FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY: 1st QUARTER

AUGUST, 2018

DATE Information/Activities/Projects

MON

8-20

BELL RINGER: Complete the "Flow Charts Are Cool" Thinking Sheet."

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!

WORK DAY:

  • Mr. B. promised a few minutes at the start of class today to work on completing your Drawi.o DIAGRAMS Assignment: 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. I would like to start grading this during the second half of class today. 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 draw 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.)
  • Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class on WEDNESDAY.
  • OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points.

GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING CHARTS AND GRAPHS: Review the Google Charting Video from the Q: Drive FRESHMAN_TECHNOLOGY folder. Practice the skills as you review the video. You may also refer to this Google Learning Webpage regarding charts, as needed.

FRI

8-17

BELLRINGER: First, we discuss how to throw up. Then, we complete the "Flowchart Thinking Sheet."

FOR TODAY:

SIGNED SYLLABI ARE DUE TODAY! 15 POINTS!

Drawi.o DIAGRAMS Assignment: 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 TODAY. 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 draw 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. If you need more help, 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!

Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next WEDNESDAY. We will discuss this project at the start of class on Friday.

WED

8-15

BELLRINGER: I do not have shared FRESHMEN_TECH folders from the following students: Trevor G., Tristan Hicks, Bowen P., (see the webpage from yesterday on how to accomplish this.)

PLEASE COMPLETE OUR FIRST BELLRINGER OF THE QUARTER: The "Start of the Quarter Rules and Regulations" THINKING SHEET.

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 draw 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. If you need more help, 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!

Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next WEDNESDAY. We will discuss this project at the start of class on Friday.

THU

8-14

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

FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY SYLLABUS: DUE FRIDAY, 8/17, 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.

Our First Assignment: Word Web- My Favorite Stuff. DUE TOMORROW. 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."
    • 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 MONDAY. 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.

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.
  5. If you need more help, 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: "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 above.
  • 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.

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