Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Create your own Google logo Google - Hour of Code Preview Assignment

Hour of code in your classroom. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hourintroduction to computer science and computer programming.

Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Facebook, the Infosys Foundation, Google, Omidyar Network, and many more.

What is a Google Doodle?  https://www.google.com/doodles

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. The first Google Doodle was in honor of the Burning Man Festival of 1998,[1][2] and was designed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin to notify users of their absence in case the servers crashed. Subsequent Google Doodles were designed by an outside contractor, until Page and Brin asked public relations officer Dennis Hwang to design a logo for Bastille Day in 2000. From that point onward, Doodles have been organized and published by a team of employees termed "Doodlers".[3]

Initially, Doodles were neither animated nor hyperlinked—they were simply images with hovertext describing the subject or expressing a holiday greeting. Doodles increased in both frequency and complexity by the beginning of the 2010s, and in January 2010 the first animated Doodle was posted honoring Sir Isaac Newton.[4] The first interactive Doodle appeared shortly thereafter celebrating Pac-Man,[5] and hyperlinks also began to be added to Doodles, usually linking to a search results page for the subject of the Doodle. By 2014, Google had published over 2,000 regional and international Doodles throughout its homepages,[6] often featuring guest artists, musicians and personalities.[7]

- EXCERPT TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM WIKIPEDIA AT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Doodle

Use your creativity and imagination to bring the Google logo to life using code. Make the letters dance, tell a story or create a game. With Scratch and CS First, anyone can become a designer and programmer for the day!  Use the link below to start making your own Google Doodle.  Email the ACTIVE Link to your Google Doodle (when it is complete) for credit to Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us)

Your Google Doodle must incorporate at least two (2) changes from the choices listed below the main video explanation of the project!  Good Luck!

- Mr. S

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Historical Figure Facebook Project - Assembly Day 17-18 S1 (Research & Synthesize Information)

Today we will be using the research you have done since last week, and the pictures you found online to ASSEMBLE our Historical Figure Facebook Pages. Please follow along in class as we "drag and size" pictures into our project. You will also be re-typing (or copy/paste) information into the various places on the document.

RENAME YOUR DOCUMENT "HFFP (Person's Name) (Your Last Name) P?"
Example: HFFP JFKennedy Scribner P1

You must SHARE the Google SLIDE (Presentation) with Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us)

Open the location of your Pictures and Start by Formatting and Inserting the Pictures today. Make sure to scale the pictures to the spaces appropriately, and make sure that they are appropriate. Imagine you are the Famous Person and that you are placing the pictures they might have taken throughout their life. Family, homes, friends, and events should all be there. Make sure that the pictures of Friends/Enemies are correctly formatted and placed in the proper size, style and format. TRY NOT TO ALTER THE BOX SIZES so the project will stay neat and orderly. 

Please read the following details for each page so you understand what I am looking for:

Main Page (Page 1)
1. Profile Picture should be the same for both pages of the project

2. Person's Name - Your Name should be same on all pages.

3. SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL EVENT: You must base this page and all contents on a specific event from history. This event will give you a base time and date for making decisions about critical information.

3a. POSTS: All conversations / posts should have some historical significance. There should be a logical order to the posts and all information listed. You will have to "make up" some of the information based on your research. All of your "made up" information should have historical context and be as accurate as you can get from your research.

4. Basic Information should be as exact as possible. Please try to maintain the Facebook Effect if you do not have specific information. What would your best guess be. Make sure you can back up anything you put on the page with some historical fact or reasoning.

5. Friends / Enemies can be anyone from the same period of time in history. Anyone who lived during the same time could be a friend or comment on your Historical Figure's wall.

6. Make sure that the Historical Event information is copied on all pages where applicable.

Information Page (Page 2)

1. All Basic Information should be the same as the column on the left.

2. NETWORKS (GROUPS): You should create / make up historical groups that your Historical Figure might have been a part of. Some should be from the historical record if possible (College Alumni, Political Parties, other groups), but others can be created in context (George Washington might have been interested in the Virginia Farmers Guild). Be creative and have fun! Just be able to back up your group names with some logical reasoning.

3. Photo Album Preview: Use two pictures here that would represent picture albums associated with your Historical Figure. Try to think of albums that would exist for your person. Family, Friends, Places Visited, Etc.

4. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Based on your research, what was their address on the day of the Historical Event you based the page on.  You may use period items if they have something listed in the historical record, or you may INFER what your person might have liked from today. You may use some latitude for this, but be able to explain your answers.

5. Contact Information should be as accurate as possible and timely. Based on the day of the Historical Event that this page is focused around, what would the address and phone number be? You can make up specifics, but you must use correct area codes for phone numbers and zip codes / cities for addresses.

6. BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This section can be taken directly from an online source.You must add the link to your RESEARCH DOCUMENT A THE BOTTOM!  Make sure you find a description that is complete and as accurate as possible.

Students will learn the basic ways to complete internet-based research. Students will collect pictures for use in the online project. Students will focus on a famous historical figure and complete research about that person’s life, and a significant event during that time in history. 


STUDENTS MUST START BY READING ALL DIRECTIONS ON CLASS WEBSITE! Students will use the resources in class to create a Facebook-Style page for a famous historical figure. The page created must center around a specific event from that person’s life, and research must be done to describe the person, event, and other people who would have been involved! Today you will focus on placing the pictures into your project page.  Make sure to open the Google Slides Template and MAKE A COPY.  Be sure to Rename it properly and SHARE it with Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us) for credit.

CCS Tech Lab 352 Calendar

CCS Hall Pass Form

What's So Cool About Manufacturing?

Glenn Casey

Word Counter For Text

This free script provided by JavaScript Kit

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)

Total Pageviews

CCS Tech Badge