Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Computer Lab Instructions

Computer Lab Instructions



1.  Continue researching online using the keywords list  for your topic.


2.  Continue adding links to the appropriate page on the wiki for your topic.


3.  Fill in two website citation worksheets (you can use the encyclopia page for your second website or you can another print another website one here.)


4.  Complete at least one of the two graphic organizers that you got on Monday and Tuesday.


5.  Show your teachers that you have complete 3 citation worksheets and 1 graphic organizer.


6.  Create a "New Page" on the wiki.  Title it using your first name and last intial.


7.  Make sure to use the "CBA Template" when creating your page.


8.  Now you're ready to make a first attempt at answering the questions on the CBA Template.


9.  Good Luck!






Thursday, May 14, 2009

Computer Lab Instructions 5/15

1. Sit at the computer you have been at for the last few Friday's.
--Do not sit at the new computer that corresponds with the new seat you got this week.

2. Once you've logged in, go to

3. Read these instructions.

4. Open up your Excel Map.

5. Make sure that it is saved to your user share account by clicking on the "File" menu and then "Save As". Find your last name and save it there. This way you'll be able to have a new computer next week.

6. You goal today: Try to get 12 pop-up comments on your map!

7. Use your textbook and a planning sheet for assistance. If you don't have one, click here.

8. If you get tired of adding pop-up comments, search for ways to bring your data to life at

9. If you get tired of that, work on formatting your comments and map so that it looks nice.

10. Finally, if you have any questions, post them here.

Good luck! I'll see you Monday...

Living Voices

Friday, May 8, 2009

Computer Lab Instructions

1. Review the Scoring Guide

• There’s a link to it in the “Important Links” list on the blog.

2. Review your Excel Map Planning Sheet

• Now that we are through with chapter 4, look back
over your first 8 items and make sure that they
connect to the things we’ve learned (e.g., Glacial
Lake Missoula, J Harlan Bretz, Differences in
East West Environment, Differences Between
Coastal and Plateau Indians, Sea Explorers, Lewis
and Clark.)

• Look at the sentences that you’ve written. Have
you included a title, a good bit of data, and
explained why that data is important to our state’s

• Have you included a picture or a link to an
interactive web item or both?

3. Look at chapter 5, who or what could you include as your items for that chapter?

4. Finally, consider how your map is formatted.

• Will you change font colors?

• Will you “color” the map?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lewis and Clark Artifacts