Tuesday, May 24

Gallery Walk of Genius Hour projects. Show off your work!
Begin working on your Final Review Packets. This is worth 1/3 of your final exam grade!

Monday, May 23

last day for Genius Hour Projects. Tomorrow we will gallery walk all of the projects.

Tuesday, May 17

Continue working on Genius Hour. Update your wiki EVERY day. This is your daily grade.

Monday, May 16

Continue working on Genius Hour projects. Every day this week you should have an entry on your wiki page using this format:

Date:
Today I:
The challenges I had were:
What I accomplished was:
What I plan to do tomorrow is:

Copy this every day and fill in the blanks.

Friday, May 13

Today we will begin our Genius Hour projects. What is Genius Hour? Well you are getting ready to find out! by the end of today you should have completed your project proposal and begin working on your project.

Friday, May 6

Today is the last day for Gamestar Mechanic. You should finish both projects and play through Episode 4.

Wednesday, May 4

Yes, we are still playing Gamestar. You should finish the first project by TODAY. Yes, it is a major grade.

Tuesday, May 3

Continue with Gamestar Mechanic. You should finish the first project today. the order is:
Play Episodes 1 and 2
Elements of a Game Project
Episodes 3 and 4
Balanced Game Project
Episode 5
Create and playtest games

Monday, May 2

If you did not already on Friday, today we will begin Gamestar Mechanic. The link to join the class is
https://gamestarmechanic.com/join/SWMSCLAYTON/premiumIf you have already joined, the link to continue is https://gamestarmechanic.comYou should complete episodes 1 and 2 and then complete the first project. You can find the project under the Workshops tab. The first project is called Elements of a Game.

Monday, April 25

Continue working on Book Report Websites. For periods 6-9 these are due today. For period 2 these are due tomorrow. When you are finished, please copy and paste the link and send in an e-mail to me.

Wednesday, April 20

2nd/6th Finish Websites today! This is the LAST day to turn these in. E-mail me the link when you are finished.
7/8/9 Today you will read a short children's book and complete a book report research template. You will be creating a book report website for this book from the information you gather. You may use either Tackk or Wix to create this report. DO NOT begin creating on the internet until you have completed your research notes.

Friday, April 15

Continue working on Wix "Top 5" Website. 6-9th periods should finish this TODAY. 2nd period will have one additional day and finish this on Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 13

2nd period: Today we will begin our multi page website assignment. I will get you started. We will be using a website called Wix. See below for an example.
6-9th periods: Continue working on your "Top Five" website. This will be due on Friday.

Tuesday, April 12

2nd period: Finish animal websites using Tackk
6-9th periods: It's time to start the REALLY big website project. Pick up an assignment sheet from the table. For this website you will use Wix. You can get to the website from here:
https://www.wix.com/my-account/sites/
You will need to have an account.
See an example here:
http://kaclayton1.wix.com/pittop10

Monday, April 11

Everyone should be working an your animal website using Tackk. Here is an example of a completed website:
https://tackk.com/jh0bpf
Your website should be neatly organized and informative about your animal. It should contain all of the items that you researched. when you are finished, you need to PUBLISH your Tackk and send me the link.

Friday, April 8

1. CHECK YOUR E-MAIL!!! Do you have an e-mail saying I couldn't grade your work? Please SHARE that work and respond to my e-mail that you have done so. Look for an e-mail from Scratch also. You need to confirm your e-mail before you can share. Some of us have very low grades because you did NOT share your work so that I can grade it!
2. Continue working on Animal Website assignment. Today we will begin working in TACKK.

Monday, April 4

Today we will begin our unit on website design. We will watch a short video about graphic design and complete a written assignment about the 10 principles of website design. This is due today.

Friday, April 1

Today is NOT a free day---but it is a catch up day. You should have finished all of your SCRATCH projects (see below) and sent them to me.

Then you should do ANY SCRATCH tutorial and send it to me for your grade today. Most of them are pretty short so you should have no problem finishing a project.

This is the last day of SCRATCH! We will move on to our website design unit next week.

Thursday, March 31

Things you should have accomplished by the end of today:
1. Finish Lessons 1-4 and send me a link by e-mail.
2. Finish Lesson 5. This is a NEW project. Create a NEW file. Send me a link when you are finished.
3. Create your own Scratch Game! Send me a link when you are finished.

Monday, March 28

Continue working on your Scratch Lessons. Most classes should be up to Lesson 5. 2nd period--you should finish up to Lesson 4 by the end of today. Please send me a link to your project by e-mail when you are finished. You must Share your project first before you do this.

Monday, March 21
Today we will start working with SCRATCH to create an animated character. You will need to go to this website
https://scratch.mit.edu/
and Join Scratch. We will walk through the beginning of the first lesson together.

Tuesday, March 8

Friday is the end of the grading period! Do you have missing work? Today is your final day to get that completed. We will have a catch-up day today. If you have finished all week you may use your phone or do work for other classes. No games on the computer today for ANYONE. Come to computer club today after school if you want to play games.

Monday, March 7

Complete your "A versus B" PowerPoint presentation. Drop it in the folder named "Battle". When you are finished you need to see if you are missing work. the end of the grading period is Friday.

Friday, March 4

Today we will create a Powerpoint presentation that includes sound effects. The theme of this presentation will be "A versus B". I have given you a folder in the Pick Up folders containing some pictures. Pick two pictures! You presentation would be a story about a battle between these two pictures. Who would win? Why? Look at the sample presentation below for an example. Your presentation should include SOUND EFFECTS. The presentation should run by itself.
Red Versus Blue.pptx
Red Versus Blue.pptx
Red Versus Blue.pptx

Thursday, March 3

Go to the Pick Up folder and find the file called "Nursery Rhymes1". It is in the folder called Sound Editing. We will be doing a class exercise with this file.

Monday, February 29

Today we will Peer Review 4 presentations. You will not review your own class. I will explain how to do this.
Period 2:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7PbgM6bOTR-UG5VMEp3X3paQWM&usp=sharing
Period 6:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7PbgM6bOTR-WmFKWWY1V1NJS2s&usp=sharing
Period 7:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7PbgM6bOTR-MWhxZVBpeTRqSVE&usp=sharing
Period 8:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7PbgM6bOTR-SmJ3Q0ktU2VicVE&usp=sharing
Period 9:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7PbgM6bOTR-cjd3bkI0aGozVHM&usp=sharing

Friday, February 26

This is the LAST day to complete your Country Project-they are due in the drop folder at the end of class. Please turn in your notes sheet to the box.

Thursday, February 25

Country projects are due tomorrow! Work hard! when you are finished, turn your project into the drop folder and your notes packet into the box.

Wednesday, February 24

Continue working on your country project. These are due Friday.

Tuesday, February 23

Continue Country Project.

Friday, February 19

Today we will start our first major PowerPoint project using the skills we have learned this week. You will need to pick a country to research. Each student will have a DIFFERENT country. You will pick in order of the number you were given when you came in today. Have at least three choices in mind in case your top choice has already been taken.
ClaytonAssignment sheet_International PP project.docx
ClaytonAssignment sheet_International PP project.docx
ClaytonAssignment sheet_International PP project.docx

MrsClayton.pptx
MrsClayton.pptx
MrsClayton.pptx

Thursday, February 18

Today we are going to play PowerPoint Musical Chairs! Please wait for me to tell you what to do. We will do this as a class.

Wednesday, February 17

We will continue working on PowerPoint basic skills today.
Today your assignment is pp. 308, 310, 312 in your book. At the end of today your assignment should be turned in to the drop folder. The file is called "Reinforced Product Branding"

Tuesday, February 16

Today we will introduce PowerPoint as a group and then work through some assignments in our book. The assignments will begin on p. 299. Today you should try to get through p. 307. There will be a vocabulary quiz tomorrow! Pay attention to the vocabulary terms in blue!

Friday, February 12

Today is a catch up day! You need to get anything finished that you have not turned in INCLUDING the crossword puzzle. some of you are missing LOTS of work. Next Tuesday is the end of the 3 week grading period. Everything past due must be in by then to be counted. GET YOUR WORK DONE!

Thursday, February 11

Today is the day to get your crossword puzzle complete in Excel. When you are finished you should print two copies--one blank, one with the solution, staple them together, and turn them in. If you finish with your assignment then you earn a free day/catch up day tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 10

Today we will start our LAST Excel assignment! You will create a crossword puzzle using vocabulary terms we have learned in this unit. If you have this finished by the end of class tomorrow, you will receive a FREE DAY on Friday to work on past due work or just chill!

Tuesday, February 9

Excel Quest is due TODAY!! I found a couple of errors yesterday that I need to correct. So if you are in 2nd or 6th period I will tell you the changes. Almost done with Excel!!!

Monday, February 8

Continue working on Excel Quest! Yes--some of it is hard! See if you can do it without asking me. Use the hints!

Thursday and Friday, February 4-5

Today you will complete the Excel Quest! First, watch this video:
https://youtu.be/aFG_Gmv3q_g
Then, download this workbook and begin:
Excel Quest.xlsx
Excel Quest.xlsx
Excel Quest.xlsx


If you FINISH the Excel Quest, you may work on creating your own crossword puzzle OR creating a drawing in Excel. The substitute has the worksheets. You may also work on past due work. NO GAMES!!!!

Wednesday, February 3

Today you should write and print your Car Data Report. This is due TODAY at the end of the class period turned in to the box.
Car Data Report.docx
Car Data Report.docx
Car Data Report.docx

Tuesday, February 2

Today you will use your Car Data to create some charts and then write a summary of your findings. Pick up the assignment sheets from the table.

Monday, February 1

1. Today we are going to count cars! Yes-we are really going outside to collect some data about the cars in the teacher parking lot. You will need a data collection sheet. Share a data collection sheet and a clipboard with your table partner. If you do not have a table partner you will work by yourself.
You are going to collect three pieces of data about each car: color, model, and the first letter of the license plate.
2. Your next step is to input this data into an Excel Workbook. The workbook has already been set up for you. EACH PERSON WILL CREATE THEIR OWN WORKBOOK. Here is a copy (it is also in the pick up folder):
CarData.xls
CarData.xls
CarData.xls


Tomorrow we will ANALYZE the data and come to some conclusions about the cars in our parking lot.

Friday, January 29

This is the final day to work on the projects! Do good work and get these completed!

Thursday, January 28

1. Continue working on projects. Most of us should be up to Birthday Party by now. This will be due TOMORROW. It's a major grade and has 3 spreadsheets AND a chart! Do good work!
2. Are you finished with all of your projects? The next thing to work on is to test the Excel logic games. Look for the file below.

Wednesday, January 27

1. Check your grade! Are you missing work? GET IT TURNED IN! Do a late ticket for any missing work if you turn it in.
2. Continue working on projects.
3. If you are COMPLETELY DONE with all of the projects play the Excel logic games--the link is below. NO other games!!

Tuesday, January 26

Only 8th and 9th period meet today.
Continue working on projects. Do you have missing work? This is a good day to catch up on that as well.
Finished with everything you say? Try one of these Excel puzzles. No--they are not games. They are logic puzzles.
all-6004092.zip
all-6004092.zip
all-6004092.zip

Monday, January 25

Continue with your projects.

Friday, January 22

Today is the end of a grading period for progress reports. Today is a catch up day! These are the assignments from this week you should have turned in by the end of today:
1. Toys R Us (in the drop folder) MAJOR GRADE
2. Fruit Stand (print this out)
3. NBA Stats (except Period 2-this will be due Monday for you)

Remember to check your grades for missing assignments and catch up on those as well:
1. Mario Picture(drop)
2. Your Picture Instructions(written)
3. NHL Standings(drop)
4. Excel Project #1(drop)
5. Excel Formula Practice(periods 2,8)written
6. M & M Math (Periods 6,7,9)(drop)

Thursday, January 21

1. Finish Toys R Us
2. Create a simple chart--Fruit Stand Assignment
3. Averaging Assignment-NBA Stats
instructions AVERAGE Function.pdf
instructions AVERAGE Function.pdf
instructions AVERAGE Function.pdf


Wednesday, January 20

Absolutely positively THE LAST DAY we are going to work on Toys R Us--get this FINISHED! This is a major grade--do a good job and check the rubric to make sure you have formatted everything correctly. If you are FINISHED, then there is a new project on the table involving creating a simple bar chart.

Tuesday, January 19

Continue your Toys R Us Shopping Spree Assignment. Remember the goal is get as close to possible to $1,000 without going over. Set up all of your formulas before you shop! It will make things so much easier! This is due TODAY.

Friday, January 15

What a wonderful day for shopping and creating a spreadsheet! Continue your assignment from yesterday. REMEMBER THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE FORMULAS in Columns E, F, and G and for the Grand Total--you will loose 60 points if you have no formulas!!!! READ the directions!!

Thursday, January 14

Today we will begin the Toys R Us Shopping Spree project! This will be due at the end of class tomorrow. We will discuss this as a class and then you are on your own.
Toys R Us Shopping Spree.doc
Toys R Us Shopping Spree.doc
Toys R Us Shopping Spree.doc

Toys R Us Rubric.docx
Toys R Us Rubric.docx
Toys R Us Rubric.docx

Wednesday, January 13

1. This is the last day to turn in Excel Project 1. Turn it in to the drop folder. I have noticed that some of us are going to the back page and just copying the information and typing it in. This isn't the correct way to do this. You need to READ and FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. You will receive a 50 if I don't see the formulas.
2. Excel Formula Practice Assignment. You don't need your computers for this. Please log out (Class Periods 2,6,8)
3. Finish M&M math Investigation (Periods 7 and 9)

Tuesday, January 12

1. Finish Excel 1 Project. This is due today. Turn in to the drop folder.
2. Start M & Ms Math Investigation Project. You will need a fun size bag of M & M's and a worksheet (Class Periods 7 and 9 only)

Monday, January 11

1. We'll do a quick lesson as a class to learn a few more math formulas in Excel.
2. Start Excel Project #1-worksheet is on the table.
Excel_Lab_ 1 - Basics.doc
Excel_Lab_ 1 - Basics.doc
Excel_Lab_ 1 - Basics.doc

Friday, January 8

1. Quick lesson on entering data in Excel. Use the handout from the table. We will begin this as a class and then you are on your own. Turn this in to the drop folder "NHL Standings"
2. Finish anything from this week that you have not completed. At the end of today you should have turned in your:
-Picture file (Mario) to the drop folder
-Instructions for your secret picture WITH YOUR E-MAIL written across the top.
-"Hockey Stats" assignment

Thursday, January 7

1. Create your own picture in Excel. It should have at least three colors. It can be simple, or hard--but don't make it SO HARD that someone can't do it in one class period. Save it in your H Drive folder.
2. Write the directions for someone else to create that picture on a piece of notebook paper. Don't tell what the picture is! It needs to be written in the same format as the instructions for the secret picture.
3. Put your e-mail address on the top of the paper--NOT YOUR NAME.
4. When everyone is finished, I will trade the papers with the instructions and give them to a different class period. Whoever completes your picture will e-mail it to you to be checked!

Wednesday, January 6

Finish your picture that you began yesterday. This should be dropped in the drop folder called "Picture".
Next assignment: Create your own picture in Excel. Write the directions for someone else to create that picture on a piece of notebook paper. Don't tell what the picture is! It needs to be written in the same format as the instructions for the secret picture. You need to use at least three different colors in your picture. Can you do it? When you are finished, we will trade instructions and someone else will create your picture.

Tuesday, January 5

New year, new semester, new unit! for this next unit we will be learning to use Microsoft Excel. We will start by exploring the screen, tabs, and commands as a class like we did with Microsoft Word. Then we will learn to do a few things together as a class before we work on a fun assignment to create a surprise picture in Excel.
Borders Shading Instructions.pdf
Borders Shading Instructions.pdf
Borders Shading Instructions.pdf

Tuesday-Friday December 15-18

Final Exams. Your Newspaper Project is due at the end of your final exam period. PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY FOR HOW TO TURN IN.
MicrosoftWordNewspaperProjectDirectionsTutorial.pdf
MicrosoftWordNewspaperProjectDirectionsTutorial.pdf
MicrosoftWordNewspaperProjectDirectionsTutorial.pdf

Fall Final PIT.docx
Fall Final PIT.docx
Fall Final PIT.docx

Monday, December 14

Today we will begin our final project. You should have a project hand out and the story you will type. This project will be due at the end of your final exam period.

Friday, December 11

Today we will see how well you understood coding concepts. With a partner, you will write our own "sample" programs for a card game using loops and conditional statements. You will then play your card game! THIS IS NOT ON A COMPUTER. At the end of the class period, each team will turn in their written program and score sheet. We will also have a short quiz.

Tuesday, December 8

Ready, Set, Go! it's Hour of Code Week!

Monday, December 7

Finish your blog post! This is the FINAL DAY we will work on these. Remember that you need to e-mail me your blog post when it is finished.
If you have finihsed your blog post, we will be doing HOUR OF CODE all week! Go to http://code.org to begin

Thursday/Friday, December 3/4

Pick an online newspaper for any city in the United States of your choice.
Tell me the masthead information of the newspaper (title, volume, date, city, state, etc.) Add a link to that newspaper to your blog post. Create a blog post addressing ONE of the following topics:
1. Do you feel that an online or paper version is more interesting to read? Explain your reasons using at least three examples. Use at least three of the vocabulary terms that we learned yesterday. Include a graphic of this newspaper.
2. Pick a story that interests you. Read the story and answer the following:
-In your opinion, why is the story "newsworthy"?
-Who wrote the story (byline)?
-What can you find out about the person who wrote the story (research)?
-Who created the graphics for the story(photo credits)?
-How does the graphic add to the story?
-What can you find out about this person or source(research)?
3. Examine the website of this newspaper. Compare and contrast this website with a paper copy of a newspaper (I have samples). Remember when you compare and contrast that you should explain both the similarities and the differences. Use at least four vocabulary terms we learned yesterday. Include graphics.

When you are finished, please e-mail me the link to the blog. This is due at the end of class on Friday.

Wednesday, December 2

Use the Quizlet here
https://quizlet.com/66349902/design-and-layout-vocabulary-flash-cards/ to learn vocabulary terms for parts of a newspaper. You will have 20 minutes to do the Quizlet.
Label each vocabulary term on the sample front page you are given.

Tuesday, December 1

Only Periods 2 and 6 meet today. Use as a catch up day.

Monday, November 30

All classes in Rm. 106 or library today to watch History of Printing Video.

Tuesday, November 24

It's Google Day! Who will have the fastest Google fingers? Be crowned the Google Champion of your class period by being the first person done with the assignment.

Monday, November 23

Today will be a catch up day. You should be completing your business letter or your flyer.

Friday, November 20

Create a floor plan of the class room to be used as a seating chart. Remember to include the tables in the middle of the room! Use shapes in Microsoft Word to create this.

Thursday, November 19

Continue working on business card assignment pp. 14-18 in the green and white book. All business card assignments are due today. You must show me your assignment for a grade.

Wednesday, November 18

Today all class periods will work on a project from the project book to create business cards. You do not need the internet. The project begins on Page 14.

Tuesday, November 17

2nd period: Work on business letters.
All others: Work on Flyer assignment (see attachment below). The flyer is due tomorrow at the end of class.

Monday, November 16

2nd period-We will go over the parts of a business letter and begin typing our letter to a company.
All others: Finish company letters. I will demonstrate how to create an envelope. We will print and turn in letters and envelopes today.
When you are finished, begin this assignment to create a flyer:
project 1_advertisement.docx
project 1_advertisement.docx
project 1_advertisement.docx


Friday, November 13

Continue working on assignments. Today is the last day of the grading period for progress reports. Are all of your assignments turned in? This should be your top priority today. Remember to do a late ticket for any work you are turning in late.

Thursday, November 12

2nd period: Today we will work on an assignment called "A Day at Spring Woods" to show how to add tables and art to our documents.

All other periods: We will begin to learn to format a letter. You will need the file "Thomas Turkey Letter" from the pick up folder and we will do an exercise as a class.

You will then begin to write a complimentary letter to a business. Your assignment will be to write a letter to a business that makes a snack that you enjoy. We will mail these letters when they are finished so do your best job! You will need to bring 50 cents to cover the cost of the stamp.
Addresses.docx
Addresses.docx
Addresses.docx

Wednesday, November 11

2nd period: Today we will do an exercise as a class to learn about inserting smart art and shapes.
All other periods: Continue working on your A Day at Spring Woods assignment. It is due today.

Tuesday, November 10

2nd period-All calendars are due today. Please raise your hand and have me check it before you print.
6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th periods: Today we will create a graphic organizer to show the feeder schools to Spring Woods Middle School. We will do this as a class.

Monday, November 9

2nd period: Continue working on calendar project
All other periods: Today we will do an exercise as a class to learn about inserting shapes and smart art.

Friday, November 6

Work on the calendar project. All Calendars should be printed and hung on the wall in place of your Internet poster. Do not print until I have CHECKED your work and given you the okay.
Calendars are due TODAY in Periods 6,7,8 and 9 and on MONDAY in Period 2.

Thursday, November 5

2nd Period-Practice Exercise as a class. You will need the file Aquarius from the pick up folder.
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th--Today we will work on the Calendar project.
Calendar Assignment.docx
Calendar Assignment.docx
Calendar Assignment.docx

Wednesday, November 4

2nd, 6th, and 7th period-Home Ribbon worksheet from the table. This is due today. Open Word and use this to help you.
8th and 9th period- We will step through Word Practice #1 to make sure we are all on the same page as far as skills. You will need the file from the pick up folder called Aquarius. We will do this as a class. Then you will begin the Calendar project which will introduce you to working with tables. You will work on this independently.

Tuesday, November 3

2nd period--See yesterday. If you were an 8th grader who was here yesterday, then you are my assistants today. I will assign you a small group to be responsible for. The first small group that finishes and turns in their assignment to the drop folder will receive a prize. If EVERYONE in the class finishes and successfully turns in the assignment then the class will earn 10 minutes of free time tomorrow at the start of class.

All others--open MS Word and use it to complete the worksheet on the table. There are two pages. If EVERYONE turns in the assignment then tomorrow you will be allowed to listen to music when you are working on a project.

Monday, November 2

Today we will take a break from working on book lessons. You will need a file from the Pick Up folder called "Command Match". Save it to your Student (H) folder with the correct name (look at your green card). Complete this assignment using the Word Ribbons to help you. You will drag the correct icon to the ribbon where it is located.
After you complete this I will demonstrate how to turn in an assignment electronically to the Drop folder.

If you finish early, continue with Unit D and Unit E. When you finish Unit E, turn it in to the Drop Folder.

Thursday, October 29

Continue working on Unit D. At the end of Unit D, you should print a file and turn it in. If you have done this correctly and followed all of the steps, it will have your name on it.
If you finish Unit D, begin Unit E. At the end of Unit E, you are asked to print a file. DO NOT PRINT. You will turn this in to the drop folder. I will demonstrate how to do this.

Wednesday, October 28

Begin working on Unit D, p. 75 in your book. You will work up to p. 92. Pay attention because at the end of p. 92 you will be asked to print the document you have been working on which should have your NAME on it. Turn this in to the box after you have printed for a grade. It should look exactly like figure D-23 on p. 93. Work slowly and carefully--do not skip steps.
If you are super fast and finish Unit D, begin working on Unit E. At the end of Unit E, you are asked to print a document. DO NOT PRINT--YOU WILL SAVE THIS TO THE DROP FOLDER.
2ND PERIOD ONLY-We will walk through an exercise as a class.

Tuesday, October 27

Everyone except for 2nd period will begin working with our textbook and Microsoft software today. Your first assignment is to begin working through the Unit B lessons that start on p.30 and continue to p.43. You will need your flash drive. Before we begin, I will walk you through how to use this textbook and some important differences in our software that you will need to know. If you complete Unit B, your next task will be Unit D. It begins on p.75.

2nd period will receive one extra day to complete the biography project due to the fire drill yesterday.

Monday, October 26

This will be the final day to complete the biography project. Tomorrow we will start working with Microsoft software installed on our computer, beginning with learning to set up a file system. If you do not already have your flash drive, you will need it tomorrow.

Friday, October 23

Continue working on your biography project. Note that this will not be included in this grading period so your PRIORITY is to get any missing work completed.

Thursday, October 22

Today you will work independently to watch a biography documentary of a famous entrepreneur in the Information Technology field. All of these individuals had ideas that lead to very successful companies. You should record 10 facts about the individual(s) you choose, the complete a project to creatively present those facts. This will be due at the end of class tomorrow.
.
Information Technology Career Biography.docx
Information Technology Career Biography.docx
Information Technology Career Biography.docx

Wednesday, October 21

Today we will complete the College Scavenger Hunt. Some classes started this yesterday and some did not. You will need a worksheet.
College Scavenger Hunt.docx
College Scavenger Hunt.docx
College Scavenger Hunt.docx

Here is your next assignment if you finish early:
Information Technology Career Biography.docx
Information Technology Career Biography.docx
Information Technology Career Biography.docx

Tuesday, October 20

Today we will watch a Power Point and discuss high school graduation requirements and how to apply to college. After we finish the Power Point we will take this quiz:
http://goo.gl/forms/2KzIrTxFA8
If there is time, begin the College Scavenger Hunt assignment using this website to research a Texas college or university of your choice:
http://www.campustours.com

Monday, October 19

Today you will discover how much money you need to earn to live the lifestyle that you desire. We will use the website:
http://www.texasrealitycheck.com/ to create a liveable budget. You should e-mail me your budget by the end of class. Make sure your name and class period are in the comments.

Friday, October 16

IF you have finished all your work and have not missing assignments AND you have finished your typing log, this is your FREE DAY.
IF you have missing assignments this is a day to catch up on them. This is also a day to work on your typing log. This is due NEXT FRIDAY for a major grade, plus when you finish you earn a free day.

Thursday, October 15

Today you should finish your Career Poster. Remember it needs to be e-mailed to me. Follow the directions for Share and choose online, then e-mail.

Wednesday, October 14

Today we will begin our Information Technology Career project. You will create an online DIGITAL poster explaining the Top 5 reasons to pursue this career and the Top 5 things you need to do to prepare for this career.
Here is the assignment;
Information Technology CareerTOP 5.docx
Information Technology CareerTOP 5.docx
Information Technology CareerTOP 5.docx

When your poster is complete, you will share it with me by e-mail.
DO NOT start this assignment until you have completed your research sheet from yesterday.
Here is a sample of a completed project:
Top 5
Top 5

Tuesday, October 13

Today we will begin researching careers in the Information Technology field. You will need a note taking organizer from the table. We will have a short presentation as a class and then you will research on your own. Take good notes as you will need to use these for a project we will be doing next.
Information Technology Career Research.docx
Information Technology Career Research.docx
Information Technology Career Research.docx

Friday, October 9

Today we are going to learn about the following; computer viruses, malware, adware, and phishing. These are all types of software that can make your computer run slowly or shut down completely.
First, watch the short video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZHJ63EJH9o
Then work on the Quizlet here:
https://quizlet.com/_1m3jrt
Last, take the Malware Quiz at:
http://goo.gl/forms/s5fb0PL69d

Thursday, October 8

Today we are going to assume the role of an IT professional and write procedures to solve common computer problems we may experience in this class. I will explain how to do this to the class and show a sample solution. You will need notebook paper and a pencil.
IT issues.docx
IT issues.docx
IT issues.docx

Sample Procedures.docx
Sample Procedures.docx
Sample Procedures.docx

Wednesday, October 7

Today we will do some more Binary Code practice. On Monday we discovered how you write numbers. You can also write letters! Pick up two worksheets from the table. Learn to write your name in binary code and translate a famous quotation. This is due at the end of class.

Tuesday, October 6

It is Typing Tuesday! Pick up a Typing Lesson Log from the table and begin working on the Typing Lessons in www.freetypinggame.net . This is not a free day. There are 30 lessons--you will start at 1 and work your way through. When you have finished ALL 30 lessons you will earn a FREE DAY! Yes, A FREE DAY! But you have to complete all 30 lessons to earn this.
Typing Lesson Log.docx
Typing Lesson Log.docx
Typing Lesson Log.docx

Monday, October 5

Today we are going to use BrainPOP to learn about Binary Coding. You will need to go to this website:
https://www.brainpop.com/technology/computerscience/binary/ and use headphones to watch the video.
You will need to create an account for BrainPop if you don't already have one and join a class. The class codes are:

Period 2:clayton215
Period 6:clayton615
Period 7:clayton715
Period 8:clayton815
Period 9:clayton915

You should watch the video, do the activity (USE THE PRINTED COPY), and read the story. After you have done all of this you should take the quiz. E-mail your quiz results to me.

Friday, October 2

Finish Programs 1 and 2 from yesterday. Remember you must show me that your programs run for a grade.
After you have finished Programs 1 and 2 you may work on additional programming lessons. Another website you might try is http://www.code.orgYou may also work on any missing work. This is a catch up day. This is NOT a free day. You must do one of the activities listed above.

Thursday, October 1

Today we will learn about programming languages. You will need to go to this website:
http://www.programmingbasics.org
Complete the introduction, Programs 1 and 2. For your grade, you must show me that your programs run.

Wednesday, September 30

Today we will talk a little more about the functions of software and do a software exercise as a class. You will need to work with your table partner. You will need a piece of notebook paper and something to write with. You can only have one partner. Find a partner and wait for instructions.

Tuesday, September 29

Today we are starting a new unit-SOFTWARE. Today we will read an article and complete the software vocabulary exercise. Do you know I didn't have this posted on time and it wasn't caught until EIGHTH PERIOD? You will need an article from the table to read and this worksheet:
Software Vocabulary.docx
Software Vocabulary.docx
Software Vocabulary.docx

Monday, September 28

1. Today you will need a piece of notebook paper and something to write with. I will demonstrate how to set up your paper.
2. We will watch a short video as a class that talks a little more about copyright.
3. After we watch the video, we will do a writing exercise.
4. If time permits, we will start a blog post with the topic "Copyright" or "Trademark". Your blog post should include a definition,a picture representing the topic, and a situation you might find at school where you would need to understand the topic.

Friday, September 25

1. We will go over the correct answers to the copyright worksheet
2. Link to the copyright quiz
http://goo.gl/forms/ejCYAhS3l3
Thursday, September 24
1. Finish your blog post project if you did not already do so.
2. Complete your copyright worksheet if you didn't finish it yesterday.
3. Review the Quizlet assigned yesterday.
4. Double check and make sure your internet picture has FOUR sticky notes on it. If you are missing some, go back through our warm ups and make sure your internet picture is complete. I am getting ready to grade them over the weekend.

Tuesday AND Wednesday, September 22 and 23

Today you will watch a podcast and complete a worksheet. If you do not finish the worksheet Tuesday you will have time Wednesday. You should get up to at least question 10 on Tuesday.

Link to the podcast for TUESDAY:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMVemQQSGh0

Link to the podcast for WEDNESDAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV3wOdQT1Ek


Worksheet
Copyright.docx
Copyright.docx
Copyright.docx


When you are finished with the worksheet, you should work on the Copyright Quizlet. Here is the link:
https://quizlet.com/93326773/copyright-flash-cards/

NO GAMES. NO MUSIC. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Complete your blog post project TODAY. Make sure you send me the link via e-mail. Otherwise you won't get credit for the project!

Friday, September 18

Today we will learn about the topic of Internet Safety. First you will need to watch the videos here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrln8nyVBLU and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45CEKL_C9m8&list=PLpwc2HfgoAyJ89WEasZ3XugzyoJ7iDSDR
for some important rules you should follow.
Then it's time for your first major grade project! Pick up an assignment sheet from the table or look at it here:
Your task is to create a blog post with the topic.docx
Your task is to create a blog post with the topic.docx
Your task is to create a blog post with the topic.docx


Thursday, September 17

2nd and 6th periods-We will learn to follow other people's blogs and post comments.

7th, 8th, and 9th periods-We will learn how to evaluate a website for credibility. I will give a short presentation and then you will pick one of the websites from the list below to research. You will need a worksheet from the table.
Website links.docx
Website links.docx
Website links.docx

Wednesday, September 16

It's a blogging day! If you are in 2nd and 6th periods you will create your blog. If you are in 7th, 8th, and 9th period you will learn how to follow other writer's blogs and post comments.

Tuesday, September 15

2nd/6th periods-Today we will compose and send Professional E-Mails to teachers.
7th, 8th, and 9th periods-Today we will create a blog to be used for writing practice throughout the year.

Monday, September 14

2nd Period/6th Period-Today we will take and upload some photographs. Pick up the assignment sheet from the table.

ALL OTHER PERIODS:

Today we will learn to compose and send a professional e-mail. You will need to access your school e-mail account in Google.

Friday, September 11

1. The first order of business is to finish the camera handouts from yesterday. You will have 10 minutes to do that.
2. We will spend a few minutes going over the correct answers. There will be a quiz next week and you can use your notes. Make sure they are accurate!
3. Some class periods will use the cameras to take some photographs today and learn to upload them. Some others will do this on Monday if behavior improves today. If you are one of the Monday classes your assignment today is to find your Networking quiz grade in your e-mail. Some of us did not do very well on this quiz. Please complete test corrections on a piece of notebook paper and turn in for a higher grade. Write the full question and the CORRECT answer. Use the Quizlet from Wednesday to help you!

Thursday, September 10

Part of being an IT professional is learning how to use computer PERIPHERALS and to read product specifications and manuals accurately. Today we will learn about digital cameras that are EXTERNAL to the PC. Pick up handouts from the table. Here are copies:
Digital Camera Basics.docx
Digital Camera Basics.docx
Digital Camera Basics.docx

camerahandout.pub
camerahandout.pub
camerahandout.pub

The website you will use is www.nikonusa.com I will show you how to navigate to the product specifications.

Wednesday, September 9

It's Quizlet Wednesday! Today's Quizlet will cover the networking vocabulary we have been discussing in this unit. Go to it here:
https://quizlet.com/_1i3xc4 and begin completing the activities, starting with the flash cards.

Tuesday, September 8

2ND PERIOD ONLY-Please finish your Venn diagram from last week FIRST before you move on. It should be in your folder.

All other periods:
1. Read the tutorial at
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internet101/1 This will also help with some of the networking concepts we learned last week.

2. Watch the video about how the internet works at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwyJGzZmBe8

3. Draw a diagram of the internet including labels. Use at least 5 vocabulary terms from our Networking Vocabulary Worksheet. Be creative! when you are finished, hang the picture on the wall above your computer.

4. If you finish, practice typing at www.freetypinggame.net

Friday, September 4

Today we will do some small group discussions at my table. I will call you up by groups. While I am talking to groups, you need to accomplish finishing your work from this week if you have not already done so. Here is a list of what you should have turned in:
1. Venn Diagram
2. Complete the Types of Computers Quizlet
3. Taken the Types of Computers Quiz (check your e-mail for the score)
4. Networking Vocabulary (anything you didn't get, look up on Google)

ONLY if you have finished all of these things, move on to the next lesson.

Next Lesson:

1. Read the tutorial at
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internet101/1 this will also help with some of the networking concepts we learned yesterday.

2. Watch the video about how the internet works at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwyJGzZmBe8

3. Draw a picture of the internet including labels. Use at least 5 vocabulary terms.

Thursday, September 3

Today we will introduce Computer Networking. We will do this activity as a class. You will need a vocabulary worksheet from the table.

Wednesday, September 2

Today we will review Types of Computers by using Quizlet. Go to the Quizlet here:
https://quizlet.com/_1hkbef
You must do the flash cards first. Work through all of the activities. Use headphones.

Tuesday, September 1

Today you will create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast two different kinds of computers. You may work with a partner or you may work by yourself. You will need something to write with and a Venn Diagram worksheet from the table. I will get everyone started so wait for my instructions.

Monday, August 31

Today we will learn about different types of computers. Go to this tutorialComputer Basics and complete the worksheet on the table. After you have finished that, got the article at
http://preetika-wwwtentypesofcomputer.blogspot.com/2011/08/ten-types-of-computer.html and list the 10 types of Computers on your worksheet. You should know the differences in each.

Friday, August 28

2. Begin practicing keyboarding. Go to this website:
www.freetypinggame.net
Practice number 26 for 5 minutes. Do not play the games. GO to the tab that says Test
3. As a group we will take our first typing assessment. This will just see where you are starting from and help me know how to set your goals. I will tell you when to start.
4. Begin thinking about what you would like to work on for your Independent Project. Take out a piece of paper and a pencil and write down ideas. Keep this in your class folder.
If there is time, we will begin our pretest:
PIT Prestest
  • Take this quiz:
Computer Equipment Quiz

Thursday, August 27

Pick up an assignment sheet from the table. We will discuss this for a few minutes before you begin. You will work on this individually but you may discuss this with your partner in order to complete it. The assignment sheet is also attached below.
Computer Equipment

Wednesday, August 26

Today we will discuss computer lab rules and procedures and learn to login to the computers.

Tuesday, August 25

Today we will talk about what we will learn in this class.If your class period already finished this yesterday, we will learn a little about our classmates and Mrs. Clayton.

Monday, August 24

Today we will learn a little bit about school wide procedures and expectations and also what we will be learning in this course.
















Tuesday, April 26

Today we will continue with Sketch Up by creating a factory.

Monday, April 25

Finish Animation Analysis. You should have at least one example for each of the 12 principles of animation. Tomorrow we will do some 3D modeling using Sketch Up.

Thursday, April 14

Continue with your whiteboard animations.

Wednesday, April 13

Now for some fun! Time to create a whiteboard animation. The easiest to do is a stick figure animation. Search You Tube for many examples of this. Here is one I like:
https://youtu.be/bMtOywqMTgY
Your animation should be at least 5 seconds long.

Tuesday, April 12

Continue with your stop motion animation project.

Monday, April 11

Today you will begin creating your independent stop motion animation. Here are some examples that students created last year:



Friday, April 8

Finish Penny Bounce assignment.

Wednesday, April 6

Today we will begin looking at different types of animation. We will see short video clips of the major types of animation. We will also complete a reading assignment about "The Golden Age of Animation".

Monday, April 4

Today we will begin our unit on Animation. We will watch a short video about how animation is created and complete a written assignment.

Friday, April 1

PROJECTS ARE DUE TODAY!!!!!

Thursday, March 31

Fashion Portfolio projects are due TOMORROW! Next week we will start our new unit on Animation. Work hard and get finished. When you are finished, you should:
1. Make sure your Logo was turned in to the drop folder.
2. Make sure you have sent me link to your website.
3. Make sure you have stapled your sketches to your packet and turned everything in to the box.

Monday, March 28

All Fashion Portfolio projects are due at the end of this week. Some of us are WAY behind. Due to testing we only have three days in the computer lab this week. Budget your time accordingly and WORK HARD.

Tuesday, March 22

You should now be working on your fashion sketches. These will be due at the end of the class period TODAY. Make sure you have these signed off by me before you begin working in Photoshop.

Monday, March 21

Continue working on your Fashion Design Project. The goal is to have the project complete by the end of next week. You should now be working on your fashion sketches, which are like a rough draft for when you design on the computer. If you have not already had me print your templates, please let me know which three that you would like.

Tuesday, March 8

Continue working on your Fashion Design project. Reminder that we will meet in MPR for the remainder of this week.

Monday, March 7

Continue with your Fashion Design project. You should be working on your logo on Photoshop today.

Friday, March 4

Today we will begin our Fashion Design Project. You will need a packet and I will explain the steps.

Monday, February 29

Today we will learn about different types of textiles. You will need a partner, a bag of fabric, and a set of index cards per group.

Friday, February 26

Finish your Fashion Vocabulary Book today! If you don't get finished, this becomes your homework over the weekend.

Thursday, February 25

Continue working on your Fashion Vocabulary Book. This needs to be completed by the end of class tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 24

Create a fashion dictionary using your fashion terms from the PowerPoint yesterday. There are 15 terms. You must have a picture from a fashion magazine to illustrate each term. Here is the PowerPoint for review:


Tuesday, February 23

Today we will watch a PowerPoint and take some notes on Fashion Vocabulary. Then we will start creating a fashion vocabulary dictionary using Fashion magazines. Grab a fashion magazine, one piece of construction paper, and four pieces of white paper.

Monday, February 22

Projects are due at the end of class TODAY. Please put them in the drop folder or send me a link by e-mail if it is internet based. Tomorrow we will start our unit on Fashion Design.

Friday, February 19

Projects! Let's get these done! These will be due at the end of class on MONDAY.

Thursday, February 18

Continue Career Projects. The goal is to be done with these this week but we might need to extend that time. PLEASE be at least started on your multimedia portion today.

Wednesday, February 17

You should be finishing your research and working on your multimedia project. One resource I forgot to mention yesterday is Pow Toons! It is a fun way to make a multimedia presentation.

Tuesday, February 16

Continue Career Quest. You should be finishing your career research and beginning to work on your multimedia project. This can be done in any format you would like. Some suggestions are Prezi, Keynote, iMovie, Animoto, or you can even create a website using Weebly, Tackk, or Wix.

Friday, February 12

Continue working on your Career Quest. You need to be working on Quest 3. Once you are finished with all of the research it is time to create a multimedia presentation presenting your research and telling me about you and your choice of careers. You may do this using any presentation method you would like! Use your screen shots! That's why you took them!

Thursday, February 11

Keep working on your Career Quest! You should be on Quest 3 now. Remember that the whole purpose of this exercise is to find out and research what careers may match your personality. At the end of Quest 3 you will be preparing a presentation. Quests 1 and 2 are the research that provides you with this information.

Wednesday, February 10

Finish Quest 2 today!!!

Tuesday, February 9

Continue working on your Career Exploration Quest. Try to get done with Quest 2 today. Work Hard!

Wednesday-Friday February 3-5

Today you will begin a Career Exploration assignment. Go to this website:
http://www.21things4students.net/21/15-career-prep/
There are 6 "Quests" here to be completed. You should complete Quests 1, 2, and 3 by Friday. 1 and 2 are fairly short and can be done in one day. Quest 3 takes longer--probably 2 days. Anytime it tells you to screen shot something and save it to your "online presence"-just save it to your desktop for now. On Monday I will check to make sure you have all of these. REMEMBER HOW TO SCREENSHOT--it is Command+Shift+3. There are a couple of things in Step 3 we haven't learned how to do. Try to get at least through number 3, which is the research part.. At the end of Step 3 you will create a multimedia presentation. This can be a Prezi, Keynote, Google Slides, or whatever you would like.

Tuesday, February 2

All commercials are due TODAY. Please upload to YouTube and send me the link. Establish a YouTube account through your Google sign in.

Monday, February 1

Commercials are due tomorrow! Let's see some good work going on today!

Friday, January 29

All right commercial producers--lets see some good work going on today. These need to be finished by TUESDAY.

Thursday, January 28

Continue with commercials. I am going to extend the due date because I don't think most of us will be ready by tomorrow. I need to see some PHOTOGRAPHY and VIDEO going on. I have found some new templates for Imovie trailers that I think will help with planning.

Wednesday, January 27

Continue with commercials. These are due Friday.

Monday, January 25

Continue with commercials. These will be due on Friday.

Friday, January 22

Continue with your commercial assignment. I have seen some creative ideas. Note--you do not have to use Keynote or iMovie--if you find a computer program or app--you can use that too! We will be working on these through the end of next week.

Thursday, January 21

Today we will begin creating commercials for the school store. This will be a project that we will be working on for the rest of this week and all of next week. This is your chance to be creative and show the school what this class can do!

Wednesday, January 20

8th graders gone on field trip.
Vincent has a catch up day!

Tuesday, January 19

Finish your print advertisements for the school store today. A reminder that everyone but Vincent will be gone on a field trip tomorrow. This is your last day to complete these! Thursday we will start on our commercials to be played during activity periods.

Friday, January 15

Our class has been hired to be the advertising design team for the school store. Today's task will be to create print advertisements to be used as flyers to hand out next week to promote the store. The assignment sheet with the requirements is on the table and also below. Here is a PowerPoint that lists the prices in the store:

Each person will be paid 5 Hawk bucks for an acceptable flyer that meets all the requirements. If your flyer does not meet all the requirements you will not receive a paycheck. I will be printing these out in color. This is also your first major grade for the semester. Do a good job!

Thursday, January 14

Today we will watch 4 different advertisements for the same product. Why do companies have so many different ads? We will discuss the concept of target market and advertising for your audience. We will also do a short assignment about this subject.

Wednesday, January 13

1. CRAP Advertisement Analysis--see yesterday. This is due today.
2. If you finished the ad analysis from yesterday, continue working on your blog post.

Tuesday, January 12

1. CRAP Packet.
2. CRAP Advertisement Analysis: Pick up a worksheet and and advertisement from the table. Use the worksheet to analyze the design of your ad.
3. CRAP Homework. This is due on FRIDAY.

Monday, January 11

1. Review Quiz information and do test corrections.
2. Go over the four principles of Desktop Publishing (CRAP).
3. Begin the CRAP Packet.
4. CRAP Homework! Have your teachers sign off that you have told them about CRAP.

Friday, January 8

1. Discussion about Color Wheel and color schemes.
2. Principles of Design Quiz. Don't take this until I tell you to!
http://goo.gl/forms/m9D4wUOdVN
3. Finish the Font Exercise from yesterday if you didn't already finish it.
4. Create a color wheel using Photoshop. Search the internet for a blank color wheel template. Use Photoshop to make your own color wheel. Label all of the colors. Use the color wheel hanging on the wall as an example.

Thursday, January 7

Today we will learn about different font styles and typefaces. We will do a short assignment demonstrating different font styles.

Wednesday, January 6

Finish your packet that we began yesterday illustrating the Principles of Design. This is due at the end of the class period today.

Tuesday, January 5

New year, new semester, new unit! Today we will begin our unit on Desktop Publishing. We are going to be talking a lot about print design and advertising in this unit. To get you started, we are going to learn some design terms. You will need a handout from the table. We will be using this Power Point:

Monday, December 14

Work on your final project-"All About Me" movie. Remember all of your preproduction should be done before you begin production. The entire packet should be turned in. This is due at the end of the final exam period on Thursday.

Friday, December 11

Finish up that coding unit!
Take the conditional statement coding quiz.
Also, I will hand out and explain the final exam. You should begin your preproduction.

Wednesday, December 9

Continue to code!

Tuesday, December 8

Code, code, code!

Monday, December 7

This is absolutely the final day to finish movie trailers. Turn in by File>Share>File.
If you are finished with your trailer, for the rest of the week we will be participating in Hour of Code. Go to the website http://code.org to begin.

Friday, December 4

Finish movie trailers. These are due at the end of class today turned in to the drop folder called "Trailer". Remember you need to File>Share>File to be able to save when you are finished.

Thursday, December 3

Continue with movie trailers. These will be due at the end of class tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 2

Create a movie trailer! You may pick any theme that you like. Preview the trailers to see which style you feel you would like to work with. then you will need to preview the trailer to see how many "clips " you will need and what type. Begin gathering pictures from the internet for your trailer.

Tuesday, December 1

Today we will learn to use iMovie. We will walk through this as a class. Use the tutorial guide for help.

Tuesday, November 24

It's Google Day! Today we will watch a documentary about the history of Google.

Monday, November 23

History of Film posters are due at the end of class today.

Friday, November 20

Continue working on History of Film project. Posters will be due at the end of class Monday.

Thursday, November 19

Continue researching and begin working on your poster for the History of Film project.

Wednesday, November 18

Today we will begin the History of Film project. You will research a decade of film history and create a poster using your findings. Today you will research.

Tuesday, November 17

Today is the final day to finish and submit your Creature project. Remember you should turn in both a Photoshop file and your Keynote presentation.

Monday, November 16

Let's get those Creature projects finished!

Friday, November 13

Continue working on the Creature project. This grade will NOT be on the progress report so if you have missing work, please complete that first. Remember to do a late ticket.

Thursday, November 12

Continue working on Creature project.

Wednesday, November 11

Continue working on your Creature project. This is a MAJOR grade so do your best job!

Tuesday, November 10

Today we will work through some exercises as a class to learn to use the blur, smudge, dodge, burn, and clone stamp tools. Then we are ready to start our Creature project!

Monday, November 9

Today we will work through some exercises as a class that will show you how to use color in your photo editing.

Friday, November 6

All Postcard projects are due at the end of class TODAY.

Thursday, November 5

Continue working on Postcard project that we introduced yesterday.

Wednesday, November 4

Today we will begin the assignment called Hawaii. For this you will need your picture of a landscape from Hawaii from the internet. We will walk through this as a class and THEN you will make your own using your name and a picture which represents you. This is the one you will turn in.

Tuesday, November 3

Continue working on Photoshop assignments. You should have turned in the three assignments listed below which give you practice working with selection tools. Double check to make sure you have done so. We move on as a class tomorrow to a new assignment. If you are finished, work on the Frog Tongue for extra credit.

Monday, November 2

Continue working on Photoshop Assignments from last week.

Friday, October 30

Continue Photoshop assignments:
1. Orange Juice
2. Baseball Head
3. Box Guy

Thursday, October 29

We will work on the Orange Juice assignment. When you are finished, save as a JPG file and drop in the drop folder.

Wednesday, October 28

We will work on Photoshop Lesson 5 as a class. If time permits we will begin the Orange Juice Assignment.

Tuesday, October 27

We will pick up where we left off on Big Red Barn. If we complete this assignment today, we will begin Photoshop Lesson 5 to begin learning selection techniques.

Monday, October 26

Today we begin working with Photoshop. The first step to learning any new software is to become familiar with how it operates. We will watch a short video introduction and then learn to combine three images into one. This exercise is called Big Red Barn.

Friday, October 23

Are you missing work? Today is the last day to turn it in. Music Mixes are also due today but will not be included in this grading period. Your priority is to finish and submit any missing assignments.

Thursday, October 22

Continue working on your Music Mix. Remember your music mix should be 2 minutes long. Export as a .wav file and drop in the drop folder when it is complete.

Wednesday, October 21

Today's assignment is to create a music mix using three songs. I will demonstrate how to do this and then you will work on your own. Be creative! You will find music on CC Mixter.



Tuesday, October 20

Today we will give Audacity another try! You will need the Apollo 13 the Moon Landing File from the pick up folder. Then you will need the handout from the table for the Bart assignment.

Monday, October 19

Today we will learn about sound editing using Audacity. You will need headphones and a file from the Pick Up folder called Apollo 13 the Moon Landing. We will do this exercise as a class.

Friday, October 16

Today is a free day for those that have earned it by turning in all of their work and completing their typing logs.
If you have MISSING WORK or have not completed your typing log, today is the day to work on that. This is the only make up day for this 9 weeks. Use it wisely.

Thursday, October 15

This is the final day to complete and turn in projects.
If you are finished with your project, pick up a typing log from the table to the lessons area of www.freetypinggame.net. There are 30 lessons. Start with number 1 and work through to 30 improve your typing skills AND for a major grade.

Wednesday, October 14

No class today-PSAT testing.

Tuesday, October 13

Continue working on projects. Your goal is to finish this today. Remember, there is PSAT tomorrow for 8th grade so this class will not meet.

Thursday, October 8/Friday October 9

Continue working on projects. Scripts should be turned in by the end of class Thursday to the drop folder.

Wednesday, October 7

Today we will begin our audio visual project. See below for the project. Pick up a handout from the table to guide you through the project.

Tuesday, October 6

1. Today we will learn to add music to a presentation. You will need a fresh copy of "Nursery Rhyme1". We will do this together as a class.
2. It is Typing Tuesday! If we get done with our lesson early, we will do typing lessons.
3. What we will start tomorrow:

Monday, October 5

Today we will practice adding sound to a Keynote presentation. You will need to go to the Pickup folder in the Poland drive, go to the Sound Editing file, and pick up the file named "Nursery Rhyme1"

Friday, October 2

FINISH YOUR PSA TODAY. This is the final day to submit these.
If you are finished with your PSA but have missing work, work on that.
If you are finished with everything, you have free time today. Use it wisely. YOU DO NOT HAVE FREE TIME IF ALL OF YOUR WORK IS NOT COMPLETE.

Thursday, October 1

All PSA's should be turned in by the end of class. Please print the script and turn it in to the box and your sound file into the drop folder named "PSA". Make sure your NAME is on the script and that you have NAMED your file properly.

Wednesday, September 30

We will spend a few minutes going over the Audio Recording Assignment-PSA. Then you will work independently on this assignment. This will be a major grade.

Tuesday, September 29

1. Finish and drop Poem recording from yesterday.
2. Begin Audio Recording Assignment. We will go over the instructions as a class.

Monday, September 28

Today we will begin our Audio Recording and Sound Production unit. The first task is to learn to record sound using our computer and to create a sound file. You will need headphones. You will use this website to find a short poem to record:
http://www.poetry4kids.com/poems
We will work on this together as a class.

Friday, September 25

1. We will go over the correct answers for the copyright worksheet.
2. Link to the quiz
http://goo.gl/forms/ejCYAhS3l3

Thursday, September 24

Today we will finish our Photography Project and/or your Copyright worksheet. If you have finished with both of these work on the Quizlet from yesterday. We will have a review and quiz over copyright law tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 22 AND Wednesday September 23

Today you will watch a podcast and complete a worksheet. If you do not finish the worksheet Tuesday you will have time Wednesday. You should get up to at least question 10 on Tuesday.

Link to the podcast for TUESDAY:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMVemQQSGh0

Link to the podcast for WEDNESDAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV3wOdQT1Ek


When you are finished with the worksheet, you should work on the Copyright Quizlet. Here is the link:
https://quizlet.com/93326773/copyright-flash-cards/

NO GAMES. NO MUSIC. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Monday, September 21

Projects are due TODAY. You have had plenty of time now to complete. If you are already finished, see me. I have an extra credit opportunity for you.

Friday, September 18

Continue working on the project that you began yesterday.

Thursday, September 17

It's time for your first major project! You will use your photography and presentation skills to create a photo story demonstrating some photographic vocabulary and concepts. You will work with a partner to shoot photos, but each person will create his or her own presentation.

Wednesday, September 16

1. If you did not get a chance to turn in your Scavenger Hunt Assignment, please do that first.
2. Work on the Quizlet that is posted for yesterday. This will introduce some photography vocabulary concerning lighting and perspective. Tomorrow we will take some photos to demonstrate some of these concepts.

Tuesday, September 15

1. Complete your Digital Scavenger Hunt presentation that we began yesterday. DURING THE LAST 10 MINUTES OF CLASS I WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO TURN THIS IN ELECTRONICALLY.
2. Begin this Quizlet
https://quizlet.com/_1iu9x8 which will cover basic Photography Vocabulary. We will have a quiz on this on Thursday.

Monday, September 14


Today we will begin our first project. We will be using the pictures we took on Friday during the scavenger hunt.

Friday, September 11

Today we are going on a photography scavenger hunt! We will use the photographs we take today to complete our first project. Pick up a scavenger hunt list from the table.

Thursday, September 10

Today we will begin learning to take photographs with our point and shoot cameras. We will take some sample pictures of some colored cups that are on your desk and learn to upload those pictures. Look at the screen for further instructions.

Wednesday, September 9

Today we will review the Digital Camera vocabulary and concepts that we have been learning about the past few days. You will do this independently using a Quizlet at https://quizlet.com/90920088/digital-camera-vocabulary-flash-cards/ You must begin with the flash cards and work your way across to the different activities. We will have a quiz over this information tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 8

Continue with the lesson that you began on Friday. You will need your handouts from the class folder.

Friday, September 4

Today we will begin learning the basics of our digital cameras. You will need an assignment sheet and also handouts from the table.


You will do independent research to answer the questions on the sheet. The websites are listed on the handout.

if you finish, watch this video to learn how a digital camera works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic0czeUJrGE

Thursday, September 3

Today we will create a Wordle word cloud and learn how to include this in a blog post. In preparation for this, I need you to go to the internet and find a famous speech. You may choose any speech that you like. You will need to find a written script of that speech--not a video or sound recording.

Wednesday, September 2

Today we will do some more blogging. I will show you how to edit the blog post you created yesterday and how to add a picture. I will also show you how to follow blogs that other people have created by adding them to your reading list. You should follow your classmates blogs and leave CONSTRUCTIVE and COMPLIMENTARY comments.

Tuesday, September 1

Today we will create a personal blog to be used during the year. To do this we will use Blogger. It is part of Google so you will need to be signed in to your Google account. You will create your first blog post today. I will walk you through how to set up and create your first post. Wait for the class to begin.

Monday, August 31

Today we will access our school e-mail account and compose two professional e-mails. We will start together as a class. Wait for the teacher's instruction before you begin.
If there is time, we will establish our class blog.

Friday, August 28

1. Take this quiz:
Computer Equipment Quiz
Do your own work and do not talk to other people. You may use your notes.
2. Begin practicing keyboarding. Go to this website:
www.freetypinggames.net
Practice test number 26 for 5 minutes. Do not play the games.
3. As a group we will take our first typing assessment. This will just see where you are starting from and help me know how to set your goals. I will tell you when to start.
4. Begin thinking about what you would like to work on for your Independent Project. Take out a piece of paper and a pencil and write down ideas. Keep this in your class folder.
5. If there is time, we will work on our Pretest:
PAAC Pretest

Thursday, August 27

Pick up the Computer Equipment Worksheet from the table. We will discuss this as a class first. Then you will work on your own to complete this.
Computer Equipment

Wednesday, August 26

Today we will discuss computer lab rules and classroom procedures. We will also learn to login to the computers and access the class website.

Tuesday, August 25

Today we will learn a little about Mrs. Clayton and about our classmates. You will need a pencil or pen.

Monday, August 24

Today we will learn a little bit about school wide expectations and also what we will be learning in this course.