When someone goes to your blog to read “Site Title” or “My First Blog Post” at the top of the page, well, it looks like you don’t know what you’re doing or that you don’t care. Today’s challenge is to go to your WordPress Blog & actually customize your site.
Go to Theme > Customize and make a change in every tab:
To change your site icon, go to Settings.
If you want to have a little fun with your site icon, you might like 8biticon
Class Activity: Vocabulary – 2 Assignment Due Wednesday (50 Points)
Please put definitions in your own words. Turn your assignment in by uploading it to your assignment folder on Google Drive. WARNING:—->This time I plan to deduct points when I see that you have simply copied text from the internet : )
The Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800 when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. The legislation described a reference library for Congress only, containing “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress – and for putting up a suitable apartment for containing them therein…” You can find more to read about the history, here.
Incompetech is a website where you can download mp3 files that are FREE & royalty free, also! What that means is that the creator of the music has released their work with a Creative Commons license. Simply put, if you use media with a Creative Commons liscense, you are required to attribute the piece to it’s creator.
Class Starter: How does industry use Podcasting and Video?
In class today we will watch the workings of Elbert & Co.
Take a look as Elbert Budin and crew shoot a tabletop commercial in 1990.
Class Activities: Podcast Review Assignment
To get started, go to your class folder in your Google Drive and create a new Google Document. Head the document with “Podcast Review” and add your name and class period. Listen to the 2 podcasts listed below. You may not have time to finish the entire recorded podcast in class, but make sure you hear enough to understand the purpose and tone of the show. Write 2 reviews. (50 Points)
Rob Greenfield had a simple idea, that people are good and the world is a good place. So he decided to put his idea to the ultimate test by flying one-way to a far off place with no money, no credit card, no cellphone, not even a toothbrush. Just the clothes on his back and a passport. He says “Mainstream media portrays the world as a dangerous place, a place that you should fear and I’m out to prove them wrong.”
If you look closely, you’ll find that humor has very little to do with it. We ask what makes us laugh, and how it affects us. Along the way, we tickle some rats, listen in on a baby’s first laugh, talk to a group of professional laughers, and travel to Tanzania to investigate an outbreak of contagious laughter.
Listen to the first 8 minutes of the episode titled Laughter from the Radiolab Podcast. Laughter
Today let’s start with a glimpse of the Open Source Podcast with Christopher Lydon. This Episode titled Our Postmodern Myth: “Star Wars” is Back came out in January of 2016 right after The Force Awakens, the latest installment of Star Wars was released in December 2015.
I think it’s really fun to follow a podcast that talks about our culture, because it gives me clues about why we do what we do and think what we think!
Class Activity: Draw a Hosting & Publishing Diagram
Today I will diagram the way that an audio file such as an mp3 is hosted and published online.
Assignment for today: Draw your own version of a Hosting & Publishing Diagram. Turn in your drawings to me with your name and class period in the heading. (50 Points)
Copyright and Fair Use Vocabulary Assignment Open the document Vocabulary-1 to complete. Save it to your own class folder on Drive.
*Descargar la versión española de la Asignación de vocabulario-1.. Due Tuesday, February 14 (40 points)
Class Starter: Let’s take a minute to explore Augmented Reality. I will share a few videos to show just a few great ways that AR can be a useful tool. Here’s a video showing how an AR App gives you more info about your location. My favorite AR App is called La Bamba!
Class Activities: iPad Scavenger Hunt
Today we will use classroom iPads to practice some basic skills using the device. There are not enough iPads for every student so you will work in small teams using an iPad.
1-Every student must open the assignment and complete the assignment by answering the questions.
2-Save the Assignment Document to his or her own drive folder for assignment credit. Due Friday 2/10 (30 points)
*If you have any class time remaining, use it to finish any assignments that you are missing, or improve your blog website!
Write up a blog post talking about what you would do if you had 24 hours entirely free of any obligations. What would you do with your free time? Would it be your favorite past-time or would you use it for catching up on something? Include a picture in your post. (30 points)
Class Activity: Google Calendar
Today we will learn how to create a Google Calendar. Watch as I demonstrate the Google Calendar application. You will create your own calendar as you do today’s assignment.