On Thursday in tech class I posted the following list of assignments from Trimester 2 and the status of each:
008-8 Selective Coloring of Images Using Pixlr
009-8 Sharing Colorized Images Blog Post (one student incomplete)
010-8 Image Quote Mashup (being moved to Trimester 3)
011-8 Stock Selection Chart (2 students incomplete)
012-8 Coding Self Paced Progress (2 students incomplete)
013-8 Stock Spreadsheet displaying weeks 1-4 of Stock Game (due Feb. 27)
Any student missing one of the above, except for the last assignment, will have an Incomplete grade displayed in PowerSchool. The 010-8 image activity is being pushed back for completion because a)there were still many incompletes and b) some of those completed had a poor quality image which will display poorly in the final sharing of the images and quotes, so we will revisit that in order to make improvements in technique.
Students should have finished updating their stock portfolios and should also have entered their total in the class standings document. In the next post I will be indicating who is in the lead after the first four weeks. Almost all students have made a gain, but will that hold up over the next four weeks? Students are seeing what a workhorse a spreadsheet can be and how much time it can save if it is set up correctly. We are working with formulas, formatting, and functions in our stock activity. From here we will go on to analyzing the performance of one of the companies and creating a line graph to display the stock's performance during the course of the game.
B&O Common Stock via Wikipedia in the Public Domain