Reminder: If you miss class check the wikispace for what you missed. If you have questions come in before or after school. It is your responsibility to make up what you missed including your blog entries.
May 23:
Last day of Tech!!!!!!
To Do:
  • Make sure you emailed me where I can find you final project
  • Save any files that you want to keep from your p drive or the shared drive - these will be cleaned out and deleted - to your flash drive
  • Make a comment on the home page wallwisher
  • listen to http://grooveshark.com/#/
  • Go to cool math games or other games available on the right
  • Wind up your headphones and put them into the appropriate box at the end of the day

May 18th:
Work Day
When you finish - email me and let me know where to find your final project - it is part of your grade! april.salo.lca@gmail.com

Make sure to double check that you covered all of the topics discussed in class - if you are missing any it will reflect in your grade!

Make sure you proofread - misspellings will reflect in your grade!


May 11th:
Blog:How are you doing on your project? How much do you have? What left are you going to do?
Web 2.0 Project- you should be about half way done today.



May 7th:
Keyboarding - Typing Web- until 1:05
Blog: Check your recent blog for a comment from me and respond if I ask you to.

Web 2.0 Project

May 6th:
Blog: What 2.0 tools are you using for your project? What is our platform - or what are you going to use to show me your project?

Work on 2.0 projects

May 4th:
  • Keyboarding - Typing Web - Take the test
  • Work on 2.0 projects


May 2nd:
  • Keyboarding - Typing Web
  • We will type for approximately 10-15 min
  • Work on web 2.0 projects
  • Check out the project suggested timeline


April 29th:
  • How to use your wikipage as your Web 2.0 platform
  • How to use your blog as your Web 2.0 platform
  • Work on your web 2.0

Sept. Rules, Blog, Word
Oct. Word, American Math Challenge
Nov. Scratch
Dec. Scratch
Jan. Online Safety, Glogs, Wikipage, Excel
Feb. Excel, PowerPoint
Mar. PowerPoint
Apr. Keyboarding, Web 2.0
May - Web 2.0


April 27th:
Keyboarding - We are skipping it today

Lets get a head start on our final projects today!
Fill out the form about your Final Project first
Glowtxt
WonderSay


April 20th:
Keyboarding -
Typing Web
  • Cover your hands
Final Project
  • Work on your project

April 18th:
Keyboarding - Typing Web
  • Begin the next lesson - cover your hands

Final Project:

  • Review: how to log into wiki and edit
  • how to embed an object
  • Glogster
  • Prezi


April 15th:
Keyboarding - Typing Web
  • Begin the next lesson - cover your hands - we will type for approximately 20-25 min

Introduction to your final project - Web 2.0
  • Use a combination of tools, that you will be introduced to over the next few weeks, to show what you have learned this year.
  • It is recommended that you use your wikipage to showcase the tools that you are using. If you feel you want to use a different tool run your idea by me first. It is all due on the last day of class.
  • Today - Voki, Big Huge Labs, Kerpoof, Animoto

April 13th:
Blog:
None
Keyboarding:Typing Web

  • Check to make sure you have finished all the other Lessons before you move on, you should have taken the test at least twice
  • If you are looking at your fingers you are not going to get a good grade no matter the speed or accuracy!!
  • Start over with the Home Row - make sure your hands are covered - then take the test again.

If you finish develop your own computer project that you can work on or choose one of the following:
  • Make a program using scratch
  • Computer Graphics using GIMP
  • Personalizing your wikipage
  • Create a PowerPoint on a topic that interests you
  • Create a PowerPoint of pictures of places on Google Earth you would like to visit


April 11th:
Blog: None

Keyboarding:Typing Web

  • Check to make sure you have finished all the other Lessons before you move on, you should have taken the test at least twice
  • Begin the Intermediate Lessons Alphabet Soup A-M and N-Z

If you finish develop your own computer project that you can work on or choose one of the following:
  • Make a program using scratch
  • Computer Graphics using GIMP
  • Personalizing your wikipage
  • Create a PowerPoint on a topic that interests you
  • Create a PowerPoint of pictures of places on Google Earth you would like to visit


April 6th:
Blog:None

Keyboarding:Typing Web
  • Finish through Beginner Wrap up
  • Check to make sure you have finished all the other Lessons before you move on, you should have taken the test at least twice

If you finish develop your own computer project that you can work on or choose one of the following:
  • Programming using scratch
  • Computer Graphics using GIMP
  • If you have your own email - Web Design using http://weebly.com
  • Personalizing your wikipage
  • Create a PowerPoint on a topic that interests you



April 4th:
Blog None
Keyboarding:Typing Web
  • Make sure you take the test after Venturing Out
  • Easy Home Row Words, Easy Top Row Words
  • If you are concentrating on Technique and Accuracy it should be getting easier for you and you should have noticed an increase in performance on your test.
  • If you finish try this out: Super Spider Hyper Typer - try out medium first, if it is too easy move to hard
  • Meteor Blast - choose intermediate and lesson #9,



April 1st:
Blog: NONE

Keyboarding:Typing Web - login and password info is below if you forget
  • You are being grading on Technique and Accuracy!
  • Home Row and Beyond, Venturing Out
  • If you finish with both take the test again


March 30th:
Blog: No Blog

Keyboarding: Typing Web - login and password info is below if you forget
  • You are being grading on Technique and Accuracy!
  • Finish through the Bottom Row Keys
http://www.playauditorium.com/
http://armorgames.com/play/2205/light-bot
http://users.altec.org/~scherrer/games/matrix/penguin/1020/intros2/3/penguin10_20c.htm
http://fantasticcontraption.com/



March 28th:
Blog: No blog

Keyboarding: Typing Web - login and password info is below if you forget
  • Remember to have good posture and to rest your fingers on the home row
  • If you didn't finish the Home Row that is where you should start
  • Assignment: Top Row
  • When you finish you may play the games below
  • If you feel like you are behind you can access this program on any computer that has internet access




March 25th:
Blog: no blog
Whole Class: Keyboarding Presentations

Keyboarding: Typing Web
  • Click Start Typing
  • Click log in on the upper right
  • username is: 7 first initial last name (no spaces)
  • password is: seventh
  • Click on Test
  • After you finish the test Click return to courses
  • Click on Beginner Course and take the first two courses - The Home row Keys and The top Row Keys



March 23rd - March 21st:
Blog: When you are finished with your PowerPoint Computer Profession. Blog PowerPoint- what you liked, didn't like, was it easy or hard to use, etc. What else would you like to know? Also mention if you think you would use this program again.

Print - Computer Profession PowerPoint

If you are all caught up test out your programming skills with these games
http://www.playauditorium.com/
http://armorgames.com/play/2205/light-bot
http://users.altec.org/~scherrer/games/matrix/penguin/1020/intros2/3/penguin10_20c.htm
http://fantasticcontraption.com/



March 16th:
Blog: No blog today

PowerPoint: Computer Profession - continue with this
Remember - on the very last slide include the websites that you used to get the information

For a C: Include everything the assignment tells you to.
For a B: Include more: i.e. pictures, wordart, animation, transitions, more info about the job - make it professional looking - (not a lot of cartoon clipart)
For an A: Include what B has and a lot more detail.


March 14th:
Blog: What do you want to be when you grow up? Will this profession use computers in anyway? If you can't think of anything what are you interested or thinking that you might like to try when you get older?

PowerPoint - You Me Project was due on Friday - if you have not printed it out do so by following the directions from below
-Post a picture of your favorite slide on your blog - use the snipping tool to save it as a picture

PowerPoint - Computer Profession
- due by next Monday


March 11th:
Blog: Open - can't think of anything? Blog about the basketball team.
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PowerPoint
  • Finish your Me Project and remember to print when you are finish MAKE ALL SLIDES FIT ONTO ONE PAGE
  • Click File - Print - Choose the Computer Lab Printer - If you can't find it you need to click on Add Print - Find Now - Choose the one that says Brother Computer lab
  • Change where is says Full Page Slides to 9 Slide Horizontal
If you are finished - Use the snipping tool on your favorite slide and post it into your blog
-Check out Scratch on your computer and see how it works with Win7



March 9th:
Blog: Open topic

PowerPoint
  • adding custom animations
  • printing
Finish Me Project and print - 9 slide horizontal



March 7th:
Blog: Talk about your weekend and respond to someone elses blog.
  • Assignment: PowerPoint Me
  • Color Backgrounds, gradients, pictures
  • rearrange slides
  • slide transitions


March 4th:
Blog: No blog today

Continue to look through Windows 7 - check out the snipping tool, sticky notes and the Desktop Gadget Gallery.

Assignment: PowerPoint Me
  • Text boxes - Font - size, color, style
  • Insert pics or clipart

March 2nd:
Take time to explore Windows 7 today - check out the paint program - check out the MS Office programs
Blog: What do you notice that that is different and similar to Windows XP and Office 2007? What do you like so far? What do you think might five you troubles?

Presentation: What not to do with PowerPoint
Assignment: PowerPoint Me Project



February 28th:
Blog: No blog today
Missing Collection Sheet from Coffee Shop: - save it to the shared 7th folder
  • Lisa
  • Ben
  • Mike
Missing Calculations Sheet
  • Hope
Need a print out of the Million Dollar Challenge from:
  • Taylor
Intro to PowerPoint
Today is World Math Day

February 25th:
Taylor and Jordan
-print out a copy of your Million Dollar Challenge and hand it in
Blog: Something about how you show school spirit.
Assignment: Excel Test
  • Follow the directions on the sheet
  • work on your own
When you are finished: Open up your Coffee Shop Spreadsheet and create a new worksheet and begin a new game. http://coolmath-games.com/0-coffee-shop/index.html


February 23rd:
Taylor and Jordan-print out a copy of your Million Dollar Challenge and hand it in

Blog: No Blog today
Assignment: Coffee Shop and Excel - make sure you save it to the shared tech 7 folder!

Open your data collection sheet from Monday. Copy the template onto a new sheet in your workbook. Continue the game. If you finish or become bankrupt create a new template on a new sheet in the same workbook each time.


February 21st: Welcome Back
Blog: Talk about anything you want
Assignment: We are going to be using the Coffee Shop game to fill out an excel template.
  1. First thing, in the 8th Grade folder there is an excel sheet called DataCollectionSheet Coffee. You MUST open this right away and click SAVE AS and save it as yourname datacollectionsheet Coffee!
  2. You will need to put all the information about your coffee shop in the template, we will do a trial run as a class first


February 11th:
Blog: No blog
Million Dollar Challenge - How to make a graph - Print it out and hand it in

Begin Coffee Shop - http://coolmath-games.com/0-coffee-shop/index.html

February 9th:
Blog: What are your plans for the break coming up?

Million Dollar Challenge - How to make a graph -
Finish the Million Dollar Challenge - Print it out and hand it in

If finished: Coffee Shop - http://coolmath-games.com/0-coffee-shop/index.html

February 7th:
Blog: No Blog -
  1. Internet Safety Glog - Make sure you have all the words used or defined on your glog and a working link - Please proof read when you are done - use the Internet Safety link on the left for the words that need to be included
  2. Million Dollar Challenge - Work on this - use links like target.com or bestbuy.com or car and real estate places - have me peek at it when you are finished
  3. Practice for World Math day http://worldmathday.com/


February 4th:
Blog: No Blog

Open up a new excel document

Whole Class: More Excel Info

Assignment: Continue Million Dollar Challenge
If you finish before class is done:
  • Add favorite item and most expensive item (with the price) to the top of your wiki page - if it is one both, mention that and how much it is.
  • http://worldmathday.com/



February 2nd:
Blog: No required blog, use this time to catch up on past Blogs and finishing your glog

Whole Class: Intro to MS Excel

Assignment: Million Dollar Challenge



January 31st:
Blog Topic: No Blog

Glog Due Today!
  • make sure you have all the definitions on it
  • make sure it informs readers about the dangers online hand how to avoid or deal with them
Whole Class: How to log into wiki, How to imbed your glog into your wiki
Assignment: Finish Glog and imbed it into your wiki page



January 28th:
Blog topic: How do you like Glogging so far? What have you done?

Continue with assignment from Wednesday

January 26th:
Blog Topic: Open
To do:
  • Missing Blog from January 21st: Michael and Hope - it can be an open topic
  • Missing Blog from January 19th: Jeriah, Hope, Noah, Alyvia and Jordan
  • If finished log into your Glog
Whole group: How to link something on a Glog

Assigment:
  • Click on the internet safety link on the left
  • Create a glog that informs us about the dangers online and how to avoid or deal with them
  • Read the requirements and the guidelines
  • Use the links on the glog under where it says resources for information or search on your own for information
  • The due date is Monday, Jan. 31, you will have today Friday and Monday to work on it
  • If you finish make another glog


January 24th:
Blog topic: In your blog choose a topic we discussed and either support or debate it. Copies are on the table.
Online Safety
Cyberbullying
Violent Video Games

Whole Class: Presentation - Glogs


January 21st:
Blog Topic: Should school have been cancelled today? Why or why not?

Whole class: Technology Presentation
Assignment:


January 19th
Blog topic: What are some warning signs of an Online Predator?

Whole Class - Cyberbullying Presentation.


January 17th:
Log on to computer
Whole Class - Being Safe Online - Presentation
Online Predators
Assignment: Blog response
Final Project
http://kidblog.org/LCA7th2/
Wiki Pages
Password is seventh
When You Are Done:
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