8th Grade Computer 1st Quarter, 2016-2017

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WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

August 22

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First day of school… Red day!

Go through the usernames and passwords for school, google, and JMC… do they work?

Create C3PO group - copies and directions on how to make ‘Group’

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Go through the usernames and passwords for school, google, and JMC… do they work?

Create C3PO group - copies and directions on how to make ‘Group’

26

Practice a Thumbs Up name frame together… using a blue square and our name in the text box … add symbols … work on the detail of spacing

“Thumbs Up” Google document was shared, students made a copy (File → Make a Copy → OK) and began typing on their copy … this is due Tuesday boc

August 29 

Practice a Thumbs Up name frame together… using a blue square and our name in the text box … add symbols … work on the detail of spacing

“Thumbs Up” Google document was shared, students made a copy (File → Make a Copy → OK) and began typing on their copy … this is due Wednesday boc

30

Print your “Thumbs Up” google doc paper

Insert YOUNG picture

Set up your “Thumbs Up” page:

  • 4 text boxes
  • Change text direction on the right and left text box
  • Change font before adding symbols
  • Color choice is up to you
  • 3 different layers (adjectives, verbs, people-places-things you love)
  • 3 different fonts - 1 font per layer
  • 3 different symbols - 1 symbol per layer
  • Rectangle (no fill) around each layer
  • Save as:  Thumbs Up

31

Noon out, Conferences 2-6

Shortened Classes

Print your “Thumbs Up” google doc paper

Insert YOUNG picture

Set up your “Thumbs Up” page:

  • 4 text boxes
  • Change text direction on the right and left text box
  • Change font before adding symbols
  • Color choice is up to you
  • 3 different layers (adjectives, verbs, people-places-things you love)
  • 3 different fonts - 1 font per layer
  • 3 different symbols - 1 symbol per layer
  • Rectangle (no fill) around each layer
  • Save as:  Thumbs Up

September 1

Noon out, Conference 3-8

Shortened Classes

Continue to work on Thumbs Up

2

No School

September 5

No School - Labor Day

6

Workday 1 of 3

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Workday 1 of 3

8

Workday 2 of 3

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Workday 2 of 3

September 12

Workday 3 of 3

Sign up for color print if you are done by the end of class today … be sure to look over score sheet - is it as it should be?

13 - MAP testing

Workday 3 of 3

Sign up for color print if you are done by the end of class today … be sure to look over score sheet - is it as it should be?

14 - MAP testing

Hand back color print…

Measure, cut, final assembly due EOC today!

15 - MAP testing

Hand back color print…

Measure, cut, final assembly due EOC today!

16

Go through Dossier Writing Sections Info Page (shared doc)...

Finish assembly work on Thumbs Up and turn in if you didn’t on Wednesday (morning classes)

Writing sections

September 19

Go through Dossier Writing Sections - Info Page (shared doc)...

Finish assembly work on Thumbs Up and turn in if you didn’t on Thursday (morning classes and football team)

Writing sections

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Finish Dossier Writing Sections - Info Page

Find border that will work with your Dossier Info Page

Check your grade - do you want to add 5 or 10 points to your Thumbs Up project?  If so, turn in your “5-Points” or “10-Points” half-sheet to your turn-in folder.  I will pick up the half-sheets on Wednesday and adjust the score.  

Midterm is Friday:

  • What is your grade in computer?  
  • What are your grades in your other classes?  
  • Are you on target with your ELA pages and journal entries (400 pages + journals)?

21 - noon out

Finish Dossier Writing Sections - Info Page

Find border that will work with your Dossier Info Page

Check your grade - do you want to add 5 or 10 points to your Thumbs Up project?  If so, turn in your “5-Points” or “10-Points” half-sheet to your turn-in folder.  I will pick up the half-sheets today and adjust the score.  

Midterm is Friday:

  • What is your grade in computer?  
  • What are your grades in your other classes?  
  • Are you on target with your ELA pages and journal entries (400 pages + journals)?

Extra credit posted today (via email) - due Friday 3:03

22

Hang up Thumbs Up - both red and black day projects

If you would like to add points to your project - you have “Plus Points” you can use.

Find a border for your Dossier that will work for you…

Finish any writing sections that you have not yet finished.

Extra credit posted Wednesday (via email) - due Friday 3:03

23

Hickory Hills Field Trip

No class - postponed (weather)

Midterm - check your grades

Hand back scoresheets for Thumbs Up - if you would like to add points to your project - use your “Project Plus” points.

Blocked websites (from Mrs. Driscol’s website) on the Chromebooks - log it on the google doc

Extra credit posted Wednesday (via email) - due TODAY 3:03

September 26

6 1-minute Timings with keyboard covered … using your Snipping Tool to copy and paste your results into WORD - find your average wpm (show your math)

8 Typing Races with NO keyboard covered … using your Snipping Tool to copy and paste your results into WORD - find your average wpm (show your math)

Have you read your email today?

Extra credit posted today (via email) - due Thursday 3:03

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6 1-minute Timings with keyboard covered … using your Snipping Tool to copy and paste your results into WORD - find your average wpm (show your math)

8 Typing Races with NO keyboard covered … using your Snipping Tool to copy and paste your results into WORD - find your average wpm (show your math)

Have you read your email today?

Extra credit posted Monday (via email) - due Thursday 3:03

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Monday’s Timings and Races due boc

Race Against the Clock:  25 Silly Facts… everyone prints before leaving

Extra credit posted Monday (via email) - due Thursday 3:03

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Tuesday’s Timings and Races due boc

Race Against the Clock:  25 Silly Facts… everyone prints before leaving

Extra credit posted Monday (via email) - due TODAY 3:03

30 - Homecoming Hoopla

Progressive Story through Google doc! :)

October 3 

Cyber Safety Awareness… 4 Videos and Responses - due Wednesday end of class

Headphones needed!!

Email assignment and extra credit was sent out September 29 - due Wednesday by noon

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Cyber Safety Awareness… 4 Videos and Responses - due Thursday end of class

Headphones needed!

Email assignment and extra credit was sent out September 29 - due Wednesday by noon

5  - noon out

Cyber Safety Awareness… 4 Videos and Responses - due TODAY end of class

Headphones needed!!

Email assignment and extra credit was sent out September 29 - due Wednesday by noon

6

Cyber Safety Awareness… 4 Videos and Responses - due TODAY end of class

Headphones needed!

7

RAC - Presidential Elections

Everyone prints before leaving class today

October 10

RAC - Presidential Elections

Everyone prints before leaving class today

11

Headphones needed

Review how to use Movie Maker

Go through how to edit audio

Preview the upcoming CD Album Cover and Music project

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Headphones needed

Review how to use Movie Maker

Go through how to edit audio

Preview the upcoming CD Album Cover and Music project

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Final details of CD Album Cover and Music project given

Begin work...

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Final details of CD Album Cover and Music project given

Begin work

October 17

Work day!

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University Field Trip!

NO CLASS

19  - noon out - RED DAY FOR 8TH GRADERS ONLY

Work day!

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Final Workday!

Be ready to present your music on Monday - audio file should be emailed to Mrs. Driscol before class on Monday.

CD Album Cover should be completed and in the box (on Mrs. Driscol’s desk) before class on Monday.

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ALL “Plus Points” due today!

Final workday!

Be ready to present your music on Monday - audio file should be emailed to Mrs. Driscol before class on Monday.

CD Album Cover should be completed and in the box (on Mrs. Driscol’s desk) before class on Monday.

October 24

Audio Presentation!

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Audio Presentation!

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End of 1st Quarter

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First day of 2nd Quarter

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November 1

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