Friday, November 30, 2007

Objective(s):

By the end of this week:

  • Students will assess their beginning typing speed and accuracy by completing a battery of typing tests and conduct the calculations necessary to figure out their WPM and Accuracy Scores.
  • Students will be accountable for reaching a goal WPM by keeping track of their progress.

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up (blog)
(10 minutes)
2. Online Typing Tests
3. Online Typing Game

Warm up: (http://www.blogger.com/)

1. What is your WPM?
2. What is your Accuracy (%)?
3. What is your goal WPM and your goal Accuracy?
5. If Tommy typed 1000 words in 20 minutes, what is his WPM?
6. Tommy stopped to look at his work when he was finished. He made 28 mistakes. What is his ACCURACY? (Don't forget, it needs to be in percent!)
7. Sarah tried to beat Tommy, she typed 300 words in 5 minutes. What was her WPM? She realized she only missed 5 words, what was her ACCURACY?
8. Who was the better Typist and why?

Typing Test (Online)
Grab a Tutorial Handout...

Go to http://www.typingtest.com/default.asp

Follow the instructions on the handout

Turn in the HANDOUT when you are done!

Monday-Tuesday, November 26-27, 2007

Objective(s):

By the end of this week:

  • Students will assess their beginning typing speed by completing a battery of typing tests and conduct the calculations necessary to figure out their WPM and Accuracy Scores.

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up (blog)
(10 minutes)
2. Typing Lecture and Notetaking
3. Typing Battery (by hand)
4. Typing Battery (online)

Warm up: (http://www.blogger.com/)

  1. Describe how you type? How quickly do you type? How accurately do you type? What's your biggest challenge in typing? Do you like typing? Why or why not? 1 paragraph please!

Typing Notes:

Copy this down onto page 37 while waiting for Mr. Aguda to finish stamping people's warmups. Leave space for filling in the blanks during the lecture.

Typing Notes.

Typing ________________ is measured in ____._____.____. or
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The formula for ______ is: (Skip 3-4 lines when copying)

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We measure your ________________ by counting the ______ of words you typed ____________ and ______________ it by the __________ number of words.

The formula for ___________ is: (Skip 3-4 lines when copying)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

To my Favorite Students in the World:
I'm going to be out today and Wednesday. My dad has leukemia (A Cancer of the Blood) and I want to be with him during his first set of treatments. If you pray, please remember my family during this difficult time. If you feel so inclined, wear an ORANGE RIBBON like the one on my cabinet door--it stands for Leukemia Awareness.

Today, please remember the rules when I'm gone: Any student getting written up by the Sub will receive detention--no questions asked. Just complete the work and Surf if you have free time. Work on the Warm up first, then make sure you have completed your Grading PowerPoints. Today (and tomorrow), you'll be working on another PowerPoint (yes another! Because you're all so darn good at them)--about Thanksgiving. Use the Internet to research and make sure you complete the assignment in a timely fashion. Remember, whoever has the most passing grades over 80% gets a free Pizza party. If you don't finish today, you will have time tomorrow to complete the assignment. Email me when you have completed the assignment.

Take care and have a great Thanksgiving!

Mr. Aguda

Objective(s):

By the end of this week:
Students will demonstrate understanding of PowerPoint and the use of Search engines to create a powerpoint presentation about Thanksgiving.

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up (blog)
(10 minutes)
2. Start Work on the Thanksgiving PowerPoint.

Warm up: (http://www.blogger.com/)

  1. Read Mr. Aguda's letter above. Summarize the letter in 3-4 sentences.
  2. What are your plans for Thanksgiving? (1 Paragraph)

PowerPoint Mini-mini-miniproject: (5 Slides)

Save As: Thanksgiving
Make a PowerPoint Slideshow about Thanksgiving.


Slide 1: Title Slide
Make a Title Slide for your Presentation. Include Words Art, Text Box, Picture, Animation

Slide 2: The History of Thanksgiving (or Thanks-taking)
What is the history of Thanksgiving? Why do we celebrate it? Who were the people involved? Include 1-2 Pictures of the History of Thanksgiving. Include Animation, Text Box

Slide 3: My Home Holiday Traditions
What is your tradition of Thanksgiving? What do you normally do with your family and friends? What are your food traditions? Include 1-2 pictures of these traditions. Any Layout. Any Elements.

Slide 4: A Thanksgiving Turkey Made from AUTOSHAPES
Use AutoShapes to make a Thanksgiving Turkey or Thanksgiving Dinner (be creative--remember how we made the Pizzas and the mini-houses and towns using Autoshapes?).

Slide 5: What I'm Thankful For
Use a 7x2 Table (7 Rows and 2 Columns) to tell me 7 things you are thankful for. In one column, put what you're thankful for. In the other column, include a picture of this.


Thursday-Friday, November 15-16, 2007

Objective(s):

By the end of this week:

  • Students will be informed of their grades by checking them online on ps.greendot.org.
  • Students will reflect upon their grades by creating PowerPoint presentations for presentation to parents during parent conferences.

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up (blog)
(10 minutes)
2. Continue working on Mini-PowerPoint Project
3. Save and Email to your Advisory teachers and ME!

Warm up: (http://www.blogger.com/)

  1. During the countdown, describe the step-by-step procedures to giving your attention to Mr. Aguda
  2. When are Parent Conferences? (Hint: Look at the Calendar)
  3. How many weeks until Finals (Hint: Look at the Calendar)
  4. How many slides have you completed towards the MINI-PROJECT?
  5. What does this class have to do to get a free Pizza Party at the end of the semester?

SAVE (SAVE AS: GRADEREPORT) AND EMAIL TO YOUR ADVISORY TEACHER AND ME!

mrsflores@animojustice.com Ms. Padilla-Flores
mslee@animojustice.com Ms. Lee
mskaso@animojustice.com Ms. Kaso
mrquincy@animojustice.com Mr. Quincy
msramirez@animojustice.com Ms. Ramirez
msseymour@animojustice.com Ms. Seymour
msr@animojustice.com Ms. Riemenschneider
mrdesoto@animojustice.com Mr. De Soto
msberrios@animojustice.com Ms. Berrios
msbanuelos@animojustice.com Ms. Banuelos
mrcook@animojustice.com Mr. Cook
mrstrauss@animojustice.com Mr. Strauss
mrpalacios@animojustice.com Mr. Palacios

Tuesday-Wednesday, November 13-, 2007

Objective(s):

By the end of this week:
  • Students will analyze whole-class data and whole-school data regarding PowerPoint projects and will devise new goals for next quarter and next semester.
  • Students will be informed of their grades by checking them online on ps.greendot.org.
  • Students will reflect upon their grades by creating PowerPoint presentations for presentation to parents during parent conferences.

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up (blog)
(10 minutes)
2. How Well Did We Do Lecture?
3. Mini-PowerPoint Project
4. Work on PowerPoint projects

Warm up: (http://www.blogger.com/)

  1. How was your weekend? What did you do during the weekend? Be descriptive.
  2. How do you think you did in the midterms? What did you feel like after they were all done?
  3. What was easy about the powerpoint project? What was difficult?

Monday-Tuesday, November 5-6, 2007

Objective(s):

By the end of today's lesson:
  • Students will continue to demonstrate their proficiency in designing PowerPoint presentations by creating and finishing their Personal PowerPoint projects.

  • Students will reflect on each step of the construction process by completing a reflection on their blog 10 minutes before the end of class.

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up (blog)
(10 minutes)
2. Work on PowerPoint presentations (75 minutes)
3. NOTEBOOK CHECKS pages 29-34 + stamp sheet (cont'd)
4. Reflection blogs

Warm up: (http://www.blogger.com/)

  1. When is your PowerPoint presentation due?
  2. How many PowerPoint slides for your presentation have you already created? Describe what you have done.
  3. How many more days do you have left for this project?

Reflection Blog (day 1)
Title this Blog: Reflection day 1 - Get a Stamp!
  1. Was you time spent wisely today? Why or why not?
  2. Have you completed your assignment? Why or why not?
  3. What else needs to be done?
  4. When is Mr. Aguda's final office hour?
  5. What CONTENT grade would you receive for your work?
Thursday-Friday November 1-2, 2007

Objective(s):

By the end of today's lesson:

  • Students will continue to demonstrate their proficiency in designing PowerPoint presentations by creating and finishing their Personal PowerPoint projects.


  • Students will reflect on each step of the construction process by completing a reflection on their blog 10 minutes before the end of class.

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up (blog)
(10 minutes)
2. Tutorial: Tranparent Boxes (5 minutes)
3. Work on PowerPoint presentations (75 minutes)
4. NOTEBOOK CHECKS pages 29-34 + stamp sheet
5. Reflection blogs

Warm up: (http://www.blogger.com/)


  1. What did you do on Halloween? Be descriptive. 3-4 sentences for an UP stamp!
  2. How many PowerPoint slides for your presentation have you already created? Describe what you have done.
  3. How many more days do you have left for this project?

Reflection Blog (day 1)
Title this Blog: Reflection day 1 - Get a Stamp!
  1. Was you time spent wisely today? Why or why not?
  2. What slides have you completed so far?
  3. What else needs to be done?How many more periods do you have to work on this assignment?