Archive for October, 2009

Boo! Aren’t you scared?

October 30, 2009

Take the quiz today.

It is here: S:\shared\students\Bjerke\CApps\Halloween Review

To get to the quiz, paste the path above into your browser, then open the halloween_review file with your browser (Firefox).

IF YOU SUBMIT YOUR QUIZ MORE THAN ONCE, YOU WILL RECEIVE A 50.

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Presentation Handout

October 27, 2009

Today you should create the handout for your completed presentation. Use Word.

Your handout should have:

  1. your name, my name, the class period and the date
  2. a title
  3. one summary sentence
  4. five bullets for details
  5. bibliography (sources)
  6. your email address

Tomorrow, Wednesday, 10/28, I will check your presentation and your handout.

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October 22, 2009

Find an article about something that interests you in Wikipedia.

Take the first 15 sentences and paste them into a Word document (USE PASTE SPECIAL and paste the text as “Unformatted Text”).

Breakdown the sentences into bullet points. Eliminate all complete sentences.

Create a folder for this project on your H drive. Find 30 large pictures and save them to this folder (don’t save them to the Word document). Save the Word document to this folder also.

Tomorrow, Friday, create a presentation from the info on the Word document.

In this presentation, you cannot use black or white for letters or background.

Every other slide should be just a picture. Other slides should have words and a picture.

List your sources and use this list to be sure that your presentation meets the requirements.

  1. no serif (Roman) fonts
  2. high contrast letters/background
  3. 32 or more slides
  4. no more than 25 words on any slide
  5. no complete sentences
  6. pictures not distorted
  7. first title slide has your name, class period and email address
  8. all slides use the same template
  9. all slides have the same theme/appearance
  10. bibliography includes source websites (Google is NOT a source)

This presentation is due by the end of class Monday.

Tuesday you will create a handout for this presentation.

Your handout should have your name, the class name, the class period, email address and the date. It should be a summary, in 10 or less bullet points, of your presentation. The entire handout must be in Times New Roman font.

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If your presentation and handout is perfect when I check it on Wednesday, you will not have to present to the class. If you have errors, you will present next week.

Reading (Argh!)

October 21, 2009

I will be checking your presentations today based on the ten point rubric I gave you last week. This will help determine your mid six weeks grade which I enter today.

Step 1: Read THIS ARTICLE.

Step 2: Then define the ten terms on the list “Top 10 Strategic Technology Areas for 2010.”

Hopefully, after you define those terms, you will have a better idea of what they mean. You many want to read the article again.

We should have a discussion about this, so come up to the front if you want to understand what this all means.

Step 3: Along with the definitions create a blog entry that tells me what you think will be the trends for 2010.

This is due at the end of class today.

Think About This!

October 20, 2009

In South America, in the country of Uruguay, the government has given every student a laptop.

Read about it here.

What would it be like if every student in the U.S. got a simple, basic laptop with internet access?

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Most Expensive and Cheapest Bridge

October 20, 2009

Using West Point Bridge Builder, create the cheapest bridge that you can, and the most expensive. Be sure to test your bridge with the green button.

When you finish, blog about your bridges and what made them so cheap and so expensive.

Do you think they could be built?

Post about your bridges by the end of class today, Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Check Your Presentation

October 16, 2009

Take some time now, and check your presentation.

Use this list and check EVERY slide.

All items are incomplete or complete only – no half way.

You cannot pass until all items are complete.

  1. no serif (Roman) fonts
  2. high contrast letters/background
  3. 12 or more slides
  4. no more than 25 words on any slide
  5. no complete sentences
  6. pictures not distorted
  7. title slide has your name, class period and email address
  8. all slides use the same template
  9. all slides have the same theme/appearance
  10. bibliography includes source websites

I will check your presentations at the beginning of class on Tuesday, and if you are not READY, you will lose 10 points per day.

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EXTRA CREDIT

October 15, 2009

If you want to guarantee a 100 for this six weeks, you can attend a workshop at U.T. on Saturday (10/17).

To document your participation, you need to take pictures of yourself there, and then write a summary when you return.

Visit their website to find out more about where and when.

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PowerPoint

October 15, 2009

Today you need to make a PowerPoint about the topic you chose.

Take the statements from the Word Document you created or your blog and put a statement on each slide.

Then put a picture on each slide.

Make sure that the statements are NOT complete sentences. Remember complete sentences take up too much space, and you only want the important parts.

Make sure that the pictures are large enough that they look good and are not distorted.

Create a cover slide with a title, your name, class period, the date and your email address.

Be sure to use a sans-serif font, and that the letters are big.

This is due by the end of class today.

Professional PowerPoint

October 13, 2009

Due at the end of class on Wednesday:

Create a blog entry listing the 10 most important points from my presentation about how to create a professional PowerPoint.

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