FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY- APRIL, 2017
DATE Information/Activities/Projects

FRI

5/26

FINAL EXAMINATION TODAY: All students need to complete the FINAL EXAM.

Give your sign out sheet to Mr. B. for his signature!

WED

5/24

FOR TODAY: All students need to be completing the Practice Final Examination. This needs to be completed by the end day today and will be a 50 point participation grade for all students.

Students that are disruptive today will be removed from the room, as too many students need to complete work today.

TUE

5/23

FOR TODAY: All students need to be working on the Practice Final Examination. This needs to be completed by the end day on Wednesday and will be a 50 point participation grade for all students.

GRADING TODAY: Teacher's Lunch Problem.

MON

5/22

BELLRINGER: If you have not yet completed "The Teacher's Lunch Problem Mini-Project", do so at the start of class, it is due TODAY!

FOR TODAY: Complete "The Teacher's Lunch Problem Mini-Project". When you are done, begin work on the Practice Final Examination. This needs to be completed by the end day on Tuesday and will be a 50 point participation grade for all students.

FRI

5/19

BELLRINGER: When we are done with our presentation for today, we complete the following:

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.

  1. After reviewing the SUM function video above, complete "The Teacher's Lunch Problem Mini-Project". This is due MONDAY!
PRESENTATION SCHEDULE: (DAYS ARE NOT GUARANTEED!)
MONDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

Caleb, Brittney, Alyssa.

Kyle, Jessica, Logan, Osbaldo, Wyatt, Andrew, Cabrini, Elliott

Megan, Courtney, Colten, Jonathan Litzy

FOR TODAY: We complete "The Teacher's Lunch Problem Mini-Project". Students that complete this early may want to get a jump on the Practice Final Examination. This needs to be completed by Tuesday and will be a 100 point participation grade for all students.

THU

5/18

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today. Students presenting today should be preparing for their presentation. Mr. B. will cover some important information regarding presentations.

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE: (DAYS ARE NOT GUARANTEED!)
MONDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

Caleb, Brittney, Alyssa.

Kyle, Jessica, Logan, Osbaldo, Wyatt, Andrew, Cabrini, Elliott

Megan, Courtney, Colten, Jonathan, Litzy Make up day for missed presentations.

FOR TODAY: Today, we begin our FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATIONS. The order of presentations is on the whiteboard. Students will have a minute or two to get ready, then must present their presentation to the class. Once you are done, you will submit your Speaker's Notes to Mr. B. for grading. Things to watch for on your presentation:

  • Your presentation should be about 3-4 minutes long. You will be timed. If you go longer than 5 minutes, your presentation will be stopped so that the next presenter can have their full time. Most presentations go LONGER than you expect, so make sure you time yourself and your presentation before hand!
  • You may NOT turn around and look at your slideshow as you present. Make sure that your speaker's notes are properly organized so that you know what slides you are presenting.
  • DO NOT simply reread your bullet points from your slideshow. If you do this, I will stop your presentation and you will receive a zero for your presentation grade.
  • Students that are not prepared to present their slide show at their assigned time will receive a ZERO on the presentation portion of their project. There will be not late presentations.
  • Be prepared to SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKER's NOTES to Mr. B. at the end of your presentation.
  • As part of your presentation score, you MUST ask at least ONE question regarding the presentations of other students. All students must be respectful and attentive to the presentations of other students. Disruptive students will also receive a 50 percent reduction of their presentation score.

MON

5/15

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today. Students presenting today should be preparing for their presentation. Mr. B. will cover some important information regarding presentations.

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE: (DAYS ARE NOT GUARANTEED!)
MONDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

Caleb, Brittney, Alyssa.

Kyle, Jessica, Logan, Osbaldo, Megan, Courtney, Wyatt, Andrew

Alternates- Cabrini, Elliott

   

FOR TODAY: Today, we begin our FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATIONS. The order of presentations is on the whiteboard. Students will have a minute or two to get ready, then must present their presentation to the class. Once you are done, you will submit your Speaker's Notes to Mr. B. for grading. Things to watch for on your presentation:

  • Your presentation should be about 3-4 minutes long. You will be timed. If you go longer than 5 minutes, your presentation will be stopped so that the next presenter can have their full time. Most presentations go LONGER than you expect, so make sure you time yourself and your presentation before hand!
  • You may NOT turn around and look at your slideshow as you present. Make sure that your speaker's notes are properly organized so that you know what slides you are presenting.
  • DO NOT simply reread your bullet points from your slideshow. If you do this, I will stop your presentation and you will receive a zero for your presentation grade.
  • Students that are not prepared to present their slide show at their assigned time will receive a ZERO on the presentation portion of their project. There will be not late presentations.
  • Be prepared to SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKER's NOTES to Mr. B. at the end of your presentation.
  • As part of your presentation score, you MUST ask at least ONE question regarding the presentations of other students. All students must be respectful and attentive to the presentations of other students. Disruptive students will also receive a 50 percent reduction of their presentation score.

FRI

5/12

BELLRINGER: How are you progressing on your big presentation project which starts on MONDAY? Complete the "Favorite Thing Presentation Update Form."

WORK DAY: The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION. Please be prepared on MONDAY to present your presentation, including a PRINTED VERSION OF YOUR SPEAKER'S NOTES.

WED

5/10

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today, so that students have as much time as possible to work on their Checkbooks and their Presentations.

WORK DAY: Due TODAY: MINI-PROJECT- The Checkbook Exercise" and "The Checkbook Questionnaire." There are TWO parts of the Checkbook Exercise. In the first you will be walked through the creation of a spreadsheet checkbook. You will answer a few questions about this checkbook in the Checkbook Questionnaire. Then, you will complete PART TWO of the exercise, where you will use your checkbook template to enter a series of checkbook transactions. These are all due TODAY!

OUR BIG PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION. Please review this project and start putting together your slides, your theme, your photos, etc.

TUE

5/9

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today, so that students have as much time as possible to work on their Checkbooks and their Presentations.

WORK DAY: Due this WEDNESDAY: MINI-PROJECT- The Checkbook Exercise" and "The Checkbook Questionnaire." There are TWO parts of the Checkbook Exercise. In the first you will be walked through the creation of a spreadsheet checkbook. You will answer a few questions about this checkbook in the Checkbook Questionnaire. Then, you will complete PART TWO of the exercise, where you will use your checkbook template to enter a series of checkbook transactions. These are all due WEDNESDAY!

OUR BIG PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION. Please review this project and start putting together your slides, your theme, your photos, etc.

MON

5/8

BELLRINGER: At the start of class today, we preview the upcoming "Checkbook Exercise" by reviewing the concept of a CHECKBOOK, what it is, what it does and why it is useful.

We also preview the The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION. This is due next MONDAY and presentations will start on MONDAY, as well.

WORK DAY: Due this WEDNESDAY: MINI-PROJECT- The Checkbook Exercise" and "The Checkbook Questionnaire." There are TWO parts of the Checkbook Exercise. In the first you will be walked through the creation of a spreadsheet checkbook. You will answer a few questions about this checkbook in the Checkbook Questionnaire. Then, you will complete PART TWO of the exercise, where you will use your checkbook template to enter a series of checkbook transactions. These are all due WEDNESDAY!

OUR BIG PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION. Please review this project and start putting together your slides, your theme, your photos, etc.

FRI

5/5

BELLRINGER: If you did not complete the following Bellringer on Monday, please do so today: 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."

 

WORK DAY:

  1. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. DUE TONIGHT BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
  2. ALSO DUE TODAY: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class.
  3. Due next WEDNESDAY: MINI-PROJECT- The Checkbook Exercise" and "The Checkbook Questionnaire." There are TWO parts of the Checkbook Exercise. In the first you will be walked through the creation of a spreadsheet checkbook. You will answer a few questions about this checkbook in the Checkbook Questionnaire. Then, you will complete PART TWO of the exercise, where you will use your checkbook template to enter a series of checkbook transactions. These are all due next WEDNESDAY!

WED

5/3

BELLRINGER: If you did not complete the following Bellringer on Monday, please do so today: 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."

 

WORK DAY:

  1. The Google Forms Project. Complete the linked surveys of other students at the start of class. Then, when your surveys have been completed by the other people in the class, please create your TWO GRAPHS regarding your data. SEE THE PINK GRAPHING SECTION OF THE PROJECT SHEET FOR INSTRUCTIONS! These graphs and forms should all be completed now. I will be grading them before next class period.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please review the requirements for this project by READING the assignment sheet and REGISTERING for the website at tiki-toki.com to begin working on this project. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CLICKING AND REVIEWING THIS LINK FOR HELP FROM TIKI-TOKI.COM (SCROLL DOWN TO THE "CREATING A TIMELINE" and "CREATING A STORY" SECTIONS!) BEFORE YOU TRY TO BEGIN. This project will be due this FRIDAY.
  3. ALSO IN PLAY RIGHT NOW: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class FRIDAY.

MON

5/1

BELLRINGER: We complete The KEEP COMPLETING SURVEYS Sheet.

OK, now, he is just GIVING extra credit points away! If you are willing to accept the challenge, complete "The New Door Puzzler." If there is no class discussion regarding this problem, correct answers will be given EXTRA CREDIT."

ALSO: 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."

 

WORK DAY:

  1. The Google Forms Project. Complete the linked surveys of other students at the start of class. Then, when your surveys have been completed by the other people in the class, please create your TWO GRAPHS regarding your data. SEE THE PINK GRAPHING SECTION OF THE PROJECT SHEET FOR INSTRUCTIONS! These graphs and forms should all be completed now. I will be grading them before next class period.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please review the requirements for this project by READING the assignment sheet and REGISTERING for the website at tiki-toki.com to begin working on this project. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CLICKING AND REVIEWING THIS LINK FOR HELP FROM TIKI-TOKI.COM (SCROLL DOWN TO THE "CREATING A TIMELINE" and "CREATING A STORY" SECTIONS!) BEFORE YOU TRY TO BEGIN. This project will be due this FRIDAY.
  3. ALSO IN PLAY RIGHT NOW: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class FRIDAY.

FRI

4/28

BELLRINGER: We discuss the recent Research Paper and the needed revisions. We complete The KEEP COMPLETING SURVEYS Sheet.

WORK DAY:

  1. The Google Forms Project. Complete the linked surveys of other students at the start of class. Then, when your surveys have been completed by the other people in the class, please create your TWO GRAPHS regarding your data. SEE THE PINK GRAPHING SECTION OF THE PROJECT SHEET FOR INSTRUCTIONS!
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please review the requirements for this project by READING the assignment sheet and REGISTERING for the website at tiki-toki.com to begin working on this project. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CLICKING AND REVIEWING THIS LINK FOR HELP FROM TIKI-TOKI.COM (SCROLL DOWN TO THE "CREATING A TIMELINE" and "CREATING A STORY" SECTIONS!) BEFORE YOU TRY TO BEGIN.

WED

4/26

BELLRINGER: We discuss the recent Research Paper and the needed revisions. We complete The START COMPLETING SURVEYS Sheet. We also complete the "Tiki-toki" Thinking Sheet.

WORK DAY:

  1. The Google Forms Project. If you have not completed this or sent it to Mr. B., do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Complete the linked surveys of other students at the start of class. Then, when your surveys have been completed by the other people in the class, please create your TWO GRAPHS regarding your data. SEE THE PINK GRAPHING SECTION OF THE PROJECT SHEET FOR INSTRUCTIONS!
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please review the requirements for this project by READING the assignment sheet and REGISTERING for the website at tiki-toki.com to begin working on this project. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CLICKING AND REVIEWING THIS LINK FOR HELP FROM TIKI-TOKI.COM (SCROLL DOWN TO THE "CREATING A TIMELINE" and "CREATING A STORY" SECTIONS!) BEFORE YOU TRY TO BEGIN.

TUE

4/25

BELLRINGER: To preview our upcoming TIMELINE project, please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet.

WORK DAY:

  1. The Google Forms Project. Please complete this by the end of class today and EMAIL MR. B. YOU SURVEY (click the EYEBALL from your edit screen and send him the web address!)
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please review the requirements for this project by READING the assignment sheet and REGISTERING for the website at tiki-toki.com to begin working on this project. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CLICKING AND REVIEWING THIS LINK FOR HELP FROM TIKI-TOKI.COM (SCROLL DOWN TO THE "CREATING A TIMELINE" and "CREATING A STORY" SECTIONS!) BEFORE YOU TRY TO BEGIN.

MON

4/24

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

If necessary, we can cover how to put these surveys together during class.

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY:

  1. The Google Forms Project. When you have completed this project, EMAIL the PREVIEW of the form to Mr. B. These links must be sent to Mr. B. by the end of class on TUESDAY.
  2. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

FRI

4/21

BELLRINGER: PLEASE Complete the "Research Paper Checklist" again before the end of the class period, so you know what grade will be on your paper. Please make sure you have covered all points on the checklist!

Rules for class today: All work, no talk. Disruptive students will be immediately asked to leave the room.

FOR TODAY: You should be COMPLETING the writing your 2-3 page paper regarding "The History of a Thing." NOTE: This paper is due TONIGHT at one minute before Midnight!

  1. Here is the outline for your paper. Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: This should be already written.
    • Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company. (This paragraph should include AT LEAST 2-3 IN LINE CITATIONS.)
    • 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! (Each paragraph should have AT LEAST 1-2 IN LINE CITATIONS.)
    • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today. (This paragraph should have at least 2-3 IN LINE CITATIONS.)
    • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.
  2. REMEMBER: You MUST CITE SOURCES whenever you use ANY information from a SOURCE. Include your inline citations as you go and add all of your sources to your SOURCES page at the end of the paper!
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? Our next big projects are The Google Forms Project and The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

TUE

4/18

BELLRINGER: Before the end of class, complete "The First Paragraph" Exercise.

WORK DAY:

  1. All students should be working on putting together their "History of a Thing Research Paper," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in Gliffy Diagrams at the start of the quarter. Due this FRIDAY, April 21St at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:
  2. Research your chosen "THING" on the internet.
  3. SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  4. Write your paper, as outlined in the assignment sheet. Call this lastname_thing_paper and make sure it is in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder
  5. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? Our next project is The Google Forms Project..

FRI

4/14

BELLRINGER: We discuss sources for our paper and complete the "Citation of Sources" Exercise. We also mention the fact that on the recently graded "Flow Chart Project," we had EIGHT students in the class out of 16 fail or not submit the project. This is the EASY STUFF! You MUST stay more on top of the work in the class or you will not pass.

WORK DAY: All students should be working on putting together their "History of a Thing Research Paper," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in Gliffy Diagrams at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, April 21St at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:

  1. Research your chosen "THING" on the internet.
  2. SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  3. 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.

WED

4/12

BELLRINGER: Please complete the "Research Paper Requirements Review" Thinking Sheet. This will be a GRADED assignment!

WORK DAY:

  1. All students need to complete The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. Worth 100 points. Due before the end of class today.
  2. OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: Complete research for your "The History of a Thing Research Paper," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in Gliffy Diagrams at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, April 21St at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:
    • Research your chosen "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.

TUE

4/11

BELLRINGER: Log in to your computer and immediately begin to work on your The Google Charting Assignment.

WORK DAY: All students should be working on completing The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. Worth 100 points. Due TOMORROW.

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.

  1. OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: Complete research and a 2-3 page paper regarding "The History of a Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in Lucidchart at the start of the quarter. Due on Tuesday, April 18th at MIDNIGHT.:

    Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.

    Research your chosen "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.

MON

4/10

BELLRINGER: In preparation for our upcoming two page paper, please complete the "Plagiarism Review Form." (If you need, you can refer to this slide here.)

WORK DAY: All students should be working on completing The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. Worth 100 points. Due soon. Not sure when, due to many students out lately and testing schedule this week.

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.

  1. OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: Complete research and a 2-3 page paper regarding "The History of a Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in Lucidchart at the start of the quarter. Due on Tuesday, April 18th at MIDNIGHT.:

    Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.

    Research your chosen "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.

FRI

4/7

BELLRINGER: Log in to your computer and immediately begin to work on your The Google Charting Assignment.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE NOT HERE ON WEDNESDAY: Please complete the "Research Paper Topic Selection Form."

WORK DAY: All students should be working on completing The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. 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.

  1. OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: Complete research and a 2-3 page paper regarding "The History of a Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in Lucidchart at the start of the quarter. Due on Tuesday, April 18th at MIDNIGHT.:

    Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.

    Research your chosen "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.

GRADING TODAY: Day Planners, Bellringers.

WED

4/5

BELL RINGER: Please have your DAY PLANNER open to this week on your desk at the start of class for grading. Also, please complete the "Research Paper Topic Selection Form."

WORK DAY: All students should be working on completing the following assignments in order:

  1. The GLIFFY Flowchart Project. This needs to be completed. For students that are struggling, Mr. B. will be conducting a little "Flowchart Workshop" to assist..
  2. The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. 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.

  1. OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: Complete research and a 2-3 page paper regarding "The History of a Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in Lucidchart at the start of the quarter. Due on Tuesday, April 18th at MIDNIGHT.:

    Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.

    Research your chosen "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.

GRADING TODAY: Day Planners, Bellringers.

TUE

4/4

BELL RINGER: More understanding the subject work today! Yay! We reviewed some of the common CHARTS used in dispersing information at the start of class. 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."

WORK DAY: All students should be working on completing the following assignments:

  1. The GLIFFY Flowchart Project. This should have completed in class yesterday. I will be grading this before class tomorrow.
  2. WORK DAY: OUR NEXT PROJECT- The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. We were going to review this at the start of class today, but you can get a good start on the project by reviewing the assignment sheet and learning materials. You should start on PROBLEM TWO, as we will generate the data for PROBLEM ONE tomorrow at the start of class. This project is due on FRIDAY. (Put into your Day Planner!) Worth 100 points.

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

VIDEO TUTORIAL REGARDING CHARTS IN GOOGLE SHEETS (For use with the Charting Project) [Here is an alternate link to this video, in case the one below is not working properly):

MON

4/3

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer for today, as Mr. B. is out. Sorry.

WORK DAY: All students should be working on completing the following assignments:

  1. The GLIFFY Flowchart Project. This should be completed in class today. I would like to be able to grade it during class tomorrow.
  2. SHOULD YOU COMPLETE YOUR FLOW CHARTS EARLY- OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. We were going to review this at the start of class today, but you can get a good start on the project by reviewing the assignment sheet and learning materials. You should start on PROBLEM TWO, as we will generate the data for PROBLEM ONE tomorrow at the start of class. This project is due on FRIDAY. (Put into your Day Planner!) Worth 100 points.

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

VIDEO TUTORIAL REGARDING CHARTS IN GOOGLE SHEETS (For use with the Charting Project) [Here is an alternate link to this video, in case the one below is not working properly):

 

FRI

3/31

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!

FOR TODAY: EVERYONE SHOULD BE COMPLETED WITH THEIR "FAVORITE THING CHART" USING GLIFFY AND SHOULD NOW BE WORKING ON YOUR FLOW CHART PROJECT.

  1. The GLIFFY Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next MONDAY. Mark this in your Day Planner! We will introduce this project tomorrow at the start of class.
  2. VERY IMPORTANT- SAVING GLIFFY CHARTS:
    • If you are still working on your diagram, click FILE>SAVE and save your file as a .GLIFFY file IN YOUR DRIVE ON THE NETWORK (your folder is called "firstname.lastname on daisy"! You can reopen this file again later, if you need.
    • If you are done with your diagram, click FILE>SAVE AS JPG. Save this file to your drive on the network. Call it FAVORITE_THINGS.JPG.
    • So that Mr. B. can grade your diagram, you must UPLOAD your file to your FRESHMAN_TECH folder on Google Drive. Click into this folder and then click NEW>FILE UPLOAD. This will upload your diagram picture to your folder for grading.

GRADING TODAY: SYLLABI, FAVORITE THING GLIFFY CHART, DAY PLANNER.

WED

3/29

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

FOR TODAY: LEARNING TOOLS- GLIFFY DIAGRAMS: Review the following to help you understand how to use the basics of GLIFFY DIAGRAMS:

  1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on your APPS button in the upper left corner. If you have installed GLIFFY DIAGRAMS properly, there should be a large icon to open the app.
  2. The first thing you will need to do is REGISTER the program. This is fine, don't worry about it. Just use your SCHOOL EMAIL address!
  3. When you first open the actual GLIFFY DIAGRAMS program for the first time, there is a 7 step animated tutorial that will show you how to begin creating a diagram. FOLLOW THIS TUTORIAL, so that you understand how to operate the app.
  4. Once you understand how GLIFFY works, use the program to create a digital version of your FAVORITE THING PENCIL CHART (see instructions below).
  5. VERY IMPORTANT- SAVING:
    • If you are still working on your diagram, click FILE>SAVE and save your file as a .GLIFFY file IN YOUR DRIVE ON THE NETWORK (your folder is called "firstname.lastname on daisy"! You can reopen this file again later, if you need.
    • If you are done with your diagram, click FILE>SAVE AS JPG. Save this file to your drive on the network. Call it FAVORITE_THINGS.JPG.
    • So that Mr. B. can grade your diagram, you must UPLOAD your file to your FRESHMAN_TECH folder on Google Drive. Click into this folder and then click NEW>FILE UPLOAD. This will upload your diagram picture to your folder for grading.

Assignment: "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in GLIFFY DIAGRAMS: DUE TODAY. Mark this in your Day Planner! 50 point assignment.

  • To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using GLIFFY DIAGRAMS.
  • PLEASE USE GLIFFY editing tools to add some COLOR and STYLE to your chart for maximum credit on the assignment! Make sure to include a TITLE, as well!
  • Make sure that you save your diagrams properly, as outlined in RED above. If your diagram is not uploaded to your FRESHMAN_TECH folder, you will receive a ZERO.

Our First Big Project: The GLIFFY Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next MONDAY. Mark this in your Day Planner! We will introduce this project tomorrow at the start of class.

TUE

3/28

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

Then, we do our first Thinking Sheet of the year: The "Start of the Quarter Rules and Regulations" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY:

  • START OF THE DAY: We complete the Rules and Regulations Slideshow and the Thinking Sheet for today.
  • Our First Assignment: Word Web- My Favorite Stuff. DUE TODAY. Mark this in your Day Planner! 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 THINGS that you can buy, purchase, consume, etc. Think video games, energy drinks, cars, pizzas, french fries, chips, fast food, candy bars, etc. DO NOT LIST people, places, etc.)
    • Create 2-3 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, 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)

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

  1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on your APPS button in the upper left corner. If you have installed GLIFFY DIAGRAMS properly, there should be a large icon to open the app.
  2. The first thing you will need to do is REGISTER the program. This is fine, don't worry about it. Just use your SCHOOL EMAIL address!
  3. When you first open the actual GLIFFY DIAGRAMS program for the first time, there is a 7 step animated tutorial that will show you how to begin creating a diagram. FOLLOW THIS TUTORIAL, so that you understand how to operate the app.
  4. Once you understand how GLIFFY works, use the program to create a digital version of your FAVORITE THING PENCIL CHART (see instructions below).
  5. VERY IMPORTANT- SAVING:
    • If you are still working on your diagram, click FILE>SAVE and save your file as a .GLIFFY file IN YOUR DRIVE ON THE NETWORK (your folder is called "firstname.lastname on daisy"! You can reopen this file again later, if you need.
    • If you are done with your diagram, click FILE>SAVE AS JPG. Save this file to your drive on the network. Call it FAVORITE_THINGS.JPG.
    • So that Mr. B. can grade your diagram, you must UPLOAD your file to your FRESHMAN_TECH folder on Google Drive. Click into this folder and then click NEW>FILE UPLOAD. This will upload your diagram picture to your folder for grading.

Assignment: "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in GLIFFY DIAGRAMS: DUE MONDAY. Mark this in your Day Planner! 50 point assignment.

  • To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using GLIFFY DIAGRAMS.
  • PLEASE USE GLIFFY editing tools to add some COLOR and STYLE to your chart for maximum credit on the assignment! Make sure to include a TITLE, as well!
  • Make sure that you save your diagrams properly, as outlined in RED above. If your diagram is not uploaded to your FRESHMAN_TECH folder, you will receive a ZERO.

Our First Big Project: The GLIFFY Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next MONDAY. Mark this in your Day Planner! We will introduce this project tomorrow at the start of class.

MON

3/27

BELLRINGER FOR TODAY: NAMES AND SEATING

FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY SYLLABUS: DUE FRI, 3/31, 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.
  • 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!
  • Using "Google Apps," install the app "GLIFFY DIAGRAMS " to your Google Drive account. Follow the steps below:
    • Log in to your Google Drive Account.
    • In the upper left corner of your drive menu, select APPS.
    • Click on the WEB STORE.
    • SEARCH the store for an APP called GLIFFY DIAGRAMS.
    • Click +ADD TO CHROME from the Shop Menu for the app, then click OK on the next screen. This will install GLIFFY DIAGRAMS as an app accessible from Google and allow you to create charts and diagrams needed for this class.

Our First Assignment: Word Web- My Favorite Stuff. DUE TOMORROW. Mark this in your Day Planner! 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 THINGS THAT YOU CAN BUY. Think energy drinks, cars, jeans, makeup, pizzas, video game platforms, french fries, chips, fast food, shoes, candy bars, etc. DO NOT LIST people, places, movies, bands, time periods in history, colors, etc.)
    • Create 2-3 web "arms" from each of these categories and list the specific BRAND NAMES of each category that are your favorites. (such as "Snickers," "Ford," "Mountain Dew", 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)

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

  1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on your APPS button in the upper left corner. If you have installed GLIFFY DIAGRAMS properly, there should be a large icon to open the app.
  2. The first thing you will see when you open GLIFFY DIAGRAMS for the first time is a 7 step animated tutorial that will show you how to begin creating a diagram. FOLLOW THIS TUTORIAL, so that you understand how to operate the app.
  3. Once you understand how GLIFFY works, use the program to create a digital version of your FAVORITE THING PENCIL CHART.
  4. PLEASE USE GLIFFY editing tools to add some COLOR and STYLE to your chart for maximum credit on the assignment! Make sure to include a TITLE, as well!
  5. SAVING:
    • If you are still working on your diagram, click FILE>SAVE and save your file as a .GLIFFY file IN YOUR DRIVE ON THE NETWORK! You can reopen this file again later, if you need.
    • If you are done with your diagram, click FILE>SAVE AS JPG. Save this file to your drive on the network. Call it FAVORITE_THINGS.JPG.
    • So that Mr. B. can grade your diagram, you must UPLOAD your file to your FRESHMAN_TECH folder on Google Drive. Click into this folder and then click NEW>FILE UPLOAD. This will upload your diagram picture to your folder for grading.

Assignment: "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in GLIFFY DIAGRAMS: DUE WEDNESDAY. Mark this in your Day Planner! 50 point assignment.

  • To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using GLIFFY DIAGRAMS, as outlined above.
  • Make sure that you save your diagrams properly, as outlined above. If your diagram is not uploaded to your FRESHMAN_TECH folder, you will receive a ZERO.

Our First Big Project: The GLIFFY Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next WEDNESDAY. Mark this in your Day Planner!