Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Essential "55" Worksheet Project (MP2)

Today I want you to think about your goals in life.  Please review the following video in class:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja-n5qUNRi8 and participate in the discussion afterwards.  We will spend time reviewing the Essential "55" by Ron Clark.  Follow the instructions below for more information:

Please follow the directions on the worksheet you received in class to complete this project for credit.  MAKE SURE YOUR READ ALL OF THE "55" RULES PRIOR TO CHOOSING THREE (3) TO WRITE ABOUT ON THE WORKSHEET.  If you do not get a worksheet in class, or you want to complete this at home for any reason, I am providing links to a Google Document copy of the worksheet.  You will need to Click the Link to the "Essential 55 Goal Worksheet" and it will open in your Google Drive.  Click FILE and MAKE A COPY to create a copy of the worksheet in your own Google Drive.  Complete the worksheet and then SHARE it with Mr. S (hscribner@ccs,us) for credit.

NOTE:  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE UP A "RULE", YOU MAY INCLUDE ONE IN THE THIRD SPACE PROVIDED ON THE WORKSHEET.

Here are the links you will need:


Thursday, in class, we will begin to create a Public Service Announcement Website.  please start thinking of a topic now.  Public Service Announcements can be about any topic you feel strongly about, but topics and media must conform to Collegium Charter School standards for appropriateness that have been covered in this class.
- Mr. S
OBJECTIVE & STUDENT OUTCOMES
Students will reflect on their goals and talents after viewing a video designed to help them understand how important it is to recognize the power of having dreams and setting realistic goals to achieve them.

Students have also been given instruction on the Essential "55" in most other classes.  Students will be able to select, write, and comment on their TOP 3 rules.  Students should list why they chose the rules.

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 also use class time to review the "Essential 55" document, choose their TOP 3 Rules, write each rule, and explain why they chose the rule. Worksheets are due before class ends.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

MyBio Google Slides Project 2016-2017 (MP2) / Start of HERO PROJECT

Students will review directions for the 2016-2017 Interview A Veteran / Hero Project (Click Title For Project Requirements).  Each student must complete a Single-Slide Presentation for this project prior to the end of the Marking Period.  Once reviewed, please follow the instructions below to begin the Heritage/MyBio Presentation Project.  Good Luck!


All students will complete a Constructed Response on Google Classroom about "Heritage".  Once complete, you will use your time in class to begin a 10-slide presentation on Google Slides called "MyBio".  You will include at least 4 pictures and 10 slides.  See instructions below for specific requirements.  You must SHARE this project with Mr. S for credit.

"HERITAGE"
Please read the following article "What Is Heritage" below and write a Constructed Response on Google Classroom (4-5 Sentences) about why learning about your own family heritage is important to you.  Please include a brief description of where your family if from, and how you are going to spend time in search of your ancestors.

What is Heritage? (SEE GOOGLE CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT)

Taken from the following website:   WHAT IS HERITAGE ARTICLE (CLICK HERE)

Heritage is the full range of our inherited traditions, monuments, objects, and culture.  Most important, it is the range of contemporary activities, meanings, and behaviors that we draw from them.   Heritage includes, but is much more than preserving, excavating, displaying, or restoring a collection of old things.  It is both tangible and intangible, in the sense that ideas and memories--of songs, recipes, language, dances, and many other elements of who we are and how we identify ourselves--are as important as historical buildings and archaeological sites.


Heritage is, or should be, the subject of active public reflection, debate, and discussion.  What is worth saving?  What can we, or should we, forget?  What memories can we enjoy, regret, or learn from?  Who owns "The Past" and who is entitled to speak for past generations?  Active public discussion about material and intangible heritage--of individuals, groups, communities, and nations--is a valuable facet of public life in our multicultural world. 

Heritage is a contemporary activity with far-reaching effects.  It can be an element of far-sighted urban and regional planning.  It can be the platform for political recognition, a medium for intercultural dialogue, a means of ethical reflection, and the potential basis for local economic development.  It is simultaneously local and particular, global and shared.

Heritage is an essential part of the present we live in--and of the future we will build.



MyBio Google Slides Presentation
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) 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/Photos that are related to their slides

Slide Suggestions:  You may use these suggestions or come up with your own
(APPROPRIATE CONTENT)
**Title:  First and Last Name

**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 Slides

STEPS TO COMPLETE PROJECT (READ ALL DIRECTIONS FIRST!)
1. Sign into Google Drive
2. Open NEW Slides Presentation
3. Rename SLIDES "(Your Last Name) MyBio P(?)"
4. Open new Browser Tab to Google Images
5. Select VIEW IMAGE of Full Size Pictures (You need at least 4 pics)
6. Save Images or Image URL's for Use In Presentation
7. Choose Template Style
8. Begin to enter personal information on each Slide.
9. Complete each slide by adding information and photos
10. SHARE with Mr. S for credit! DO NOT EMAIL! JUST SHARE IT!
11. Be Prepared To Present This To The Class In The Future!

OBJECTIVE & STUDENT OUTCOMES
 Students will use online collaboration tools (Google Drive) to create a 10-slide multimedia presentation.  Students will follow directions and use photos, text, and color to highlight specific facts about their topic.  Students will be able to understand the difference between a written report and how writing for a presentation requires bullet-style sentences.

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 log into their Google Drive and open a New PRESENTATION.  Students will learn the basic tools used to create a presentation.  Students will create a MY BIO Presentation about themselves.  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 use PIXLR.Com to upload, manipulate, adjust, save and add pictures to their project.  Students must complete the steps below to CREATE and SHARE a MY BIO Presentation for credit.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Google Document - Autobiography Project (MP2)

Today you will log in to your Google Gmail Account and then open your Google Drive. You will CREATE a new document. This document will be a one-full-page Autobiography all about you. I have copied and pasted my example below. Please use the whole page to describe everything about you since you were born. You must use proper grammar, spelling, sentences, and be prepared to SHARE it directly from Google Drive to Mr. S. You must use no larger than a 12-font Times New Roman and single space lines. Please leave a line between paragraphs. I am looking forward to reading these, and you will be creating a Presentation from the content later this week. Make sure you include LIKES, DISLIKES, where you grew up, things you did, schools and activities you participated in, and add some things people do not know about you. Good Luck!



- Mr. S

STEPS BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
1. CREATE DOCUMENT IN GOOGLE DRIVE
2. RENAME DOCUMENT: AUTOBIOGRAPHY (LAST NAME) MP2 P(?)
3. SHARE DOCUMENT WITH Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us)
4. Set FONT to Times New Roman
5. Set FONT SIZE to 12
6. Set LINE SPACE to Single
7. Type TITLE LINE: "Autobiography of (First Name) (Last Name)" [Bold & Underline]
8. Copy Questions Below Onto Document
9. Answer Each Question With A 4-5 Sentence Paragraph
10. Remove Questions (Delete) and leave a space between paragraphs
11. Add enough material to make sure you have typed a FULL PAGE for credit.
12. Notify Mr. Scribner you are finished by sending an EMAIL.
13. After Review, Make Any Requested Changes or Adjustments For Final Credit.

Questions To Get You Started (Copy and Paste Into Document To Help You):
1. Name, Birth Date, Family, Where You Were Born

2. What I Like Doing At Home, School, In My Community And Schools I Have Attended?

3. People and Things That Are Precious To Me And Why?

4. What Do I Want To Be When I Get Older?

5. How Do Others See Me? What Contributions Do I Make To My Family/Community?

6. What Are My Other Ambitions/Goals/Desires In Life?

7. Anything Else I Want People To Know....


TIPS TO HELP YOU!
From:  http://www.lifescript.com/well-being/articles/0/9_tips_for_writing_your_autobiography.aspx?p=1
  • Get a feel for the work. ...
  • Understand your intended audience. ...
  • Develop a core concept. ...
  • Jump-start your memories. ...
  • Organize your story. ...
  • Keep your focus. ...
  • Keep it interesting. ...
  • Use writing tools.
EXAMPLE

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MR. SCRIBNER

I was born in Bloomington, Indiana. I was raised in Indiana, Virginia, and Missouri until I was in the Second Grade. My family moved to western Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. I attended schools in the Upper Perkiomen School District from 2nd to 8th Grade. I was then transferred to St. Pius X High School in Pottstown, PA for grades 9 thru 12.

Growing up in rural Pennsylvania had many advantages. I was active in sports, outdoor activities, and once I was in Middle School, I was able to ride my bicycle just about anywhere. I also had many part time jobs since the age of 12 to support myself. I started working on farms in my area to make extra money. I bailed hay, milked cows, and chased calves around the barn when I accidentally left the gate to their pen open. I then spent time working for a stone mason who lived on our block. I spent a summer lifting bricks and blocks, mixing cement and building scaffolding systems. I learned a lot. I also delivered papers, worked at local fast food restaurants, and did maintenance work on a local golf course throughout High School.

My grades were horrible throughout school. I graduated at the bottom of the class from my high school despite scoring very well on standardized tests. I was accepted at Shippensburg University in 1986 for a summer program called Act 101. I was also accepted to the Antonelli School of Art and Design for my photography skills. In hindsight, I probably should have gone to the photography school. I did not succeed in college and partied too much. Eventually I flunked out. It was not all bad though, I was put in the position of needing to join the Army Reserve to help pay for school, and the leadership skills, training, and discipline would ultimately make that one of the best decisions I have made in my entire life.

I went to Basic Training in 1988. I was stationed at Fort Jackson, SC for Initial training and Fort Gordon, GA for “Commo” school. I made some of the best friends of my life while serving my country. I have excelled at military training and went on to be deployed twice overseas after 9/11. I am still very interested in the firearms training, first-aid, and other classes I was required to take. My military service also allowed me to see the world and to really have an appreciation of what being born in the USA means. I have seen the advantages that are taken for granted by others who have not had the same vision of poverty and war. I am thankful for those experiences as well.

I was married in 1992 to my oldest son’s mother. I was divorced and now am re-married to the mother of my other son’s. My sons are 20, 9, and 7 and are awesome! I will celebrate my 14th anniversary of my marriage to my wife this year. We live in our home near King of Prussia, PA. I began to try to be a teacher while at Shippensburg in 1987. I wanted to be a history teacher, but found my way into other jobs as I needed more money to support a family. I started in sales and customer service for various companies in the Philadelphia area in 1991. With a new family and child to support, I took whatever job was available at the time. I gradually, over the years, was able to turn one opportunity into another while moving from job to job every 3-4 years. I got better at sales and more professional in my manners and appearance. I have sold building products, health care services, engineering services, coatings and paints, and ultimately ended up as a kitchen designer and architectural sales representative. I also went to Gwynedd Mercy College from 2004-2006 and finished my degree in Business Administration 20 years after beginning it at Shippensburg University.

While on deployment in the Middle East in 2008, I was given the opportunity to take my Praxis (teacher’s) exams. I scored very well with no preparation. When I returned from overseas, I went back to Gwynedd and enrolled in the Teacher Certification program. I also approached the School District of Philadelphia for a job. I was given an Emergency Certification and allowed to teach in January of 2009. I was at University City High School for 3 years. I also taught Middle School at Crossroads Accelerated Academy at Meade. Most recently, I was teaching K-8 classes at Roosevelt Elementary School in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, and at Universal Vare Middle School in South Philadelphia. I am excited to be working with you here at Collegium Charter School in Exton, Pennsylvania.

In addition to teaching, I coach many sports for my sons, I play volleyball and lead both worship and missions teams at my church, and I spend time with my family as much as possible. I am also a Boy Scout Leader for my sons. I am interested in sports, video games, and construction projects around my home. My family and I also enjoy spending time outdoors fishing, camping, hiking, and riding bicycles.

Foods I enjoy include anything grilled, ice cream, and spinach dip with pumpernickel bread. I love to cook and enjoy cooking with my 12-year-old. In 2014 I completed my Masters Degree. I want to continue to coach sports and work with the Boy Scouts (BSA), improve the curriculum here at Collegium, and continue to teach as much as I can. Ultimately I might want to be a Principal or a Counselor as well.


ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Students will learn to use Google Drive Documents by CREATING a ONE-PAGE Autobiography. Students spend the next two class periods completing the assignment. They must SHARE it with Instructor for Credit.

STUDENTS MUST START BY READING ALL DIRECTIONS ON CLASS WEBSITE!


Students will enter the room quietly. Once seated, they will log into their Google Account and Click on the Google Drive Button in the Applications Menu (Waffle) of the Browser. They will Create a NEW Document. They will immediately rename the document as outlined below. They Must SHARE the document with MR.S for Credit!  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

DRAW.IO Graphic Organizers Made Easy (MP2)

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.  Sign In to Google.  Open DRAW.IO
and CONNECT it to your Google Drive.  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


STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
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, Click the SHARE Button and add Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us).  Make sure you click CAN EDIT for credit.  Then EXPORT your file as a Graphic Image (PNG) and Upload the Picture to the DROPBOX Link Below!
11. SHARE the Graphic Image (PNG/JPEG 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.

 
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 SHARE their work using Google Drive.

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

Monday, November 14, 2016

SOS.FBI.GOV Quiz / Khan Academy / Gamestar Mechanic

TODAY ALL MARKING PERIOD 2 STUDENTS WILL COMPLETE A QUIZ ON SOS.FBI.GOV!  Please see Mr. Scribner for a Quiz Code.  You will only be able to take the quiz once.  You have had at least two days to work on the material on the SOS.FBI.GOV website last week.  Once you have completed your quiz, the site will show you your score.  You will then follow the directions below to create an account on KHAN ACADEMY.  Anytime you are finished with work in any class, you can use Khan Academy to learn new material, tutor yourself in subjects you are having trouble with, or just to review new information about any of the classes offered there for free.

Everyone at Collegium (Building 515) will use their @ccs.us GMail Account to create an Account on KhanAcademy.Org! Make sure that you finish updating your profile once you sign in. Go to your Profile screen and Add Mr. S as a Coach by entering the Khan Academy Class Code Below!

Every student can use Khan Academy as an online tutor at home. You can pick just about any Subject and Level and view video lessons, answer practice questions, or ask a coach a question. You may also work on "Hour of Code" and learn to program in Java. There are tutorials for all of your subjects on this fantastic resource! Make sure you check out all the classes you can complete and help yourself with!

Good Luck!

- Mr. S

Khan Academy Class Code (Mr. S - MP1): CHVJTZ
When you have signed up, you may choose any of the courses available to start or preview.  Once you have joined a class, you may also work on Gamestar Mechanic.  Thank you for having good behavior, and great attitudes while I was away last week.  Tomorrow we will be creating graphic organizers using a cool online tool.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS
Step 1:  Log-In to school computer and Open a Browser       

Step 2:  Open SOS.FBI.GOV Website and Click Appropriate Grade Material
   
  • Choose 7th or 8th Grade

Step 3:  Spend A Few Minutes Reviewing Information About Internet Safety & Security

Step 4:  Get The QUIZ CODE from MR. S and complete the quiz.  You will get your score upon completion.

Step 5:  Open Khan Academy and use your CCS Gmail to create an account.

Step 6:  Add Mr. Scribner as a COACH using the code CHVJTZ

Step 7:  Choose and begin an online class that you are interested in.
ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Scholars will complete an online quiz at SOS.FBI.GOV to begin class.  When they complete the quiz scholars will create an account on Khan Academy so they can work from home, invite other teachers to help coach them, and generally allow them to learn about many different classes on their own. This is an introduction to Blended Learning, and starting them on the path to become life-long learners. They can access many different classes and RTI Math and ELA programs. There is also content available in the arts, science, social studies, and many other topics. Scholars will be able to log in and work on various programs independently.

SCHOLARS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!

Scholars will follow all directions below to create and begin working on personal accounts. Scholars, once logged in, will add Mr. S as a COACH, and modify their personal account variables. Scholars will be able to choose multiple classes and coursework to complete during independent study time, or at home to supplement learning during days off and over breaks.


Friday, November 11, 2016

GAMESTAR MECHANIC (MP2) 2016-2017

Does teaching students to create their own video games help them learn?  Please read the following article from FORBES Magazine:  

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jordanshapiro/2013/07/09/are-kids-who-make-their-own-video-games-better-prepared-for-the-digital-future/print/

Turn to your neighbor and talk about the kind of game you would create, if you could, and what you would learn while you made it.  Use the Post-It Notes to write down the name of your game, and a brief description of the game.  LEAVE POST IT NOTES ON THE TABLE IN THE CENTER OF THE CLASSROOM FOR ME!

Today you will spend some time working on GAMESTAR MECHANIC!  This is an introductory program to teach the basics of creating video games.  Please use the link below to join our class: 



Once you have joined, spend time in class today working through the QUEST and initial levels.  You can work on this from any place you have an internet connection.  Once you see how basic game design works, by completing the story-line and levels, you will then be able to put this together with the basic coding we work on later this year.  Take your time and work through this at your own pace.

Enjoy today's fun day, and be ready to work on Google Applications for Education next week!   Relax and Enjoy this reward for your hard work over the last few weeks

- Mr. S 

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Scholars use a link provided on the class website to begin learning about how video games are created.  Each scholar will work on their own to work through the storyline and levels of the game-making process.  Scholars will be required to use Peer Mentoring to help each other through difficult levels prior to instructor intervention.

STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
STUDENTS MUST START BY READING ALL DIRECTIONS ON CLASS WEBSITE!
Scholars will create individual accounts on Gamestar Mechanic using the link provided on the class website.  Scholars will work independently on each level of the storyline to begin creating a video game.


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

  STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

CLICK THE LINK BELOW
 
Look For "I Do Not Have An Account"

Click "I AM AUTHORIZED TO JOIN THIS CLASS"

TYPE In A USERNAME (Your Choice But Appropriate)

TYPE In A PASSWORD and CONFIRM IT (Same Password Twice)

ENTER Birthday

ENTER First Name and Last Name

CHECK BOX "I Have Read And Agree To Terms"

CLICK REGISTER

CLICK ON ONE PICTURE FOR EACH GROUP, REMEMBER YOUR CHOICES

CLICK THE SAME PICTURES AGAIN TO VERIFY YOUR CHOICES (You Will Use These If You Forget Your Password)

CLICK "QUEST" And Complete Each Level To Get More Items To Use In A Game You Will Design

GOOD LUCK!  HAVE FUN!

- MR S

Thursday, November 10, 2016

SOS.FBI.GOV Day II / NSTEENS CHALLENGE

Happy Thursday! To begin class today, please click the link below labeled "Computer Skills & Applications Check In Link" and let me know you understand today's instructions.

Today you will continue 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. Thursday, you will have additional time to work on the program.

On Monday, 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


Please click the link below to check into class:

When You Are Done:

1.  Work on your Photo Collage From Yesterday.
2.  Go to NSTeens.org and take the CHALLENGE
  • The CHALLENGE is a graded task for class!     
3.  Work on anything else you might owe for this class.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

PIXLR.COM Photo Collage Project (MP2)

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.


STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
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
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.  OPEN Google Drive and UPLOAD your Photo Collage.  SHARE it with Mr. S at hscribner@ccs.us for credit.
13. You must also use the following DROPBOX link to UPLOAD your FINAL PROJECT for Credit:


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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Internet Safety & Security MP2 (SOS.FBI.GOV)

Happy Tuesday! To begin class today, please click the link below labeled "Computer Skills & Applications Check In Link" and let me know you understand today's instructions.

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. Thursday, you will have additional time to work on the program.

On Monday, 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

Please click the link below to check into class:
DO NOT FORGET TO VOTE TODAY IN HOMEROOM! 

Monday, November 7, 2016

PIXLR Introduction (Photo Project) MP2

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. SIGN-IN TO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE, CLICK NEW AND UPLOAD FILE AND CHOOSE THE PICTURE YOU JUST CREATED.
8.  Once you have Uploaded the File, SHARE it with Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us) for credit. e
9.  PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK (https://www.dropbox.com/request/DnK1vGWYbfu9ASjJoPcl) and UPLOAD your file here in addition to SHARING it with me on Google DRIVE.

515 PRIDE LOGO DESIGN CONTEST
The goal of this contest to get a student designed logo that will be worn by staff members later this school year.  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.  BELOW is an example of what the Grade Schools are using!  Have fun with this project!
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 also work on creating a LOGO for Building 515 as listed above!


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!


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Voki Avatars

Everyone should sign into Google and OPEN your Google Drive and Gmail.  Check to make sure that you are all signed-in to the Google Classroom.  There are some posts on Google Classroom that students have not finished.  Please check your progress on all assignments.  Click the link below to see today's Daily Agenda:


Spend some time finding out what an Avatar is.  Use the website below to create your own avatar! (USE YOUR @CCS.US GMAIL TO CREATE ACCOUNT)


When you are finished with Voki, please open an email to Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us) and email me the links to the project you create. 


TITLE: Media in the Digital Age
SUBJECT/GRADE: Technology / 6th, 7th, 8th
AUTHOR: Rebecca Posner (http://www.voki.com/teach/projects)
DURATION: 1-2 Days or Teacher Discretion

STANDARDS:  ISTE: http://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards/standards-for-students and http://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards/standards-for-teachers

OBJECTIVES:  Students will...
1. Learn how to combine digital skills like multi tasking into their class work. 
2. Learn what ownership means in the Digital Age. 
3. Learn how to avoid plagiarism. 
4. Learn how to properly cite internet information. 
5. Use technology to present what they have learned and created.

MATERIALS:
1. YouTube video on copyright and the band Girl Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_kxaWJlR8&feature=fvst
2. Pencils or pens and paper.
3. Computer lab, computers, laptops or iPads.

VOKI TOOLS:
1. Voki.com: (http://www.voki.com), Voki app, Voki Classroom, Voki Presenter
2. How to Make a Voki Support Guide: http://www.voki.com/site/support
3. How to use Voki Presenter Support Guide: http://www.voki.com/site/support

PROCEDURES:
1. Begin with a class discussion of plagiarism. Ask students the following questions? a) What is plagiarism? b) When is plagiarism wrong? c) Is plagiarism ever okay or good?

2. View the video as a class: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_kxaWJlR8&feature=fvst

3. Tell students that before they discuss they are going to do a “free write” in response to the video. Instruct students to keep writing whatever comes to mind without stopping. They can go back and edit later. Ask students to put their pencils and pens to the paper and begin writing in response to the question “Who do you think owns the Girl Talk music-the mash up artist, or all the original artists?”

4. After 3 minutes, tell students to put their pens and pencils down. Instruct them to re-read their free write and underline all of the important lines and points that stand out to them.

ACTIVITIES:
1. Have each student create an original Voki that represents them. It may look like them, or just express some important part of their personality.

2. Each student should have their Voki give a short speech (2-3 slides) about the topic of plagiarism. The Voki should give their opinion on the question, “Is plagiarism ever art?” and describe their thoughts about the video the class viewed.

3. Have each student present/share (GMail) their Voki in small groups or to the class.

Academic/Learning Objectives
SWBAT spend time creating online graphic cartoons for use on informational websites.  
Students will use voki.com to complete the project listed above.

Project:  Scholars will use class time productively to review Grade-Specific levels on SOS.FBI.GOV.  Students will then follow directions to complete graphic & audio projects on  voki.com.

IF WEBSITES DO NOT WORK, USE THE BALANCE OF TIME TO 
COMPLETE ANY OTHER WORK YOU OWE FOR THIS CLASS.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Google Drive Introduction: Collaboration Made Easy!

Today you will be learning the basics about using your Google Drive and other online and computer-based tools.  Read the passage below as an introduction to these tools, and be prepared to follow along in class while we Log-In, Create, Share, and Collaborate on different projects!

Google Drive is a great way to create, store, share, and collaborate files such as documents, spreadsheets, photos, slide shows and PDFs.  If you create a personal Gmail account, then you automatically have 15 GB of free space.  If you have an education account, like all CCS Students, then you have unlimited space to store files.  Your files in Drive can be reached from any smart phone, tablet, or computer with an Internet connection. So wherever you go, your files follow.  What a deal, right?

You can quickly invite others to view, download, and collaborate on all the files you want.  There is no email with an attachment needed. One of the best things about Google Drive, which makes it a much better option than Dropbox, is the ability to work on your files with up go 50 people at the same time.  No more multiple versions of a document to keep up with .  No more carrying a thumb drive to and from school.  Everything is stored and updated immediately in Google Drive.

With Google Drive your files are private and for you to see only, until you decide to share them. You can quickly invite others to view, comment, and edit any file or folder that you choose.  This is great if you share lessons with other people on your team or at another school.  You can create a shared folder where everyone on the team can see and add to the shared lessons or unit. This is also perfect for student group projects.  Groups of students could each take a chapter of a novel an create a slide show that summarizes it.  Each student in the class could build a reaction slide to something that was covered in class and then those slides could be combined into one giant slide show.  The possibilities are endless.

Every file in Drive stays safe no matter what happens to your smart phone, tablet or computer. Drive uses the same security protocol used on Gmail and other Google services.
  
- Excerpt taken directly from http://evscicats.com/digital-tools/day-11-30dc14-what-can-google-drive-do-for-me/

VOCABULARY LIST
GOOGLE DRIVE- THIS IS WHERE YOU SAVE EVERYTHING--think of it kind of like DROPBOX or the H DRIVE.
DOCS-DOCUMENTS (Like MICROSOFT WORD)
SHEETS-SPREADSHEETS (LIKE MICROSOFT EXCEL)
SLIDES-PRESENTATION (LIKE MICROSOFT POWERPOINT)
FORMS- CREATE FORMS, SURVEYS, QUIZZES
DRAWINGS- CREATE PICTURES USING TEXT, SHAPES, ARROWS, ETC. (MUCH LIKE YOU WOULD DO IN MICROSOFT WORD).
 

WHAT IS GOOGLE DRIVE?

 

 GETTING STARTED WITH GOOGLE DRIVE


GOOGLE MAP PICTURE PROJECT:
Students must Log-In to Google and Open Google Drive.  Students will open another TAB on their browser and go to Google Maps.  Using the Snippet Tool on Windows-Based computers, or the Print-Screen-Funtion, students will create a picture of a fun place to go.  They will open Microsoft PowerPoint on their Computer and copy the picture into a single-slide.  They will save this Presentation to their desktop.  Once saved, they will go on to Google Drive and create a FILE.  They will upload both the Powerpoint Presentation and the Picture to this Google Drive File.  Once they have uploaded their document and picture to Google Drive, they must SHARE the file with Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us) for credit.  See instructions below for specific information:

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
1:  Log Into Google
2:  Open Google Drive
3.  Open Google Maps (Separate TAB)
4.  Choose Location  on Google Maps
5.  Identify Location and Write Notes on WHY you chose it.
6.  Use Snippet Tool (Windows-Based Computers) to take Picture (Image File) of Map
7.  Save Picture (Image File) to Desktop
8.  Open Powerpoint Application on Computer
9.  Create a Single Slide on Powerpoint with your Picture and Information about Location
10.  Save Powerpoint File to Desktop
11.  Open Google Drive
12.  Click NEW and CREATE FILE (Name File Maps Project)
13.  Click NEW and UPLOAD both Powerpoint and Image File to Maps Project File
14.  Once Files are loaded into Maps Project File, SHARE it with Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us)for credit.





OBJECTIVE & STUDENT OUTCOMES
 Students will be able to Log-In, Create, Share and Collaborate with Google Drive and the Google Suite of Applications.  Students will learn how to Upload Files.  Students will also be able to use the Snippet Tool on Windows-Based Computers to create images of items on the computer screen for use in web-based projects.  Students will succesfully share items and links with the others.

Students will enter the class quietly and quickly.  Will Log-In to Google and Open their Google Drive.  Students will participate in a class tutorial about accessing, creating and collaborating with the Google Suite of Applications.  Students will also learn to use the Windows-Based Snippet Tool!  Students will complete the lesson by Uploading and Sharing files for credit.

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

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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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