15-year-old entrepreneur aims to teach tech to 600 kids this year Siliconrepublic.com Fifteen-year-old CEO and founder of Kid Tech Harry McCann aims to make 600 fellow schoolkids proficient in web design and coding by the end of this year.
Today we are constantly online and integrated in a virtual existence. Wii and other game modules make it possible to engage the entire body when playing, and soon Google Glasses and similar products will open up a whole new world. Shortly there wi...
Ms. Cruz's students: Locating information on websites is a valuable skill which you need to develop to be a successful student. Use one PowerPoint design themed slide to complete the assignment then upload it to Edmodo. Play one of the games for 10 turns and take a screenshot of your completed game including the score. Answer the following questions on the slide using Smart Art. What is the name of the project, who can fund the project, how is the project able to increase its visual content, when was the project established, where was the project started? Remember your audience, your slide should be visually appealing and clutter free. Earn 50 XP. Close date 3/19/14.
This video is part of the UBC Learning Commons three-minute tutorials series. The tutorial will introduce you to the concepts of data visualization, provide ...
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Ms. Cruz's IT students: Being able to take notes from different media is a vital skill necessary for college and career success. Watch the video on Data Visualization and make 10 note entries. Notes must convey your learning visually. You may use any graphic tool you like; however, I must be able to see your visual. Include any instructions for me if you use and online tool. If you are using a graphic tool, save the file as pdf. Earn 75 XP. Closes 3/17/2014.
This module explores how far we'd come by the turn of the 20th century. It tells the story of Edwardian Blackpool, the annual mecca of seaside fun for hundreds of thousands of mill families across the North West.
Ms. Cruz's students, select America Voices. Choose a topic in Black America. Summarize your topic. Identify and state a problem in your topic. If Internet technology would have been readily available, how might it have been used to solve the problem? Be specific. Use terms you already know to communicate your ideas. Earn 20 XP. Close date 2/13/14.
In Ohio, Israeli-based flight simulator technology is now helping surgeons prepare for complicated operations.
Ms. Cruz's students read the article, select five (5) words you did not know the meaning of or had not heard before. Use Google define or another similar website to locate definitions, listen to the pronoucation of the words and synonyms. Create a table in Word having a title, the first column labled 'Word', second column labled 'and the second column labled 'Synonym' and the thrid column as 'Definition'. Fill the table with your chosen words and definition that matches how the words are used in the article. Watch the video to see the simulator in actionhttp://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/bLJxAXXJ2n0. Earn 20 XP. Closes 2/7/2014.
There are 36 boxes, you can only use abox once. Make sure your questions are formatted with correct tense and grammar. Upload the questions and answers to the assignment on Edmodo. 50 XP.
Post one question in the reply section of the assignment (do not put the answer). It can not be a duplicate question. Read the questions above your question carefully. 10 XP.
Copy another student's question from the reply section, paste it under your question with the student's name and your answer. You should only have one response post in the reply section of the assignment. Yes, that means you must edit your post once students write questions. Only 1 student can answer another student's question. Yes, that means being the last student to post may not be a good idea. 20 XP. Closes 1/15/14
MyBroadbandBest jobs in techMyBroadbandCNN Money and PayScale.com recently published a list of great careers, showing that biomedical engineers, marketing consultants and software architects have the best jobs.
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Ms. Cruz's IT students: Create a poster about one of the careers in the article. The poster should help middle students become aware of careers in the tech field. Use PowerPoint, one image from the article, Wordle, and information from the article to inform students of future technology career possibilities. Only 5 students per career. Post a reply with the career title you selected under the Edmodo assignment. Once 5 students have selected a career, it is no longer available for use. The PowerPoint Adjust group in Picture Tools must be used. Cite your image source at the bottom right hand corner of the poster. Use a small font size with this wording (Image Source: ) and the URL. Do not include the parenthesis. Do not include your name on the poster. Research graphic design tips and look at posters to get ideas. Plan to do this assignment in school to take advantage of PowerPoint 2010. Earn 40 XP and an additional 10 XP (for semester 3) if your poster is selected. 5 posters will be selected based on creativity, message and 6th grade classroom vote. Be creative. Give the effort. Impact your community! Close date 1/15/14.
PowerPoint 2010 and PowerPoint 2013 comes with a Trigger feature that enables us to play animations based on a particular action. You can use triggers for example to start an animation after the user clicks on another shape or object.
Ms. Cruz's students: Let's see if you can make a mze game using triggers. Read the article to learn how to use triggers. Play Botlogic: http://botlogic.us/#sthash.d70sqTBX.dpbs Design botlogic maze using PowerPoint (create a new maze design don't copy). When the user clicks a button, the robot moves one square. When the user clicks the left button move one squar to the left the same for right. Closes 12/20/13. 70 XP
The 14-year-old toy maker Daily Herald Noah collaborated with an artist on the design and creation of the dials and gauges, met with the print company to oversea his creation come to life, and worked with his dad to build the company website.
CU-Boulder researchers create children's books with 3-D printing The Daily Camera Jacob Davis, a student at Skyline High School in Longmont, touches the 3-D representation of a page in a children's book during the Science Discovery program at the...
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My IT students: Complete Internet Resources and Credibility to earn your points. You may only complete the quiz one time. Take good notes. A time and date stamp will show up in my dashboard when you complete the quiz. There is nothing to upload to Edmodo. Earn up to 100 XP. Closes 3/18/14This is a higher-education platform delivered to institutions by EverFi.
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My IT students: Complete Creating Multimedia Products to earn your points. You may only complete the quiz one time. Take good notes. A time and date stamp will show up in my dashboard when you complete the quiz. There is nothing to upload to Edmodo. Earn up to 100 XP. Closes 3/19/14
My IT students: Complete Internet Resources and Credibility to earn your points. You may only complete the quiz one time. Take good notes. A time and date stamp will show up in my dashboard when you complete the quiz. There is nothing to upload to Edmodo. Earn up to 100 XP. Closes 3/18/14
Getting rid of technology barriers for kidsNews1130VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - Not every kid has a computer at home.
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Ms. Cruz's students ponder and state the problem in the article. Do you believe we have the same problem on our campus as stated in the article, why or why not? Create a questionnaire and get 20 students to sign and state if they believe we have the same problem as the article. Include 5 ways we could improve the situation in the article. Earn 50 XP. Closes 3/14/14..
The world of education is in a state of flux. The typical college or university degree is undergoing a slow but steady shift towards being a bit more useful to the next generation of workers.
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Ms. Cruz's students: Select on of the careers in the article. Post your career choice to the discussion section of Edmodo (Only 6 students to a career). Research a college or university offering the career as a major. Edit your previous response to include the name of the college and location (Only 2 of the same colleges/universities can be used - Please do not add another response edit your first response). Upload in a Word document the following information to the assignment section on Edmodo: collenge/university name and location, major and degree title, cost of the degree, one course you found interesting in the major and why (use the course description to support your choice), why the major is in demand based on the article (must be specific), picture of the campus, specific link to each item above (the link should take someone directly to the information - use a URL shortener if needed - test all links prior to submitting your document). Earn 30 XP Closes 2/10/14.
Ms. Cruz's IT students: You have worked on Scoop iT assignments for the semester. Evaluate your performance by answering the following questions. All questions must be answered in complete sentences.
1) List 3 things that you think you did well in working with the Scoop iT assignments.
2) What did you find most rewarding in doing the assignments? Which article did you find most interesting and why?
3) What are the main benefits of these assignments to you?
4) Identify any problem(s) that you encountered with completing these assignments. How did you deal with the problems? Also post a suggestion to help your fellow classmates be successful with Scoop iT assignments under the assignment link on Edmodo.
5) What technology skills did you learn while doing the assignments? Explain.
6) Do you feel that you developed a plan to handle the work load of the assignments? Why or why not?
7) What reading skill or strategy have you learned or used to help you locate information for these assignments?
8) If you could have changed anything in dealing with the assignments, what would it be?
9) What will you do differently to complete the assignments in the 3rd 9 weeks?
10) How would you rate your overall experience with the assignments? Poor 1 2 3 4 5 Excellent
Watch the Lego Story. Snip/Capture 10 scenes from the movie that retells the story. Create a storyboard using a table. Put the 10 scenes and the explanation of the scene in the table. You may wnat to research storyboards to see what it should look like. Send me the table on Edmodo. (Do not post this to the assignment). I will send you back a file with the another student's storyboard. Put that student's images and explanation into the correct position on your storyboard. You should have a table with 20 scenes from the story in sequence. Someone should be able to read the 20 slide explanation and get an overview of the story. Upload this new file to the Edmodo assignment. Earn 80XP Closes 1/15/14.
Express yourself digitally (Today's technology has the ability to turn anyone into an instant artist and just about anything into a potential...)...
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Ms. Cruz's IT students if you could select one project focus from the article which one would you select and why? With an IB diploma from high school you could be accepted to international universities and colleges. Where is the university in the article located? Find it on Google Earth and take a screenshot. Earn 20 XP. Closes 1/15/14.