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CIS 115

Lecture 2: Teams, Projects, and Success

Icebreaker Activity:

  1. Create a team resume
  2. List items from each team member in every section
  3. Try to show ALL the skills and expertise your team can use

Teamwork Tips

Team Projects:

  1. Faculty Video
  2. Topic Research
  3. Textbook Section

Choose team lead(s) for each project.

Faculty Video

  1. Research subject
  2. Write questions
  3. Schedule meeting time
  4. Conduct and record interview
  5. Edit and finalize video (5-8 min.)

Due: Feb. 28th

Topic Research

  1. Understand topic
  2. Research, research, research
  3. Locate resources for textbook section
  4. At least 5 per team member
  5. Present to the class (12-15 min.)

Due: March 28th
Presentations: April 1st & 3rd

Suggested Resources

Suggested Resources

Sample Bibliography

Use or similar if needed

Textbook Section

  1. Continue research
  2. Write rough draft
  3. At least 750 words per team mem.
  4. Revise, revise, revise
  5. Submit final version online

Rough Draft Due: April 25th
Final Version Due: May 9th

Textbook Section Tips

Sample Textbook Sections

Note: Do not assume these are examples of my expectation of good work. They are simply what was submitted in prior semesters.


Plagiarism: What it is
and Why it matters

K-State Honor Code Tips

Last year:

Online Blogs

Online Blog Software

Submitting your Blog

  1. Go to K-State Online
  2. Click Assignments & Grades
  3. Click Blog URL
  4. Submit your URL in a text file
  5. Publish your first article
    • OK: You'll get a grade
    • Problems: TA will email you

Blog 1: Personal Biography

Tell us a little about yourself. This is your chance to let us know who you are and what interests you. Some questions you can answer to get you started are below, but feel free to be as creative and expressive as possible introducing yourself.


Scratch Cheat Sheet

  1. Download Scratch 1.4
  2. Download Starter File (KSOL)
  3. Enter short descriptions for what each block does in the table. Make sure you test them so you know how they work
  4. Submit completed sheet via KSOL

Due: Feb 5th, 10:00 PM