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June 6th-June 27th

Introduction to Scratch

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.

Today you will learn some of the basics of Scratch and have some time to explore the program.

Click the link below to go to Scratch:

LT: I can write a simple program using the move, repeat and play sound blocks.

May 6th-June 5th

Create A Menu

The investors interested in your coffee shop would like to know what you would plan to serve if your shop was expanded. Your last task for the coffee shop project is to create a menu for your business. I will send you a template in Publisher and go over a few things.

Here are some example menus for some ideas:

LT: I can explain the purpose of using Microsoft Publisher. I can also create a booklet using the program.

April 7th-May 5th

Analyazing Data

The word has spread around town about your coffee shop business. Some local investors are interested in expanding the size and location of your coffee shop. They would like to see some charts detailing your success throughout the time you have been open.

You will start today by analyzing the results that you have saved in Excel. First you will need to find some averages.

Create a new line on your spreadsheet and find the average for the following:

Price Per Cup
Cups Sold

You will then need to create a few graphs. Create the following graphs, each as a new sheet:

1. Column Graph with Temperature/Cups Sold
2. Bar Graph with Price Per Cup
3. Line Graph with your Reputation
4. Line Graph with your Cash

Be sure to title and label each graph.

LT: I know how to use the function tool to find the average in Excel. I am also able to create a graph in excel.

March 19th-April 4th

Coffee Shop

Today you will open your own coffee shop and work to make your business as successful as it can be. Before you can begin, you will need a way to record your sales for each day.

I will send you an excel file. Be sure to save it to your "My Documents" folder before you do anything else.

Then click the link below and start selling. Be sure to record your data for each day you sell coffee.

LT: I understand Excel is used as a way to collect, organize and analyze data. I also kept my coffee shop running for at least 3 days without going bankrupt.

Feb. 4th-March 18th

Dinner with Famous Guests

You are going to plan a dinner! At this dinner will be 4 famous guests of your choice. They can be fictional or non-fictional, past or present. It's up to you! You will also pick a restaurant as well as the menu for the evening.

You will use PowerPoint to create a presentation all about this dinner. Below you will find what you will need on each of your slides:

Slide Order
Slide 1 - Title: Dinner with Famous Guests; Subtitle: Name, grade, month and year of presentation
Slide 2 - Name of restaurant/Why you chose it
Slide 3 - Menu-appetizer/main course/dessert
Slide 4-7 - Famous guests

Slide Layout
Slide 1 - Title in wordart
Slide 2 - Image of interior and/or exterior of restaurant and WordArt of restaurant name
Slide 3 - Image of two food items served to guests during dinner with bullet list describing appetizer, main course, and dessert
Slide 4-7 - Image of each guest, why you chose the guest, one question you would ask the guest

Have fun and be creative!!

LT: I can create a PowerPoint presentation and know how to choose a slide layout.

Jan. 24th-Jan. 31st

Rating Web Sites

Begin by selecting the link below depending on what computer you sit at. On your worksheet, write down the URL (web address) on the top of the page and then evaluate the site answering the questions on the sheet. Make sure to total your score for all 3 columns.

If you finish early, review some of the other sites and compare them to the site you reviewed. Can you find a better site? One that looked to be more reliable than the one you reviewed? What about it tells you so? Write down anything you notice on the back of your worksheet.

LT: I am aware of questions I should ask myself when evaluating a website.

Jan. 15th-Jan. 23rd

Choosing a Search Site

As we use the Internet more and more for research, it is important to understand how to locate resources that will be most useful. Today we will look at several search sites that can be effective tools to search the web. Begin by selecting a website below. Then answer the questions on your worksheet.  

LT: I can explain the purpose of a search engine and can identify several that would be good alternatives to Google and Bing.

Dec. 17th-Jan. 14th

Continue Tech Term Bingo

At this point you should have your Bingo board created in Word. You will continue looking up definitions for the words in the table. Make sure the definitions are in your own words! Do not copy and paste.

Fact Monster

Tech Term Dictionary

Your Dictionary

If you are done, you can use the links on the side.

LT: I can explain what each of the tech terms in my Bingo board means.

Arcademic Skill Builders

Vocabulary Fun

Physics Games

Dec. 9th-December 16th

Hour of Code

Use the link below to access your Hour of Code activity.

If you finish early or would like to learn more about coding on your own, check out these resources:



Nov. 15th-Dec. 6th

Continue Tech Term Bingo

At this point you should have your Bingo board created in Word. You will continue looking up definitions for the words in the table. Make sure the definitions are in your own words! Do not copy and paste.

Fact Monster

Tech Term Dictionary

Your Dictionary

If you are done, you can use the links on the side.

LT: I can explain what each of the tech terms in my Bingo board means.

Arcademic Skill Builders

Vocabulary Fun

Physics Games

Oct. 29th-Nov. 14th

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:

  • Insert, Table
  • 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 each word from the links below. Be sure to give credit to the sources you use. 

Fact Monster

Tech Term Dictionary

Your Dictionary

LT: I can explain to a partner the steps involved to create a table in Microsoft Word.

Flash Drive

Oct. 1st-Oct. 28th

Continue Who Am I

Today you will continue your All About Me research. Remember to add each fact that you find to your Word document.

When you are finished with the websites, go to the website below and create a picture that represents you. You will then take a picture of your finished piece and add it to your Word document. I will show you how to do this.

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

Make sure to save everything!!

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.

When you are done, go to Master Guru.

Sept. 23rd-Sept. 30th

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.

LT: I know which ribbon to choose to insert wordart in a Word document.

Sept. 13th-Sept. 20th

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!

Surfing Safely

Online Safety Game

Internet Safety Quiz


Sept. 3rd-Sept. 12th

Welcome Back!

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.

Go here when
you are done:


Mr. Harrison's Tech Spot
Oyster Bay-East Norwich
880 Oyster Bay Rd.
East Norwich, NY 11732