FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY: 3rd QUARTER

FEBRUARY, 2019

DATE Information/Activities/Projects

WED

2/13

BELLRINGER: It's the loooong part of the week, time for 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. DO NOT SPEND MORE THAN 7 MINUTES WORKING ON THIS, there is too much to work on today!

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY:

  1. ALL students should be working on The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE: Due TODAY, graded on TUESDAY of next week.
    • Create an account on tiki-toki.com, using your SCHOOL EMAIL. REMEMBER your username and password!
    • Create a new timeline. Change theme and/or background.
    • REVIEW THE PROJECT REQUIREMENTS and the FAQ link, then start putting together your timeline.
    • Begin adding your events/stories. Make sure to include all necessary elements- Label for event, 2-3 sentence description of the event, image illustrating event and date of event.
    • When you complete your timeline- Email link of the Timeline to Mr. B. for grading.
  2. A MINI PROJECT:: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class WEDNESDAY.
  3. YET ANOTHER 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". This is due at the end of class on MONDAY.
  4. AND A THIRD MINI-PROJECT #3: 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 next FRIDAY.

MON

2/11

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TUE

2/12

BELLRINGER: NO BELLRINGERS TODAY, WE HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO!

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY:

  1. ALL students should be working on The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE: Due WEDNESDAY, graded on TUESDAY of next week.
    • Create an account on tiki-toki.com, using your SCHOOL EMAIL. REMEMBER your username and password!
    • Create a new timeline. Change theme and/or background.
    • REVIEW THE PROJECT REQUIREMENTS and the FAQ link, then start putting together your timeline.
    • Begin adding your events/stories. Make sure to include all necessary elements- Label for event, 2-3 sentence description of the event, image illustrating event and date of event.
    • When you complete your timeline- Email link of the Timeline to Mr. B. for grading.
  2. A MINI PROJECT:: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class WEDNESDAY.
  3. YET ANOTHER 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". This is due at the end of class on MONDAY.

FRI

2/8

BELLRINGER: Please help some people out by completing a few surveys:

Google SHEETS does more than make graphs! It can also figure out math problems using formulas! In preparation for the upcoming Google Formula Assignment, please complete the "Simple Formulas in Google Sheets Review."

 

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY:

  1. OUR CURRENT BIG PROJECT: ALL students should be working on The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE: Due next FRIDAY.
    • Create an account on tiki-toki.com, using your SCHOOL EMAIL. REMEMBER your username and password!
    • Create a new timeline. Change theme and/or background.
    • REVIEW THE PROJECT REQUIREMENTS and the FAQ link, then start putting together your timeline.
    • Begin adding your events/stories. Make sure to include all necessary elements- Label for event, 2-3 sentence description of the event, image illustrating event and date of event.
    • When you complete your timeline- Email link of the Timeline to Mr. B. for grading.
  2. ANOTHER MINI PROJECT:: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class the WEDNESDAY.

WED

2/6

BELLRINGER: For today, we start by reviewing the grades for the recent FAVORITE THING PAPER and the rules for REVISIONS.

Then, we fill out all of the submitted GOOGLE FORMS from the students in the class by completing The START COMPLETING SURVEYS Sheet.

WORK DAY:

  • The Google Forms Project.
    • Complete all of the surveys for the other students in the class, including your own survey.
    • 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!
  • The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. This project is due at the end of class next Friday (we will also have other assignments during that time!). Start by CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT on tiki-toki.com, then review the site FAQ information for how to begin building your timeline. Then, start creating your events. You need 15 total, each including a proper title, date, paragraph story and appropriate image to fit the story.

TUE

2/5

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. 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 AT THE END OF CLASS TODAY!
  • The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first (the Bellringer for today), then move on to the project itself. Start by CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT on tiki-toki.com (PLEASE NOTE- We do not have a class number, so leave that area blank), then review the site FAQ information for how to begin building your timeline.

MON

2/4

BELLRINGER: To prepare for our upcoming FORMS PROJECT, we discuss OPINIONS, then we complete the "Freshman Technology Opinion Survey."

WORK DAY:

PAPERS ARE NOT YET GRADED, BUT SHOULD BE IN THE BOOK BY WEDNESDAY!

FRI

2/1

BELLRINGER: PLEASE REDO the "Research Paper Checklist" before you leave class today, so that you have a very clear idea of all of the things that need to be completed for you to receive a good grade on this project. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PAPER IS SAVED TO YOUR FRESHMAN_TECH FOLDER BEFORE 11:59 TONIGHT OR YOU WILL FAIL THIS ASSIGNMENT!

ALL WORK TODAY! NO DISRUPTIONS!

WORK DAY: TODAY IS A 100 PERCENT WORK DAY. STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT WORKING OR ARE IN ANY WAY DISRUPTIVE WILL BE SENT TO THE OFFICE!

  • 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, February 1st at one minute before MIDNIGHT..:
    • HOW FAR SHOULD YOU BE? By the end of the class period today, you should have completed AT LEAST the first SIX paragraphs of your paper, leaving only the conclusion paragraph, the Sources page, final reading and editing and the plagiarism check for next class period. If you don't have this much completed, I HIGHLY recommend you spend some time at home finishing this paper.
    • 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 due to the recent 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 today.
      • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.
  • DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER? Our next project is The Google Forms Project. We will begin discussing this on MONDAY.

WED

1/30

BELLRINGER: Complete "The 8 Differences Thinking Sheet." You will have exactly THREE MINUTES to complete this puzzler. If students DO NOT discuss this puzzler in class, correct answers will be eligible for 5 points of extra credit!

WORK DAY: TODAY IS A 100 PERCENT WORK DAY. STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT WORKING OR ARE IN ANY WAY DISRUPTIVE WILL BE SENT TO THE OFFICE!

  • 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, February 1st at one minute before MIDNIGHT..:
    • HOW FAR SHOULD YOU BE? By the end of the class period today, you should have completed AT LEAST the first SIX paragraphs of your paper, leaving only the conclusion paragraph, the Sources page, final reading and editing and the plagiarism check for next class period. If you don't have this much completed, I HIGHLY recommend you spend some time at home finishing this paper.
    • 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 due to the recent 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 today.
      • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.
  • DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER? Our next project is The Google Forms Project. We will begin discussing this on MONDAY.

TUE

1/29

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! We will be using a TIERED SYSTEM for environmental control today- The first disruptive student will be asked to step into the hallway for FIVE minutes. If another student is disruptive, they will step into the hallway for TEN minutes, then TWENTY, then FORTY, etc. Don't be a NUMBER!

WORK DAY:

  • 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, February 1st at one minute before MIDNIGHT..:
    • 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 due to the recent 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 today.
      • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.

MON

1/28

BELLRINGER: We review the process of CITATION and complete the "Citation of Sources" Exercise.

WORK DAY:

  • 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, February 1st at one minute before MIDNIGHT..:
    • 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 due to the recent 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 today.
      • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.

FRI

1/25

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:

  • GRADING TODAY: If you have not yet completed The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment please do so at the start of class today, it will be graded during 8th Period today. Worth 100 points.
  • 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, February 1st at one minute before MIDNIGHT..:
    • 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 due to the recent 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 today.
      • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.
    • FOR TODAY:
      • BEGIN YOUR RESEARCH on your chosen "THING" on the internet: Look for any information on how the thing was started or created, how it has changed over the years and what it is like now.
      • SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder. I will be grading this research information directly from your folder during class on Friday!

WED

1/23

BELLRINGER: In preparation for the writing of our paper, we discuss researching for a paper and then complete "The First Paragraph" Exercise.

WORK DAY:

  • OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED during the SECOND HALF OF CLASS TODAY. Worth 100 points.
  • 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 FRIDAY, February 1st at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:
    • 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.
    • FOR TODAY:
      • BEGIN YOUR RESEARCH on your chosen "THING" on the internet: Look for any information on how the thing was started or created, how it has changed over the years and what it is like now.
      • SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder. I will be grading this research information directly from your folder during class on Friday!