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MLA Research Paper

Computer Technology

 

MLA Research Paper

You can do a research paper on the same technology topic as last week's keynote project or some other technology topic. You can also choose to do the pandemic or bullying. Your paper should be factual but be careful not to plagiarize or even paraphrase too much. The paper must be at least two pages and no longer 2 and half pages. You need a work cited page with at least one source cited on a separate/additional page. You must follow the MLA guidelines specific to heading, spacing, margins, font size, title and worked cited page. You can do your paper in pages or google docs and submit to turnitin.com by 6pm Sunday, May 17.  Please review attached document regarding MLA and work cited guidelines.

 

Things to be mindful of:

  1. You must following MLA guidelines precisely or you will be penalized accordingly.

  2. Please proofread your paper carefully or have someone else do it for you.

  3. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN WORK! Plagiarism is a violation of school policy, considered cheating and can result in a zero. Read the facts/info and interpret in your own words and feel free to add your own opinion or experience when relative.

  4. Please capitalize proper nouns and activate spell check

     

Grading

  1. Heading 10-15 points

  2. Spacing 10 points

  3. Margins 10-15 points

  4. Too short 5-15 points

  5. Incomplete- 25 or more

  6. Late 10 points each day

  7. Work Cited 10-20 points

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Create a 5-8 keynote presentation on a technology innovation or company.  Examples are iPhone, Apple, Google, google maps, drones, games, apps, social media, internet, iPad etc.  You must communicate the key function and purpose as well as tangible benefits and negative effects.  Try to get into the science, coding of how it is created and works. Must include key background information such as; when it was invented or founded and by who, it's evolution over the years, demand, success or growth rate of it.  You can also look at futuristic innovations on the horizon but not yet in use like self driving cars, innovations in public and private transportation, artificial intelligence etc.  Pay attention to your design details: heading, pictures, background, amble text and size, transitions, loop presentation, etc. Include a live link citing your information source.  See sample below for ideas. Email to me or submit via google drive by next 9am next Monday
  • What technology innovation did these companies pioneer? 
  • Who were their founders and who are their current leaders? 
  • \What are some new and innovative technologies these companies are working on? 
  • What are some controversial issues surrounding these companies and their technologies?

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Swift Playgrounds or Banzai assignment

April 27-1 assignment- Option 1/Swift Playgrounds coding app or Option 2/Banzai financial literacy (you only have to do one option)
 
Swift Playgrounds/Functions- 1. complete the eight lessons including the introduction under functions. 2. Under functions you will learn to name a set commands in sequence then run that code repeatedly when needed. 3. Pace yourself and spend 20-30 mins a day to complete all lessons. 4. Screenshot the completed function lessons (make sure I can see the check marks) as shown in sample then email to be by 9am Monday, May 4th. 5. If you've already done the lessons under Functions, you do not have to do it again just email me the screenshot.
 
Banzai Play the Game- 1. Apply the information and resources provided to navigate the life situations the game presents you by managing your budget properly. The website will save your score was completed and I will remotely check next Sunday evening.  If you did in advance, you don't have to do again.

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Assignment April 20-24- Each day create a one page keynote slide about your pandemic experience.
 
1. Monday- Write about your overall experience during the pandemic. Your daily routine, your thoughts/feelings about it, how has it changed/effected your life/thinking and family.
2. Tuesday- What have you missed the most and why. How do you plan to cherish what you miss most better when the pandemic is over. One thing you've learned or done during this time because of the pandemic.
3. Wednesday- Write about something inspiring you've witnessed, read about or seen on TV. What's inspiring about it and why. What's something genuinely good you've done or plan to do because of pandemic. How has the pandemic brought the best and worse out in people.
4. Thursday- Summarize how you think we've handled the pandemic as a nation, state and local community.  What would you like to see done better. What do think should happen next and how should we go about it as nation and state.
5. Friday- What worries you the most, what are you most looking forward to, how will you and life be different/better and what can we do as a nation and you to make it better.
 
Notes- You only have to do a page a day this week but feel free to do more or continue on your own after the week is over.  You can use photos to enhance your page but you really shouldn't need more than one per page. Remember you are living history right now.  Twenty years from now, could you use this journal and effectively be the guest speaker for high school class for a day?  Email as an attachment or share via google drive by Monday, April 27. Please include your class period in the email.  See a sample page below for ideas.  
 
 

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Assignments April 6-9
 
Monday- Spend 15-20 minutes researching facts for an iMovie or poster project on the Coronavirus crisis.  Facts can include info on the virus itself, symptoms, transmission, social distancing etc.
 
Tuesday-Wednesday- Create 45 second to one minute iMovie video on the Coronavirsus crisis or one page poster. If you choose iMovie, it must be an original movie with music, video, text and pictures. Please include 10-40% of facts/info on the virus.  But the majority of you video should focus on social distancing.Tell me or show me how you and your family are surviving social distancing...doing homework, parents working at home, cooking, dancing, exercising etc.  You can can include fun video or pictures of yourself and family or upload video/pics of people from internet.  Please see the Social Distancing video on the web link below for ideas.  The other option is to create a poster using Photoshop Mix or Pages including a title, 3-5 pictures and helpful facts on virus, symptoms, social distancing, and prevention.  See samples of posters for ideas. Do the movie or poster; don't do both.  Click on download icon and email me your assignment by Friday morning. 
 
Thursday- Create an account at www.code.org following these instructions:  1. Click on the link 2. click on sign-in tab, top right 3. Click on create an account 4. Click continue with google using school email and password 5. Fill name, age, gender and check agree to terms box 6. At bottom of next page enter class code to join section/class.  You do not have to do anything on code.org right now.
 
B period code WSYXFW
C period code XGRJSN
D period code XXRQQN
 
 
https://kidexplorer.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 

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March 30-Aspril 3 assignment
 
  1. Complete last week's Swift Playgrouds assignment and email a screenshot image to me at berryc@mcgill-toolen.org by 3pm Tuesday, March 31 or submit to www.turnitin.com.  If using turnitin, please make sure the upload/submission goes through.  In order to screenshot completed lessons open the app, on the introduction page or any page tap down arrow key to access the check mark on all your completed lessons under commands, hold down home and power button at same time, photo will save in your photos app.  Email it to me with your class period included or upload to turnitin.  See same below
  2. If you never set up your turnitin account please see the class ID below, the enrollment key is jackets35 and setup your account
  3. Log onto your Banzai account at https://www.teachbanzai.com/ and complete the life scenarios. If you've already done so, you do not have to do it again. 
  4. Complete the post test if you haven't already done so. 
 
 

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March 23-27- Swift Playgrounds Coding- Commands
On the Swift Playgrounds Coding app on your iPad complete the seven coding puzzles/screens under Commands. The puzzle/screen titles under Commands are issuing commands, adding a new command, toggling switch, portal practice, find and fixing bugs, bug squash and the shortest route.  You will see the title at the top left center of each screen.  After you complete these puzzle/screens stop.  You are not required to do Functions and those puzzles.  Pace yourself and do a puzzle or two a day so you will finish on Friday. 

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As a follow up to our recent class discussion on coding, watch the following short video below and read the attached document regarding state statistics related to computer science.  Summarize the information in a quarter to half page MLA essay.  Save in Google docs as Coding and submit to turnitin.com.
 
 

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Read the carnivorous information at the link below and summarize the article.  Please also include your opinion on the virus, how it's affecting you and our way of life, now and long-term?  Do you think we are overreacting or taking enough necessary precautions?  What precautions are you taking?  Are we prepared has a nation, what more can we do?  Research and consider how it has effected other countries like China and Italy.  Write a full page or more MLA essay.  Submit to www.turnitin.com.
 

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Group project
  1. Create a flyer/poster in photoshop mix
  2. must have a heading and text including important facts, details or statistics
  3. must have 2-5 pictures, background picture or color, and least one blend and cutout

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Lesson 73- page 262
Read Section D then type Report 18 as a MLA document following spacing, heading, and margins.  Refer to lesson 41 for MLA guidelines.  On separate page type the work cited page as practice.  Save as lesson 73 in google docs

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Edutyping essays- Making Headlines
Under Newly Added do the all three essays there about Oscars, New England Patriots and New Year. 

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Edutyping essays- Making Headlines
Under Newly Added do the all three essays there about Oscars, New England Patriots and New Year. 

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Choose any one of the articles to read, only need to choose one.  Then write a one page MLA essay summarizing the article.  Share your thoughts on the article explaining why it is or could be considered motivational/inspiring.  You only have to read one article and do one essay.  Save it motivational essay in google docs.

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Create an original iMovie 1 to 2 minutes on iPad or desktop with a partner or alone if you prefer. You can not use a pre-existing template; Must be an orignal. You must include at least 15-30 seconds of video; but video should not be more than half of your iMovie. Must include some text within video; title, subtitles and/or credit. The video can include you and/or your partner narrating the iMovie or participating in a Mardi activity or actual footage from the parade; such as; people at Mardi Gras, balls, floats, bands, etc. You can a have a voice over during your video. Also, you can include video from the internet, in addition or as an alternative. Of course, you can include pictures you take yourself during Mardi Gras or from internet to complete your project. Your iMovie should also have at least one transition and music; sound effects are optional. See samples below.

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Read the attached article on Vaping and write half page or more MLA essays summarizing the article including the dangers for teens.  Also, visit website http://vapingisdangerous.com/ and take the quiz first.  Do your essay in google docs and save as Vaping.  Be sure to follow MLA guidelines to the letter; refer to lesson 41 to refresh your memory if needed.

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www.edutyping.com assignment 2/18/20 (account ID mcgill32)
Do any three essays under Headline News, Sports, Pop Culture or Technology.  You must do three complete essays.  If you finish three essays you can work on something school or educational.  No games, talking, music, sleeping or do nothing. 

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www.edutyping.com assignment- the account ID is mcgill32
 
Under the Practice Library tab do the first four essays beginning with Tips and Tricks of Healthy Eating.  You must work on this assignment in class.  If you finish you can work on something else.  If I get any reports of students not working, sleeping, playing games, disturbing class, talking etc there will be an individual and class penalty. 

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Log onto and www.teachbanzai.com/ do the Life Scenarios until finish or bell rings. 

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Financial Literacy- click on link below and create an account.  https://www.teachbanzai.com/
 
A Period code- BI4VY6
B Period code- QD32Y4
C Period code- TJV5D5
D Period code- AA1GVZ

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Create a 7-10 slide Keynote power point presentation on the college of your choice, McGill or branch of service.  Headings should be 30-80 point size. Other text should be 14-30pt size.  Presentation should have 2-3 transitions and three or more different slide layouts.  Slides should include information, such as; admissions, academics, tuition, enrollment, degree options, distinguished schools within university, clubs, sports, organizations.  Presentation should include multiple pictures, text boxes, loop, chart, as well as one web link; video link and music is optional.

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  • Theme flyer- MLK, Mardi Gras or Prolife
  •  create a one page flyer on one of the themes listed above. Include details like time, location,  festivities etc
  • Include 3-5 pictures, full page background color, include a title/heading, at least two text boxes, at least one border or picture fram and at least one manipulated color
  • must have sufficient supporting text; such as; a title and informative text
  • See samples attached below

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Practice Graphic Design assignment
Use any pre-existing template to create a one page flyer.  You must have two pictures, a heading, 2-3 colors, text in at least two other areas and a border or picture frame. 

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See Thursday and Friday's assignments below-
 
 
1.  Read one of the articles below on Dr. Martin Luther King or Pro Life March and write a half to full page essay.  Title either MLK or ProLife March, 12 point, traditional font and save in google docs.  Summarize the facts of the article but also include your insight and opinion on the topic. 
 
 
 
2.  Lessons 11-13 in www.edutyping.com. The account ID is mcgill32. 
 

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Makeup work for absent students for week of 1/13-17/2020. 
1. Lessons 1-9 should be completed on www.edutyping.com.  Remember to sign in with google and the account ID is mcgill32
2. Write at least a full page essay on yourself following the MLA guidelines on attachment below.  Save as self essay in google docs.  Use 12 point size, Ariel or Times New Roman.
3.  iMovie app- create trailer or movie on your iPad, at least one minute long.  Include pics, video,

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Go to www.edutyping.com and do lessons 4 and 5. Remember to choose sign in with google.  If it ask for an account ID, it's mcgill32.  If needed, use your email address and password to sign in.