Friday, April 11

Vocab quiz #8; Word-it puzzles

Today we are going to review for the vocab quiz (as normal) at the beginning of the hour.  I do have 2 more things I want to cover regarding the vocab list so I'll talk about those at the beginning of the hour.  When I am done you'll then have time to look over the definitions.

Once you are done with the quiz you should complete any missing assignments that you have not yet turned in.  This is the second day in a row that you have had class time to complete missing assignments, which is really more than I should be giving you.  Please use this time appropriately.

If you are all caught up with assignments I have a handout of Word-it puzzles that you can work on (nothing for a grade - just for fun).




Thursday, April 10

Vocab video; complete FA6; missing work?; Alice

Here is another video for this week's vocabulary:

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STARTING TODAY: ANYONE CAUGHT WITH THEIR SPEED SKIN OFF OF THEIR KEYBOARD WILL LOSE 10% ON THE NEXT ASSIGNMENT.  YOU WILL LOSE 10% EVERY TIME I SEE YOU WITH YOUR SPEED SKIN OFF THE KEYBOARD, SO IT IS POSSIBLE TO LOSE MORE THAN 10% IN ONE ASSIGNMENT.


If you have not yet finished FA6 you will have class time to get that done.  If you are done then you need to finish any missing work that you don't have turned in.  I have not yet graded FA5 so if you did not complete it you need to get it turned in ASAP.  If you don't have any missing work then you need to complete the Alice tutorial from Monday - here is the website again:

http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/alice09/tutorialsAlice3/gettingStartedTutorials/witchCauldron/witchTutorial.pdf

Tomorrow is obviously the last day before Spring Break and our vocab quiz over Technical terms - let's make sure to end the week on a good note and go into Spring Break with a good feeling!

Wednesday, April 9

Video; FA6 (symbols in Word)

Here is today's video on Cache memory:

video


After watching the video we will discuss how you can insert symbols into a Word document.  Then you will be given time today to work on FA6, which will be due tomorrow.  SPEED SKIN ON YOUR KEYBOARD!

If you get done with FA6 and you did not complete the Alice tutorial from Monday now would be a good time to continue to work on it and get it done.

If you are done with the Alice tutorial you will need to go to the practice websites.

Tuesday, April 8

Vocab definitions due; Alice; missing work

A reminder to those who have vocab definitions due for week 8 - those need to be completed on the Wiki spaces page by tonight.

KEEP YOUR SPEED SKIN ON YOUR KEYBOARD AT ALL TIMES!

For those students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hours you will need to finish FA5 during class today.  When you are done it should be printed, signed, and then handed in.  

If you complete FA5, or you are already done with FA5, you need to then work on the tutorial in Alice - it can be located here:  http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/alice09/tutorialsAlice3/gettingStartedTutorials/witchCauldron/witchTutorial.pdf

To open Alice, go to your Finder menu (that's the square "smiley face" on the dock).  Click on Applications, then find a folder labeled "Alice3".  Open that folder and inside you will find an icon of Alice - double click on it to open the program.

If you complete the Alice tutorial then you can either work on a missing assignment for Computer Applications, or on the practice websites located on the blog.  

Monday, April 7

Finish FA5; Alice tutorial - Witch; vocab week #8

Today you need to finish FA5 and hand it in - it is due before the end of the hour.  The instructions are still on last Friday's blog post if you need them.

Once you get done with FA5 you need to complete the Alice tutorial at the following website.  You should have already worked in Alice, but it's been quite a while.  Therefore, go to the following website and complete the tutorial - this will help you in re-learning how Alice works.

http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/alice09/tutorialsAlice3/gettingStartedTutorials/witchCauldron/witchTutorial.pdf

As a reminder, there is a vocab list week, and it is list #8 - Technical.  We have a couple videos to watch on this subject this week - below is the first one.



video

Friday, April 4

Vocab quiz #7; Formatting activity #5

We have vocab quiz #7 that we will be taking after using the first few minutes of class to review.  

Once you are done with the quiz you need to start working on Formatting Activity #5.  This actually comes in the form of a handout - it will not be embedded on the blog.  FA5 will be due by the end of the hour on Monday, so you will have time today and Monday to work on this assignment.

Thursday, April 3

HTML, ISP, and IP addresses;

We are going to discuss the difference between ISP and IP addresses first, then we will look at what HTML is.

After covering those vocab words you will have the rest of the hour to work on any assignment that needs to be completed - whether it is for Computer Apps or for another class does not matter.  I'll even give you the option to post your vocab definitions today during class if you didn't get that done.  You will be busy the entire hour.  If you want to play the practice games from the practice websites on the blog that would be great!  But, you'll have to do it with your speed skin on your keyboard.

Wednesday, April 2

Vocab information; finish FA4

Before you begin working in Word to finish FA4 we are going to cover some of what is on the vocab list for this week.  All of this week's words are related to the Internet in some way.

What is a .com website and what does .com stand for?

What is a .org website and what does .org stand for?

What is a .edu website and what does .edu stand for?

What is a .net website and what does .net stand for?

What other top level domain names can you think of that were not included on the vocab list for this week?  I have several and will be sharing those with you in class.  See how many you can get!

Once we get done discussing the top level domains (or TLD's as they are commonly referred to) we will get back to business and complete FA4 - it should be completed by the end of class today and submitted to me.

Tuesday, April 1

Formatting Activity 4

Today we are going to learn how to set tabs in Word.  After explaining the process for setting tabs you will be working on the formatting activity, which is embedded below.


Activity 4

Monday, March 31

A history of the Internet

This is a vocabulary week - please make sure to get your vocab definitions completed by tomorrow night for Week 7!

Today we are going to watch the video below on the history of the Internet.