Thursday-Friday, December 18-19, 2008

OBJECTIVES:
Students will take a typing drill to assess accuracy and speed.
Students will practice accuracy and speed by using the program Mavis Beacon.
Students will track their progress using Mavis Beacon.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (Typing Drill)
2. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
3. Exit Slip

Digital Zen:
Set up for a TYPING DRILL
Mavis Beacon for 40 minutes (complete all 20 activities)
Free Surf Time

Tuesday-Wednesday, December 16-17, 2008

OBJECTIVES:
Students will take a typing drill to assess accuracy and speed.
Students will practice accuracy and speed by using the program Mavis Beacon.
Students will track their progress using Mavis Beacon.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (Christmas in other countries)
2. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
3. Exit Slip
Digital Zen:
What's Christmas like in another country? Go to google.com and type the phrase "CHRISTMAS" and then another country's name. For example "christmas philippines"
On your blog, COPY and answer the following questions.
1. What kind of decorations are commonly used in this country? Describe them.
2. Place a picture of this decoration onto your blog.
3. What traditions or activities does this country celebrate during Christmas? (for example, do the people carol or sing? do they hit pinatas? What do they do?)
4. What kinds of food do people in this country eat during the Christmas season? List at least 2.
5. Post a picture of they food they serve during Christmas.

Monday, December 15, 2008

OBJECTIVES:
Students will take a typing drill to assess accuracy and speed.
Students will create Christmas e-cards for their teachers and/or friends!

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (Typing Drill)
2. e-cards (CHRISTMAS!)
3. Typing Games
Digital Zen:
Prepare for a timed TYPING DRILL.

West Coast fans who have long suspected an East Coast bias from Bristol, Conn.-based ESPN can begin to rest easier, because the cable sports giant is on track to open by spring 2009 a full-fledged broadcast production facility across from Staples Center.

The five-story ESPN building that is taking shape will house an ESPN Zone restaurant on the first two floors and two television production studios with digital control rooms on upper floors. One studio will become home for the late-night edition of its signature “SportsCenter” that now is produced on the busy Bristol campus. ESPN also will house its 710 radio station studios next door in an office building now under construction.

“The scope of this project makes sense on a lot of different levels,” said ESPN President George W. Bodenheimer, who was in town last week. “And, frankly, having toured it today, I feel very good about our decision to come out here.”

Bodenheimer declined to state the cost of the new building. But, during a groundbreaking two years ago for the entertainment district that will surround Staples Center, television industry insiders speculated that the building would cost ESPN about $100 million.

One broadcast industry engineer recently estimated the cost of digital technology for the West Coast television studio at between $35 million and $45 million, with related construction costs of about $20 million – not including the restaurant, which will open late next year.

ESPN executives are still wrestling with how to introduce fans to a bicoastal “SportsCenter,” with early shows originating in Bristol and the late edition coming from L.A. The network regularly incorporates feeds from studios in New York City, Washington and Charlotte, N.C., but the show’s hosts always have been in Bristol.

ESPN hopes to make the switch in a manner that won’t confuse viewers. For example, there’s a good chance that the two studios will be identical in appearance, and ESPN must decide if broadcasts will be regularly labeled as “live from Los Angeles.”


Teacher Emails
Mr. Aguda: mraguda@animojustice.com
Mrs. Penny: mberrios@animo.org
Ms. Riemenschneider: jriemenschneider@animo.org
Mr. De Soto: mdesetto@animo.org
Mr. Palacios: rpalacios@animo.org
Mr. Cook: jcook@animo.org
Ms. Vanwagenen: sarah.vanwagenen@animo.org
Ms. McRobbie: robin.mcrobbie@animo.org
Mr. Malecki: kyle.malecki@animo.org
Ms. Lee: mlee@animo.org
Ms. Harding: stacey.harding@animo.org
Ms. Aceves: aide.aceves@animo.org
Mr. Ramos: edgar.ramos@animo.org
Ms. Salazar: karen.salazar@animo.org
Ms. Kokores: sophia.kokores@animo.org
Ms. Ramirez: eramirez@animo.org
Ms. Griffiths: maggie.griffiths@animo.org
Ms. Kullar: pardeep.kullar@animo.org

Thursday-Friday, December 11-12, 2008

OBJECTIVES:
Students will learn how typing is assessed via speed and accuracy
Students will review the HOME ROW keys
Students will become familiar with TOP ROW keys (QWERTY / YUIOP)

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Go over the HW
3. The Top and Bottom Row (Tutorial)
3. Online Typing Practice Worksheet
4. Final Typing Drill

Digital Zen:
Prepare for a timed TYPING DRILL.

LOS ANGELES(AP) The Los Angeles Lakers battled like crazy to put the short-handed Phoenix Suns away.

That's precisely what Kobe Bryant expected they would have to do.

Pau Gasol scored 28 points, Bryant had seven of his 18 in the last 6 1/2 minutes, and the Western Conference-leading Lakers struggled to a 115-110 victory Wednesday night.
Andrew Bynum added 17 points and 11 rebounds, Sasha Vujacic scored a season-high 15 points and Derek Fisher had 13 for the Lakers (18-3), who were coming off a lethargic 113-101 loss at Sacramento on Tuesday night and didn't clinch this victory until the final minute.

The Suns (13-10) played without Raja Bell, Boris Diaw and rookie Sean Singletary, traded to Charlotte earlier Wednesday for Jason Richardson, Jared Dudley and a 2010 second-round pick.
Phoenix also was without former Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal, whose 92-year-old great-grandmother died this week. O'Neal was in New Jersey for funeral services and hopes to return in time to play Friday night against Orlando. O'Neal scored 35 points Tuesday night - his most in nearly three years - in a 125-110 victory over Milwaukee.

"That's what always happens when a team has eight players, nine players,'' Bryant said. "They always come out with a lot of energy. We did a good job down the stretch.''

The Lakers held off the Suns by making 17 of 22 foul shots in the fourth quarter including eight of 10 in the last 30 seconds. But their defensive difficulties continued - they've allowed the opposition to score 100 or more points in seven of their last 10 games.

"Our record is great,'' Bynum said. "(But) the way we're playing, we're not going to beat the good teams.''

When done, figure out WPM and ACCURACY.


HOMEROW:
QWERTY
YUIOP

TYPING DRILLS and GAMES


Tuesday-Wednesday, December 9-10, 2008

OBJECTIVES:
Students will learn how typing is assessed via speed and accuracy
Students will become familiar with the HOME ROW keys


Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (Warm up)
2. PowerPoint results
3. The Home Row (Tutorial)
4. Online Typing Practice Worksheet
5. Final Typing Drill

Digital Zen:
1. What are the 2 ways we describe a good typist?
2. If Tiffany typed 100 words in 5 minutes, what is her WPM?
3. If Tiffany made 5 errors, what is her Accuracy?
4. If Rod typed 20 words in 1 minute, what is his WPM?
5. If Rod made 0 errors, what is his Accuracy?
6. If Ed typed 1249 words in 20 minutes, what is his WPM?
7. If Ed made 10 errors, what is his Accuracy?

HOMEROW WORKSHEET:
LEFT HAND
RIGHT HAND
EXTENDED
SHIFT


TYPING DRILLS

Monday, December 8, 2008

OBJECTIVES:
Students will learn how typing is assessed via speed and accuracy
Students will complete their first typing drill

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (Typing Drill)
2. Continue Typing Lecture
3. Typing Assessment Homework

Digital Zen:
Prepare for a typing Drill, pull out page 23.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

OBJECTIVES:
Students will present their PowerPoint presentation in class and will be evaluated by Mr. Aguda as well as their PEERS.
Students will learn how typing is assessed via speed and accuracy
Students will complete their first typing drill

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. 8-10 Student Presentations (Last and Final Day is FRIDAY!)

Digital Zen:
1. Describe someone who can type well.  What are his/her skills? What does he/she type? What fingers does he/she use? Why can this person type well? (1 Paragraph = 3-4 Sentences)

Student Evaluation:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

OBJECTIVES:
Students will present their PowerPoint presentation in class and will be evaluated by Mr. Aguda as well as their PEERS.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. 8-10 Student Presentations (To continue on Wednesday/Thursday)

Digital Zen:
1. Have you ever lost someone? Who? When? Describe how you felt. If you've never lost someone, think of someone that is really important in your life and what that day would be like when you loose this person. (1 paragraph)

Student Evaluation: