FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY: 2nd QUARTER

OCTOBER, 2018

DATE Information/Activities/Projects

WED

10/17

BELLRINGER: Please complete the "Start of the Quarter Rules and Regulations" THINKING SHEET. When you are done, spend time working on your "Favorite Stuff" Chart in io.draw Diagrams until Mr. B. is ready to present his famous "How to Throw Up" lecture.

Our First Assignment: Word Web- My Favorite Stuff. DUE TODAY (at the latest). 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, sports teams, colors, historical events, types of goats, etc.)
    • Create at least 3 web "arms" from each of these categories and list the specific brands of each category that are your favorites. (such as "Snickers," "Twix," "Reese's Pieces for Candy Bars, etc."
    • 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: "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in draw.io DIAGRAMS: DUE TODAY. 50 point assignment.

  • To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using draw.io DIAGRAMS, as outlined below.
  • 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

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 new diagram "MY_FAVORITE_THINGS."
  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 HEADING TEXT BOX SHAPE to TITLE your chart ("My Favorite Things"). The create a shape in the middle of the page. Put your name in the shape.
  5. 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. If you review the learning materials below, you will learn how to create shapes instantly when you draw a connector.
  6. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND reviewing the following webpages from google and draw.io to learn the more specific tools and techniques offered by draw.io:
  7. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next WEDNESDAY.

TUE

10-16

BELLRINGER: LOG IN TO YOUR COMPUTER. Come to this webpage. Wait for further instructions!

Our First Assignment: Word Web- My Favorite Stuff. DUE TOMORROW (at the latest). 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, sports teams, colors, historical events, types of goats, etc.)
    • Create at least 3 web "arms" from each of these categories and list the specific brands of each category that are your favorites. (such as "Snickers," "Twix," "Reese's Pieces for Candy Bars, etc."
    • 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: "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in draw.io DIAGRAMS: DUE WEDNESDAY. 50 point assignment.

  • To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using draw.io DIAGRAMS, as outlined below.
  • 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

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 new diagram "MY_FAVORITE_THINGS."
  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 HEADING TEXT BOX SHAPE to TITLE your chart ("My Favorite Things"). The create a shape in the middle of the page. Put your name in the shape.
  5. 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. If you review the learning materials below, you will learn how to create shapes instantly when you draw a connector.
  6. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND reviewing the following webpages from google and draw.io to learn the more specific tools and techniques offered by draw.io:
  7. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next WEDNESDAY.

MON

10-15

BELLRINGER: First, we go over the Freshman Technology Course overview and classroom rules and regulations.

FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY SYLLABUS: DUE WEDNESDAY, 10/17, 15 point assignment.

HOUSEKEEPING DUTIES:

  • Computer login.
  • Google Drive login.
  • Navigate to highlandtechnology.org. Bookmark the Freshman Tech page, we will be using it often. To do this, click on the little STAR in the upper right corner of your screen, then type CTRL-SHIFT B, which will bring up your bookmark bar.
  • In your Google Drive account, create a new folder called "LASTNAME_FRESHMAN_TECH." Click to highlight this folder in Google Drive and then click on the SHARE button in the upper right section of your menu. SHARE this folder with pburkhard@weldre9.k12.co.us. ALL FUTURE FILES FOR THIS CLASS MUST BE MADE IN THIS FOLDER!
  • INSTALLING DRAW.IO:
    • First, make sure you are logged in to your Google Drive. Click into your FRESHMAN_TECH FOLDER.
    • Click NEW>MORE>Connect More Apps
    • Enter "draw.io" in the search bar and click CONNECT.
    • Now, back in your Google Drive in your Freshman Tech Folder, click NEW>MORE>draw.io DIAGRAMS.
    • This should bring up a CREATE window. Name your diagram and click CREATE.
    • In the new window asking for an ALLOW, click ALLOW and then select your account again. This will open your new diagram.