Friday, September 22, 2017

Strikingly.Com Single-Page PSA Website Project - Research Day

Today everyone will spend time choosing and researching the topic of their choice for this project.  No two students can work on the same topic.  See yesterday's post for the link to the S1 Topic List.

Create a Google Document to store your information, links, pictures and other items you will need when you begin building your websites next week.

Make sure you check out my Sample PSA Website Here:  (Selfie Sticks Should Be Banned)

Have fun with this project and DO YOUR BEST! Happy Friday!

- MR. S

Students will use online collaboration tools (STRIKINGLY.COM) to create a single-page webpage.  Students will learn to use the online toolbar in to add content to their website, share their website, and publish their website online.  Students will comment (positively) on other pages posted.
 Students will enter the class quietly and LOG IN to Google Accounts.  Students will read all directions posted on the class assignment site prior to starting work.  Students will choose a Public Service Announcement topic to create a web-page about using  Students will be guided through the creation process for a website, and then be given time in class to complete the project.  Students must SHARE their projects, once published, by posting the link on Schoology.  Once complete, Students will then review other sites created by their peers, and leave constructive (positive) comments to each other!
Standards Covered In This Class  
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011
CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2014

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Exploring Websites: Strikingly Single-Page PSA Site Creation Project

Exploring Websites (Unplugged)
Code.Org CS Discoveries Unplugged Lesson Plan (U2L01)

Technology Journal Entry Prompt

What was the last website you visited?
Why did you go to that website?

Overview:  Every website has a purpose, a reason someone created it and others use it. In this lesson, students will start to consider the purposes a website might serve, both for the users and the creators. Students will explore a handful of the most-used websites in the United States and try to figure out how each of those sites is useful for users and how they might also serve their creators.

Purpose:  Unit 2 is all about the World Wide Web, with a focus on creating websites for self expression. To start students thinking about why they might want to create a website, they must begin to consider how websites are useful tools for both users and creators. The lesson starts with popular websites because they all serve clear purposes for a large number of users, but eventually students are asked to narrow their vision to simpler sites that might serve the needs of a smaller user group.

Journal - The Last Website You Visited
Top 10 Websites Used Activity
Introduction to
Wrap-Up (What Website Will You Create)

Please check out  It is a little hard to understand at first, but your results are going to be fantastic.  If you master this tool, you will be creating stunning, professional-quality sites in no time!  Have Fun With This Project!

SEMESTER 1 (17-18) Student Topic List

Students will use collaborate to discuss and discover how websites can help us synthesize and present information to others.  Students will discuss the top websites that are used in society today.  Students will then complete an activity to learn the difference between a major industry website and a personal topic website.  Students will discuss the differences and similarities of both while completing the class worksheets.  Students will be introduced to the interface, and some examples of websites they can create.  Students will leave with the ability to start creating an outline of a website.
Students will enter the class quietly and LOG IN to Google Accounts. Students will read all directions posted on the class assignment site prior to starting work. Students will work together and complete all assigned tasks.  Students will be able to provide a topic for a Public Service Announcement Website for the next day's activity.


Primary Standards Met:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.2.A: Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

PA BCIT K-12 15.3.8.S.Apply appropriate electronic communication based on message requirements.

CSTA K-12 Computer Science StandardsIC - Impacts of Computing
  2-IC-20 - Compare trade-offs associated with computing technologies that affect people's everyday activities and career options.

  5.1-L1 - 2. Collaboratively design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., videos, podcasts, websites) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum

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Integrity (13 Characteristics)

13 Characteristics of People Who Have Integrity

1. They Value Other People's Time: They value their own time so they also value the time of other people. They know you have plenty of other places you need to be and won’t hold you up. If you spend time with them, it is likely they will thank you for that as well.

2. They Give Credit Where It Is Due: They do not take credit for things they did not do. They will always credit those who deserve it. If you help this person with a project he or she will likely mention your name so you can take credit for your work.

3. They Are Authentic: They are their truest forms. You won’t catch them in a lie or being fake.

4. They Are Always Honest: They are honest people that feel no need to lie as it is important for them to get to where they need to get in life honestly.

5. They Never Take Advantage Of Others: They are not the kind of people who will take advantage of someone else. They love to build people up and help them get where they need to be. Taking too much from someone else will never be an issue with someone who has a lot of integrity.

6. The Do Not Argue Over Disagreements: They will talk through things in a civil manner or not talk at all. You cannot and will not force this person into arguing over something completely ridiculous. I find this to be a very respectable trait.

7. They Give Most People The Benefit Of The Doubt: They try to see the good in everyone. I think this is because they feel like maybe there are more people in this world that also have integrity. That being said, if you take advantage of them too much they will get rid of you.

8. They Know When Something Is Bothering Someone: They have a great intuition that lets them know when something is going on. If someone is down in the dumps they will notice. Chances are they will actually do what they can to cheer you up.

9. They Believe In Others: They accept your word as truth until it is dis-proven. That being said, they do not take lying well. And once you lie to them, it is unlikely that they will ever take your word again.

10. They Apologize First: If they have done something wrong they will come to you and apologize. This is just how they are. They own up to their mistake and try to make things right.

11. They Are Humble: They do not quite know their own worth. While they are very important and do so much good they don’t quite see it. You should remind them of it.

12. They Do Good When They Can: They are always helping other people. They love to know that they have improved someone’s life. It gives their lives meaning.

13. They Are Always Kind To Those Who Need It: Giving kindness can go a long way. When someone looks like they need a little pick me up these people deliver. They can brighten up almost anyone’s day.

If you are someone who has true integrity, thank you for being who you are and thank you for all that you do. You really do actually make a difference in society, please keep up the good work. If you feel no one else is proud of you, know that I am.

Journal Entries 2012-2013

1. Introduction (9/10/12 - Weebly Journal)
2. 9/11 Reflection (9/11/12 - Email Instructor)
3. Internet Safety (9/19/12 - Weebly Journal)
4. Violence (9/20/12 - Weebly Journal)
5. Taylor Mali Conviction (9/25/12 Email Instructor)
6. 12x12x12 (10/1/12 - Weebly Journal)
7. Habit #1 Reflection (10-9-12 - Weebly Journal)
8. Habit #2 Reflection (10-24-12 - Weebly Journal)
9. Habit #3 Reflection (11-9-12 - Weebly Journal)
10. Interview a Veteran (11-12-12 - Email Instructor)
11. Digital Photography Reflection (11-19-12 Weebly)
12. Habit #4 Reflection (11-27-12 - Weebly Journal)
13. New Years Resolutions (01-03-12 - Weebly Journal)
14. Habit #5 Reflection (1-9-13 - Weebly Journal)
15. College Inquiry Project Reflection (1-14-13 - Weebly)
16. Habit #6 Reflection (2-6-13 - Weebly)
17. Habit #7 Reflection (2-11-13 - Weebly)
18. Indian Talking Stick (Covey) (2-20-13 Weebly)
19. Historical Figure Reflection (3-4-13 Weebly)
20. Investing vs Gambling Reflection (4-8-13 Weebly)
21. Poverty On My Block (4-15-13 Weebly)
22. Apartment Utility Cost Summary (5-13-13 Weebly)
23. Memorial Day Reflection (5-24-13 Weebly)

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