8th Gr. Assignment #25

Learning Goals:

*Summarize information (audio source)*

*Use strategies to find accurate information from the web

Directions:

Activity One

1. Download this worksheet here, open it, then minimize it so it is ready.

2. We are going to continue learning best strategies for doing web based research for school.. Today, to get started, we will listen to a podcast on who we are researching, before we read, to learn by listening. It’s a fun way to research and I want you to try different ways to learn from the web and computer. The podcast goes for an hour, listen to 10 minutes of it, at least.

Read the two questions on the worksheet before you listen to the podcast. Answer the questions on the worksheet.

Podcast site click here.

Activity Two:

1. Follow the directions on the worksheet for activity two. You are going to research and write a paragraph on Marie Antoinette. My goal for you today: RESEARCH  WHAT WAS IMPORTANT ABOUT HER. That means do not get lost in small details about the place of her birth, the name of her mother and father, etc.

You do need to learn details, but with a focus towards understanding why we study her. How did she contribute to history?

Today’s strategy: Read the introduction paragraphs for summaries. The first paragraph of a web page will tell you in a short amount of words, important information. Read it, use it, or go on to another web page that will help you more.

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8th Gr. Assignment #24

Learning Goals:

*Use new programs (like web page making interfaces) by trial, error, exploration and seeking online guides.

Directions:

Overview: You are going to take the presentation slides from Assignments #20, #21 and #22 and publish them by putting them up on a free website of your own.

1. Find a free online web page host. Google the words “free web page” and look at the choices. Many come up, some of the ones students have used in the past are Weebly, Webs, Wix and Google sites. They all have their good points and bad points.

2. Look at this sample web page I made with Webs It’s straightforward and simple. Yours can be more complex. Sample page click here.

3. The minimum I want you to have is a title, (Three Typical Algebra Function Graphs), Images of your slides and a short explanation of each image. You are most likely going to have to take a screenshot of each of your presentation slides to post them to your website, however it is not the only way. Google sites lets you embed presentations.

Once you start making a website, you are going to have to train yourself how to use the web page making interface. They are different for each company. When you sign up, thye usually give you a tour of what tools you have.

4.Things you can put on your website besides the minimum features listed above are definitions of functions, links to websites that explain algebra basics, links to my blog, other images you may find relevant. You can post links to education videos or podcasts as well, but keep them on this topic of graphing functions, please. You can also sometimes make images into page links.

Have some fun and be creative!

You are going to run into some difficulties and will have to keep trying to make things work for you. that’s been my experience, so hang in there, and persevere!

When you are done, email me the URL of your web page at littclass@gmail.com.

8th Gr. Assignment #23

Learning Goals:

*Make, crop and use screen shots.

*Use the presentation program to make a non standard document.

Directions:

This is the 3rd and final presentation document we are making in this series. Today’s is a revisit to the first exercise, a linear equation.

1. Download the presentation template, open it and read it to see what you are going to need to know to answer the assignment. Minimize it when you are done. Presentation template download click here.

2. Make a function table on a new spreadsheet yourself, just like you did in Assignment #19 and #20. Use the formula y=2x+7. Make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, -1, -2, -3, -4, -5 the x values. Look at the second image on this blog entry for the absolute value spreadsheet formula.

Note: There are guides on assignments #19 and #20, if you need. #19 has the guide on how to format the spreadsheet. #20 has the guide on how to take a screenshot selection (so you do not have to crop the image).

3. Graph the equation on the Cool Math online graphing calculator. Cool Math graphing calculator site, click here. The guide from Assignment #19 shows how to write the math formula. After you’ve graphed it, take a screenshot, and insert it into the spreadsheet.

4. Once you’ve done that, take a screenshot of the spreadsheet with the graph, save it, and insert it into your presentation template as the answer to the first question.

5. Save your presentation on email or Ubuntu one, (some kind of “cloud” storage)This is important because we will be putting together a portfolio of three of these for a project grade.

8th Gr. Assignment #22

Learning Goals:

*Make, crop and use screen shots.

*Use the presentation program to make a non standard document.

Directions:

1. Download the presentation template, open it and read it to see what you are going to need to know to answer the assignment. Minimize it when you are done. Presentation template download click here.

2. Make a function table on a new spreadsheet yourself, just like you did in Assignment #19 and #20. Use the formula y=I-xI (y equals the absolute value of negative x). Make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, -1, -2, -3, -4, -5 the x values. Look at the second image on this blog entry for the absolute value spreadsheet formula.

Note: There are guides on assignments #19 and #20, if you need. #19 has the guide on how to format the spreadsheet. #20 has the guide on how to take a screenshot selection (so you do not have to crop the image).

3. Graph the equation on the Cool Math online graphing calculator. Cool Math graphing calculator site, click here. The image on this entry shows how to graph y=I-xI. After you’ve graphed it, take a screenshot, and insert it into the spreadsheet.

4. Once you’ve done that, take a screenshot of the spreadsheet with the graph, save it, and insert it into your presentation template as the answer to the first question. If you are confused look at the third image on this blog entry, it will give you a visual guide.

5. Save your presentation on email or Ubuntu one, (some kind of “cloud” storage)This is important because we will be putting together a portfolio of three of these for a project grade.

8th Gr. Assignment #21

Learning Goals:

*Make, crop and use screen shots.

*Use the presentation program to make a non standard document.

Directions:

1. Download the presentation template, open it and read it to see what you are going to need to know to answer the assignment. Minimize it when you are done. Presentation template download click here.

2. Make a function table on a new spreadsheet yourself, just like you did in Assignment #19 and #20. Use the formula y=x squared (I cant write the exponent on this blog).

Note: There are guides on both assignments, if you need. #19 has the guide on how to format the spreadsheet. #20 has the guide on how to take a screenshot selection (so you do not have to crop the image).

3. Graph the equation on the Cool Math online graphing calculator. The image on this entry shows how to graph y=x squared. After you’ve graphed it, take a screenshot, and insert it into the spreadsheet.

4. Once you’ve done that, take a screenshot of the spreadsheet with the graph, save it, and insert it into your presentation template as the answer to the first question. If you are confused look at the second image on this blog entry, it will give you a visual guide.

5. Save your presentation on email or Ubuntu one, (some kind of “cloud” storage).

8th Gr. Assignment #20

Learning Goals:

*Read and follow directions. Read them more than one time!

*Use a guide to achieve a new task.

*Apply spreadsheet math to simple Algebra equations.

Directions:

We are going to practice making the function table one more time.

Assignment # 19 has the guide.

1. Open a new spreadsheet and format the spreadsheet. Use the equation -4x-2=y for today’s function table. The image on this entry can guide you on how to write the formula.

2. After the function table is complete go to Cool Math’s graphing calculator , put in the equation and take a screenshot. A guide on how to take the screenshot click here. Graphing calculator website click here.

3. Insert the screenshot into the spreadsheet. The image at the beginning of this blog entry has an image to show you how it should look.