Thursday/Friday August 30-31st


Objective: Become familiar with a wider range of Scratch Blocks and create a project that is an interactive digital representation of their interests.

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice
  2. Reflection: S2 – What do you need in life?  What are things that you cannot live without?
  3. Working Together:  Create your Maslow’s Pyramid – Click for File
    1. Adding Costumes
    2. Saving pictures to add from the Web.
    3. Adding Scripts and Controls
    4. Changing the Background
    5. Uploading to Scratch Gallery
      1. Locke1Art/password
    6. Copy and paste your link and caption to your S2 Post.
  4. Creating: Interactive About Me
    1. Mr. Levins Example
    2. Create a collage that somehow interactive that represents who you are.  Use your identity project for ideas and motivation.
  5. Extension: Upload your About Me project to the scratch gallery. Username: Locke1art Password: password
  6. Share Out – visit the locke1art gallery and see what your friends created.

Wednesday August 29th, 2012


Objective:  Students will create their first project in scratch by designing and assigning sprites, backgrounds and scripts.

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice at TypingWeb.com (10 Minutes)
  2. Intro to Scratch (Review if necessary) (10 Minutes)
    1. New Post – S1 – How do you interact with computers?  (Make a list of all the ways)
    2. With a partner – How many of those ways involve creating with computers?
      1. Submit Here
  3. Exploring: You have 15 minutes to make something surprising happen to a sprite?
  4. New blog post S1 – My Sprite
    1. What did you have your sprite do?  How did you make this happen?  What is something you would like to learn how to make it do?
  5. Closure: Chat – What did you make your sprite do?

Monday/Tuesday- August 27-28th, 2012


Objective: Students will reflect on their grades and finalize all existing projects as we download Scratch and experiment in programming.

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice @ TypingWeb.com – Make sure you are using the HomeRow keys!
    1. Make up the Typing Test if necessary (4th Period!)
    2. Complete this Survey
  2. Grade Check
  3. New Post in WordPress – 5 minute FreeWrite
    1. How are your grades so far? What are your goals for this semester?
    2. After 5 minutes, spell check and insert a photo (by URL) to your post.
  4. What can you do if you finish early in this class?
    1. Homework from another class.
    2. Math Practice at KahnAcademy (The CaHSEE is coming soon for many of you!)
    3. Read a book! (It can be an e-book, just show me what it is)
    4. Typing Practice (typing games are okay, but they must be TYPING games)
      1. For any of these activities, you may pause them to help other students as well, but you should not be wandering around the classroom or wasting time.
  5. Project Work Time – 10 minutes – Make sure that you have completed all of your assignments to this point and that you have recieved full credit.
  6. Self Grade and Peer Grading for 02_Significant Song Project
  7. About Me Bags – Presentation Time
    1. Periods 1 and 3 About Me Bags are late
    2. Periods 4,5, – About Me Bags are due
    3. Period 6: HW: About Me Bag – Decorate your Bag with your name and put in 3 items to share with the class: (Bring Thursday)
      1. Something Solid or Shiny
      2. Something Important to your education (NOT A PEN or PENCIL!)
      3. Something Flat – You may not get this back.
  8. 03_Intro To Scratch (S1)!
    1. New Post – S1 – How do you interact with computers? (Make a list of all the ways)
    2. With a partner – How many of those ways involve creating with computers?
      1. Submit Here
    3. Download Scratch by clicking here.
    4. While it loads, watch the video (as a class or on your own computer)
    5. Explore some of the other projects that people have created at the galleries.
    6. As a class – We will begin S1 – Explorations in Scratch
  9. Closure – Chatroom
    1. Expectations for appropriate chatting.
    2. Prompt: What are you most excited to do in Scratch?

Thursday/Friday – August 23-24th, 2012


Objective:  Students will make sure that they have successfully completed their typing test (with reflection), their identity collage and their defining song project.

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice @ TypingWeb.com
    1. Make up the Typing Test if necessary
    2. Complete this Survey
  2. Show Mr. Levin your completed Identity Project
  3. Create a new POST in WordPress for Assignment #2 – Significant Song Project
    1. Follow all of the instructions on the link provided.
  4. Make sure that you have completed all of your assignments to this point and that you have recieved full credit.
  5. Presentations – Share one of the assignments that you have done in class.
    1. Periods 1 and 3 About Me Bags are due
    2. Periods 4,5,6 – Weekend HW: About Me Bag – Decorate your Bag and put in 3 items to share with the class:
      1. Something Shiny or Hard
      2. Something Important to your education (NOT A PEN or PENCIL!)
      3. Something Flat – You may not get this back.

Wednesday August 22nd, 2012


Objective:  Students will take their baseline typing test and use their score to set goals for typing development this year.

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice at Typingweb.com
  2. Typing Test at TypingWeb.com
    1. Complete this survey based on your results
  3. Project #02 – Significant Song Project
    1. Select a song that is significant to you and find the music video on YouTube
    2. Upload the video to your WordPress
    3. The Caption needs to include the following:
      1. About the song (Artist, Album, Date, Genre,)
      2. Why you chose the song? ~ or ~What does the song mean to you? (One Paragraph)
      3. What do you imagine when you listen to the song? or What do you think of when you hear this song? (One Paragraph)
    4. Find the song lyrics online and create a tagxedo.com word cloud to insert into your project.

Monday/Tuesday August 20-21st, 2012


Objective: Students will finalize their about me pages by publishing their image to wordpress with a caption and including a tagxedo word wordcloud.

Agenda:

  1. Login to your computers
  2. Typing Practice at TypingWeb.com
    1. **Period 3 – Access accounts:
      1. login.live.com
      2. typingweb.com
      3. wordpress.com
  3. Download Google Chrome
  4. Intro to Habits of Mind
  5. Login to WordPress:
    1. Welcome to the Dashboard
    2. New Post:
      1. 5 minute free write:  How do you use technology in your everyday life?
  6. Review: Saving a powerpoint as a JPEG and posting it to WordPress
  7. Finalize your about me PAGE
    1. Include your image as a JPEG
    2. Include a 1 paragraph caption explaining:
      1. Who are you?
      2. What are your goals?
      3. Why did you choose the images in your collage?
    3. Go to tagxedo.com and create a wordcloud to represent you.
      1. Click Create
      2. Copy and paste your paragraph into the text editor, then customize it the way you want it.
      3. Save it as a JPEG and Add it to your About Page
    4. Click the blue button to update your page.
    5. Show it to Mr. Levin to receive credit.
  8. Finished early?  Become a Pro at WordPress
  9. Closure:  Caption Contest

Thursday/Friday August 16-17th, 2012


Objective:  Students will finalize their identity projects and publish them to WordPress as a Jpeg with a caption as a NEW PAGE.

  1. Why is typing important?
    1. It could save your life! – Click Here
  2. Classroom Routine: Typing Practice – First 15 minutes of every class
    1. Create accounts at typingweb.com
    2. Use your Animostudent information for your username, e-mail and password if possible
    3. Begin the first lesson.  (5 Minutes of typing practice)
    4. Setting Goals
  3. Digital Arts and Design Only: Create accounts at WordPress.com
    1. Use your at animostudent.org email (the same one you use to login)
    2. You may name your wordpress site whatever you want (use your animousername if you cant think of anything Ex: Jlevin321
    3. Confirm your email address at login.live.com
    4. How to publish your work to WordPress.  (As a JPEG!)
  4. YEARBOOK ONLY: Create Accounts at Schoology.com
    Register with your @animostudent.org email
    Course Access Code#: C7NZH-F6R2S
  5. Finish Identity Project
  6. Post your identity project to WordPress as your ABOUT ME page
    1. Include a 5 sentence (minimum) caption explaining who you are and why you chose the pictures in your collage.
  7. Extension:  Choose a wordpress theme, and begin to customize your wordpress page.
  8. Exit Slip: Complete this form so that Mr. Levin has a link to your WordPress:

Wednesday August 15th, 2012


Objective: Students will finalize their identity projects and save them as a .pptx and .jpeg to a personalized folder on their desktop.

LevinSample.pdf

Agenda:

  1. Login to your computers (using your @animostudent.org account)
  2. Polls Everywhere: How was your first day of school?
    1. Results
  3. Finish Identity Project collages and save as a JPEG.
  4. Extension: Add animations to your PowerPoint Collage.
  5. Create a Folder for your Classwork on the desktop.  Rename it: “Digital Art”
    1. Drag all classwork into that folder.
  6. Tomorrow: We will be making our blog accounts with WordPress.