may opt to not have your entry judged in the contest.  

Thursday, Oct. 25

  • Work on last bits of editing for movies.
  • Complete all forms and be sure to have parent signature on form for tomorrow, even if you are not planning on entering the contest. This form is REQUIRED for your grade.

FRIDAY, OCT.26

    Finish Reflections Movies and save to the server.

 

Monday, Oct. 15th Periods 3/5

  1. Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes.
  2. Complete the self evalaution on QUIA.com Look for History and Flow. The instructor will need to review ALL answers, so be patient. Should have that completed by Saturday evening.  
  3. PB WIKI ENTRY - TITLE = SLIDESHARE.NET 10/12/07

Explain how to save and upload a powerpoint slide show. Be sure to include all the tips that we have discussed in class. Remember, you can always use the program to help you prepare for how to write a how to and to check your steps. If you load up another one to test, be sure to delete the test one.  

3. Brainstorm ideas for your reflections contest entry. Click here to read about the requirements and the theme. Post your by completing a school notes email with the proper heading and title. Period_Last Name. 

HOMEWORK: Get your reflections contest materials collected. Storyboards due Wednesday.

  • TUESDAY, Oct. 16th

    • Talk about reflections contest entry requirements
    • PowerPoint Presentations in class - review what makes a presentation vs. reading off the the screen. 
       
      HOMEWORK: Practice for your presentations in class work on Storyboard for Reflections Contest Entry.
  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17th

      Powerpoint Presentations Finishing Up
      Work on Reflections contest development; must have your images ready by Friday for production next week.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18th

  • KYB practice and last of the PowerPoint Presentations
  • Reflections Contest materials collected

Monday, Oct. 8th

  • Go onto Learn2Type and work for 15 minutes
  • Work on your PowerPoints. Be sure to save every 15 minutes!
  • If done, log  ONTO QUIA.Com and take the various computer history quizzes (see the links at the bottom) and do at least three of the computer history activities. 
  • HOMEWORK>>> Be ready to save to a central location with your powerpoints AND be prepared for a quiz on saving, adding pictures and URLS and all that we have learned about the computer system. 
  • HOMEWORK: Think about your reflections entry.  
  •  
  • TUESDAY, Oct. 9th
    • Talk about reflections contest entry requirements
    • Last minute touches on PowerPoints and saving to the shared location
    • HWK: Practice your presentations
  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10th & Oct. 11th
    • PowerPoint Presentations uploaded and added to class sharing site. Practice your presentations on Wednesday. We will start presenting on Thursday.
    • Review the Reflections Contest requirements.
    • KYB Practice
  • FRIDAY, OCT. 12th
    • KYB practice and last of the PowerPoint Presentations
    • Reflections Contest materials collected

Oct. 1-4th 

  • MONDAY - Reflections Contest Entries explained. Be sure to start collecting your images and or moving them to a CD for use during the next couple of weeks.

    Powerpoint explaining how a computer works including images and links and a section of history ( you will be assigned a year).  Due completed by Thursday in class.
  • TUESDAY - Photo Contest - Cameras signed out. Must be back by end of the day. Those with cameras, prepare your images. Must be back by Friday.
    >PB Wiki entry - Title = SOFTWARE 10/2
    • Read the following article and respond.. 
    • What do you think?
    • Article II
  • WEDNESDAY - Work on Powerpoints - power users tools.
  • THURSDAY - Finish powerpoints. Be prepared to share on Friday.  
  • FRIDAY - REFLECTIONS CONTEST materials discussed again.
  •  
    • Add a new article to your PB WIKI: TITLE = DOWNLOADER 10/5 
    • Read the article and respond: What do you think? Is the judgement fair? Have you ever  done the same thing?

This Week In Computers/Yearbook - Sept.24

  • MONDAY - Took the Microprocessor Quiz.
  • TUESDAY - Re-do Quiz/Update Pages
  • WEDNESDAY - New material - work processing using google docs and MS word
  • THURSDAY - MINIMUM DAY and Back To School Night. Finish assignment from yesterday. Keyboarding practice.
  • FRIDAY - WPM assessment for keyboarding and word processing.

This Week in Computers/Yearbook - Sept. 5-7

  • MONDAY - QUIZ for those classes who did not complete it on Friday. Work on response to article and continue learning the new websites and work with passwords. 
  • TUESDAY - Assignment in MOODLE
  • WEDNESDAY - Response to information on PB Wiki
    • Read the article and respond with the date 9/12/07 
    • Title = EMAIL 
    • Article
    • What is your reaction to the article? Do you agree or disagree? Be sure to cite some of the information from the article in your response.
  • THURSDAY - Work on writing assignment. 
  • FRIDAY - RE-TAKE for work we have done in class.