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Wednesday - Friday, March 11-13,  2020

Today’s featured site:

Play your way to Internet Awesome. https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland

1)   What are today's goals?

  • Nearing the finish line before taking the exam:
    • You will need to pass the three GMetrix  Practice tests by completing the Training and Testing Mode with 900 points or better to take the official Microsoft PowerPoint Certification Exam

1)   What am I learning today?

How to use GMetrix training and testing mode to practice for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint 2016  Certification:

  • Why GMetrix practice tests?
    • Accurately replicate a "live application" testing environment
    • Enhance learning through self-paced practice questions
    • Build familiarity with the testing environment
    • Increase confidence towards certification exams
    • Better prepare students to pass certification exams
  • What is Training mode?
    Students work at their own pace as they receive feedback and step-by-step instructions for each question
  • What is Testing mode?
    Students experience what the certification exams will be like
    Timed practice tests present scenarios to perform just like the actual certification exam

3)   How will I show that I have learned it:

  • You have only three days left to take the PowerPoint Certification exam and pass!!!

**Remember to: make up missed work and check Powerschool for grades. If you are unsure, just ask  🙂


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Tuesday, March 10,  2020

Today’s featured site:

Play your way to Internet Awesome. https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland

1)   What are today's goals?

  • Nearing the finish line before taking the exam:
    • You will need to pass the three GMetrix  Practice tests by completing the Training and Testing Mode with 900 points or better to take the official Microsoft PowerPoint Certification Exam
  • PowerPoint Skill of the Day:  Learn to add and modify Charts

1)   What am I learning today?

How to use GMetrix training and testing mode to practice for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint 2016  Certification:

  • Why GMetrix practice tests?
    • Accurately replicate a "live application" testing environment
    • Enhance learning through self-paced practice questions
    • Build familiarity with the testing environment
    • Increase confidence towards certification exams
    • Better prepare students to pass certification exams
  • What is Training mode?
    Students work at their own pace as they receive feedback and step-by-step instructions for each question
  • What is Testing mode?
    Students experience what the certification exams will be like
    Timed practice tests present scenarios to perform just like the actual certification exam

3)   How will I show that I have learned it:

  • Take the PowerPoint Certification exam and pass!!!

**Remember to: make up missed work and check Powerschool for grades. If you are unsure, just ask  🙂


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Monday, March 9,  2020

Today’s featured site:

Play your way to Internet Awesome. https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland

1)   What are today's goals?

  • To practice and prepare for Microsoft PowerPoint Certification Exam
  • PowerPoint Skill of the Day:  Inserting Videos

1)   What am I learning today?

Use a program called GMetrix which is the leading online learning / practice test software for MOS certification

Next, Practice and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint 2016  Certification:

    • Create and manage presentations 
    • Insert and format text, shapes, and images 
    • Insert tables, charts, SmartArt, and media 
    • Apply transitions and animations 
    • Manage multiple presentations 

3)   How will I show that I have learned it:

  • Complete  exam-focused training, labs and pass each post-assessment

Why study and gain Microsoft PowerPoint 2016  certification?

  • BECAUSE ALL BUSINESSES USE IT!! For students, Microsoft Office Specialist certification boosts academic performance, prepares you for college and opens doors to career opportunities.

**Remember to: make up missed work and check Powerschool for grades. If you are unsure, just ask  🙂


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Friday, March 6,  2020

Today’s featured site:

Play your way to Internet Awesome. https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland

1)   What are today's goals?

  • To practice and prepare for Microsoft PowerPoint Certification Exam
  • PowerPoint Skill of the Day:  Applying Animations to Text and Objects

1)   What am I learning today?

Use a program called GMetrix which is the leading online learning / practice test software for MOS certification

Next, Practice and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint 2016  Certification:

    • Create and manage presentations 
    • Insert and format text, shapes, and images 
    • Insert tables, charts, SmartArt, and media 
    • Apply transitions and animations 
    • Manage multiple presentations 

3)   How will I show that I have learned it:

  • Complete  exam-focused training, labs and pass each post-assessment

Why study and gain Microsoft PowerPoint 2016  certification?

  • BECAUSE ALL BUSINESSES USE IT!! For students, Microsoft Office Specialist certification boosts academic performance, prepares you for college and opens doors to career opportunities.

**Remember to: make up missed work and check Powerschool for grades. If you are unsure, just ask  🙂


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Thursday, March 5,  2020

Today’s featured site:

Play your way to Internet Awesome. https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland

1)   What am I learning today?

  • How to practice and prepare for Microsoft PowerPoint Certification Exam
  • PowerPoint Skill of the Day:  Applying Transitions

2)   What am I going to do today?

Use a program called GMetrix which is the leading online learning / practice test software for MOS certification

Next, Practice and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint 2016  Certification:

    • Create and manage presentations 
    • Insert and format text, shapes, and images 
    • Insert tables, charts, SmartArt, and media 
    • Apply transitions and animations 
    • Manage multiple presentations 

3)   How will I show that I have learned it:

  • Complete  exam-focused training, labs and pass each post-assessment

 

Why study and gain Microsoft PowerPoint 2016  certification?

  • BECAUSE ALL BUSINESSES USE IT!! For students, Microsoft Office Specialist certification boosts academic performance, prepares you for college and opens doors to career opportunities.
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**Remember to: make up missed work and check Powerschool for grades. If you are unsure, just ask  🙂


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Friday, February 7 - Friday,  February 14, 2020

Today’s featured site:

Enjoy “walking around” this engaging portfolio site  https://peteroravec.com/

1)   What am I learning today?

  • How to practice and prepare for Microsoft PowerPoint Certification Exam

2)   What am I going to do today?

Use a program called GMetrix which is the leading online learning / practice test software for MOS certification

First, Download GMETRIX software:

  • Go to gmetrix.net/download and download GMetrix SMS for Windows
  • Logon to GMetrix software and sign in with your Google credentials
  • Click on the key and use our product key to access the learning materials (We will go over this today in class together).

Next, Practice and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint 2016  Certification:

    • Create and manage presentations 
    • Insert and format text, shapes, and images 
    • Insert tables, charts, SmartArt, and media 
    • Apply transitions and animations 
    • Manage multiple presentations 

3)   How will I show that I have learned it:

  • Complete  exam-focused training, labs and pass each post-assessment

Why study and gain Microsoft PowerPoint 2016  certification?

  • BECAUSE ALL BUSINESSES USE IT!! For students, Microsoft Office Specialist certification boosts academic performance, prepares you for college and opens doors to career opportunities.

**Remember to: make up missed work and check Powerschool for grades. If you are unsure, just ask  🙂


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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Today’s featured site:

Don’t look at it for too long! http://perpetual.pizza/

Stage Freight https://youtu.be/w9mzKWmmUAc

1)   What am I learning today?

  • How to create a PowerPoint using basic guidelines
  • How to Present a PowerPoint and Peer Review Strategies

2)   What am I going to do today?

Essential Question: Peer review refers to the many ways in which students can share their creative work with peers for constructive feedback. Why would this be a useful way to improve your projects?

  1. Finish up the Career PowerPoint Assignment
    • Be ready to explain the tips that you used from the Important PowerPoint Principles
    • Present the PowerPoint to the class  
    • Peer review PowerPoint Presentations

3)   How will I show that I have learned it:

Notebook:  Name three things that can make a PowerPoint presentation awesome


tech

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Today’s featured site:

Have some fun playing with this interactive site and then check out some of the code that makes it work here. https://moments.epic.net/#home

1)   What am I learning today?

The responsibilities and work environment of a particular computing career

2)   What am I going to do today?

Essential Question: What are the Top 10   Best Technology jobs?

  1. Notebook:  Check out the Information Tech jobs listed on the link above. Write down today's date and then in your own words, summarize their descriptions. Hand write the date, and your summary in your notebook.
  2. Complete Career PowerPoint Assignment (Google Classroom)

3)   How will I show that I have learned it:

Discuss the responsibilities and work environment of your job with your neighbors


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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Today’s featured site:

Something silly to make you smile! https://en.akinator.com/

1)   What am I learning today?

What a Social Contract really is and why we should have one in our classroom

How to use HTML <h1>, <p>, <ol>, <ul> , <a> tags

2)   What am I going to do today?

Essential Question: What is a Social Contract? How did it originate?

  1. Class will develop a Social Contract
  2. Mark up the Social Contract with HTML tags to create a web page
  3. Begin working with Adobe Dreamweaver

3)   How will I show that I have learned it?

  • Create a web page of the classroom Social Contract

Challenge: Create a web page of your favorite three movies (include an image of each)

 


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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Today’s featured site:

Don’t look at it for too long! http://perpetual.pizza/

1)   What am I learning today:

All About the Number One Search Engine  - "Google"

Students will be able to:

    • Summarize key events in the history of Google
    • Discover how search engines work

What you will need to accomplish this goal: 

    • Watch Video - GoogleBoys
      • Complete a worksheet

How to Create an Animated GIF in PhotoShop

Students will be able to:

    • Identify the process of how to create a basic digital animation
    • Identify some basic vocabulary: stage, layers, keyframes, tweening
    • Create a digital animation/GIF using Adobe PhotoShop

What you will need to accomplish this goal: 

    • Example Video #1
    • Example Video #2
    • Example Video #3

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Today’s featured site:

Akinator is like a 20 Questions genius! https://en.akinator.com/

1)   What am I learning today:

The History of Computing

Students will be able to:

  • Summarize key events in the history of computers
  • Discuss the different forms and types of computers that emerged throughout history
  • List key players in the history of computers

What you will need to accomplish this goal: 

  • Finish UP: Group PowerPoint Presentation
  • Watch Video #1 - Early Computing
    • Complete a worksheet
    • Kahoot competition
  • Watch Video #2 - Electronic Computing
    • Complete a worksheet
    • Kahoot competition
  • Computer Innovators 
    • Complete a worksheet

 


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Friday, January 17, 2020

Today’s featured site:

Check out this fun and engaging portfolio site! https://bruno-simon.com/ 

1)   Goals for today:

Group Presentation - Propose an App

Students will be able to:

  • Work cooperatively to develop a verbal and visual presentation
    • Use Microsoft Office PowerPoint
    • Design with Adobe PhotoShop
  • Develop and exhibit creativity
  • Think critically

What you will need to accomplish this goal: 

  • There will be a Group PowerPoint Presentation of Proposed App
    • "Each" Group member will show their original sketch of the app
    • "Each" Group member will need to complete two slides for the PowerPoint
      • One slide explaining the points below (see Point 1 - Point 3)
      • One slide of your app homepage layout created in PhotoShop  (export this as a .JPG from PhotoShop and add the image to your slide) 

Question 1: What is the problem your app is designed to solve?
Question 2:  What information does your app use as input and output?
Question 3: What information would need to be stored or processed by your app and what output can we expect?

 


binary

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Today’s featured site:

Learn about what lives in the depths of the ocean as you scroll and scroll…and scroll https://neal.fun/deep-sea/ 

1)   Goals for today:

Binary Digits

Students will be able to:

  • Understand binary number systems and how they apply to computers and digital technology
  • Write numbers and letters in binary code
  • Decode binary numbers
  • Calculate various sizes of memory

Binary Activities

  • Complete Binary Worksheet 1  
  • Complete Binary Worksheet 2  
  • Complete Binary Secret Message
  • Assess your learning - Kahoot

Watch Binary Video Computer Science Basics: Binary

Understanding Computer File Sizes

2)    Additional Activities

  • Challenge yourself with some Binary Games (see links in Google Classroom)
  • Finish: Project - Propose an App >> Work on your posters

mobile_app_startup

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Today’s featured site:

Draw stunning symmetrical images with the click of a mouse! http://weavesilk.com/

1)   Goals for today:

Students will be able to:

Create a Project - Propose an App

  • Identify and define a problem that could be
    solved using computing
  • Design an app that inputs, outputs, stores,
    and processes information in order to solve a
    problem

Overview

  • Project - Propose an App To conclude the study of the problem solving process and the input/output/store/process model of a computer, the class proposes apps designed to solve real world problems. This project is completed across multiple days and culminates in a poster presentation highlighting the features of each app. The project will be  be completed in groups of three students. 

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Today’s featured site:

Travel through space without leaving your browser!  http://omgspace.net/

1)   Goals for today:

Students will be able to:

  • Lesson 1: What is a Computer?   Identify a computer as a machine that processes information
  • Lesson 2: Input and Output   Identify the inputs and outputs of common computing devices
  • Lesson 3: Processing   Define processing as the work done (possibly by a computer) to turn an input into an output

Overview

  • Lesson 1: What is a Computer? In this lesson the class develops a preliminary definition of a computer. After brainstorming the possible definitions for a computer, the class works in groups to sort pictures into “is a computer” or “is not a computer” on poster paper and explain their motivations for choosing some of the most difficult categorizations. The teacher then introduces a definition of the computer and allows groups to revise their posters according to the new definition
  • Lesson 2: Input and Output In this class students consider a number of computing devices to determine what types of inputs and outputs they use. Groups are assigned to a computing device and based on a teacher-provided definition of input and output, list the inputs and outputs of their device. To conclude the lesson the class examines common activities they do on a computing device and select the inputs and outputs used for that activity from the chart.
  • Lesson 3: Processing This lesson dives deeper into the concept of processing that was introduced as part of the definition of a computer. Pairs work together to put a deck of cards in order, a form of processing information. In the end, the class discusses what processing means within the context of solving information problems.

2)    Additional Activities

  • Please fill out the About Me questionnaire

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Welcome to information Technology!

Today’s featured site:

JavaScript makes our boring computer keyboards a lot more fun! https://www.patatap.com/ 

1)   Goals for the next few days:

  • Assign Lockers
  • Assign Computers
    • You will be given logon information
    • Create your desktop background (we can go over this again)
    • Create a desktop folder to keep your project work organized and call it FreshmanYear
    • Check out the P: drive, this is your own special backup on our server
  • Info Technology Shop Packet
    • Filled with all kinds of shop info
    • You will need to bring back the last page filled out
  • Shop Safety Test
  • Student learning Styles
  • New Classroom Shop Layout
  • Please fill out the About Me questionnaire
  • Shop Policies (We will create these!)
  • Letter to MySelf

2)    Talk to the person next to you and make a list. Then we will share with the class.

  • What websites do you use often? Why?
  • What apps do you use often? Why?
  • What are you most looking forward to learning this year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class of 2022 Freshman Year

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Monday & Tuesday , 6/10 - 6/11/19

Today’s featured site:

Animate your stickman. A very cool JavaScript site http://www.drawastickman.com/

1)   Today’s goals:

You will be creating an Adobe Premiere CS6 video 

  • Adobe Premiere CS6 Design skills: 
    • Organize a video sequence
    • Use visual techniques to enhance video
  • Adobe Premiere CS6 Technical skills, you will be able to: 
    • Add, move, delete, and trim clips in the Timeline panel 
    • Edit using cuts-only techniques (Selection, Rolling, and Ripple tools) 
    • Insert and overlay clips
    • Apply basic transitions

2)     Check Google Classroom for project instructions

  • When you are finished, attach and upload your video

 


Wednesday, 5/22/19

Today’s featured site:

JavaScript is used here to bounce the cats around! https://cat-bounce.com/ 

1)   Today’s goals:

  • Begin learning JavaScript (JS)!
  • Use the web console in Chrome to practice JS code
  • Writing JavaScript and adding it to web pages
  • Using variables, functions, and events

2)     Today’s Questions:  

  • What is JavaScript?  
  • In JavaScript, there are three basic types of data: numbers, strings, and Booleans. Can you give an example of each? 
  • JavaScript lets you give names to values using variables. Give an example of a variable. 

Let’s start writing JavaScript (JS) right now in this fun tutorial https://www.javascript.com/try

 


 Tuesday, 5/21/19

Today’s featured site:

The Periodic Table of Elements never looked so engaging and interactive thanks to jQuery https://mendeleev.me/

1)   Today’s goals:

  • Create your own webpage to tell a story, joke or poem 
  • Practice flow-charting and produce  algorithm flowchart to make a pizza!

2)     Today’s Questions:  

  • What are five basic flow-charting symbols and their meaning? 
  • What is an algorithm? Give one example. 

Common Flowchart Symbols: https://www.smartdraw.com/flowchart/flowchart-symbols.htm

Since I am out of the classroom today there will be a substitute teacher. Please be respectful! Games and phones only during FREE TIME!

Please check Google classroom for two assignments.  

 


 Monday, 5/20/19

Today’s featured site:

Lumosity—  challenge your cognitive abilities with scientific brain games https://www.lumosity.com/

1)   Today’s goals:

  • Students will be able to identify binary numbers and what they represent 
  • Students will be able to write out and decode binary numbers 

2)     Today’s Questions:  

  • How do you think computers store information?
  • What does the computer term "binary" mean? 
  • What is the difference between a "bit" and a "byte"?

All about binary: https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/b/binary.htm

 

 


 Friday, 5/17/19

Today’s featured site:

This web accessibility evaluation system provides site-wide monitoring and reporting of accessibility http://wave.webaim.org/sitewide

1)   Today’s goals:

  • You will develop an  understanding of how different people use & experience websites by putting yourself in their shoes
  • Explore how to make websites useable for everyone

2)     Today’s Questions:  

  • What does website accessibility mean?
  • Why do you need an accessible website?
  • Are there Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools? Name two.​

Check out W3C's Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List: https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/

 

 


 Thursday, 5/16/19

Today’s featured site:

See how web design has changed between 1991 and 2015 by checking out the evolution of NASA’s website.  http://fabianburghardt.de/webolution/

1) What am I learning today?

  • You will discover the value  Website File Management 
    • You will clean up a messy file folder and make a  'dawg slideshow"
  • Find out what the W3C is all about
    • You will have an opportunity to use the W3C HTML Validator, and to correct invalid code based on validation tool feedback

2) Today’s Questions:   

  • What is W3C Validation?
  • Why is it important that your site is W3C Valid?
  • What are some things that can happen if your site has Validation errors?  

Check out:  https://rockpapersimple.com/what-is-w3c-validation/

 

 


 Wednesday, 5/15/19

Today’s featured site:

Make any website awful! http://www.wonder-tonic.com/geocitiesizer/

1) What am I learning today?

  • Finish up yesterdays project and upload to Google Classroom  
  • Your  completed project will serve as a template  for the new three page Mario Bros. Project
    • Next, get your internal styles out of the template and create an external style sheet
    • You will save the template page as index.html and then create two more pages from it. Here are all the pages you should have:
      • index.html
      • about.html
      • contact.html
  • When your project is complete, you will need to zip your folder and upload to Google Classroom

2) Today’s Questions:   

  • What do we mean by The Semantic Web? Find an easy understandable explanation.
  • Name five new semantic elements. 
  • What do the new HTML5 elements <svg> and <canvas> do? 
  • What is the W3C?  

Check out: https://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_intro.asp

 

 


 Tuesday, 5/14/19

Welcome Back!! 

Today’s featured site:

Thanks to JavaScript, at the end of this website, check out what you can do with your spacebar (after you scroll to the bottom)  http://destroyer.la/ 

1) What am I learning today?

  • We will start off by reviewing the last Notebook Quiz. 
  • Note: Please check PowerSchool for zero grades and see me to make them up. 
  • You will compare regular HTML to HTML5
  • You will put HTML5 to action and create a page that has a header, navigation, left & right side and a footer 

2) Today’s Questions:   

  • What is the new DOCTYPE declaration for HTML5? 
  • What are some new semantic elements? List them in order.  
  • What about new HTML5 graphic elements?
  • What are the new multimedia elements in HTML5? 

Check out: https://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_intro.asp

 

 


 Monday, 4/29/19

Last day of cycle and just want to say "Job well Done!" 

Today’s featured site:

Look what JavaScript can do to a fake Google page! http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/google-gravity/ 

1) What am I learning today?

  • Students will show their awesome note taking, research and recall abilities by taking a Notebook Quiz
  • Students will finish their "About Me"  project and we will view them in class
  • Students will take part in a Kahoot Competition about CSS

2) Today’s Questions:   

  • No questions today. Today is your notebook quiz, make sure you have everything defined and have all questions (especially if you were absent!)

 

 


 Friday, 4/26/19 

Today’s featured site:

Geoguessr is a guessing game using Google Maps. You are dropped at a random location and have to figure out where you are: https://geoguessr.com/

1) What am I learning today?

  • All about the  "cascade" in Cascading Style Sheets 
  • How to use Gradient Backgrounds and <div> tags on my pages
  • How to create an ABOUT ME  Project using CSS

2) Today’s Questions:   

  • What does the "Cascade" mean when referring to Cascading Style Sheets?
  • What selectors win out in the cascade depends on three factors:
    • The answer to this is at this link, briefly explain each one. 

3) Extended Activity: --- Get ready for the next Technology News Essay 3/29/19

 


  Thursday, 4/25/19

Today’s featured site:

CSS is used to create fun superhero costumes for Mario! http://roblafratta.com/mariowario 

1) What am I learning today?

  • Practice using CSS selectors by ID
  • Learn how to add CSS padding
  • Learn how to center elements with CSS

2) Today’s Questions:   

  • What is a CSS “ID” selector?
  • What is the best time to use an ID selector?
  • What goes before an ID selector in a style sheet?

3) Extended Activity: --- Get ready for the next Technology News Essay 3/26/19


  Wednesday, 4/24/19

Today’s featured site:

Can you beat the computer in this classic game? https://jenniferdewalt.com/rock_paper_scissors.html

1) What am I learning today?

  • Practice using CSS selectors by CLASS
  • Learn how to add a Google Font

2) Today’s Questions:   

  • What is a CSS “Class”?
  • What goes before a class name in a style sheet?
  • What is a “DIV”?
  • Give an example of a DIV that has a “CLASS”.

3) Extended Activity: --- Get ready for the next Technology News Essay 3/26/19


  Tuesday, 4/23/19

Today’s featured site:

Google Maps for space! https://www.google.com/maps/space/earth

1) What am I learning today?
  • Practice using CSS selectors by tag
  • Learn the different ways to add CSS color, such as by:
    • Color names
    • RGB (red, green, blue) values
    • Hex color codes
  • Use CSS to set the width, height and border of an <img> tag
  • Use CSS to set font color and padding of a page  

You Favorite Color Reveals Your Personality, check the link below:

-What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You? Infographic 

2) Today’s Questions:   

  • What is a style sheet?
  • Can a webpage have more than one style sheet?
  • Give an example of an inline style.
  • Give an example of an internal style sheet.
  • How do you link to an external style sheet from a webpage, show the syntax.
  • What is the difference between an internal style sheet and an external style sheet?

3) Extended Activity: --- Get ready for the next Technology News Essay 3/26/19


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 Monday, 4/22/19

Today’s featured sites:

This site will give you a CSS summary of any website you want, extremely cool! http://cssstats.com/

1) What am I learning today?
  • Cascading Style Sheets, or "CSS" for short.
  • CSS is a language that applies presentation/style to your HTML web page.
  • CSS doesn't represent any content; it only changes the appearance of existing content.

2) Today’s Questions:   

  • Define CSS. Why use it?
  • Why do you think HTML and CSS are two separate languages
  • Why is it important to keep content and presentation separate?

3) Extended Activity: --- Get ready for the next Technology News Essay 3/26/19


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 Want to get a jump on the next cycle? 

Today’s featured sites:

  • A series of WebGL experiments developed to make you smile (and spin your fans), source codes are available on codepen for educational purposes only.  Check out this site: https://moments.epic.net/
1) Websites to help you learn & play:

Have a wonderful Easter and see you soon!  ~ Mrs. C.  

 


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Today’s featured site:

Security Review:  TEST YOUR SECURITY KNOWLEDGE
1) What am I learning today?

  • Students will collect information and recognize the value of a career in Cyber Security by creating A Career in Cyber Security Google Slides presentation
  • Students will show their awesome note taking, research and recall abilities by taking a Notebook Quiz
  • Students will take part in a Kahoot Competition about Malware

2) Today’s Questions:

  • No questions today. Today is your notebook quiz, make sure you have everything defined and have all questions (especially if you were absent!)

3) Substitute in the morning, what to do?

  • Finish and submit: What is a Virus Signature? (check Google Classroom) This does not have to be long, just answer the question
  • Finish and submit: My Favorite Quote Graphic (check Google Classroom)
  • Begin: Cyber Security Career PowerPoint (New Group Project, check Google Classroom for instructions)

Everything is due by end of 5th period today. We will clean up and have a Kahoot competition 7th period.

 


Quote1

 Tuesday, 3/26/19

Today’s featured sites:

  • Tracking sharks as they swim around the ocean may not be the most conventional way to waste time on the internet ... but it might be the coolest.  https://www.ocearch.org/tracker/?list
1) What am I learning today?
  • Students will compare the Top 10 Most Damaging Computer Viruses
  • Students will spin-up a Virtual Machine that is infected with Malware and utilize different methods to detect and remove computer viruses. 

2) Today’s Questions:   

No questions today. Tomorrow is your notebook quiz, make sure you have everything defined and have all questions (especially if you were absent!)

3) Extended Activity: -- logo for WordPress student page link  

 

 


wordpress-740x493

 Monday, 3/25/19

Today’s featured sites:

1) What am I learning today?
  • Students will examine the Secret Lives of Hackers and discover the value of cyber privacy
  • Students will build a Virtual Machine  for malware teting and removal

2) Today’s Questions:   

Regarding hacking and protecting your data: 

  • What are a few ways that hackers use to crack your password? 
  • Give two strong password ideas and tips with great examples.
  • What are some weak passwords that you should avoid?

Handwrite the date, ENTIRE question and your answer in your notebook.

3) Extended Activity: -- logo for WordPress student page link  

What is a White Hat Hacker?:

A white hat hacker — also referred to as a “good hacker” or an “ethical hacker” — is someone who exploits computer systems or networks to identify security flaws and make improvement recommendations. A subset of ethical hackers are penetration testers, or “pentesters,” who focus specifically on finding vulnerabilities and assessing risk within systems.

Unlike black hat hackers, who access systems illegally, with malicious intent and often for personal gain, white hat hackers work with companies to help identify weaknesses in their systems and make corresponding updates.

In many ways, white hat hackers are the antithesis of black hat hackers. Not only do white hat hackers break into systems with the intention of improving vulnerabilities, they do so to ensure that black hat hackers aren’t able to illegally access the system's data.


virus

 Friday, 3/22/19

Today’s featured sites:

1) What am I learning today?
  • Students will determine if their computers have been infected with malware by searching and detecting malware activity
  • Students will submit their essay and discuss Current Technology in the News

2) Today’s Questions:   

Regarding malicious malware attacks: 

  • What are five Command Prompt (CMD) Commands used by Security Experts?
  • What are a few signs that your computer has been infected with malware?  
  • How to remove malware from your Windows PC?

Handwrite the date, ENTIRE question and your answer in your notebook.

3) Extended Activity: -- logo for WordPress student page link  

What is a Virtual Machine:

A virtual machine is a computer file, typically called an image, that behaves like an actual computer. In other words, creating a computer within a computer. It runs in a window, much like any other program, giving the end user the same experience on a virtual machine as they would have on the host operating system itself.

The virtual machine is "sandboxed" from the rest of the system, meaning that the software inside a virtual machine can’t escape or tamper with the computer itself. This produces an ideal environment for testing other operating systems including beta releases, accessing virus-infected data, creating operating system backups, and running software or applications on operating systems they weren’t originally intended for.


Cybersecurity

Thursday, 3/21/19

Today’s featured site: EXCIT is a very simple navigation/maze game that gets more fiendish with each level. Kind of looks like excel, but it is not! PLAY IT HERE.

1) What am I learning today?
  • Students will re-work their jigsaw project and simplify their malware slideshow
  • Students will create a 2019 Cyber Security Statistics InfoGraphic (directions and requirements below )

2) Today’s Questions: 

Read 2017 Cybercrime Report: Cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021   

Answer these questions: 

  • What company had the largest hack that affected 3 billion user accounts? 
  • The world’s digital content is expected to grow from 4 billion zettabytes last year to 96 zettabytes by 2020. How big is a zettabyte in Gigabytes?
  • Cybercrime will more than triple the number of job openings by the year 2021. How many job openings are predicted?  
  • More than 90 percent of successful hacks and data breaches stem from what?
  • Looking ahead, what are two major industries that are targeted by hackers?

Handwrite the date, ENTIRE question and your answer in your notebook.

3) Extended Learning: -- Get ready for the next Technology News Essay 3/22/19

Infographic Information:

Working in teams of 2, you will create an infographic  listing Cybersecurity Statistics for 2019

Here is an example of a huge infographic (yours does not have to be this big!) :  mega Example

Below is a list of some searches to help you research and find information: 

  • 2019 Cybersecurity Almanac: 100 Facts, Figures, Predictions And Statistics
  • Awesome cyber security facts 2019 | EveryCloud
  • 27 Terrifying Ransomware Statistics & Facts You Need To Read
  • Cybersecurity Statistics That Will Make You Shudder
  • Cybersecurity Statistics for 2019: The Chances Your Business Will Be Attacked
  • Cybersecurity Statistics | BestVPN.org
  • 30 Surprising Cyber Security Statistics (Updated 2019) - TechJury
  • 27 Stats to Help You Sell Cyber Security in 2019

Infographic Creation website or software to use:

    • Easel.ly (sign up for free account)
    • Canva
    • Photoshop (on your computer)

Image websites:

Checklist for Successful Infographic:

  • Very successful (100%-range):
    1. The infographic was complete, at least 6 statistics
    2. You have listed sources for the images you used 
    3. A good amount of thought and planning went into your work and it shows, there is great  balance between colors, images and text,  I would hang this up for everyone to see
    4. The images used were of very good quality  
    5. Text is easy to read and very informative
  • Somewhat successful (85%-range):
    1. The infographic was complete, at least 6 statistics
    2. Images came from sources listed 
    3. Overall look and feel was of fair quality, it was evident that you tried to create a balance between colors, images and text
    4. Images were not best quality or text is somewhat hard to read  
    5. Text meaning was not very clear
  • Not very successful (70%or lower-range):
    1. Incomplete graphic, less than 6 statistics
    2. Little effort put into creating balance between colors, images and text
    3. Images may not be from sources listed
    4. The text does not provide enough information or meaning is not clear 
    5. Text is not easy to read

Upload Infographic to Google Classroom, Due today! 


jigsaw

Wednesday, 3/20/19

Today’s featured site: http://tenyearsago.io/

1) What am I learning today?

  • Students will complete a malware jigsaw project
    • Students will present their findings to group members today
    • Students will present their findings to the class tomorrow

2) Today’s Question: 

In regards to Cyber Security, there are three main techniques:    

  • Cryptography
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Multi-factor Authentication

Handwrite the date, ENTIRE question and your answer in your notebook.

3) Extended Learning: -- Get ready for the next Technology News Essay 3/22/19


gaming

Thursday, 3/14/19

Today's Featured Site: http://www.wonder-tonic.com/geocitiesizer/ – Make any website terrible right now!

1) Today's Goals:

  • Create your own game with Ready Maker and publish on Windows PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices

What Is Ready Maker?

Ready Maker’s graphical drag-and-drop style interface makes it easy to design games, and Ready Maker’s website has a lot of tutorials and online resources for new users.

How Does It Work?

Ready Maker uses a visual drag-and-drop programming system. The creators of Ready Maker have simplified bits of code for different actions and properties, and users can attach them to objects to create relatively complex animations and games