Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Memorial Day Project 2016

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Scholars will reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day.  Scholars will review websites and a video about the origin of the holiday.  Scholars will be able to contribute to a class presentation about the Medal of Honor and share one of the citations that they find significant.
STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
Scholars will sign into Google and READ ALL DIRECTIONS on the class Assignment site.  Scholars will watch an instructional video about the origins of the Memorial Day holiday, and will answer a Constructed Response on Google Classroom.  Scholars will then browse the citations and historical documents on the referenced website.  Scholars must add a slide to the class project and follow all directions described there.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE TODAY!
Standards Covered In This Class  
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011
CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2011


All:

Today please follow the directions below.  After our viewing of the video in class, you will answer the Constructed Response on your Google Classroom Page for credit.

Watch the following Memorial Day Tribute Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRXrfs0f1Fo

Please read the following post and write a short reflection (2-3 Paragraphs) on your Google Classroom Page:


"3rd Herd" Prior To MFO Deployment (Ft. Lewis, WA)
As you know, I am a Veteran of the US Army.  This past weekend was a time for you to relax and enjoy a well-deserved rest.  While we celebrate our Veteran's on another day, please bear in mind the following excerpt from About.com:

"Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime."

Use the following links to find out more about this special holiday, and why you should be thankful for the sacrifices made on your behalf.  We are not a perfect nation, but the blood of a few has been given so we can enjoy the freedoms we have.  Always Remember!
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/a/memorialday.htm
http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html

MEDAL OF HONOR PROJECT:
Please go to the following link (http://www.history.army.mil/moh/).  You will be able to choose the period in history you would like to know more about.  I would like you to pick one Medal of Honor winner from history.  Look through them carefully.  Once you have identified one Medal of Honor citation to work with, you will be required to post it to our Google Document that is Shared:


I would like you to add a slide to this presentation.  You will OPEN YOUR OWN GOOGLE PRESENTATION AND CREATE A SINGLE SLIDE TO INCLUDE IN THIS PROJECT.  YOU MUST CREATE THE SLIDE WITH THE DIRECTIONS LISTED ON THE PROJECT PRESENTATION AND EMAIL ME YOUR SLIDE WHEN IT IS COMPLETED.  I WILL COPY AND PASTE YOUR SLIDE INTO THE OVERALL PROJECT FOR CREDIT. Make sure you find a picture of the person you found, a link to that person's citation page, and a thoughtful reason why you picked them.  I will publish this document for everyone to see so make sure your name and class period is on it as well.

Make sure you spend some time thinking about those who gave all for you to live in a country that is free and has opportunity that is found no where else. Thanks for your time and effort with this project!

- Mr. S

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Scratch Digital Animation 2016

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Scholars will create and use new accounts on SCRATCH.MIT.EDU.  Scholars will be able to begin working independently on the basic tutorial.  Scholars will use previous experience with "drag-and-drop" programming to create digital animation shorts.
STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING! 

Scholars will sign up for accounts on SCRATCH.MIT.EDU and begin working through the program online. Scholars will complete the Introduction Step-by-Step course for credit.  Once they complete the basic learning program, scholars can pair program a digital animation, short game, or other project.  Scholars may work with a partner on their project.  Scholars will be encouraged to browse and share projects from the extensive library of existing projects.
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE TODAY!
Standards Covered In This Class  
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011
CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2011 
Introduction to Computer Programming (Code.Org)

Click Here To See GDrive Presentation On Step-by-Step


Step 1:  Sign into your GMAIL Account online.
Step 2:  Go to SCRATCH.MIT.EDU and create an account
Step 3:  Verify your email using your GMAIL Account.  
MAKE SURE YOUR REMEMBER YOUR SCRATCH.MIT.EDU Username and Password!
Step 4:  Find the "STEP-BY-STEP" Introduction Program under the HELP Tab on the Scratch                    Website!
Step 5:  Work on the "Step-by-Step" Program Independently.
Step 6:  When Complete, MAKE SURE YOU SHOW MR. S YOUR PROGRESS FOR CREDIT!
Step 7:  Choose a partner and design a game or digital animation project.  Next class you will be given the tools you need to submit your project idea and have it approved prior to starting.  You can also spend some time enjoying the library of games and projects that can be played or shared once you have completed the introduction course.
Good Luck!
- Mr. S 

 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Code.Org Accelerated Course

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Scholars will learn basic computer programming using Code.Org online.  Scholars will understand the basic vocabulary used in programming.  Scholars will also be able to explain why it is important for everyone to learn to code and how it can provide equity in our society.
STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING! 

Scholars will sign up for accounts on Code. Org and begin working through the program online. Scholars will complete their Introduction to Programming by emailing a link to the R2-D2 Star Wars Game they made to the instructor for credit.  Scholars will then click on the ACCELERATED PROGRAM and begin working on the 20 Stages found there.  These stages will review topics and ideas from the Star Wars levels, and allow Scholars to begin to learn about loops, if-then statements, and how math and algorithms are incorporated into programming.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE TODAY!
Standards Covered In This Class  
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011
CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2011
Introduction to Computer Programming (Code.Org)

 Step 1:  Sign into your Code.Org Account (See Instructions Below For Information):
  • SIGN INTO YOUR GOOGLE GMAIL ACCOUNT
  • GO TO CODE.ORG AND CLICK "SIGN IN WITH GOOGLE+"
  • GO TO CODE.ORG/JOIN AND USE CLASS CODE ON BOARD

Step 2:  Go To Your "Code Studio" and click on ACCELERATED COURSE


Step 3:  Begin working on the online levels.  Please use your time to review the UNPLUGGED Levels, but move on to the online material in class.  The Accelerated Course should be completed by the end of this week, either in class or as homework.  Please use your time at home to show your family what you are working on.  Your homework assignment is to "TEACH" someone in your family to code!

Good Luck, and Have Fun!

-Mr. S

Monday, May 9, 2016

Code.Org "STAR WARS" Introduction Spring 2016

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Students will learn basic computer programming using Code.Org online.  Students will understand the basic vocabulary used in programming.  Students will also be able to explain why it is important for everyone to learn to code and how it can provide equity in our society.

STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!  
Students will start by completing a Google Classroom Question:
Why Should Students Learn To Read And Write Computer Code?
 Students will watch a short video and participate in a discussion about future careers and equity.  Students will then play a game to introduce basic vocabulary and terms.  Students will sign up for accounts on Code. Org and begin working through the program online. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE TODAY!
Standards Covered In This Class  
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011
CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2011

Introduction to Computer Programming (Code.Org)
 Step 1:  Google Classroom Entry "Why Learn To Code?"Go To Google Classroom and answer the question:
"Why should you learn to read and write computer code?"You must write at least 3 sentences about why you should learn to code,
and what you could use this skill for in your future career. 
 Step 2:  Why Is Learning To Code Important? (Click Here For Video)
Step 3:  Play A Game!
Step 4:  Sign Up For CODE.ORG and Join Our Class Online!
  • SIGN INTO YOUR GOOGLE GMAIL ACCOUNT
  • GO TO CODE.ORG AND CLICK "SIGN IN WITH GOOGLE+"
  • GO TO CODE.ORG/JOIN AND USE CLASS CODE ON BOARD
 
Step 5:  Work Independently On Your Individual Code.Org Program
More FUN Stuff To Do:
  Do Not Race Ahead!  If you complete Hour Of Code, you may sign up for our PlayLab or Frozen Course with the links below:
(Note:  You must be signed in to Code.Org to click below and join the classes)
ONLY JOIN ONE (1) Course At A Time, Work Until You Complete It, Then Try Another One.  Good Luck!
Each participant will be able to…

Participants will learn computer science skills such as critical thinking, logic, persistence and creativity in problem-solving by completing levels on Code.Org.


The course design and the instructor methods to accomplish this objective are…

Computer science and computational thinking skills will be addressed through hands-on "unplugged" and online activities, including computer programming and coding. Skills of a computer scientist through the computational thinking practices of creativity, collaboration, communication, persistence and problem solving will be emphasized. Computer science themes of algorithms, data, abstraction, computing practice and programming, computers and communication devices, and community, global and ethical impacts.


Participants will demonstrate they know and understand this objective by…

Participants will take part in "Unplugged" activities, reviewing vocabulary, and completing assessment levels online. Participants will receive feedback on their performance, as well as resources for improvement.  Students will use Peer Mentoring whenever possible to help each other prior to asking for direct assistance from the teacher.

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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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