Monday, March 2, 2009

Hello Students!

I'm out of town today. Please make sure to treat the classroom, your peers, and your Substitute with Respect. Remember, if there are any writeups, the class will get 2 strikes and detention will be assigned to the students who have been written up.

Keep your eyes on the PRIZE: Free Surf Day & Pizza Party :)

Be creative with the work today. Remember to stay within the guidelines. When you are finished, print out your publication and turn in into the substitute.

make me proud!

Mr. Aguda

Objective(s):
1. Students will learn about guidelines using MARGIN GUIDES, RULER GUIDES, and GRID GUIDES
2. Students will create publications using the ruler.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (Long)

DIGITAL ZEN:
1. Start from a BLANK PUBLICATION on MS Publisher. (Don't use a template)
2. Create a LANDSCAPE Flyer publication that will advertise something that is for sale. (Animal, games, software, car, airplane, boat, etc.)
Remember to create LAYOUT GUIDES that will allow NOTHING TO BE CUT OFF when you print it. (0.25" on all sides)


Include:


  • Picture of the item being sold (it could be more than one)

  • Contact information (How will they contact you? Fake numbers are fine!)

  • How much is it going to cost?

  • Large Title of the Item (big and bold, so that it attracts customers)

  • A text box with a description of all the item(s). (Include everything that's good about it, rememeber you want to sell it.)

When you are done with your poster, PRINT IT and give it to the Substitute. Then you have free surf time! :) PLEASE DON'T WASTE PAPER! Make sure the MARGINS are CORRECT and that EVERYTHING IS RIGHT BEFORE PRINTING!!! THANKS!!!

Thursday-Friday, February 26-27, 2009

Objective(s):
1. Students will learn about guidelines using MARGIN GUIDES, RULER GUIDES, and GRID GUIDES
2. Students will create publications using the ruler.

Language Objective(s):
1. What is a MARGIN GUIDE?
2. What is a RULER GUIDE?
3. What is a GRID GUIDE?
4. What does PORTRAIT look like?

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (Warm up)
2. Finish your Magazine, and print it! (and Get a Stamp)
3. Rulers lecture
4. Make a set of name tags
5. Rulers and guides worksheet #1

DIGITAL ZEN:
1. Start from a BLANK PUBLICATION on MS Publisher.
2. Create a Poster advertising a CONCERT from your favorite musical artist.
Include:
  • Picture of the band
  • Time
  • Date
  • Place
  • Cost for ticket
  • Any other bands that will be playing or opening for main band
  • Sponsored by what companies/radio stations.

3. When you are done with your poster, PRINT IT, then finish your Magazine Cover.

Tuesday-Wednesday, February 24-25, 2009

Objective(s):
1. Students will learn about guidelines using MARGIN GUIDES.
2. Students will create a Portrait Magazine Cover

Language Objective(s):
1. What is a MARGIN GUIDE?
2. What does PORTRAIT look like?

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen (Warm up)
2. Announcements: Free Surf Day and Pizza Party Contest
3. Finish your City Block / Classroom Seating Chart (Get a Stamp)
4. Margin Guides lecture
5. Create Task #3: A Magazine Cover

DIGITAL ZEN:
1. What day was it yesterday (check calendar)? Why is it important?
2. Who won the FREE SURF DAY on Monday?
3. When is the next free surf day? (check the calendar)
4. When is the next Notebook check?
5. What pages has Mr. Aguda given us so far?
6. How many stamps has Mr. Aguda given us so far?
7. Publish your DIGITAL ZEN and FINISH WORKING ON YOUR CITY BLOCK or CLASSROOM SEATING CHART.
2.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Objective(s):
1. Students will practice creating a blank publication by creating a town using Publisher.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Activity

Digital Zen:
1. What did you do this weekend? (6-8 sentences)
Look online for these answers:
2. What movie won best picture last night at the Academy Awards?
3. Who won best actor? For what movie?
4. Who won best supporting actor? For what movie?

Announcement(s):
CONGRATS TO PERIOD 3 and PERIOD 6 - Tied with 3 Strikes only - Win the Free Surf Day for today! Next one - March 9 2009

Thursday-Friday, February 19-20, 2009

Today's Objective(s):

1. Understand the purpose of a desktop publisher
2. Create publications from scratch using Blank Publications.
3. Understand the difference between Landscape and Portrait.


Language Objective(s):
1. Give an example of a publication that is Landscape.
2. Give an example of a publication that is Portrait


Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Portrait vs. Landscape and Using BLANK publications
4. Intro to Publisher
5. Publisher Activities

Digital Zen:
Use the DESIGN WIZARD in MS Publisher to design a FLYER to advertise a Taco Food Sale that will be on campus at lunch on February 24. Come up with the menu items that you are going to sell. Make sure that it's colorful. Include also:
  1. How much each item will cost
  2. Pictures of each item
  3. When and where the sale will be held
  4. Where is the money going to go? (For what campus event or club?)

Tues-Wed, February 17-18, 2009

SEMESTER 2 BEGINS TODAY!

TODAY marks the beginning of Semester 2! What happens now? You all know how computers work AND have a working knowledge of basic Computing commands and functions. The rest of the year focuses on software applications like PowerPoint that will help make you productive in school, in college, in life, and beyond.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the ride!

Mr. Aguda

Today's Objective(s):
1. Review Classroom standards and syllabus.
2. Understand the purpose of a desktop publisher
3. Create publications using design wizard templates.

Language Objective(s):
1. What is a desktop publisher?
2. What is a design wizard?
3. What is a Template?

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Syllabus Review
4. Intro to Publisher 5. Publisher Activities

Digital Zen:
Welcome to 2nd Semester. Let's jog your memory on class procedures. Please answer the following questions.

1. What part of Mr. Aguda's blog do you copy and paste?
2. True or false: Food and/or drinks are allowed in class.
3. How many points is an Upside Down stamp worth? Why would Mr. Aguda give you an upside down stamp?
4. How many points is a RIGHT SIDE up stamp worth? Why would Mr. Aguda give you a right side up stamp?
5. True or false: Mr. Aguda requires every student to have a notebook.
6. What is a stamp sheet and why is it important to keep it safe?
7. When does Mr. Aguda check the stamp sheet? How many points can you receive when Mr. Aguda checks your stamp sheet?
8. What does Mr. Aguda expect during the countdown?
9. WHAT is your new seat #?

Final Part 3

PART #3: POWERPOINT (30 Points Total)

Create a 1 Slide PowerPoint to present the following information: (you may collaborate)

Slide #1: Create a slide that depicts a neighborhood that you would like to live in someday. Please include the following in your creation: (30 points)

  • At least 20 homes that should vary in size and location on your map. You must build these homes from shapes, group them, and copy them. Don't use clip-art or pictures from the internet.

  • At least 3 roads. One of the roads shouldn't be straight. One of the roads needs to look like a freeway.

  • Add Foliage: Plenty of Trees, flowers, grass, parks, or anything that shows you have plant life in your city.

  • A body of water.

  • 10 Cars, trains, and/or boats. (Not 10 of each...just a total of 10)

  • 10 points EXTRA CREDIT IF YOU MAKE YOUR AUTOMOBILES MOVE along a roadway!

FINAL EXAM DAY

Objective(s):

1. Students will take a FINAL EXAM.
The test will be worth a total of 150 POINTS counting towards your FINAL grade.

Agenda

1. Test intro
2. Multiple Choice test (30 minutes)
3. Quick PowerPoint
4. Any make-up work will be due.

PART #1: THE MULTIPLE CHOICE (100 POINTS Total)

First, grab the figures
SHIFT-Click here to view the figures in a new window: http://www.scribd.com/doc/12148197/Final-Figures

Second, log on to your exam
Final Exam - Requires PASSWORD (ENGLISH): http://www.quia.com/quiz/1671555.html
Final Exam - Requires PASSWORD (SPANISH): http://www.quia.com/quiz/1673665.html

Monday-Tuesday, February 9-10, 2009

Good Morning/Afternoon, Students!

I am out on a trip today! Please remember NOT to get written up (STRIKES!) and to respect the SUB, the ROOM, the COMPUTERS, and your PEERS! Complete the assignment for credit (especially since this will count towards your final grade!) And don't forget that you have a FINAL EXAM on FRIDAY! Start the BLOG.

Make me proud to be your teacher!

Mr. Aguda

Today's Objective(s):

1. Review for FINAL exam using POWERPOINT!


Digital Zen: Final Review Worksheet (Save as final-review)
Create a POWERPOINT PRESENTATION as described below

Slide #1: TITLE - How a computer works
  • On this slide, tell me how a computer works.

  • Use the following words: Input, Output, Processing, RAM, CPU.
    Include any illustration or picture that will help in your explanation. (HINT: Remember the picture with the 3 boxes? Draw that and add the words RAM and CPU to help your explanation)

  • Animate ALL elements on your slide.

Slide #2: TITLE - Typing Review


Slide #3: TITLE - HARDWARE & I/O Devices

  • Define the word HARDWARE

  • Insert a picture of an INPUT DEVICE

  • Insert a picture of an OUTPUT DEVICE

  • Underneath each picture tell me: (1) If it is an input device or an output device and (2) The Name of the device.

Slide #4: TITLE - SOFTWARE & O.S.

  • Define the word SOFTWARE

  • Define the words OPERATING SYSTEM (O.S.)

  • Insert a picture of 2 Popular operating systems being sold TODAY. (Hint: you're using one NOW!)

  • What company manufactures these operating systems?

  • Animate the pictures only

Slide #5: TITLE - BITS & BYTES, Hertz

  • Define: Binary Code, 1 Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte

  • Define: 1 Hertz, 1 Kilohertz, 1 Megahertz, 1 Gigahertz.

Thursday-Friday, February 5-6, 2009

Language Objective(s):
1. Students will understand what SOFTWARE is, specifically an OS.
2. Students will view PIRATES OF SILICON valley.
3. Review
4. Students will make-up any work before the end of the semester!

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. FINISH the FILM & Take notes
4. Review and Final Information (page 35)
5. Check your grades // Ketchup Day

Digital Zen:
1. What kind of product did Microsoft sell when they began?
2. What kind of product did Apple sell when they began?
3. Which company was most successful in the beginning?
4. When is finals week?
5. Describe Bill Gates' personality. (1-2 sentences)
6. Describe Steve Jobs' personality. (1-2 sentences)

Tuesday-Wednesday, February 3-4, 2009

Language Objective(s):
1. Students will understand what SOFTWARE is, specifically an OS.
2. Students will view PIRATES OF SILICON valley.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Watch FILM & Take notes

Digital Zen: (There are no notes yet for these questions, look them up in google)
1. Who is Steve Jobs?
2. Who is Bill Gates?
3. What was an ALTAIR 8800? (Check Wikipedia)
4. Put a picture of the ALTAIR 8800 on your blog.
5. What does "PC" stand for?
6. What does an OPERATING SYSTEM do? Give 2 Examples of an Operating System.


Resources for today:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Language Objective(s):
1. Students will understand what SOFTWARE is, specifically an OS.
2. Students will view PIRATES OF SILICON valley.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Announcements
3. Watch FILM & Take notes

Digital Zen: (There are no notes yet for these questions, look them up in google)
1. What is SOFTWARE?
2. What type of SOFTWARE an OS?
3. What do you know about APPLE computer?
4. What do you know about the MICROSOFT corporation?




Resources for today: