2012-2013

May 30, 31

1. Watch any iMovies that students wish to share.
2. Clean your desktop!
3. Computer Competitions:

What level can you reach on B-Cubed??

How much money can you make on Coffee Shop ??


May 23, 24


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May 17, 18

Today, we are going to start an iMovie project.
Find a inspirational quote:
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Then find some pictures to go with it on Google Images (large quality only!).



May 9, 10

Find some music for your iMovie using:

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Today we will share our PowerPoints. First, take 10 minutes to make sure they are ready and rehearse in your head what you will say!
Then, in groups of 5-6 share your presentations.

May 2, 3

Finish your PowerPoint?

Try a Prezi!
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April 18, 19


Let's see if you are any faster at typing!

8:20-8:45
Practice some lessons.
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8:45
Take at least one 2 minute typing test.
Record your score.
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8:50-9:10
Try out some new games on Typing Master.
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We need to finish!
We are going to begin a short unit on PowerPoint presentations.
PowerPoint allows us to create a "slide show" to put on display for others.
When are these used?
Today we will:
  • Choose a template
  • Create a title slide
  • Create 4 extra slides
  • Place words and pictures on our PowerPoint
  • Add transitions and animations
  • Display a presentation

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Your Slideshow:
  1. Title Slide
  2. About Me
  3. Favorite Subject & Reasons
  4. Favorite Hobby & Reasons
  5. Favorite Food & Reasons
  6. Favorite Time of Year & Reasons
  7. Places I Have Traveled (or want to travel to...)
  8. When I Grow Up, I want to be...
Extra Ideas:
  • What I am doing over Spring Break
  • What my parents do
  • My favorite book
  • My typical day
  • Timeline of my life

April 4, 5, 11, 12

Today we will discuss researching online and creating a research document.
We will use Google Docs to make our document.
We will use a LION search to do our research.
Do you know how to copy and paste?

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March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22

We are going to begin a short unit on PowerPoint presentations.
PowerPoint allows us to create a "slide show" to put on display for others.
When are these used?
Today we will:
  • Choose a template
  • Create a title slide
  • Create 4 extra slides
  • Place words and pictures on our PowerPoint
  • Add transitions and animations
  • Display a presentation

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Your Slideshow:
  1. Title Slide
  2. About Me
  3. Favorite Subject & Reasons
  4. Favorite Hobby & Reasons
  5. Favorite Food & Reasons
  6. Favorite Time of Year & Reasons
  7. Places I Have Traveled (or want to travel to...)
  8. When I Grow Up, I want to be...
Extra Ideas:
  • What I am doing over Spring Break
  • What my parents do
  • My favorite book
  • My typical day
  • Timeline of my life



February 28, March 1

Today, we will be in groups of two. One student should be one Google Earth, the other on Flash Earth. We will compare and contrast the two programs using a Venn diagram.
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Vocabulary: FEATURE: An element of the program that allows it to function.
Standard A.3

February 14, 15

Today we are going to keep practicing our research skills using a Valentine's WebQuest.
Directions:
Find answers to the following questions online. Type in your answers and print out your results! Make sure that:
  • Your name is typed on the paper!
  • Your work prints on ONE page only! You only print once!
  • EVERYTHING must be spelled correctly!
  • You have a SOURCE for every answer! (No Wikipedia) Good luck!
First two people with 10 correct answers will get a prize.





If we finish early, visit AGoogleADay from last week, see how you do!

DPS ILT GOALS:

February 7, 8

Let's review what makes a website reliable...
  1. What does the web address end in?
  2. Can you find an author?
  3. Can you find a copy right date?
  4. Is this primary or secondary information?
  5. Does it look professional? (Look at the ads and the layout.)

If we have time, we will try out a search game: "A Google A Day".
We'll play once together, then you try!
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January 31 & February 1

Students will work on researching a famous person to write a biography about.
We will work on our online search techniques.
  1. Students will learn methods to give the best search results.
  2. Students will learn how to identify if a website is reliable.

January 24, 25

Students will explore places of their choosing on Google Earth with a partner.

First, we will watch a tutorial on the program.

At the end of class, we will share interesting finds with the whole class.


January 17, 18

Today is our last day on Google Drive... let's see what you learned.


January 10, 11

Today, we are going back to Google Docs to make a chart.

First, we must enter information into a spreadsheet.
Then, we will use the chart tool to create a chart based on our data.
Finally, we will customize the chart.
We will do one together, then one on your own.


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December 20


First, we are going to take a MATH SURVEY.


Once you finish, we are going to have a challenge!
We are going to practice our business skills on CoolMathGame's Coffee Shop.
See how much money you can make in 14 days!

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December 13, 14

  1. Practice Typing Skills on these websites:
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or

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2. Take a 2-minute timed writing and record your speed.
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3. Visit Math games IF teacher permits.
Math Practice Games - working on math fluency


November 15, 16, 29

  • Today we are going to start creating spreadsheets using the Google Drive.
  • Why do we learn how to make spreadsheets?
    • Because they help us display numerical information.
    • Because it teaches us data entry.
    • Because we can create visual representations (charts) for our information.
  • First, I will show you a few things including: cells, rows, columns, entry, and how to add using the program.
  • Then you will have a chance to try it on your own.
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DPS ILT Standard D.1 and D.3

Students will create a simple spreadsheet in GoogleDrive, using cells, rows, columns and data entry.


November 8, 9

  • Today we will have a Typing Practice Day.
  • Log on to you TypingWebaccounts and work on the second lesson "The Top Row Keys".
    • With about 15 minutes left, we will all take a timed typing test on a different website: FreeTypingGame.net
    • Try taking a 3 minute test. Then switch to a one minute test.
    • Record both scores on different lines on your record sheet.
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DPS ILT Standard 5.A

October 17, 18, November 1, 2

  • Today we will make sure our Google documents are complete.
  • Take time to proof read them and check your formatting.
  • We will also add some color to them.
  • You must complete one profile about yourself and one profile that is a 2nd fictional profile for a person of your choosing.
  • Finally, you will print them when you are finished.

DPS ILT Standard D.2
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When you finish, you can do Typing Web or Math Games.

Grading Rubric

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3
2
1
Spelling
Everything is spelled correctly.
1-2 Mistakes
2 or more mistakes.
10 or more mistakes.
Printing
Printed one time on their own.
Printed with help.
Printed multiple times.
Unable to print.
Effort
Focused the entire time. Helped others after they were done.
Focused most of the time.
Did not use all of their time wisely.
Did not use time wisely.
Formatting
All formatting is correct.
1-2 Mistakes.
2 or more mistakes.
10 or more mistakes.


October 11, 12
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  • Today, we will begin covering the basics of document processing.
  • We will quickly go over: Bold, Italic, Underline, Font size, Alignment, Spacing, Bullets & Numbering!
  • We will all be using Google Driveto create the document.
    • Log in by clicking the Google Drive link.
    • Username: steckstudents
    • Password: iluvtech
  • Complete the "My Profile" worksheet.

October 4, 5
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  • Review best typing practices: look up & feel your keys!
  • Log in to typing web.
  • Work through the first lesson on the homerow.
  • If you finish the first lesson, you can play some of the games on the website.
  • Last 10 minutes, we will take a speed test and record our WPM.


September 13, 20, 21, 27, 28

Students will:
  • Consider their responsibilities to their offline communities
  • Reflect on their responsibilities to their online communities
  • Learn that good digital citizens are responsible and respectful in the digital world (and beyond)
  • Create a poster in Microsoft Word that displays digital citizenship

If extra time:
Math Practice Games - working on math fluency


September 6, 7
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  • Go over the importance of typing.
  • Typing position.
  • Take a practice typing test and record the score.
  • Complete Lesson 1 on Typing Web.
  • If time, students can play typing games.

August 30, 31
  • Welcome to the computer lab!!
  • Review general classroom procedures
  • Review laptop cart and responsibilities - model
  • Log on to laptops - trouble shoot as needed
  • Change the HOME page
  • Seating arrangement & laptop #'s
  • Review shutting down, putting away, lining up
If time, go to Typing Web and create a username and password.


Link to Student Work



May 17, 18

Typing Olympics

May 10, 11

students at Balarat

May 3rd

Quick 1-minute typing test using Aesop's Fables

Share presentations with class - Dersham's class (8:20)
Share presentations with class - Naughton's class (10:00?)


April 26, 27


Complete science presentations


April 19, 20


Continue science presentations

April 12, 13
  • Review/Discuss How to create a presentation
  • Create a project plan with details/responsibilities
  • Include a timeline working back from your due date - May 3rd

April 5, 6 - Start Science presentation project...




March 22, 23
Typing Practice! We are going to have the typing Olympics at the end of April.

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1. Take a practice test to find your current typing speed and accuracy - Use the 1 minute test titled Tigers in the Wild. Your time will start AFTER you start typing.

2. When finished, you need to record the three scores (see picture below) they give you on your . You can take the test as many times as you want, go ahead and record your scores so you can watch your progress.

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3. Spend the rest of class time working on your skills. Choose a program that will help YOU!

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  • Trick or Type - This site helps you REVIEW, you should already know where to place your

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    hands on the keyboard

  • MORE typing programs

  • For fun...Dog Tricks - hmmmm are you reading this?? Type in a command for the dog - sit, roll over, beg... have fun!




February 15, 16

Science Assessment Practice

Typing Practice

Optional activities:




February 8, 9

editing only; complete projects

January 25, 26, February 1, 2

iMovies in production

January 18, 19,

editing scripts, saving photos

January 11, 12

writing scripts

January 5, 6



December 8, 9

Continue last weeks activities. If complete, practice typing programs.

December 1, 2

Objective:
Learn how to format a letter and edit using Microsoft Word.

Activities:
  • Write a letter to a family member using Microsoft Word.
  • Editing skills
    • using tabs, capital letters, spacing, SPELL CHECK
  • Letters will be printed on special colorful or holiday paper.

November 17, 18

Objective:
Reflect on our personal podcast: What did you do well? What do you need to work on?

Activities:
  • Listen to your podcast and complete the Reflection Form


November 3, 4

Complete book trailers

Objective:
Students will be able to add a fading technique and export/publish a podcast as an MP3 file in GarageBand.

Activities:
  • Open Podcast in GarageBand (File/Open Recent)
  • Complete your final edits
  • Add a fading Technique at the end (Track/Fade Out)
  • Export podcast (Share/Export to Disk/MP3)
  • support - Garage Band Notes

October 27 (No School Oct. 28th)

Continue book trailers

October 20, 21,

Book Trailers

Today we will be working on your book trailer storyboard. This is a key step in planning & creating a powerful podcast.


Objective:
Students will be able to create a podcast in GarageBand recording their voices, adding music, and editing as needed.

Activities:
  • Complete a storyboard plan external image msword.png [[file/view/podcast_storyboard.doc|podcast_storyboard.doc]]
  • Open/Create New File (save as 5D name subject or 5N name subject)
  • Record voices
  • Find and add a jingle
  • support - Garage Band Notes


October 13, 14

Typing Practice (10 minutes)
Book Trailers
We will be creating a podcast in GarageBand, then importing the MP3 file into Animoto.


October 6, 7

Visit sample Book Trailers:


September 29, 30

  • Continue to share Animoto Videos - Discussion: What makes a video persuasive?
  • How could you use Animoto for a Book Review?
  • Math Practice Games - working on math fluency


September 22, 23

  • Review Animototo create 30 second videos
    • choose a theme, download pictures, text, music, SHARE!


September 15
Typing Practice! We are going to have the typing Olympics again this year, but your goal is to improve YOUR score throughout the year.
You do not need to be the fastest typist in class to win a prize.

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1. Take a practice test to find your current typing speed and accuracy - Use the 1 minute test titled Tigers in the Wild. Your time will start AFTER you start typing.

2. When finished, you need to record the three scores (see picture below) they give you on your . You can take the test as many times as you want, go ahead and record your scores so you can watch your progress.

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3. Spend the rest of class time working on your skills. Choose a program that will help YOU!




September 8, 9
  • Review Animototo create 30 second videos
    • choose a theme, download pictures, text, music, SHARE!

September 1, 2
STAR Reading Test

August 25, 26
  • Update Adobe Flash 9
    • Firefox/Preferences/Manage Add-ons/Plugins
  • Clean up desktop, documents, pictures, and movies (learning to manage files)
  • Firefox preferences - home page should be Steck Tech and always ask where files are saved
  • Discuss class assignments and NEW bookmarks
  • Check out corkboard.me - class brainstorming session

August 18, 19
  • Welcome to the computer lab!!
  • Review general classroom procedures
  • Review laptop cart and responsibilities - model
  • Log on to laptops - trouble shoot as needed
  • Change the HOME page
  • Discuss class assignments and NEW bookmarks
  • If time... visit Automatoon - notice a new TAB opens
  • Review shutting down, putting away, lining up

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