Typing Friday

typingweb.com

Type for 1/2 hour, or one complete lesson.



Login using your own login that Mr. Hurst created for you:

login: firstname_lane
password: firstname

Example: jayden_lane
password: jayden

Except Jose (there was another Jose last year, so your login is "jose2_lane"

If you would like a different, more easy to remember, more secure, password let Mr. Hurst know and it will be so.

Desktop Icons

You will learn how to redesign the desktop icons on this Fedora Linux operating system and set them as your own.
Assignment rules, requirements
Each student will work on their own project, no groups or partners.
This assignment you must:
-Have at least 4 redesigned icons.
1) Computer
2) Home folder
3) TypingWeb
4) Mr. Hurst assignments link
-Icons should be at least 200px width by 200px height.
-Icons should represent in some regard the target in which they are linked.
The Grade - fill this out when you are done







The assignment:
You are going to organize your desktop and add these folders / shortcuts.
1) Computer - links to the guts of the operating system, the root directories.
2) Home folder - your documents, also known in a windows op sys as "my documents"
3) Finished projects - you will create a new folder that will house the finished work to be archived and not accidentally deleted.
4) Internet - a visual shortcut that links to a homepage of your choice.
The goal is to learn how computer icons work and how they just are a link or a shortcut to the application, they can look different and still link to the same thing. A secondary goal is to find out how well you can read and follow directions.
How an icon works is it is a visual representation of the target application / folder / file that you are going to execute. It is supposed to symbolize where or what you are going to when you click it.
ICON is the LINK to the TARGET.







Timeline 1 day:
Day 1: Intro to project, following directions, surfing the Internet for best fitting icons.
Fill out the grade to turn it in.
Getting started: learn how to set your first icon by changing the "computer" icon to this new icon.

Step 2: Right click and save this image as.Step 1: Open your home folder (should be your user login then home) then right click and create a new folder, title it "icons".
this folder we will save all the picture files to when they are done so that you know not to delete or move these pictures because they are being used as icons.

Step 3: Save it in the location that you just made in your home folder > icons.
Step 4: Minimize all windows, right click on the "computer icon" click "properties"
Step 5: click on the current icon and it will allow you to browse for the replacement icon, choose the computer.png file in the icons folder.
NEXT, changing your home folder icon:
Continue the same steps accordingly to download a PNG file type from the Internet of an icon that represents your home folder.
Search on google for "my documents png" or "my documents icon" or "folder icons" "folder png" or any other mixture of words that mean similar things to find an image you like that is a PNG, if it is not a PNG you can open it in GIMP take the background away and then save it as a PNG.

Other websites to find icons.
*You may need to EXTRACT a zipped folder to get to the picture files, to do so once downloaded right click on the zip file and click "Extract Here".
http://www.iconarchive.com/
Next, adding an Internet shortcut to TypingWeb.com

Step 1: In Firefox browser click on this link, http://www.typingweb.com/tutor/.
Step 2: Drag the Firefox window to the right so you can see both the browser window and the desktop.
Step 3: Locate the address bar, to the direct LEFT of the URL is a medium icon of the website, left click and drag this icon to the desktop which will create a shortcut to this website.
Step 4: Rename to your liking, suggustions, "Internet" "Firefox" "Website name" "coolest awesome'est invention ever" -whatever makes sense to you, just take away the words "link to"

Step 5: Right click and save this image as, download it to your icon folder, then set this picture as the icon.


Last, adding an Internet shortcut to Mr. Hurst's assignment page.
Step 1: In Firefox browser click on this link, http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/lane/315.htm.
Step 2: Drag the Firefox window to the right so you can see both the browser window and the desktop.
Step 3: Locate the address bar, to the direct LEFT of the URL is a medium icon of the website, left click and drag this icon to the desktop which will create a shortcut to this website.
Step 4: Rename to your liking, suggustions, "Internet" "Firefox" "Website name" "coolest awesome'est invention ever" -whatever makes sense to you, just take away the words "link to"
Step 5: Right click and save this image as, download it to your icon folder, then set this picture as the icon.

Get to Know Each Other - How Tech Savvy Are You?

Get to know Mr. Hurst, and let Mr. Hurst get to know you


How Tech-Savvy Are You?

LTSP

Fill out this Online Form

While Mr. Hurst is away

Wednesday -
20 things I learned about browsers and the web. Part 1


Open these both in new tabs. Right click on the link (open in new tab)


If you want to do it the hard way first read through the first half of the book pages 1 through 19 and then fill out the online form.   But if you want to do it the easy way, read and fill it out as you go.

This assignment is to be done individually which means NO SHARING ANSWERS (cheating) if you are caught sharing an answer or having an answer shared to you, there will be NO FREE TIME for both students typing practice instead.    I gave you hints as to which page each answer is on, and if you still need help, raise your hand and Mr. Hall or whoever is with you will come help you.

http://www.20thingsilearned.com
 For best practice use Google Chrome (start > programs > google chrome) - zoom into the full page view in the bottom right

Thursday -
20 things I learned about browsers and the web. Part 2
Open these both in new tabs. Right click on the link (open in new tab)

If you want to do it the hard way first read through the first half of the book pages 20 through 50 and then fill out the online form.   But if you want to do it the easy way, read and fill it out as you go switching between tabs.

This assignment is to be done individually which means NO SHARING ANSWERS (cheating) if you are caught sharing an answer or having an answer shared to you, there will be NO FREE TIME for both students, typing practice instead.    I gave you hints as to which page each answer is on, and if you still need help, raise your hand and Mr. Hall will come help you.

For best practice USE GOOGLE CHROME (start > programs > google chrome)
 - zoom into the full page view in the bottom right
Google Online Form - 20 things I learned about browsers and the web - Part 2

Thursday - If you want to do the third part, I usually use it as extra work for the students that just guessed answers or goofed off in other ways, but if you want to do it as like extra credit and had fun with this assignment you are welcome to, but it is not assigned, you do not HAVE to do it.
20 things I learned about browsers and the web - part 3 - EXTRA CREDIT
OR if Mr. Hall wants to assign extra to students if he sees them goofing off, guessing answers, cheating etc.



Friday - 

Type for 1/2 hour, or one complete lesson.



Login using your own login that Mr. Hurst created for you:

login: firstname_lane
password: firstname

Example: jayden_lane
password: jayden

Except Jose (there was another Jose last year, so your login is "jose2_lane"

Monday -


Learn about 3D and Layers.

Make something recognizable. A bird, chair, horse, cat, car, logo, etc. anything that is more than just random chunks of blah.


Turn it in by posting the finished URL as a comment. The URL should look like this. See below comments.
see last year assignments by 6th graders




Mr. Hurst will be back on Tuesday - Listen and respect Mr. Hall or whomever you are with.

Google Art Project

Google Art Project - How to Navigate

Desktop Wallpaper






You will learn how to make a fully customized desktop background 


Assignment rules, requirements
Each student will work on their own project, no groups or partners.
This assignment you must:
-Design a colored desktop background in Inkscape.
-Design multiple patterns and gradients to detail the background.
-Insert one silhouette illustration.
-Export the Inkscape file as a bitmap and upload it to Dropbox.


The assignment:
The goal is to learn how to follow steps in a process to achieve a goal on a computer, learn about visuals and how they are constructed, learn how to use multiple computer applications to achieve an overall completed project.











Timeline 3 days:
Day 1: Intro to project, begin the basics of the background with colors, etc.
Day 2: Patterns, add three.
Day 3: Continue with previous directions, finalize by exporting as bitmap and setting as wallpaper. Fill out grades form.
Basic Gradient background Steps
Step 1: Launch the application Inkscape
Step 2: Setup your File > Document Properties to Width 1600px by Height 1200px. (Check border ontop of drawing).
Step 3: Draw a large rectangle covering canvas.
Step 4: Select the rectangle then click Edit > Duplicate.
Step 5: Select the rectangle then click Object > Fill and Stroke.
Step 6: Choose a darker or lighter color then on the Fill Tab click Linear Fill.
Step 7: Click the Edit paths by nodes button (F2), and make the gradient from the top to the bottom.
Making & adding a strips pattern:

Steps for silhouette
Step 1:Start Picasa 3
Step 2:Find shape / image from dingbat font from dafont.com.
-Change preview size to large.

Step 3:Use PrtScn key on the keyboard to capture.
Step 4: In Picasa 3 use the crop tool to get the shape.
-File Save as to desktop.
Step 5: Drag into Inkscape, (or file insert)
Step 6: Path > Trace Bitmap.


Once you are completed with your design and have all the requirements are met, you will need to EXPORT the file as a bitmap so that it can be set as the desktop wallpaper.
Exporting the finished design as a bitmap and setting it as wallaper in steps.
Step 1: In Inkscape click File > Export Bitmap
Step 2: Click for export area "Page" (the width and height will follow) for filename "Browse and designate where you want the file and what you want it to be named. Then click Export.

Steps for Dropbox:  This is how to turn it in.
Rename your file to your first name:


john.png


https://www.dropbox.com
login: ppslane@gmail.com
password: purple


Upload into correct folder
Once finished uploading your finished project fill out The Grade

REMEMBER SAVE OFTEN, you don't want to lose all your work because you forgot to save every 5 minutes, quick save is shortcut key (ctrl+s) WHEN YOU NEED HELP ASK(raise your hand) but FIRST re-read the assignment guidelines.

Typing Friday

typingweb.com

Type for 1/2 hour, or one complete lesson.



Login using your own login that Mr. Hurst created for you:

login: firstname_lane
password: firstname

Example: jayden_lane
password: jayden

Except Jose (there was another Jose last year, so your login is "jose2_lane"

If you would like a different, more easy to remember, more secure, password let Mr. Hurst know and it will be so.

Lane Website Scavenger Hunt

Who are you? Who is this Mr. Hurst guy...