Monday, April 30, 2018

United Nations Sustainable Goals - US City Collaborative Google Map Project

Today you will begin working on a US CITY COLLABORATIVE GOOGLE MAP PROJECT.  This project will allow each one of you to research an assigned city, review the UN Global Sustainable Goals (UNGSG), and find out about how people, organizations, and groups are banding together to help everyone reach these goals throughout the United States of America.  Please follow the directions below to identify the city you have been assigned, creatve a Google Document that outlines how each of the UNGSG's are being worked on in that city, and where people can find out more information about these issues.  You will SHARE the active link for your document so it can be added to an interactive Google Map.  To complete the project, you must write a 2-3 paragraph essay on specific things you learned, and how you feel about our progress toward these goals.

Step 1:  Read the description of the UN Global Sustainable Goals Below:
On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force.  Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals.  Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection. Regional follow-up and review will be based on national-level analyses and contribute to follow-up and review at the global level.


Step 2:  Create a Google Document to start outlining each goal for the city you have been assigned:

Here is the link to the City Assignments:
https://docs.google.com/a/ccs.us/spreadsheets/d/1BHA4VuBCqSIu5OuVMMftTS_WDEbiT89j5LpN0rGEtDk/edit?usp=sharing 

Project Worksheet Link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1griZ-QwRZLpIsEo2mVX4Q4Wvj89h6Pnp_agZFiUw0GQ/edit?usp=sharing

Project Sample (MR. S: Philadelphia, PA):
https://docs.google.com/a/ccs.us/document/d/1ZZ8a_gej00dvg3PyE8o1k9_QSXiHHQ65Pxs10aRH7Hw/edit?usp=sharing

TOP 200 Cities (Population) WebPage: http://www.citymayors.com/gratis/uscities_200.html
Step 3.  Make An Entry On Your Google Document (See Example) For Each Goal

Step 4:  Research an Example of a person, group, or organization working on each goal in the city you were assigned.  Make sure to include all information required for each entry.

Step 5.  Complete your research, and make sure you have included all information for each goal on your document.

Step 6.  Add a 2-3 paragraph explanation of "What You Learned" at the bottom of your document.  Make sure to add your favorite, or most interesting goal and what you found!

Step 7: Include a City WEB Map using DRAW.IO on your document (See Details Below)

Step 8:  SHARE the active link to your document with Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us) for credit.

Good Luck!

-Mr. S

City Web Map DRAW.IO Requirements: You will create a web for a city in the United States. You will be responsible for creating an identical web to the one described. Please include the following data:

City Facts: Year Founded, Longitude, Latitude, Population, Area, Time Zone, and Mayor's Name.

Extension Blocks: Major industries, professional sports teams, colleges, historical places, museums, and weather information. Weather can be annual precipitation and average temperatures.

You can use all of my formatting, or create your own diagrams. You must include the same headings and topics. You must also use different colors for each section. You must also include a box at the bottom of the page with a list of all the resources you used to find your information. This is not an official bibliography, but it must be accurate when checked by me. 



When you have completed your Google Document, you must SHARE it with Mr. Scribner (hscribner@ccs.us) for credit.  You must also go to the padlet listed below, use the appropriate password, and create a posting for your project for everyone to review.  Make sure you include a picture of the skyline of your assigned city (you should be able to find it on Google Images).

p/w:  ccs515352

You will have the rest of this week to finish this project.  I will use the link you provide to create a Google Map of all of the cities for people to find.  We will also be submitting this project as a resource to the United Nations Global Sustainable Goals education website.  Thank you for helping us be a small part of this important mission!


Friday, April 27, 2018

Career Exploration Activity (CCS-515 Career Day 2018)

Please complete the Career Day Reflection Sheet for CSA Class!  This worksheet should be added to your Google Drive (File, Make a Copy).  SHARE it with Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us) for credit.

Here is the link to the document:


During Career Day, please complete the following activity while you are in the Technology Lab:

Change the Equation, in partnership with E-Line Media, has created iON Future— a suite of free online learning games that encourage middle school to early high school-age youth to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Unlike many efforts to get kids excited about STEM, these games connect directly to their passions, abilities, and sense of identity, exposing them to the breadth and variety of STEM-based professions and allowing them to explore the potential pathways to these interesting careers.


Today you will be completing a 10-15 minute activity about STEM Career Exploration.  You will create a log-in on IONFUTURE.ORG and spend time navigating through some of the activities on that website.  There are many more resources on this site than we can cover today, and you are welcome to spend more time on this site anytime in the future.  As usual, please share this site and the activities on it with someone at home as a follow-up assignment to today's activities.


Career Exploration Activity (10-15 minutes) Step-by-Step Directions

1. Go to http://ionfuture.org/ and click "Sign Up".

2. Enter a USERNAME (something appropriate that you can remember), and a PASSWORD you can remember.  We cannot recover your password!  Please DO NOT Forget It!  Enter the same password in the RETYPE PASSWORD box.

3.  Enter answers, in the drop-down selection lists, to the questions asked and click SUBMIT.

4.  Once you have logged into the site, please look under the heading PLAY GAMES, and choose "Stem Is Everywhere".  Follow the directions to play the game.  

5.  Click on the HOME link at the top, right of the screen.  READ ALL DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!  Choose one of the "Passion" buttons that best describes a field you are interested in.  Click on the Skills, Education, and Salary buttons, Read the Directions, and choose the best answers.  

6.  Move the pointer (using the mouse) over the careers in the "MAYBE" box above.   You may click on any of these careers to learn more about them.  You could also learn more about the careers listed in the "BEST MATCH" box.

7.  If time allows, or on your own, click on one of the careers in the Stem Career Quest section.  This takes longer, but shows some of the skills and activities you might need to look for while pursuing any of the careers listed.  It is a great way to identify how some projects in school, or other learning, can lead to great careers.

8.  Choose one (1) of the careers that you saw described in the game.  Make sure you make note of the details of that career/job so you can answer the final question on your Career Day Response Sheet.

See the screenshot below for more details on this site.  I do not know what the points are good for, or why they total them.  If you find out, let me know!  Here is the link to the Learning Guide if you are interested in more information about this activity:

http://ionfuture.org/static-1.16/swfs/data/iON_Future_Learning_Guide_Fall_2012.pdf




Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Introduction to Graphic Organizers (Draw.IO) MP4 S2 17-18

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!

HAND-DRAWN VERSION:  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. 

DIGITAL VERSION: 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.

To create your 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.

TURN IT IN: 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 (JPEG) File. Upload the PNG File to DROPBOX Link below for credit. YOU MUST ALSO UPLOAD THIS JPEG FILE TO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE AND SHARE IT FOR CREDIT,

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

- Mr. S

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
1. HAND-DRAW A VERSION FIRST! LOG INTO YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT
2. Open DRAW.IO on your computer and Click DIAGRAM Button to create a blank Diagram. Connect the DRAW.IO Application to your Google Account.
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, If you successfully connected your DRAW IO account to your Google Account, your progress should automatically be saved.
10. Once complete, Click the SHARE Button and add Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us). Make sure you click CAN EDIT for credit. You also need to EXPORT your file as a Graphic Image (JPEG) and Upload the Picture to the DROPBOX Link Below!
11. Open your Google Drive and click "NEW", Click "UPLOAD FILE", and choose your JPEG File from your Desktop. Once the file is uploaded, Click "SHARE" and add hscribner@ccs.us to SHARE the file with me for credit.


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

Monday, April 16, 2018

Strikingly Single-Page PSA Website Project - MP4 S2 17-18

Please check out Strikingly.com. It is a little hard to understand at first, but your results are going to be fantastic. If you master this tool, you will be creating stunning, professional-quality sites in no time! Have Fun With This Project!

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT SINGLE-PAGE WEBSITE ASSIGNMENT

IMPORTANT NOTE:  YOU MUST NOT INCLUDE OR DISPLAY ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, THIS SCHOOL OR ANYTHING THAT COULD PROVIDE A WAY FOR PEOPLE WHO SEE THIS SITE TO CONTACT YOU!  NO TWITTER, INSTAGRAMS, EMAIL ADDRESSES. NO PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU OR COLLEGIUM IS ALLOWED ON THESE SITES FOR ANY REASON!


WHAT IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT WEBSITE?

Resources:  PSA Central (Home)      PSA IDEAS FOR TEENS     Peers Influence Peers Project


Getting Started (from Center For DIGITAL Education Website)

  1. Choose your topic. Pick a subject that is important to you, as well as one you can visualize. Keep your focus narrow and to the point. More than one idea confuses your audience, so have one main idea per PSA.
     
  2. Time for some research - you need to know your stuff! Try to get the most current and up to date facts on your topic. Statistics and references can add to a PSA. You want to be convincing and accurate.
     
  3. Consider your audience. Are you targeting parents, teens, teachers or some other social group? Consider your target audience's needs, preferences, as well as the things that might turn them off. They are the ones you want to rally to action. The action suggested by the PSA can be almost anything. It can be spelled out or implied in your PSA, just make sure that message is clear.
     
  4. Grab your audience's attention. You might use visual effects, an emotional response, humor, or surprise to catch your target audience. Be careful, however, of using scare tactics. Attention getters are needed, but they must be carefully selected. For example, when creating a PSA about controlling anger, a glass-framed picture of a family can be shattered on camera. This was dramatic, but not melodramatic. Staging a scene between two angry people to convey the same idea is more difficult to do effectively.

You must send and EMAIL to me hscribner@ccs.us that has a paragraph about the reason you chose your topic, your name, and the four (4) references that you used to find your facts.  The following format must be used:

To:  hscribner@ccs.us

Subject:  PSA Project (Topic of Project)

Body of Email:

Student's Name

Topic:

Reason For Choosing Topic:

References

  1. "(Fact 1)".  Author, Website/Book/Article/Place Found
  2. "(Fact 2)".  Author, Website/Book/Article/Place Found
  3. "(Fact 3)".  Author, Website/Book/Article/Place Found
  4. "(Fact 4)".  Author, Website/Book/Article/Place Found

GRADING RUBRIC


CATEGORY4321
ConceptStudent has a clear picture of the message he/she is trying to convey through the PSA.Student has a fairly clear picture of the message he/she is trying to convey through the PSA.Student has brainstormed his/her message, but no clear focus has emerged for the PSA.Student has spent little effort on brainstorming and refining his/her message.
OriginalityPresentation shows considerable originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way.Presentation shows some originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in an interesting way.Presentation shows an attempt at originality and inventiveness.Presentation is a rehash of other people's ideas and/or graphics and shows very little attempt at original thought.
Use of Graphics and ImagesAll graphics and images are attractive and support the theme/content of the PSA.Most graphics and images are attractive and support the theme/content of the PSA.Some graphics are attractive but a few do not seem to support the theme/content of the PSA.Several graphics are unattractive AND detract from the content of the PSA.
Website Layout & MessageThe Main Message is clear and understandable.  Layout is neat, and no errors are found in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or contextThe Main Message is clear and understandable.  Layout is neat, and a few errors are found in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or contextThe Main Message is difficult to figure out, but there.    Layout is not perfect, and more than a few errors are found in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or contextAlmost no identifiable message, layout is hard to understand, or follow, and there are many errors in all aspects of grammar, punctuation, spelling and context.
Overall EffectivenessProject includes all material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the topic. It is a highly effective PSA.Project includes most material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the topic, but is lacking one or two key elements. It is an effective PSA.Project is missing more than two key elements. It is a slightly effective PSA.Project is lacking several key elements and has inaccuracies that make it an ineffective PSA


Please go to Strikingly.com and create a website. Create an account using your Gmail address and a password you can remember. On Strikingly.com you just click "Create Account" and enter your First Name, Email Address, and a Password you can remember. You may use photos, Youtube video links, and other items. Please make sure your website has the following items to receive credit for this project today:

ASSIGNMENT: CREATE A STRIKINGLY.COM WEBSITE AS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR A TOPIC YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT.

Here is a video to help you with Strikingly.com (CLICK HERE)


Here are the steps to create a new WEBSITE:
  1. Log Into Your Google Account
  2. Go to Strikingly.com
  3. Sign In with your FIRST NAME, CCS Email Address, and a PASSWORD you can remember.
  4. Select ANY Template you like by moving the cursor over it and CLICK "Start Editing"
  5. Use "View Example" to see what it might look like before choosing the Template. (Then Step 4)
  6. Review the MENU to the Left.
  • PREVIEW: Shows what the site will look like LIVE
  • PUBLISH: Puts The Website LIVE Online (You can still make changes)
  • STYLES: Allows a change to a whole new style or type of site.
  • SETTINGS: Change other settings about your site:
    • Basic Info:  Site Title, Category of Site, Description, Keywords, Language
    • Domains:  You MUST use (any words).strikingly.com unless you pay.
    • Sharing Information: Social Image Share, Favicon, Twitter Card?
    • Mobile Actions: Do Not Worry About These (Must Go PRO) (DO NOT GO PRO! - Costs $)
    • Header & Footer Display Settings
    • ANALYTICS!
    • ADVANCED
  1. Preview all of the SECTIONS listed on the Site you chose.
  2. Adjust each SECTION to fit with your overall THEME and what you need to get your Message Accross.
  3. Once you have Setup your SECTIONS the way you want,  spend time on each section entering pictures, video, facts and links.
  4. Add a video to your website.  You may copy/paste the link from Youtube or Vimeo, but it must be appropriate for school use.  DO NOT POST ANYTHING that might be offensive or inappropriate.
  5. Add a FORM for visitors to send you an email.  
  6. Add a MAP of something to do with your topic.
  7. When complete click PUBLISH and then Copy & Paste the link you created into an email to Mr. S for credit.  (hscribner@ccs.us)
Here is what your "Public Service Announcement" STRIKINGLY Website should include:
  1. Website must be created using strikingly.com
  2. Website must include keywords ccstech and collegiumpsa
  3. Website must have at least four (4) pictures and one (1) video (embedded)
  4. Website must have an informational theme that has an Opinion about your topic.
  5. Website must include at least 4-5 sentences of REAL DATA about your topic.  You  must have at least four (4) FACTS and four (4) SOURCES listed as a reference.    
YOU MUST EMAIL THE ACTIVE LINK TO YOUR WEBSITE TO MR. S FOR CREDIT!

Have Fun With This!!

- Mr. S
OBJECTIVE & STUDENT OUTCOMES

Students will use online collaboration tools (STRIKINGLY.COM) to create a single-page webpage. Students will learn to use the online toolbar in Strikingly.com to add content to their website, share their website, and publish their website online. Students will comment (positively) on other pages posted online.

STUDENTS MUST READ ALL DIRECTIONS ON THIS WEBSITE PRIOR TO STARTING ANY TASK!

Students will enter the class quietly and LOG IN to ccs.us Google Accounts. Students will read all directions posted on the class assignment site prior to starting work. Students will choose a Public Service Announcement topic to create a web-page about using Strikingly.com. Students will be guided through the creation process for a Strikingly.com website, and then be given time in class to complete the project. Students must SHARE their projects, once published, by posting the link on Google Classroom. Once complete, Students will then review other sites created by their peers, and leave constructive (positive) comments to each other!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Blabberize / VOKI Fun! MP4 S2 17-18

Everyone should sign into Google and OPEN your Google Drive and Gmail. You all did a great job during PSSA Testing.  Today I want to make sure you have some fun, and learn a little about some of the fun tools you might use to present material online.  Short messages, or funny video clips.  Check out the tools below to make funny, interactive messages for use in other applications.  We might be using these in the websites we will be creating shortly.
Create a Blabberize project. Take any picture of an historical figure from music, sports or another genre and add some text (A Famous Quote) and have fun with this...Create an account on Blabberize and use a picture and audio to create a mini-speech by your historical figure.

MR SCRIBNER'S SAMPLE BLABBERIZE

VOKI.COM
Spend some time finding out what an Avatar is. Use the website below to create your own avatar and show it to me before class ends today! (USE YOUR @CCS.US EMAIL TO CREATE ACCOUNT)

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

MR SCRIBNER'S SAMPLE VOKI

Please send the link to any Blabberize and Voki Project that you complete to Mr. S for credit in a GMAIL!


Here is a more detailed description of the lesson for today:

TITLE: Media in the Digital Age
GRADE: 6, 7, 8
SUBJECT: Technology
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 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 their Voki in small groups or to the class.


Academic/Learning Objectives
Students will spend time creating online graphic cartoons for use on informational websites. Students will use blabberize.com and voki.com to complete projects.

STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!

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 both blabberize.com and voki.com.

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

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Digital Animation - Part Duex (MS Movie Maker) S2 17-18

DIGITAL SCENE & BACKGROUND PICTURE CREATION PROJECT DIRECTIONS

A. CREATE A BACKGROUND SCENE TO START WITH (Already Completed):
Step 1: Log into Google or Open Microsoft PowerPoint on your Computer
Step 2: Create NEW Slides Presentation or NEW Presentation in PowerPoint
Step 3: Use the Drawing Tools to make a stick figure scene. Make sure to place specific layers in order and use a variety of colors and styles to make it vibrant.
Step 4: Export you Presentation/Slide as an Image and Upload to Google Drive

Step 5: SHARE your Image with Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us) for credit.

B. ANIMATE IT (Already Completed):
  • Your project must include at least 75 slides.
  • It must have at least 3 layers of depth: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background.
  • It must have at least 3 things moving during the course of the animation. 
  • Your motion must incorporate LAYERS of movement where items move in-front or behind each other.
  • You must Upload and SHARE your project with instructor using Google Drive for credit.
NEW PART OF THE PROJECT:

C. MAKE IT INTO A MOVIE:
Step 1. Open your project in Google Slides/MS Powerpoint. (If you created it in Google Slides you must Download it in MS Powerpoint to Export the slides together.

Step 2. EXPORT your slides as JPEG Image Files to the Desktop.

Step 3. IMPORT your JPEG Image Files into MS MOVIE MAKER.

Step 4. Using MS MOVIE MAKER, you must create a Digital Animation "Short-Film" by making each image "flash" for around 1/2-second each. This will give the impression that the images are animated. You should add Titles, Credits, and a short burst of music to finish the film.

YOU MUST IMPORT AT LEAST ONE (1) SOUND EFFECT/MUSIC AND ADD IT TO THE ANIMATION PRIOR TO SAVING IT!  (You can use freesound.org and audacity to record sound effects or music for use in this project.)

Step 5. SAVE MOVIE as an MP4 file, Upload it to Google Drive, and SHARE it with Mr. S for credit.

Have Fun with this project. If you would like to know more, here is the original link to 50 more digital animation websites at TEACHTHOUGHT.COM (Click Here)! Good Luck!

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Scholars will learn the basics of Digital Animation. Scholars will be able to create "mini" animations using an online application. Scholars will also start creating the basic drawing that will be used for a future "line-art" digital animation project. Scholars will be able to complete a Constructed Response about the "History of Animation" and discuss what they like, or do not like about the project.

STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING! 

Scholars will sign into Google Drive as they enter the class. Scholars will read all directions on this post thoroughly and respond to the Constructed Response found on Google Classroom. Scholars will direct their browsers to DVOLVER and spend time creating a "MINI" animation project. They must include text and choose backgrounds and themes. When complete, they will email their project to Mr. S for review. Scholars will then follow the directions above to begin to create a "line-art" background for a future digital animation project.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE TODAY!

Standards Covered In This Class 
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011
CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2011

CCS Tech Lab 352 Calendar

UN Global Sustainability Goals Project Map

CCS Hall Pass Form

What's So Cool About Manufacturing?

Glenn Casey

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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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