Thursday, June 6, 2019

D-Day (WWII) Enrichment Assignment 17-18

"You are about to embark on the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you… I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle." – Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Today I would like everyone to take a minute to think about the courage, sacrifice, and importance of the D-Day Invasion.  This is the 75th Anniversary of this historic event that changed the continent of Europe profoundly!  Please watch the video below in class, read some of the articles related to the event, and if you have time, try to challenge your friend to the Ultimate History Quiz on the History Channel website.  I hope you can understand what kids, most just a few years older than you at the time, helped to do when they were thrust into battle so many years ago!  Thank you in advance for your time and effort with this learning experience.  Please share this with your families!

Please complete the CCS-515 D-Day Worksheet for additional credit in my class this marking period.

"156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of France’s Normandy coast, where they met stiff resistance from well-entrenched Germans in concrete bunkers placed at strategic points along the coast and beaches with mines and other anti-tank obstacles as well as wooden stakes, barbed wire, and metal tripods to impede landing craft and the movement of troops once ashore.

Within three months, however, the northern part of France would be freed by more than 2 million Allied troops and the invasion force would be preparing to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet forces moving in from the east."

- By Andrew Atkins, The Columbus Dispatch (Posted Today Online)

The Ultimate History Quiz features thousands of questions about American and global history trivia. Play now to challenge your friends, and see how you stack up to the competition.  Use the link below to play on your own, online, or with up to 10 friends using the links found there!

WWII Veterans you could talk to about their service: Yielding to the inalterable process of aging, the men and women who fought and won the great conflict are now in their late 80s and 90s. They are dying quickly—according to US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, 558,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are alive in 2017. -

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day 2014 Rememberance


Next Tuesday we will continue work on our Personal Monthly Budget Project.  Today please follow the directions below.  After our viewing of the video in class, you will write in your journals.

Watch the following Memorial Day Tribute Video:

Please read the following post and write a short reflection (2-3 Paragraphs) in your journal.

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

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

Use the following links to find out more about this special weekend and why you should be thankful for the sacrifices made on your behalf.  We are not a perfect nation, but the blood of a few has been given so we can enjoy the freedoms we have.  Always Remember!

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

I would like you to add a slide to this presentation.  Make sure you find a picture of the person you found, a link to that person's citation page, and a thoughtful reason why you picked them.  I will publish this document for everyone to see so make sure your name and class period is on it as well.

Make sure you spend some time over the weekend remembering those who gave all for you to live in a country that is free and has opportunity that is found no where else!

Thanks for your time and effort with this project!

- Mr. S

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Final Exam & Course Survey Semester II (18-19)

Today everyone will complete the following FINAL EXAM for Computer Skills & Applications Class (Semester I 18-19: 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:  "Final Exam  (Your Last Name) P(?) "
3.  SHARE the Document with Mr. S for credit at

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

Answer The Following Questions (Each question should be explained with a paragraph answer, 3-4 sentences, with proper structure.)  Please use the R.A.C.E. structure to answer each question.  R-Restate the Questions, A-Answer the Question, C-Cite your Evidence/Examples, E-Explain your Evidence/Examples:

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:

Tool List
Google Documents
Google Spreadsheets
Google Slides
OpenShot Movie Maker
Online Surveys
Google Drive
Gamestar Mechanic
Khan Academy
Google Classroom
Digital Animation
Online Research

You may also choose one (1) online tool you know about that we did not cover this marking period.

Answer the following three questions for each tool you choose:
  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)?
(Do Not Use As One Of Your Answers!)

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.


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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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