Monday Mar 3 - Copyright and KSTL Competition


7th Block:
1. Show presentations on Copyright to the rest of the class.
Groups:
  • Jake, Marisa and Ashley
  • Andrew, Nathan and Jen
  • Robert, Chris and Tom

2. Create and share Copyright presentations.
Groups and Scenarios:
  • Josh, Sammie, and Maria - Scenario #1
  • Aaron and Halli - Scenario #2
  • Cassie, Ren, Forest - Scenario #3

3. Share at the end of the hour.
4. Put presentations in Quicktime or iTunes format onto iPod. (Jake will you get it out and make sure it gets put away?)
5. Begin working on KSTL Competition - We have been approved to attend!
  • Divide into groups and look at requirements for the project you are doing. Follow the steps out-line below.
  • Create a google doc (docs.google.com) and share with the members in your group and with Mrs. Gray (tgray352@gmail.com) Use it to do the following:
    • Brainstorm ideas with your group.
    • Assign Jobs for your group members.
  • Create a storyboard/outline of your plan. (Storyboards on desk in front of room.)
  • Begin creating your project.
    • Groups and Projects: You may want to change from PSA since so many chose it. If you don't have a project listed or if you change your mind, tell the sub so she can write it down for me.
Forrest and Andrew - Bullying PSA
Jake and Ren - Bullying PSA
Aaron and Josh - Bullying PSA
Nathan and Tom - Bullying PSA
Sammie, Ashley and Maria - School News
Marisa and Halli - School Web Page
Chris and Robert - Bullying PSA
Cassie and Jen - Multimedia
KSTL Projects:
1. Video Production: Student(s) will present an original video production they have completed that informs the audience of "School News", "Sports" or "Information Feature", Video Presentations on "Feature News" or "Sports" are limited to 5 minutes for the video with a 2 minute introduction, total presentation time is limited to 7 minutes. Students may present the video in Quicktime, AVI, Windows Media Player, or Real Player. The video format must be platform independent (ie. Compatible with both Mac/Windows). The video MUST BE presented through a local media. Time will not be allowed for downloading the video. Acceptable media formats include, VHS, DVD, CD, or Laptop.
2. Video Production-Public Service Announcement: Student(s) will present an original video production they have completed that informs the audience on the topic of "Bullying".
Video Public Service Announcement: 30 Seconds in length
A Public Service Announcement, or PSA, is a non-commercial ad with a goal to change people’s attitudes about a particular social issue. Be creative, and unique. Example: How bystanders can make a difference, or create your own slogan/phrase line. Cyberbullying is included in this. Just remember your video must be 30 seconds. No more, no less. If credits are at the end of the video, they need to be after the 30 second mark, credits will NOT count against your 30 seconds.
Guidelines on Content
  1. Entrants should submit a PSA of 30 seconds in length on bullying.
  2. Entries must contain all original material (including music, images, etc.). No trademarked, copyrighted or branded materials, logos, products, etc., can be used without written permission from the owner or business.
  3. If used, the written permission must be presented to the Judges at the competition.
  4. PSA must contain a slogan: Example: Stand UP. Bullying. If you see it, you can stop it.
  5. PSAs must not contain any profanity or nudity.
  6. Students may present the video in Quicktime, AVI, Windows Media Player, or Real Player. The video format must be platform independent (ie. Compatible with both Mac/Windows).
The video MUST BE presented through a local media. Time will not be allowed for downloading the video. Acceptable media formats include, VHS, DVD, CD, or Laptop.
3. Web Design: Students will compete and present an original website in an open category for school web pages, teacher web pages, community web pages, etc. Web pages MUST BE student designed. You may not present someone else's work. Presentation is limited to 7 minutes.
4. Multimedia Presentation: Student(s) will demonstrate a multimedia presentation which he/she has created. This may be a PowerPoint, Hyperstudio, Flash, Ezedia, iLife or other multimedia presentation. The time for student(s) to present the project is limited to 7 minutes.
5. Technology Instruction Integration: Student(s) will demonstrate a project he/she developed to assist a teacher to integrate technology into a class in his/her school. This project must have been used in a classroom to aid a teacher in a classroom lesson. This may be a PowerPoint, Hyperstudio Flash, or other multimedia presentation.
The distinguishing factor for this category vs. the multimedia category is that the presentation was done for INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES, and used by a teacher in the teaching of content. The time for student(s) to present the project is limited to 7 minutes.

8th Block:
1. Show presentations on Copyright to the rest of the class.
Groups and Scenarios: (Sorry, I'm not sure if I have all the groups correct here.)
  • Martin, Margo and Levi
  • Jonathan's group
  • Amanda's group
  • Other groups?

2. Anyone who has not finished the copyright presentation needs to finish and present at the end of the hour.
3. Put presentations in Quicktime or iTunes format onto iPod.
4. Begin working on KSTL Competition - We have been approved to attend!
  • Divide into groups and look at requirements for the project you are doing. Follow the steps out-lined below.
  • Create a google doc (docs.google.com) and share with the members in your group and with Mrs. Gray (tgray352@gmail.com) Use it to do the following:
    • Brainstorm ideas with your group.
    • Assign Jobs for your group members.
  • Create a storyboard/outline of your plan. (Storyboards on desk in front of room.)
  • Begin creating your project.
    • Groups and Projects: Decide what you are going to do and tell the teacher. She will write it down for me. Also, try not to all choose the same project. PSA is most popular. You might want to try something else. If your partner is gone, work on the project alone.
Amanda and Lauren -
Kylie, Margo and Heidi -
Toby and Levi -
Jason and Jonathan -
Andrew and Martin -
Renea and Tehnee -
KSTL Projects:
1. Video Production: Student(s) will present an original video production they have completed that informs the audience of "School News", "Sports" or "Information Feature", Video Presentations on "Feature News" or "Sports" are limited to 5 minutes for the video with a 2 minute introduction, total presentation time is limited to 7 minutes. Students may present the video in Quicktime, AVI, Windows Media Player, or Real Player. The video format must be platform independent (ie. Compatible with both Mac/Windows). The video MUST BE presented through a local media. Time will not be allowed for downloading the video. Acceptable media formats include, VHS, DVD, CD, or Laptop.
2. Video Production-Public Service Announcement: Student(s) will present an original video production they have completed that informs the audience on the topic of "Bullying".
Video Public Service Announcement: 30 Seconds in length
A Public Service Announcement, or PSA, is a non-commercial ad with a goal to change people’s attitudes about a particular social issue. Be creative, and unique. Example: How bystanders can make a difference, or create your own slogan/phrase line. Cyberbullying is included in this. Just remember your video must be 30 seconds. No more, no less. If credits are at the end of the video, they need to be after the 30 second mark, credits will NOT count against your 30 seconds.
Guidelines on Content
  1. Entrants should submit a PSA of 30 seconds in length on bullying.
  2. Entries must contain all original material (including music, images, etc.). No trademarked, copyrighted or branded materials, logos, products, etc., can be used without written permission from the owner or business.
  3. If used, the written permission must be presented to the Judges at the competition.
  4. PSA must contain a slogan: Example: Stand UP. Bullying. If you see it, you can stop it.
  5. PSAs must not contain any profanity or nudity.
  6. Students may present the video in Quicktime, AVI, Windows Media Player, or Real Player. The video format must be platform independent (ie. Compatible with both Mac/Windows).
The video MUST BE presented through a local media. Time will not be allowed for downloading the video. Acceptable media formats include, VHS, DVD, CD, or Laptop.
3. Web Design: Students will compete and present an original website in an open category for school web pages, teacher web pages, community web pages, etc. Web pages MUST BE student designed. You may not present someone else's work. Presentation is limited to 7 minutes.
4. Multimedia Presentation: Student(s) will demonstrate a multimedia presentation which he/she has created. This may be a PowerPoint, Hyperstudio, Flash, Ezedia, iLife or other multimedia presentation. The time for student(s) to present the project is limited to 7 minutes.
5. Technology Instruction Integration: Student(s) will demonstrate a project he/she developed to assist a teacher to integrate technology into a class in his/her school. This project must have been used in a classroom to aid a teacher in a classroom lesson. This may be a PowerPoint, Hyperstudio Flash, or other multimedia presentation.
The distinguishing factor for this category vs. the multimedia category is that the presentation was done for INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES, and used by a teacher in the teaching of content. The time for student(s) to present the project is limited to 7 minutes.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Mar 4-5 - KSTL Competition

Work on KSTL Competition - We have been approved to attend!
  • With your partner look at requirements for the project you are doing. Follow the steps out-lined below.
  • Create a google doc (docs.google.com) and share with the members in your group and with Mrs. Gray (tgray352@gmail.com) Use it to do the following:
  • Brainstorm ideas with your group.
  • Create a storyboard/outline of your plan. (Storyboards on desk in front of room.)
  • Begin creating your project.

Thursday and Friday, Mar 6-7 - Scholarship Applications, Research Project, and KSTL Competition

You must be working on one of the above mentioned topics. Mrs. Oharah will be giving you points for time on-task today. You asked for time to work on scholarships and research. Make sure you are using the time you have for these two things.

If you do not need to work on either scholarship applications or a research paper you MUST work on your KSTL project.



Monday Feb 25 - Copyright

1. Finish sharing any presentations for commercials from 3 sentences. These MUST be shown today for full credit. Save your commercial in a sharable format (Quicktime for iMovie, Send to iTunes for GarageBand). Put commercial on iPod in the correct folder.

2. Begin study of copyright. Complete #'s 1-5.

Copyright Webquest created by: khornberger@palisadessd.org

Procedure:
Click on the links throughout the webquest and answer the questions as you go using google docs. Share your document with me (tgray352@gmail.com) so I can check your progress as you go. This is an independent project, however we will be discussing the questions with the class.

Handouts to students for future reference:

Copyright Questions

1. Link here to read Stanford University’s chapter on Public Domain and answer the following questions:
What is Public Domain?
What are the four ways material is considered Public Domain?

2. Link here to the PhotoNotes.org dictionary and look up the term: Fair Use.
Describe the term Fair Use in two to three sentences.

3. Link here to read Stanford University’s chapter on Fair Use.
Please name each of the four factors and describe each in one to two sentences.
Do all four components have to be in place for a situation to legally be fair use or just one of the four components?

4. Link here to the PhotoNotes.org dictionary and look up the term: Royalty-free.
Please describe the term royalty-free in two to three sentences.
Does royalty-free (sometimes referred to as copyright friendly) mean that you never have to pay for the use of the image, sound, or video?

5. Link here to the Choral Public Domain Library and answer the following questions:
When does music fall into the “public domain”?
How can one tell if music is in the public domain?

Tuesday & Wednesday - Feb 26-27 - Copyright


Continue with Copyright Web Quest. Answer questions 6-9. Explore the Scenarios for 10, thinking about which one you would like to tackle.

6. Link here to the Bloomsburg University site and answer the following questions:
You have been given an assignment to create a multimedia portfolio. A fellow classmate decides to download entire songs from the Internet to use as background music for a video clip in his portfolio. When the portfolio is completed, he decides to post it on his personal website on the Internet. He includes links on his Website for other users to download the music. After linking to Bloomsburg’s site and reading the portion limitations and also considering the four factors of fair use, do you believe your classmate is behaving legally? Why?

7. Link here to University of Wisconsin's finding and using images site and answer the following questions:
What keywords will help you to locate images that do not hold copyright restrictions?
Can you use an image educationally AND publish it on a website legally?

8. Link here to Georgetown University's Plagiarism page and read the section entitled, What about Copyright and answer the following question:
Do you need to cite images, sounds, or video even if they fall under all fair use guidelines?

9. Link here to Springfield Township High School Library's MLA/APA style guide and answer the following questions:
In what format must you cite images, sounds, and video that you use in projects?
(Provide examples of each)

10. Choose one of the following scenarios (next page) and decide how to appropriately handle the situation without violating copyright laws. Each group must map out a plan to resolve the scenario in a legally appropriate manner.

Scenario # 1:
You are asked to help launch a new project for the yearbook this year. Your school has decided to create a video yearbook that will be available for sale to the entire student body. You want to include entire songs of popular music in the background of the various video clips. How will you go about creating this video?

Scenario # 2:
You have decided to enter a literary scholarship contest. The first prize is a $1,000.00 scholarship for college. All of the contestants must submit a 1,000-word essay on something they are passionate about. The winning essay will be published in the local newspaper. You decide you want to write about music. In order to help the reader relate to your feelings about your favorite song, you would like to include the words to an entire song in your essay. How can you write your essay without breaking copyright law?

Scenario # 3:
You are involved in writing for the school newspaper. You have been asked to find a new and exciting school mascot to raise school spirit. The new mascot design must be ready to include in the first paper of the school year. Eventually, the new mascot will also be printed on shirts and sold to raise money for various events in the school. In an online search, you come across the perfect picture on a Website from a local amusement park. Where will you get the design for the new school mascot?

Thursday & Friday - Feb 28-29 - Copyright


With your assigned group, choose one of the following scenarios and decide how to appropriately handle the situation without violating copyright laws. Each group must map out a plan to resolve the scenario in a legally appropriate manner and prepare a presentation for the class.

Scenario # 1:
You are asked to help launch a new project for the yearbook this year. Your school has decided to create a video yearbook that will be available for sale to the entire student body. You want to include entire songs of popular music in the background of the various video clips. How will you go about creating this video?

Scenario # 2:
You have decided to enter a literary scholarship contest. The first prize is a $1,000.00 scholarship for college. All of the contestants must submit a 1,000-word essay on something they are passionate about. The winning essay will be published in the local newspaper. You decide you want to write about music. In order to help the reader relate to your feelings about your favorite song, you would like to include the words to an entire song in your essay. How can you write your essay without breaking copyright law?

Scenario # 3:
You are involved in writing for the school newspaper. You have been asked to find a new and exciting school mascot to raise school spirit. The new mascot design must be ready to include in the first paper of the school year. Eventually, the new mascot will also be printed on shirts and sold to raise money for various events in the school. In an online search, you come across the perfect picture on a Website from a local amusement park. Where will you get the design for the new school mascot?

11. Link here to take the copyright quiz and print/show your score for your teacher!

Monday - Feb 18 - No School - Teacher Professional Day

Tuesday - Feb 19 - 7th Block

1. Finish google presentation for computer research project and share with class.

Using the information provided by your class, choose a computer that you would like to purchase and create a presentation using Google Docs. Click on the "New" drop down arrow and choose "Presentation". Consider the field you will be pursuing, the college you will be attending, the price, the spec, etc. Add a picture or two. (Be sure to site the source of the picture.) To name the presentation, click on "Untitled Presentation" and change the name. Share the document with your partner by using the "Share" tab.
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2. Finish the commercial for your 3 questions and share with class. Read complete instructions here.

Wednesday - Feb 20 - 8th Block

2. Finish the commercial for your 3 questions and share with class. Read complete instructions here.

Thursday and Friday - Feb 21& 22 - Copyright Discussion with Hall Davidson and Copyright Webquest



Copyright Chart for Teachers

<object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/MsReRcam1Ds"> </param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/MsReRcam1Ds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"> </embed> </object>




This webquest created by: khornberger@palisadessd.org

Procedure:
Read introduction (page 1) and visualize the scenario.
Look at questions. Scroll down to see the questions. Click on the links throughout webquest and answer the questions as you go.
Handouts to students for future reference:
Copyright Questions

1. Link here to read Stanford University’s chapter on Public Domain and answer the following questions:
What is Public Domain?
What are the four ways material is considered Public Domain?

2. Link here to the PhotoNotes.org dictionary and look up the term: Fair Use.
Describe the term Fair Use in two to three sentences.

3. Link here to read Stanford University’s chapter on Fair Use.
Please name each of the four factors and describe each in one to two sentences.
Do all four components have to be in place for a situation to legally be fair use or just one of the four components?

4. Link here to the PhotoNotes.org dictionary and look up the term: Royalty-free.
Please describe the term royalty-free in two to three sentences.
Does royalty-free (sometimes referred to as copyright friendly) mean that you never have to pay for the use of the image, sound, or video?

5. Link here to the Choral Public Domain Library and answer the following questions:
When does music fall into the “public domain”?
How can one tell if music is in the public domain?

6. Link here to the Bloomsburg University site and answer the following questions:
You have been given an assignment to create a multimedia portfolio. A fellow classmate decides to download entire songs from the Internet to use as background music for a video clip in his portfolio. When the portfolio is completed, he decides to post it on his personal website on the Internet. He includes links on his Website for other users to download the music. After linking to Bloomsburg’s site and reading the portion limitations and also considering the four factors of fair use, do you believe your classmate is behaving legally? Why?

7. Link here to University of Wisconsin's finding and using images site and answer the following questions:
What keywords will help you to locate images that do not hold copyright restrictions?
Can you use an image educationally AND publish it on a website legally?

8. Link here to Georgetown University's Plagiarism page and read the section entitled, What about Copyright and answer the following question:
Do you need to cite images, sounds, or video even if they fall under all fair use guidelines?

9. Link here to Springfield Township High School Library's MLA/APA style guide and answer the following questions:
In what format must you cite images, sounds, and video that you use in projects?
(Provide examples of each)

10. Choose one of the following scenarios (next page) and decide how to appropriately handle the situation without violating copyright laws. Each group must map out a plan to resolve the scenario in a legally appropriate manner.

Scenario # 1:
You are asked to help launch a new project for the yearbook this year. Your school has decided to create a video yearbook that will be available for sale to the entire student body. You want to include entire songs of popular music in the background of the various video clips. How will you go about creating this video?
Scenario # 2:
You have decided to enter a literary scholarship contest. The first prize is a $1,000.00 scholarship for college. All of the contestants must submit a 1,000-word essay on something they are passionate about. The winning essay will be published in the local newspaper. You decide you want to write about music. In order to help the reader relate to your feelings about your favorite song, you would like to include the words to an entire song in your essay. How can you write your essay without breaking copyright law?

Scenario # 3:
You are involved in writing for the school newspaper. You have been asked to find a new and exciting school mascot to raise school spirit. The new mascot design must be ready to include in the first paper of the school year. Eventually, the new mascot will also be printed on shirts and sold to raise money for various events in the school. In an online search, you come across the perfect picture on a Website from a local amusement park. Where will you get the design for the new school mascot?

11. Link here to take the copyright quiz and print your score for your teacher!



Monday - Feb 11

Search for the Answers - How to Effectively Use a Search Engine
Subject - Keyword - Narrow Your Search
Kan-Ed Desktop
Username - Subscription: GHS - Password
Facts On File News Service
Username: goodland Password: cowboy
KS Library Card
PIN Number and Birth date

21st Century Skills For A Lifetime
Life in 6 Words
Don't Let Anyone Rain On Your Parade

Create a 6-word memoir with a picture and music to help tell your story. What program will you use? iMovie? iPhoto? Word? Garageband? There are many possibilities. Your music clip can be no longer than 30 seconds. Be creative! Be prepared to present to the class during the next class period.

When you have created your picture and memoir, create a slide in the shared Google Presentation for your class. Be prepared to present to the class during the next class period.

7th Block - My Life in 6 Words
8th Block - My Life in 6 Words

Tuesday - Feb 12 and Wednesday - Feb 13


6 Word Memoir - Share your picture with music.

Tech Dept Guest Teachers today!
Kan-Ed and the Power of AtomicLearning Tutorials
Using the Kan-Ed Desktop you will be using the Atomic Learning tutorials to scavenge for information about the MacBook operating system, OS X. Launch Atomic Learning, go to "Our Tutorials" in the menu > click English > click Show: Mac > click the letter M. This takes you directly to the Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) tutorials.

Your assignment is to:

1) explore as many tutorials as you can in the allotted time frame
2) choose the assignment
3) jot down your ideas
4) share results with the group [large group activity] which concurs at 3:15 p.m. today!

*A drawing will be held at the end of the day, Monday, Feb. 28 at 3:23 p.m. for those who present their findings using a method of innovation learned so far this year. [see note below for requirements for entering the drawing]

Task 1: I have created a sample list of questions by category. Read through this list of questions. Use tabbed browsing to navigate between the three activities

Task 2: Choose one of the two assignments based on what best matches your style / mode of “doing” work / learning. You may look at one category or multiple categories depending on how much you need or want to learn.

Categories under Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) are:
• Orientation
• Tips & Tricks
• Universal Access

Task 3: Today’s Assignment (Choose one)
1) "Hunt" for your own answers using my example set of questions. What was relevant to you during this 40 minute learning task?
OR
2) “Create”a set of your own questions, “fun, ingenious, creative, and curious” under any other title or category contained in the Atomic Learning OS X tutorials.

Today you ONLY need three (3) copyright-free!! questions or answers. [link to personal property rights]. Create as many as many as you can [conjure] up as it will help you in the contest.

Read complete instructions here.




Thursday - Feb 14 and Friday - Feb 15




Tuesday - Feb 5 Snow Day


Wednesday and Thursday - Feb 6 & 7 - Comparison of Computers



*Read all the way through this project before you start.*


Access the Google Spreadsheet link from your e-mail. The links are provided here also.

With a partner, pick one brand of computer you want to research. Research the required information and add to the spreadsheet. Add other pertinent topics to the spreadsheet that I may have forgotten. Check out Brad's computer information at the bottom of the spreadsheet as an example.

Use these minimum requirements:
  • 2.1 ghz processor speed
  • 1 GB ram (would recommend at least 2)
  • 80 GB of hard drive (this is less important, because additional storage (USB/Firewire) is less than $1-$2 per GB, but it costs more to have it put inside the machine)

Computer Brands and Website Links (You can add a brand to the spreadsheet if you want to research another brand that is not listed here.) Use these links as a start. If you need to find more information (or if you get kicked back to google) do a search to find the information you need.

Be sure to look at what software is included with the computer and what you will have to add for a price.

Friday, Feb 8 -
Using the information provided by your class, choose a computer that you would like to purchase and create a presentation using Google Docs.
Click on the "New" drop down arrow and choose "Presentation". Consider the field you will be pursuing, the college you will be attending, the price, the spec, etc. Add a picture or two. (Be sure to site the source of the picture.) To name the presentation, click on "Untitled Presentation" and change the name. Share the document with your partner by using the "Share" tab.
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Check out this contest. What do you think?




Be a Video All-Star and Win Amazing Prizes!
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Enter the Video Contest
12 prizes for Elementary, Middle and High School Students
Have your students upload their videos now before the February 29 deadline!

Technology & Learning and 21st Century Connections are launching a new multimedia video contest to challenge the imagination and creativity of your students. And the great news is that if they win, you win, too!

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kid with dv
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The list of prizes includes a high performance Lenovo laptop computer , Adobe Digital School collection software , professional development classes , and airfare and accommodations for an upcoming 21st
Century Connections event .

To enter, your student needs to create a public service announcement—a short video that showcases why digital learning tools are critical to your school or curriculum. If the video is chosen as one of our 12 winners, you and the student could win a digital prize package that will take you to the next level of digital filmmaking. The contest, sponsored by the 21st Century Connections program, is open to all K-12 students.
Learn more about the Be a Video All-Star Contest
Contest deadline: February 29, 2008








Monday, Feb 4 - MAC Tips and Tricks

1. Mac Information:

  • How to check your free hard drive space
  • How to force quit an application
  • Understanding the Dock
  • How to find your passwords if you forget them using Firefox
  • Expose - (Do we have access to this?)
  • Log-In Items - (Do we have access to this?)
  • Ejecting peripherals - usb drives, cd's and dvd's
  • How your Mac is organized
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • If saving time and being productive is the name of the game, then keyboard shortcuts are for you. The next time you are browsing around the menus of your favorite applications, take a glance at the right side of the menu to see if you find any shortcuts that can help you out. Here are a few to get you started.
Command-? Mac Help
Command-A Select All

    • Command-C Copy
    • Command-D Duplicates current item
    • Command-E Ejects selected volume, media, or server
    • Command-F Find
    • Command-H Hide current application
    • Command-I Opens Get Info dialog for selected item
    • Command-J Toggles View Options Open & Closed
    • Command-K Connect to server
    • Command-L Creates Alias for selected item
    • Command-M Minimize a Finder-folder to Dock
    • Command-Option-M Save as above but minimizes all open Finder-folders
    • Command-N Opens up new Finder window
    • Command-O Opens selected item
    • Command-Q Quits active application
    • Command-V Paste
    • Command-W Closes Finder-folder window
    • Command-Option-W Same as above but closes all Finder-folders
    • Command-X Cut
    • Command-Z Undo
    • Command-Del Moves selected item to Trash
    • Command-Shift-A Opens the applications folder
    • Command-Shift-N Creates a new folder in the selected workspace
    • Command-Shift-Del Empty Trash
    • Command-Tab Rotate through open applications and switch to highlighted app
    • Command-~ Same as above but only flips through open windows in the selected application
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Explore these links and find 2 or 3 things to share with the class.




Monday, Jan 28 - Complete the Community Walk Activity

1. Complete your part of the spreadsheet. Show Mrs. Stoffel your "Fun Fact".
2. Log in to the Community Walk map.

  • Log-In: 21C
  • Password: 21century
3. Add markers to the Community Walk map and add the information from the spreadsheet. Be sure to give your marker an appropriate category. You will probably only be able to do this one person at at time. Would it be better to log-in to one machine hooked to the projector and take turns entering your information? How will you move the picture?
4. Add the picture you took of your landmark(s) to the marker.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan 29-30 - Really Complete The Community Walk Activity
In your group create a "path" from landmark to landmark. Again, may have to do this as a large group, or one group at a time.

Thursday and Friday, Jan 31 and Feb 1 - Competition Proposal
Competitions:
KSTL: In April, 8 students can attend the KSTL Competition at KSU. Explore the KSTL Competition site. Check out the schedule for the day. Explore the Competition Information page and the category descriptions. In which category would you like to compete? Are you working alone? With a partner? Small group? Brainstorm some ideas for that category. Create a proposal for one or two of the categories.

Technology Student Association: High School Competitive Events
http://www.tsaweb.org/content.asp?contentid=516


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Thursday and Friday - Jan 23 & 24 - Community Walk - A site where you can create your own map, build interactive maps, create a map with photos, videos, and more


http://www.communitywalk.com/goodland/ks/map/205398

We will be using Community Walk, shared google spreadsheet, a digital camera, iphoto, switchboard, and your cell phone to add landmarks to a map of Goodland. Then we will share this map with people all over the world.

Procedure:
1. Go to Community Walk and check out the map of Goodland. Look at the marker that was added and the information on the marker.
2. Check e-mail to get link to shared google spreadsheet and open spreadsheet - one per group.
3. In your group, brainstorm places in Goodland that should be added to the map. Add these places to the spreadsheet. For example, Goodland High School.
4. Brainstorm ideas for the "Fun Fact" about each place. Add that idea to the spreadsheet as a question. For example, When was the school built? Or - How many students attend GHS? Or What activities can a student be involved in at GHS?
5. Add descriptions, addresses, etc to the spreadsheet for each location. Use switchboard to find the address and phone number. Add the address to the spreadsheet.
6. Use the "Discuss" tab to chat with other groups and share ideas.
7. Gather information in the spreadsheet by using the internet of by calling the landmark on the phone and getting the information. If you call, be sure to identify yourself as a student of GHS who is doing a class project.
8. Add markers to the Community Walk map and add the information from the spreadsheet.
9. Before Monday take a picture of the landmark(s) you added and add picture to your iPhoto. (We'll add the picture on Monday.)
10. In your group create a "path" from landmark to landmark.

Monday-Wednesday -- Jan 21-23 - Outsourcing Project - 50 points - Project Due on Thursday/Friday Jan 24/25. (Last class day to work on project is Jan 23.)

Complete project on outsourcing following these guidelines:

In groups of 3 or 4 - Finish the research about outsourcing using the sites below:

Look up the definition of outsourcing on Wikipedia. Post your own definition, in your own words to the shared Outsourcing Notebook.

Read the Business Week article on Outsourcing. Watch the 2nd slide show in the article. Post your thoughts to the the shared Outsourcing Notebook.

Read the following two articles and post your thoughts and ideas to the shared notebook.
What is Outsourcing? Check out some of the other links on the page.
Outsourcing assignments Article

Watch these two news reports and post to the notebook.
ABC News Report on Outsourcing (Video)
ABC News Report on Outsourcing Part 2 (Video)

Create a podcast that answers the following question, "How does outsourcing affect you and your future?"

Podcast requirements:

  • 3-5 minutes
  • Everyone in your group must contribute.
  • Reference to information from the shared Outsourcing notebook must be included.
  • Reference to information from the vidoes and articles must be included.
  • References must be noted. (Tell where the information came from.) For example, You might say.... "According to the ABC News Report on Outsourcing......"
Some questions that you might answer in your podcast:

1. What is outsourcing?
2. How does outsourcing affect those people who live in the countries where jobs are being outsourced? Is it good/bad?
3. How does outsourcing affect people here?
4. How does outsourcing affect you and your future?
5. Is outsourcing good or bad?
6. Will jobs continue to be outsourced?
7. Will your job in the future be a job that could be outsourced?
8. What are the good things about outsourcing?
9. What are the negative effects of outsourcing?
10. 10 years from now, what will the job market/economy look like in countries where jobs were outsourced?
11. 10 years form now, what will the job market/economy look like in countries that lost jobs due to outsourcing?




Monday - Jan 14 - No School - Professional Day

Tuesday - Friday Jan 15-18 - How does Outsourcing affect you and your future?
Research Outsourcing - We will use the following sites and Google notebook to add notes from the sites and videos. We will create one notebook and share it with the whole class. Everyone will clip and add comments to the same notebook. As a class, we will create an interview type podcast that answers the question, "How does Outsourcing affect me and my future?". Everyone will contribute to the podcast. (50 points)
The Other Side of Outsourcing (Video)

Look up the definition of outsourcing on Wikipedia.
Read the Business Week article on Outsourcing. Watch the 2nd slide show in the article.
What is Outsourcing? Check out some of the other links on the page.
Outsourcing assignments Article
The Other Side of Outsourcing (Video)
ABC News Report on Outsourcing (Video)
ABC News Report on Outsourcing Part 2 (Video)

Skype with Next Vista creator - Rushton Hurley (7th Block - Jan 18)



Monday, Jan 7 - Peripherals and Your Macbook (Stations)
  • Bring in your ipod, mp3 player, etc and learn some cool ways to use them.
Station 1: iPods
Station 2: Scanner
  • How to use the scanner
  • Types of scanner
  • Scanner software necessary
Station 3: Phones
  • Creating your own ring tones in garageband
  • Using your songs as ringtones
  • Transferring to phone via bluetooth or cable
Station 4: Cameras
  • Importing pictures to iPhoto
  • To delete photos or not to delete photos from SD card
Station 5: Other mp3 players
  • How to connect and use with your macbook
Tuesday - Friday, Jan 8-11 and Tuesday - Friday Jan 15-18 - How does Outsourcing effect you and your future?
Research Outsourcing - We will use the following sites and Google notebook to add notes from the sites and videos. We will create one notebook and share it with the whole class. Everyone will clip and add comments to the same notebook. As a class, we will create an interview type podcast that answers the question, "How does Outsourcing affect me and my future?". Everyone will contribute to the podcast. (50 points)

Look up the definition of outsourcing on Wikipedia.
Read the Business Week article on Outsourcing. Watch the 2nd slide show in the article.
What is Outsourcing? Check out some of the other links on the page.
Outsourcing assignments Article
The Other Side of Outsourcing (Video)
ABC News Report on Outsourcing (Video)
ABC News Report on Outsourcing Part 2 (Video)

Skype with Next Vista creator - Rushton Hurley



Tuesday-Friday - Jan - Discuss and Describe Global Project: http://ict-club.schoolnet.ir/mamea/ithinksc.htm


Monday-Friday - Jan - Promoting Tolerance Project

http://www.edtechmag.com/k12/issues/november-december-2007/promoting-tolerance.html


Monday-Friday - -

Monday-Friday - - Copyright http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/27/readers-respond-to-the-debate-over-responsible-downloading/

Skype with Hall Davidson - Copyright

Creative Commons Discussion - Andy Carvin - PBS - http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/2006/08/encouraging_student_creativity.html**

Creative Commons

US Copyright law by default makes all rights reserved for any work created by anyone. Creative Commons lets people share their work with others for specific types of uses.
TASKS
TASKS

Task 1: View the "Get Creative" movie on the Learn More page of Creative Commons.
Task 2 : Use the following search tools:

  1. Creative Commons Search
  2. Yahoo Creative Commons Search
  3. Flickr Creative Commons Photos (click a license type to search)
CHALLENGES
CHALLENGES

Challenge 1: Teach your students about Creative Commons.
Challenge 2: Encourage your students to use and properly cite Creative Commons content in their research.
Challenge 3: Encourage your students to use Creative Commons licenses when publishing their own work on a blog or the Internet Archive. For this latter case, teach them about the free tool CCPublisher.
Challenge 4: Read the article "Copyright 101 for Educators" later. Discuss it with another teacher.

Copyright Crash Course: http://www.lib.utsystem.edu/copyright/

http://creativecommons.org/




Monday-Friday - - Community Walk: http://www.communitywalk.com/


Wednesday, Jan 2 - Finalize Videos for Next Vista -**__
  • Gather all materials
    • Post videos to web folder
    • Make list of all participants and organize release forms
    • Take photos of (or scan) release forms and submit
Thursday & Friday, Jan 3-4 -



Monday - Dec 17 -Showcase Christmas Site and give assignment

Tuesday & Wednesday - Dec 18 & 19 - Create a podcast in 90 minutes.

Using garageband, create a 2 to 3 minute podcast using one of the following topics:


  • Holiday traditions, including some of these favorites: food, song, activity, game, gift given, gift received, family tradition.
  • Rewrite the song, “The12 days of Christmas” - with current items that teens your age would like to have. For example, on the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a big screen plasma TV, 10 rappers rapping, and a ticket to Manheim Steamroller, 5 video games, 4 nfl tickets, 3 gift cards, 2 wii games, etc.
  • Take the poem, “Twas the Night before Christmas” and rewrite it with a new topic. For example, "Twas the night before the big game and all through the gym..."
  • If you choose not to do holiday activities create a podcast of a children's book.
Follow these steps to create the podcast.

1. Write the script.
2. Record the script into garageband.
3. Add intro music, background music, and exit music.
4. Add your picture to the podcast.
5. Export to itunes.
6. Share.

Thursday & Friday - Dec 20 & 21 - Explore Christmas website and create projects (Meet at tech bldg???)


Monday, Dec 10 - Complete nextvista.org project
Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec 11 & 12 - No School - Snow Days
Thursday and Friday, Dec 13-14 - Submit nextvista.org projects

Read about the possibilities of the Wii in education at the following web-sites.
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/projects/wii/
and
http://blog.loaz.com/timwang/index.php/2007/12/11/multi_touch_whiteboard_under_100_dollars
**


Monday, Dec 3 - Upload websites

Tuesday-Friday, Dec 4-7 - nextvista.org project continued



Monday, Nov 26 - No School

Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov 27-28 - Share Opensource and Web 2.0 tools with class. Begin exploring nextvista.org.

Thursday-Friday, Nov 29-30 - http://www.nextvista.org

Project: To create a video, 5 minutes or less in one of the following categories: Light Bulbs, Global Views, and Seeing Service.

Teams: Your team will consist of the following people: producer, researcher/writer, reporter, videographer, editor. You may have to take on more than one job.


What's NextVista.org?

An online library of free videos for learners everywhere - find resources to help you learn just about anything, meet people who make a difference in their communities, and even discover new parts of the world. And Next Vista for Learning wants to post your educational videos online, too. Everyone has an insight to share and yours may be just what some student or teacher somewhere needs!

Explore 3 sections:
Light Bulbs
Introductions to topics by students and teachers. These are another avenue for exploring a wide variety of topics.
Global Views
Descriptions of life and activities in schools and communities around the world, made by and for teenagers.
Seeing Service
Profiles of those who make life better for others. These are to remind us that there are good people all around us.


Jobs and Responsibilities

(http://webhost.bridgew.edu/a4costa/INST%20523%20Group%20Project/index.htm)

PRODUCER has the final authority over the production. The producer works well with others, instills confidence, and is well-organized and able to keep others on schedule. The producer provides critique and encouragement to the members of the team.

RESEARCHER/WRITER searches for new and interesting story angles. The researcher/writer communicates information in a clear, concise, and interesting manner. Before a shoot, the researcher/writer contacts experts, checks for background information and investigates all sides of a story. The researcher/writer provides script information to the reporter and videographer so they will know what to emphasize during the shoot. Information must also be communicated to the video editor who ties words and pictures together in a package.

REPORTER must speak clearly and communicate well with the audience and those involved in the production. The reporter communicates an interest in and an enthusiasm for the story. The reporter guides people who may not be comfortable on-camera to communicate information, ideas, and feelings to an audience.

VIDEOGRAPHER has the technical know-how. The videographer must be well-organized, gathering and transporting all equipment for a shoot and must be able to anticipate problems. An artistic eye is a must for visual appeal when setting up shots to tell the story. The videographer varies camera composition and movements to capture the viewers’ interest.

EDITOR also possesses technical skill and an artistic eye. An editor must turn hours of video and audio into a seamless story. The editor must pay attention to details to insure that voice-overs reinforce the appropriate visuals.

Video Groups:



Monday and Tuesday, Nov 19 and 20
Share Opensource and Web 2.0 tools with class.




Monday Nov 12 - Complete Sharing of Blogs

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov 13, 14, 15, 16 - Open Source and Web 2.0

Explore three to five of these tools and choose one most relevant to your life and explain it to the class. How can this tool be an educational tool? Would you use it in your life?

Twitter and Twitterific
Flickr
Flickr Toys
Second Life
www.meebo.com/
adium
screencast-o-matic.com/
www.freemacware.com/category/itunes/
skitch
gapminder
worldmapper
swivel
www.communitywalk.com
www.stellarium.org
smell-o-mints
istumbler
www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/index.php
clapper.mastervb.net
www.soundsnap.com
www.fadingred.org/senuti/
www.toufee.com
www.jumpcut.com
voicethread
Google docs
Sketchup
Google maps
Google calendar
Gapminder
Google scholar
Google books
Quizlet
Scribus
Freemind
Blender
Inkscape
Celestia
Tux Paint
Genius
Pachyderm
43 things
Jaiku
Mindmeister
Comics Sketch
bubbl.us
useamap
freewebs
listography
iPrioritize
rminder
timetracker
mytimelines
iOutliner
myme
gravatar
rrhino
mynoteit
scrapblog
diigo
Jott
jing
mediaconverter
iShowU
voki
miro
kerpoof
zamzar
venn diagrams
in pictures
freerice
maps
Other sources of open source tools to explore:

opensource.usd348.com

  • open source resources from Baldwin USD 348
www.opensourcemac.org

mac.sofotex.com/Educational

www.freemacware.com

Vicki's Most Useful Tools




Monday, Oct 29 - Share comic life projects (20 points)

Discuss the "Educational Issues" Project and begin working on it, if time permits.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct 30, Oct 31, Nov 1 and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Nov 5, 6, 7 - Educational Issues

  • Read and respond to 10 educational blogs. Choose at least 3 from the "100 educational blogs" list.
  • Use google notebook to track where you've been and what you said.
  • Report to the class with discussion of issues involving education, by sharing your notebook on Thursday and Friday, Nov 8 & 9.
  • Be sure to click on links and read commments because the value in reading blogs is that by checking the hyperlinks you will either get the other side of an argument or find someone that makes an even better argument
Sites:
And if that's not enough: 100 educational blogs - http://oedb.org/library/features/top-100-education-blogs





Monday 10/22 - iWeb and Globalization

Finish and share your webpage.

Tuesday and Thursday 10/23-10/25 - Comic Life

Learn Comic Life. Create a page to share. Continue to work on webpages.



Monday 10/15

Social Networking Presentation (100 points)
Complete your project that answers the question, "Is there value in social networks and social networking?" Remember, you must choose a side. Use your google notebook clipped notes to support your opinion. Be sure to cite your sources.

Select from the following projects:

Create a "radio show" podcast using GarageBand
Create a Keynote presentation (using Keynote)
Create an iMovie PSA
Create a song in garageband complete with words
Create a post for a blog.

Tuesday-Wednesday 10/16 - 10/17

Share Social Networking Presentations


Thursday-Friday 10/18-10/19 - iWeb

Learn how to create a webpage. Create a personal webpage.


Monday 10/8
Share iMovie Projects

Before Saving as Quicktime Movie - Make sure you have credited all your sources. Then follow the following steps.
  • Save iMovie Project as Quicktime movie
    • In iMovie - Go to Share
    • Choose Quicktime
    • Choose Compress movie for "Web"
    • Save
    • E-mail movie to Mrs. Gray
Tuesday-Friday 10/9-10/12

Social Networking/Globalization
  • Watch Social Networking In Plain English video.
Introduction to Google Notebook
  • Create Google Account OR Use Existing Account
  • Add Google Notebook to Google homepage
Use Google Notebook to "clip" information and websites so you can argue one side of this issue.
Is there value in social networks and social networking? Yes? - Gather data to support this side of the issue. No? - Gather data to support this side of the issue.


Tuesday-Wednesday 10/2-10/3
iMovie Project - Bring video, photos, etc. into iMovie and work on editing movie. Follow provided rubric.

Thursday-Friday 10/4-10/5
iMovie Project - Complete project and share with class. Upload to wiki.


Tuesday-Friday 9/25-28
iMovie Practice
iMovie Project - Select one of your classes and develop an iMovie for a topic from that class. Create a storyboard, shoot the video, write the music, etc.

Sample Videos
Can't Stop the Fire
Women's Rights in China
Stories of the American Experience
Canterbury DigiTales
PSA's
Holton HS videos

iMovie Tutorials
iMovie Resource Site
iMovie Ideas
iMovie Rubric
iMovie Storyboard
iMovie Examples and Resources

Freeplay offers free music you can use in your multimedia projects: Freeplay Music
gcast.com offers royalty free music you can use in your podcasts and multimedia projects.

Monday - 9/24
21C Vocabulary Jeopardy

Homework Assignment: Go to the web-site and read the story about Ken Burns' latest project that began airing on PBS on Sept. 23 about WW II. Watch the video also.
http://www.americanprofile.com/veterans/article/23650.html
**


Tuesday/Wednesday - 9/18 and 9/19 and Thursday/Friday - 9/20 and 9/21
Garage Band - Learn to create music.
"TUBE IT" - The UNofficial YouTube Anthem

"Tube It" Lyrics

How to create a song in GarageBand.
Garageband Video Tutorials
Apple Support

Monday - 9/17

Finish Claymation movies and share with class.
Upload to YouTube. | Tag...[21c]
Send link to Mrs. Gray.
Send Quicktime Movie to Mrs. Gray to post on website.
Put video in portfolio.
Create your portfolio folder called 21C for storing your content.

Thursday and Friday - 9/13 and 9/14
  • Share Previs with class.
  • Upload to YouTube
*
Tuesday - Friday 9/11 - 9/14

Create Previsualization Claymation Story.
Monday - 9/10 iCAL

Subscribe to powerschool grade/assignment updates.
Subscribe to HS Sports Calendars.

Claymation Tutorial Practice


Thursday and Friday - 9/6 and 9/7

Is there a story here?

5 Photo Story
  • Download 5 photos to iPhoto for 5 photo story.
  • Organize them into a folder called 5 photo story.
  • Create a slideshow in iPhoto with no music.
  • Share photo story with class.
Addition: Introduction to Gaggle.net student e-mail accounts
  • Log in and accept Gaggle.net user agreement
    • User names and passwords available through Mrs. Stoffel
  • Add to your Address Book the e-mail addresses for Mrs. Stoffel, Mrs. Gray, Brad Bergsma, and Karla Murray at their usd352 accounts.
  • Create a new message with the following information:
    • Title/Subject line = 5 picture story
    • In the body of the message please address each of the following:
      • What did you think of this project?
      • What would you do differently next time?
      • Why did you not get this project done on time? (if applicable)
    • Address and send the e-mail to Mrs. Stoffel and send a carbon copy (cc) to Mrs. Gray
Submitting Photos to Flickr and the group "Stories You Can Tell In School."
  • Create a folder on your desktop called 5photos and drag photos to it.
  • Create a Flickr Account.
  • Upload photos to Flickr from the folder on your desktop.
  • Delete folder on desktop.
  • Join the group " Stories You Can Tell in School."
  • Read and follow the directions on the page to submit your story. (Basic directions follow. More detailed directions on site.)
How to Submit a Story
  1. Post a new topic. The topic will be the title of your story, for instance, "Empty Cat Bed"
  2. Enter your photographs in a numerical sequence up to five (5).
  3. In "Your photos," choose the photo you want to post.
  4. Select "all sizes," then select a thumbnail or small size image.
  5. Copy and paste the HTML into your post. Repeat for each photograph to create the sequence required for your story.
Share photo stories on Flickr.

Discuss Previs project -
  • Divide into groups of 2 or 3 students.
  • Decide which storyboard you will use for your Previs project.
  • Bring props to our next class.
Monday - 9/3 NO SCHOOL

Thursday & Friday Plan - 8/30 & 8/31

Storyboard project – “Lord of the Rings”

Show - Flickr Stories You Can Show in School
Assignment: Plan and Storyboard your 5 picture story. Take the 5 pictures and create your own 5 Picture Story.

Tuesday and Wednesday - 8/27 & 8/28

Discuss tips for taking good photos
Top 10 Tips for Taking Good Photos from Kodak

iPhoto - add the 10 photos provided to your iPhoto application
Duplicate, Rotate, Crop, Enhance, Red-eye, Retouch, Effects, Adjust
Create Album
Play Slideshow - with music

Apple iPhoto Support
Top 10 iPhoto Tips

Monday's Plan - 8/26 - Heat Day - 25 minutes

How to access Server and Intro to iPhoto.

Friday’s Plan – 8/24 (Monday Schedule)

1. Line up laptops on counter - DVD player activation
2. Get passwords from Casey, Adrienne, Spencer, Jonathan
3. Watch Video -



4. Digital Imprint or Digital tattoo?
5. Printer Set-Up - Media Center (That's the Library.) and Tape cords.
6. iTunes
  • Copyright and Sharing
  • Adding music from cd
  • Subscribing to a podcast
  • Playlists
Thursday’s Plan – 8/23 - Heat Day - 25 minutes




1. Lids down – Talk about Expectations –

  • What do you hope to get out of the class?
webpage, learn the technical side of the computer, indepth use - as a tool, creating content, learn how to use it properly, podcasting, videos, presentations besides powerpoint, newsprogram, confident with computer, create content for other classes

how to use a computer better, use the internet to create content, learn html, computers in jobs, learn new stuff better, help in college, create a website, a better understanding of how a computer works - the technical side, shortcuts, fix the computer when things go wrong, new programs, imovie, be more efficient with time

  • How do you feel when you are in a class with others who do not have macbooks?
some teachers wish everyone had a computer
  • What do we do with them when we go to practice?
lock in locker or coaches office
  • What do we do with them when we go to lunch?
  • Should we be in facebook at school? Youtube?

  • Exploring your computer –When is that ok?
  • What about power?
  • Do you have access to a digital camera?

Computer is productivity/creativity tool.

The teachers in your other classes will let you know when they want you to use the computer. Keep your lid down unless they tell you to open them.

2. Care of your Macbook
3. Setting up Printers
4. Firefox – tabbed browsing
5. DVD player activation
6. Internet café