GenTECH - Spring


Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 19 (June 10-14)

  • Mon:ShareMost Powerful Media in Your Life
    • Createa blog post titled,'My Favorite Book, Movie, and Song'
      • Explainin a paragraphs why they are your favorites -4Points
      • Blog Post Rubric
        • 1 - Little detail, doesnt make sense
        • 2 - Moderate detail, topic described
        • 3 - Detailed entry, topic explained
        • 4 - Very detailed entry, topic explained with a supporting example

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Week 18 (June 3-7)

  • Thurs: Final - Part 2and Peaceful Warrior Preview
    1. CLASS:PublishBlog Posts -6 Points
      • Finishboth the Leadership and My Linkedin Profile blog posts
    2. TEACHER:Fillin the form about Mr. Le Duc's teaching atRateMyTeacher.com-1 Point
      • Rememberuseconstructive critcism
        • "Constructive criticism aims to show that the intent or purpose of something is better served by an alternative approach. In this case, making the criticism is not necessarily deemed wrong, and its purpose is respected; rather, it is claimed that the same goal could be better achieved via a different route." -Wikipedia
    3. STUDENT:CompleteMr. Le Duc's Student Self-Evaluation Form-3 Point
      • Writeabout your final project
  • Wed: Final - Part 1
    • Createa blog post titled, 'Leadership'
      • Write what you did for leadership this year
      • You had two options -10 Points Possible
        • Dosomething off of theMaster List of Activitieswithout being told to do so therefore exhibitinginitiative, a fundamental element of leadership -5 Points
          • Unless you have already done this and you know who you are, no, you cannot do this at this point in the term, it's too late
        • Writerecommendations for other students in Linkedin -1 Pointfor each that is accepted for another student and published
  • Mon: Create Linkedin Accounts and Discuss Final and Leadership
    • Participate in presentations
    • Team Roles
    • Presentation Evaluation Form
    • Team 1 - Chapter 1, 15 -
    • Team 2 -Chapter 14 -
    • Team 4 -Chapter 4 -
    • Team 5 -Chapter 5 -
    • Team 6 -Chapter 6 -
    • Team 8 -Chapter 8 -
    • Team 9 -Chapter 9 -
    • Team 10 -Chapter 10, 13 -

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Week 17 (May 28-31)

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Week 16 (May 20-24)

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Week 15 (May 13-17)

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Week 14 (May 6-9)

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Week 13 (Apr. 29 - May 3)

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Week 12 (Apr. 22-24)

  • Wed: Showcase Scratch Projects and Begin toDefine and Explain Terms
    1. Upload your 3 Scratch programs toscratch.mit.edu
    2. Link to the gallery page of your program in your blog post
    3. Modify your Scratch blog post to reflect what you did and learned
    4. Scoring
      • Alphabet Learning, 2Points
      • Dialogue, 2 Points
      • Name, 2 Points
      • Written description, 1 Point
      • Link to Scracth account, 1 Point
      • Complete self-evaluation sheet and submit to Mr. Le Duc, 1 Point
    • Terms, Definitions and Understanding Complex Information Project
    • ExamineTeams Assignment Chart
      • Each team takes the chapter number that corresponds with their team number, for example team 1 takes chapter 1
    • ReviewTerms PDF
      • ReviewAssessment Rubric
      • Each person is responsible for one element of the presentation
      • Fill in the sign up form for who is doing what
    • Begin working on a presentation
      • Use images and analogies to explain the concepts
  • Tues:Finish, Publish and AssessScratch Projects
    • Uploadyour best Scratch program toscratch.mit.edu
    • Seeupload link
    • Linkto the gallery page of your program in your blog post
    • Modifyyour Scratch blog post to reflect what you did and learned
    • Fill in the Scratch Rubric Sheet and hand back to Mr. Le Duc

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Week 11 (Apr. 15-19)

  • Fri: Readand Follow the Directions for Moving Scripts
  • Thurs:Develop a dialogue between two or more Scratch sprites
    • Explain the reasoning behind how their dialogue works
    • Make a dialog between two sprites
      • Create your own knock-‐knock joke, or you can use your own creativity
    • Example:
      • Teacher: Knock‐Knock
      • Student: Who's there?
      • Teacher: Juana
      • Student: Juana who?
      • Teacher: Juana go write a program in Scratch!
      • Student: Ha ha!
    • Use the "say_for_secs" blocks
    • Use the "wait_sec" blocks
    • Examine the Scratch Dialogue Rubric
    • Save your .sb file
      • There have been problems uploading your files to Edublogs
  • Mon-Wed:Write a Program Based on Your Own Name
    • Examine the Scratch Name Scoring Checklist
    • Download the ScratchGettingStarted.pdf for help
    • Name your file (insert your first name here).sb
    • Create a blog post title, Scratch Name Program
      • Upload your scratch .sb file to your blog and insert in the post
      • Write a small paragraph detailing what you did and learned

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Week 10 (Apr. 8-12)

  • Fri: Build a Scratch Program
    • Find resources to teach yourself various functions
    • Achieve Complexity
      • 1 - Not Complex, doesnt make sense
      • 2 - Moderate complexity, attempt at technique
      • 3 - Complex, makes sense, some technique
      • 4 - Very Complex and many techniques
    • Email Mr. Le Duc your Scratch .sb file to sleduc@osd.wednet.edu before the end of class
  • Thurs: Explore More Scratch and Participate in Luke Bowerman Visit
  • Wed: Explore Basic Programming Languages
  • Tues: Work on Projects
  • Mon:ReviewWork From Before Break

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Week 9 (Mar. 25-29)

  • Tues-Thurs: Work on Project
  • Mon: Work on Criterion EandCriterion F
    • Examine Project Complexity
    • Answer questions and work on the project
    • Original ClientInterviewand Project Feedbackfrom the Client for Criterion F
    • ITGS Assessment for Eliza, Aiden, Andrew, Kellen, Tran and Natalie
      • Tuesday: finish project
      • Wednesday: finish all criteria andcreate screencast describing project and place in project folder for Criterion G
      • Thursday: pack folder and submit to Mr. LeDuc

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Week 8 (Mar. 18-22)

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Week 7 (Mar. 11-15)

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Week 5 (Feb. 25-28)

  • Thurs: Start Criterion B: Planning Phase
  • Wed: Finish Growing Up Online
    • Complete your reflection blog post
    • Sharebandwidth issues and YouTube
  • Tues: Continue Watching Growing Up Online
  • Mon: FinishITGSopedia Facebook Articles
    • Finish presentations
    • TakeStudent Survey#6
    • Watch Growing Up Online
    • Create Blog entry titledGrowing Up Online
      • Reflect on key ideas in the video
      • Did any of your thoughts change afterviewing the video?

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Week 4 (Feb. 19-22)

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Week 3 (Feb. 11-14)

  • Thurs: Have Your Team Presentations Ready for Tuesday
  • Wed:Completeproblem #1 and #2 in a blog post titled,4 Phases to Problem-solving
    • TakeStudent Survey
    • Readthe4 Phases to Problem-solving activities link
    • Copyandpastethe four phases into your blog posttwice, once for each problem
    • Fillin the information for each phase
    • Form groups
    • Readand begin planning your solution for problems #3 and #4. These problems will be completed in classwithin groups. Each group will present their solutions to the class tomorrow.
  • Mon: Participate in What is Intelligence Activities
    • WatchCracking the Enigma Machine
    • Participate in Turing Test
    • Interact with chatterbots
    • Which of the above chatterbots was the most like a real person? What is theReflect inTuring: Father of Modern Computers blog post

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Week 2 (Feb. 4-8)

  • Fri: Explore the History of Computing
    • Create a blog post titled, Turing: Father of Modern Computers
      • Take notes on the main concepts of the audio and video presentations
    • Listen to excerpt of The Turing Problem
    • Watch The Enigma Machine
  • Thurs: Finish Programs
  • Wed: Run Programs
    • Eat results
  • Tues: Debug Program
  • Mon: Participate in Programming and Instructions Exercise
    1. Take Quiz
    2. Draw House
      • Draw House Draw a picture of a house in the middle of the page.
      • Draw a picture of a stick figure father, mother and daughter.
      • Draw a picture of a mustang next to the house.
      • Draw a picture of the sun in the sky.
      • Hand in to Mr. Le Duc
    3. Write PB & J Program
      • In teams, write peanut butter and jelly program
      • Save to blog post titled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Program

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Week 1 (Jan. 28 - Feb. 1)

  • Fri: Continue Working on Criterion A
  • Thurs: ReviewandDownloadChecklist for Students(Word)
    • Build survey, notes or other vehicle to gather input from client interview
      • The student must identify a specific client who has a problem with the present situation that can be best addressed by an IT solution.
      • The client is the person(s) who needs the IT solution (product).
      • This information must be obtained from the client and can be presented in a variety of ways, such as a written record of the interview (either a summary or transcript), a sound file, a video
    • Include evidence inCriterion A - Interview blog post
    • Scoring Marks
      • 0-The work does not reach the standard described by the descriptors below.
      • 1-A clientanda problem with the present situation are identified.
      • 23-A client is identified. The inadequacies of the present situation are explained with cited reference to the consultation with the client.
  • Wed: Finish Presentations and Gather Interview Evidence
    • Evidence of Criterion A - Interview
    • The following key questions should have been considered
      1. Who is the client?
      2. What is the present situation?
      3. What are the inadequacies of the present situation?
  • Tues:FinishCreations, Presentations, andPresent
  • Mon: Visualizing Data

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