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Welcome back and welcome to my blog!  I hope everyone had a restful break.  I will post daily assignments and journals on the blog.  If you are absent you should check the blog from home to see what you missed.  Feel free to contact me  with any questions or concerns at Mark.Giles@cobbK12.org .

The Computer Lab in room 610 is open every morning from 7:45 – 8:15 for students needing to make up work.  You need to get a pass the day before if you intend to come in early.

I look forward to teaching your son/daughter this semester.

Coach Giles

Syllabus Digital Technology 2014

Web Design Syllabus

Current Events Spring 2014

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Persuasive Writing

Please remember five paragraphs (intro, three pieces of evidence, closing) each containing a minimum of seven sentences.

High School Athletes must maintain a passing grade in each class to be eligible to participate in a sport.  Some teachers and coaches believe that requiring a minimum 70% grade in each class isn’t a high enough standard.  Therefore, it has been suggested that athletes must have a minimum 80% at the end of each week to be eligible to play.  Write a persuasive essay to either support raising the grade requirement or to keep the grade at the current requirement.

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Web Design 2nd Block

Intro to HTML

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Students will create Joe the Plumber web site.  Students should follow instructions in the textbook.  Please pay close attention to the rubric to be sure that everything that is required is completed.  Example will be shown at the start of class.

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Digital Technology 1st and 3rd Block

First 10

Click on Journal page and free write on journal topic.  It must include a minimum of 7 sentences.

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Complete Monday’s assignment and turn in all the worksheets by the end of class.

Searching the Web

Vocab tag List

10 Color Psychology Project

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Digital Technology 1st and 3rd Block

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Go to W3 Schools and complete the HTML and XHTML tutorials.  The links are on the left hand side of the home page.

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CMW 1st Block

What will I learn today?

Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic programming concepts.

What will I do to show that I learned it?

Students will us Scratch as an introduction to basic computer programming.

Students will begin creating their own game in scratch.  They will have five days to complete the project.  It will count as a test grade.  Below is the rubric being used to great project.

Scratch Create Game Rubric

 

Due March 28

 

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Digital Technology 1st and 4th Block

What will I learn today?

Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic programming concepts.

What will I do to show that I learned it?

Students will us Scratch as an introduction to basic computer programming.

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Digital Technology

What will I learn today?

Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic programming concepts.

What will I do to show that I learned it?

Students will us Scratch as an introduction to basic computer programming.

What is Scratch?

Scratch is a free programmable toolkit that enables kids to create their own games, animated stories, and interactive art.  The ultimate goal is to help kids become fluent with digital media, empowering them to express themselves creatively and make connections to powerful ideas.
Today we will complete lesson 3 thru 7 using Scratch.  Attached are the step by step instructions.  Please help your peers when possible.
(Students can download free version of scratch at http://scratch.mit.edu/)
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Digital Technology 1st and 4th Block

First 10

What will I learn today?

Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic programming concepts.

What will I do to show that I learned it?

Students will us Scratch as an introduction to basic computer programming.

What is Scratch?

•Scratch is a free programmable toolkit that enables kids to create their own games, animated stories, and interactive art.  The ultimate goal is to help kids become fluent with digital media, empowering them to express themselves creatively and make connections to powerful ideas.
Today you will walk through a basic tutorial using Scratch.  Attached are the step by step instructions.  Please take your time.  Do not rush and miss steps. ahead of the class.
(Students can download free version of scratch at http://scratch.mit.edu/)

Intro Scratch 2012

Learn Scratch Lesson 1 and 2

Last 10

A Day Made of Glass

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Web Design 2nd Block

You will present stories to class tomorrow

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Students will create interactive story containing 3 characters.  Each character should have a background page and a 1o page story in which the reader will choose the outcome.  Example will be shown at the start of class.

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Digital Technology 1st and 4th Block

First 10

Current Event 4 Due Today

What will I learn today?

Students will learn the basic hardware and software components of a computer.

What will I do to show that I learned it?

Students will research different Computer Specs.

Complete the following activity.  We will begin on Scratch tomorrow.

Computer Insides and Outs Hunt

Computer Insides and Outs Hunt rubric

 

Last 10

  • Review Hardware
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Digital Technology 1st and 3rd Block

1st 10

  • Click on Journal Page on Blog and free write on topic.  It must include a minimum of 7 sentences.
Students will begin writing a Career Research Paper.  Follow the instructions below closely.  It will be due one week from today. This will count as a test grade.

 Digital Technology Research Paper

You should select one of the three topics below to write your research paper on.  The paper needs to be a minimum of ten pages long.  The ten pages should include a coversheet, outline, and works cited page.  It should be in Times New Roman font size 12.  Line spacing should be set at 1.5 and the paper should be written in MLA format.  There also should be a minimum of 5 sources used.

Be careful not to plagiarize.  The research paper should be written in your own words. These need to be you ideas and thoughts and if inserting a quote make sure to put it in MLA format.  This is due no later than March 3rd.  It will not be accepted after that day.

  • Personal Computers in the Corporate Enterprise: A History and Reasons for Evolution and Estimation of Future Use
  • Technology and the Invasion of Privacy: Investigating New Ways of Monitoring
  • Will Print Die In The 21st Century

Last 10

  • Review progress of students paper.

 

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First 10

Click on Journal page and free write on journal topic.  It must include a minimum of 7 sentences.

 

Today we will do our second persuasive writing .  Please make sure it has a opening, conclusion, and three paragraphs in the body.  Each paragraph in the body should be a supporting point.

 

  • Should students be allowed to have cell phones in elementary, middle and high schools?

 Last 10

Current Event Topic and Expectations

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Digital Technology 1st and 3rd Block

What am I learning today?

You will learn about the different types of networks.  You will learn when and how they will be used.

What will I do to show that I learned it?

I will complete networking assignments and prepare for post tests over networking.

  • Define the Primary Terms, True/False, Multiple Choice and short answer starting on page 502 in your Discovering Computers textbook.
  • Once Complete you need to start on Web Research  #3 on page 510 in your Discovering Computers Textbook.  www.lifenaut.com
  • Critical Thinking #2 page 511.  Trasmition Media  Presentation should be completed in Prezi.  The link is http://prezi.com/ .  You will have till the end of class Wednesday to complete.  Take your time and make your presentation unique

Last 10

  • Review Types of Networks
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Web Design 2nd Block

Intro to HTML

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Students will create interactive story containing 3 characters.  Each character should have a background page and a 1o page story in which the reader will choose the outcome.  Example will be shown at the start of class.

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Digital Technology 1st and 3rd Block

1st 10

What am I learning today?

You will learn about the different types of networks.  You will learn when and how they will be used.

What will I do to show that I learned it?

I will complete networking assignments and prepare for post tests over networking.

  • Define the Primary Terms, True/False, Multiple Choice and short answer starting on page 502 in your Discovering Computers textbook.
  • Once Complete you need to start on Web Research  #3 on page 510 in your Discovering Computers Textbook.  www.lifenaut.com
  • Critical Thinking #2 page 511.  Trasmition Media  Presentation should be completed in Prezi.  The link is http://prezi.com/ .  You will have till the end of class Wednesday to complete.  Take your time and make your presentation unique

Last 10

  • Review Types of Networks
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Web Design 2nd Block

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Students will create interactive story containing 3 characters.  Each character should have a background page and a 1o page story in which the reader will choose the outcome.  Example will be shown at the start of class.

 

Story line for first character should be completed by the end of class.  I will be check progression at the end of class.

 

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Digital Technology 1st and 3rd Block

What am I learning today?

You will learn about the different types of networks.  You will learn when and how they will be used.

What will I do to show that I learned it?

I will complete networking brochure assignment.

Students will  be creating a Networking Brochure using information on chapter 9 in the textbook.  Directions are linked below.

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If you finish early work on your second current event.

 

 

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Web Page Design 2nd Block

Intro to HTML

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Students will create interactive story containing 3 characters.  Each character should have a background page and a 1o page story in which the reader will choose the outcome.  Example will be shown at the start of class.

 

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Digital Media 1st and 3rd Block

1st 10

  •  Watch Video


What am I learning today?

Today we will learn how to search for information and evaluate search results.

What will I do to show that I learned?

We will complete a PowerPoint Summarizing Chapter 2

DUE WEDNESDAY!

Students may pick partner or work alone in summarizing Chapter 2 (pages 74 to 108).  The PowerPoint should be around 20 pages.  In addition they may complete the Crossword puzzle below for 10 pts extra credit,

Internet Crossword Puzzle

Print  score when finished a put name and block number on the sheet.

Last 10

Wrap up and current event due Thursday, February 6th.

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Web Design 2nd Block

 

First 10

Intro to HTML

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Students will create interactive story containing 3 characters.  Each character should have a background page and a 1o page story in which the reader will choose the outcome.  Example will be shown at the start of class.

 

Current Event #2 Due Wednesday, February 12th

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Web Design 2nd Block

First 10

Intro to HTML

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Students will create interactive story containing 3 characters.  Each character should have a background page and a 1o page story in which the reader will choose the outcome.  Example will be shown at the start of class.

 

Current Event #1 Due Wednesday, January 29th

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Digital Technology 1st and 3rd Block

First 10

Example kit on inventors in computing.

What will I learn today?

Today we will identify persons with major contributions to the field of computing?

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will work with partners to create posters and a skit over assigned persons.  They will present their skits to the class.

Today we will watch video The History of Computers.  We will then complete the Innovators in Computing handout.  Please refer to the Rubric for how the assignment will be graded.

Innovators in Computing Hunt

Innovators in Computing Hunt Rubric

Current Event should be turned in Wednesday.

Last 10

Ticket Out the Door

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Web Design 2nd Block

First 10

Intro to HTML

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Students will create interactive story containing 3 characters.  Each character should have a background page and a 1o page story in which the reader will choose the outcome.  Example will be shown at the start of class.

 

Current Event #1 Due Wednesday, January 29th

 

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Digital Technology 1st Block and 3rd Block

First 10


 

What will I learn today?

What career opportunities are available in the computer industry?

What will I do to show that I learned?

I will research different careers using the occupational outlook handbook and create a career slide.

Students e will work on the following activity.

Computing Career Issues

1.3_Computing_Careers_Issues

Last 10

  • Go over current event expectations

Current Event #1 Due Wednesday, January 29th

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CMW 1st and 4th Block

First 10


What will I learn today?

Today we will identify persons with major contributions to the field of computing?

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will create posters and a comic strip over assigned persons.

Students will research two historical people in the field of technology.  They will create to Wanted Posters in Publisher and then go to the web site toondoo and create a ten frame comic book involving their historical person.  They will turn in their Wanted Posters and turn in their comic book  on Friday.  Below are the instructions for the Wanted Poster.

Persons of Interest Wanted Poster

Persons of Interest Wanted poster Rubric

 

Last 10

  • Name one major contribution from the individual you covered in the Wanted Poster Activity

 

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Digital Technology 1st and 3rd Block

First Ten

Print Power Point (6 slides per page) at the start of class.


What will I learn today?

What career opportunities are available in the computer industry?

What will I do to show that I learned?

I will research different careers using the Discovering Computers 2012 textbook.

Page 814 – Primary Terms

Page 815 True/False and Multiple choice

Page 816 Matching, Short Answer, and #9 Beyond the book

Last 10

Review Terms  and discuss #9

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Digital Technology 1st and 3rd Block

Students will present Power Point on Monday.

 

First Ten

Today we covered Careers in computing and technology.  The students were presented a PowerPoint and given the My Career Choice Assignment.  Students were advised to complete assignment for homework and have it ready to turn in on Tuesday August 13th.

What will I learn today?

What career opportunities are available in the computer industry?

What will I do to show that I learned?

I will research different careers using the occupational outlook handbook and create a career slide.

Unit 1 PowerPoint Notes

1.1 and 1.2 Project

1.1 Computing Career Comparison PowerPoint Template

 

Insert Career Cards at the end of you PowerPoint

Last Ten

Review PowerPoint Notes and check progress made in project.

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Web Design 2nd Block

First 10

Intro to HTML

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Go to W3 Schools and complete the HTML and XHTML tutorials.  The links are on the left hand side of the home page.

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Digital Technology 1st and 3rd Block

First Ten

Today we covered Careers in computing and technology.  The students were presented a PowerPoint and given the My Career Choice Assignment.  Students were advised to complete assignment for homework and have it ready to turn in on Tuesday August 13th.

What will I learn today?

What career opportunities are available in the computer industry?

What will I do to show that I learned?

I will research different careers using the occupational outlook handbook and create a career slide.

Unit 1 PowerPoint Notes

1.1 and 1.2 Project

1.1 Computing Career Comparison PowerPoint Template

 

Insert Career Cards at the end of you PowerPoint

 

Last Ten

Review PowerPoint Notes and check progress made in project.

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Web Design 2nd Block

First 10

Intro to HTML

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will begin learning HTML code and how to use color in a website.

Go to W3 Schools and complete the HTML and XHTML tutorials.  The links are on the left hand side of the home page.

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Digital Technology 1st and 3rd Block

First 10

Create Wordle

www.wordle.net

  • Include Name
  • 21 technology terms in today’s market place
  • Print and place on bulletin board

What am I learning today?

Students will be introduced to Google World.  They will also do an activity to learn a little something about their classmates.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will watch Google World video and complete license plate activity

Current Event #1 is due Wednesday, August 21st.

Last 10

5 ways Google helps us daily

Collect syllabus, persuasive writing and wordle.

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Web Design 2nd Block

First 10

Bill Gates Quiz

What will I learn today?

Today we will identify persons with major contributions to the field of computing?

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will write a biography on Bill Gates.

Today you will the watch Bill Gates biography.  You will need to take notes during the video.  You will use your notes to write a paper on Bill Gates life.  The paper should consist of five paragraphs (7 sentences each) and double spaced.  Once complete turn in the paper and your notes in the 1st block tray.

Last 10

Bill Gates Impact – Ticket out the door

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Digital Technology 1st Block and 3rd Block

First 10

Bill Gates Quiz

What will I learn today?

Today we will identify persons with major contributions to the field of computing?

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will write a biography on Bill Gates.

Today you will the watch Bill Gates biography.  You will need to take notes during the video.  You will use your notes to write a paper on Bill Gates life.  The paper should consist of five paragraphs (7 sentences each) and double spaced.  Once complete turn in the paper and your notes in the 1st block tray.

Last 10

Bill Gates Impact – Ticket out the door

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First 10

Two Extremes

  •  Sleep in or Get up Early?
  • Would you rather go to the football or a concert?
  • Would you rather be beautiful or smart?
  • Do homework or do the dishes?
  • Write or type?
  • Instagram or Twitter?
  • Apple or Microsoft?
  • Video Games or Board Games

Students will turn in signed syllabus and complete their first persuasive writing of the semester.

 What am I learning today?

Persuasive writing  assignment –  Locker Searches/Personal Searches

The principal at your school has instituted random locker and backpack/book bag searches to check for guns, knives, and other weapons. Anyone caught with these weapons will be immediately suspended. The principal argues that the random searches will not only guard against illegal weapons at school but will also will help students feel safer. What is your position on this issue? Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper stating your position and supporting it with convincing reasons.

What will I do to show that I learned?

Students will analyze how a persuasive essay is written by participating in class writing.

Last 10

Review student names and what needs to be returned tomorrow.

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Digital Technology 1st and 4th Block

What will I learn today?

Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic programming concepts.

What will I do to show that I learned it?

Students will us Scratch as an introduction to basic computer programming.

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Digital Technology 1st and 4th Block

First 10

Click on Journal page and free write on journal topic.  It must include a minimum of 7 sentences.

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

I will complete Project Top 10 steps and PCS.

36 The Top 10 steps to success

43 Parts of a Personal Computer System

Last 10

Review Today’s Assignments

Projects are due at the end of class

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Digital Technology 1st and 4th Block

First 10

Click on Journal page and free write on journal topic.  It must include a minimum of 7 sentences.

What am I learning today?

Today we will learn the  Web Page layout fundamentals and appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages.

What will I do to show that I learned?

I will complete Project Top 10 steps and PCS.

36 The Top 10 steps to success

43 Parts of a Personal Computer System

Last 10

Review Today’s Assignments

Projects are due at the end of class Tuesday

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