Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Challenge #1:

Play with the Makey Makey.  Report what you do/make on your blog.

Challenge #2:

Get 200 total points on Code Avenger.

Challenge #3:

1. Create a folder in google drive.  Name it "Web Apps". Create a new google form in your folder.  Name it "Challenge #3".  Some help if you need it is here.

2. Write questions that will elicit feedback about your blog so you can improve it.  You should decide:
  • What demographic information to collect (age, gender, etc...).
  • How many questions should you ask?  Too few questions and you don't get good feedback, too many questions and people get annoyed.
  • What format for the questions gives you the best feedback (paragraphs, check boxes, dropdown menu)?
  • What do you want to know?  What do people want to hear about?
3. Post a link to the "live form" on your blog.  Get responses from at least 5 people.  

Challenge #4:

1. Write a formal business letter to Mr. Lungarini requesting he read your blog.  This letter should:
  • Demonstrate proper formatting.
  • Include no typos.  
  • Be convincing. Mr. Lungarini is a busy guy and values his time.
  • Let him know how to find the blog.
2. Include a signature.  If you save your drawing you can use it again.  Hint: scribble.
3. Be sure the document is in your shared folder.  Name it "Challenge #4".  Print out letter and hand to Mr. Schneider.

Challenge #4:

1. Create a google spreadsheet where you track the answer to the Google A Day.  Name it "Google Puzzle".

2.  Include columns for Date, Topic, Answer, Time taken.

3. Do the puzzle, record results.  Save in folder.

Monday, February 24, 2014


Mr. Florek gave his answers.  How did you do?  Leave a comment on his blog that adds to the conversation.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mondays Work

1. Please get to 100 points in Javascript and HTML in CodeAvengers.

2. Play with the Makey Makey.

3. Organize your Fireworks folder.  I want ten completed tutorials in the folder.  If you need to complete more please click this link.  Check the left hand column for Image Effects.

4.  On your blog please answer one of the following questions.  Your answer should include video or images and links.  Be sure to share it with the class community.

  • If you were an expert in code what would you want to make?  Why?
  • What class (besides this one) that you take could/should be taught online?  Why?  What are the pros and cons of online classes?
5. Make constructive comments on your classmates blog.  Check out how first graders make comments.  
6. I will assess if you learned the google search hints.  
  • Can you make a countdown timer?
  • Can you find out what time it is NOW?
  • Can you use as a calculator?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Who is He?

For several years I have been working with student teachers in Canada.  They have observed our lessons, commented on blogs, and generally been part of class for a few weeks.  One of these students will be working with us.

His name is Donovan Florek and he goes to the University of Regina.  He has a blog.

So we are going to find out some answers as a google review activity.  Find answers to each of these and post in an entry in your blog.  Each answer should contain a link, image, or video.  All of these answers require some thinking.  You should demonstrate that you can search effectively, process the information you find, select the best sources, and write about what you find in an interesting manner **using links**.

I guarantee he will be reading your answers.  Much of his class may read your answers as well.  Write smart.  If a comment is made on your blog, please respond.

1. Mr. Florek studies at the University of Regina.  Where is this school?  Find it in google earth. 
2. If he had to fly to New York which airport would he likely fly out of?
3. Mr Florek likes golf, but he doesn't have a lot of money.  Where should he play?  When do you think "opening day" for golf in Regina is?
4. If live in Regina which NHL hockey team are you most likely to root for? 
5. If you lived in Regina and you wanted to take your wife out to dinner where would she want to go?
6. If Mr. Florek wanted to see a movie tonight where would he go?
7. If Mr. Florek only had $10 in Canadian dollars would that be enough to buy a movie ticket?
8. Is Regina colder or warmer than Seymour?  Show the math.

Double and triple check that you complete this correctly (with links!!) on your blog.  Be sure to post to Google+ community.


When you complete exercise I will grade (first time grading!!):

1. Blog entries.
2. Fireworks folder.
3. Code Avengers.