Thursday, June 19, 2014

Final Exam

Below is the final exam for Spring 2014 Web Applications.  The exam must be completed in class before the end of the assigned period.  All work must be your own.  However, you are free to search the internet or look at any previous work.

Blog Post (50pts):
What is the effect of violent video games on behavior?  Create a blog post that answers this question.  Your blog post should include all elements of modern web writing.  You must post your response to the Google+ community.

HTML (50pts):
You will create a two-page website.

  • Create a folder.  Name it (firstinital, lastname, project----bschneiderfinal)
  • All work will be in this folder.
  • I choose a topic many of you nothing
    • Your home page will be a picture of a flower.  
      • Name this file home.html
      • Heading = FLOWERS
      • Background color = YELLOW
      • Place an image in the center of the page.  
      • Below the image write "For more information click here".  Click here will link to page2
    • Your second page will include information.
      • Name this file page2.html
      • Link back to home page
      • Heading = Flower Images
      • Background color = YELLOW
      • Create a table with a border.  4 rows, 2 columns.

      Flower Image
      Daisy put daisy image here
      Rose put rose image here
      Tulip put tulip image here

    Save folder to UDrive-WebApps folder when done.
Your exam is done when you post your blog to Google+ and save your website to your folder on the UDrive.  Please remain quiet until the bell rings or until all students are done with their exam.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Last chance to submit missing work.  If you have missing work that you turn in be sure that you tell me so I mark it in the gradebook.  Grades will close when the bell rings.

Your exam will include:

  • Writing of a blog post that includes links, images, and video.
  • Coding of an HTML website that has at least two pages.
  • Saving of HTML website in appropriate spot on UDrive.
  • Completing all work in allotted time.  The exam is designed to take 60-75 minutes.  Those of you who require extra time have the entire 2 hour block.  If you finish early you must stay in room.  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thursday Work

1. Read the NYTimes article "Do our kids get off to easy?"  Write a blog article.  Do you agree with the author?  Post to Google+ community.

2. Complete a Google A Day.

3. How many red dots do you have?  Remember, if you get a red dot from ten different countries you do not have to take the final exam.

4. Complete the Intro in Scratch.  If you did this before it will take you 2 minutes.  Show teacher when done.

5. Make five substantive comments on classmates blogs.

6. Watch this short film from a few years back.  Youtube has exploded the popularity of short films.

Monday, June 09, 2014


Your final exam will occur next Thursday in this room (104).

Your exam will require you to code and create a working website.  You will have to save the website to the UDrive.  We will practice this today.



1. Create a folder on your desktop.

  • Name it using the following protocol; first name, last name, project (brandtschneiderfinal).
  • Save your BEST webpage to this folder.  Copy any needed images into folder.
  • Copy folder to UDrive-WebApps.
2.  Complete 700pts in Code Avengers.

3. Complete any missing work.

4. Using Hopscotch code a task that is "Etch-a-Sketch".  Have you seen the task that draws the shells of the Sydney Opera House?  Can you recreate that?  Or maybe try the Eiffel Tower, or Seymour High School, or Yankee Stadium?  Make it fun.  Share with teacher when done.

Friday, June 06, 2014

TED Video

I would like you to watch at least three videos today from start to finish. Everyone must watch the Bobby McFerrin video. I give you some prompts to start a discussion on your blog. Some of these videos are about 10-20 minutes long. All are from a few years ago.

Please write a substantial blog post that reviews the videos.  Be sure to embed or link to videos and any additional information.

Hans Rosling: How data is cool. Think of your little Excel charts. Will you be ready to use data like this? This guy is fun to listen to.
Jeff Han: How displays will change. This would profoundly change how we use computers.  This is from six years ago.  How fast technology evolves (Hello iPod!).

John Maeda: A smart, funny guy talks about simplicity. Think about how simplicity is the driving force in design (hint: iPads).

Rives: This guy can talk.  Power of the spoken word.  I laughed out loud (also notice his use of powerpoint).  Check this poem about the internet by Rives.  Fascinating (and why you should work on your poetry).

Bobby McFerrin: How does that work without rehearsal?  Is music hard-wired to our brains?  Bobby's genius is awe inspiring.
John Bohannon: Why you should dance and not use powerpoint.  This is super-awesome. Can dance make you understand science?  Do that google search he speaks about. Any dancers here?  That would be an AWESOME project.
David Blaine: Not for the faint of heart.  Is he crazy, or focussed?
William Kamkwamba: Inspiring.  Many of you are 14.  What is on your resume?  Think about all that you have to work with here.
I will grade the work from Wednesday today.  Be sure it is submitted.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Wednesday Work

1. Complete the following HTML code:

  • First 8 tags
  • Title = Your Name
  • Heading = Thanksgiving
  • Create a simple website that explains Thanksgiving to a non-American who is visiting this country.
  • The background color must not be white.  
  • The webpage must include links to information.
  • The webpage must include an image.
Test your website.  Print out code and hand to teacher.  Be sure your name is in the Title.

2. Print out your code avengers page.  700 points.  Make sure your name is on paper.  Hand to teacher.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Return home

1. Over the weekend we heard the news that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released as prisoner of war by the Taliban.  He went missing in June of 2009.  After five years the world has changed a lot.  If you were briefing the Sgt. about technology changes what five things would you focus on?  Please write a blog post that highlights the technology shifts of the last five years since June 2009.  Your blog post should include images and links and have distinct paragraphs, including a clear introduction.

This should take you awhile.  Test grade.  I am looking for an expertly crafted article.

2. Continue codeavengers work.  700 pointts is new goal.

3. Play with Scratch.