Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Presidential Presentation



Turn in you presentation by following the directions below:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" dropdown box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name, enter your FIRST name and last INITIAL (Example: Brad K.)
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.
5. Click "Post Comment"
6. Verify that your video is now posted to my blog.

AP Website Turn In


Turn in you website by following the directions below:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" dropdown box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name, enter your FIRST name and last INITIAL (Example: Brad K.)
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.
5. Click "Post Comment"
6. Verify that your video is now posted to my blog.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The White House Staff v. The West Wing



Create a short biography of one member of the White House Staff and enter it as a comment to this post.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Digital Storytelling - Turn In - 4th Block


Turn in you digital story by following the directions below:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" dropdown box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your FIRST name and last INITIAL (Example:  Brad K.)
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here. 
5.  Click "Post Comment"
6.  Verify that your video is now posted to my blog.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Digital Story Ideas


 Click on the link below.  Create a "Post-it Note" on the website that summarizes which story you will be using in your Digital Story project.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Voki Turn In

Turn in you voki by following the directions below:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" dropdown box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL (Example:  Brad K.)
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here. (Example:  http://mrklitzke.blogspot.com/)

WARNING:  You must PUBLISH your Voki first.  Click on "Publish" and then click on the dropdown arrow where it says "Or, get your Voki link here".  Copy the link it gives you and use that to past in the URL.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Persepolis Voki

Publish your voki and copy the link associated with it.  Created a "Name/URL" comment to this post and write your first name/last innitial for your name and paste your voki link in the space for the URL.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Persepolis

Click on the image to watch author Marjane Satrapi on the Colbert Report

Create a comment about how your life would be different if you lived in Iran.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

AP Political Ad

Unit 2 Technology Project
Campaign Ad

"Television is no gimmick, and nobody will ever be elected to major office again without presenting themselves well on it."
-Television producer and Nixon campaign consultant Roger Ailes, 1968



OVERVIEW:
In the 21st century is has become impossible for a presidential candidate to conduct a successful campaign without the infusion of political ads. Political ads are very similar to product ads. They both strive to do two things: Inform the public about their product and convince the public that their produc is the best product available.

For this technology project you must create a 30 second to a 90 second campaign ad. You will create your ad using a multimedia program of your choice. Your ad will not only be viewed by the entire class but by the entire world, as it will be uploaded to youtube. Because the world will be viewing your ad please use common safety procedures discussed in class.

EXPECTATIONS

All good ads have one of two goals:
  1. Provide the audience with information on the candidate(s)
  2. Convince the audience that your candidate is the best choice

How Americans Vote




Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

AP Political Ad

Unit 2 Technology Project
Campaign Ad

"Television is no gimmick, and nobody will ever be elected to major office again without presenting themselves well on it."
-Television producer and Nixon campaign consultant Roger Ailes, 1968



OVERVIEW:
In the 21st century is has become impossible for a presidential candidate to conduct a successful campaign without the infusion of political ads. Political ads are very similar to product ads. They both strive to do two things: Inform the public about their product and convince the public that their produc is the best product available.

For this technology project you must create a 30 second to a 90 second campaign ad. You will create your ad using a multimedia program of your choice. Your ad will not only be viewed by the entire class but by the entire world, as it will be uploaded to youtube. Because the world will be viewing your ad please use common safety procedures discussed in class.

EXPECTATIONS

All good ads have one of two goals:
  1. Provide the audience with information on the candidate(s)
  2. Convince the audience that your candidate is the best choice

Monday, September 26, 2011

AP Karaoke

Unit 1 Karaoke
1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter the FIRST name of everyone in your group
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.
5.  Be sure to print off a copy of your lyrics.

Friday, September 16, 2011

West Wing Discussion

Click on the image above to read about President Obama's "Body Man"

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

4th Block Geography- Introduction

Reflect on the different videos we watched in our Introduction PowerPoint.  Which one did you find the most impressive?  Create a comment to this post stating your choice and why you picked it.


Movie Reviews
1.  Shorewood High School Lip Dub
2.  Boy Scout Video
3.  Dalton Sherman addresses the Dallas School District staff
4.  Jim vs. Dwight


2nd Block AP Introduction

Reflect on the different videos we watched in our Introduction PowerPoint.  Which one did you find the most impressive?  Create a comment to this post stating your choice and why you picked it.

Movie Reviews
1.  Shorewood High School Lip Dub
2.  Boy Scout Video
3.  Dalton Sherman addresses the Dallas School District staff
4.  Jim vs. Dwight




Friday, June 3, 2011

Class Survey

Click on the link below and take the survey.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LPTFBQT

Thursday, June 2, 2011

4th Block Final Project



Turn in your final project by following the directions below:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

2nd Block Final Project



Turn in your final project by following the directions below:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

4th Block Movie Trailer - Turn In


 Turn in you movie preview by following the directions below:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

2nd Block - Movie Trailer - Turn In

Yummy

 Turn in you movie preview by following the directions below:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

4th Block

 Turn in you movie preview by following the directions below:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

2nd Block - Voki

 
Turn in you voki by following the directions below:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

3c -World War II Trailers

Below you will find several videos created by 3c students.  They created these fictional "movie" previews based on the young adult literature books they read for our World War II unit.


Code Talker

Ten Cents A Dance


Hiroshima

Monday, March 21, 2011

1950s Technology Project

In groups of two, three or four, you will be creating a song about an important aspect of life in the 1950s.  You can choose any song from past or present to compose the lyrics to, although your song only needs to be about a minute long.  

You will also create a "music video" to accompany your song that includes 15-20 visual representations of your topic.  To do this, we will show you how to use video & editing software.  

Click HERE to see a detailed summary of the project. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

3c - Movie Trailer

3c -World War II Movie Trailer
Turn in you movie preview by following the directions below:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

http://typewith.me/YQcNoeRIwa

Friday, March 4, 2011

1920s Karaoke - 4th Block

 1920s Karaoke

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

1920s Karaoke - 2nd Block

1920s Karaoke
1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter the FIRST name of everyone in your group
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Voki Turn In

Voki




Turn In Your Voki By Creating A Name/URL Comment

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Lusitania

video

ASSIGNMENT: You are an up and coming Blogger who just happened to be on vacation in Ireland when the Lusitania was sunk. Your location and your occupation gives you the perfect opportunity to be the FIRST to present first-hand accounts of what happened to the Lusitania. Due to the nature of blogs you will want to keep your blog short and accurate. Create your "blog" in the comment section of this post. Be sure that you remain safe while on line, do not put your full name on your blog, instead use your first name and your last initial (Example: Brad K.) 

Go through the numerous primary sources below and retell the story of the Lusitania. Include as many significant details as you can. Be sure to answer the basic questions of any story: Who? What? When? Where? Why?


What Happened?

What actually happened to the Lusitania and her passenger on the afternoon of May 7, 1915? The first reports of the sinking to reach America were confused and sketchy. Americans, particularly those who had friends or relatives on board, were eager for more information on the fate of their loved ones. Below you will find several different accounts of the sinking of the Lusitania.



Newspaper account: New York World on May 8, 1915

The Cunard Liner Lusitania was torpedoed, supposedly by German submarines shortly after 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, ten miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, near Munster, Ireland.  She sank 15 minutes later.  The company states that no warning was given to her.  The Lusitania carried 2,104 persons when she sailed from New York.  The Meager, confused reports so far received make it uncertain how many of these have been saved.  A steward of the first boat that reached Queenstown with survivors from the liner said he feared that 900 lives had been lost.


Newspaper reports account: Queenstown, Ireland on May 9, 1915:


"The tugboat Stormshuttle has returned here, bringing about 150 survivors of the Lusitania, among whom were many women, several of teh crew, and one steward.  Describing the experience of the Lusitania the steward said:  
'The passengers were at lunch when a submarine came up and fired two torpedoes which hit the Lusitania on the starboard side, one forward and the other in the engine room.  They caused several explosions.  Captain Turner immediately ordered the boats out.  The ship began to tilt badly.  Ten boats were put into the water, and between 400 and 500 passengers entered the lifeboats.  I fear that few of the officers were saved.  They acted bravely.  There was only 15 minutes from the time the ship was struck until she foundered and sank, bow first.  It was a dreadful sight.'"



Official ship diary of Captain Schwieger, Commander of the U-boat that sunk the Lusitania:

May 6, 1915

...The voyage to the St. George’s Channel had consumed so much of our fuel oil that it would be impossible for us to return (to German) around the southern end of Ireland if we had now continued to Liverpool. I intended to return as soon as two-fifths of our fuel is used up. I intend to avoid, if at all possible, the trip through the North Channel on account of the type of service which U-20 encounter there on her last trip. Only three torpedoes are still available, of which I wish to save two, if possible, for the return trip.
May 7, 1915
3:10 p.m. Ahead to starboard four funnels and two masts of a steamer with course perpendicular to us came into sight. Ship is made out to be large passenger steamer.

Submerged to a depth of 11 meters and went ahead at full speed, taking a course converging with the one of the steamer, hoping it might change its course to starboard along the Irish coast.

The steamer turns to starboard, takes course to Queenstown, thus making possible an approach for a shot. Until 3:00 p.m., we ran high speed in order to gain position directly ahead.

Clean bow shot at a distance of 700 meters (G-torpedo, 3 meters depth adjustment); angle 90, estimated speed 22 knots. Torpedo hits starboard side right behind the bridge.

An unusually heavy detonation takes place with a very strong explosion cloud. The explosion of the torpedo must have been followed by a second on board (boiler, coal, or gun powder). The super-structure above the point of impact and bridge are torn apart, fire breaks out, and smoke envelopes the high bridge.

The ship stops immediately and keels over to starboard very quickly, immersing simultaneously at the bow. It appears as if the ship were going to capsize very shortly. Great confusion ensures on board; the lifeboats are released and they are lowered into the water. In doing so, a great panic must have reigned; some boats, full to capacity, are rushed and sink immediately.

3:25 The ship blows off its excess steam; on the bow the name Lusitania becomes visible in golden letters. Ship was running 22 knots. Since it seems as if the steamer will keep above the water only a short time, we dived to a depth of 24 meters and ran out to sea. It would have been impossible for me to fire a second torpedo into this crowd of people struggling to save their lives.



Newspaper reports account: London Times on May 9, 1915

“Seven torpedoes were fired by the attacking German craft, one of them striking the Lusitania midship. This would indicate that at least two submarines were waiting for the ship, since the newest types of undersea boats carry but six torpedo tubes...”




Excerpts from three interviews with survivors of the Lusitania.

Oliver P. Bernard (passenger)
“I think I can say I was one of the few people who really saw a torpedo discharges at the Lusitania. Coming on deck from the dining salon, I was leaning against the starboard rail of the ship when I saw the periscope of a submarine about 200 yards away. Then I noticed a long, white streak of foam. It gave me the impression of frothy, sizzling water. Almost immediately there was a terrific impact, followed by an explosion.”

Dr. Carl E. Foss (passenger)
“I was traveling second class, and on May 7th, I was leaning against the port side of the ship, looking off towards the Irish coast. It was just at 1:30 that I noticed something low in the water about a mile away.”

Ernest Cowper (passenger)

 "I was chatting with a friend at the rail about 2:00 when suddenly I caught a glimpse of the conning tower of a submarine about 1,000 yards distant.  I immediately called my friend's attention to it.  We both saw the track of a torpedo..."

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Street Fight

Street Fight Online Discussion

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

CAPP - Political Campaign Ad

Political Influences Technology Project
Campaign Ad

"Television is no gimmick, and nobody will ever be elected to major office again without presenting themselves well on it."
-Television producer and Nixon campaign consultant Roger Ailes, 1968



OVERVIEW:
In the 21st century is has become impossible for a presidential candidate to conduct a successful campaign without the infusion of political ads. Political ads are very similar to product ads. They both strive to do two things: Inform the public about their product and convince the public that their produc is the best product available.

For this technology project you must create a 30 second to a 90 second campaign ad. You will create your ad using a multimedia program of your choice. Your ad will not only be viewed by the entire class but by the entire world, as it will be uploaded to youtube. Because the world will be viewing your ad please use common safety procedures discussed in class.

EXPECTATIONS

All good ads have one of two goals:
  1. Provide the audience with information on the candidate(s)
  2. Convince the audience that your candidate is the best choice

2nd Block Movie Trailer

TURN IN YOUR MOVIE TRAILER BY FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIONS BELOW:

1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.

Monday, January 3, 2011

CAPP-Website Turn In

TURN IN YOUR WEBSITE BY FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIONS BELOW:


1. Create a "Comment" to this post.
2. At the "Comment as" drop down box please select "Name/URL"
3. For Name enter your first name and last INITIAL
4. For URL copy/paste your websites address here.