Thursday, January 19

Class Starter: About Collaboration – Assembly Line!

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Assembly Line – Teaser Clip by Onirikal Studio

Today we will watch a short video called:  “Chinese Farmers Turn to Violin-Making”.   After watching the video, go write a blog post about people working together to create a single outcome.   Click here to watch.  First blog post assignment ( Due today-30 points)

Class Activity:  

#1 Google Sheets Collaboration

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Go to your email to find an invitation from me to collaborate on a Google Sheet.  You will be asked to provide your WordPress URL (web address) on the spreadsheet.

#2  Finish turning 25 APPS – Google Doc in shared assignment folder.  

This was the assignment from last class.  Please make sure it is turned in to your assignment folder today.  (50 points)

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Friday, January 29

Class Starter:  Write a blog post about “What makes a blog worth following?” Top 20 Best Blogging Platforms

Take the first 15 minutes of class to write your thoughts about the blogs listed here. Before you write your post, go to the following links and take a look around. Notice how each blog is from someone or a group of people who wants to get their message out to the world.    (you may want headphones)

http://chrishadfield.ca/

http://www.debaird.net/

http://www.voicesofyouth.org/

http://ochre.is/

http://www.nytimes.com/upshot/

https://youthradio.org/

Class Activities:  New Assignment – Create a Google Sheet

You have heard of spreadsheets for organizing information and making calculations. The most commonly used application for making a spreadsheet is Microsoft Excel.  But, today you will use the  Google Sheets application to create a new spreadsheet:

This assignment uses a spreadsheet to show employee standings at Donovan Industries. Click here to view instructions.    – worth 50 points due February 2.