Tuesday, January 31, 2017

PIXLR INTRODUCTION / PHOTO 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.  We will be learning to use this software so you can create your own part of our Yearbook later this year.


ASSIGNMENT #1:  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. 


PIXLR PHOTO COLLAGE PROJECT


ASSIGNMENT #2: 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. (See Class Assignment Site)



If you are finished early, log into your Typing.Com or Khan Academy 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 TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS PROJECT.

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.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Introduction to Google Drive / HERO Project (MP3)

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




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 successfully 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

Friday, January 27, 2017

SOS.FBI.GOV Quiz Day / NSTeens Challenge / Khan Academy

TODAY ALL MARKING PERIOD 3 STUDENTS WILL COMPLETE A QUIZ (EXAM) ON SOS.FBI.GOV!

Please see Mr. Scribner for an EXAM (Quiz) Code. You will only be able to take the quiz once, so if you want to review the site for a few minutes prior to taking it, you can. Once you have completed your quiz, the site will show you your score. Write the score on your post-it not and return it to me. I will be able to print a report for the scores when everyone has completed them as well. 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. 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 Tutor Code (Mr. S): CHVJTZ

When you have signed up, you may choose any of the courses available to start or preview. I would like everyone to start the course "BIG HISTORY". Let me know what you think about the "BIG HISTORY" course in an email later this marking period.

Next Week: 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 EXAM (Quiz) CODE from MR. S and complete the exam (quiz). You will get your score upon completion.

Step 5a: Complete NSTEENS CHALLLENGE if you have not done so yet.

Step 5b: 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 "BIG HISTORY" an online class that you are interested in.




ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Scholars will complete an online EXAM (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.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SOS.FBI.GOV / NSTEENS CHALLENGE (MP3)

Happy Thursday! Today you will work on 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 MP3, you will take a zero on this project. Take your time and Good Luck! -Mr. S


When You Are Done:

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

OBJECTIVE & STUDENT OUTCOMES
 Students will begin to understand vocabulary and themes about Internet Safety & Security.  Students will work with online resources to identify ways to protect themselves and others online, become better digital citizens, and to monitor online behavior at home.
STUDENTS MUST READ ALL DIRECTIONS ON THIS WEBSITE
PRIOR TO STARTING ANY ASSIGNED TASKS.
Students will enter the class quietly and quickly.  Students will go to SOS.FBI.GOV and begin working on grade-specific levels.  Students will complete each section of the online tutorial individually and at their own pace.  Students will also follow and take the NSTEENS CHALLENGE online and submit a Certificate of Completion to the instructor via GMAIL.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Left/Right Brain Dominance / Learning Styles / Typing Test (MP3)

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 (Student Survey Form 2016/2017 Below) 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:

Typing.Com Student Sign-Up Link

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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

12x12x12 / Multiple Intelligences Survey (MP3)

Today in class we will be discussing the following "RULE of 12x12x12".  We will talk about how it manifests itself in society even when we do not recognize we are doing it.  Hopefully you will be a little more aware of your judgement of others, and begin to carry yourself socially in a way that brings out the best in yourself and others.  Read the following passage to yourself and be prepared to discuss it in class.  Once completed, continue on to the Multiple Intelligence Survey and complete ALL ASSIGNED TASKS.

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




WHEN YOU ARE DONE FILLING OUT THE RESPONSE FORM LINK ABOVE: 

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.  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:





There is a Google Classroom Constructed Response (CR) prompt online.  Once you have completed the survey and email, please log into your Google Classroom for MP2 and write a 4-5 sentence response to the question posed there.



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 Intelligence's 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

Monday, January 23, 2017

Getting Started Right - Google Sign In / Schoology / Google Classroom / Survey

Welcome to your new Technology Class! I am excited to be teaching here at Collegium Charter Middle School. Please click the following links to review our Syllabus and Class Rules. Today we will be logging into the computers, GMail Accounts, and setting up Google Classroom and Schoology.

Students will be required to review our Classroom Rules, Syllabus, and other information (CLICK LINK BELOW TO REVIEW THE RULES AND SYLLABUS). Students must complete the STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SURVEY FORM for credit in class. I am glad you are here, and I look forward to helping you prepare for high school and beyond!

Good Luck!

- Mr. S





ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE 
Scholars will participate in an introductory 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 introduced to some of the topics and technology covered in the upcoming STEM class for 2016/2017! 

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Final Exam (MP2) 2016-2017

Today everyone will complete the following FINAL EXAM for Computer Skills & Applications Class (Marking Period 2: SCRIBNER)  Please follow the directions below to complete your exam.  When you are finished, there is a link below to take the Course Survey!  Both the Final Exam and the Course Survey are GRADED EVENTS!  

(Your ANSWERS on the Course Survey are not graded, but you are receiving a grade simply for completing it!)

1.  Log Into Google Drive and Click NEW to CREATE a NEW DOCUMENT
2.  Name the Document:  "MP2 Final  (Your Last Name) P (?)"
3.  SHARE the Document with Mr. S for credit at hscribner@ccs.us

Copy and Paste the questions below into a GOOGLE DOCUMENT and SHARE THEM WITH ME FOR CREDIT (hscribner@ccs.us) when you have completed them.

Answer The Following Questions (Each question should be explained with a paragraph answer, 2-3 sentences, with proper structure.):

Question 1:  Describe how technology has changed the world you live in (compare it to the world your parents and grandparents grew up in):

Question 2:  Explain how the technology tools you have been taught this year will help you in High School.

Question 3:  Describe a time when you could pass on your knowledge in the coming year.  Who would you teach?  What skills or tools would you show someone else?  Why?

Question 4:  Explain how you will protect yourself online for the rest of your life.  List at least three (3) ways to improve your Internet Safety and Security Level.

Final Question:  Choose four (4) of the tools below and answer the following questions for each:
  1.   Describe the tool and the project you completed with it?
  2.   What projects could you complete with it?
  3.   How could you use this tool outside of school (home or business uses)?
Tool List:  Google Documents, Google Spreadsheets,  Google Slides, Windows Movie Maker, PIXLR.com, Online Surveys, Google Drive, Code.Org, Gamestar Mechanic, Soundation, Voki, Khan Academy, Strikingly.com, Draw.io, FBI.SOS.GOV, NSTeens.Org, Google Classroom, Schoology, or you may choose one (1) online tool you know about that we did not cover this marking period.

See the example below for an idea of what I am looking for: 
FINAL QUESTION EXAMPLE ANSWER (Do Not Use As One Of Your Answers!)
1.  GMAIL/EMAIL:  Email is used in place of sending letters to people.  It is electronic mail that can be transmitted electronically.  Senders can write a letter in different formats and then by addressing it to as many people as required, send each recipient the same message.  Recipients can send replies, and emails can be forwarded.  Everything happens in fractions of a second.  The sender can also attach files such as documents, pictures and hyperlinks along with the email.  We have used email all year to communicate, turn in work, and to receive classroom instructions.


WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED THE FINAL EXAM AND SHARED IT WITH MR. S FOR CREDIT, PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO FILL OUT THIS BRIEF SURVEY:


Monday, January 9, 2017

Historical Figure Facebook Project (MP2)

Today you will begin to build a body of knowledge about a Famous Historical Figure of your choosing.  You may not choose anyone that someone else is working on.  Please (Click Here) for BIOGRAPHY.com's list from A to Z of famous people.




ALL HISTORICAL FIGURE SELECTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL



You must list at least THREE (3) SOURCES for the research and find pictures of your person as well.

YOUR SOURCES CAN NOT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
WIKIANSWERS, WIKIPEDIA, or directly reference any Search Engine (GOOGLE, YAHOO, etc.)


I suggest you do your basic research at Biography.com, but you must find 3 additional sources of information and list them on your final project. Once your initial research is finished, I will show everyone the Powerpoint Template in class and teach you how to fill it out.  I will be printing your MAIN PAGE and Posting it in the HALLWAY for others to see.


Good Luck!

Mr. S















You will need to copy the following questions into a Google DRIVE Document and SHARE that document with me to get started: 

DOCUMENT TITLE:  HFFP (Figure's Name) (Student Last Name) P(?)

HISTORICAL FIGURE BACKGROUND HISTORY NOTES WORKSHEET

Your Name:
Computer Science Period:
Date You Started The Project:
Why did you pick the person you picked?

Person's Name:
Time Period when they lived:
Place they lived (Best Known For):

Write a brief description of their background including where they were born/grew up, who their parents were, and about the early years of their life (4-5 sentences):

List 5-6 Personality Traits They Are Known For AND Why: (Brave, Courageous, Funny, Angry, etc):

Describe what was significant about their lives (What are they famous for)?

List and explain at least two OBSTACLES they had to deal with during the time they growing up, and two more while they were at the height of their fame:

List at least two IMPORTANT QUOTES from them.  Explain what they mean.  If there are not specific quotes, describe what they might have said if they were to have given a presentation to a crowd during the time they were most famous.

List 4-5 people who would have been their friends during the time they lived:

List at least two people who would have been against them and why:

List a famous event/day that they would have been alive to see or be part of:

Describe the society they were a part of and what it was like to live during that time period:



STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS (COMING SOON)



For your information use during our Research Lesson please use the following link to review the PowerPoint Presentation from class.  Our vocabulary words are below.  

Classroom PowerPoint Presentation on Basic Research (CLICK HERE)

WHY DO WE DO RESEARCH?

Five Main Reasons According To The Presentation:

1. CREDIBILITY: Researching your topic and citing your sources helps lend credibility to your paper. It demonstrates that you sought out similar information from experts in the field, which makes what you're writing more believable.

2. PUBLICATION: Because research backs up your ideas with facts from established experts in the field, it's an industry standard. If you hope to publish in a scholarly journal, you'll have to conduct thorough research and cite it correctly to be taken seriously, and cite it correctly to be taken seriously

3. EDUCATION: Research gives you a broader understanding of your topic so you can speak with a more authoritative, informed voice. It allows you to understand both sides of an argument and any additional factors that contribute to your thesis statement.

4. RESEARCH SKILLS: Many instructors assign research papers so students can develop or strengthen their research skills. In that respect, research is important because it makes you better and finding information and backing up your ideas with facts.

5. PLAGIARISM: You may think you have a groundbreaking idea only to discover that a famous scientist already had this idea and wrote on it extensively. Taking credit for this idea, even though you thought it was original can still constitute academic dishonesty. Research helps you use that scientist's work to build on and add credibility to your idea.


VOCABULARY LIST WITH DEFINITIONS AND SAMPLE SENTENCES:

Compile: to get or gather together The student had to compile the data for the report.

Evaluate: estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of something
The student could not evaluate the data without organizing it first.

Research: a search for knowledge
The student will research a topic of choice for the upcoming assignment.

Extensively: in a widespread way
All of the information put together was extensively search.

Digital: in electronic form, transmitted electronically
Anyone can download a digital copy of a song from ITunes.

Organize: arrange by systematic planning and united effort
You will have an easier time creating an outline if you organize your list of sources first.

Information: knowledge acquired through study, experience, or instruction
There is a wealth of information online about your topic.

Include: have as a part, made up out of
All students must include their contact information on the top of the sheet.

Skill: an ability that is acquired by training
Natural ability only becomes a skill if you practice and train harder than you thought possible.

Provide: give something useful or necessary to
I will provide you with the notes and resources to be successful on the upcoming quiz/

Section: one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to create a whole object
The percussion section of the band provides the backbone for the music and the beat to march too.

Cite: make reference to
If you cite your references well, people will be able to review them easier.

Successfully: with success, in a successful manner, reach a goal
You can be successful at anything if you focus your mind, spirit, and effort to complete it.

Feature: prominent attribute or aspect of something
Our lesson will feature a Travel Brochure Project at the end.

Structure: framework, how something is constructed
The structure of the house was unsound after the earthquake.

Book: handwritten or printed work of fiction or non-fiction; usually on bound paper and covered
The primary book you will choose for your project is up to you.

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Students will learn the basic ways to complete internet-based research.  Students will focus on a famous historical figure and complete research about that person’s life, and a significant event during that time in history.  Students will be required to create a summary project based on that event and that person.  Students will review and comment on work created by their peers in class.


STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!

STUDENTS MUST START BY READING ALL DIRECTIONS ON CLASS WEBSITE!  Students will use the resources in class to create a Facebook-Style page for a famous historical figure.  The page created must center around a specific event from that person’s life, and research must be done to describe the person, event, and other people who would have been involved!

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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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