Thursday, April 27, 2017

MY BIO / My Heritage Project (MP4)

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

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

What is Heritage? 

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

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

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

Heritage is an essential part of the present we live in--and of the future we will build.
- Taken from the following website: WHAT IS HERITAGE ARTICLE (CLICK HERE)

MyBio Google Slides Presentation - Your assignment is to create a GOOGLE DRIVE SLIDES Presentation that is all about you. Here is a list of the requirements and some suggestions for what to include in your slides:

  1. Saved as “(Your Name) Bio” and emailed to Mr. S
  2. Have a logical order to your slides
  3. You DO NOT have to follow the slide suggestions order
  4. Use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  5. You MUST have 10 Slides
  6. Include a Title Slide (Slide 1)
  7. Include a Birth Information Slide (Slide 2)
  8. Have at least 4 Images/Graphics/Photos that are related to their slides

Slide Suggestions: You may use these suggestions or come up with your own
  • **Title: First and Last Name
  • **Birth Information: Birthday, Birthplace, Length, Weight, and Time
  • Accomplishments: List at least three accomplishments.
  • Career: What you want to be? How you will do this?
  • Class Schedule: What is your schedule this semester?
  • Dislikes: Identify your dislikes.
  • Family Information: Family Size, Parents Names, Siblings
  • Favorites: Identify your favorite things.
  • Friends: Who are you friends? What do you do with them for fun?
  • Goals: List short-term goals (for the year). List intermediate goals (for the next 3 years).
  • List long-term goals (for the next 10 years).
  • Hobbies: Identify your hobbies.
  • Job: What is your job? What are your job duties?
  • Likes: Identify your likes.
  • People: Have different people make comments about you.
  • ** Required Slides

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

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


Students will log into their Google Drive and open a New PRESENTATION. Students will learn the basic tools used to create a presentation. Students will create a MY BIO Presentation about themselves. Students will use Google Images to select pictures for use today. Students will Copy the pictures selected to the desktop of the computer they are working with. Students use PIXLR.Com to upload, manipulate, adjust, save and add pictures to their project. Students must complete the steps below to CREATE and SHARE a MY BIO Presentation for credit.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Google Drive / HERO PROJECT / Draw IO Introduction (MP4)

Today you will use the following link to review all of the useful tools on Google Drive.  Your Google Drive is a place to store files, create documents, spreadsheets, and presentation, and many other types of projects.  Please click Google Drive to see a video, and an extensive list of features about this tool you will be using in class for the rest of the marking period.

Second,  you need to visit the following link:  Hero Project  This is an independent project you will be working on during the marking period.  You need to review the information at the website and make a plan to interview a local veteran of the armed forces.  Make sure you have your parent's permission before the interview.  You need to find out why they served, what they did (what was their job), and what their service means to them.  READ ALL DIRECTIONS prior to beginning this project.  Make sure you add a paragraph about what the interview meant to you.

Finally, 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.

To start, use a blank piece of paper to list your birthday, list all the schools you have attended, list any significant events in your life (birthdays, deaths, weddings, graduations, holidays, family trips, honors, awards, or any other events you can remember) and the dates they happened. Sign In to Google. Open DRAW.IO and CONNECT it to your Google Drive. Open a New Blank Document. Begin to drag boxes into the timeline and label them in order. Once you have created your first box with a date underneath, you can now select the box, copy and paste a new one next to it, and link them with an arrow. Continue until you have listed all the events up to today's date. You need to list 15 events to complete the project.

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.  Once you have your Timeline and Family Tree on one document, Go To FILE and EXPORT and save it to the desktop as an IMAGE (PNG) File.  Upload the PNG File to DROPBOX Link below for credit.  

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

- Mr. S

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 (  Make sure you click CAN EDIT for credit.  You also need to EXPORT your file as a Graphic Image (PNG) and Upload the Picture to the DROPBOX Link Below! 

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 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

Friday, April 21, 2017

Khan Academy Sign-Up (MP4)

Everyone at Collegium (Building 515) will use their 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 1: Open Khan Academy and use your CCS Gmail to create an account.

Step 2: Add Mr. Scribner as a COACH using the code CHVJTZ in your PROFILE

Step 3: Choose and begin "BIG HISTORY" an online class that you are interested in.

Step 4:  Continue working on your PIXLR Photo and Collage Project from yesterday.

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 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, April 20, 2017

PIXLR Introduction / PIXLR Collage Project (MP4)

Today we will be working online with  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
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
8.  Once you have Uploaded the File, SHARE it with Mr. S ( for credit. e
9.  PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK ( and UPLOAD your file here in addition to SHARING it with me on Google DRIVE. 


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.

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.

1. Choose 4 Pictures from Google Images
2. Save 4 Pictures to Desktop
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
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 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.

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 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, April 17, 2017


Happy Tuesday!  I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A RELAXING VACATION!  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 TEST! You will receive a grade for the TEST and I will be notified when you have completed the program. This is an ongoing project until the end of Marking Period 4. If you do not complete this program prior to the end of MP4, you will take a zero on this project. Take your time and Good Luck! -Mr. S

When You Are Done:

1.  Go to and take the CHALLENGE
  • The CHALLENGE is a graded task for class!     


 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 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.

Friday, April 7, 2017

12x12x12 Rule / Multiple Intelligences (MP4)

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


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.

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!

Standards Covered In This Class  
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011

CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2014

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Left/Right Brain Dominance / Learning Styles / Typing Test (MP4)

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:

Begin working on improving your typing skills right away!

Good Work so far in this class to everyone!

- Mr. S

  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 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.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Getting Started Right - Google Sign-In, Schoology, Google Classroom, Syllabus

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

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 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! 

Standards Covered In This Class 
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011
CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2014

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Integrity (13 Characteristics)

13 Characteristics of People Who Have Integrity

1. They Value Other People's Time: They value their own time so they also value the time of other people. They know you have plenty of other places you need to be and won’t hold you up. If you spend time with them, it is likely they will thank you for that as well.

2. They Give Credit Where It Is Due: They do not take credit for things they did not do. They will always credit those who deserve it. If you help this person with a project he or she will likely mention your name so you can take credit for your work.

3. They Are Authentic: They are their truest forms. You won’t catch them in a lie or being fake.

4. They Are Always Honest: They are honest people that feel no need to lie as it is important for them to get to where they need to get in life honestly.

5. They Never Take Advantage Of Others: They are not the kind of people who will take advantage of someone else. They love to build people up and help them get where they need to be. Taking too much from someone else will never be an issue with someone who has a lot of integrity.

6. The Do Not Argue Over Disagreements: They will talk through things in a civil manner or not talk at all. You cannot and will not force this person into arguing over something completely ridiculous. I find this to be a very respectable trait.

7. They Give Most People The Benefit Of The Doubt: They try to see the good in everyone. I think this is because they feel like maybe there are more people in this world that also have integrity. That being said, if you take advantage of them too much they will get rid of you.

8. They Know When Something Is Bothering Someone: They have a great intuition that lets them know when something is going on. If someone is down in the dumps they will notice. Chances are they will actually do what they can to cheer you up.

9. They Believe In Others: They accept your word as truth until it is dis-proven. That being said, they do not take lying well. And once you lie to them, it is unlikely that they will ever take your word again.

10. They Apologize First: If they have done something wrong they will come to you and apologize. This is just how they are. They own up to their mistake and try to make things right.

11. They Are Humble: They do not quite know their own worth. While they are very important and do so much good they don’t quite see it. You should remind them of it.

12. They Do Good When They Can: They are always helping other people. They love to know that they have improved someone’s life. It gives their lives meaning.

13. They Are Always Kind To Those Who Need It: Giving kindness can go a long way. When someone looks like they need a little pick me up these people deliver. They can brighten up almost anyone’s day.

If you are someone who has true integrity, thank you for being who you are and thank you for all that you do. You really do actually make a difference in society, please keep up the good work. If you feel no one else is proud of you, know that I am.

Journal Entries 2012-2013

1. Introduction (9/10/12 - Weebly Journal)
2. 9/11 Reflection (9/11/12 - Email Instructor)
3. Internet Safety (9/19/12 - Weebly Journal)
4. Violence (9/20/12 - Weebly Journal)
5. Taylor Mali Conviction (9/25/12 Email Instructor)
6. 12x12x12 (10/1/12 - Weebly Journal)
7. Habit #1 Reflection (10-9-12 - Weebly Journal)
8. Habit #2 Reflection (10-24-12 - Weebly Journal)
9. Habit #3 Reflection (11-9-12 - Weebly Journal)
10. Interview a Veteran (11-12-12 - Email Instructor)
11. Digital Photography Reflection (11-19-12 Weebly)
12. Habit #4 Reflection (11-27-12 - Weebly Journal)
13. New Years Resolutions (01-03-12 - Weebly Journal)
14. Habit #5 Reflection (1-9-13 - Weebly Journal)
15. College Inquiry Project Reflection (1-14-13 - Weebly)
16. Habit #6 Reflection (2-6-13 - Weebly)
17. Habit #7 Reflection (2-11-13 - Weebly)
18. Indian Talking Stick (Covey) (2-20-13 Weebly)
19. Historical Figure Reflection (3-4-13 Weebly)
20. Investing vs Gambling Reflection (4-8-13 Weebly)
21. Poverty On My Block (4-15-13 Weebly)
22. Apartment Utility Cost Summary (5-13-13 Weebly)
23. Memorial Day Reflection (5-24-13 Weebly)

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