Thursday - Friday, January 29-30, 2009

Language Objective(s):
1. Students will complete their HARDWARE powerpoints and finish their tours.
2. Students will understand what SOFTWARE is, specifically an OS.
3. Students will view PIRATES OF SILICON valley.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Hardware Lecture
4. PowerPoint Activity

Digital Zen: (Check page 31!)
1. What HARDWARE is responsible for speed of the computer?
2. What HARDWARE is required in order for you to hear sound?
3. What HARDWARE do you need to be able to save your files onto the computer?
4. The DVD player in your computer is what kind of HARDWARE?
5. Explain why you need a MOTHERBOARD inside of a computer.

Resources for today:

Tuesday-Wednesday, January 27-28, 2009

Language Objective(s):
1. Students will become familiar with the term HARDWARE
2. Students will complete a chart of various HARDWARE devices.
3. Students will know what each device is responsible for in the computer.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Hardware Lecture
4. PowerPoint Activity

Digital Zen:
1. Define HARDWARE?
2. How many bytes are in a Megabyte?
3. How many bytes are in a GigaByte?
4. What is bigger? 3GB or 4,000MB?
5. What is Hertz (Hz)?
6. If a computer was running at 4kHz, how many Hz is this?
7. If a computer was running at 8kHz and had 8000 bits of data to calculate, how long would it take?
8. What is faster 2.2 GHz or 2.5 GHz?
9. Which computer is probably faster and why?
Computer A (Click Here)
Computer B (Click Here)
Resources:

Monday, January 26, 2009

Language Objective(s):
1. Students will become familiar with the term HARDWARE
2. Students will complete a chart of various HARDWARE devices.
3. Students will know what each device is responsible for in the computer.


Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Speed and Capacity Lecture
4. Exit Slip Blog

Digital Zen:
Complete the BEST BUY assignment that you began on Thursday or Friday.

1. Go to http://www.bestbuy.com/
2. Go to the COMPUTERS section.
3. Search for 3 Computers.
  • Most Expensive Computer
  • Medium-Priced Computer
  • Cheapest Computer

4. Now, On your blog

Insert a picture of each computer
Under each picture include:

  • Cost
  • Link to the website
  • How much RAM this computer has?
  • What is the CPU Clock speed for this particular computer?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Objective(s):
1. Students will relate the speed of processing to the clock speed of a CPU
2. Students will understand capacity of a memory device

3. Students will understand how memory and cpu work together

4. Students will examine an actual computer.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Speed and Capacity
4. Components PowerPoint Report // Continue Notebook Check

Digital Zen:

The first time I was absent and had a substitute back in October, the assignment was to make a powerpoint slide that looks like this:


Please answer the questions:

1. What are the procedures to be followed whenever Mr. Aguda is absent? (List them!)
2. What happens if you get written up by the sub?
3. Rate the class for the following (1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = Agree, 5 = Strongly agree) . Just write a number for each bullet point on how you feel your class did in each of these categories.

  • All students were engaged (involved) in the class activity
  • This classroom was quiet and respectful
  • This class kept the room clean
  • Students respected the substitute, the classroom, and their peers.

4. What can we as a class do better when Mr. Aguda is absent?

Thursday, January 22, 2009 (b)

Language Objective(s):
1. Students will become familiar with the term HARDWARE
2. Students will complete a chart of various HARDWARE devices.
3. Students will know what each device is responsible for in the computer.
4. Students will create their own computer and present it using POWERPOINT

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Speed and Capacity Lecture
4. Exit Slip Blog


Digital Zen:
1. Go to http://www.bestbuy.com/
2. Go to the COMPUTERS section.
3. Search for 3 Computers.
  • Most Expensive Computer
  • Medium-Priced Computer
  • Cheapest Computer

4. Now, On your blog

Insert a picture of each computer
Under each picture include:

  • Cost
  • Link
  • How much RAM this computer has
  • What is the CPU Clock speed for this particular computer

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Objective(s):
1. Students will relate the speed of processing to the clock speed of a CPU
2. Students will understand capacity of a memory device
3. Students will understand how memory and cpu work together
4. Students will examine an actual computer.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Speed and Capacity Lecture
4. Exit Slip Blog

Digital Zen: (1-2 slide PowerPoint - worth 20 Points!)
Yesterday was INAUGURATION DAY 2009. It was extra-special because we ushered in our first AFRICAN american President.


Using 1-2 PowerPoint slides, write a LONG letter to President Obama using PowerPoint. In your letter include:

  • An introduction to yourself (introduce yourself!)
  • Talk about where you are from: your city, your neighborhood, your struggles
  • Your feelings about him being our first President of color
  • What you hope he will accomplish in the next 4 years
  • Sign it (Sincerely, Your Name)

Along with your letter, include at least 3 Pictures to illustrate your opinion and points.

Remember, you are creating a PowerPoint for our President, please take time to

  • Write with your best academic language
  • Be creative with your layouts and colors
  • Don't go crazy with custom animations and too much stuff
When you are done, please email it to

presidentbarackobama@animojustice.com


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dear Students:
I'm out sick this morning.  Thanks ahead of time for your well-wishes.  I hope to be back to work tomorrow, depending on how I feel. 

Please remember the simple rules that when I am gone, all you need to do is
  1. Respect: Your peers, The Sub, and Our Classroom
  2. Complete the work quietly and with quality
  3. Turn in your work (via email)
  4. Surf the internet (QUIETLY) when you are done.
I really want to hear from the sub that periods 6 and 7 where EXCELLENT.  Please make me proud to be your teacher! :)

Below is your assignment! READ IT CAREFULLY SO THAT YOU GET FULL CREDIT (notice that you will be sending it to a different EMAIL address!). GET TO IT!

Mr. Aguda

Objective(s):

1. Students will reflect on our new President by creating a quick POWERPOINT.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (powerPoint activity)

2. Free Surf Time



Digital Zen: (2-3 slide PowerPoint - worth 30 Points!)
Yesterday was INAUGURATION DAY 2009.  It was extra-special because we ushered in our first AFRICAN american President. 


Using 2-3 PowerPoint slides, write a LONG letter to President Obama using PowerPoint.  In your letter include:

  • An introduction to yourself (introduce yourself!)
  • Talk about where you are from: your city, your neighborhood, your struggles
  • Your feelings about him being our first President of color
  • What you hope he will accomplish in the next 4 years
  • Sign it (Sincerely, Your Name)

Along with your letter, include at least 3 Pictures to illustrate your opinion and points.

Remember, you are creating a PowerPoint for our President, please take time to

  • Write with your best academic language
  • Be creative with your layouts and colors
  • Don't go crazy with custom animations and too much stuff
When you are done, please email it to

presidentbarackobama@animojustice.com

Tuesday-Wednesday, January 20-21, 2009

Objective(s):
1. Students will relate the speed of processing to the clock speed of a CPU
2. Students will understand capacity of a memory device
3. Students will understand how memory and cpu work together
4. Students will examine an actual computer.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Speed and Capacity
4. Components PowerPoint Report // Continue Notebook Check

Digital Zen:
Today is Inauguration Day 2009! Answer the questions below: (Use GOOGLE to search for the answers)

1. What is the Oath of Office? Copy and Paste it onto your blog.

2. How many Presidents have taken the Oath of Office (not including Barack Obama)?

3. Where did today's Oath of Office take place?

4. Barack Obama is our first African American President. What does this mean to you? How do you think this will change our future? (4-5 sentences; 1 paragraph)

PowerPoint Activity: (Save this file as COMPUTERGUTS2)

Slide #1: "How my Computer Works"


  • Background
  • Your Name
  • Today's Date
  • A picture of a Computer
  • Computer Diagram, include the appropriate arrows and boxes AND the following words: Input, CPU, RAM, Output

Slide #2 "Processing Components: CPU"


  • Background
  • 2 Pictures of 2 Different Brands of CPU
  • Text Box: What does the CPU do? What is it like (what organ is it like in the human body?)
  • Text Box: What does CPU stand for?

Slide #3 "Processing Components: RAM"


  • Background
  • Picture of RAM
  • Text Box: What does the RAM do?
  • Text Box: What does RAM stand for?

Slide #4 "How a Digital Camera Works"


  • Create a 10 x 10 Grid (using a table)
  • Fill in the squares with Black or White and create a design
  • Include the Binary Code to the side of the grid
  • See example below!



Objective(s):
1. Students will review the definitions of CPU, RAM and how they work.
2. Students will complete a powerpoint worksheet.



Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Quiz
4. Components PowerPoint Report // Continue Notebook Check

Digital Zen:

If you missed Tues/Wed's lecture, watch it here - [CLICK HERE]

1. What is the purpose of a CPU?
2. What does CPU stand for?
3. What is RAM? and why do you need RAM?
4. Find a picture of RAM and post it on your blog
5. Find a picture of a CPU and post it on your blog



ENGLISH QUIZ: TAKE THE QUIZ HERE WHEN MR. AGUDA TELLS YOU TO!

SPANISH QUIZ: Click Here





PowerPoint Activity: (Save this file as School Ideas and email to me when you're done!)

Slide #1: "How I feel about my school."

  • Include the title above
  • Include your name and date
  • Bullet list of POSTIVE things that are happening on campus (Classes, students, clubs, teachers, etc.)
  • Bullet list of NEGATIVE things that are happening on campus (Tagging, fights, etc.)
  • Textbox of your general opinion of this school

Slide #2: "Stuff I want to see on campus."

  • Include the title above
  • Picture(s) of activities you would like to see on campus
  • Text boxes listing 2-3 activities, clubs, events that you would like to see on campus that could make Animo Justice a better, safer, more fun place to be.

Thursday-Friday, January 15-16, 2009

Objective(s):
1. Students will review the definitions of CPU, RAM and how they work.
2. Students will complete a powerpoint worksheet.


Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Quiz
4. Components PowerPoint Report // Continue Notebook Check

Digital Zen:

If you missed Tues/Wed's lecture, watch it here - [CLICK HERE]

1. What is the purpose of a CPU?
2. What does CPU stand for?
3. What is RAM? and why do you need RAM?
4. Find a picture of RAM and post it on your blog
5. Find a picture of a CPU and post it on your blog


ENGLISH QUIZ: TAKE THE QUIZ HERE WHEN MR. AGUDA TELLS YOU TO!

SPANISH QUIZ: Click Here




PowerPoint Activity: (Save this file as COMPUTERGUTS2)

Slide #1: "How my Computer Works"


  • Background
  • Your Name
  • Today's Date
  • A picture of a Computer
  • Computer Diagram, include the appropriate arrows and boxes AND the following words: Input, CPU, RAM, Output

Slide #2 "Processing Components: CPU"


  • Background
  • 2 Pictures of 2 Different Brands of CPU
  • Text Box: What does the CPU do? What is it like (what organ is it like in the human body?)
  • Text Box: What does CPU stand for?

Slide #3 "Processing Components: RAM"


  • Background
  • Picture of RAM
  • Text Box: What does the RAM do?
  • Text Box: What does RAM stand for?

Slide #4 "How a Digital Camera Works"


  • Create a 10 x 10 Grid (using a table)
  • Fill in the squares with Black or White and create a design
  • Include the Binary Code to the side of the grid
  • See example below!



Tuesday-Wednesday, January 13-14, 2009

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

Language Objective:
What is a BYTE?
How are BYTES related to BITS?
What is BINARY CODE?

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (Arrange Your Notebooks//Mavis Beacon)
2. Lecture
3. Exit Slip

Digital Zen: (10 Minutes)

1. What is Binary Code?
2. Define Digital.
3. Why do we call it a DIGITAL camera, and not just a CAMERA?
4. What does a 1 mean? What does a 0 mean? (In binary code)
5. How many bits in one BYTE?

Lecture (30 minutes)


Notebook Check AND Mavis Beacon (last 45 minutes of class)

1. Notebook Check Preparation (Need to print? Go to Print Station: 22, 23,24,26, 28, 29 and the Mavis Beacon Tally Sheet )

All pages can be found and printed out here:
http://www.scribd.com/share/upload/7211260/1nmvt0fwptetfzz61w7t (pages 23-29)
and Page 22 here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/10258958/022-Autobiographical-Power-Point-Planning-Sheet

2. Mavis Beacon (Turn in the TALLY sheet as your EXIT SLIP)

Monday, January 12, 2009

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

Language Objective:
What is a BYTE?
How are BYTES related to BITS?
What is BINARY CODE?

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (5 Mins)
2. Lecture
3. Exit Slip

Digital Zen: (5 Minutes)

1. What is an INPUT device? Give an example of one.
2. What is an OUTPUT device? Give an example of one.
3. What does it mean to process something?
4. What did you do this weekend? (2 sentences)

Thursday-Friday, January 8-9, 2009

Objective(s):
1. Students will understand how a computer basically works
2. Students will identify INPUT and OUTPUT devices by creating a powerpoint

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Components PowerPoint Report

Digital Zen:

If you missed Tues/Wed lecture, watch it here -
http://www.scribd.com/doc/9927185/027-IO-Devices-Lecture

1. How does a computer work?

2. What is an INPUT device?

3. What is an OUTPUT device?

4. Is a Cell phone a computer? Why or why not?

5. Is a Calculator a computer? Why or why not?

6. Find a picture of both of the computers discussed in yesterday's lecture and place them on your blog.


PowerPoint Activity:

Slide #1: Title Slide "Computers and I/O Devices"

Background, Name, Date, Title

Slide #2: "How my Computer Works"

Background, Picture of a Computer, Draw out the Computer Diagram that you learned yesterday

Slide #3: "Definitions"

Background, Define: Input Device, Processing, Output Device

Slide #4-5 "Examples of Input Devices" (Click for an Example, you may NOT copy this example)

Choose 3 examples from the list below of INPUT devices. For each slide include a picture of the DEVICE, the NAME of the INPUT DEVICE and the following sentence: (Fill in the blanks)

This ________(Device
Name) is an ________(Type of Device: Input or Output) because it allows the user to ________("Put in" / "Put out") data in the form of ______________(What kind of DATA is this device putting in or out?)

Slide #6-7 "Examples of Output Devices (Click for an Example, you may NOT copy this)

Choose 3 examples from the list below of OUTPUT devices. For each slide include a picture of the DEVICE, a reason why it is an OUTPUT device, and a the NAME of the OUTPUT DEVICE

This ________(Device Name) is an ________(Type of Device Input or Output) because it allows the user to EXPERIENCE data in the form of ______________(What kind of DATA is this device PUTTING out?)

List of Devices

Keyboard
Mouse
Headphones
Keypad
Camera
Webcam
Output
Presentation Clicker
Controller
Touchpad (on a Laptop)
Scanner
Wacom Tablet
Guitar Hero GUITAR
Monitor
Rockband Drums
Speakers
Microphone
MIDI Keyboard
Projector
Television
Surround Sound Speakers

Tuesday-Wednesday, January 6-7, 2009

Objective(s):
1. Students will understand how a computer basically works
2. Students will identify INPUT and OUTPUT devices.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Lecture: Computers - I/O Devices
4. Components PowerPoint Report


Digital Zen:
A new year's resolution is a promise you make to yourself for the new year. For example, "This new year, I will get in shape by going to the gym regularly." or "This new year, I will try to eat healthier by not eating so much McDonald's."

1. Write 2 New Years Resolutions for yourself. Write 1 Personal new year's resolution like "This year, I will learn a new sport." Write 1 Academic New Year's Resolution (for example, "This year I will do much better in Ms. Kokores' class by attending her office hours regularly.")

2. Insert a PICTURE into your blog that relates to each of your New Year's resolutions.

Monday, January 5, 2009

WELCOME BACK!


Objective(s):

1. Students will reflect on their vacation and make a quick 3-Slide PowerPoint of what they did during their Break.



Agenda:

1. Warm up & Assignment



Digital Zen:

1. What did you do these past 2 weeks for vacation? List 8 Things that you did during the break no matter how mundane or boring they may sound. With each thing, write the day you engaged in that activity.



For example:

1. Washed my Mom's Car (monday, week 1)

2. Organized the Garage (tuesday, week 1)

3. Went to Disneyland (thursday, week 1)

4. Went out to see Improv Comedy (Saturday, week 2)

5. Went to Universal Studios to chime in the new year (Wednesday, Week 2)

6. Drove to Delano to be with Family (Monday, week 2)

7. Had Christmas Dinner with Family at home (Tuesday, Week 1)

8. Went to Midnight Mass (Wednesday, Week 1)



Assignment: (PowerPoint)

Listen for the instructions.