Rock Weeks 1-9 Fall

Weekly Activities Schedule

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Week 9 (Nov. 2-6)

  • Mon: Watch Sound Wave Projects and Take Notes
    • Warm Up 
    • IDO
      • Remind to have the Sound Wave Project blog post open for note taking
      • Review sample blog post
    • WEDO
      • Participate in presentations
    • YOUDO
      • Open your Sound Wave Project Blog post
      • Take notes
      • Finish blog post

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Week 8 (Oct. 26-30)

  • Fri: Finish Sound Wave ProjectWatch Projects, and Take Notes
    • Warm Up 
      • Watch Midnight Oil - Read About It
        • Read the lyrics
          • Summing up world affairs in one song and media's lack of coverage of the things that really matter
          • What do you think?
    • IDO
      • Remind working for 20 minutes then we will start presentations
    • WEDO
      • Report on your team's progress to class
    • YOUDO
      • Work on project for 20 minutes
      • Open your Sound Wave Project Blog post
        • Create a heading titled Terms under the Timeline heading
          • Copy and paste the terms from Mr. Le Duc's Sound Wave Project blog post
          • Write your definitions under each term, after people present their definitions

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Week 7 (Oct. 19-23)

  • Fri: Review Sound Wave Project Schedule Deadline (Today!) and Work on Projec
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Share Sound Off Battle of the Bands
      • Share the Schedule Requirements as detailed on the Project Feedback Form
        • Make sure it's in your Sound Wave Project blog post
        • Mr. Le Duc will be grading the schedule this weekend
      • Share project rubrics and that quality is an audience member understanding  the term, not the media production itself
      • Share that Mr. Le Duc is available to help with understanding the terms
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Work on project
  • Wed: Discuss Sound Wave Project Requirements and Work on Project
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Decide on who is doing what
      • Build the schedule
    • YOUDO
      • Participate in discussion
      • Fill in Teamwork Planning Form and hand back to Mr. Le Duc
      • Discuss what will be done day-by-day and who will do it
        • Build backwards from the due date which is next Friday, October 30th
      • Work on project
  • Tues: Discuss and Decide on Sound Wave Project Evidence
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Facilitate discussion about demonstrating understanding of  Sound Wave Unit
    • WEDO
      • Brainstorm ideas in teams
      • Share ideas
      • Discuss as a class
      • Answer questions
      • Decide on next steps
    • YOUDO
      • Participate in discussion

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Week 6 (Oct. 12-15)

  • Thurs: Learn The Physics of Sound and Musical Instruments - Day 2
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Remind about lecture and note taking
      • Ask about listening homework 
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
      • 3rd Period Watch from 16:30 minutes of the lecture
      • 6th Period Watch from 8:30 minutes of the lecture
    • YOUDO
      • Open blog post titled, Physics of Musical Instruments
        • Watch the lecture
        • Continue to take notes for the 20 terms in Quizlet

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Week 5 (Oct. 4-8)

  • Thurs: Complete Missing Work and Explore GarageBand and Funklet
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Check in with students about what has been learned about GarageBand
        • Has anyone bought the app?
      • Introduce Funklet.com
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Finish missing work, explore GarageBand and Funklet
  • Wed: Finish Older Work, or Continue to Explore GarageBand
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Work on past unfinished work, then explore GarageBand when finished
  • Mon: Find New Seat, Review Student Work, and Watch Documentary and Take Notes
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Introduce Music History (Electronic and Acoustic)
    • WEDO
      • Delete Hello World Post, Sample Page, and turn off lame Widgets
      • Turn off some Widgets and explore Themes
      • Answer questions
      • Watch What the Future Sounded Like
    • YOUDO
      • Create blog post titled, What the Future Sounded Like
        • Include a striking image at the top of the post
        • Include notes that sum up what you found compeling from the documentary

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Week 4 (Sept. 28 - Oct. 2)

  • Fri: Review Voicethread Process, Watch a Brain Rule, and Explore SkillsUSA
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
      • Participate in personality test
        • Color
        • Animal
        • Path
        • Body of water
        • Cup
        • Wall
        • Dark room
    • YOUDO
      • Create a  blog post titled, Brain Rules - Vision
        • Write notes about the vision brain rule that you want to remember
          • Remember your blog is a memory extender - if you want to better remember or recall information place your ideas / information in your blog to access later
      • Complete About Me page with Voicethread either linked or embedded
      • Explore SkillsUSA web site and think about join the CHS SkillsUSA club
  • Thurs: Upload Slides Into Voicethread and Create Narration
  • Wed: Verify Linkedin Account,  Create and Place Wordle, and Upload Slides Into Voicethread
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
      • Check Linkedin profiles with Mr. Le Duc
      • Verify Voicethread accounts with Mr. Le Duc
    • YOUDO
      • Make sure your profile is safe
      • Build, upload to Flickr and embed Wordle.net word art into your About Me page
      • Upload slides to a Voicethread
  • Tues: Create Linkedin Account, Try Wordle, and Practice Voicethread
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Review 21st Century Skills - 10.B.1 - as used in the YuGiOh Card Exercise
      • Review 4 Point Scale
      • Demonstrate Linkedin Account Creation
        • We will hide your last name on your profile
        • We can reveal or hide anything on your profile
        • The same biography you wrote for your About Me page on your blog can be used for your Linkedin profile
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Create a Linkedin Account
      • Review About Me page
      • Practice with Voicethread
  • Mon: Create About Me Page, Create a Wordle, and Practice Voicethread

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Week 3 (Sept. 21-25)

  • Fri: Watch Bill Nye!
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Ask for missing material
      • Explain blogging for notes
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Watch show
      • Take notes
        • What intriquing information was shared?
        • Write what you want to remember
        • Remember your blog is your memory extender
      • Title blog post - Bill Nye - Sound
  • Thurs: Review Work Cited Slide, Create Voicethread Account, Create About Me Page
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Ask for missing material
      • Review Work Cited Slide details
      • Demonstrate how to make an About Me Page
      • Share presentation platform: Voicethread presentation
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
      • Have your neighbor to review your Work Cited slide
    • YOUDO
      • Show Mr. Le Duc your Work Cited slide 
      • Create a About Me Page
      • Write a little about your goals for this class/life
      • Create a Voicethread and embed in your about me page
  • Wed: Review Blog Post
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Review another students' blog post
        • Fill in the My Presentation Checklist and hand in to Mr. Le Duc
      • Coming next! Creating a About Me Page
      • Create a Voicethread and embed on your about me page
  • Tues: Create My Presentation Blog Post
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Share play.chegg.com/macklemore
        • Vote to get a chance to have Macklemore & Ryan Lewis visit CHS
        • Deadline is tomorrow!
      • Ask for missing material
      • Subscribe to Remind.com (It's optional)
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      • Demonstrate creating blog post with Edublogs.org
        • Hint: Copy and paste the format and change the content, leave the numbered headings
      • Remember to:
        • Use this template as an example for your blog post
        • Write your post for a person not in our class,
        • Explain each step of creating a presentation in detail
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Create My Presentation blog post
      • Coming next! Creating a About Me Page
        • Create a Voicethread and embed on your about me page
  • Mon: Upload Slideshow to Slideshare.net, Upload Images/Screenshots to Flickr and Start Blog Post
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Remind students to get edublogs accounts to Mr. Le Duc in the Student Info Survey
      • Remind students about YuGiOh cards and paperwork
      • TOMORROW:
      • Demonstrate creating blog post with Edublogs.org
        • Hint: Copy and paste the format and change the content
      • Remember to:
        • Use this template as an example for your blog post
        • Write your post for a person not in our class,
        • Explain each step of creating a presentation in detail
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Upload presentation to your Slideshare account
      • Upload scans and screenshots to Flickr account
      • Start My Presentation blog post
      • Bonus! Create a Voicethread and link in blog post
      • Coming next! Creating a About Me Page

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Week 2 (Sept. 14-18)

  • Fri: Place Pictures, Use The Master Slide, and Build the MLA Citation Slide 
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Ask for any missing paperwork
      • Ask for missing YuGiOh cards to be placed in the class folder on Newton Server
      • Demonstrate placing pictures 
        • Remember to fill the whole slide with the image
      • Demonstrate the Master Slide in PowerPoint and Google Presentation
        • Remind to use black background and white font (The text appears to jump off the wall!)
      • Demonstrate proper MLA citation for the final slide
        • The link includes a downloadable template slide!
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Place the pictures
      • Use the master slide to format your presentation
      • Build the MLA citation slide
  • Wed: Gather Images from Search.CreativeCommons.org
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Present how to download and save Creative Commons images from Flickr
        • Watch Video Tutorial
        • Remember to save these four pieces of information for each image
          • date
          • site
          • author
          • file name
          • EXAMPLE: 151016_flickr_scottl_fenderstrat.jpg
            • If you fail to cite your sources you will not get credit for the project
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Finish storyboarding ideas
      • Pitch storyboard to Mr. Le Duc
      • Gather and save images for presentation
  • Tues: Start your Autobiographical Presentation
  • Mon: Discuss Policies, Review Who Has What Turned In, Watch Humans Need Not Apply
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Warning! Mr. Le Duc will talk a lot! :)
      • Review filled in forms
      • Remind about Social Media Contracts
      • Review the class blog, http://capitalcomtech.info
      • Explore Philosophy
        • Develop critical thinking, creativity skills, while getting lots of feedback from the instructor and peers. Oh and smile a lot!
      • Review and Discuss policies
        • Student blogs
        • Grading
        • School Policy
          • Yes, we support school policy :)
        • Electronics
          • Keep all personal electronics out of site during class time, except when Mr. Le Duc explicitly states it's alright to use personal electronics for class activity
          • Mr. Le Duc will enforce school electronics policy consequences
        • Room Policy
          • No food or drink anywhere in the room, except for water in a sealable container
        • Bio Breaks
          • Three visits to the bathroom per semester
        • Homework
          • Homework will be assigned occasionally to support class activities
        • Deadlines
          • Announced in the daily schedule, which is this web page

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Week 1 (Sept. 9-11)

  • Thurs: Hand in signed Syllabus and Social Media Contract, Create Create YuGiOh Card, Create a Edublogs blog, and Take Survey
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Experience introduction of Mr. Le Duc - Part II
        • Career Goals
        • Honor Diversity! How? Mr. Le Duc will explain...
        • Today is still about following directions and getting stuff done
          • Oh and I will read from the book of tardy... :)
        • Demonstrate how to create a YuGiOh card
        • Demonstrate how to create an Edublogs account
        • Demonstrate the Student Info Survey
    • WEDO
      • Take student pictures
        • For YuGiOh personality cards
    • YOUDO
      1. Hand in signed syllabus and social media contract
      2. Type your name under your picture on Mr. Le Duc's computer
      3. Make a YuGiOh card
        1. Use the directions here: http://capitalcomtech.info/2009/10/08/learning-about-ourselves/
          1. Be sure to use the template image to guide you at filling in the YuGiOh card template
          2. Be sure to watch the tutorial that Mr. Le Duc created to help you
          3. UPDATE TO THE VIDEO: Just drag the card to the desktop when it's completed then place in the class folder on Newton Server
        2. Save your finished card to the Newton Server Folder in Mr. Le Duc Class Folder
        3. Finish YuGiOh Card and place on the Newton Server Shared Resources Folder in the class YuGiOh Card Folder
      4. Create an Edublogs blog
      5. Fill in the Student Info Survey