Good Afternoon. DO NOW: Get that digital culture bag opened from last class. Spend the first 30 minutes of class working on it.
Remember our definition of Culture: attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize you.
Your image should be a SYMBOL (a thing that represents or stands for something else). Last class many of you were doing a great job thinking up symbols to represent parts of your culture. For instance, consider the slides below.
"The image of the Lego bricks symbolizes me because I am a very creative person. There is nothing more creative than a pile of LEGO bricks. You can literally create anything you want to if you have enough of them, and a large imagination. I am the kind of person who sees the creative possibility in everything."
"The image of the melting clock symbolizes me because I am a very focused person. Often times I can get so intensely focused on a task that I completely lose track of my surroundings and time."
Last reminder: be careful not to let your slides become "show-and-tell." This is a thinking assignment. You should really think deeply about the images and words you choose. If in doubt, call me over to look at your slide. Also remember, It's VERY IMPORTANT that you use the "notes" section of your powerpoint window to write down how the image symbolizes you and what it tells us about who you are.
I hope everyone is feeling great! Let's get started.
Today I want to review one of the programs you learned pretty well last year. Powerpoint.
Powerpoint is a program that allows you to make class and work presentations more interesting and more powerful. They are not meant to include a ton of text, but instead to be bullet-pointed summaries of the overall presentation you are giving.
Your Assignment: DIGITAL CULTURE BAG
Today you will start by watching Mr. Griswold's Digital Culture Bag presentation.
Hey 6th Graders! Welcome to the assignments page for 5th period Computers.
You will visit this page every time you come to the computer lab. I will usually post your assignment here and link to activities and project elements.
Today I would like you to open that letter you started working on last Monday/Tuesday. You will find it in the StudentHAR folder of course!
I have already sent you a copy of the letter I wrote to you for you to review. Finish writing your letter to me in the first 20 minutes of class, or less. We will add some images together and make sure the formatting looks professional.
Ready. Set. Go.