Friday, March 27th

8th Grade: 

3/27/15 – DO NOW – “Mass Media” – the mass media technologies used to reach a large audience.

Provide one example of a mass media…HINT think about TV, Radio & Internet…

You can play MinecraftEdu, Code.org, CodeCombat, Globaloria, or Kodu.

Have a GREAT Spring Break!


 7th Grade: 

3/27/15 – DO NOW – “netiquette”: rules of proper behavior on the Internet (basically how to act on in the digital world).

Provide one example of netiquette, remember to use proper grammar etc…

You can play MinecraftEdu, Code.org, CodeCombat, or Kodu.

Have a GREAT Spring Break!

Thursday, March 26th

8th Grade: Globaloria &/or Code.org (Password on the left side of board)

3/26/15 – Do Now “multimedia” – a combination of two or more types of media.

Provide two examples of multimedia you aware of and use for personal use or at school. Remember to always write in complete sentences with proper grammar.

I CAN. . . examine (look at; inspect) designing tools in Flash Pro, and utilize (put to use) them to create (put together) the graphics in my game.

I CAN. . . demonstrate (show; make plain) my understanding of basic tools in Flash Professional and sequence (put in order; put in a series) of code using ActionScript 3.0.


 7th GRADE work below:

3/26/15 – DO NOW – In your opinion, what is the most important thing you have learned in this class so far? Answers will vary. 

————————Assignment—————————

I CAN observe (watch; notice) the video on Digital Imprint and visualize (imagine; think about) what kind of imprint I want to leave by describing (tell about; explain) details (exact items; specific) in two paragraphs with Google Docs.

Part I: Create a Google Doc, Name It, and Move It To The Correct Folder

1. Go to Apps (the colorful waffle) in the top left corner of your browser.  Plus

Click on Google Docs and then click on the blue + circle in the bottom right corner to create a new Google Doc.

2. Label your new Doc: FirstL_Digital Imprint. Example: VinnyC_Digital Resume

3. Click File–>Move to Folder–>Z Middle All (This way it is in the correct folder).

Part II: Digital Imprint

1.  Read these questions before watching the video. Keep these in mind while watching…

  • When do you think your Digital Imprint began?  
  • What kinds of thoughts come to mind while watching this video?


2. After watching, write a paragraph (5 sentence minimum) answering questions (Q1-Q3) below in the Google Doc you just created:

  • When do you think your Digital Imprint began?  (You may want to ask your parents about when they began posting information about you online when you get home tonight.)
  •  What kinds of thoughts come to mind while watching this video?
  • Q3. What kind of information, gaming, pictures, etc…do know has been posted about you? Think of your social media or your parents online activities too.

3. Next, Google yourself using your first and last name and hometown e.g.“John Smith, Birmingham AL”.  Use quotation marks (” “) for a more accurate search. Answer these questions in a new paragraph (5 sentence minimum) in same Doc.

  • What did you discover? Anything?
  • Think about the specific “footprints” or information you or someone else leaves behind on websites (such as what you viewed, typed, or accessed).  If this was the only information someone had about you, what would they think about you?
  • What assumptions would they make about your habits & behaviors?
  • What does your web presence say about you?
  • What kind of a web presence do you want to have in the future and what can you do to ensure (to make happen) you get that?

Part III: Make a Taxedo

1. Create a Tagxedo showing your Digital Footprint based on what you do online. Click on Tagxedo to get started.

2. Select load to begin typing in words that represent your digital footprint.

3. Change the theme, font, shape, color, orientation, even change word sizes & locations, etc.

4. Click Save/Share when you are finish. Select 16MP JPG (see picture below). Save As to H: Drive–>IntroToComputer or Webdesign.

save

5. When it is done loading it will give you some options, select No Thanks. See the image below for an example.

Here is an example of one that was made by typing in this blog URL (web address):

FootprintYou could easily do this with one of your favorite websites.

Part IV: Digital Footprint Quiz

1. Take the quiz in this link to see if you need to start improving your Digital Resume, DCfootprintquizThere are only 8 multiple choice questions. You are the only one who will see your score, this is just for your information.

Part V: After Completion

Finish anything you did not finish from earlier this week. Check your grade & Z Middle All Folder for any comments or corrections I made to your work.

Wednesday, March 25th

8th Grade: Globaloria &/or Code.org (Password on the left side of board)

3/25/15 – “Media” is the means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, and magazines, that reach or influence people widely.

Provide the name for three examples of media you use:

I CAN. . . examine (look at; inspect) designing tools in Flash Pro, and utilize (put to use) them to create (put together) the graphics in my game.

I CAN. . . demonstrate (show; make plain) my understanding of basic tools in Flash Professional and sequence (put in order; put in a series) of code using ActionScript 3.0.


7th Grade: 

3/25/15 – Do Now – Answer these two questions:

1. What does the acronym TMI stand for? Ask a friend if you’re not sure.

2. Provide and example of something you have seen someone post online that you consider to be TMI?

—————————Assignment:—————————

Do all of the following in order: 

I CAN observe (watch; notice) the online info video and reflect (think about; wonder about) in my response to the GForm. 

I CAN complete (finish; end) the Which Teen Are You quiz and compare (tell how alike; judge against) my online behavior with those teens in my response on the exit ticket.

♦♦Repeaters work on Kodu ♦♦

1. Click on this link to watch the video:  6 Degrees of Online Information Video

2. Complete this form as a response to the video above: 6 Degrees of Online Form

3. Take this quiz…Which Teen Are You?

4. Click Here IS_MS_6DOI_Part3 to see who you are the most like.

5. Watch at least two more videos of your choosing from this website: NSTeens VideosThen complete this exit slip in Google Forms based on the videos you watched: Exit Ticket DC

6. Complete the Educated Dude paragraphs and/or 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship if you haven’t already.

7. Make sure you moved the Educated Dude paragraphs to you Z-Middle All folder. Ask for help if you’re not sure.

8. Once you have completed everything above go to NSTeens and play to learn until everyone has finished and we can discuss.

Tuesday, March 24th

8th Grade: Globaloria & Code.org (Password on the left side of board)

3/24/15 -DO NOW: THERE ARE TWO STEPS FOR TODAY’S POST!

STEP 1: Definition of “Wiki” is a website that allows a community of users to add or edit content.

Use the term “Wiki” in a sentence.

STEP 2: Explain the difference between a Blog (yesterday’s Do Now) and a Wiki (today’s Do Now).

I CAN. . . examine (look at; inspect) designing tools in Flash Pro, and utilize (put to use) them to create (put together) the graphics in my game.

I CAN. . . demonstrate (show; make plain) my understanding of basic tools in Flash Professional and sequence (put in order; put in a series) of code using ActionScript 3.0.


7th Grade:

3/34/15 – Do Now – Watch the video below and explain what they mean by “The internet never forgets” in your Do Now log.

Read all the direction before beginning.

I CAN…infer (make a good guess; read between the lines) the purpose of the Educated Dude video, by summarizing (give a short version) of what he says and support (back up with details) my summary.

1. Watch the video below of the Educated Dude. You will probably need to watch it a couple of times to really understand all he is saying. Really think about what is being said and don’t rush through this

2. In a Google Doc name the document FirstL_EducatedDudeWrite two paragraphs (at least 5 sentence for EACH one) about what he is trying to say in this video. Use correct grammar and sentence structure in your paragraph.

Do NOT just list things. Write as if responding to something you may have read.

Here are some things to consider and questions to answer in your response paragraph.

What is the topic he is rapping about?
How does he start his rhyme?
What points (or ideas) is he making?
What questions is he asking? Is there a challenge?
Do you see this rap as something that is negative or positive?
What is the point and why do you think he made this video?
How does this video leave you feeling?
What questions or ideas does it make you think about?

3. Make sure you the FirstL_EducatedDude document is in your Z-Middle All Folder.

4. Read Digital You while we wait for others to finish so we can share and discuss.

5. When you are done go here.

Monday, March 23rd 2015

8th Grade: Globaloria & Code.org (Password on the left side of board)

3/23/15 – DO NOW: Definition of “Blog”: A journal or log posted on the Web. 

Remember to use complete sentences with proper grammar & punctuation. Use “blog” in a sentence.

I CAN. . . examine (look at; inspect) designing tools in Flash Pro, and utilize (put to use) them to create (put together) the graphics in my game.

I CAN. . . demonstrate (show; make plain) my understanding of basic tools in Flash Professional and sequence (put in order; put in a series) of code using ActionScript 3.0.


 7th Grade:          Repeating students work on Kodu

3/23/15 – DO NOW: The definition of “Digital Citizenship” is: To practice appropriate and responsible behavior when using technology.

Provide at least one example of good “Digital Citizenship”. Remember to use complete sentences with proper grammar & punctuation.

————————— Assignment—————————

I CAN observe (watch; notice) the video about digital access and express my thoughts on the exit ticket. Additionally, I can summarize (sum it up; give a short version) each of the 9 elements of Digital Citizenship in a Google Doc.

1. Watch this video from Ted Talks:

2. After Watching the video complete this Exit ticket on Digital Access

3. Complete the 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship. This Google Doc is in your Google Drive -> A Middle Z