Thursday-Friday, January 31 - February 1, 2008

Objectives:
By the end of today:
- Students will be familiar with the 8 major components of a computer by researching and watching a demonstration, and by completing a PowerPoint presentation.

Agenda:
1. Warm up
2. Demonstration (cont'd)
3. Complete PowerPoint Research Reports

Warm Up:
Visit this website: http://www.apple.com/macbookair/

Read about the new Apple Macbook Air.

Write 2 Paragraphs about why we should purchase this brand new laptop. Pretend you are a salesperson working for Apple. What about it is great? Is it fast? How do you know? What's so special about it? How much does it cost? Where can we buy it?
Tuesday-Wednesday, January 29-30, 2008

SEMESTER 2 (JAN 28-JUNE 27)
WEEK #1

Today's Objective:
1. Students will reviews class syllabus and guidelines.
2. Students will review final exam results
3. Students will become acquainted with Hard Drives, Optical Drives, RAM, and Expansion Slots

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up
2. Review Syllabus / Start from "Scratch"
3. Review Final Exam Results
4. Drives...Drives...and expansion slots (Lecture)
5. PowerPoint Activity

Warm Up (Blogger)
1. Check your grades online at ps.greendot.org
2. How did you do on my final?
3. Which portion of the final did you do best at?
4. What portion of the final did you do worse in?
5. What was the best and worst parts of my final?
Final Exam
1. CHECK YOUR EXAM COLOR.
2. FOLLOW THE CORRECT LINK TO YOUR EXAM BELOW.
3. FILL OUT THE HANDOUT FIRST, THEN ENTER YOUR ANSWERS.

If you got a YELLOW exam, CLICK HERE

If you got a PURPLE exam, CLICK HERE

If you got a SPANISH exam, CLICK HERE
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Today's Objective: REVIEW! REVIEW! REVIEW!

All make up work must be turned in by 4:00pm today. (Notebook and Computer work)

Today's Agenda:
1. Work on Review Worksheet
2. Notebook Check

Complete the WORKSHEET. Do the COMPUTER ITEMS first, then the written items.

Friday, January 18, 2008


Today's Agenda:
1. Work on Review Worksheet
2. Notebook Check

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

1. Today, NO WARMUP. Please complete PAGE 48 (REVIEW WORKSHEET) from where you might have left off yesterday or Wednesday. Save the PowerPoint file as "Review Worksheet."

2. Prep your NOTEBOOKS for the NOTEBOOK check. It's worth 160 Points today!

Wednesday-Thursday, January 16-17, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of this week:

  • Students will be able to determine the speed of a computer's processor by reading and interpretting Clock Speeds.

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up (15 mins)
2. Mini-Lecture: on Hz (25 mins)
3. Activity (30-40 mins)
4. Finish Film (if needed)

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

1. Using POWERPOINT: Draw the COMPUTER diagram that you learned this week. Include the following words: INPUT, OUTPUT, PROCESSING, and MEMORY.

2. After you have drawn the diagram, tell me what each step of processing is. You may write a paragraph in a text box OR you may use arrows and multiple text boxes to label your diagram.
Monday-Tuesday, January 14-15, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of this week:
  • Students will be able to explain the concept of a BYTE by determining how many BYTES are in a block of DATA bits.
  • Students will be able to explain how computers process binary code by simulating how a computer might process the input of a digital camera.

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up: BLOGGER
2. Review and Announcements

3. Processing Lecture (Part II)
4. Close Partners Activities

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

1. How was your weekend and what did you do? 2-3 sentences.
2. What is an Input Device? Give 1 example from WAR GAMES.
3. What is an Output Device? Give 1 example from WAR GAMES.
4. What does "MY STUFF then YOUR STUFF" mean? How are you ensuring that you are following this rule right now?

Processing Power Lecture.
Complete the WORKSHEET. be on the lookout for Computers in this movie. IDENTIFY: Input Devices, Computers, Output Devices.
Wednesday-Thursday, January 7-8, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of this week:
  • Students will be able to identify (give examples, provide reasoning based on function) input and output devices and how they relate to computer control by watching a film called War Games.

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up: BLOGGER
2. Review and Announcements

3. War Games (Listening Notes)

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

1. What is a computer? Describe to me how it works?
2. What is an INPUT device? What is an OUTPUT device?
3. Is a Calculator a Computer? Why or why not?
4. Watch the film from this year's CES 2008. For each device, tell me whether it is an INPUT or an OUTPUT device. Also tell me why!

War Games (film)
Complete the WORKSHEET. be on the lookout for Computers in this movie. IDENTIFY: Input Devices, Computers, Output Devices.
Monday-Tuesday, January 7-8, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of this week:
  • Students will be able to identify (give examples, provide reasoning based on function) input and output devices and how they relate to computer control.
  • Students will define: Data, Input (device), Output (device), processing, computer

Today's Agenda:
1. Warm up: BLOGGER
2. Lecture on Input/output devices

3. PowerPoint Activity on Input/Output Devices

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

1. Write about 1 or 2 experiences that were especially memorable to you this past Christmas break. What happened? Why were they memorable? Who was there? What did you do? Be descriptive. 2 Paragraphs for an UP stamp.
2. How would you describe what a COMPUTER does to a kid who has never used a computer before? 2 Paragraphs for an UP stamp.

PowerPoint:
After listening to the lecture, create a powerpoint like the one shown here:
Choose 6 devices from the list below. You may use your own examples as well.

For each slide include:
1. A picture of the device
2. The Device name
3. Label whether it is an INPUT or an OUTPUT device.
4. A brief (2 sentence) description of the device's function (How does it work as an INPUT or OUTPUT device)