Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Family Tree & Personal Timeline (DRAW.IO) Graphic Organizers

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Today students will be creating a Personal Timeline and Family Tree with DRAW.IO.  Students will outline major events in their lives and a complete list of family members.  They will organize their items in chronological order, create hand-drawn organizers, create digital versions of their work, and upload the final creations to the DROPBOX Link listed below for credit!
STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
Students will work individually on the assigned projects.  Students must complete a hand-drawn version of the project prior to starting on their computer.
Today we will begin the Graphic Organizer Timeline and Family Tree Project!
Standards Covered In This Class  
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011
CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2014

ALTERNATE PROGRAMS ONLINE:  https://cacoo.com/ or https://bubbl.us/mindmap

 FAMILY TREE AND PERSONAL TIMELINE
Today you will design graphic organizers on DRAW.IO.  Please create a Personal Timeline and Family Tree in a digital format.  You must create these from scratch using DRAW.IO.




YOU MUST CREATE A HAND-DRAWN VERSION BEFORE WORKING ON A DIGITAL VERSION ONLINE!

To start, use a blank piece of paper to list your birthday, list all the schools you have attended, list any significant events in your life (birthdays, deaths, weddings, graduations, holidays, family trips, honors, awards, or any other events you can remember) and the dates they happened.  Open DRAW.IO
and open a New Blank Document.  Begin to drag boxes into the timeline and label them in order.  Once you have created your first box with a date underneath, you can now select the box, copy and paste a new one next to it, and link them with an arrow.  Continue until you have listed all the events up to today's date.  You need to list 15 events to complete the project.




For the Family Tree, make a complete list of all of your parents, step-parents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, grandparents, and any other family members you can think of.  Now begin dragging in boxes and labeling them with each person's name and date of birth (if you know it).  Now list weddings in text between married couples.  Make sure to line up each place-marker with others in the same generation.  Make sure you include extended family (Aunts, Uncles, Brothers, Sisters, Etc.)  I would like you to do your best to include at least 3 levels of your family tree.  These should include siblings, parents, aunts & uncles, grandparents, and anyone else you might know.  Once you have your Timeline and Family Tree on one document, Go To FILE and EXPORT and save it to the desktop as an IMAGE (PNG) File.  Upload the PNG File to DROPBOX Link below for credit. 

See the sample above for some more clarity.  Good Luck!

- Mr. S


Steps to complete Timeline/Family Tree Project:

1.  HAND-DRAW A VERSION FIRST!
2. Open DRAW.IO on your computer and Click DIAGRAM Button to create a blank Diagram
3. Drag enough blocks into the workspace to allow for one block for each person in your IMMEDIATE Family.
4: Label Each Block with Person's Title (Dad, Mom, etc.) and First Name
5. Connect each block with who is related to who.
6. For the Timeline, you must drag in at least 15 blocks.  
7. Label each block with event from your life.
8. Make a connection, in the order that the events occurred in your life, from one event to the next.
9. If you have not completed your work before class ends, SAVE your DRAW.IO File to Desktop and email it to yourself so no one can delete it.
10. Once complete, EXPORT your file as a Graphic Image (PNG) and Upload the Picture to the DROPBOX Link Below!
11. SHARE the Graphic Image (Picture) with Mr. S for Credit.  DO NOT SHARE THE DRAW.IO File FILE!  You will only get credit if you SHARE the appropriate file on time.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

12x12x12 Rule / Multiple Intelligences

12 by 12 by 12 is the distance you are being judged by the people you meet every day of every week of every year of your life.

Your first impression starts 12 feet away. This is the distance people see what you are wearing and how you are acting. This is the first chance you have to make sure that people see you in a positive, accepting light.

At 12 inches away you are now about to speak. People will notice the minute details of the way your face looks as you smile, frown, or grimace. People are judging your looks, your demeanor, and the way you carry yourself. The way you shake a hand, smell to others, and present yourself are now under the microscope and you should be aware that what you are about to say will forever place a note in people’s head about your level of maturity.

Finally, the first 12 words you speak are a reflection of your heritage, upbringing, and education level. Whether you like it or not, the person you are interacting with is taking a mental picture of you for future reference. What kind of picture have you given them? How can you make a difference in how you appear? 
The mark we leave on the world is a made up of the thousands of appearances in other people’s memories. How you are perceived by others is the only yardstick we are all measured equally by. Make your impression a positive lasting one with others, and you will make your world a better place live in.

Excerpt from "Networking Like a Pro: Turning Contacts Into Connections", Misner, I. and Alexander, D. and Hilliard, B., ISBN# 9781613080023,2010, Entrepreneur Media Incorporated/Entrepreneur Press

Take the Rule of 12x12x12 Survey (Click Here)

Multiple Intelligences Self Assessment 

Today everyone will learn about how you learn best.  Please take a moment to answer the following 24-question assessment:  



This survey will help you recognize how you learn best.  Call Mr. S over to review your scores for credit in class today!  After you have completed the quiz, log into your GMAIL Account and Email MR. S your scores.  You may CUT and PASTE your scores right into your email.

Find out more about your results here:

When we are done with the above items in class, you can continue to work on your PIXLR Collages, and any other items you still owe me.  Gradebooks should be up this week to track your progress in my class.  Please try to log into your Collegium Charter School Gmail Account so we can access Google Drive as soon as it is available to everyone.  Good Luck, and have a nice evening!

- Mr. S

OBJECTIVE & STUDENT OUTCOMES
Scholars will read and discuss the Rule of 12x12x12.  Scholars will complete a survey about how they can change their perception of others and adjust their own actions accordingly.  Scholars will then review and discuss information about Multiple Intelligences and complete a short questionnaire to determine what primary and secondary abilities they may posses.  Scholars will use remaining time to complete any outstanding work.  Scholars are required to work Bell To Bell every day!

Scholars will enter the class quietly and begin by reading all of the instructions listed on the class website.  Scholars will actively participate in all discussion and review, and complete all assigned work without delay, and in a cheerful manner!  Scholars will follow all classroom rules and follow all  Collegium Charter School rules and regulations, as outlined in the Student Handbook, AT ALL TIMES!
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. 2014

Friday, August 26, 2016

PIXLR Collage Project

Today we will be working online with pixlr.com.  This is a powerful website (CLICK HERE) to help you work with and manipulate digital photographs.  Please use the time today to explore this software using pictures from Google Images. We will eventually be learning to take pictures and create a photo project book for the entire school.  This will be an artistic project aimed at helping you to use photography, journalism, and Microsoft Publisher. 
ASSIGNMENT:  CREATE, ADJUST, ASSEMBLE and SHARE a Photo Collage as listed below using pictures (Must Conform To Collegium Charter School Standard Use Guidelines) and use PIXLR.Com to change them and make them your own.  Follow the directions below:


MR. Scribner's Example Photo Collage

You must create a Photo Collage using 4 pictures of your choice.  You need one picture for each of the following 4 themes:  FOOD, SPORTS, MUSIC, and PERSONAL GROWTH.  Each picture must be chosen from Google Images and manipulated with PIXLR.COM in some way.  DO NOT JUST ADD PICTURES WITHOUT ADJUSTING THEM.  You must label your pictures in some way, and the words "Collage by (your name)" must be on one of the pictures somewhere.

THEME DEFINITIONS:

FOOD - Choose a food you like to eat or make.
SPORTS - Pick a sports team or player to highlight.
MUSIC - Share your favorite song, singer, or type of music.
PERSONAL GROWTH - Pick an organization or group that you believe strongly in.

1. Choose 4 Pictures from Google Images
2. Save 4 Pictures to Desktop
3. Open PIXLR.COM
4. Load each Picture into PIXLR.COM Application from Desktop
5. Make changes to each picture
  a.  You must add some text, a background, and change the color or another feature for credit.
6. Save Formatted Picture to Desktop...Repeat Until All 4 Pictures Have Been Edited Completely
7. Open PIXLR.COM and Select PIXLR EXPRESS
8.  Choose the COLLAGE Option from the Main Menu Screen
9. Add each of your 4 Pictures to the Collage (Any 4 Picture Layout Is OK)
10. Make any final changes or additions.
11. SAVE your Collage to your DESKTOP
12. Use the following link to UPLOAD your FINAL PROJECT for Credit:


MR. S DropBox for Collage Project Link (Click Here)

If you are finished early, log into your Typing.Com account and work on your typing practice.  I hope you enjoy this project as we start to think about future projects for this school year.

OBJECTIVE & STUDENT OUTCOMES
 Students will complete a short writing assignment.  Students will then learn to upload, manipulate, adjust, save and share digital images with an online application.

STUDENTS MUST READ ALL DIRECTIONS ON THIS WEBSITE PRIOR TO STARTING ANY ASSIGNED TASKS.  PLEASE FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS AS GIVEN FOR FULL CREDIT!
  Students will use Google Images to select pictures for use today.  Students will Copy the pictures selected to the desktop of the computer they are working with.  Students will learn how to use PIXLR.Com to upload, manipulate, adjust, save and share the picture online.  Students must complete the steps below to CREATE and SHARE a Themed Photo Collage for credit.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Left/Right Brain Dominance, Learning Styles, Typing Introduction

Please take the following surveys that will help you to identify your learning style and whether you are left or right brain dominant: 



Make sure you record you findings on the exit ticket (worksheet) to turn in.  

When you are finished take the typing test (1 minute, any topic you like, and record your Words Per Minute):


When complete, you must also click the Student Survey Form Below and enter your results.


Go to TYPING.COM using the link below to create and account for this class:


Begin working on improving your typing skills right away!

Good Work so far in this class to everyone!

- Mr. S

OBJECTIVE & STUDENT OUTCOMES

  Students will be able to identify their individual Learning Style, Left or Right Brain Dominance, and be tested on their basic typing skills.  Students will complete the Self-Assessments for each activity and record scores on the EXIT TICKET.  Students will also transfer those scores to the online Google Form to add them to the school spreadsheet for credit.  When complete, students will use spare time to improve individual typing skills.

STUDENTS MUST READ ALL DIRECTIONS ON THIS WEBSITE PRIOR TO STARTING ANY ASSIGNED TASKS.  PLEASE FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS AS GIVEN FOR FULL CREDIT!
Students will enter the class quietly and quickly.  Students will be given specific directions and examples of why the information may be valuable to know about Learning Styles, L/R Brain Dominance and Typing Speed.  Students will complete all assessments and be able to accurately record scores.  Students will use time wisely and spend any additional time in class, or at home, finishing projects currently due.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

PIXLR Introduction (T-Shirt Logo Contest 2016)

OBJECTIVE & STUDENT OUTCOMES
  Students will then learn to upload, manipulate, adjust, save and share digital images with an online application.  Students will upload a FINAL Picture for a grade!  Students will work on creating a LOGO for the PRIDE T-Shirts as listed below!

STUDENTS MUST READ ALL DIRECTIONS ON THIS WEBSITE PRIOR TO STARTING ANY ASSIGNED TASKS.  PLEASE FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS AS GIVEN FOR FULL CREDIT!

Students will then use Google Images to select a picture for use today.  Students will Copy the Picture selected to the desktop of the computer they are working with.  Students will learn how to use PIXLR.Com to upload, manipulate, adjust, save and share the picture online.  Students will click the link below to submit their FINAL PICTURE for credit to Mr. S!

Digital Manipulation Video Intro

PIXLR.COM

Today we will be working online with pixlr.com.  This is a powerful website (CLICK HERE) to help you work with and manipulate digital photographs.  Please use the time today to explore this software using pictures from Google Images. We will eventually be learning to take pictures and create a photo project book for the entire school.  This will be an artistic project aimed at helping you to use photography, journalism, and Microsoft Publisher.  We will be learning to use this software so you can create your own part of our Yearbook later this year.

ASSIGNMENT:  Find a picture online (Must Conform To Collegium Standard Use Guidelines) and use PIXLR.Com to change it and make it your own.  Follow the directions below:

1. Choose Picture from Google Images
2. Save Picture to Desktop
3. Open PIXLR.COM
4. Load Picture into PIXLR.COM Application from Desktop
5. Make changes to picture
  a.  You must add some text, a background, and change the color or another feature for credit.
6. Save Formatted Picture to Desktop
7. CLICK LINK BELOW TO UPLOAD YOUR PICTURE FOR CREDIT




515 PRIDE LOGO (T-SHIRT)
DESIGN CONTEST


The goal of this contest to get a student designed shirt that will be worn by staff members on the day of our big PRIDE assembly in October.  There are a couple of stipulations for this contest:

  • Must have the letters PRIDE in that order in the design somewhere
  • Must say Collegium Charter School or Collegium Charter School 515 Building in the design.
  • It should have some representation of the cougar mascot somewhere in the design.

Students can submit hand drawn or computerized designs.  Also, if we select a student design, that student will receive a free PRIDE t-shirt for Cougar Pride days! BELOW is an example of what the Grade Schools are using!  Have fun with this project!




Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Internet Safety & Security Day IV IS&S QUIZ

Today everyone will have the opportunity to complete the Internet Safety & Security QUIZ!  Please use the link below to complete the quiz online:


Once completed, please take a few minutes to complete a simple Survey using the link below:


then you may work on NSTeens Challenge (If you have not already completed it), or complete the Schoology response question about the "Autocorrect Humanity" by PRINCE EA.

When you have finished all assigned tasks your time in my room is your own.  Please work on something educational or check out some of the links on tackk.com/ccstech.

Good Luck!

- Mr. S

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
OBJECTIVE & SCHOLAR OUTCOMES
Students will follow the directions on the class website and complete the online IS&S Quiz.  Students  will then complete an online TECHNOLOGY SURVEY.  Finally, Students will use their remaining time in class to complete outstanding work, or work on something educational for another subject.

Students will enter class quietly and deposit ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES iniz the Pockets Provided.  Students will participate in all class activities with enthusiasm!

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. 2014
SEE CLASS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
COLLEGIUMTECH.BLOGSPOT.COM
TACKK.COM/CCSTECH

Monday, August 22, 2016

Internet Safety & Security Day III

Students will continue to actively discuss the presentation on Internet Safety and Security started last week.  Students will have the opportunity to complete the NSTeens Challenge online for credit.  For Homework Students must discuss the Family Internet Safety Pledge (See Link Below) with their parents and use it as a basis to create a pledge that the family agrees upon.


FAMILY INTERNET SAFETY PLEDGE

MicroSoft Online Safety Website




Friday, August 19, 2016

Internet Safety & Security 2016/2017 Day II NSTEENZ CHALLENGE

Today and Tomorrow we will be discussing Internet Safety & Security in more detail.  There will be a comprehensive quiz at the end of the training.  Take notes and pay attention!

Pay Attention During The Presentation and Discussion



Take The Quiz:  A link will be available Monday.  Review the Presentation over the weekend to prepare for the quiz.

HOMEWORK (This Weekend):  Please follow the link provided to take the 
Once completed, you need to email a copy of your Certificate to Mr. Scribner at hscribner@ccs.us for credit.  MAKE SURE TO ENTER YOUR FULL NAME!  Do not forget to show your parents what you are doing in class as well.

Good Luck!
-Mr. S 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Internet Safety & Security FBI SOS Program

Everyone:

Happy Thursday!  Today you will be starting the FBI SOS Program.  Please go to the link below and follow the instructions on the Student Section.  You must work on each task in the 7th or 8th Grade Section.  You will have time in class to finish some of the levels.  Tomorrow, when you feel you have gone through all the levels, you must ask me for a code to take the QUIZ!  You will receive a grade for the QUIZ and I will be notified when you have completed the program.  This is an ongoing project until the end of Marking Period 1.  If you do not complete this program prior to the end of MP1, you will take a zero on this project.  Take your time and Good Luck!  -Mr. S

Monday, August 15, 2016

Technology Class Introduction

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Scholars will participate in an introductary program that includes finding out about classroom rules and procedures.  Scholars will learn to access reference websites, complete initial technology survey, and understand how to complete the homework assignment.  Students will be able to understand what tools and technology mean when referencing information for college and career readiness.

SCHOLARS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
 Scholars will be introduced to classroom procedures and rules.  Scholars will introduce themselves, and be introduced to some of the topics and technology covered in the upcoming STEM class for 2016!


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. 2014




Hello Everyone,

Welcome to your new Technology Class!  I am excited to be teaching here at Collegium Charter Middle School.  Please click the following link to review our Syllabus and Class Rules.  Today we will be going over class rules and making sure that you understand what you will be required to do in our class.  Students will be required to review our Classroom Rules, Syllabus, and other information (CLICK LINK ABOVE TO REVIEW THE RULES AND SYLLABUS).  Students must complete the STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SURVEY FORM for credit in class.  Please have your parents complete the CCS TECH HOME SURVEY FORM for credit as well.  I am glad you are here, and I look forward to helping you prepare for high school and beyond!

Good Luck!

- Mr. S 



Technology Class Rules and Course Syllabus 2016/2017

The information provided below is posted on a public website and scholars are assumed to have read, understand, and follow all protocol and rules listed.  Scholars will be bound by these rules and regulations upon entering Collegium Charter School and cannot claim ignorance of the rules as a defense for poor behavior or poor preparation.  Any questions or concerns may be directed to me at hscribner@ccs.us.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to review these rules and procedures in full with every Collegium Scholar.  Technology equipment, network access, and internet access are for official student use only, and may only be used to access appropriate content as outlined in the Collegium Charter School Policies and Procedures.


MR. SCRIBNER’S CLASSROOM RULES


1.  Scholars are to enter the classroom calmly and quietly and go immediately to their assigned seats.  You are to sit at a 90-degree angle to your desk with your feet on the floor and good posture (spine straight). 



2.  Scholars are to be in their seats and prepared to work at the beginning of the periodIf you are not in your seat with your materials at the beginning of the period you are tardy.   Be working on the assignment on the board/website immediately upon entering.



3.  Scholars are to show respect at all times and in all manners toward themselves, others, and staff.  This includes all verbal and non-verbal forms of communication including body language, facial expression and tone of voice.



4.  Scholars are to be on task AT ALL TIMES and work to the best of their ability.  This means you are to be working on whatever assignment is given with all of your concentration.  If you are finished with an assignment early, you may read or sit quietly and wait for others.  Please collaborate and communicate about the topic-at-hand and limit your off-topic conversations while working.



5.  There is absolutely no gum, food, drink, candy, make-up, mirrors, electronic devices or any other distraction allowed in my class.  Any of these visible will be immediately confiscated and picked up after school.  Class time is for learning.  



6. Scholars are to be prepared with all papers, pens, pencils, notebooks and any other materials required for class.  Do not waste class time to ask to  sharpen your pencil, needing paper, throwing out trash, or any other trivial matter.  Be a professional student and take care of it quietly or prior to class.



7.  You are to raise your hand to get permission to speak during direct instruction time.  Raising your hand does not give you permission to speak; it just lets me know you want to speak.  You are never to leave your seat without first raising your hand and receiving permission.  This requirement is adjusted during group/team or independent work time.





8.  I do not argue with Scholars.  If you are told to move your seat or given any other direction you are to do so immediately and without complaint.  If you feel this or any other direction is unreasonable you may arrange to discuss it with me, your counselor or arrange a parent conference on your own time.  Otherwise, follow all directions immediately and without complaining.  Class time is for learning.



9.  You are to remain in your seat until dismissed by Mr. Scribner (or designated substitute).  You are responsible to clean any trash in your area whether it is yours or not.  Keep all trash with you until the bell rings and throw it out on your way out of the classroom.



10.  I do not give warnings.  This is your warning.  Any violation of these rules will be met immediately with a 10-minute detention to be served after school and/or other consequences such as copying the rules, parent conference, or meeting with the principal. 



12.   If you do not come to the 10-minute detention, you will then be required to attend a full 45-minute detention and your parent/guardian will be notified of the issue.   Consecutive missed detentions will result in further disciplinary action.  No matter what other consequence you receive, you will have to make up the 10-minute detention.



  Technology Syllabus


Teacher:  Mr. Harvey Scribner

Location:       Collegium Charter School - 515, Room 352

                       Exton, PA

Contact:        hscribner@ccs.us  /  Cell: 484-674-5011

                 

Tutorial Time: On Request.

Conference Period: Lunch / Before or After School by Appointment


Course Description: Scholars will gain knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, and assessment of computer-based knowledge and applications. The study of technology (STEM) allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer their academic knowledge to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems, and settings. In addition to their general academic and technical knowledge students gain an understanding of career opportunities available in technology (STEM) along with the requirements to gain and maintain employment in these careers. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in transitioning to the work force and/or post-secondary education. Scholars apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies.
Topic 1:  Introduction & And Syllabus, Gmail and Google Apps
Topic 2:  Internet Safety & Security, Learning Style, L/R Brain
Topic 3:  Photo Manipulation, Website Creation, Digital Portfolio
Topic 4:  Digital Presentations
Topic 5:  Interview and Research Projects, Google Docs
Topic 6:  Historical Figure Facebook Project
Topic 7:  Spreadsheets, Family Monthly Budget
Topic 8:  Programming: Introduction to Code
Topic 9:  Digital Media:  Public Service Announcements (IMovie)
IMPORTANT NOTICE:  ALL Building 515 Collegium Scholars are REQUIRED to use their Collegium issued Google Applications for Education GMail Address and Log-In Information while accessing CCS Electronic Equipment.  NO PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESSES may be used to Access Computers or Networks or Submit Assignments.  All communications to and from students, parents, teachers or staff should comply with CCS Policies and Procedures.  Please log into POWERSCHOOL to view Scholar grades and assignments.




Classroom Information and Procedures


Respect Yourself – Respect Others AT ALL TIMES!


Be Prepared with Materials – Be on Time – Be Ready to Learn
 


Scholars are expected to have achieved a certain level of appropriate behavior given the number of years they have been exposed to classroom rules and procedures. Expected behaviors include but are not limited to showing respect, following instructions, participating in learning, abiding by school policies and classroom procedures. Failure to demonstrate these expected behaviors daily will trigger consequences according to the classroom, school, and district discipline police.  THERE WILL BE NO WARNINGS ISSUED!



Beginning and Ending ClassScholars should be in their seats with materials ready at the start of class.  Scholars should respond to the Teacher's queue by listening or engaging in warm up activity (Journal). Scholars should respond to the Teachers queue to end class by saving files, putting up materials, turning in papers, getting the homework assignment, logging off the computer, and being ready to leave class when the bell rings. Scholars should use all allotted class time for learning by being engaged in listening, responding appropriately, or participating in assignments. Beginning and ending class in an efficient manner will allow for class time to be used appropriately.



Bathroom Breaks Bathroom breaks should be taken during passing period. Scholars should get permission from the teacher and sign out before leaving the classroom for a bathroom break. If you are anywhere else other then the restroom or getting water disciplinary actions will be taken.



Educational Use of Equipment – Computer systems are provided for use by faculty and Scholars for educational purposes only.  Games played on the computer for entertainment are not allowed unless specific permission is given.  Internet surfing not directly associated with classroom assignments is not allowed.  These limitations are in place to make better use of the district bandwidth and to provide a better educational learning environment for students.



Disks, Memory Drives, Cell Phones and CD’sScholars may bring disks, USB memory drives, and/or CD’s to school for use in computer systems with teacher approval.  Any memory device/disk is not considered private and is subject to examination, search, and must be turned over to teacher upon request.  Any memory device/disk inspected and found to have inappropriate material / unauthorized material is subject to confiscation and will result in demerits and other disciplinary action.  Also, Scholars may not download software onto district computer systems without specific permission.  



NO SCHOLAR MAY CREATE OR USE AN OUTSIDE/PRIVATE NETWORK AT ANY TIME WHILE IN SCHOOL.  SCHOLARS CAUGHT CREATING A WIFI OR ACCESS POINT WITH CELLPHONES OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED DEVICE WILL HAVE THAT DEVICE IMMEDIATELY CONFISCATED AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION.  NO UNAUTHORIZED DEVICE WILL BE CONNECTED TO THE SCHOOL NETWORK WITHOUT SPECIFIC PERMISSION.  NO UNAUTHORIZED, ILLEGAL, OR INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT MAY BE ACCESSED PRIVATELY ON PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT WHILE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.



Operating System Configuration – Adding or deleting icons to the desktop is prohibited.  Changing the background on the monitor or screen saver is prohibited.  Scholars should not make any changes to the configuration of the district computer systems.



No Cheating – Scholars should not share files in the attempt to cheat on assignments.  File sharing should only be done if the class assignment directs a Scholars to do so.  Scholars should not print multiple copies of a file in an attempt to allow others to cheat from their original works.  Scholars should show integrity by not cheating or by creating an environment where others may cheat. Cheating may cause the Scholar(s) loss of some or the entire grade.



Listening – Scholars should listen while the teacher is giving directions or giving information.  Scholars should attend to the directions and follow them the first time they are given. This classroom environment thrives on the importance of teamwork, leadership, integrity, honesty, work habits, and organizational skills. The Scholar is expected to use teamwork to solve problems and questions first before asking for assistance



Appropriate Language – Scholars should use appropriate language when conversing with the teacher and when conversing with other students.  Slander, cursing, racial remarks, and remarks made that are demeaning to specific groups of people are inappropriate and should not be used. Scholars should demonstrate respect for the teacher, themselves, and for others in their speech and in their tone.




NO FOOD, DRINKS, GUM OR CANDY – No food or drinks are allowed in the classroom unless otherwise approved by the teacher. 



Absent or Makeup Work – It is the responsibility of the Scholar to make arrangements with the teacher for work missed when absent due to illness, doctor’s appointments, field trips, school sponsored event, etc. 




Radio’s, Music Players, Games, Head Phones, Cell Phones, and other electronic devices – Headphones should not be worn during class unless directed by the teacher for a specific assignment or individual work. The school policy on the use of cell phones will be strictly enforced. Personal music CD’s and DVD’s should not be brought to class and played in the CD/DVD ROM drives. These devices should be kept out of sight and not be used in the classroom. Devices that are confiscated will be taken to the Principal’s office.



Criminal Activity – Hacking and sabotage are criminal activities covered by federal and state laws.  Damage to data, equipment, or functionality of software programs and operating systems are severe offenses that may be subject to substantial fines and penalties under law. Removal of hardware, equipment, software and supplies, and other properties from the classroom are considered theft.  Browsing unauthorized files or district content through the school provided network is a federal crime.  Scholars should not try to guess passwords to hack into teacher accounts or the accounts of others.  Scholars should only access areas they are authorized to use and have been given rights to access. Scholars should use the network for academic purposes only. Network resources should not be wasted including bandwidth and printer usage.  All FERPA, state and local access restrictions on content will be strictly adhered too.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Welcome To The Future!

All:

If you are reading this you are among the few students in history that WILL Be Prepared to succeed in future college or career paths.  This reference site was created to allow students to have 24-hour access to my Business Technology Curriculum Online!  Every assignment, link, project, or important thought about my class has been carefully stored here since 2012!  You will find daily instructions, lesson plans, and links to help you succeed both in my class, and in life.  Feel free to use this reference anytime, and to contact me immediately if a something is unclear, or a link does not work! 

My Class Rules and Syllabus will be posted below shortly.  Welcome to class, and I look forward to working with all of you!

- Mr. S


CCS Tech Lab 352 Calendar

352 Chromebook Cart

What's So Cool About Manufacturing?

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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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