Archive for May, 2011

8th Gr. Assignment for Guest Teacher 5/23

Posted in Uncategorized on May 23, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

You are to continue the assignment I gave you last guest teacher time. Choose 4 NEW stories.

Directions:

1. Download the worksheet, save it, open it, then minimize it so it is ready.Worksheet click here.

2. Read the worksheet ahead, then go to the digital story telling example page given on a link here. Any of the download or play options work on our linux computers. AFTER WACH STORY CLICK THE “BACK” BUTTON TO RETURN TO THE STORY PAGE. Website click here.

3. Print the page and hend it to Mr. Ruderman when you are done.

MAKE SURE YOU PRINT THE SHEET, STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAND ONE IN WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAKE UP THIS ASSIGNMENT.

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8th Gr. Assignment #43

Posted in Uncategorized on May 19, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

Learning Goals:

Work with a variety of office applications to produce a simple product.

Analyze spreadsheets to write a simple recommendation

Directions:

Overview: You are taking your spreadsheet skills back to the Rainbow Lollipop Factory. Your Job Print a graph from a spreadsheet showing average sales and type a simple five part letter telling the head of marketing what one  kind of lollipop they should stop making and what one kind of lollipop they should make more of.

1. Download the spreadsheet here, save it, open it, minimize it and have it ready. Spreadsheet click here.

2. Put averages in the spreadsheet on sheet 1, sheet 2 and sheet 3, copy and paste the averages into sheet 4, make a graph and print it. I wrote you a letter to help guide you through making averages and printing the graph from the spread sheet Download the letter click here.

3. Look at the graph and the averages of the lollipops that have sold. Figure out the most unpopular color lollipop and the most popular one. Open a new word document (Applications>Office>Open Office.org Word Processor.

4. Write a letter to the Head of Marketing tel;ling them what one color they should not bother to make anymore and what one color they should make more of to increase sales. Make sure the letter has a date, greeting, body, closing and signature.

5 Print the letter and make sure you printed the graph, hand them in to me.

Download the letter

8th Gr. Assignment #42

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

Directions:

1. Download the spreadsheet from the site. It is called “hot_dog_exploration.xls” Download it, save it, open it, then minimize it so it is ready.. Website click here.

2. Add math formulas to make the spreadsheet ready to work for this hot dog stand seller to use to keep track of his sales. You will need to add math formulas in the E, F, G and H columns. It will take some critical thinking to decide which cells you are multiplying or subtracting. Here;s some hints:

Column E needs a multiplication formula.

Column F needs a subtraction formula.

Column G needs a multiplication formula

Column H needs a subtraction formula.

Here’s a letter I wrote to the hot dog seller explaining the spreadsheet. It will explain what you need to do Letter click here.

Remember the four basic steps to creating math formulas:

a. Select the cell the answer goes in.

b. Type an equals sign.

c. put cell names with math signs to add, subtract, multiply or divide cells (+, -, *, / ).

d. Press “Enter”.

3. Make a column graph of the hot dogs at the start of the day, end of the day and number sold (B, C and D columns only). Move it under the numbers and stretch it from the A column to the H column.

4. Print the spreadsheet with your name.

8th Gr. Assignment #41

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

Learning Goals:

*Re-learn the four steps of making a math formula on a spreadsheet.

*Transfer a specific skill taught to a similar but different situation.

Directions:

1. Overview: I am giving you a guide you have used in the past and want you to do your best to apply what is shown to a DIFFERENT  spreadsheet. The skills asked for are EXACTLY THE SAME.

2. Download the spreadsheet from the link given here, open it, minimize it, and have it ready.Spreadsheet site click here.

3. Download the guide here open it, minimize it and have it ready.

4. Use the guide to put math formulas in the spreadsheet that MULTIPLY the sales to get the amount of money made, then make a math formula to ADD the columns that show how much money was made into a daily total.

THINK: How will you go back and forth from the guide to the spreadsheet? Use the window list to go back and forth between the guide and spreadsheet.

5. Show me the spreadsheet for check off when done.

8th Grade Assignment for Guest Teacher 5/9

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

Directions:

1. Download the worksheet, save it, open it, then minimize it so it is ready.Worksheet click here.

2. Read the worksheet ahead, then go to the digital story telling example page given on a link here. Any of the download or play options work on our linux computers. AFTER WACH STORY CLICK THE “BACK” BUTTON TO RETURN TO THE STORY PAGE. Website click here.

3. Print the page and hend it to Mr. Ruderman when you are done.

8th Gr. Assignment #40

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2011 by Jennifer Griffin

Learning Goals:

1. Learn to use a new application by reading guides AND engaging in “trial and error”.

2. Splice music into an audio track: learn fade in, fade out, repeat, cut, copy and paste on a sound editing program.

Directions.

An overview: 1. You are going to download TWO mp3 tracks from the links here. One is the story of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. The second is a guitar version of “Dance of the sugar plum fairies” from the Nutcracker. Your job is to select, copy and paste short sections, 4 to 10 seconds long, of music from the Sugar Plum Fairy music into the Peter Rabbit Story to make it a better story to listen to.

Download Peter Rabbit here.

Download Sugar plum fairies here.

2 Open Audacity, it is found on the Menu Applications>Sound and Video>Audacity.

3 From the Audacity Menu go to File>Open and open the Peter rabbit Story and the Sugar Plum Fairy music from the Downloads folder. You will see two Audacity windows open.

4 From the Audacity menu go to View>Normal View so the tracks are at the same size

5 Look at the buttons and get familiar with them, ask me or a buddy, get to know which one is play, stop, record. Check out the Audacity guide pages here.

Splitting

Cut, Copy Paste

Guide on all menu choices

Guide on the tool bars

Guide on all the track features

6 Your job is to copy and paste music FROM the Sugar Plum Fairy track to the Peter Rabbit Story between pauses or at different dramatic points in the story to make it something better to listen to. You will be selecting parts of a track using Copy, Paste from the File menu, Undo from the Edit menu and Fade in, Fade Out, Repeat from the Effects menu.

Make sure to save your project with your name often so you do not lose your hard work by acident.