Wednesday, May 27, 2009

HOW TO DAYS!!!!!!!!

We are in the Labs for a few days to work on our "HOW TO..." Summative project. Use your time well!

Remember you need to
A) Create a "How to.." Booklet with a number of different components.
B) Create a Creative Project that links to your topic.
C) Create a Presentation that shows off/teaches your "How to..." involves creativity and involves the class. Remember, it must include visuals.

Some ideas for using your computer time well:

- Get ideas (WITHOUT PLAGERIZING) from other sites
- Word Process and Format your booklet
- Proofread and Edit
- Find useful images to add to some compontent

Tip: Keep getting your tracking sheet (page #3) signed - and don't lose the package!

Friday, May 15, 2009

HOW TO....Introduction

Your SUMMATIVE project (worth 20% of your mark) is creating a "How to..." project! If you pick something you like, something you're good at and/or something you're interested in, you might even have fun doing this very important project.

Here are some video "How To"s to watch. (If one isn't downloading well, go to the next one and return to the original one later.)

Magic Trick:

Cool Your Pop:

Deal Cards

Stop "Snoozing"

Reduce Tooth Pain

How to Kiss

Choose a Tatoo

TODAY'S ASSIGNMENT: Here is what you need to "Blog" about:

a) Which is you favourite?

b) Why?

c) What tip is the most important?

d) If you were to add a tip to improve the "how to" what would you suggest? (Please add something!)

Not long ago, a student handed in a brilliant "How to" project. It looked like this: Unfortunatley it was PLAGERIZED from the internet. Use the internet to get ideas or cite sources if you use them as a resource, but this project is meant to come from your own knowledge and experience. Choose something you're good at and have fun!!! (Needless to say the afore mentioned student got a zero and failed the course - plagerism is the worst academic crime possible!)

The internet can be a useful tool. If you have an idea, check out some tips here, if you wish. (If they have it.)


When your blog is done, you are free to research your "how to" topic on google, wikipedia or anywhere else you would like on the internet! Try to narrow down your choice soon! Write everything in your own words! Feel free to download any pictures you might find useful in this project.

Monday, May 11, 2009

You now have some time to work on the 4 different sections of this project. Some ideas for using computer time to your advantage:
A - Character - make sure your Facebook page is full of things that apply to your character and what they did in the novel. Please put your own name somewhere obvious.
B - Book Back - word process this so that grammar and spelling are correct. Use some proof readers. Why not get some pictures or quotes and make it look like a REAL book back?
C - Setting - maybe there are some images or headings that you could print off to make your setting work look even better!
D - Themes - word process your list and your 3 paragraphs to be sure they are edited correctly. Again, USE PROOFREADERS!!!

Use you computer time well to get the best marks possible!

Mr. F.