Feb. 1st-Feb. 8th
The last concept we will work with this year will be nested loops. A nested loop is a looped statement inside another loop. You will work on stage 19 to help understand the way this concept is applied in computer science.
LT: I understand where and why I would use a nested loop in the programs I write.
Jan. 13th-Jan. 29th
Conditionals are statements that only run under certain conditions. Sometimes, we want to have an extra condition, in case the "IF" statement is not true. This extra condition is called an "ELSE" statement.
After we look at some examples, you will work on Stage 13. This will be the last concept of computer programming that we will be exploring this year. If you are finished through stage 13, you can jump to stages 16 and/or 17 and see what you can create in those stages.
LT: I can explain the concept of a conditional and use them in the programs I write.
Dec. 14th-Jan. 7th
Today we are going to be continuing our work with writing code. The next concept we will be exploring is debugging. When we find and fix problems within our algorithms or programs it is known as debugging. In stages 10-11, instead of writing a program, you will be looking at existing programs and looking for the errors in them.
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LT: I am able to look at a program and find the problems within it. I am also familiar with the term "debugging."
Oct. 28th-Dec. 11th
Tech Term Bingo
Today we will begin learning how to create tables in Microsoft Word.
Begin by opening up a new Word document.
Put your name and date in the header. Be sure to use the tab key to move to the right for the date.
Create a table, see the steps below:
- Make it 5 columns and 4 rows
- Type B in the first column
- Press Tab and type I
- Press Tab and type N
- Press Tab and type G
- Press Tab and type O
- Use the shading tool to shade only the boxes that contain letters.
- Save this file as “Tech Bingo.”
Then copy the words in the side box. Copy and paste one word in each box of your table. Now find a definition for the words your are assigned from the links below. Be sure to give credit to the sources you use.
Tech Term Dictionary
LT: I can explain the steps involved in creating a table in Microsoft Word. I can also use the keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste.
Sept. 22nd-Oct. 27th
Who Am I?
Today we will use the Internet for research to find some cool "Who Am I" facts. We will also begin to look at the new version of Word.
First, open a new Word document. Use Wordart to title it "WHO AM I?" Then use the following websites to find the information for each of the questions asked.
Record your information in your Word document.
Then make the following format changes in Word:
- Add a border
- Change the font size, color and type
- Put your name and date in the header
- Add several images
- Spell Check
Make sure to save everything and print a copy!!
LT: I am able to add a border, change font size, type and color in Word. I can also explain the purpose of using the Header/Footer section in a Word document.
Sept. 10th-Sept. 21st
Review of Internet Safety
We are going to start the year off with a review of some of the Internet safety rules we need to follow that will keep us safe when we are surfing the World Wide Web.
Let's begin with a BrainPop movie all about Internet Safety.
When we are done, click the link below and take the online quiz.
Print your results, but do not get them from the printer. I will collect them all.
After you have printed your results, you can go to any of the websites on the side.
LT: I can list 5 different ways to stay safe while surfing the web.
Online Safety Game
Internet Safety Quiz
Sept. 1st-Sept. 9th
As it is our first day back to the computer lab, we will begin with a review of the rules we need to follow.
We will then log in and get organized for the year.
Use the link on the side when you are finished.
LT: I know the rules and expectations in the computer lab. I also have all of my files organized in folders.
Go here when
you are done: