Thursday, October 31, 2013

Inspiration 8/9 - Family Tree / Personal Timeline

Today students will create a Personal Timeline and Family Tree for themselves using Inspiration 8 / 9.  They will use paper and pencil to create an initial design and fill in information.  Once completed, they will create a digital version and submit it by adding a a Shareable Link from their Google Drive to our School Google+ Page.
Students will review all instructions below prior to starting the project!

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


Today you will continue to design graphic organizers on Inspiration8/9.  Please create a Personal Timeline and Family Tree in a digital format.  You must create these from scratch using Inspiration 8/9.

To start, use a blank piece of paper to list your birthday, list all the schools you have attended, list any significant events in your life (birthdays, deaths, weddings, graduations, holidays, family trips, honors, awards, or any other events you can remember) and the dates they happened.  Open Inspiration 8/9 and open a New Blank Document.  Begin to drag boxes into the timeline and label them in order.  Once you have created your first box with a date underneath, you can now select the box, copy and paste a new one next to it, and link them with an arrow.  Continue until you have listed all the events up to today's date.  You need to list 10-15 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 placemarker 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 PRINT and save it to the desktop as a PDF File.  Open your email and attach the PDF File to an email to me for credit.

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

- Mr. S

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Inspiration 8/9 - Venn Diagram

Hello All:

Today you will be creating VENN DIAGRAMS with a partner in class.  This is to introduce you to Graphic Organizers and Inspiration 8/9.  We will be making Timelines, Family Trees and ultimately you will create a City Research Project.  Please let me know immediately if your computer does not have the Inspiration8 or Inspiration9 software so I can load it for you.
The whole point of this project is to collaborate.  Open the VENN DIAGRAM template under the English and Language Arts section of Sample Documents.  Fill out the following survey (Copy and Paste into a document on your GDrive):

Student:                                                                                              Date:
Address:  (Major City Block Closest To your Home)

Favorite List:

            Past-Time (Hobby):
            TV Show:
            Old TV Show:
            Old Movie:
            Number (1-10):
            Subject in School:
Time of Your Life:
Vacation Spot:
Block in Philly:
Historical Place:
Breakfast Cereal:
Musical Artist:
Computer (Windows/Apple):
Cell Phone (Android/IPhone/Windows):
College Mascot:
Favorite Sports Teams
            Football (PRO):
            Football (College):
            Basketball (PRO):
            Basketball (College):
            Baseball (PRO):
            Other Sports Team:
Once You Have Completed this survey, add all of your answers (keep them short) to your side of the Venn Diagram.  Have your partner enter all their answers on the other side and find answers you have in common to populate the middle.  Finally, export the final paper (VENN DIAGRAM) as a PDF and attach it to an email to me for credit.  Work together and have fun with this!
- Mr. S

Monday, October 28, 2013

Anti-Bullying Assembly Responses

Last Friday (October 25th) everyone went to an assembly presented by

Please take some time in class to fill out the survey by clicking the link below:

Anti-Bullying Assembly Survey Form

The responses will help us to determine the content for future assemblies and allow us to provide critical data back to the presenter.

All responses will be confidential if you request it.


Mr. S

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hello From Wharton!

Good Morning Everyone!

Any Student In Any Class Today That Reads This Should Send Me An Email Journal About How The Anti-Bullying Assembly Went This Morning! 

Follow online:

Twitter:  @hescribner
Search #hsbfr on Twitter for more information!

I hope whoever is covering my class has found the lesson plans on my desk.  There is a list of topics that were selected by the students for Public Service Announcements in the post below this one.  Make sure everyone understands that the PSA can be up to two minutes in length.  Each student must Import their Movie Marquise (10-15 second video) into the PSA and add them to the end (After the 30-60 second PSA).

PSA's are to be finished in IMovie, use the EXPORT TO DISK function in the SHARE tab to save a copy of the finished movie to the Desktop.  Then open your Google DRIVE and UPLOAD (Little Red Up Arrow Button) the Movie File to your GDRIVE.

Once your file is uploaded to GDRIVE, please click the SHARE button next to the file (or find it in the menu bar).  Change the permissions to View The File to ANYONE WITH LINK.  COPY the Link Above and email it to Mr. S.

Finally,  You MUST open your Website and Create a LINK (Text Headline or Button) to your Movie PSA.  You will not be given credit for the assignment until these steps are done.

 I will be posting updates from the Seminar I am at on Google+.  Make sure your friend me (Circles) and follow along.  There will be extra credit for anyone who answers the questions about this seminar in an email to me.  Check this website often over the weekend for updates as well.  Question:  Think I could talk the School District of Philadelphia into buying me a classroom like the one to the right?  WOW!

Enjoy your time in class finishing your PSA's!  We will be viewing and commenting on them in class on Monday!  Have an great weekend! Think of me while I am in class!

As Always......Good Luck!

- Mr. S

#caatech  #hsbfr

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Public Service Announcement Topic List

1.  Witherspoon / Torres – Murders In Philadelphia
2.  Santiago / Easley – Gun Violence
3.  Hawkins / Basil Z. – Struggle In The Hood
4.  Garner / Wilson – Halloween Fun
5.  Riggins / Wilford – Family Comes First
6.  Mason S. / Almonte – World Cultures (Afro-Hispanic)
7.  Nater / Lucas – Hip-Hop & Dance
8.  Veney / Bailey – Inspiration Beats Boredom
9.  Smith D. / Blackman – Inspire Youth To Work Hard
10. Mason / Jacobs – Bullying
11.  Hinton / Green – Child Abuse
12.  McKoy / Jardine – Fashion on a Budget
13.  Cooper / Noble – Playing Football Is Fun
14.  Jackson / Rodriguez – Dance (Tangin)
15.  Harris / Dor – Teen Abusive Relationship
16.  Moyal / McFadden – Why Music Education Is Important In Schools
17.  Fox / Glenn – Gang Violence
18.  Smith C. / Labranche – Adopting Animals
19.  Basil L. / Willis – Homelessness
20.  Teyanna / Pham – Make Conversation Interesting
21.  Lagares / Bennett – Basketball Sneakers Don’t Have To Be New
22.  Rucker / Holden – Homophobia & Discrimination
23.  Williams S. / Wilkins – Prevent STD’s
24.  Maldonado / Figueroa – Armed Forces Proud To Serve
25.  Kakar / Ortiz – World Peace
26.  Griffin / Mr. S – Brandy Inspires Me To Sing
27.  Q. Austin / Vaughn – Why Should You Graduate From HS?
28.  Colson / Clark – Keep Yourself Active!
29.  Sewell / Faheem – Nike Sneakers Are Technologically Better
30.  Dunmeyer / Hudson – Eating Disorder
31.  Draper / Lin – Drug Abuse
32.  Spina / Stevenson – Why Yelling Is Bad..
33.  Redorrio / Colon – The Benefits of Music In Your Life
34.  Goodman / Roberts – Why You Shouldn’t Runaway
35.  DS Kimp / K. Austin – World Hunger
36.  Path / Pierre – Ways To Cheer Yourself Up
37.  Pineda / Gray – Kids With Guns Are Bad
38.  Dorvilier / Townsend – IPhone 5S
39.  Becker / Rios – Teen Pregnancy
40.  Mauzon / Wallace – Reggae Music Is Soothing To The Soul 
41.  Alhalaygah / Preston – Bad Effects Of Smoking
42.  A. Lin / Chopin – Ending Pollution Around The World
43.  Strickland / James – Boxing Gives You Strength
44.  Williams A / A. Williams – Fried Chicken Makes You Happy
45.  Laduecer / Harrington – Don’t Let Money Rule Your Life
46.  Jardiah / Ruiz – Perseverance In Life
47.  Northern / Walker I. – Hard Work Pays Off In The End
48.  DQ Kimp / Epps – How To Help Your Community
49.  A. Walker / Lawson – Be Yourself
50.  Gardner / Wilson – Adopting Children

Monday, October 21, 2013

Public Service Announcement Project

Public Service Announcement (PSA) Rubric

"There are many different definitions for a public service announcement (PSA) or public service ad, but the simplified version of PSAs are messages in the public interest disseminated by the media without charge, with the objective of raising awareness, changing public attitudes and behaviour towards a social issue."     - Wikipedia Definition

MR. S Made An Example (Click Here To See it)

This week you will be completing a Public Service Announcement in IMovie.

Grading is as follows:

     The Public Service Announcement must use a minimum of 20 pictures or video clips

     PSA must be no less than 30 seconds in length and no more than 1:00 minute in length

     PSA must have smooth transitions between pictures

     PSA must use at least one piece of music.  If more, smooth transitions between sound bites

     PSA must have at least 6 facts about your topic
     PSA must be published (SHARE) as a movie file and viewable by Media Players

Following is the grading outline:
          30 points for neatness (smooth transitions)
          40 points for completeness  (All items present)
          10 points for within time limits
          20 points for partner review

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 filming 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.
  5. Create a script and keep your script to a few simple statements. A 30-second PSA will typically require about 5 to 7 concise assertions. Highlight the major and minor points that you want to make. Be sure the information presented in the PSA is based on up-to-date, accurate research, findings and/or data.
  6. Storyboard your script.
  7. Film your footage and edit your PSA.
  8. Find your audience and get their reaction. How do they respond and is it in the way you expected? Your goal is to call your audience to action. Are they inspired?

Friday, October 18, 2013

IMovie Personal Marquise Project

For your Introduction to IMovie:

You will be making a number of movies with Apple IMovie during this class.  Starting next week you will work on creating a Public Service Announcement (PSA) with a partner.  Start thinking of ideas now so you will be able to pick something for next week.

Watch the following clip on your own to get ideas about your Personal Movie Marquis.  This is a short movie clip (10-15 seconds) that you will add to the end of your PSA to "sign" it.  The Movie Marquis you are creating should be a reflection of your personality, and is intended to let people know who created the movie it follows.  It can be used at the end or the beginning of a movie.  I want you to pretend you are creating a Movie Production Studio and give some thought to the kind of movies and messages you would like to support.  Be creative and have fun with this project.  It can be serious, funny or anything you want it to be.  Please make sure you use the clip you created in GarageBand for this project.  You may find pictures and other video clips online or sign out a camera.  I have a limited amount of equipment, so you will have to share.

Movie Introduction Video Clips Promo (Click Here)

Please create a Movie Marquis in IMovie.  It should be 10 to 15 seconds long and use audio, pictures/video, titles and effects.  You must create your music for this project with GarageBand.  You may not use commercially available music.  When you have edited the movie and created it, please use the SHARE function and EXPORT video to the desktop.  Upload that file to your Google Drive and share it with me for credit for the project.


Grading Rubric:

  1. Within Time Limit = 1 point
  2. Clear Pictures = 1 point
  3. Titles = 1 point
  4. Appropriate Music = 1 point
  5. Effects / Transitions = 1 point
  6. GDrive Shared = 2 point
  7. Creative (Subjective - Mr. S) = 3 point
Total Score = x/10 points

Here are links to my Big Daddy Productions 2013 I and BDP 2103 II movies as examples!


- Mr S.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

STAMPpass and Tackk.Com


You have two assignments today:

1.  Please click the link to go to
  • Click the heading for GET THE PASS
  • Fill Out the Application Completely (Phone, Address & Survey)
  • Use your Crossroads Gmail Address
  • Once completed, STAMPpass will send you an Email
  • You must open and print your Temporary Pass
  • Give a copy of your Temporary Pass to Mr. S for credit.
  • Look around the website for STAMPpass
 2.  Please log into, copy the web address for the Peace Day 2013 site you created and email it to Mr. S for credit.


- Mr. S

Crossroads will be using the STAMPpass program to take you to some field trips this year.  It is a great way to see some awesome museums and widen your view of the world.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

StudentNet & High School Choice

I hope everyone has as nice a weekend as I did.  When you come into class, please click the link to the left (Keyboarding Practice) or log into and practice your typing for 5 minutes, or until we get started.

Next,  please go to School District of Philadelphia LOGIN Page (Click Here) and use the Username & Password listed on the index cards to LOGIN to your StudentNet Accounts.

Please add the following GOALS to your Individual Learning Plan on StudentNet

LT1 - Long Term Goal 1 should be a future career or college you want to go to and why
LT2 - Long Term Goal 2 should be your goal for the end of this school year
ST1 - Short Term Goal 1 should be something you can do this month to help reach LT2
ST2 - Short Term Goal 2 should be something you can change this week to help you improve.

Goals should follow the SMART outline.  Make sure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. 

You must list at least two (2) BARRIERS to reaching each of your Short Term Goals.  Barriers can be Internal (you can change your habits to help yourself), or External (things that may be out of your control that you need help to change).

Finally,  you must list a STRATEGY for overcoming each BARRIER.  Your STRATEGY must be realistic and achievable.  

The worksheet is not necessarily set-up for the assignment listed above.  Please complete the worksheet completely prior to signing online.  It helps to really be truthful to yourself about your abilities and limitations, and make sure you are doing your best to be honest about what you want to achieve.  The more specific your goals, the easier it will be to complete this assignment.  Start with your Long Term Goals, then Short Term Goals, then your Barriers and Strategies to overcome them.  This exercise will help you to apply to High Schools and in the future.  It is a good idea to follow these steps whenever you have to make a plan for something (Job, Family, Budget, Volunteering, Sports, or anything else you want to improve throughout your life.)

Mrs. Cohen will be joining us to help you learn to use StudentNet and to provide you with some information about your Individual Learning Plan online.  We will be helping you while you navigate through this site.

You will also be using the following site:

Philadelphia Notebook's High School Guide ONLINE (Click Here)

Use the Philadelphia Notebook to identify High Schools you are interested in applying for.  Use your Student ID and Password for StudentNet.  Use the information on StudentNet to fill out the worksheet for your Counseling Folder.  Find your 7th Grade Final Grades for Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies.  Find your Attendance Records and other Information on the form.  Do research about the schools you are interested in.  Finish the forms on the cover of your Counseling Folder and the High School Application and Return the folder to Mrs. Cohen. 

Please follow the instructions given by Mrs. Cohen over the next few days to help you start the application process for High School Selection.  We will be working on StudentNet and High School Applications in Computer Science Class until Thursday.

Friday and next week we will begin IMovie.  Follow along and please take the next few days seriously. The high school you attend can be critical in helping decide on a college or future career.  We are here to help you make the best decision you can.

Good Luck!

- Mr. S

Friday, October 11, 2013

Random Acts Of Literacy.Org

We Are Back!!  Everyone is encouraged to visit my site
Random Acts Of Literacy

I started this website and movement in 2011 while on the train home.  I hope it spreads to teachers and other commuting professionals nationwide.  I envision local groups teamed up with independent book stores to help provide books and donations to keep this going! 

At the very least, keep a book in your bag during the commute to or from work and give it anonymously to a child to read.  Make sure to write in the books so they know to pass them on!

Thanks for all the support!

- Mr. S

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Typing / Catch Up Day


Today you will use the time in class to catch up on any outstanding work.  Please start by signing in to your account and spending at least 10-minutes working on your typing skills.  Complete each section of the Basic Course and take the Section Quizzes at the end of each part.  Make sure you SIT UP STRAIGHT, REST YOUR FINGERS ON THE "HOME KEYS", AND USE ONLY THE FINGERS THAT ARE LISTED TO HIT THE PROPER KEYS INDICATED.  You are trying to learn to TYPE not just hit keys.  MEMORIZING THE KEYBOARD will also help.  You should get faster and more accurate each day that you practice.

Please spend the balance of your time working on an assignment you might have missed.  You can retake the Internet Safety & Security Quiz to improve your grade, at any time.  I will check the Technology Survey Results and the IS&S Quiz entries again today.  I will also be reviewing my gradebook for omissions and errors.  If you think that your grade is not quite right, come see me and we can discuss it.

Finally,  I have your ENGRADE Username and Password.  Let me know if you need it and I can write it down for you.  In November it will cost you a dollar (to me for the general school fund) to get that information again.  You should all have that information by now and it is important enough to remember or make a note of on your own.

We start IMovie on Tuesday.  Good Luck!

-  Mr. S

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Crossroads@Meade: Peace Day Observation 2013


Weebly Journal Entry
Please review the following video (we will watch it in class):

Write 3-4 Sentences (Constructed Response) on how it made you feel and how you can better yourself by following his advice!


Check out TACKK.COM.  I found this in a magazine on the flight home from a weekend trip.  I thought this would be an interesting and fun way to post information (Like The 8th Grade Project) for school.  You can easily create single page websites for your work.  You could create a single TACKK without logging in, or create a series of TACKK's.  Please go to the website TACKK.COM to get started.  Make sure you add the TAG (caatech) to all of your sites so we can see them.

Here is the link for my PEACE DAY Webpage:

Peace Day Project

Please go to and create a website for Peace Day 2013.  Create an account using your Gmail 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:

  1. Website must be created using
  2. Website must include keywords #xroadsatmeade and #peaceday2013
  3. Website must have at least one picture
  4. Website must include a link to your Website
  5. Website must include a contact/message form
  6. Website must have a Peace Day Theme
  7. Website must include at least 4-5 sentences on how you will "increase the peace" in your own way.  Please describe how you can help the world, our community, or your family be more aware of peaceful ways to resolve issues and be kinder to each other.
  8. Finally, when you are done, please search the Tackkboard for at least 5 other websites created by our class and post comments on them.  Be careful to be helpful not hurtful and let your classmates know that you appreciate their efforts!  KEEP THE PEACE!
Have Fun With This!!

- Mr. S

Monday, October 7, 2013

Habit # 1 - "Be Proactive" & Typing Week

We will start today by creating a journal entry after discussing Habit #1 from the 7-Habits of Highly Effective People (Covey).  Please pay attention to the information and answer the following questions in your Journal (  If you missed our discussion, please download and view the link (Habit #1 Video) to the left.

How will you try to "carry the weather with you" from now on.  What can you do to encourage others to see this as an important first step in being more mature? 

When you are finished with your journal entry, please go to the following website and take the typing test (1 minute, any topic you like, send your results in an email to me):

Next, go to, and create an account.  Go to START TYPING and begin the lesson with the HOME KEYS.  Spend the rest of the class time working on your typing skills.

Tomorrow there will be worksheets to help you get better at typing.  Sit up straight, fingers on the home keys, and really try to learn to type.  This is a skill you will use forever!

Good Work so far in this class to everyone!

- Mr. S

Friday, October 4, 2013

More GarageBand


Now that you have a basic idea how to navigate around the GarageBand application, please create a music track at least 25 seconds long for use in an IMovie project coming up.  You need to use at least three different loops to create the song.  I would suggest Percussion, Bass, and any other loop of your choice.  It can be slow or fast and have any theme you like.  Try to create it to reflect your personality or have a mood of some kind.  It can be scary, funny, happy, sad, melodramatic, suspenseful, or just plain.  When you are finished creating the music track you must SHARE it by EXPORTing it to DISK.  Place it on your desktop as an MP3 file.  Now you are ready to open your GDrive and UPLOAD the file online.  Once you have finished the UPLOAD, please SHARE the MP3 file with me by hitting the SHARE button and entering my email address.  You should also COPY the web address (Top Of The Share Box) and change the Permission for this file to ANYONE WITH LINK.  You can now put a link to this file on your Website by adding a word or picture and applying a link.  I will show everyone how to do this in class.

Follow these steps in class to complete this assignment:

  1. Open GarageBand
  2. Click NEW PROJECT
  3. Open LOOPS Project
  4. Create Music with at least 3 loops (minimum)
  5. Save Project to Desktop (Create a File on desktop for your stuff)
  6. Click SHARE above project and select EXPORT TO DISK
  7. EXPORT an MP3 Version of your music to Desktop
  8. Open Web Browser (Firefox)
  9. Sign In To GDRIVE
  10. Click the RED UP ARROW next to the CREATE button
  11. Upload your MP3 to your GDrive
  12. Click the new file listed in your GDrive
  13. Click the SHARE button.
  14. Change WHO HAS ACCESS to Anyone With Link
  15. Add to SHARE email list on bottom.
  16. COPY link for file at top of SHARE box.
  17. Open new Tab in Browser
  18. Open Website and Sign In
  19. Open your Website in Edit Mode
  20. On your HOME Page drag a New TITLE Box into the Home Page
  21. Type Garageband MP3 then drag the cursor over the words to highlight it.
  22. Look for the LINK symbol in the Toolbar.
  23. Click it and PASTE your weblink (From SHARE Page) into the box.
  24. Check the box for open in New Window
  25. Hit OK
Once you are finished with these steps, you should now Publish your website (Yellow PUBLISH Button) in the top, right corner.  Then click the link to your active website and make sure your new link works.  Once your link is active, you have finished today's assignment.

Good Luck!

-  Mr. S

Thursday, October 3, 2013

GarageBand Primer

GarageBand Rocks!  I want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to create some custom music for the IMovie project in a couple of weeks.

Steps to help you:
1.  Open Apple's GarageBand Application.
2.  Watch the "Building A Song" (Click For Link)
3.  Use the HELP section with the class on the Main Screen
4.  Use the headphones to listen to GarageBand while you create a personal track.
5.  Try to create a track that is 10-15 seconds long
6.  Use the instruments listed in the Loop Browser.
7.  Look in the SHARE drop down list to EXPORT your work to the desktop.
8.  You might want to Upload it to your GDrive so you do not lose it.

I hope you enjoy the next couple weeks in class.  Next week we are Keyboarding/Typing, creating Peace Day Websites, and then on to IMovie!


- Mr. S

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Internet Safety & Security Quiz

Today you will take the Internet Security and Safety Quiz posted below.  If you missed the lesson, I have posted the Presentation online using Google Docs and my link list below.  Click the link for the ISS and watch the show if you are confused.  You may use your previous answers on your email by looking in your SENT box on your GMAIL.  You may also use the presentation online to search for the answers.  When you are finished taking the quiz, you may quietly work on your website.

To Date You Should Have Completed The Following Activities For Grades:

  1. Gmail Setup
  2. Website Setup (With Additional Journal Page)
  3. Email Journal Entry: 9/11 Reflection
  4. Weebly Journal Entries: 
    a.  Taylor Mali
    b.  MTV "A Thin Line Quiz Reflection
    c.  12x12x12 Impression Reflection
  5. Learning Style Inventory Quiz - Reported to Mr. S
  6. Left/Right Brain Quiz - Reported to Mr. S
  7. Syllabus Parent Signature Sheet (Worth A Quiz Grade)
  8. Online Technology Survey
  9. Autobiography Google Drive Document (1-page)
  10. Autobiography Google Drive Presentation (10-slides)
  11. Autobiography Oral Presentation In Front Of Class
  12. Chapter Questions Emails about "lol...OMG" by Matt Ivester
  13. Today's IS&S Quiz Online.
Make sure you are up to date in this class with any additional time you have.  I will be entering grades this week and should have Engrade updated by Monday or Tuesday at the latest.  Anyone who needs to take home your code for your parents to access Engrade can ask me today.  I will write it down.

Good Luck!

- Mr. S

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Internet Safety & Security Presentation Day

Today we will be discussing Internet Safety & Security issues in depth.

Start with a quick Journal Post ( about the 12x12x12 Impressions located at the bottom of the Posts here on the website.  Hint:  Scan to the bottom of the page and look for where the background changes to flat grey.  Journal about what you think this passage means to you?  How have you noticed, in hindsight, this idea in action? 

Please use the Powerpoint (CLICK HERE) online to study for tomorrow's Test.  You will be tested on items from the book "lol...OMG" by Matt Ivester and from items in today's presentation.  We will work on GarageBand at the end of the week.

Good Luck!

-Mr. S

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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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