Check this page weekly to ensure that you have everything ready for your next computer class. This will help you get the most out of the coursework and also to be prepared to get your work done in class on time.
Welcome to 7th Grade
TypingWeb log in. Click on log in at the top right. Enter your username (first letter of your first name, your last name and your library number) and password Library number and 000)
Typingweb self join link: https://www.typing.com/join#7thgradeclassof2024
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August 18, 2022 (week 1)
Acceptable Use Policy and Orientation
We will start class by reviewing the Diocesan's Acceptable Use Policy along with my classroom procedures/policy. We will do this by viewing a PowerPoint presentation. Students will be given time to play any of the games on the computer if time permits. They may not go online!!!
August 26, 2021 (week 2)
Internet Safety, (5 weeks)
Students will start class by typing for 10 minutes. They will go to to typingweb page and log in to their accounts with the account information they have been supplied.
Students will work on the following NSTeens videos and related worksheets for the next weeks. They will download the related worksheet and work their way through the videos completing it as they progress.
You Can’t Take it Back
Emails, IM Chatroom
Six Degrees of Information
Predators (2 worksheets, Predators and Meeting Offline)
Friend or Fake?
Social Networking (2 worksheets, Social Networking and 2 Kinds of Stupid)
Post to be Private
Two Kinds of Stupid
Revealing Too Much
Your Photo Fate
September 6, 2022 (week 3)
STAR Reading Assessment
Students will be STAR tested to determine their reading range.
Once they are finished, they will practice their keyboarding skills on the Typing Web site. Students will practice lessons 1, 2, & 3. They may have free time for the remainder of the class.
October 29, 2021 (week 9)
Calendar Project (5 weeks) need 6 weeks, only had 5
Students will start class by typing for 10 minutes. They will go to typingweb page and log in to their accounts with the account information they have been supplied.
Create a calendar folder in your 7th grade folder. All months and pictures will be saved to this folder.
To create a calendar page (month), open a Word document. Click on 'File' in the main tool bar and select 'New from template'. Type 'Calendars' in the right search bar. Select 'horizontal, Sunday start'. Select Month and Year (2019). Delete 'event' and text boxes. Click on ‘view’ in your mail tool bar, select ‘header/footer’ and add your name and room number to the footer (or just double click in the footer area at the bottom). Save as month name into your calendar folder (example 'January').
To create additional pages, click on 'calendar in the main tool bar, and click on ‘select new dates’. You may also click on 'shift' + 'option' + 'return'. Select your month and year (2019). Click on File in your main tool bar and select 'save as'. Save as your month's name into your calendar folder. Create pages for all 12 months of 2019.
When you are finished creating all your months, start inputting the dates on your checklist. You may mark off the dates on your checklist as you enter them. If you already brought in your 10 requested dates, you may enter those as you progress through the months. You may always add additional dates if you like.
You may use the Remove website, to remove the background of your picture from Photobooth if you’d like. Otherwise you will use the ‘crop’ tool in Microsoft Word.
Poems in Google Drive
To access your poems from google drive, you need to go to your google mail account. You will need to log into this account, go to your google drive and download your poem. Once you open your poem, click on the download arrow and select save file. It will download as a pdf file. Put this file into your calendar folder. We will copy and paste the poems into your calendars into text boxes.
December 17, 2021 (week 14)
Creating Apps with Glide (5 weeks)
I've created a blank google sheet for your information for your app in Google Classroom. See sample below.
You may select any category that you would like to create an app with. We will add 4 categories for starters with 3 additional informational columns. You will add an image link and an additional informational link to each category.
Password: Google + library number
Category Examples: Desserts, Restaurants, Dance (types), sports, high school (different amenities), places to visit, things to do this summer, books to read, vacation spot, hobbies,... Feel free to select a topic different from what I have listed but have it approved by me first.
I have created a blank spreadsheet for you to use for your app. It is under 'your work' in Google Classroom.
You will need to use CHROME for the glide app. Go to the Glide website and click on sign in at the bottom left. You will need to sign up with your google account. Click on 'OK' to allow access to your google account. You may have to click on your google email account to finish signing in.
Select 'New App' from the navigation bar on the left. This will pull up your Google sheets. Click on the correct file and click on 'select' in the bottom left. Start by titling your app under the 'navigation' tab on the left menu. You may go to 'settings' to name your file and to also select a picture to upload for your icon. You may also select either dark or light theme.
Now select 'screen' on the left navigation bar to work on the 'properties'. Select your title, detail and image. These will be the headings you set up on your Google sheet. You may select which layout you'd like.
You may 'edit sheet' to correct, change or add to your google sheet. Don't forget to click on 'Reload sheet' if you make any changes.
When you are finished with your app, click on 'share app' in the left navigation bar. Scroll down and click on the web address below your name on the bottom right. You can now either share with the web address or the created QR code. Go ahead and scan it with your QR code scanner on your iPad and see what happens. You may also copy and share the URL to view your app in a browser. If the 'share app' link is 'ghosted' in the navigation bar, just click on open app and you will have the same results (only you will have to copy the URL from the web address bar.
Now that you've created your first app, go back and edit your Google sheet and add more content.
February 24, 2022 (Week 20)
Computer Science Discovery
Interactive Animations and Games (3 weeks)
You will skip lessons 1 & 2 and start with lesson 3.
I will have you complete a certain number of lesson each week so that we may finish the unit by the end of the year.
Unit 3: Drawing in Game Lab (2 weeks)
Bug - Part of a program that does not work correctly.
Debugging - Finding and fixing problems in an algorithm or program.
Program - An algorithm that has been coded into something that can be run by a machine.
Code: (x-axis, y-axis, width, height)
Reminder to turn the 'grid' on for each lesson.
I will be adding to this page as we progress through the lessons
Unit 4: Shapes and Parameters (3 weeks)
Parameter - An extra piece of information passed to a function to customize it for a specific need
Code: (x-axis, y-axis, width, height)
Unit 5: Variables (3 weeks)
How can we use variables to store information in our programs? This lesson introduces variables as a way to label a number in a program or save a randomly generated value. The class begins the lesson with a very basic description of the purpose of a variable and practices using the new blocks, then completes a level progression that reinforces the model of a variable as a way to label or name a number.
Variable - A label for a piece of information used in a program.
Unit 6: Random Numbers (2 weeks)
How can we make our programs behave differently each time they are run?** Students are introduced to the randomNumber() block and how it can be used to create new behaviors in their programs. They then learn how to update variables during a program, and use those skills to draw randomized images.
Last updated: August 2, 2022