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Technology

Photo editing websites:

FotoFlexer: http://fotoflexer.com/

LunaPic: http://www.lunapic.com/editor/

Pixlr: http://pixlr.com/

Wiki of web resources:

http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Home

Sequoayh Library:

http://library.fwps.org/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home

Brainstorming Tools

Wise Mapping: http://www.wisemapping.com/c/home.htm

Typing Lessons, Practice, Tests, and Games:

Sense-Lang- http://www.sense-lang.org/

Free Typing Games- http://www.freetypinggame.net/

Online Scrapbook

Create an online scrapbook of something you want to remember. It can be of this year, your friends, your family, your time at Sequoyah, a special event, or even a wishlist of places you would like to go someday. Make it something special for you.

Include

  • pictures,
  • captions,
  • animations (if you can),
  • and sound (if you like).

There are multiple formats that you can use to do this. Choose which one you would like to use. Some websites require membership, but it is free to sign up for. Choose from the following (or get approval from Ms. Christiansen of any other format you would like to use).

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Smilebox.com
  • Cropmom.com

Resume:

Create a resume for a future job. It can be for a job that you might want in high school, a volunteer job, a summer camp, your ideal job, or any other job you might want at some point in your life. Your resume should be created in Word and meet the following requirements:

  • Content to include: Name, phone number and address to reach you at (create a fake number and address for this assignment),
  • Section Headings: Objective, Job Related Experience, Job Related Skills, References
  • Include a boarder for a portion of your resume
  • Have a left justification
  • Have a right justification tab
  • A 6pt space below each heading before the content
  • A 10pt space before each heading to separate sections
  • Bold headings, italicize details of the heading
  • Experience should include the place and date (can be approximate dates-like months or years)

 

School Advertisement:

Create a poster or flyer to advertise an event at Sequoyah. You may choose the event.

You may choose which program you create the advertisement in (Word, PowerPoint, Paint, etc.)

Your ad must include an edited photo (use an online photo editing software program such as picnik). Your ad should be dynamic and attention-getting using multiple colors and/or effects.

Create Your Own Assignment: (PS and LT determined by individual project)

What is something you want to learn how to do? Is there a product you would like to use technology for that we haven't covered in class? Now is your opportunity to create an assignment that interests you specifically.

Look at the Power Standards and Learning Targets for Technology (found under Ms. Christiansen's Class page). Create an assignment that meets one or more learning targets. When you have an idea, get approval from Ms. Christiansen.

Ideas from other students: digital animation, digital photobook/scrapbook, photo editing, video editing

 

Story Assignment (PS 1, LT1, 2, & 3)

Create a story to entertain an audience of your choosing. You could choose to write it for an elementary school student, your friends, adults, or any other specific audience. When I evaluate your assignment, you need to be able to tell me what the audience is so I can assess whether your story is appropriate for your audience.

Please remember that even though your story is to entertain, it must be appropriate for school.

You may choose the method you display your story. In class, we have discussed Word documents and PowerPoint presentations. If you know how to use another method, such as PhotoStory, you may use that as well.

Your story must have a plot: Introduction (characters, setting, etc.), rising action, conflict/climax, falling action, and conclusion.

Include at least 10 specific tools or abilities that the program you choose is able to offer (animations, sound, photo-editing, layout, watermark, background, borders, fills, drawing tools, photo-manipulation, etc.). Please be prepared to identify these 10 specific tools when I evaluate you.

You have a lot of freedom in this assignment, so get creative and have fun!

Review Game Assignment in PowerPoint (PS 2, LT1 & LT2)

Create a Jeopardy game or review activity to quiz students on a topic or subject area that is related to something at school.

Jeopardy Game :Must have at least 2 categories. Must have at least 2 point possibilities for each category (for example, questions worth 100 points, and questions worth 200 points). Slides must connect to each other- create a hyperlink from the button to the correct slide, and then back to the home page.

Review Activity: The answers should be on the slide as options on a "button". When a button is selected, it needs to have an action related to it (either a sound or action that happens when it's clicked, or when a button is clicked it gets sent to another slide)

Include slide transitions

Include animations

Include sound

 

How To Assignment in PowerPoint (PS 2, LT1 & LT2)

Create a PowerPoint to teach someone about something you are doing in one of your classes. You may choose any of your classes and any of the topics you have discussed in class. You may not choose the same topic as you did in your Word document How To assignment.

Edit your How To PowerPoint with the following requirements:

-Title be larger than size 20 font

-Include a list that has a non-traditional bullet system

-Include at least 1 shape, the boarder must be a different color than the fill color

-Include at least 1 Clip Art

-Include at least 1 picture

-Use at least 1 color other than black at some point in your typing

-Include 3 different transitions between your slides

-Create at least 1 animation for the content on each slide

-Insert at least 1 sound clip

-Use at least 3 different layouts

-Edit the presentation so that the slides are automatically numbered

-Include either a Smart Art, a chart, or Word Art (or all of them if you choose) to fit the needs of what you are teaching

-Discover 1 additional PowerPoint feature and explain it to me at the bottom under the title: LOOK WHAT I CAN DO MS. CHRISTIANSEN!

 

How To Assignment in Word (PS 2, LT1 & LT2)

Create a Word document to teach someone about something you are doing in one of your classes. You may choose any of your classes and any of the topics you have discussed in class.

Edit your How To document with the following requirements:

-Title be larger than size 20 font

-Set margins to 1" on all sides

-Include a list that has a non-traditional bullet system

-Include at least 1 shape, the boarder must be a different color than the fill color

-Include at least 1 Clip Art

-Include at least 1 picture

-Highlight the most important fact

-Use at least 1 color other than black at some point in your typing

-Discover 1 additional Word feature and explain it to me at the bottom under the title: LOOK WHAT I CAN DO MS. CHRISTIANSEN!

 

All About Me Assignment (PS1, LT1 & LT2)

Edit your All About Me to the following requirements:

-First and Last Name Centered with a font other than Times New Roman

-Name should be larger than size 20 font

-Set margins to 1" on all sides

-Include a list that has a non-traditional bullet system

-Include at least 1 shape, the boarder must be a different color than the fill color

-Include at least 1 Clip Art

-Include at least 1 picture

-Highlight your favorite fact about you

-Use at least 1 color other than black at some point in your typing

-Discover 1 additional Word feature and explain it to me at the bottom under the title: LOOK WHAT I CAN DO MS. CHRISTIANSEN!

Word Document:

Create a Word document titled All About Me. You may include any information you want to tell others about yourself. This may include likes, dislikes, activities you participate in, information about your family, background, or anything else you would like to share with your classmates. You may write a paragraph, bulleted list, include symbols, pictures, clipart, or use any other feature included in Word that you already know how to use. 

We will use this document to learn about the features in Word and it will be edited along the way. 

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