FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY: 4th QUARTER

MAY, 2019

DATE Information/Activities/Projects

WED

5/22

NO BELLRINGER TODAY, PLEASE BEGIN WORK ON YOUR FINAL EXAMINATION.

WARNING: TEST CONDITIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR TODAY! NO TALKING OR LOOKING AT THE COMPUTERS OF OTHERS WHILE WORKING OR YOU WILL FAIL THE FINAL EXAM FOR CHEATING!

FOR TODAY: ALL STUDENTS need to complete work on the FINAL EXAMINATION.

FELICIA, KOLT AND CODY W.: CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR A LINK TO YOUR FINAL EXAMINATIONS!

FRI

5/17

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MON

5/20

NO Bellringers for today, please work on your PRACTICE FINAL EXAMINATION. This is NOT optional and is worth 80 points just for participating. Students in the past four years that have completed the Practice Final receive an A or a B on the Final Exam. Students that do not complete the Practice Final fail the Final Exam 100 percent of the time. Use this time to ASK QUESTIONS! You will NOT be able to ask questions on the Final!

Here is the LINK TO THE PRACTICE FINAL EXAMINATION. You have today and Monday to complete this. USE YOUR RESOURCES, REVIEW OLD COURSE MATERIAL, IF NECESSARY, ASK QUESTIONS!

FELICIA, KOLT AND CODY W.: CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR A LINK TO YOUR PRACTICE FINAL EXAMINATIONS!

FINAL PRESENTATIONS ARE DUE TODAY! PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PRESENTATION AND YOUR SPEAKER'S NOTES ARE IN YOUR FRESHMAN_TECH FOLDER FOR GRADING!

MON

5/13

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WED

5/15

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THU

5/16

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today, please get right to work on your The FAVORITE THING SLIDE PRESENTATION.

DISRUPTIONS TO THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS TODAY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Students that are disruptive will be asked to leave the room and will owe Mr. B. a LUNCH DETENTION.

WORK DAY: THE BFP! The FAVORITE THING SLIDE PRESENTATIONS! You should be working on putting together your slides at this point, then work on your Speaker's Notes for your presentation. PRESENTATIONS ARE DUE ON MAY 20TH.

NOTE: TO PUT A CHART FROM GOOGLE SHEETS INTO YOUR PRESENTATION:

  1. Left-click on your chart to highlight it. In the upper right corner of your Google Sheets chart, click on the THREE DOTS to bring up chart options.
  2. From the drop down menu, click "Copy Chart."
  3. On your slide show, select the slide in which you need to paste your chart.
  4. From the menu bar, select EDIT>PASTE. Google will create an image of your chart on your slide. You can resize as needed by clicking and dragging a resize handle at the corners of your chart.

TUE

5/7

BELLRINGER: We open today with a discussion about CHECKBOOKS, CHECKBOOK FORMULAS and the FINAL PROJECT and FINAL EXAMINATION in this class.

WORK DAY:

  1. A MINI PROJECT:: Work on the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class TODAY.
  2. AND A THIRD MINI-PROJECT: The Checkbook Exercise practice problem (PART ONE) and "The Checkbook Questionnaire." When you are done with part one of this project, start putting together PART TWO of this project. This is due at the end of class on FRIDAY.
  3. THE BFP! The FAVORITE THING SLIDE PRESENTATIONS! You should begin putting together your slides this week, then work on your Speaker's Notes for your presentation. PRESENTATIONS ARE DUE ON MAY 17TH.

MON

5/6

BELLRINGER: It's going to be a loooong week, so why not start it out with a TOUGH puzzler. If you can, complete the questions in the "MIDDLE OF THE WEEK TOUGH PUZZLER THINKING SHEET- The Sulemia Sandals" 20 extra credit points for each correctly answered puzzler (you must answer both parts!) DO NOT SPEND MORE THAN 7 MINUTES WORKING ON THIS, there is too much to work on today!

WORK DAY: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. This project is due at the end of class TODAY, I will be grading it after school on TUESDAY.

A MINI PROJECT:: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class WEDNESDAY.

AND A THIRD MINI-PROJECT: The Checkbook Exercise practice problem (PART ONE) and "The Checkbook Questionnaire." When you are done with part one of this project, start putting together PART TWO of this project. This is due at the end of class on FRIDAY. We will preview this assignment at the start of class on TUESDAY.

FRI

5/3

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today, please work on your TIMELINE.

WORK DAY: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. This project is due at the end of class on MONDAY, May 6th. Start by CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT on tiki-toki.com, then review the site FAQ information for how to begin building your timeline. There are some instructions for this in the project sheet.

A MINI PROJECT:: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class WEDNESDAY.

WED

5/1

BELLRINGER: Today, we have a BELLRINGER MINI PROJECT- REVIEW THE FOLLOWING TWO MINUTE VIDEO REGARDING SUM FUNCTIONS IN SHEETS BEFORE STARTING THE TEACHER' S LUNCH MINI-PROJECT! Here is a link to a webpage that also offers details about the SUM function in Google Sheets. After reviewing the SUM function video below, you can complete "The Teacher's Lunch Problem Mini-Project". You will be creating a TABLE with SUMS and then answering some questions. This is due at the end of class TODAY.

WORK DAY: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. This project is due at the end of class on MONDAY, May 6th. Start by CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT on tiki-toki.com, then review the site FAQ information for how to begin building your timeline. There are some instructions for this in the project sheet.

TUE

4/30

BELLRINGER: In preparation for our upcoming Timeline project, please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself, after completing your Google Forms Project.

WORK DAY:

The Google Forms Project is due today!

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. This project is due at the end of class on MONDAY, May 6th. Start by CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT on tiki-toki.com, then review the site FAQ information for how to begin building your timeline. There are some instructions for this in the project sheet.

MON

4/29

BELLRINGER: At the start of class today, we fill out all of the submitted GOOGLE FORMS from the students in the class by completing The COMPLETING SURVEYS Sheet. This time, you will be doing the surveys that are listed under "Surveys of 4/29." Do your own survey!

WORK DAY:

The Google Forms Project.

  • Complete all of the surveys for the other students in the class, including your own survey.
  • THE GRAPHING PART OF THIS PROJECT: When the class has taken YOUR survey, go back and complete the GRAPHING part of this project by GRAPHING the results of the TWO BEST OPINION QUESTIONS that you asked on the survey. Instructions for this are at the bottom of the assignment sheet!
  • If you have not yet completed this project, do so and get it sent to Mr. B. by the end of class TODAY!

THE REALLY BIG PROJECT, "The History of Your Favorite Thing Paper": If you are not yet done with your paper, you need to finish it by ONE MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT today.:

  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? This should have been completed a week ago as a Bellringer.
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company in the year 2019.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.
  • WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH YOUR PAPER, please complete the "Research Paper Checklist again, to make sure that you are going to get a good grade on this project.

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. In preparation for this project, please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first (This will be a BELLRINGER on Tuesday), then move on to the project itself. This project is due at the end of class on MONDAY, May 6th. Start by CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT on tiki-toki.com, then review the site FAQ information for how to begin building your timeline.

FRI

4/26

BELLRINGER: At the start of class today, we fill out all of the submitted GOOGLE FORMS from the students in the class by completing The START COMPLETING SURVEYS Sheet. If you have not yet submitted a COMPLETED Google Form regarding your FAVORITE THING, please do so by the end of class today.

WORK DAY:

The Google Forms Project.

  • Complete all of the surveys for the other students in the class, including your own survey.
  • THE GRAPHING PART OF THIS PROJECT: When the class has taken YOUR survey, go back and complete the GRAPHING part of this project by GRAPHING the results of the TWO BEST OPINION QUESTIONS that you asked on the survey. Instructions for this are at the bottom of the assignment sheet!
  • If you have not yet completed this project, do so and get it sent to Mr. B. by the end of class TODAY!

THE REALLY BIG PROJECT, "The History of Your Favorite Thing Paper": If you are not yet done with your paper, you should be finishing it today.:

  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? This should have been completed a week ago as a Bellringer.
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company in the year 2019.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.
  • WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH YOUR PAPER, please complete the "Research Paper Checklist again, to make sure that you are going to get a good grade on this project.

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. This project is due at the end of class on MONDAY, May 6th. Start by CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT on tiki-toki.com, then review the site FAQ information for how to begin building your timeline.

WED

4/24

BELLRINGER: To prepare for our upcoming FORMS PROJECT, we discuss OPINIONS.

Hopefully, while Mr. B. was out, you completed the the "Freshman Technology Opinion Survey." This is an EXACT model for your Google Forms Project.

WORK DAY:

You should ahve already completed the "Freshman Technology Opinion Survey." Our project is The Google Forms Project. Make sure that your questions pertain to classmates' OPINIONS regarding your FAVORITE THING from your paper last week. EMAIL your form to Mr. B. by clicking on the SEND button at the top of your form. DUE BY THE END OF THE DAY TODAY. Mr. B. needs to have these sent today so that he can link all surveys on Friday so that we can take the surveys of the other members of the class on Friday.

THE REALLY BIG PROJECT, "The History of Your Favorite Thing Paper": If you are not yet done with your paper, you should be working on it today, after you complete your FORMS PROJECT. This is due next MONDAY:

  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? This should have been completed a week ago as a Bellringer.
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company in the year 2019.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.

MON

4/22

BELLRINGER: Mr. B. is finally here. Introductions. We discuss and debrief to see how things are going. We review grades and missing work.

THE REALLY BIG PROJECT, "The History of Your Favorite Thing Paper": should be completing their papers. This is due on WEDNESDAY, but we do not have class tomorrow, due to MAPS testing.

  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF CLASS TODAY!
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.

Our Next Project: To prepare for our upcoming FORMS PROJECT, we discuss OPINIONS.

You should ahve already completed the "Freshman Technology Opinion Survey." Our project is The Google Forms Project. Make sure that your questions pertain to classmates' OPINIONS regarding your FAVORITE THING from your paper last week. EMAIL your form to Mr. B. by clicking on the SEND button at the top of your form. DUE FRIDAY.

FRI

4/19

MR. B. HAS BEEN CLEARED BY THE DOCTOR'S TO RETURN TO WORK ON MONDAY. YAY!

BELLRINGER: To prepare for our upcoming FORMS PROJECT, please complete the "Freshman Technology Opinion Survey."

WORK DAY: FIX YOUR MISSING OR FAILED WORK ON THE DRAW.IO DIAGRAM PROJECT AND THE GOOGLE GRAPHING PROJECT TODAY! If you have a decent grade in this class, please work on...

THE REALLY BIG PROJECT, "The History of Your Favorite Thing Paper": All students should have a decent amount of research completed regarding their topic. For today, students need to start putting together the paragraphs of their paper, according to the outline below:

  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF CLASS TODAY!
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.
  • HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU HAVE COMPLETED TODAY? By the end of class today, students should have completed most of their written paragraphs for their paper, including in-line citations and their sources page.

WED

4/17

BELLRINGER: GOOD NEWS! MR. B. IS PUSHING THE DEADLINE FOR THE FAVORITE THING PAPER BACK TO NEXT WEDNESDAY! YAY!

Mr. B. did a ton of grading yesterday. Currently, there are FOUR STUDENTS that have passing grades in this class. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL at the start of class for a letter from Mr. B. outlining what your grades are and how you can fix them. SPEND TODAY IMPROVING YOUR GRADE IN THIS CLASS! Progress reports go out tomorrow morning!

MAKE SURE TO EMAIL MR. B. ASKING FOR A REGRADE OF YOUR WORK, OTHERWISE, HE WILL NOT CHANGE YOUR GRADE!

ALL WORK TODAY! NO DISRUPTIONS! The substitute is instructed to REMOVE any students from the classroom that are in any way disruptive or off task for today.

WORK DAY: FIX YOUR MISSING OR FAILED WORK ON THE DRAW.IO DIAGRAM PROJECT AND THE GOOGLE GRAPHING PROJECT TODAY!

If you have a decent grade in this class, please work on...

THE REALLY BIG PROJECT, "The History of Your Favorite Thing Paper": All students should have a decent amount of research completed regarding their topic. For today, students need to start putting together the paragraphs of their paper, according to the outline below:

  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF CLASS TODAY!
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.
  • HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU HAVE COMPLETED TODAY? By the end of class today, students should have completed the first three paragraphs of their paper, including in-line citations and their sources page (from the Bellringer yesterday.)

TUE

4/16

BELLRINGER: We will complete the "Research Paper Checklist" at the start of class today, so that all students have a very clear idea of all of the things that need to be completed to receive a good grade on this project.

ALL WORK TODAY! NO DISRUPTIONS! Ms. Donahue is instructed to REMOVE any students from the classroom that are in any way disruptive or off task for today.

WORK DAY: THE REALLY BIG PROJECT, "The History of Your Favorite Thing Paper": All students should have a decent amount of research completed regarding their topic. For today, students need to start putting together the paragraphs of their paper, according to the outline below:

  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF CLASS TODAY!
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.
  • HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU HAVE COMPLETED TODAY? By the end of class today, students should have completed the first three paragraphs of their paper, including in-line citations and their sources page (from the Bellringer yesterday.)

MON

4/15

Unfortunately, after extensive testing, the doctors do not think that Mr. B. is ready to come back to work yet. He will be out this week, but WILL be back on Monday, the 22nd of April.

BELLRINGER: We review the process of CITATION and complete the "Citation of Sources" Exercise. Please note that the LAST QUESTION of this Bellringer asks you to take all of the research websites that you have been quoting in your RESEARCH file and create the SOURCES PAGE for your paper. Create this page on the LAST PAGE of your FAVORITE_THING_PAPER.doc in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder. (You should have already made this file when you did your FIRST PARAGRAPH exercise the other day!)

WORK DAY: Spend time today working on BOTH of the following-

ASSIGNMENT ONE: THE REALLY BIG PROJECT, "The History of Your Favorite Thing Paper": All students should have a decent amount of research completed regarding their topic. For today, students need to start putting together the paragraphs of their paper, according to the outline below:

  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF CLASS TODAY!
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.

FRI

4/12

MR. B. should be back on MONDAY. Here is what you need to have completed by that time:

  1. You should have completed your FAVORITE THING DRAW.IO diagram and CLASS SCHEDULE. These should be saved in your FRESHMAN_TECHNOLOGY folder.
  2. You should have completed all 10 graphs from the GOOGLE GRAPHING PROJECT. These should also be saved in your FRESHMAN_TECHNOLOGY folder in a file called GOOGLE_GRAPHING. (Mr. B. will try to have the first two listings here graded this weekend, so make sure that they are ready!)
  3. You should have completed the research for your FAVORITE THING PAPER, including website references for your findings. You should have already researched the founding of your FAVORITE COMPANY, as well as three changes that have happened to the company and what the company is doing in the year 2019.

WORK DAY: Spend time today working on BOTH of the following-

ASSIGNMENT ONE: All students should be FINISHING UP WORK on The Google Graphing Assignment. GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING CHARTS AND GRAPHS: Review the Google Charting Video at the top of the Assignment Sheet. Practice the skills as you review the video. You may also refer to this Google Learning Webpage regarding charts, as needed. For today, you should be completing the last two charts. This involves ASKING QUESTIONS of the other students in class. DO NOT BE DISRUPTIVE when you do this!

ASSIGNMENT TWO- THE REALLY BIG PROJECT: BEGIN research and a 2-3 page paper regarding "The History of Your Favorite Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in draw.io at the start of the quarter. FOR TODAY, FIND INTERNET INFORMATION REGARDING what is happening with your company in 2019. How many products do they have? How much sales? Where are they in the marketplace? What do they do that is relevant in 2019? CONTINUE TO RECORD YOUR RESEARCH on a GOOGLE DOC, including all WEBSITE ADDRESSES!

Once you have all of your research complete, you should start putting your paper together, according to the OUTLINE BELOW-

Paper is due on FRIDAY, April 19th at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet.
  • SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • When you have research completed, begin writing your paper, as outlined in the assignment sheet. Call this lastname_thing_paper and make sure it is in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF CLASS TODAY!
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.

WED

4/10

BELLRINGER: In preparation for the writing of our paper, we complete "The First Paragraph" Exercise.

WORK DAY: Spend time today working on BOTH of the following-

ASSIGNMENT ONE: All students should be FINISHING UP WORK on The Google Graphing Assignment. GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING CHARTS AND GRAPHS: Review the Google Charting Video at the top of the Assignment Sheet. Practice the skills as you review the video. You may also refer to this Google Learning Webpage regarding charts, as needed. For today, you should be completing the last two charts. This involves ASKING QUESTIONS of the other students in class. DO NOT BE DISRUPTIVE when you do this!

ASSIGNMENT TWO- THE REALLY BIG PROJECT: BEGIN research and a 2-3 page paper regarding "The History of Your Favorite Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in draw.io at the start of the quarter. FOR TODAY, FIND INTERNET INFORMATION REGARDING what is happening with your company in 2019. How many products do they have? How much sales? Where are they in the marketplace? What do they do that is relevant in 2019? CONTINUE TO RECORD YOUR RESEARCH on a GOOGLE DOC, including all WEBSITE ADDRESSES!

Once you have all of your research complete, you should start putting your paper together, according to the OUTLINE BELOW-

Paper is due on FRIDAY, April 19th at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet.
  • SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • When you have research completed, begin writing your paper, as outlined in the assignment sheet. Call this lastname_thing_paper and make sure it is in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF CLASS TODAY!
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.

TUE

4/9

BELLRINGER: In preparation for the writing of our paper, please spend FIVE MINUTES at the start of class today reading this SAMPLE FAVORITE THING RESEARCH PAPER. This is an almost perfect 200/200 paper, complete with ALL elements, proper formatting and good flow. Note that this paper includes a total of ELEVEN sources. You only need to include 3. This is an example that you should attempt to emulate with your work!

WORK DAY: Spend time today working on BOTH of the following-

ASSIGNMENT ONE: All students should be working on The Google Graphing Assignment. GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING CHARTS AND GRAPHS: Review the Google Charting Video at the top of the Assignment Sheet. Practice the skills as you review the video. You may also refer to this Google Learning Webpage regarding charts, as needed. Spend half of the time in class today working on this project.

ASSIGNMENT TWO- THE REALLY BIG PROJECT: BEGIN research and a 2-3 page paper regarding "The History of Your Favorite Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in draw.io at the start of the quarter. FOR TODAY, FIND INTERNET INFORMATION REGARDING 2-3 CHANGES THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN YOUR COMPANY SINCE IT WAS FOUNDED. RECORD YOUR RESEARCH on a GOOGLE DOC, including all WEBSITE ADDRESSES!

Paper is due on FRIDAY, April 19th at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet.
  • SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • When you have research completed, begin writing your paper, as outlined in the assignment sheet. Call this lastname_thing_paper and make sure it is in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF CLASS TODAY!
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.

MON

4/8

BELLRINGER: In preparation for our upcoming two page paper, please complete the "Plagiarism Review Form."

WORK DAY: Spend time today working on BOTH of the following-

ASSIGNMENT ONE: All students should be working on The Google Graphing Assignment. GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING CHARTS AND GRAPHS: Review the Google Charting Video at the top of the Assignment Sheet. Practice the skills as you review the video. You may also refer to this Google Learning Webpage regarding charts, as needed. Spend half of the time in class today working on this project.

ASSIGNMENT TWO- THE REALLY BIG PROJECT: BEGIN research and a 2-3 page paper regarding "The History of Your Favorite Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in draw.io at the start of the quarter. FOR TODAY, FIND INTERNET INFORMATION REGARDING THE BEGINNING OF YOUR SELECTED COMPANY. How did it start? Who was involved? RECORD YOUR RESEARCH on a GOOGLE DOC, including all WEBSITE ADDRESSES!

Paper is due on FRIDAY, April 19th at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet.
  • SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • When you have research completed, begin writing your paper, as outlined in the assignment sheet. Call this lastname_thing_paper and make sure it is in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF CLASS TODAY!
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
    • Paragraphs THREE-FIVE (minimum): Explain at least three major changes that have occured with your product/ company since the founding. PUT THESE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.

FRI

4/5

BELLRINGER: No bellringers for today. Please work on the projects listed below, especially the GOOGLE GRAPHING PROJECT.

I am very sorry to not be there to give more direction regarding our first week's worth of projects and assignments. Here is the list of the projects that need to be completed or nearly so today:

Assignment ONE: Pencil Sketch- Favorite Things Chart. HERE IS MR. B.'s EXAMPLE. Your name will go in the center of the paper.

Assignment TWO: DRAW.IO DIAGRAMS- TWO PARTS: Make sure that you save your diagrams properly, as outlined below. If your diagram is not properly saved in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder, you will receive a ZERO. 50 point assignment.

  1. "MY FAVORITE THINGS" Chart in draw.io DIAGRAMS: To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using draw.io DIAGRAMS. LEARNING TOOLS ARE OUTLINED BELOW.
  2. "MY SCHEDULE"- Use the tools that you have developed in draw.io to create a visual diagram of your school schedule for this year. Make sure to include class PERIODS and all FRESHMAN ROTATION courses. Include TEACHERS, as well. USE COLOR! (Extra Credit- Visually demonstrate your schedule on 8 period days AND block days in your diagram, as well.)

LEARNING TOOLS- draw.io DIAGRAMS: Review the following to help you understand how to use the basics of draw.io DIAGRAMS:

  1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on the NEW button in the upper left corner, use the pull-out menu to click on MORE, then click on draw.io DIAGRAMS.
  2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE.
  3. In general, this program is pretty easy to use: Simply click and drag shapes from the left to the form. Double click a shape to add words. Use the tabs on the right to add color, line style, etc.
  4. Use the CONNECTOR button at the top to create connecting lines between shapes. You can also do this automatically by clicking on connector points on your shape. MAKE SURE YOUR ARROWS ARE GOING THE PROPER DIRECTIONS IN YOUR DIAGRAM!
  5. Those are the basics, but if you want to know all of the tips, tricks and shortcuts, try the following webpages from google and draw.io:
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

Assignment THREE: The Google Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points. GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING CHARTS AND GRAPHS: Review the Google Charting Video at the top of the Assignment Sheet. Practice the skills as you review the video. You may also refer to this Google Learning Webpage regarding charts, as needed.

ASSIGNMENT FOUR: THE REALLY BIG PROJECT: Complete research and a 2-3 page paper regarding "The History of Your Favorite Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, April 19th at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet.
  • SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • When you have research completed, begin writing your paper, as outlined in the assignment sheet. Call this lastname_thing_paper and make sure it is in your FRESHMAN_TECH

WED

4/3

BELLRINGER: Please complete the "Research Paper Topic Selection Form" and the "Research Paper Requirements Review" Thinking Sheet.

I am very sorry to not be there to give more direction regarding our first week's worth of projects and assignments. Here is the list of the projects that need to be completed or nearly so today:

Assignment ONE: Pencil Sketch- Favorite Things Chart. HERE IS MR. B.'s EXAMPLE. Your name will go in the center of the paper.

Assignment TWO: DRAW.IO DIAGRAMS- TWO PARTS: Make sure that you save your diagrams properly, as outlined below. If your diagram is not properly saved in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder, you will receive a ZERO. 50 point assignment.

  1. "MY FAVORITE THINGS" Chart in draw.io DIAGRAMS: To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using draw.io DIAGRAMS. LEARNING TOOLS ARE OUTLINED BELOW.
  2. "MY SCHEDULE"- Use the tools that you have developed in draw.io to create a visual diagram of your school schedule for this year. Make sure to include class PERIODS and all FRESHMAN ROTATION courses. Include TEACHERS, as well. USE COLOR! (Extra Credit- Visually demonstrate your schedule on 8 period days AND block days in your diagram, as well.)

LEARNING TOOLS- draw.io DIAGRAMS: Review the following to help you understand how to use the basics of draw.io DIAGRAMS:

  1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on the NEW button in the upper left corner, use the pull-out menu to click on MORE, then click on draw.io DIAGRAMS.
  2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE.
  3. In general, this program is pretty easy to use: Simply click and drag shapes from the left to the form. Double click a shape to add words. Use the tabs on the right to add color, line style, etc.
  4. Use the CONNECTOR button at the top to create connecting lines between shapes. You can also do this automatically by clicking on connector points on your shape. MAKE SURE YOUR ARROWS ARE GOING THE PROPER DIRECTIONS IN YOUR DIAGRAM!
  5. Those are the basics, but if you want to know all of the tips, tricks and shortcuts, try the following webpages from google and draw.io:
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

Assignment THREE: The Google Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points. GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING CHARTS AND GRAPHS: Review the Google Charting Video at the top of the Assignment Sheet. Practice the skills as you review the video. You may also refer to this Google Learning Webpage regarding charts, as needed.

ASSIGNMENT FOUR: THE REALLY BIG PROJECT: Complete research and a 2-3 page paper regarding "The History of Your Favorite Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, April 19th at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet.
  • SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • When you have research completed, begin writing your paper, as outlined in the assignment sheet. Call this lastname_thing_paper and make sure it is in your FRESHMAN_TECH

TUE

4/2

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers for today, please be working on your to-do list below!

MR. B. IS IN THE HOSPITAL STILL.

I am very sorry to not be there to give more direction regarding our first week's worth of projects and assignments. Here is the list of the projects that need to be completed or nearly so today:

Assignment ONE: Pencil Sketch- Favorite Things Chart. HERE IS MR. B.'s EXAMPLE. Your name will go in the center of the paper.

Assignment TWO: DRAW.IO DIAGRAMS- TWO PARTS: Make sure that you save your diagrams properly, as outlined below. If your diagram is not properly saved in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder, you will receive a ZERO. 50 point assignment.

  1. "MY FAVORITE THINGS" Chart in draw.io DIAGRAMS: To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using draw.io DIAGRAMS. LEARNING TOOLS ARE OUTLINED BELOW.
  2. "MY SCHEDULE"- Use the tools that you have developed in draw.io to create a visual diagram of your school schedule for this year. Make sure to include class PERIODS and all FRESHMAN ROTATION courses. Include TEACHERS, as well. USE COLOR! (Extra Credit- Visually demonstrate your schedule on 8 period days AND block days in your diagram, as well.)

LEARNING TOOLS- draw.io DIAGRAMS: Review the following to help you understand how to use the basics of draw.io DIAGRAMS:

  1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on the NEW button in the upper left corner, use the pull-out menu to click on MORE, then click on draw.io DIAGRAMS.
  2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE.
  3. In general, this program is pretty easy to use: Simply click and drag shapes from the left to the form. Double click a shape to add words. Use the tabs on the right to add color, line style, etc.
  4. Use the CONNECTOR button at the top to create connecting lines between shapes. You can also do this automatically by clicking on connector points on your shape. MAKE SURE YOUR ARROWS ARE GOING THE PROPER DIRECTIONS IN YOUR DIAGRAM!
  5. Those are the basics, but if you want to know all of the tips, tricks and shortcuts, try the following webpages from google and draw.io:
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

Assignment THREE: The Google Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points. GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING CHARTS AND GRAPHS: Review the Google Charting Video at the top of the Assignment Sheet. Practice the skills as you review the video. You may also refer to this Google Learning Webpage regarding charts, as needed.

MON

4/1

BELLRINGER: More understanding the subject work today! Yay! At the start of class, we reviewed some of the common CHARTS used in dispersing information. Here is a link to that Charts and Graphs Introductory slide show, including the "Money in our Pockets" Table, which you need for PROBLEM 1 of the Charting Project.

Please complete "MORE GRAPHS! Thinking Sheet."

MR. B. IS IN THE HOSPITAL STILL. HE HOPES TO BE HOME SOON AND COMING BACK TO SCHOOL BY WEDNESDAY, MAYBE.

I am very sorry to not be there to give more direction regarding our first week's worth of projects and assignments. Here is the list of the projects that need to be completed or nearly so today:

Assignment ONE: Pencil Sketch- Favorite Things Chart. HERE IS MR. B.'s EXAMPLE. Your name will go in the center of the paper.

Assignment TWO: DRAW.IO DIAGRAMS- TWO PARTS: Make sure that you save your diagrams properly, as outlined below. If your diagram is not properly saved in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder, you will receive a ZERO. 50 point assignment.

  1. "MY FAVORITE THINGS" Chart in draw.io DIAGRAMS: To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using draw.io DIAGRAMS. LEARNING TOOLS ARE OUTLINED BELOW.
  2. "MY SCHEDULE"- Use the tools that you have developed in draw.io to create a visual diagram of your school schedule for this year. Make sure to include class PERIODS and all FRESHMAN ROTATION courses. Include TEACHERS, as well. USE COLOR! (Extra Credit- Visually demonstrate your schedule on 8 period days AND block days in your diagram, as well.)

LEARNING TOOLS- draw.io DIAGRAMS: Review the following to help you understand how to use the basics of draw.io DIAGRAMS:

  1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on the NEW button in the upper left corner, use the pull-out menu to click on MORE, then click on draw.io DIAGRAMS.
  2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE.
  3. In general, this program is pretty easy to use: Simply click and drag shapes from the left to the form. Double click a shape to add words. Use the tabs on the right to add color, line style, etc.
  4. Use the CONNECTOR button at the top to create connecting lines between shapes. You can also do this automatically by clicking on connector points on your shape. MAKE SURE YOUR ARROWS ARE GOING THE PROPER DIRECTIONS IN YOUR DIAGRAM!
  5. Those are the basics, but if you want to know all of the tips, tricks and shortcuts, try the following webpages from google and draw.io:
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

Assignment THREE: The Google Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points. GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING CHARTS AND GRAPHS: Review the Google Charting Video at the top of the Assignment Sheet. Practice the skills as you review the video. You may also refer to this Google Learning Webpage regarding charts, as needed.

FRI

3/29

BELLRINGER: Complete the "Flow Charts Are Cool" Thinking Sheet." This will be a look forward to our first big assignment. We will discuss Flowcharts in more detail next week.

Make sure to use CTRL+ and CRTL- to zoom in or out on the flowchart that you select!

DO NOT SPEND ALL DAY GAZING AT THE FUNNY CHARTS, YOU HAVE TOO MUCH WORK TO DO!

MR. B. IS OUT TODAY. HE IS VERY, VERY SICK, recovering from hospitalization due to pneumonia. He hopes to be back on MONDAY.

Assignment: DRAW.IO DIAGRAMS- TWO PARTS: Make sure that you save your diagrams properly, as outlined above. If your diagram is not properly saved in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder, you will receive a ZERO. DUE MONDAY. 50 point assignment.

  1. "MY FAVORITE THINGS" Chart in draw.io DIAGRAMS: To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using draw.io DIAGRAMS. LEARNING TOOLS ARE OUTLINED BELOW.
  2. "MY SCHEDULE"- Use the tools that you have developed in draw.io to create a visual diagram of your school schedule for this year. Make sure to include class PERIODS and all FRESHMAN ROTATION courses. Include TEACHERS, as well. USE COLOR! (Extra Credit- Visually demonstrate your schedule on 8 period days AND block days in your diagram, as well.)

LEARNING TOOLS- draw.io DIAGRAMS: Review the following to help you understand how to use the basics of draw.io DIAGRAMS:

  1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on the NEW button in the upper left corner, use the pull-out menu to click on MORE, then click on draw.io DIAGRAMS.
  2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE.
  3. In general, this program is pretty easy to use: Simply click and drag shapes from the left to the form. Double click a shape to add words. Use the tabs on the right to add color, line style, etc.
  4. Use the CONNECTOR button at the top to create connecting lines between shapes. You can also do this automatically by clicking on connector points on your shape. MAKE SURE YOUR ARROWS ARE GOING THE PROPER DIRECTIONS IN YOUR DIAGRAM!
  5. Those are the basics, but if you want to know all of the tips, tricks and shortcuts, try the following webpages from google and draw.io:
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

THU

3/28

 

PLEASE COMPLETE START OF THE QUARTER HOUSEKEEPING DUTIES BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCIONS ON THIS SHEET: The "Start of the Quarter HOUSEKEEPING DUTIES.

MR. B. IS OUT TODAY. HE IS VERY, VERY SICK, recovering from hospitalization due to pneumonia. He hopes to be back on MONDAY.

Our First Assignment: Word Web- My Favorite Stuff. DUE TODAY. 25 point assignment. You will be using a piece of paper and a pencil to create a chart or "concept map" of information regarding some of your "Favorite Stuff." HERE IS MR. B.'s EXAMPLE. Your name will go in the center of the paper.

    • Create web "arms" for 6-8 different CATEGORIES of "Your Favorite Stuff." (these are CONSUMER GOODS that you can buy at a store. Think video games, energy drinks, cars, pizzas, french fries, chips, fast food, shoes, makeup, candy bars, etc. DO NOT LIST people, places, bands, pets, teams, etc.)
    • Create at least 3 web "arms" from each of these categories and list the specific brands/ flavors, of each category that are your favorites. (such as "Snickers," "Twix," "Reese's Pieces for Candy Bars, etc."
    • Make sure that your ARMS have arrows that move from the middle of your chart outwards, as in Mr. B.'s example.
    • Add additional arms as needed to indicate specifics of your things, such as flavor, color, etc. (such as "Voltage," "Code Red" and "White Out" for Mtn. Dew flavors)

Assignment: DRAW.IO DIAGRAMS- TWO PARTS: Make sure that you save your diagrams properly, as outlined above. If your diagram is not properly saved in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder, you will receive a ZERO. DUE FRIDAY. 50 point assignment.

  1. "MY FAVORITE THINGS" Chart in draw.io DIAGRAMS: To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using draw.io DIAGRAMS. LEARNING TOOLS ARE OUTLINED BELOW.
  2. "MY SCHEDULE"- Use the tools that you have developed in draw.io to create a visual diagram of your school schedule for this year. Make sure to include class PERIODS and all FRESHMAN ROTATION courses. Include TEACHERS, as well. USE COLOR! (Extra Credit- Visually demonstrate your schedule on 8 period days AND block days in your diagram, as well.)

LEARNING TOOLS- draw.io DIAGRAMS: Review the following to help you understand how to use the basics of draw.io DIAGRAMS:

  1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on the NEW button in the upper left corner, use the pull-out menu to click on MORE, then click on draw.io DIAGRAMS.
  2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE.
  3. In general, this program is pretty easy to use: Simply click and drag shapes from the left to the form. Double click a shape to add words. Use the tabs on the right to add color, line style, etc.
  4. Use the CONNECTOR button at the top to create connecting lines between shapes. You can also do this automatically by clicking on connector points on your shape. MAKE SURE YOUR ARROWS ARE GOING THE PROPER DIRECTIONS IN YOUR DIAGRAM!
  5. Those are the basics, but if you want to know all of the tips, tricks and shortcuts, try the following webpages from google and draw.io:
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!