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End of Marking Period 2

To summarize your programming work for the Second Marking Period, send an email to all three teachers.  Your email should have a subject line that includes the words “Second Marking Period,” and it should be written in complete sentences.

Your email should include the following:

1) Write a sentence or two about your progress on each of the following SLTs:

  • I can use HTML to make web pages.
  • I can use Cascading Style Sheets to make my web sites beautiful.
  • I can use PHP, Ruby, and/or Javascript to program interactive web sites.
  • I can make something.
  • It’s ok if you haven’t worked on all of these SLTs – focus on the ones you have been working on.

2) Paste Code Academy Screenshot(s)

Here’s how to do this:

  1. Hold SHIFT+CONTROL+COMMAND and press 4, then use the mouse to select the area.
  2. Press COMMAND+V to paste into your email.

3) Write a sentence or two about your Programming Log.  Is your log complete?  Is it a fair assessment of your work?

4) In addition to your Code Academy screenshot and your Programming Log, is there anything else we should know about your programming efforts?

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Final Problem Solving Tasks: Update #1

Yesterday you had the choice of three projects:

  • Facebook Users – 6 people chose to work on this one.
  • Moore’s Law – 18 people chose to work on this one.
  • Storing MP3’s  – 2 people chose to work on this one.

You took a survey at the end of class.  Here’s how you said you’re doing:

TN1 DAY1 CheckIn

 

Here are the questions and next steps you said you’re taking.

  • What makes a good question?
  • What makes a good next step?

Problem Solving Task: Storing MP3’s

For each year between 1980 and now, how many mp3’s could you expect to store on a hard drive?

How much does it cost to store one mp3 on a hard drive?

Student Learning Targets

  • Habit 1: I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Habit 3: I can construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Habit 4: I can construct mathematical models.
  • Habit 5: I can make strategic use of appropriate tools.
  • TN3: I can use function notation, evaluate functions for inputs in their domains, and interpret statements that use function notation in terms of a context.

Links

Assignment Handout

Final Writing Prompt

Make a new google doc with the file name: #TN Final RAFT YOUR NAME, and share it with dunseith@validusprep.org

SLT Habit 3: I can construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

  • Role: You run a small record label.
  • Audience: The rest of the music industry.
  • Format: An open letter that you’re going to send to all of your favorite music magazines.
  • Topic: MP3’s have Gotten TOO __________________!

The record industry has changed dramatically as computers have gotten bigger, faster, and more powerful.  Some people say that all of this change has been good for music, others say it’s been really bad.  What’s your opinion on how these changes have affected the record industry?  How will the business of making and selling music continue to change in the future?  Use your work from this project and a little extra research (CITE YOUR SOURCES!) to make some recommendations about what the music industry can do to (a) beat the machines, and (b) make the machines help us make music even better.

Problem Solving Task: Facebook Users

Is Facebook the world’s biggest country?

When will Facebook reach 2 billion users?

Student Learning Targets

  • Habit 1: I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Habit 4: I can construct mathematical models.
  • Habit 5: I can make strategic use of appropriate tools.
  • TN7: I can create and interpret linear models.

Links

Assignment Handout

Final Writing Prompt

Make a new google doc with the file name: #TN Final RAFT YOUR NAME, and share it with dunseith@validusprep.org

SLT Habit 3: I can construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

  • Role: You are an executive at Facebook, in charge of planning for the future.
  • Audience: Your colleagues at Facebook, who are strategizing for the next ten years of the company.
  • Format: A speech or a letter that you will passionately share with the team.
  • Topic: The Road to 2 Billion Users (and How We’re Going to Make Money)!

As you know, Facebook recently gained its 1 billionth account, in the Fall of 2012.  As you may have also heard, Facebook is having a bit of a hard time making money.  Although they have a billion customers, they don’t make a lot of money per user.  Your task is to use the work you have done this week to outline a strategy for how and when Facebook will reach 2 billion users, and how the company is going to make more money along the way.  If you need to do extra resource, be sure that you cite your sources.

Class Agenda #35

[Opener]: Circle Up, Group Juggle

SLT- I can improve my brain-function, hand-eye coordination and collaborative capacities through my involvement in The Group Juggle.

Confessionals- Individually or in pairs you will bring use an iPad to record a ‘MTV Real World’ style “confessional” about the ELA Learning Targets from the fall semester.

[Weekly Research Assignment]:

SLT- I can present ideas, arguments, and evidence logically and formally in a way that is appropriate to my purpose, audience, and task.

Use your research skills to find something that is trending now. Could be from the weekend. Could be from last week. Then, use your writing skills to draft an essay of about 250 words that does the following:

  • (NEW) You must use and cite MULTIPLE SOURCES in your essay.
  • Summarize the story.
  • Analyze the story- Ask yourself, why did this story trend?
  • Predict- What are the outcomes or implications of this story?
  • Cite- Credit your sources using our MLA Format
  • Tweet- Share your links with your twitter followers.

[Debrief]: Circle Up, share out essay topics.

[Grade Reports]: Follow these instructions carefully

  1. Click on this link to get the document.  You must be signed into your Validus account to access this document.
  2. Click on File –> Make a Copy
  3. Name the file: #TN Grades YOUR NAME
  4. Share the file with Mr. Dunseith (dunseith@validusprep.org)
  5. Sign into the Jumprope Student Portal
  6. Find the math targets of this #TrendingNow class.  In your grades, it might show up as ALGEBRA 2 or STATISTICS.  Either way, it’s the class with the same SLT’s listed in your Grade Report
  7. Follow the instructions to fill out the chart and make a plan for the rest of the semester.
  8. Send Mr. Dunseith an email requesting ideas for work on any of these eight SLTs.
  9. Note that you can use a chart like this for ANY CLASS you want!

[New SLT]: TN7 – I can create and interpret linear models.

  1. Class Notes and Practice Problems
  2. Problem Set #12, due Friday
  3. Delta Math Assignment: Linear Models, due Wednesday at 11:59 pm.
    • 67% earns a 2, 83% earns a 3, 100% earns a 4.

Grade Reports for Math SLTs

[Grade Reports]: Follow these instructions carefully

  1. Click on this link to get the document.  You must be signed into your Validus account to access this document.
  2. Click on File –> Make a Copy
  3. Name the file: #TN Grades YOUR NAME
  4. Share the file with Mr. Dunseith (dunseith@validusprep.org)
  5. Sign into the Jumprope Student Portal
  6. Find the math targets of this #TrendingNow class.  In your grades, it might show up as ALGEBRA 2 or STATISTICS.  Either way, it’s the class with the same SLT’s listed in your Grade Report
  7. Follow the instructions to fill out the chart and make a plan for the rest of the semester.
  8. Send Mr. Dunseith an email requesting ideas for work on any of these eight SLTs.
  9. Note that you can use a chart like this for ANY CLASS you want!

Class Agenda #31

[Opener]: Circle Up, Group Juggle

SLT- I can improve my brain-function, hand-eye coordination and collaborative capacities through my involvement in The Group Juggle.

[Weekly Research Assignment]:

SLT- I can present ideas, arguments, and evidence logically and formally in a way is appropriate to my purpose, audience, and task.

Use your research skills to find something that is trending now. Could be from the weekend. Could be from last week. Then, use your writing skills to draft an essay of about 250 words that does the following:

  • (NEW) You must use and cite MULTIPLE SOURCES in your essay.
  • Summarize the story.
  • Analyze the story- Ask yourself, why did this story trend?
  • Predict- What are the outcomes or implications of this story?
  • Cite- Credit your sources using our MLA Format
  • Tweet- Share your links with your twitter followers.

 

[Debrief]: Circle Up, share out essay topics.

[Grade Reports]: Follow these instructions carefully

  1. Click on this link to get the document.  You must be signed into your Validus account to access this document.
  2. Click on File –> Make a Copy
  3. Name the file: #TN Grades YOUR NAME
  4. Share the file with Mr. Dunseith (dunseith@validusprep.org)
  5. Sign into the Jumprope Student Portal
  6. Find the math targets of this #TrendingNow class.  In your grades, it might show up as ALGEBRA 2 or STATISTICS.  Either way, it’s the class with the same SLT’s listed in your Grade Report
  7. Follow the instructions to fill out the chart and make a plan for the rest of the semester.
  8. Send Mr. Dunseith an email requesting ideas for work on any of these eight SLTs.
  9. Note that you can use a chart like this for ANY CLASS you want!

[Work Time]: There is a Delta Math assignment that ends at midnight tonight.  Joisis already has 100% on it, and has earned a 4 on SLT TN4.  If you would like to request other assignments, you can do that now.

[Looking Ahead]: We won’t hit all 10 Math Content SLTs this semester.  We will skip SLTs TN5 and TN6.  In January, at a minimum, we will work on SLTs TN7 and TN8.