Week1

old 2013 links

1. Websites and Logins
2. interactive student notebook notes
3. Computer/career Expectations (blue sheet)
4. Passwords
5.TChart: Qualities of Successful & Unsuccessful people
6. Are you Right or Left Brained?
7. Clouds/Mountain worksheet
8. Touch Typing notes
9. Keyboard map
10. Study infographic
11. Sleep infographic
12. Careers: Why do people work? Money is one reason: think of 6-8 more
13. SODA worksheet
14. Web search (Google Like a Boss: search tips
15 image notes
16. Media of me brainstorm worksheet
17. Learning Style quiz results (pie chart)
18. The 7 Styles of Learning
19. read: Ways your learning style can help you study
20. Draw 5 pictures to illustrate Learning Style study tips (my example: 5 Pics)
21 Pathway foldable
22 pathway details (use careercruising.com)
23 Computer basics worksheet/vocab
24 bucket list brainstorm worksheet
25 Malware foldable
26. Earnings Graph questions
27. Types of College Degrees
28 Bibme.org notes
29 Drones T-Chart
30 cyberbully notes
31 Cybersafe handout.
32 Career Logic puzzle
33 Signs of Bias

Term3



25. Take a minute to read the Sweat pledge. Record your thoughts in your notebook
26. I Can --
27 Web search (Google Like a Boss: search tips)
28 URL notes
29 Brainstorm List: 20 words/phrases to describe my favorite career
30 image notes

26. Employ-ability skill logic puzzle
30. Computer basics worksheet/vocab

32. 5w Bias notes
33.34. Bias/evaluation

term 1

12-13 Career SODA Career brainstorm questions
14 Career pathway foldable
15 pathways 3 job details
16 Learning Styles Inventory
17 The 7 Styles of Learning
22 Touch Typing
24 Bucket List Category worksheet
26. Search Strategies
27. Website bias & 5Ws of Credibility
34. cyberbullying
35 BibMe.org & Bit.ly
36. Digital Footprint
37-38 RU Cybersafe facts & tips (summary & crumple paper activity)
39. Types of Malware
Wednesday
Thursday
  • Read this: Average TYping speed Inofgraphic
    many of you have to write a 350 word blog each week for Language Arts. Lets assume you have to write 30 blog posts. How much time will it take you @ 15WPM? How much time will it take you @ 60 WPM? calculate the difference.
  • (SNp#8) Keyboaring notes
    define Touch Typing
    define Muscle Memory (psycho-motor)
    Take notes from this website (Article #1:) about Technique and letter/finder layout
  • (SNp#9) Keyboard map
  • keyboard: label home row, here's a different fingering guide
  • time left at the end of class? work on your Mountain/Cloud worksheet
Friday
  • (SN pg 10) STUDY study study infographic: what is the key(main) tip? It can improve retention by how much?
  • (SN pg 11) read the SLEEP infographic and answer these questions
    - which group of people averages higher GPAs?
    - How many hours of sleep does the average person need?
    - What % of the population needs 6-8 hours of sleep each night?
  • (SN p12) I CAN: use technology to identify & explore various occupations & careers.
  • Why do people work? Make a list of as many reasons as you can
  • T-chart: What's the difference between a job and a career - include at least 2 details
  • SNpb13: SODA notes - highlight each square SODA

Week 2

Media of Me project RUBRIC (Due Monday we come back from break)
Monday
  • SNp14: Computer basics worksheet/vocab
  • use Google to find the definitions of the terms listed. Define AND Explain.For example, GPS = Global Positioning System. GPS is a navigational system which uses a group of satellites orbiting the earth to locate a position on the earth.
Tuesday

Wednesdayefine MEDIA & Brainstorm a list media types.

Thursday
  • work on Media of Me project (RUBRIC)
  • If you finish the Media of Me Project, you can start this:
    SNp14: Computer basics worksheet/vocab
    use Google to find the definitions of the terms listed. Define AND Explain.For example, GPS = Global Positioning System. GPS is a navigational system which uses a group of satellites orbiting the earth to locate a position on the earth.
Friday
  • no school - enjoy your time off

Week3
Monday
  • Media of Me due today. You will email me and embed the link to your PInterest board.
  • login to CareerCruising.com and your EDP (login: CR-first.lastname, password: student #)
  • Take the Learning Styles inventory.
  • draw the results in the pie chart into (SN p17). color to match, record the %#.

Tuesday


Wednesday
Thursday
  • first: finish your drawing of 5 study tips for your learning style (if you haven't already)
  • then: work on the Pathway foldable. for each tab/pathway describe the pathway focus, list 3 careers in that pathway and draw a pic to represent it.
    6th & 7th hour: skip this - you did not get a chance to start the foldable yesterday because of the assembly.
  • next: complete the SNp22: Computer basics worksheet/vocab
    use Google to find the definitions of the terms listed. Define AND Explain.For example, GPS = Global Positioning System. GPS is a navigational system which uses a group of satellites orbiting the earth to locate a position on the earth.
Friday
  • Reverse Job Shadow day - each class will have a guest speaker sharing information about their career.

Week 4

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  • complete the Matchmaker quiz using CareerCruising.com
  • Read about the jobs in the 2 Pathways your results match most. Choose your 3 favorites for each pathway.
  • (SN p17) Fill in the details of 3 careers from each category into grid worksheet pathway/job details (6 jobs total).


Week 6

Prezi RUBRIC
Use CareerCruising AND the USBLS Occupation Finder
ACT World of Work map

Monday
  • SN#24. Earnings Graph ( Earnings Graph questions)
  • today we will work to complete these sections:
    Why these jobs are a good fit for me: write a short paragraph explaining why this job would be a good match for you. 1 paragraph per job
    What I would not like about these jobs: for both jobs share 3 reasons you would NOT like THAT JOB
Tuesday & Wednesday
  • What type of education does your favorite job(s) require?
  • Notes: Types of College Degrees ...and schools
  • today we will work to complete these sections:
    Education: what training is required for each career?
    College Comparison: Pick 2 colleges for your main career. Use Career Cruising to find the required information
Thursday
  • You can also work on setting your path (how the presentation will move through the frames): watch this
  • final Prezi Workshop: work to finish the Career Prezi. It will be due:
Friday
  • Career Acrostic Project: a unique way to write about the job in which you are most interested.
  • Start the Career Writing piece: generate a list of 20 descriptive words which detail your chosen career.
  • step 1: brainstorm a list of 20 words/phrases that describe your chosen career. Use CareerCruising to include activities, skills and terms to describe the job. What qualities do you admire. Include things that make this career unique
  • step 2: circle the 6-8 qualities on the list that are most unique and important. Identify the main qualities that truly define the career. Choose the most descriptive, most important, most memorable.
  • step 3: use those 6-8 qualities to write 4-6 sentences . Be as descriptive as possible.
  • work on Career Acrostic. Finish the writing piece.
  • step 4: now look through what you wrote for step 3 for words that start with the letters in the career's name. You may need to revise your writing/wording to make the sentences fit.
  • my sample Physical Therapy

Week 7

Monday
  • create your login/account for Easel.ly. we will use this to create a graphic for the Career Acrostic (Create an easel.ly account. (register)
  • Career Acrostic Project: a unique way to write about the job in which you are most interested.
  • step 4: now look through what you wrote for step 3 for words that start with the letters in the career's name. You may need to revise your writing/wording to make the sentences fit.
  • my sample Physical Therapy
Tuesday
  • work on Easel.ly
  • upload copyright free image and use as background watermark for Acrostic

Wednesday
  • Easel.ly Career Acrostic writing graphic due today. Share the JPG with me by following these steps:
    SHARE: choose DOWNLOAD.
    Save the JPG to your H:\\drive or destop
    compose email and attach picture (use the camera)
    don't forget subject line and message body
  • BibMe.org: Creating citations in MLA for books and websites. (Bibme.org notes)
    Create a citation for your SSR book
    Find the ISBN for Ender's Game (by Orson Scott Card)
    use Amazon to find and then create a citation for the book
  • create a citation for this Shell website
Thursday
  1. Career Prezi DUE today: you will use the SHARE button in Prezi to share the Prezi with my student email address.
  2. Read this Malware article and create a citation. Is the source legit?
    Which citation is correct? Use Bibme.org to create the citation & then LOOK CAREFULLY & COMPARE what you see on the screen. Which one matches, EXACTLY?
  3. drones: make a T chart on the next page of your journal and record Pros & Cons of the technology as you watch the video
    create a citation for the 60 Minutes article
    Which citation is correct?
    "Drones Over America." 60 Minutes. CBS. WOTV, Grand Rapids. March 16 2014. Television.
    "Drones Over America." 60 Minutes. CBS. WOTV, Grand Rapids. 16 Mar. 2014. Television.
  4. 10 coolest drones you can buy
  5. oh! LOOK! what do you think?

Friday
  • 8th grade students will be touring the campus' of Western Michigan &/or Michigan State

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • Last day to turn in late work for this class is one week from today... Thursday, May 29
  • Bias/evaluation checklist practice
Friday
Challenge your Bias detection skills activity

Week 9

looking for something to do this summer? How about Build a Computer camp?
How about a book to read for the summer?

Monday
  • no school - Memorial Day
Tuesday & Wednesday
  1. find a current event article which discusses either malware or cyber security issues.
  2. read the article
  3. answer these questions in a Google Document USING COMPLETE SENTENCES.
    • Who is the publisher? How are they experts on the topic? (what does Google say?)
    • What is the authors purpose?
    • is there any bias? explain
    • find and include a link to another article that supports the first article (says the same)
    • find and include a link to another article that has the opposite opinion of your first article.
  4. insert an image
  5. include the BibMe citation & a photo credit
  6. share the document to my brenda.denton@student.nvps.net account DUE @ the end of the day WEDNESDAY

Thursday
  • Last Day to turn in Late work
  1. find a current event article which discusses either online gaming or an app.
  2. read the article
  3. answer these questions in Word
    • what is the game. when created? by who? how much does it cost? what is required to play it? (game console?)
    • what is the objective of the game? how do you play? how do you win?
    • why is the game so fun/addictive?
    • what is frustrating about it? why do some people not like it or quit playing?
    • what are the educational benefits to playing this game?
  4. insert an image
  5. include the BibMe citation & a photo credit
  6. save the document as a PDF and email the PDF to me ( we will do this step next mon/tue)

Friday
  • 8th grade trip to Great America

Week 10

Monday
  • finish the Game Review article.
  • keyboard reflection: create document with chart to detail change in WPM & Accuracy from start of term to end.
Tuesday
  • final turn in: keyboard reflection - Game Review article
  • study/study guide
  • notebook check today: I'm looking for 3 specific pages

Wednesday
  • 2nd & 3rd hour
  • bring study guides for your other exams or a book to silent read after your exam
  • dismissed at 10:55am

Thursday
  • 4th & 5th hour exams
Friday
  • 6th & 7th hour
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If there is time left, you may try Cyber Swarm Defenders create a user name/password of your own and then read the directions.
have fun with drawing a stickman
please use ReciteThis





  • take a screen shot (by using the Windows7 Snipping Tool) of your final scores. Save the image to your H:\drive
paper crumple reflection

  • Please read this article (use Readability): Felony Counts for 2 in Suicide of Bully victim
    who is the source? Is it credible? Can I use the source in my own writing?
  • Cyber bullying Notes: There are 8-9 common terms associated with different types of cyber-bullying.
    Please search/find and define them.ow do we stop a cyberbully? Find 3 tips.U a cyberbully? Take this quiz.
  • Search Strategies notes as we watch Search Strategies Video
  • 5 Criteria for evaluating Web pages foldable.

Create an avatar of your own. Choose from any of these Avatar makers
2012 links

  • My Fakebook Example using George Washington
    FB Bio project Rubric


    NeoReader Kaywa.com


    Friday
    Station work: practice reading infographics
    complete the task for each station and record your responses in the corresponding part of the foldable.
    TO do this well - you should be spending no less than 5 minutes on each station....you may not even finish today. Read the graphic.
    • Station 1: List trends and Observations
      read through the images & facts.
      Which ones stand out or are the most interesting?
      Do you see any connections between the charts?
      Does one piece influence or depend on another piece?
    • Station 2: Create 2 Truths and a Lie
      for the Truths: pull any facts from the graphic
      for the LIE: What data could be misinterpreted? Could different people read the same fact and get two different ideas?
    • Station 3: Create a word problem & solve
      Use numbers given in the graphic to create a math problem, written as a story problem.
      have your elbow partner try to solve. IF they cannot, rework/reword your problem to make it understandable.
    • Station 4: Answer the Questions:
      1. What type of touch screen is the iPhone?
      2. How does the screen determine where the user is touching?
    • Station 5: Determine how information could be misused
      How could the information be used incorrectly? Might someone use the data to support the opposite?
    • Station 6: Describe a person from the population represented
      Who are the people in the population polled to create the graphic? What are some general statements (2-3) that can be made about those people.
    • Station 7: Determine information that could have also been included
      What else would you like to know about this topic?
      What information (directly connected to the main topic of the graphic) would also be helpful to know?
      What did you think you would learn, but didn't
  • Keyboarding text activity: Keyboard Skyscrapers "Read" it to yourself. Turn to your elbow partner and share What is the picture telling us?
    1. Quick search: what are the most commonly used keyboard formats? What do we use?
    2. Define Muscle memory. what is it and how is it created?
      (type DEFINE muscle memory in Google search bar - see what happens)
      now read the first paragraph of this website to help create your definition for your notes
    3. Read this article and record the Top 10 Reasons for Kids to Learn Touch Typing
    4. "Read" these 3 images to learn about Desk and Body Posture while keyboarding. record 5-7 facts in your notes
      Image1
      Image2
      Image3