Good day

I'm Mark Lushenko, a Microsoft Certified Professional and a public school teacher since 1995.

Before that I was in the US Navy submarine service as a nuclear reactor operator.

My mission:  Inspire students to improve their lives

                                  (Video demonstrations for this course are under "Resources" below)

Daily Blog

February 7, 2023 (Tuesday)Began the Presentation unit today using Google Slides.Learned about themes, title slides, thumbnailsLearned how to:     • create a new slide     change slide layout     insert an image     create a bullet list     change slide background color     rearrange slide order     add slide transitions     create animation     add slide numbersCreated the "Three Animals" project (assignment #37)Completed the "High School Subjects project (assignment #38)
February 6, 2023 (Monday)Student finished up their "Prevention" video project.Extra credit was available today only for completing the "Kid Shows" video project.
February 3, 2023 (Friday)All classes were shortened today in acquiescence to the Winter Rally.Students finished up editing their "Good Morning/Afternoon" video (assignment #34)Students worked on editing their "Prevention" video (assignment #35)
February 2, 2023 (Thursday)Learned to add a caption to a video.Completed the "Brian Tracy" project (assignment #33)Looked over the raw video that was shot on Tuesday.Edited the "Good Morning/Afternoon" video that was shot on January 25 (assignment #34)Began work on editing the "Prevention" that was shot no January 31 (assignment #35)
February 1, 2023 (Wednesday)Learned about video frames and frame rate.Learned to edit video using Microsoft Movie Maker.Added titles and credits to a video.Added music to a video.Completed the "Clementine" project (assignment #32)
January 31, 2023 (Tuesday)Student groups created a storyboard and then went outside the computer lab to shoot their "Prevention" video.
January 30, 2023 (Monday)Began the video unit today.Students learned about film treatments, scripts, storyboards, basic shot types, camera safety, tripod safety, and school safety.Students received a script.Students broke into teams and chose a director.Began work on a team storyboard for the script.
January 27, 2023 (Friday)Morning classes joined other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) classes in the multi-purpose room to hear from an artificial intelligence expert from North Carolina via a Zoom call.Afternoon classes created a customized word cloud (assignment #30) and coded a new computer game (assignment #31).
January 26, 2023 (Thursday)Today was a catch-up day to allow all students to complete missing/incomplete assignments.
January 25, 2023 (Wednesday)Shot a short "Good Morning/Afternoon" video outside the classroom in preparation of the upcoming video unit.Each student wrote a summary of a book that they have read—the summary needed to take about 30 seconds to read aloud.Each student created an audio recording of their book summary using student embedded their audio recording into their Internet wiki page.Learned to make a word cloud with Created the "Leftover Paint" pie chart using custom colors.
January 24, 2023 (Tuesday)Learned to embed a computer game into a wiki page.Learned about hexadecimal numbers and how computers use them to identify colors.Learned how computer screens make over 16 million colors.Created the "Ice Cream Flavors" pie chart with custom colors.
January 23, 2023 (Monday)Learned to copy code scripts from one sprite to another.Learned to add rewards and obstacles to a maze game (assignment #23)
January 20, 2023 (Friday)Learned to code walls.Created a maze using Learned in import a sprite.Coded the Maze game (assignment #22)
January 19, 2023 (Thursday)Coded the Invasion! game.
January 18, 2023 (Wednesday)Coded the Barriers game.
January 17, 2023 (Tuesday)Began the coding unit today.Coded the Walking Cat project and the Bouncing Ball project.
January 16, 2023 (Monday)School was closed today in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.
January 13, 2023 (Friday)All classes were shortened today in acquiescence to a Visual and Performing Arts student assembly.Learned to see all assignment scores and private comments in both StudentVUE and in Google Classroom.Had time to finish up charting assignments from yesterday.Completed Charting Exercise #2 (assignment #17)
January 12, 2023 (Thursday)Learned to print a chart using Google Sheets.Completed Charting Exercise 1.Learned to embed a chart into a webpage.
January 11, 2023 (Wednesday)Learned to create column charts using Google Sheets.
January 10, 2023 (Tuesday)Learned to create pie charts using Google Sheets.
January 9, 2023 (Monday)Created a desktop shortcut (or Symbaloo tile) that goes to www.ehms2223Q3.pbworks.comIntroduction to the classroom wiki page (www.ehms2223Q3.pbworks.comomEach student created an original welcome message on their wiki page  (assignment #06)Each student created an original fodey using and embedded it into their wiki page   (assignment #07)Each student embedded the Symbaloo webmix that they created on Friday and embedded it into their wiki page   (assignment #08)Each student created a Table of Contents on their wiki page   (assignment #09)Took Password Quiz 3Completed the "Snip" project (assignment #10)
January 6, 2023 (Friday)Created a desktop shortcut to and named it:  PortalLearned to create a screenshot, a windows shot, and how to snip the screen.Took Password Quiz 2.Created an original Symbaloo webmix using www.symbaloo.comLearned the difference between hardware and software
January 5, 2023 (Thursday)Created a desktop shortcut to a desktop shortcut to the classroom rules.Learned about the 5 network password rules.Took Password Quiz 1.
January 4, 2023 (Wednesday)First day of Quarter 3.Six-minute video introducing the course is here.Course syllabus is here. Learned to lock a workstation when leaving temporarily.Learned about 4 ways to sign out.Learned to personalize the desktop.Learned how to create a desktop shortcut and change its icon