Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blog #2

For this assignment, you are going to complete an "Hour of Code."  You are going to code with Ana and Elsa.

Click this link to begin.

After you finish the hour of code (it won't take an hour) you will download your certificate to your desktop.  You will then do a blog post titled "Hour of Code."  You will insert the image of your certificate and publish.  Your blog post will look like below.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Google #4

Today we are doing one of the required parts of the applied skills portion of this class.  We will be creating a budget spreadsheet using Google.

To begin, you must log in to Google and go to drive (documents).

Follow the directions that I give in class.  

You are going to create a monthly budget.

Starting with cell A1, then A2, then A3, etc. through A10, you will type in these 10 expenses:

Cell Phone
Car Payment

In cell A11 you will type Total.

Then you will select cells B1 through B10 and then click the dollar sign button.  Then with the cells still selected click on the sum button found in the "Crazy E looking tool" at the end of the row of tools.

Now enter in dollar amounts in each of the cells.  The program will automatically add the dollar sign and total these dollar amounts.

Finally, select all of the cells (words and dollar amounts) except for the total cells at the bottom.
Then click on insert chart (There is a button for this or you can find it under the insert tab).
Select the pie chart, and choose one of the three different types of pie charts.
Position the chart so that it is to the right of the cells.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Google #3

Today, you are going to create spreadsheet in Google Drive.  This spreadsheet will be a weekly schedule for next week (December 14) starting with this Sunday.

Across the top of your spreadsheet you will type the 7 days of the week starting with Sunday (skip the first cell).
Down the first column (A) you will type every hour starting with 6:00 am through 2:00 am. (skip the first cell).  We will format the cells before we begin typing in the hours.

This schedule will have 147 cells to fill in.

You will color code the cells by changing the background color and the font color.

I will go over all the specifics in class.  It is important that you listen and follow along as I explain this assignment. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Google #2

This is the second Google Drive assignment.

This assignment is a letter using the correct format.  You can choose to write a letter to a famous person (band) asking for an autographed picture or a letter to a company asking for free stuff.

1)  Go online and find the mailing address of a company (If you can also find the name of someone in that company, that's even better.) that you like or the mailing address of your favorite actor, singer, artist, etc.  

Make sure that you format this letter correctly.  Everything is left justified and there is a single space between your address, date, the company's (person's) address, greeting, etc. until you get to the end.  When you finish the letter with "Sincerely yours," or "Respectfully yours," double-space before you type the "handwritten signature" and double-space again before you type the typed signature.  Your name will be typed twice.  Then, we will change the font of the first one to represent your signature.

In the body of the letter, write about how much you like the company, group, or person detailing the products that you use from the company or the things (albums, movies, etc.) that you like about them (at least 1 paragraph- 4 sentences).  

In the last paragraph, ask the company if they have any free stuff or coupons (or if it is a person you could ask for an autographed picture or something).

Monday, March 23, 2015

Day # 2- Setting up your blog and blog assignment #1

Log in to your google account and go to your Drive.

Click on the "9 squares that make a bigger square" and then click more.  You will see the orange "Blogger" icon.  Click it.

You are going to create a blog for this class. 
Click where it says new blog.
Name it "Intro to Computers."
For the address use "yourlastnamebbhs."
For the template choose the one named "Awesome Inc."

The first blog assignment is titled "About Me."
It is the same 2 paragraphs that you wrote for Google assignment #1.
The only change is that you will be inserting a picture in between the two paragraphs. 
You will do a Google "large" image search to find a picture to represent you.  Download that image to your desktop.
Once you have picture file on your desktop, then you can insert it into your post.
Put the cursor between your 2 paragraphs and click the "insert image" icon (to the right of the "link" icon).
Finally, publish your post, click "view blog," proofread your post, and if everything looks good then you are done.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Day 1 Classwork

1.  Sign on to the email account that you use (gmail, yahoo, aol, etc.) and send me an email (misterwalske@gmail.com)

In the email, put your first and last name in the subject line.
In the body of the email type in "Trimester 3 2015 Intro to Computers."
Make sure that you have spelled my email address exactly as I have, otherwise I will not receive your email.

2.   Set up a google account.  If you have a gmail email then you will not have to do this second step.
For those of you without a google account go here and sign up for one.

3.  Go to google drive and create a folder named "P2 yourfirst yourlastname"
Share that folder with me (misterwalske@gmail.com).

4.  I will be sharing a folder with you.  In that folder you will find the Google Drive assignments for this class.  You will be doing the first assignment today.


This class satisfies 2 graduation requirements (5 credits in Applied Skills and theTechnology Proficiency requirement).

There are 3 different types of assignments for this class.  They are Google Drive assignments, blog assignments, and coding assignments.

You must complete all of the Google Drive assignments with a grade of 7 or higher to earn "technology proficiency."  At the end of the trimester, you must have a 70% or higher overall to earn 5 credits.

There are no food (including candy, gum, mints, etc.), no drinks, and no cell phones or other electronic devices allowed in class.

Each computer needs to remain muted so as not to distract other students.

Each daily assignment is designed to take less than a full class period to complete.  This means that there is no reason you should fall behind.  If you are absent, then you can find the assignment here on this blog from any computer or device that has internet access.

I am looking forward to seeing your work.  Good luck!