to visit this
web page, go to www.summercore.com click on
July 22-26 at the top of the page
Pictures created in HyperStudio for the Contest
(the Garden theme) ...winners announced by Colleen much lower on this web page
Colleen Powers-vis writes:
It seems like quite a deal! Since we have a bit more time ]] on our hands (like we are so-o-o busy!") if my note looks rather odd, it's because this microphone picks up all background noise and interprets it anyway it can .
I'm looking forward to this summercore, and if I were a bit more skilled with Photoshop, I would be able to make a different graphic CP
p.s. your note regarding last week
really explains the houses on the cliffs and all, "living on the edge"
explains the preponderance of falling off the edge of the "old tried and true" and launching into oblivion!
Round Table Discussion (Tuesday PM)
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Some of the Carnival Projects (prep on Wednesday PM and actual carnival Thursday 9-11 am)
if and when you discover some mistakes in my postings, please, please remember:
(1) "process not product"
(2) GE for "good enough"
(3) I posted only those things sent to me "with permission to post"
-- steve ;-) (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for mistakes)
- Jim and Penny...HTML
- Cindy's group...M&Ms and HTML
- Cindy's group...top ten things overhead at Summercore
- Catherine, Elaine, Elaine, Jill, Veronica... PowerPoint (web version has no sounds but yes, you can download original file via this link)
- Joann, Claire, Mary Kay...webquest
- Tom, Donna and John
- Digital Divide Picture...in Photoshop by Caroline (based on original Continental Divide picture) ...
click on small image to see the big one
- Digital Divide Picture...in Photoshop by Santana (based on original Continental Divide picture) ...
click on small image to see the big one
- Krista and John created an interesting science simultation for genetics in Excel ...here is a screen snapshot ... the computer was programmed in Excel with random numbers, hidden rows and columns, absolute reference formulas
- Digital Movie created by the IMovie group (yes, Jill, I promised I would get this movie on the web, even though it is 4 meg;-) steve
Streaming Videos from Summercore 2001...session 1,2,3
You must have real player to watch them (for free from www.real.com)
Jeopardy Game by Sam (with your homework questions)
-- click on
graphic above to download (requires hyperstudio) or send me e-mail via email@example.com and I will forward the hyperstudio stack to you ... steve
List of Participants (first name order)
- Blinn Dorsey - RI - Gordon School - Grade 8 Science and Math Teacher
- Caroline Cinti - CA - Hamlin School -
- Catherine Roques - TX - St. Andrew’s Episcopal School - Librarian
- Cindy Mowry - MA - Dedham Country Day School - Grade 7 Science and Math Teacher
- Claire Cowen - PA - West Chester Friends School - Lower School Computer Teacher
- Donna Svinis - WA - Noble and Greenough School - Computer Intern
- Dulce Martinez-Hermida - TX - Duchesne Academy - Upper School Spanish Teacher
- Elaine DesRoches - MA - Dedham Country Day School - Physical Education Teacher
- Elaine Murphy - MA - Dedham Country Day School - Lower School Reading
- Frank Adsit - FL - The Bolles School -
- Ivan Gattis - NC - St. Timothy’s School - Physical Education Teacher
- Jill Drischler - VA - Potomac School - Language Arts Enrichment
- Jill Koch - CA - Crystal Springs Upland School - Technology Coordinator
- Jim Ebert - NC - Durham Academy - Upper School Math Teacher
- Joann Coates-Hunter - MD - Barnesville School - Grade 6 Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher
- Joe Doggett - MA - Tabor Academy - Director of Studies/Biology Teacher/Asst. Head
- John Maier - MA - Phillips Academy-Andover - Chair Spanish Department
- Judy Bland - MA - Dedham Country Day School - Reading Teacher
- Kirstin Yost - MA - Noble and Greenough School - Computer Intern
- Krista Holter - TX - Duchesne Academy - Chemistry Teacher
- Mary Kay Sexton - TX - St. Andrew’s Episcopal School - Grade 5 & 6 Science Teacher
- Michael Vischak - TX - Kinkaid School - Pre-Calc and Calculus Teacher
- Penny Jansen - MD - Barnesville School - Eighth Grade English & Algebra Teacher
- Santana Sluss - RI - Gordon School - Kindergarten and Lower School Math Teacher (changed from session 1)
- Sharon Colson - TX - St. Andrew’s Episcopal School - Middle School English/Social Studies Teacher
- Tom Macdonald - MA - Cambridge Friends School - Technology Coordinator
- Veronica Putney - TX - St. Andrew’s Episcopal School - Spanish Teacher
- I'm hoping you'll
cover video streaming, real player, etc. When I watch
the videos it's often very disjointed, the picture is
unclear, the sound skips around (although I can usually
understand it), but the picture is usually pretty
answer: it might be speed of connection (modem or cable or the version of real player you have installed .. latest ones are on www.real.com ..it can also be related to the programmer who uploaded them .. see me at carnival for more info, if you want ... steve
- 1 (for pink card?) - how do you add a hyperlink to a PowerPoint? and how
do you work with sound and movie files within PowerPoint? (JK)
answer: hopefully you know by now ..if not see Lynne or me at carnival or the people at the powerpoint booth
- I would like to see (or know about) burning a CD on a PC (joann)
answer: did you catch alexandra yesterday? if not, see me at the carnival ...we have set up a demo for you in ellie's office at the end of computer street ... steve
- on inspiration, is it possible to click on each category independently to show points one at a time rather than the entire web at once? (penny)
answer: see inspiration group at carnival or see Lynne at carnival
- how to create/open PDF files (caroline)
answer: as explained, you can get the latest acrobat READER for free via www.adobe.com; in order to make PDF files, you need to BUY the PROGRAM version of Acrobat... we own 2 copies for the Mac and 2 copies for the PC at Nobles .. I have brought in the software to Ellie's office to show you ... steve
- can someone, perhaps Alexandra help find the spanish keyboards flip switch on a PC in office 2001?
Alexandra Briggs-staff writes:
*** best option i think ***
Keyboard Languages and Keyboard Layouts
Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4 allow you to switch between different
keyboard layouts. When using Word 97 and PowerPoint 97, changing keyboards also
changes the language format of the text you type.
This provides another method of applying language formatting to your text. For
example, you might use a Spanish keyboard layout for typing Spanish text, then
switch to a French keyboard for typing French text.
Switching keyboards can be more convenient than using the Language command,
because you don't have to deal with a dialog box each time you want to begin
typing in a new language. Once you have installed a particular keyboard, you can switch to it simply by choosing it from a pop-up list on your Windows taskbar.
The drawback to this method is that it works most effectively when typing new text.
To add a keyboard layout in Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4:
1. From the Windows Start button menu, run Control Panel (typically from the Settings menu).
2. Double click on the keyboard icon to open the Control Panel’s Keyboard
Properties dialog box, and choose the tab titled Language (or Input Locale).
3. Click Add, then select the desired language from the scrollable list that is displayed.
Your choice determines the language formatting that will be applied if you switch
to this keyboard while working in Word or PowerPoint.
4. Windows proposes a related keyboard layout. You can accept the proposed layout, or change it by clicking Properties and selecting a different one.
Keyboard layouts change the letters assigned to keys. For example, the English keys QWERTY become AZERTY with the French keyboard layout, QWERTZ with the Czech keyboard layout, and ÛGJRMV with the Latvian keyboard layout.
It is best to use a keyboard layout that you are comfortable with.
5. Make sure the Enable indicator on taskbar check box is turned on, then click OK. Insert your original Windows setup disc, if you are asked to.
Assuming the Enable indicator on taskbar checkbox is checked, a box showing two letters appears in your Windows taskbar (near the clock, if the clock is turned on). The two letters represent the language currently in use. When you left-click on the letters, a pop-up list of all currently loaded languages appears. Choose the language you wish to use, and the keyboard layout changes instantly.
Windows allows you to switch your keyboard language from English to several other languages,
including Spanish (Start/ Control Panels/ Keyboard: "Languages" tab -> Add... You will probably need your original Windows software, or know where the installation files are located on your computer). You could get away with just switching the software *if* the person could touch-type on a Spanish-language keyboard (and would not get thrown off by looking at an English keyboard).
if we cant find it - a handy tool --
For "¿" use alt+0191 (right side #'s on keyboard*)
For "¡" use alt+0161 (right side #s on keyboard*)
For "á" use alt+0225 (right side #'s on keyboard*)
For "é" use alt+0233 (right side #'s on keyboard*)
For "í" use alt+0237 (right side #'s on keyboard*)
For "ó" use alt+0243 (right side #'s on keyboard*)
For "ú" use alt+0250 (right side #'s on keyboard*)
For "ü" use alt+0252 (right side #'s on keyboard*)
For "ñ" use alt+0241 (right side #'s on keyboard*)
----- another option
keyboard for spanish $69 at worldlanguage.com
---- im not so sure about the usefulness of this, but we'll see ---
http://www.gy.com/www/ww1/sp_f.htm -- all sorts of info on language related font software
----another option of software
3-D Keyboard 2.52
- can you have explain virtual memory, memory management, when to use, when not to, how to decide on cutting back on RAM or deleting files on hard drive? (jim)
answer: virtual memory is FAKE memory in which a portion of the hard drive is used to trick the computer into thinking it has more RAM; this is a bit like using your notebook to write down stuff that you cannot remember in your own personal RAM chip ...virtual memory should NOT be used unless you are desparate and broke ... see me at carnival for more info ..steve
- how can I check the history of sites where students (and/or daughter) has/have been visited? (veronica)
answer: see Lynne at carnival
- how can you connect 2 sets of headphones to one computer? (clare)
answer: see me at carnival ... I will show you an audio splitter in the wittenberg closet that you can buy at radio shack .. it is male at one end and double female at the other end so you can split the audio signal from any device (e.g. computer) and then two headphones can be plugged in
- is there any way to re-arrange the desktop icons on the PC to not be on the left? (frank)
answer: there is a toggle switch called AUTO-ARRANGE; you access it via RIGHT-MOUSE CLICK on any unused portion of the desktop and choosing PROPERTIES
- what schools have good web sites (model school web sites) that you would recommend for me to see? (caroline)
answer: we will post links here, caroline, and then e-mail you
- having trouble opening all types of attached files/damaged files? (catherine r)
answer: two different categories ...for damaged files, you can try various utilities to repair a file ...we lost Disk Warrior by Alsoft for the Mac and Norton Utilties for both Mac and PC ... for attached files, it is very different ..see me at carnival and I will share the overview (or read the session 1 pink card questions where I have explained thoroughly ...steve
- any tricks besides "template" for frozen text on appleworks/clarisworks so my students can fill in the blank and not alter the original text (jill d)
answer: nothing beyond what I showed you via template feature ...but if you want to get more techie, I can show you how to do this in a database and then you WILL have what you are looking for .... steve
- anyone find a pearl ear-ring at dinner monday? (elaine m)
answer: not yet found ... I also lost my French Lick towel... steve
- what basic software should be on every networked computer? should a school have both appleworks and office? (tom)
answer: see me at carnival, tom, and I will try to answer for you .. overview is that software budget should be at least 33% budget of hardware budget ..most schools have spent $50,000 to $200,000 on hardware over the last 5 years and under $5,000 on software .. this would be like buying a record player in 1956 (when Bird was born on Dec 7th) or a CD boom box in the year 2001 and then buying just 1 or 2 records (or CDs) ...see me at carnival and I will explain more and make recommendations ...steve
- is it fair to students in the writing process to require text-only formatting up to the final draft? (tom)
answer: perfectly fair (and a great idea) .. tip#17 from the book don't sweat the small stuff which I keep on my watch: "surrend to the fact that life is not fair" ... I see students obsess (OCD) over the font type of their title before they even write the paper .. I love this idea .. steve
- I would love to hear how other people have used different applications and technology in their classrooms (especially Powerpoint, Inspiration, Spreadsheets, IMovie, videoconferencing) ... examples:
hyperstudio: 4th grade stacks on CA missions
4th grade dichotomous keys
identifying leaves of different trees
3rd grade planet "postcards" (with writing on one side, picture on other)
1st grade stack on silent e
- can I see how to create Pascal's triangle on a spreadsheet (jim)
answer: see me at carnival ...steve
- what's an extension (blinn)
answer: the extensions BOOST the features of a computer; they sit in an extensions folder within the System Folder of a Mac .. each piece of software you install on a computer comes with its own extension (at times) ...at times, extensions can cause conflicts .. holding down SHIFT when you boot up a Mac keeps extensions off (useful for trouble-shooting) ... see me at carnival for more info ...steve
- I want to see if I can create a sketchpad project that loads and works off the web (jim)
answer: we did it! congratulations!
- how to shut down a Mac with command keys? (caroline)
answer from caroline: command+option+shift+ (|) button
Thirty Three Questions
- One K =
- One byte =
- One meg =
- One gigabyte =
- One terabyte=
- A "one-hole disk" holds _______
- A "two-hole disk" holds ______
- A ZIP disk holds ________
- A CD rom holds _________
- A DVD disk hold _________
- RAM refers to __________
- ROM refers to __________
- There are ___ bits in a byte
- The Celtics once won __ championships in a row from 59-66
- Baud Rate refers to ______
- A File Server is __________
- An MP3 file is ___________
- PC Exchange allows ______
- Mac Opener allows _______
- The Rule of 3 refers to _____
- The Rule of 4 refers to _____
- The point size of ___ equals 1 inch
- You should use __ space(s) between sentences
- Pushing the ____ button repeatedly is a sign that you have not reached computer puberty
- The PC suffix for ClarisWorks is ___
- The PC suffix for Powerpoint is ___
- The PC suffix for MS Word is ___
- If a music player is digital, then a record player or tape cassette is _____
- A typical MODEM speed is ____ baud
- A computer virus is ____
- Two popular graphic file types are ___
- One type of audio file is ____
- Larry Bird's uniform # in binary is ____
winner of the $33 from summercore#1 ... lance coon
winner of the $33 from summercore#2 ... kirstin yost
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 7:38:01 PM
From: Colleen Powers-vis
Subject: Pictures from Summercore#2
To: Steve Bergen-fac
Here is what we came up with. We will start with the honorable mentions and work towards first place.
Caroline and Jill: I don’t know whether to give this the brown-nose award, but
we can’t fault you for trying.
Caroline and Jill
Dulce and Krista this design was one of my favorites -- like when would you be
able to see the putting green and water hazard so well in the dark of night?
I liked the shading of the clouds as they passed under the moon and the way that the flag stood out.
Dulce and Krista
Last but not least (at least the most whimsical) the one submitted by Joann and Penny. I would have a fit if the vegetables could run around! At least it would add something to the old "the tree must have come out of nowhere" excuse when you bring your car back home with a dent!
Joann and Penny
Michael and Ivan: what was so attractive about this entry was its great design—I think it would make a great T-shirt! Forget those T-shirts -- it was just an energy kind of a picture. The asymmetric quality was nice because you can only get so far with the tools that you are offered in hyperstudio, It’s great to get a creation that honors the most high use of design principles.
Michael and Ivan
Judy and Elaine At first we didn’t grade this piece at all, but then when it was lying on a table with the rest, its whimsical feeling gave it a higher grade! One observation of note is that the sail on the boat looked like a poltergeist or a member of the KKK on vacation.
Judy and Elaine
Joe and Tom: we picked this one as first because it showed some depth and use of tools in a very sumptuous way. Your garden looked soft and springy like it would be a nice place to camp. It was almost one I would say had just the right amount of using the same tool.
Joe and Tom
Anyway, Janice and I were able to come up with these judgments that reflected both of our standards. Sorry the video conferencing unit is still broken at this end. We would have preferred to share our comments on the screen instead of e-mail. Enjoy the carnival!
CP and JK
Colleen Powers and Janice Kushner
(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com)