Tuesday, October 13th 2015

8th Grade – Welcome Back!

10/13/15 –DO NOW – “Infer” means to make a good guess; read between the lines.
Always answer in complete sentences with proper grammar. Use infer correctly in a sentence.

Continue working on code.org. It is important that we get through these lessons before launching into out projects.

7th Grade –  Welcome to Computer Science!!

1. Login to the Computer
2. Click on the Chrome Browser & Sign into Google Chrome
3. Then go to the class blog: https://techedteaching.wordpress.com/
4. Complete the Do Now in your Interactive log
  • You will use the same Google Doc for every DO NOW.

Follow these directions to get to your DO NOW Interactive log:

1. Go to your Google Drive: Click on the waffle looking square in the top left corner. Then select the Google Drive app.

Google Drive

2. Then select the folder that says Z-Middle All-“LASTNAME”, “FIRST”

Z-Middle All -

3. You will see a Google Doc that says, DO NOW Interactive Log.

4. Open that document and READ to see how you will submit the daily DO NOW.

The part you will copy and paste into the Interactive Log is below and will be a different color then everything else on the day’s blog post:

8/17/15 – DO NOW: The definition of “folder” is: a storage place for files.

Using a complete sentence write the name of a folder you can find on your computer.


If you haven’t already done so bookmark the class blog techedteaching.wordpress.com into your bookmarks bar by clicking on the “star” in the address bar:  Click on the done button.

Bookmarks Bar


I CAN Formulate (put together; create) a Word document and save it to a folder I created and can identify (name; label).

I CAN interpret (explain the meaning; make clear) the class rules and support (give the facts; back up with details) with an example (give an instance; case) of each rule being broken.

Class Procedures:

  1. We only touch the computer we are logged into.
  2. We never turn off a computer unless asked by the teacher.
  3. We are always working on the assignment for that day and nothing else.
  4. We never go to any website or application without permission, inappropriate or otherwise.
  5. We always save with the correct filename. firstL_classProcedures (Example vinnyC_classProcedures).
  6. When needing help or feeling stuck we use the “Ask Three Then Me” method, ask three of your peers before asking me.
  7. We always ask before touching any of the cool stuff in this classroom.
  8. We are always dismissed by the teacher in the room, not the bell
  9. At the end of class we log off, place the keyboard on the computer, place headphones on back of monitor, & tuck in chairs.


Follow each step in order numbered order.

1. Open a new Word document.
2. Locate your (H:) drive. It usually starts with your 19# (login number)
3. Create a new folder and name it “7thGradeCS” or “8thGradeCS”.
4. Save your new document with the correct filename: FirstL_Rules (Example VinnyC_Rules)
5. Copy class rules above and paste them into the document.
6. After each rule provide an example of someone breaking that rule.

Conduct a class discussion on the rules, have students share some of their examples with the class and maybe some acting as well.

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