Thursday, February 26, 2015

SCRATCH PROGRAMMING - ALL CLASSES


ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
(SEE SPECIFIC PROJECT OBJECTIVES BELOW)
Students (TEMPLE) will give MyBio Presentations to class for credit.  

Students (ALL CLASSES) will advance their knowledge of computer programming experiences by completing a short, digital animation project online and sharing it with fellow classmates.


STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
STUDENTS MUST START BY READING ALL DIRECTIONS ON CLASS WEBSITE!
Students (TEMPLE) will finish creating and sharing the 10-slide presentations about themselves in Google Drive.  They will then give the presentations in class to their peers.  

Students (ALL CLASSES) will follow online instructions to complete a digital animation programming project in SCRATCH.  Peer mentoring and other supports will ensure that all students have access to information and programming tools.


ALL STUDENTS:

WE WILL WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO TOGETHER IN CLASS:


Please direct your computers to the following website:


Today, using the tools provided online, you will learn to program an animated cartoon.  You must create an account (USE YOUR CROSSROADS EMAIL ADDRESS) on the website above.  Once created, go to the "Try It Out" link and work through each learning level listed.  You will learn to create a digital animation sequence.  The programming is actually writing "JAVA-Script", but you are creating it with BLOCKLEY Visual Programming Language.  You will work to create the following:

ONCE YOU HAVE CREATED AN ACCOUNT,  CLICK THE "HELP" LINK AND THEN USE THE "STEP BY STEP INTRO" TO LEARN HOW TO USE THE SITE TO CREATE DIGITAL ANIMATIONS.

Today's Objectives:
  1. Students will be able to state what Scratch is
  2. Students will be able to identify main parts of Scratch
  3. Students will be able to put together a short Scratch animation

Activity:
Create a Scratch animated clip at least 20 seconds long.  
The clip needs to include
  1. At least 2 Sprites
  2. A creative background
  3. When clicked start
  4. Motion
  5. Sounds
  6. Loops

When Complete:
You must "share" the link to your animation by emailing the link to Mr. S for credit AND posting it to the COMMENT section of the Google+ Community Page (Crossroads 2014-2015).

Relax and enjoy this project.  You will have today and tomorrow to work on it.

- Mr. S

Thursday, February 19, 2015

T: MY BIO Presentations + ID's / D/L/P/V: HFFP Pages 1+ 5 to Complete Project

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Students will learn how to collaborate and store work online using Google Drive.  Students will create, write and share a document on their Google Drive.  They will be able to produce documents, presentations and spreadsheets.

STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
STUDENTS MUST START BY READING ALL DIRECTIONS ON CLASS WEBSITE!
Students will finish creating and sharing the 10-slide presentations about themselves in Google Drive.  They will then give the presentations in class to their peers.  Students will also participate in a presentation rating process online, and learn how to share feedback constructively!

TEMPLE

EVERYONE IN CLASS MUST HAVE AN ID PICTURE TAKEN TODAY!

The Day Has Come......

Today you will finish up your Google Drive MY BIO Presentations and begin to present them to the class! 

When your name is called, I will find the Google Drive PRESENTATION you SHARED with me for credit.  You will click the PRESENT Button and go to the front of the class and give your presentation.

While everyone is watching you present, they will have the following website up on their computer.  After each presentation, students will fill out and submit the PRESENTATION REVIEW FORM.  I will make the final reviews public and you can log in and find the reviews of your presentation on your own.



Just about any school, career, or organization you join for the rest of your life will require some public speaking.  I realize we all just met, but you need to be able to stand up in front of a room full of people with confidence.  YOU ARE THE EXPERT ABOUT YOU!  Relax, breathe, present the autobiography calmly and loud enough for everyone to hear, and it will all be over in a couple minutes.

Good Luck!!


ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Students will learn the basic ways to complete internet-based research.  
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 will be required to create a summary project based on that event and that person.  
Students will review and comment on work created by their peers in class.

STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
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 students will focus on Page 1 and 5 to complete a Facebook-Style conversation. This is a single-step in a multi-step project.  Additional time will be allotted for students who fall behind to catch up.  Peer Mentoring is wildly encouraged.
STUDENTS MUST START BY READING ALL DIRECTIONS ON CLASS WEBSITE!

DREXEL / LASALLE / PENN / VILLANOVA

TODAY EVERYONE WILL CONTINUE THEIR WORK ON THE HISTORICAL FIGURE FACEBOOK PROJECT:

We will start with a brief Re-Introduction to the project and time for questions.  Most of you are on the right track, and just need additional time to get the project finished.  The projects are still technically considered late if they are not completed by 4pm Friday (Tomorrow), but I want to make sure that everyone has a chance to present their best work.  Monday we will be turning our final drafts of this project into a Tackk.com webpage about our Historical Figure.  Please finish work on this project for the next two days in class.  

I want everyone to have the best chance of creating an interesting and complete project.  PLEASE USE THE LINKS BELOW TO REFERENCE THE PREVIOUS POSTS ABOUT THIS PROJECT.  Pay particular attention to the PROJECT DETAILS PAGE below for specific information about what is required for each page of your project:

Cookie Monster Sample Project Page:
http://caatechnology.blogspot.com/2013/11/historical-figure-facebook-project_9331.html

HF FACEBOOK PROJECT DETAILS PAGE:
http://caatechnology.blogspot.com/2013/11/historical-figure-facebook-project_25.html

Timeline and Source Day Page:
http://caatechnology.blogspot.com/2013/11/historical-figure-facebook-project.html

HF Facebook Project Day 01 - Research Day Page: 
http://caatechnology.blogspot.com/2013/11/historical-facebook-research-project.html

I expect an email from EVERY STUDENT BY TOMORROW at 4pm with an link to your updated copy of the project for grading.  This project is worth at least 1/3 - 1/2 of your 3rd Marking Period Grade.  Make sure you take it seriously and you are paying attention to detail.  If you have any questions, ask!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

D/L/P/V: HFFP Other Events Page


ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Students will learn the basic ways to complete internet-based research.  
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 will be required to create a summary project based on that event and that person.  
Students will review and comment on work created by their peers in class.

STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
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 students will focus on Other Historical Events (P.5)  This is a single-step in a multi-step project.  Additional time will be allotted for students who fall behind to catch up.  Peer Mentoring is wildly encouraged.

STUDENTS MUST START BY READING ALL DIRECTIONS ON CLASS WEBSITE!

DREXEL / LASALLE / PENN / VILLANOVA

ALL:

TODAY YOU WILL CONTINUE WORKING ON YOUR HISTORICAL FIGURE FACEBOOK PROJECT.  PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO SEE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT IS REQUIRED ON EACH PAGE OF THE PROJECT:


When you have reviewed what is required, please take some time today to work on the Other Historical Events Section (Right Side of Page 5)

You must have a description of the event and a picture of it, or something that represents it.

The project must be based on an historical event that your person is famous for being a part of.  These other events could be anything that happened throughout the rest of the world while your person was alive.  Make sure they each have some historical significance that is noteworthy.  Try to make them events that had some impact on your person, or that your person would have heard about somehow!

We will continue this project for the rest of the week!



TEMPLE: MY BIO Presentation 2014-2015

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Students will learn how to collaborate and store work online using Google Drive.  Students will create, write and share a document on their Google Drive.  They will be able to produce documents, presentations and spreadsheets.

STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
STUDENTS MUST START BY READING ALL DIRECTIONS ON CLASS WEBSITE!
Students will review the instructions for creating a Weebly.Com website.  Students will then open their Google Drive and create an Autobiography Presentation that will be shared with the class.  This document will be graded on grammar, spelling, completeness, and how it was submitted (electronically shared with instructor).

  TEMPLE


Hello Everyone,     


Your assignment is to create a GOOGLE DRIVE PRESENTATION Slide Show that is all about you.  Here is a list of the requirements and some suggestions for what to include in your slides.

A)   Part 1 {100 points}                                         
i)     Presentation
(1) Saved as “(Your Name) Bio” and emailed to Mr. S
(2) Have a logical order to your slides
(a) Do NOT follow the slide suggestions order
(3) Use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
(4) Have 10 Slides
(a) Include a Title Slide
(b) Include a Birth Information Slide
(5) Have at least 4 Graphics that are related to their slides

2)   Slide Suggestions
a)  You may use these suggestions or come up with your own
i)     Make all your slides have appropriate content



Slide Suggestions

Slide
Contents
**Title
First and Last Name
Student Number
**Birth Information
Birthday
Birthplace
Length, Weight, and Time
Accomplishments
List at least three accomplishments.
Career
What you want to be?
How you will do this?
Class Schedule
What is your schedule this semester?
Dislikes
Identify your dislikes.
Family Information
Family Size
Parents Names
Siblings
Favorites
Identify your favorite things.
Friends
Who are you friends?
What do you do with them for fun?
Goals
List short-term goals (for the year).
List intermediate goals (for the next 3 years).
List long-term goals (for the next 10 years).
Hobbies
Identify your hobbies.
Job
What is your job?
What are your job duties?
Likes
Identify your likes.
People
Have different people make comments about you.

            ** Required Slide



Part 2

      _____ / 5 points               Saved as “Bio”
      _____ / 5 points               Logical Order to Slides
      _____ / 5 points               Correct Spelling, Grammar, & Punctuation
      _____ / 5 points               Slide 1 – Title Slide
      _____ / 5 points               Slide 2 – Birth Information Slide
      _____ / 5 points               Slide 3 –
      _____ / 5 points               Slide 4 –
      _____ / 5 points               Slide 5 –
      _____ / 5 points               Slide 6 –
      _____ / 5 points               Slide 7 –
      _____ / 5 points               Slide 8 –
      _____ / 5 points               Slide 9 –
      _____ / 5 points               Slide 10 –
      _____ / 5 points               Graphic 1 –
      _____ / 5 points               Graphic 2 –
      _____ / 5 points               Graphic 3 –
      _____ / 5 points               Graphic 4 –
   

TOTAL

      _____ / 85 points

Monday, February 9, 2015

Benchmarks & Catch Up Day

Everyone,

Make sure you take full advantage of the fact that I am home sick today!

EVERYONE:  (Weebly.com Journal Entry)  Topic: : "Should The World End?"

Click the link below and once you have watched it, write about how it made you feel about how you act, how you perceive your world, and how you can make a difference in the Crossroads Community. How Can You Be A Better Person On This Planet In The Short Time You Are Here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itvnQ2QB4yc
When you have completed this task, you must PUBLISH THE POST and EMAIL ME THE LINK!
Now you may continue on to the next challenge based on your College Cohort below:

TEMPLE:  You must complete your single page Autobiography Project in Google Docs.  If you are new or missed out on the instructions, here is a link to get you going:

http://caatechnology.blogspot.com/2014/09/google-document-autobiography-project.html

You must also have your Weebly.com website up to date.  If you have just joined us, and you are unsure of what to do, please ask one of your classmates.  They should be able to show you what I am looking for and get you on the right track.  Additionally, make sure you use the search box in the upper left corner of this page to find the Learning Style Survey and Left/Right Brain Survey.  Take them and send me one email with the results from both.  Good Luck!


DREXEL/LASALLE/PENN/VILLANOVA:  You must insert the pictures from your research to your Historical Figure Facebook Project.  When you have completed that, you must start adding the basic information on Page 1 of the template.  Do not add anything that you do not understand.  Make sure to put at least 2-3 paragraphs of information at the bottom of the page about why your person is infamous/famous.  Make sure you have identified at least 6 other NOTEWORTHY events that happened during the period of time when your person was alive to complete one of the sections.  You will need pictures representative of those events as well.  When you have completed this part of the project, you may work on Code.Org or another Code related program!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

TEMPLE Autobiography / D/P/L/V HFFP PROJECT INFO PAGE (SETUP DAY)

 TEMPLE

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Students will learn how to collaborate and store work online using Google Drive.  Students will create, write and share a document on their Google Drive.  They will be able to produce documents, presentations and spreadsheets.

STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
STUDENTS MUST START BY READING ALL DIRECTIONS ON CLASS WEBSITE!
Students will review the instructions for creating a Weebly.Com website.  Students will then open their Google Drive and create an Autobiography as a one-page document.  This document will be graded on grammar, spelling, completeness, and how it was submitted (electronically shared with instructor).

Good Morning,
 
Today you will log into your Gmail and Create a One-Page Autobiography about yourself.  The instructions are located on the link below.  You must type a full page for credit.  You must also complete the Email Survey located on the linked page (I will show you where in class).  Make sure that you follow all directions.  You must SHARE this document with me for credit.  My email is hscribnercaa@gmail.com.  Good Luck!  


 

PENN / LASALLE / VILLANOVA / DREXEL

 ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Students will learn the basic ways to complete internet-based research.  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 will be required to create a summary project based on that event and that person.  Students will review and comment on work created by their peers in class.

STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
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 students begin by creating a copy of the Facebook Presentation Template.  Students will spend time in class today naming the document, sharing the document with the instructor, and formatting/inserting photos into the document.  This is a single-step in a multi-step project.  Additional time will be allotted for students who fall behind to catch up.  Peer Mentoring is wildly encouraged.
 
Everyone,
 
Today you will begin to SETUP your Historical Figure Facebook Page (HFFP).  You should begin by READING all DIRECTIONS BELOW!  Once you have finished, we will go over parts of the pages together.
 
Please go to the following link:  
 

STEPS TO COMPLETE TODAY
 
1.  YOU MUST MAKE A COPY OF THE DOCUMENT THAT IS AT THE LINK ABOVE.  RENAME YOUR DOCUMENT "HFFP (Person's Name) (Your Last Name) P?"         Example:  HFFP JFKennedy Scribner P1
 
2.  You must SHARE the Google SLIDE (Presentation) with Mr. S (hscribnercaa@gmail.com)
 
3.  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.

HISTORICAL FIGURE FACEBOOK PROJECT - PROJECT DETAILS 

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 throughout 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.  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 two five-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 music, movies, books, interests would your person have.  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 list your source directly at the bottom.  Make sure you find a description that is complete and as accurate as possible. 
 Photo Page (Page 3)
1.  There are two rows of Photographs that should have a common theme.  Row 1 is one theme and Row 2 is another.  Each album below should be a different theme as well.  Some themes could be Family, Friends, Vacations, Places To Visit, Causes, etc.
2.  Make sure that your information at the top is the same as other pages.
Timeline / Source List Page (Page 4)
1.  Person's Timeline should include at least 10 items.  These items should include birth, death and anything else that is significant about your person's life.  Dates should be as accurate as possible.
2.  Source List / Bibliography:  Your sources can be copied and pasted here.  There is not specific citation requirement.  I will check these sources and if they are not accurate, you will lost points.  YOU MAY NOT USE WIKIPEDIA, WIKIANSWERS, OR ANY SEARCH ENGINE AS A DIRECT SOURCE.

Older Posts / Historical Events Page (Page 5)
 1.  Older Posts should be an extension of the POST section of Page 1.  Make the conversation historically accurate and have people who were alive discuss something relevant to the Historical Events of the Day.  Try to have some logical / explainable order to your Posts here.
2.  Other Historical Events of the Day:  This section should have no less than six other events that happened while your Historical Figure was alive.  They should be relevant to the conversation in the POSTS and have something to do with any other Friends / Enemies listed.  Try to tie things together in historical context.

Friends / Enemies Wall Page (Page 6)
 1.  Make sure you fill up this page with anyone from the same historical time as your Historical Figure.  You can stretch the imagination with who would have known you if Facebook was around then.  Anyone with similar dates will work, but be careful to check the ages of the people you list against each other.  Do not have someone famous say hello if they were in diapers at the time of your historical event.
I hope these tips help clarify some of what I am looking for.  You have done an amazing job so far with this project.  I see a lot of time and effort in your research and in your presentations.
 

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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)
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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)
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