Monday, May 2

No warm up today.

Monday, April 25

Practice typing a test of your choice for 2 minutes.

Wednesday, April 20

Practice typing for 2 minutes.

Friday, April 15

Typing Test Day!

Tuesday, April 12

Practice typing a test of your choice for 2 minutes.

Monday, April 11

Practice typing a test of your choice for 2 minutes.

Friday, April 8

Typing Test!

Friday, April 1

Typing Day!

Thursday, March 31

Back to our room! Celebrate by practicing typing for 2 minutes.

Monday, March 28

Practice typing a test of your choice for 2 minutes.

Tuesday, March 22

Practice typing a test of your choice for 2 minutes.

Monday, March 21

Welcome back from Spring Break! Can you believe we only have 9 weeks until the end of the school year? Send me an e-mail letting me know one thing you would like to learn in computer class that we have not already done.

Friday, March 4

Typing Test today!

Thursday, March 3

No warm up today.

Monday, February 29

Practice Typing for 2 minutes on a test of your choice.

Friday, February 26

No warm up today.

Thursday, February 25

No warm up today.

Wednesday, February 24

No warm up today.

Tuesday, February 23

No warm up today.

Monday, February 22

No warm up today. Continue working on your country projects. If you were absent on Friday, you need to see me to get a country assignment. If you managed to leave your assignment sheet on the table, you must see me and you will have 5 points taken off of your project grade to get your assignment sheet back.

Friday, February 19

Typing Test Friday!

Thursday, February 18

2nd period-Take the quiz below for your warm up.
All others--practice typing for 2 minutes on a test of your choice.

Wednesday, February 17

Take this quiz. You may use your book.
http://goo.gl/forms/uAX06gD6dC
After you finish the quiz, go right to assignments.

Tuesday, February 16

Today we start PowerPoint! Send me an e-mail answering the question-what types of presentation software have you used before (Prezi, Google Slides, etc.)? What did you use this software to do?

Friday, February 12

Typing Test Friday!

Thursday, February 11

Practice typing for 2 minutes.

Wednesday, February 10

Send me an e-mail telling me--what is the most difficult thing you have learned to do in Excel?

Tuesday, February 9

NO warm up today. Continue working on your Excel Quest Assignment. This is due TODAY!! We are getting finished with Excel this week! Yippee! You guys have done a GREAT job. 2nd and 6th periods--I found a couple of errors in a few of the challenges. We will go over those today.

Monday, February 8

Practice typing for 2 minutes.

Thursday, February 4

I noticed that a lot of you were working on the Excel Quest yesterday. Does that mean you finished your Car Data Report??? Remember that you should PRINT and turn that in before you do the Excel Quest!

Wednesday, February 3

No warm up today. Get right to work on assignment.
Tuesday, February 2
Send me an e-mail telling me your best guess: How would you include an Excel chart in a Word document?

Monday, February 1

NO warm up today! You will need a pencil for our activity today.

Friday, January 29

Typing Test Day!

Thursday, January 28

Typing practice! Welcome back 8th graders!

Wednesday, January 27

Practice typing! You are getting good at it!

Tuesday, January 26

Play the typing game for 5 minutes.

Monday, January 25

Send me an e-mail telling me: What are three different things we have learned to do with Excel?

Friday, January 22

Typing Test Friday!

Thursday, January 21

Did you like the warm up from yesterday? Keep practicing on it!

Wednesday, January 20

One of my students found a fun typing game we are going to try for a warm up today:
http://www.kongregate.com/games/lorgh/just-type-this

Tuesday, January 19

No warm up today!

Friday, January 15

Typing Test Friday!

Thursday, January 14

Practice typing a test of your choice for 2 minutes.

Wednesday, January 13

Send me an e-mail demonstrating the correct way to write a formula assuming that I would like to multiply the two numbers that are located in cells A1 and B1.

Tuesday, January 12

Check your grades. Do you have everything turned in? You will have 10 minutes to complete missing work. If you have no missing work, go right to assignments.

Monday, January 11

Typing practice! Practice a test of your choice for 2 minutes.

Friday, January 8

It's typing Friday!

Thursday, January 7

If you did not get your picture file turned in yesterday, take a few minutes to do that. If you have already turned it in, go directly to assignments.

Wednesday, January 6

Send me an e-mail answering the following question: What do you call a blank page in Excel?

Tuesday, January 5

Welcome back Hawks! Let's get your fingers warmed up by practicing a typing test of your choice for two minutes.

Friday, December 11

Typing test today!

Thursday, December 10

Send an e-mail to Mr. Leininger or Mr. Flaviani thanking them for coming to speak to us. Thieir e-mails are:
aflaviani@symantec.com
rleininger@landrusoftsoln.com

Wednesday, December 9

In our coding tutorials, we have been introduced to "loops" and "conditional statements". In an e-mail to me, tell me what you are doing in coding when you use each of these.

Tuesday, December 8

In an e-mail to me, explain to me what you are doing when you are coding.

Monday, December 7

Finish your blog post! This is due TODAY.

Friday, December 4

Typing test today!

Thursday, December 3

Practice typing for 2 minutes on a test of your choice.

Wednesday, December 2

Send me an e-mail answering the following question "How do you get your news?"

Monday, November 23

The internet is back. Don't make me regret this. Send me an e-mail letting me know why we need to focus on our assignments instead of playing games or listening to music on the internet.

Friday, November 20

Nope-still no internet. Take a quiz on the parts of the business letter.

Thursday, November 19

Still no internet.
For your warm up, identify the parts of a business letter as shown on the screen.

Wednesday, November 18

There is no internet today. This is on purpose. For your warm up, address the following question:
"What are five things that I cannot do today since there is no internet?"

Tuesday, November 17

Did you bring your 50 cents? Practice typing for 2 minutes.

Monday, November 16

Send me an e-mail letting me know one new thing you learned in this class last week.

Friday, November 13

Typing Test Day!

Thursday, November 12

Typing practice! Practice a test of your choice for 2 minutes.

Wednesday, November 11

The tutorial this afternoon is moved to TOMORROW because we have a teacher's meeting after school today. Practice typing for 2 minutes on a test of your choice.

Tuesday, November 10

1. Please check your grades! I am missing Biography projects from LOTS of people. Make sure you get this turned in. I will have a tutorial after school on Wednesday for anyone who needs to get finished up. All calendars are due in all class periods TODAY.
2. If you haven't finished your calendar, finish that FIRST before you move on.
3. Begin "A Day At Spring Woods Middle School" assignment. You will use tables, shapes, clip art, and smart art in this assignment. Your assignment should look like the sample and be saved to the Drop folder as "day".

Monday, November 9

Today we will grade quizzes from last week. Look at the screen for the correct answers.

Friday, November 6

Typing Test Today!

Thursday, November 5

Practice typing for 2 minutes on a test of your choice.

Wednesday, November 4

No computer Quiz! Yes, you can do it!

Tuesday, November 3

2nd period ONLY: Practice typing a test of your choice for 2 minutes.
Periods 6, 7, 8 and 9: Send me an e-mail explaining the three Microsoft Word vocabulary terms we learned yesterday in your own words--RIBBON, COMMANDS, TAB.

Monday, November 2

Practice typing for 2 minutes on a test of your choice.

Friday, October 30

1. Use this link on FB page to vote for one of the Guthrie teachers to win a video contest!
https://www.facebook.com/KHOU11/?sk=app_403834839671843
2. E-mail a teacher a Halloween card! Use your Wednesday or Thursday special file to do this. I will show you how to attach a Word document to an e-mail and you can customize your Word document before you send it.

Thursday, October 29 Periods 2, 6 and 7(Early Release)

Since we apparently need extra practice with retrieving and saving files, go to the pick up folder and find the file marked Thursday. There is a secret file inside. Open it and save it to your student (H) folder with a different name.

Wednesday, October 28

Everybody but 2nd period--show me how you can open the pick up folder (we learned this yesterday) and find the file that says Wednesday. Open and save the file that is inside to your personal folder.
2nd period--practice typing for 2 minutes.

Tuesday, October 27

Practice typing for 2 minutes. We will resume our Friday tests this week.

Monday, October 26

Today begins a new 9 week grading period. In an e-mail to me, tell me the most interesting thing you learned in this class during the first 9 weeks.

Friday, October 23

Check your grades! Today is the last day of the grading period and the last day to turn in any missing work. Your priority is to get this finished. All typing logs are also due to day for a MAJOR GRADE.

Thursday, October 22

Continue working on that typing log! It is due tomorrow for a MAJOR GRADE. If you have finished with the typing log, go to assignments.

Wednesday, October 21

Today is the final after school tutorial for this 9 week grading period. Do you still have missing work? Make sure you sign up and come this afternoon.
Complete your typing log! Friday is the last day to turn it in. It is a MAJOR GRADE!
Finally, it is only 1 week to Mrs. Clayton's birthday. Send her an e-mail describing all of the many wonderful presents that you will bring her next week.

Tuesday, October 20

Do you still need to complete your typing log? It must be finished and turned in by Friday. NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED!

Monday, October 19

1. Check your grade. I have finished grading the projects from last week and all of the make up work. Do you need to attend a tutorial? GET YOUR WORK FINISHED.
2. Continue working on your typing log. You must have all 30 lessons finished by Friday.

Friday, October 16

NO typing test today. Work on your typing log for warm-up. These are due NEXT FRIDAY for a MAJOR GRADE.

Thursday, October 15

There are sign up sheets outside the door for tutorials next week. This will be your final opportunity to turn in any missing work. Please make arrangements NOW if you have missing assignments.

Wednesday, October 14

Send me an e-mail letting me know:
1. What career you decided to research
2. The reason why you picked that career

Tuesday, October 13

Check your grades in Skyward! So many of us are missing assignments! Get your work TURNED IN. If you didn't take quizzes last week TAKE them. You are responsible for your own learning. If you turn in something late, please fill out a late ticket and staple to the paper if there is one.

Friday, October 9

Get out your typing log. Complete two lessons. No typing test today!

Thursday, October 8

Finish the blog post that you started yesterday.

Wednesday, October 7

Begin creating a blog post about one of the following topics:
1. Binary Code
2. Proper Typing Technique
Your post should include a picture.

Tuesday, October 6

Finish your Brain Pop lesson from yesterday. You should:
1. Turn in both worksheets stapled together to the box.
2. E-Mail the quiz results to me.

Monday, October 5

1. Check your grades! I have SO MANY people that did not send me a link to their Internet Safety blog post! If you are missing that assignment, please e-mail me the link NOW.
2. Please send me an e-mail telling me one new thing you learned in this class last week.

Friday, October 2

It's TYPING DAY!

Thursday, October 1

Practice typing for 2 minutes.

Wednesday, September 30

On a sticky note write down the name and type of software that helps us access and use the internet. Draw the icon for that software. Put the sticky note on your internet picture.

Tuesday, September 29

2nd period-Copyright Quiz. Log out after you have taken the quiz.
All other periods: Send me an e-mail telling me one new thing you learned about copyright during this unit.

Monday, September 28

2nd and 6th period: Behavior Reflection Activity and go over classroom expectations
7th, 8th , 9th periods: Check your e-mail for your Copyright Quiz score. Was it lower than you expected? We will discuss copyright a little more today.

Friday. September 25

Typing Day!

Thursday, September 24

On a sticky note, write down one thing you learned about copyright law as it relates to the internet and stick it on your picture.

Tuesday, September 22 AND Wednesday, September 23

Practice typing for 2 minutes. Then go right to assignments.

Monday, September 21

On a sticky note, answer the following question "What is one way to communicate using the internet?" Put the sticky on your picture of the internet.

Friday, September 18

It's typing test day! Practice for 2 minutes. Today we will take test number 29.

Thursday, September 17

Send me an e-mail telling me one new thing you have learned in the class this week.

Wednesday, September 16

Check your e-mail for responses from teachers. One Hawk Buck for each response. I don't count.

Tuesday, September 15

2nd and 6th Period-Typing practice for 2 minutes

7th, 8th, and 9th period-Check your e-mails and see if you received any responses from teachers (I don't count). You will receive a Hawk Buck for each response.

Monday, September 14

On a sticky note, write down one more thing you learned about the internet last week. Stick it on your picture.

Friday, September 11

Friday means typing test day! Practice for 2 minutes then we will take the test. We will take test number 27 today.

Thursday, September 10

Take the Networking Vocabulary Quiz here:
http://goo.gl/forms/8F2rOKZF5Q
Then practice typing for 2 minutes.

Wednesday, September 9

On a sticky note, write down one fact about the internet that you learned yesterday. Stick your sticky note on your picture of the internet when you are finished. Then move on to assignments.

Tuesday, September 8

Check your grades in Skyward today. Are you missing assignments? Remember that the end of the grading period for the first progress report is on Friday! Get those missing assignments turned in.
2nd PERIOD ONLY--We need to do a typing test since we did not log on the computers Friday. Wait and I will start everyone together.

Friday, September 4

Today is typing quiz day! practice a typing test of your choice for 2 minutes. Then we will take the quiz together as a class.

Thursday, September 3

1. Time for a Quiz! Take the Types of Computers Quiz
2. Practice typing on a test of your choice for 2 minutes.

Wednesday, September 2

1. Computer Equipment Quiz retake for those who have not taken quiz or if you attended the group tutorial.
2. Complete your Venn Diagram from yesterday if you have not already done so.
3. Go directly to assignments if you have done both of the above.

Tuesday, September 1

1. Check your e-mail for your Computer Equipment Quiz grade. If you were not happy with your grade, please come to the table and we will have a short (5 minutes) tutorial. You will have another opportunity to take the quiz tomorrow.
2. If you did not have a chance to complete the Computer Basics worksheet from yesterday, please do that now.
3. If you have done all of these things, please get your Computer Basics notes out of your folder and practice typing for 5 minutes.

Monday, August 31

1. If your class period did not complete the Computer Equipment Quiz on Friday (Periods 2,8, and 9), please complete that first. See the Assignments tab for Friday for the link. YOU MAY USE YOUR NOTES FROM YOUR FOLDER.
2. If you did not complete the Pretest on Friday, please complete that AFTER THE QUIZ. See the link under Assignments for Friday.
3. If you have done all of the above, then go to www.freetypinggames.net and practice a test of your choice for 5 minutes. NOT A GAME.

Friday, August 28

1. If you did not do so yesterday, set up your classroom folder in the bin for your class period.
2. If you did not have time to complete the handout we went over yesterday, take a few minutes now to complete it.
3. If you TOTALLY DID NOT UNDERSTAND what we were talking about on the handout come and sit at the table by Mrs. Clayton.
4. If you have done all of the above, proceed to Assignments.

Thursday, August 27

Download the file below, open, and follow the directions. You may work with a partner to complete the exercise to label the parts of your computer. Do the best that you can.
Warm Up For Today

Wednesday, August 26

Continue returning forms and turning in flash drives if you have brought them.
On the sticky note I have given you, write down one rule that you think it would be good to have in a computer lab.

Tuesday, August 25

Hello Hawks! Today you should begin returning your Parent Contact information forms. Place them in the clear box at the front of the room.

Monday, August 24

Welcome back Hawks! No warm up today.