Mrs. Telnock: Computer Applications 7 CLASS NOTES

13 September

To the few that failed the Lucky 7 test today, you are reminded that the Lucky 7 Practice Test on Moodle, the one that you took in class yesterday, and the one you could take an unlimited number of times (both here and at home), was EXACTLY the same as today's test. Also, you have had the Lucky 7 (in class and online, scroll down) since August 29 (that's 15 days). Summer vacation is over and you need to focus on your job, school. You will need to know the Lucky 7 throughout the year so go take the practice test often until you KNOW the steps of presenting.

Internet Safety Vocabulary for this unit:

Blog – A Web log, or blog, is an online journal or diary where writers, known as bloggers, may chronicle their daily lives or comment on news and popular culture. Blogs can be set up on social networking sites or on separate blogging websites, such as Xanga® and Blogger®. 

Bookmark – A way to quickly access a favorite website by saving it in your browser.

Browser – A program that allows users to view Web pages. Mozilla® Foxfire and Microsoft® Internet Explorer are examples of popular browsers.

Chat Acronym – An acronym used to communicate, usually through instant (ex.: ASL = age, sex, location)

Chat Room – An interactive forum where you can talk in real-time. The chat room is the place or location online where the chat is taking place. Many chat rooms are established so that people can discuss a common interest like music or movies. Criminals use chat rooms to meet future victims.

Cyberbullying – Bullying through Internet applications and technologies such as instant messaging (IM), social networking sites, and cell phones. For more information about cyberbullying and its different forms, visit 
http://www.netsmartz.org/Cyberbullying.

CyberTipline® – The Congressionally-mandated CyberTipline is operated by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. It is a means for reporting crimes against children, such as child sexual exploitation. It can be reached at 
www.cybertipline.com.

E-mail (electronic mail) – A service that allows people to send messages with pictures and sounds from their computer to any other computer in the world. To send someone an e-mail message you need an e-mail account and to know the other person's e-mail address.

Geolocation Services – Users may use these services to share their locations with their friends or with other users. Examples of these services include •Facebook
® •Foursquare® 

Grooming –This is the process predators use to manipulate minors into sexual relationships or into producing sexual images of themselves. It often includes the giving of compliments or gifts. For more information about predators and their tactics, visit 
http://www.netsmartz.org/Predators.

Hacker – A popular term for someone who accesses computer information either legally or illegally.

Instant Messaging – Through instant messaging (IM), users can quickly exchange messages with other online users, simulating a real-time conversation or “chat.” Messages appear almost instantly on the recipient’s monitor, and anyone designated as a “buddy” can participate.

Netiquette – Courtesy, honesty, and polite behavior practiced on the Internet.

Profile – Social media sites often call for users to create a profile where they share certain information, such as their real names, hobbies, and interests. Facebook® and MySpace® users create a profile when they join the sites.

Sexting – The use of cell phones to send sexual messages, pictures, and videos. 

Smartphone - Unlike its more basic counterparts, smartphones have operating systems and allow users to run applications similar to those used on computers. For example, users may be able to view, create, and edit documents from a smartphone.

Social Media Sites – Internet applications which are used to facilitate communication between users. These applications include Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.

The above and below terms can be used interchangeably.

Social Networking Site – An online community where people from all over the world may meet and share common interests. These sites allow members to set up a profile, which may include information such as name, location, phone number, age, and gender. Often users will post pictures and videos.

Trusted Adult - a parent or another adult that you know is concerned about your best interest. This is the person or persons you go to when you have a problem or worry. You also want to share your good news with this person or people.

Webcam – Webcams, also known as “cams,” are video cameras set up on home computers or laptops that can be accessed via the World Wide Web.

Top 10 Online Manners - Learn the Rules! These apply to the Offline World, too!

1. Make sure the words you use online are words that you would use face-to-face.
2. Avoid using the Internet to convey upset feelings. Do it in person instead.
3. Type all messages in lowercase letters. Typing in CAPITALS is considered yelling online. (stop using multiple punctuation marks - can be viewed as obnoxious)
4. Respect your own privacy and the privacy of others.
5. Never harass, abuse, or threaten others online.
6. If you disagree with someone, respond to the subject, not the person.
7. Always avoid using racist or discriminatory terms.
8. Don't spread rumors, gossip, or other harmful words about another person.
9. Use good grammar when writing to authority figures.
10. Obey the law.

12 September

Today was the Multiple Intelligences test. If you were absent today, you will see a ZERO on the portal until you make up your test. After the test, we practiced the order of the Lucky 7 (TEST TOMORROW), the seven steps for presenting, which you have known since the second day of school. The practice test is on Moodle (for most, lastname2025 for username and PIN for password at moodle.iu19.org. If you have a special username, you were told what it was). You may take the practice test as many times as you wish. It is located under Upcoming Events in the right column of your Moodle home page.

11 September

Discussion of the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001: 9/11 Memorial

9 September

Today in class, using our Eight Intelligences Scoring Chart, we completed a group activity using this sheet:  biggest_smart_smallest_smart.pdf

STUDY FOR YOUR TEST ON THURSDAY - All needed information is below:​

Multiple Intelligences and Example Activities


Verbal Linguistic: story telling, journaling, pre-reading word
and letter recognition

Musical Rhythmic: singing, humming, chanting, playing with 
instruments, role-play to enact stories and patterns

Logical Mathematical: puzzles, manipulative, pattern games, 
number sequences

Visual Spatial: painting, drawing, multimedia, visual rich activities

Bodily Kinesthetic: dance, aerobic exercise, drama, role playing, sculpturing

Naturalist: outdoor nature collecting, mapping, comparison of natural elements

Intrapersonal: self-paced independent work and exploration, reflection

Interpersonal: cooperative/partner activities, sharing, explaining, demonstrating


6 September

Completed viewing presentation on Multiple Intelligences in class today, for all classes. Periods 2 and 3 learned about Ocearch Tracker today so now we have all had the experience learning about this amazing collaborative group working hard for abundance of species in Earth's oceans. 

5 September

Math portion of 4Sight benchmark assessment was today during 2nd and 3rd period.

Periods 7, 8 and 9 (periods 2 and 3 will do this Monday, 9/9)
:
Multiple Intelligences: Find your strengths! There are EIGHT different kinds of smart, not just math smart or reading smart, so let's dive it!

Once you have your scores, complete this sheet: biggest_smart_smallest_smart.pdf

No one uses just one type of intelligence; we all use several in our daily lives. Some are stronger than others for each person. Thus it's helpful to determine your top intelligences and see where you need to increase your exposure and study of others.

8 Multiple Intelligences Graphic

 

4 September

4Sight Reading assessment occurred during all of second and third period today. The math portion will occur tomorrow during second and third period. Go to your 2nd period class as usual.

Afternoon classes used Ocearch Tracker, the amazing turtle, whale, seal, shark, alligator, and dolphin research organization! Second and third periods will have a little time using it in class tomorrow. All students need to be aware of what this group is and what they do for the sea life of Earth!

3 September


In class today, we set up Google Chrome so that the sites on our Web site login sheet plus bing.com, will open each time we open Chrome. Open all pages, one in each tab, then click the 'eggs in a column' - the three dots in the upper right. Choose Settings. Scroll to the bottom where it says, "On startup," and click the box that says open specific pages, and then use current pages.

We then utilized bing.com and discussed all that you will see in the world, using this, not google.com, for your searches. Something new every day!

29 August:

 

Remember the Lucky 7:

1. Know your audience.
2. Greet your audience.
3. Introduce yourself (full name) and give credentials.
4. Introduce topic and give [audience] expectation(s).
5. Deliver the content.
6. Review the content and the [audience] expectation(s).
7. Thank audience.

Placing a drawing paper in portrait orientation (vertical), draw YOU in your ideal learning environment, learning about the subject that you are most passionate!

On lined paper, write an MLA heading and centered title, "Ideal Learning Environment," and get started on your speech, based on the Lucky 7.

28 August:

Discussion of Lock-Down Drills: Silent, Still, Out of Sight (no cell phones, watches, etc.)

ILE: Ideal Learning Environment

In your notebook, make a random order list of the things that you are passionate about learning. They do NOT need to fit into the categories of school subjects. Now decide which subject you are MOST passionate about learning.

 

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