Master the increasing technological skills required at school and your future career. Dazzle teachers with assignments done using all the bells and whistles of your Google Drive apps, including: documents, presentations, forms, drawings, spreadsheets, blogs and sites. Troubleshoot the most common issues with hardware, peripherals and file management. Explore the top programming languages that can guarantee an exciting career in one of the largest job markets projected for the near future. Bring your art and ideas to life on the web with popular image and animation formats. Easily design and build your very own web or smartphone app! This course is designed for both the beginner and intermediate tech user.
[CB] = Chrome Book friendly lesson
WEEK 1 QUESTIVUS!!! [CB]
WEEK 4 ESCAPE! [CB]
Escape/Breakout games are hot right now, especially in education!
Between Spokane and Coeurd' Alene there are at last count
6 Escape Room experiences.
To promote this engaging learning format I have developed a hack-able app and lesson template. It is my hope that you will create and share your own, design them for others, and enjoy the same excitement I have entertaining and enriching others.
FILE ONLY OR GOOGLE DOC ONLY = 60 MAX
Week 5 GOOGLE SITE [CB]
E-portfolios provide a rich resource for students, faculty, and employers to learn about your interests and achievements. It is the current and best way of showcasing who you are and who you are becoming.
original/personal/local graphics, color themed/coordinated
advanced features e.g. photo gallery, embed videos & maps
Each page (5) has a different topic e.g. awards, jobs, hobbies, sports, personal projects, community involvement, independent studies, favorite musicians/teams/games...
When ready to SUBMIT, first PUBLISH (name with your student account e.g. 24jsmith), then VIEW, then copy site address link.
Week 6 GOOGLE DOC [CB]
Create a 3 page GOOGLE DOC that contains:
a 200+ word document detailing key life events of your ORIGINAL Hero or Villain Character.
SHARE with edit privileges to another trusted classmate for them to REMOTELY add a COMMENT at the bottom of PAGE 1 in another color.
Insert a TABLE that represents your student schedule.
Include cell borders and colors.
Insert a Google Drawing using shapes, colors, borders, etc
SUBMIT share link.
CAN YOU make this lesson
PURPOSEFUL, PERSONAL, and MEANINGFUL?
PURPOSEFUL, PERSONAL, and MEANINGFUL?
Create a GOOGLE SLIDES that teaches someone something, e.g. your hobby, seahorse facts, go-cart fundamentals... NO basic lessons like : How to make Cup-Noodles, a peanut butter sammy, your bed, facts about you...
Must be at least 10 slides, original, not too simple, include multiple graphics/screenshots
1 LESSON TITLE slide with your name
8 informational slides
1 ending slide with the words "TAKE QUIZ" done in "WORD ART"
Use slide animations and transitions. Embed a video if appropriate.
SUBMIT Share link through Schoology (Create TAB).
NEXT, create an 8 question auto-graded (points) QUIZ over your previous slides
Pick a matching theme and top graphic.
Click on the SETTING (gear icon) and choose the QUIZZES TAB and activate 'Make This A Quiz" so you can choose the correct answers and assign points for auto-grading and mark "required".
Click the SEND button, choose the link🔗 tab and COPY.
Now, go open your previous SLIDE Lesson (Slide #10), select the WORD ART words "TAKE QUIZ", click on the insert LINK icon and PASTE-APPLY.
NO questions requiring knowing slide number references, steps, or order
Week 8 GOOGLE DRAWING [CB]
Create 3 original trading/collectible/customizable style cards using Google Drawing in a style similar to Magic, Pokemon, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh! ... BUT DIFFERENT! For example Seinfeld, Office, Breaking Bad, Stranger Things, Scooby Doo...
Layout examples (better than a rubric :) ONE : TWO : THREE
Download as an SVG format .
Rename this file with your student account, i.e. 25FI_LastName.SVG
Thanks Leo Esler!
Week 9 GOOGLE SHEET [CB]
Sheet TAB 1 should be a budget with various quantities of at least 10 different items (item description, item quantity, item price, item sub-total, list sub-total, tax, grand total)
Sheet TAB 2 should be your current assignment grades in this class (lessons, points, points total, grade %)
SUBMIT SHARE LINK
Week 10 BASICS [CB]
PRE-TEST in Schoology (TIMED)
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP PLAY INTERLAND
POST-TEST in Schoology
If you want to pull up your scores later (same computer and same browser) click on the avatar in the upper corner and click EXPLORE LEARNINGS.
You may have to REFRESH
Week 11 Create 3 Animated Gifs using PISKELapp [CB]
Week 12 Make a web app with FUSION!
Using the famous "Five Nights at Freddy's" FUSION GAME ENGINE...
Make notes of needed improvements
PICK YOUR FAVORITE and MODIFY:
Change THEME replacing all graphics (no recoloring)
Add/replace music & sound (links below)
Implement gameplay improvements in EVENTS
with teacher's help (casters first!)
SUBMIT the MFA file through Schoolgy
EXPORT to folder then HOST (create account) on Netlify
PLAY ON YOUR OWN PED Browser to TEST!!!
To update Netlify files go to DEPLOY tab
Games made with FUSIONDOWNLOAD for HOME useTutorials by Almighty Zen TacoCrash Course by Jacobson
WEEK 14 NETLOGO [CB]
EXPLORE one of the following NetLOGO sims
Fire, HIV, Bidding Market, Wealth Distribution, Party, Rebellion, Virus
SUBMIT a Google Doc LINK with 2 critical AHA! Moment screenshots with ~200 words of your discovery description
BONUS (up to 100 points) : CODE YOUR OWN
DEMO the use of this to your other classes!
Week 16 PROGRAMMING [CB]
Learn to code the EASY WAY using Microsoft's MAKECODE platform! Create a MICROSOFT account.
CHOOSE 1 of the following skill-maps.
At the end of the path :
CLAIM YOUR AWARD (TROPHY ICON)
EDIT YOUR PROJECT WITH A FULL TOOLBOX
REPLACE ALL GRAPHICS with ORIGINAL and Change theme
SUBMIT SHARE LINK
WEEK 17 Wake up call... [CB]
1 billion people worldwide live on less than one dollar a day and 85% of the world population lives on less than $30 per day. See the actual people here. Play these 3 sims to get a small taste of how difficult it is to get out of this cycle and maybe how close people you may know might be slipping into it.
SUBMIT a Google Doc LINK with your high score screenshot from each of the 3 sims