Day 42 (8)

TEACHER EVALUATION CHECK IT OUT GAME–Let me know in your Word Online file how the game went.
GOOGLE CS FIRST
  1. Welcome to CS First!  Grab a passport!
  2. CS First is computer science. What is computer science?
  3. In this CS First class, you will build Sports themed projects in the programming language Scratch. To do that, you’ll use the CS First website to watch instructional videos, and you’ll code your projects on the Scratch website. You’ll build a new computer program in each of the eight activities for this club.
  4. Follow along in your passport as it’s described. Do not write in the passport until instructed to do so.
    1. Open to the first page. Here, you’ll see a place for your username and password. When you log in to your computer, you’ll go to www.cs-first.com/go to receive this information. Writing your sign in information here is very important. During that time, you’ll also fill out the ‘About Me’ section on the same page.
    2. There is a page for each club activity. These pages describe the project you’ll build and include a place for the badge you’ll earn for that activity.
    3. If you flip towards the back, you’ll find a section to hold shout-outs. Shout-outs are positive words of encouragement written to you on a sticky note. After they’ve gone on the G+ board, you can store them in your passport.
    4. Are there any questions about your passports before we move on?
  5. Go to www.cs-first.com/go, and click “Enter Club Code.” THIS IS OUR CLUB CODE: PCQW7X
    1. Follow the directions to sign in to this club.
    2. Write your username and password in your passport.
    3. Click “I’m Done,” and complete the survey.
    4. Watch the introduction to Scratch video.
    5. At the end of this activity, I’ll select a few class member projects to showcase to the entire class before the start of the next activity.
  6. Watch the video to learn about the projects you will build in this club.
  7. Click the CS-First.com tab and the green “Next” arrow to watch the next video.
  8. Click the Victory Celebration Starter Project link.
    1. Remix the project.
    2. Sign in to Scratch with the information from your passport.
    3. Try different blocks.
    4. Program the Scratch cat’s victory celebration.
    5. You should use the tabs on your internet browser to switch between the Scratch and CS First websites. Let me know if you need help.
    6. Common problem: You can’t change your backdrop. If this happens, it’s most likely because you selected the sprite rather than the stage. This can be fixed by clicking on “Stage” (which is to the left of the Sprite) and clicking on the “Backdrops” tab (which is to the right of the “Scripts” tab) to select a different sports backdrop.
  9. Be sure to save your project, and click “Share” to make it available to the Scratch community.
  10. When you’ve finished the core videos. That’s great! Move to the next page to learn about different ways to customize your project. Customize your project by trying some add-ons. Add-ons allow you to explore programming concepts and features as you follow the guidance and instruction in the videos.
  11. Choose an Add-On, and click “watch” to learn how to build it. When you click “watch,” the add-on will open. To go back to the add-on selection screen, click on the X at the top of the video.
  12. Once you finish one Add-On, try another one below the video!
  13. Complete the CS First Reflection.
    1. Click the ‘next’ arrow, and complete the reflection.
    2. Then, click the next arrow and watch the wrap-up video.
  14. After watching the wrap-up video, write a positive note to a classmate on a sticky note. Thank someone who helped you, or call out a great project. Once you’ve written a shout-out, come place it on the G+ board.
  15. Return to your Scratch project. If you haven’t already, please name your project, and, if you’d like, share it by clicking the “share” button in Scratch. Sharing you project will allow any user on the Scratch website to view it. If you can’t find the “share” button, ask a neighbor for help. Once you’ve shared your project in Scratch write a description that explains how to use it. Then, in one minute, we’ll begin sharing projects with our neighbors.
  16. Please begin sharing your projects with the people sitting near you. During this time, I shouldn’t see anyone working on their projects.
  17. Turn off your monitor and view the showcase selector. At the end of each activity, we’ll pick two projects to showcase at the beginning of next club. If your project is selected, we’ll display it up here on the projector next club and everyone will get a chance to enjoy it!
  18. In your Word Online file for this class, please answer the following questions:
    1. What was your favorite part of this activity?
    2. What sport did you use to program your victory celebration?
    3. What blocks did you use in this activity, and what did they do?
Activity 2: Sports Commentary GOAL: You will create a dance, cheerleading, karate, or basketball performance competition. You will write the commentary for each of the competitors and learn about the computer science concept events.
  1. Pick up your passport
  1. What did we do last class?
  2. Today’s activity will introduce an important computer science concept called events. Events are things that cause an action. In this case, keyboard presses will cause athletes to perform cool moves with commentary.
  3. At the end of this activity, and for each activity after that, we will select 2 projects to showcase on the projector at the beginning of the next class. So, the project that you create could be showcased to everyone next class! Are there any questions about the showcase selection?
  4. Go to cs-first.com.
  5. Sign in with the username and password from your club pass.
  6. WATCH VIDEO 1 & CREATE:
    1. Start watching the first video.
    2. Open the starter project.
    3. Remix the project.
    4. Sign in to Scratch.
    5. Delete one of the commentator sprites.
  7. WATCH VIDEO 2 & CREATE:
    1. Make the sprite look like it’s performing using the “change costume” and “repeat” blocks.
    2. Slow down the costume changes using the “wait” block.
    3. Make the code run when the user presses a key using the “when key pressed” block.
    4. Copy the code to the other sprites. Change the keypress event for each athlete.
    5. Tinker with the values in the repeat loops and “wait” blocks.
  8. WATCH VIDEO 3 & CREATE:
    1. Use the “say” block to introduce the competition.
    2. Add a “when flag clicked” event above the “say” blocks to start the commentary.
    3. If you need help deciding what to write in the “say” blocks, think about the type of commentary you might hear on a sports program.
  9. WATCH VIDEO 4 & CREATE:
    1. Add commentary for each athlete.
    2. Start the commentary with the same event that makes the athlete perform.
    3. Common problem: You may not have the correct key connected to the commentary. To fix this, select the athlete you want to comment on, check the event that makes it perform, and make sure the commentary uses the same key.
  10. SAVE YOUR PROJECT BEFORE MOVING ON
  11. CHOOSE ADD-ONS & CREATE:
    1. Customize your projects by trying some add-ons. Add-ons allow you to explore programming concepts and features as you follow the guidance and instruction in the videos.
    2. Choose an Add-On, and click “watch” to learn how to build it. When you click “watch,” the add-on will open. To go back to the add-on selection screen, click on the X at the top of the video.
    3. Once you finish one Add-On, try another one below the video!
  12. WRAP UP REFLECTION & VIDEO:
    1. Now it’s time for the CS First reflection and wrap-up video. Click the ‘next’ arrow, and complete the reflection.
    2. After you’ve completed your reflection, click the ‘next’ arrow to watch the wrap-up video.
    3. After watching the wrap-up video, write a positive note to a classmate on a sticky note. Thank someone who helped you, or call out a great project. Once you’ve written a shout-out, place it on the G+ board.
  13. SHARE & SHOWCASE:
    1. Return to your Scratch project. If you haven’t already, please name your project, and, if you’d like, share it by clicking the “share” button in Scratch. Sharing you project will allow any user on the Scratch website to view it. If you can’t find the “share” button, ask a neighbor for help. Once you’ve shared your project in Scratch write a description that explains how to use it. Then, in one minute, we’ll begin sharing projects with our neighbors.
    2. Please begin sharing your projects with the people sitting near you. During this time, I shouldn’t see anyone working on their projects.
  14. SELECT SHOWCASES:
    1. View the showcase selector on the board
  15. WRITING FOR TODAY:
    1. In your Word Online file for this class, please respond the following questions:
      1. What was your favorite part of this activity?
      2. How are events used in computer science?
      3. How did you use events in your project?
CLASS VOTING RESULTS:
  1. Learn about how to start your own business
  2. Learn about personal finance
  3. Learn about how to code
YOU HAVE TODAY AND NEXT CLASS TO FINISH THIS!! GOAL: You will begin developing your own business! ONLY THE BUSINESS PROPOSAL IS REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED TODAY!!
  1. On your own, read: HOW TO START A BUSINESS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
  2. Get with a partner and using a Google Doc shared with tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us and shared with everyone in your group create the Business Proposal (this should be completed TODAY)–include the following (copy & paste the following into the shared Google Doc and fill in your group’s business information in for all 7 items):
    1. Name of your business
    2. Hours you will be open
    3. What do you do? (Fix, sell, build, feed, serve, help?)
    4. Location of the business. Is it a small, rural community or a large, urban community? Where in the town will you be located? Actually choose a location. Explain why that location will be good for your business.
    5. Identify the competition in your business area and location.
    6. How many employees will you need? You must have at least 3. What specific positions will these employees hold? Give details.
    7. Why do you think your business will succeed?
  3. If you finish the business proposal (you will be able to do this next class), WATCH THIS TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
    1. Graphics to help convey your ideas—could be photos, organization chart, map, etc.
    2. Include a LOGO for your business
    3. Include a SLOGAN for your business
  4. LEARN HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS!! Read about and play LEMONADE STAND for the rest of class.
YOU HAVE TODAY & NEXT CLASS TO FINISH THIS: GOAL: You will begin developing your own business!
  1. Get with a partner and create the Business Proposal–include the following:
    1. Name of your business
    2. Hours you will be open
    3. What do you do? (Fix, sell, build, feed, serve, help?)
    4. Location of the business. Is it a small, rural community or a large, urban community? Where in the town will you be located? Actually choose a location. Explain why that location will be good for your business.
    5. Identify the competition in your business area and location.
    6. How many employees will you need? You must have at least 3. What specific positions will these employees hold? Give details.
    7. Why do you think your business will succeed?
  2. WATCH THIS TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
    1. Graphics to help convey your ideas—could be photos, organization chart, map, etc.
    2. Include a LOGO for your business
    3. Include a SLOGAN for your business
    4. Share the Logo with me through Googe Drive online–go to Google Drive online, right click the logo file, click SHARE, type my email address: tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
  3. Download Your Logo As A Picture File:
    1. In Google Draw, click FILE
    2. DOWNLOAD AS–.JPEG
    3. Do one of the following depending on how your computer downloads your picture:
      1. Choose to put the picture in your Google Drive on your machine OR
      2. Click the downloaded picture in the lower left corner of your browser window
        1. Click FILE
        2. MAKE A COPY–browse to your Google Drive on your machine
  4. Send The Picture File of Your Logo to Me As an Email Attachment:
    1. Go to your Gmail online
    2. Compose a new message to tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
    3. Subject: My Logo (be sure to capitalize the first letter of each word in the subject line every time you send an email message)
    4. Message Area: Mrs. Weber (hit enter 2 times) type a message to me about your logo using good writing skills. When you are done typing your message, hit enter 2 times and type your name.
    5. Click the PAPERCLIP and browse to find your logo in your Google Drive on your machine
    6. SEND
  5. Work on your class job
  6. LEARN HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS!! Read about and play LEMONADE STAND for the rest of class.
YOU HAVE TODAY TO FINISH WORKING ON THIS: GOAL: You will begin developing your own business!
  1. WATCH THIS TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
    1. Graphics to help convey your ideas—could be photos, organization chart, map, etc.
    2. Include a LOGO for your business
    3. Include a SLOGAN for your business
    4. Share the Logo with me through Googe Drive online–go to Google Drive online, right click the logo file, click SHARE, type my email address: tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
  2. Download Your Logo As A Picture File:
    1. In Google Draw, click FILE
    2. DOWNLOAD AS–.JPEG
    3. Do one of the following depending on how your computer downloads your picture:
      1. Choose to put the picture in your Google Drive on your machine OR
      2. Click the downloaded picture in the lower left corner of your browser window
        1. Click FILE
        2. MAKE A COPY–browse to your Google Drive on your machine
  3. Send The Picture File of Your Logo to Me As an Email Attachment:
    1. Go to your Gmail online
    2. Compose a new message to tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
    3. Subject: My Logo (be sure to capitalize the first letter of each word in the subject line every time you send an email message)
    4. Message Area: Mrs. Weber (hit enter 2 times) type a message to me about your logo using good writing skills. When you are done typing your message, hit enter 2 times and type your name.
    5. Click the PAPERCLIP and browse to find your logo in your Google Drive on your machine
    6. SEND
  4. Work on your class job
  5. LEARN HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS!! Read about and play LEMONADE STAND for the rest of class.
GOAL: Before you leave today you will know how to use PowToon to create promotional messages & projects. TODAY IS A LEARNING & EXPERIMENTING DAY!! Experiment with using POWTOON–You have to
  1. Watch these FIVE videos–http://www.powtoon.com/blog/russ-explains/
  2. Go to www.powtoon.com
  3. SIGN UP FOR A FREE ACCOUNT
  4. GOOGLE–click to sign up using Google–click the RED GOOGLE BUTTON
  5. ACCEPT
  6. 4EDU
  7. Create a PowToon about anything–EXPERIMENT–try everything!! You will use what you learn today to begin creating a commercial next class.
CHECK OUT THESE OTHER FREE VIDEO MAKING SITES (CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND EXPERIMENT JUST LIKE YOU DID WITH POWTOON):
  1. KIZOA
  2. WIDEO
  3. LOOPSTER
  4. MAGISTO
  5. STUPEFLIX
  6. RENDERFOREST
Decide which one you will use for your project. Explore all 6! FINISH EXPLORING GOAL: Before you leave today you will know how to use PowToon to create promotional messages & projects. TODAY IS A LEARNING & EXPERIMENTING DAY!! Experiment with using POWTOON–You have to
  1. Watch these FIVE videos–http://www.powtoon.com/blog/russ-explains/
  2. Go to www.powtoon.com
  3. SIGN UP FOR A FREE ACCOUNT
  4. GOOGLE–click to sign up using Google–click the RED GOOGLE BUTTON
  5. ACCEPT
  6. 4EDU
  7. Create a PowToon about anything–EXPERIMENT–try everything!! You will use what you learn today to begin creating a commercial next class.
CHECK OUT THESE OTHER FREE VIDEO MAKING SITES (CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND EXPERIMENT JUST LIKE YOU DID WITH POWTOON):
  1. KIZOA
  2. WIDEO
  3. LOOPSTER
  4. MAGISTO
  5. STUPEFLIX
  6. RENDERFOREST
Decide which one you will use for your project. Explore all 6! BEGIN YOUR PROJECT –You have today and the next 2 classes to complete it–create a commercial for your business using a video creation website. Each person in your group needs to use a different video creation website to create a commercial for your business, you will have as many different commercials for your company as you do people in your group. TODAY: EXAMPLES OF COMMERCIALS:
  1. TV Doctors of America
  2. Ram Trucks Farmer
  3. Dorito’s Slap
  4. Mean Joe Green
  5. Troy Polamalu
  6. Super Bowl Commercials 2017
DRIVING QUESTION: What makes a good commercial? RIGHT NOW: Answer these questions in a Google Doc shared with me. THIS MAY TAKE THE ENTIRE CLASS TIME TODAY…..THAT IS OK!! KEY UNDERSTANDINGS:
  1. How does a commercial grab an audience’s attention?
    1. What grabs your attention when you are watching commercials?
    2. How many different ways are there to grab an audience’s attention?
    3. What is the type of audience the commercial is directed towards?
  2. How does a commercial hold it’s audiences’ attention?
    1. What are advertising techniques that can be used to hold an audience’s attention?
    2. What does a business need to know about their customer in order to hold their attention during an advertisement?
    3. Why is it important for a commercial to hold an audience’s attention?
  3. How can a commercial get a person to buy or do something?
    1. What methods of persuasion can be used to get customers to purchase a product?
    2. What should a commercial do at the end to get customers to purchase the advertised product?
    3. Why is getting the customer to purchase/do something important for a commercial?
WHEN YOU FINISH THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS:
  1. Create a commercial.
  2. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  3. Your commercial can only be 30 SECONDS in length
  4. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE VIDEO)–beginning of commercial
  5. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the commercial
  6. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of commercial
  7. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
  8. With 10 minutes left in class, write about what you accomplished today.
CONTINUE WORKING ON YOUR PROJECT –You have today and the next 2 classes to complete it–create a commercial for your business using a video creation website. Each person in your group needs to use a different video creation website to create a commercial for your business, you will have as many different commercials for your company as you do people in your group. TODAY:
  1. Create a commercial.
  2. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  3. Your commercial can only be 30 SECONDS in length
  4. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE VIDEO)–beginning of commercial
  5. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the commercial
  6. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of commercial
  7. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
  8. With 10 minutes left in class, write about what you accomplished today.
FINISH YOUR PROJECT –create a commercial for your business using a video creation website. Each person in your group needs to use a different video creation website to create a commercial for your business, you will have as many different commercials for your company as you do people in your group.
  1. Create a commercial.
  2. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  3. Your commercial can only be 30 SECONDS in length
  4. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE VIDEO)–beginning of commercial
  5. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the commercial
  6. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of commercial
  7. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
  8. With 10 minutes left in class, write about what you accomplished today.
YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT 2 CLASSES TO FINISH THIS. LET’S WIN!!!! Milk It!–READ THE FAQs & RULES PAGE ALSO Here is how it will be scored Google #MilkIt & watch videos of past entries GOAL FOR TODAY:
  1. Know the passion you will focus on
  2. Know which video creation site you will use. Here are some suggestions:
    1. WeVideo
    2. YouTube Video Creator
    3. iMovie
YOU HAVE TODAY AND NEXT CLASS TO FINISH. LET’S WIN!!!! RESOURCES: GOAL FOR TODAY:
  1. Draw out, using paper & pencil/pen, the order you will create your video & what you will include:
    1. Get your audience’s attention in the beginning
      1. How will you do that?
      2. What components will you include? Your own pictures? Your own video? A title slide? Just a sound? Silence? Text?
    2. Get your passion conveyed in the middle
      1. How will you do that?
      2. What components will you include? Your own pictures? Your own video? A title slide? Just a sound? Silence? Text?
    3. Tell your audience what to do in the end.
      1. How will you do that?
      2. What components will you include? Your own pictures? Your own video? A title slide? Just a sound? Silence? Text?
      3. Include credits
  2. Put your name on the paper & give it your teacher
  3. Using the video creation site you chose last class, begin creating your video
SPEAKER DISCUSSION FINISH NEXT CLASS LET’S WIN!!!! RESOURCES: GOAL FOR TODAY:
  1. Using the drawing & the video creation site you chose last class, finish creating your video
FINISH NEXT CLASS LET’S WIN!!!! RESOURCES: GOAL FOR TODAY:
  1. Using the drawing & the video creation site you chose last class, finish creating your video
FINISH TODAY LET’S WIN!!!! RESOURCES: GOAL FOR TODAY:
  1. Using the drawing & the video creation site you chose last class, finish creating your video
VIEWING PARTY!! DO NOW:
  1. Get your video on your screen–ready to play
  2. Have your grading rubric with your name at the top sitting beside your computer
  3. Rotate around the room & view your classmates’ videos & score them using their rubric
  4. After viewing everyone’s videos, write on the back of your scoring rubric what you did that was outstanding or that you could improve upon.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. You will experience the circumstances of budgeting on the living wage.
  2. You will reflect on the impact of the decisions you made in order to learn from them for the future.
  3. You will explore the difficulties of living paycheck to paycheck and learn from the options you face as well as mistakes you make.
ORDER OF EVENTS:
  1. WATCH THIS VIDEO
    1. What are some examples of reasons you might need an emergency fund or insurance from the video?
    2. Why do you think people say “plan for the worst” based on what you learned from the video?
    3. PLAY INSURE–You may want to play for 10-15 days………the 30 days can get long……..
  2. WATCH THIS VIDEO
    1. How are payday loans different from borrowing money for something like college or a house?
    2. Why might someone be searching for a loan like this?
    3. What are the 2 qualifications needed to get a payday loan? Why do you think the companies don’t require more info from the borrower?
    4. What do you think are the downsides of taking out a payday loan?
OPEN THIS FILE–CLICK ON FILE, MAKE A COPY, & Put your name in the title