/ Technology 1 at Highland High School

FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY: 2ND QUARTER

NOVEMBER, 2022

DATE

Information/Activities/Projects

IMPORTANT FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION:

TUE

11/29

BELLRINGER: Time to start thinking about our BIG FINAL PROJECT. To start previewing this project, please complete the FAVORITE THING WEBSITE PREVIEW.

WORK DAY: Please spend some time in GOOGLE SITES to begin getting used to how this app works. Then, move on to the BFP! THE FAVORITE THING COMPANY WEBSITE.You should begin putting together your site and pages by the start of next week, we only have two weeks of class left and we need at least one or two class periods to go over the FINAL EXAMINATION. MR. B. CAN DO A WEBSITE CREATION DEMONSTRATION, IF NECESSARY!.

MON

11/28

BELLRINGER: Google SHEETS does more than make graphs! It can also figure out math problems using formulas! In preparation for the upcoming Google Formula Assignment, as a class, we will review the video tutorial below and answer the questions in the "Simple Formulas in Google Sheets Review."

WORK DAY:

  1. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS TODAY: Our next mini-project is the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment."
  2. THE BFP! THE FAVORITE THING COMPANY WEBSITE.You should begin putting together your site and pages by the start of next week, we only have two weeks of class left and we need at least one or two class periods to go over the FINAL EXAMINATION. MR. B. CAN DO A WEBSITE CREATION DEMONSTRATION, IF NECESSARY!.

Thu

11/17

BELLRINGER: At the start of class today, please complete the following STUDENT OPINION SURVEYS-

THE THURSDAY SURVEYS:  PLEASE COMPLETE THIS LAST MINUTE SURVEY-      THE GUESS SURVEY

Please note that any questions that do not make sense or are impossible to answer are the issue of the surveyor, not you. Do the best you can to answer the questions as presented!

If the students of the class complete your survey above, you should now work on the SECOND PART of the The Google Forms Project, the GRAPHS. Check the assignment sheet for instructions.

WORK DAY:

  1. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. This project is due at the end of this week and will be graded over break. SUBMIT THIS PROJECT by sending Mr. B. the URL LINK to your timeline as you see it on your computer!
  2. Your TIMELINE elements must show AN IMAGE or GRAPHIC that illustrates EACH of your timeline events. You will likely need to learn how to use the image feature in tiki-toki by REVIEWING THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL, CREATED BY MR. B. FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT. DO NOT TELL MR. B. THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PUT IMAGES INTO YOUR TIMELINE UNTIL YOU HAVE REVIEWED THIS VIDEO. I recommend doing so at 1/2 playback speed.
  3. DONE WITH EVERYTHING ELSE? Our next mini-project is the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment."

TUE

11/15

BELLRINGER: At the start of class today, please complete the following STUDENT OPINION SURVEYS-

THE MONDAY SURVEYS:

THE TUESDAY SURVEYS:

Please note that any questions that do not make sense or are impossible to answer are the issue of the surveyor, not you. Do the best you can to answer the questions as presented!

If the students of the class complete your survey above, you should now work on the SECOND PART of the The Google Forms Project, the GRAPHS. Check the assignment sheet for instructions.

If your SURVEY was NOT LINKED ABOVE (11 of you have not submitted this to me yet!), your project is almost a full week late and you will receive a ZERO if I do not receive it by the end of the day today. Please work on completing this and sharing it with me as soon as you are done with the surveys above.

IF THERE IS TIME, WE WILL HAVE A WORK DAY:

  1. REVISE AND RESUBMIT (by sending Mr. B. a new SHARE of your paper) your Research Paper regarding "The History of Your Favorite Thing." This is due from all students that did not receive a PASSING grade on the paper before the end of class on TUESDAY.
  2. The Google Forms Project. Make sure that your questions pertain to classmates' OPINIONS regarding your FAVORITE THING from your paper last week. FINISH THE SECOND PART OF THIS PROJECT BY THE END OF THE DAY ON TUESDAY FOR GRADING!
  3. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Start by going to TIKI-TOKI.com and opening an account. Then, start your new timeline, just like we demonstrated in class. Using your paper as a guide, start to put in NEW EVENTS on your timeline, including a date, headline and story for each event.
  4. Your TIMELINE elements must show AN IMAGE or GRAPHIC that illustrates EACH of your timeline events. You will likely need to learn how to use the image feature in tiki-toki by REVIEWING THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL, CREATED BY MR. B. FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT. DO NOT TELL MR. B. THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PUT IMAGES INTO YOUR TIMELINE UNTIL YOU HAVE REVIEWED THIS VIDEO. I recommend doing so at 1/2 playback speed.

MON

11/14

BELLRINGER: At the start of class today, please complete the following STUDENT OPINION SURVEYS-

Please note that any questions that do not make sense or are impossible to answer are the issue of the surveyor, not you. Do the best you can to answer the questions as presented!

If the students of the class complete your survey above, you should now work on the SECOND PART of the The Google Forms Project, the GRAPHS. Check the assignment sheet for instructions.

If your SURVEY was NOT LINKED ABOVE (11 of you have not submitted this to me yet!), your project is almost a full week late and you will receive a ZERO if I do not receive it by the end of the day today. Please work on completing this and sharing it with me as soon as you are done with the surveys above.

IF THERE IS TIME, WE WILL HAVE A WORK DAY:

  1. REVISE AND RESUBMIT (by sending Mr. B. a new SHARE of your paper) your Research Paper regarding "The History of Your Favorite Thing." This is due from all students that did not receive a PASSING grade on the paper before the end of class on TUESDAY.
  2. The Google Forms Project. Make sure that your questions pertain to classmates' OPINIONS regarding your FAVORITE THING from your paper last week. FINISH THE SECOND PART OF THIS PROJECT BY THE END OF THE DAY ON TUESDAY FOR GRADING!
  3. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Start by going to TIKI-TOKI.com and opening an account. Then, start your new timeline, just like we demonstrated in class. Using your paper as a guide, start to put in NEW EVENTS on your timeline, including a date, headline and story for each event.

TUE

11/8

BELLRINGER: See the list below! Please complete this tasks in order today!

BURKHARD IS OUT TODAY! I EXPECT AN EXCELLENT REPORT FROM MY SUB!

WORK DAY. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ASSIGNMENTS, BELLRINGERS AND EXTRAS IN ORDER FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST:

  1. "Freshman Technology Opinion Survey." As an example of what your SURVEY should look like, please complete this OPINION SURVEY about FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY CLASS.
  2. 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 by the end of class today. We will complete these in class next period!
  3. The Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet: Please complete this form, which will have you inspecting an Interactive Timeline regarding Freshman Technology class and answering some questions. Please note that YOUR timeline should look just like this one!
  4. HOW TO information regarding making a TIMELINE IN TIKI-TOKI.com. Click on the HOW DO I CREATE MY FIRST STORY LINK and review. Please don't say that you "don't understand how to do this" if you have not read this information!
  5. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Start by going to TIKI-TOKI.com and opening an account. Then, start your new timeline, just like we demonstrated in class. Using your paper as a guide, start to put in NEW EVENTS on your timeline, including a date, headline and story for each event.

MON

11/7

BELLRINGER: To prepare for our upcoming FORMS PROJECT, we discuss OPINIONS. Then, we preview The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE.

WORK DAY (if we have time):

THU

11/3

BELLRINGER: Today is a 100 percent work day. NO GOOFING OFF, NO TALKING, NO WALKING AROUND THE ROOM! Too many people need this time to complete their paper today.

Before you leave, I highly recommend you complete the RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS REVIEW. This will let you know if you are MISSING anything in your paper.

WORK DAY- BIG FRIGGING PROJECT- Today is a solid work day, you should be completing your paper and putting together your SOURCES page today. Make sure that you are CITING all of your sources as you write your paragraphs!

Complete research and Research Paper regarding "The History of Your Favorite Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in Diagrams.net at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at MIDNIGHT.

    • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
      1. Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD ALREADY BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF LAST WEEK!
      2. Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
      3. 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!
      4. Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
      5. Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.

DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER?

TUE

11/1

BELLRINGER: First, we spend a little bit of time as a group discussing our Paper, which is due FRIDAY at Midnight. You are no longer a middle school student. You are now a high school student. High School students need to occassionally get things done and turned in. Now is one of those times. You need to complete a TWO PAGE paper with citations. By the time you are seniors, you will be completing 5-10 page papers like this OVERNIGHT! It is not really that hard, it just takes focus. GET IT DONE, so that you can pass this class and not have to come back next year.

Today is a 100 percent work day. NO GOOFING OFF, NO TALKING, NO WALKING AROUND THE ROOM! Too many people need this time to complete their paper today.

Before you leave, I highly recommend you complete the RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS REVIEW. This will let you know if you are MISSING anything in your paper.

WORK DAY- BIG FRIGGING PROJECT- Today is a solid work day, all research and writing on your paper. Don't forget to CITE YOUR SOURCES AS YOU GO!

Complete research and Research Paper regarding "The History of Your Favorite Thing," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in Diagrams.net at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at MIDNIGHT.

    • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
      1. Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD ALREADY BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF LAST WEEK!
      2. Paragraph TWO: Creation of product/ company.
      3. 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!
      4. Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
      5. Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.

DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER?

MON

10/31

BELLRINGER: We discuss how your PAPER NEEDS TO LOOK! This is important, as much of the grade of your paper is based on the PRESENTATION.

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

FOR TODAY/ OUR CURRENT 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 Lucidchart at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at MIDNIGHT:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet.
    • Start by looking up how the company or product started. Copy all research links to a google doc, so that you can find them later.
    • Look up some changes that have happened in your company over the years- New flavors?, new products?, bought out by another company?, built army stuff during the war? SAVE all of your research links!
    • Figure out what your company is doing in the year 2022? How much sales do they have? What is their annual income? How many products do they offer? SAVE YOUR LINKS!
  • 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.

THU

10/27

BELLRINGER: We spend a few minutes talking about HOW TO RESEARCH FOR A PAPER.

Also in preparation for the writing of our paper, we complete "The First Paragraph" Exercise.

FOR TODAY/ OUR CURRENT 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 Lucidchart at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at MIDNIGHT:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet.
    • Start by looking up how the company or product started. Copy all research links to a google doc, so that you can find them later.
    • Look up some changes that have happened in your company over the years- New flavors?, new products?, bought out by another company?, built army stuff during the war? SAVE all of your research links!
    • Figure out what your company is doing in the year 2022? How much sales do they have? What is their annual income? How many products do they offer? SAVE YOUR LINKS!
  • 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

10/25

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

Also in preparation for the writing of our paper, please spend FIVE OR TEN MINUTES at the start of class today reading this SAMPLE FAVORITE THING RESEARCH PAPER. This is an almost perfect 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!

FOR TODAY:

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED TONIGHT! Please do the 3 CHALLENGE PROBLEMS, AS WELL, many of you could really use some extra credit!

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.

OUR BIG UPCOMING 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 Lucidchart at the start of the quarter. Due onDue on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at 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

MON

10/24

BELLRINGER: Please complete the "Research Paper Topic Selection Form." Read the questions carefully, this will determine the course of the rest of this quarter in the class. CHOOSE WISELY!

FOR TODAY:

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED at the end of class tomorrow.

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.

OUR BIG UPCOMING 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 Lucidchart at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, September 9th at 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

THU

10/20

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."

FOR TODAY:

SIGNED SYLLABI ARE ABSOLUTELY DUE TODAY! 15 POINTS!

Our First Big Project: The DIAGRAMS.NET Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class TODAY.

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED NEXT TUESDAY!

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.

(Link for those of you who are WAY ahead.)

TUE

10/18

FOR TODAY: SYLLABI ARE DUE TODAY. PLEASE TURN THESE IN NOW!

Time to start working on our FLOWCHARTS. Maybe we could warm up by completing the 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:

SIGNED SYLLABI ARE ABSOLUTELY DUE TODAY! 15 POINTS!

THE ACTUAL DIAGRAMS.NET DIAGRAMS Assignment: FIVE STUDENTS did not complete this assignment and received a failing grade. You might want to complete this assignment RIGHT NOW, so that I can give you points for it.

Our First Big Project: The DIAGRAMS.NET Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class on THURSDAY. (I think. I don't really know. Homecoming week is hard to predict.)

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 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.

(Link for those of you who are WAY ahead.)

MON

10/17

FOR TODAY: Last class period, Mr. B. discussed FLOW CHARTS by reviewing a few of these process charts, such as "How to throw up" and "How to skip Freshman Technology Class." With this in mind, please complete our BELLRINGER: The "FLOWCHART THINKING SHEET."

FOR TODAY:

SIGNED SYLLABI ARE DUE TODAY! 15 POINTS!

THE ACTUAL DIAGRAMS.NET 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 DIAGRAMS.NET 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 DIAGRAMS.NET 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 DIAGRAMS.NET Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class on THURSDAY. (I think. I don't really know. Homecoming week is hard to predict.)

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 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.

THU

10/13

FOR TODAY: We review some of the information that we discussed yesterday by completing a QUIZ. YAY! Please finish the FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY RULES AND REGULATIONS QUIZ. This will be a graded assignment, so make sure to do your best to give strong answers.

IF YOU WERE NOT HERE YESTERDAY: Please pick up a course syllabus and a HOUSEKEEPING sheet and then review the Freshman Technology Course overview and classroom rules and regulations. Then, take the FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY RULES AND REGULATIONS QUIZ.

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

FOR TODAY:

SIGNED SYLLABI ARE DUE TODAY! 15 POINTS!

Our First Assignment: Word Web- My Favorite Things Pencil Diagram. 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."
  • 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)

OUR FIRST REAL ASSIGNMENT- Creating Diagrams in Diagrams.net: DUE MONDAY. 50 point assignment.

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

LEARNING TOOLS- DIAGRAM.NET DIAGRAMS: Review the following to help you understand how to use the basics of DIAGRAM.NET 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 DIAGRAM.NET.
  2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE.
  3. Please review this 1:45 minute video- THIS DIAGRAM HELP LINK to get basic information on how to use DIAGRAMS.NET.
  4. 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.
  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.
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

THE ACTUAL DIAGRAMS.NET 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 MONDAY. 50 point assignment.

  1. "MY FAVORITE THINGS" Chart in DIAGRAMS.NET 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 DIAGRAMS.NET 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 DIAGRAMS.NET Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next THURSDAY.

TUE

10/11

FIRST DAY OF CLASS! WELCOME TO FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY!

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

HOUSEKEEPING DUTIES (You can use your handout sheet for this!):

  • 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.org. ALL FUTURE FILES FOR THIS CLASS MUST BE MADE IN THIS FOLDER!
  • INSTALLING DIAGRAMS.NET:
    • First, make sure you are logged in to your Google Drive. Click into your FRESHMAN_TECH FOLDER.
    • Click NEW>MORE>Connect More Apps
    • Enter "DIAGRAMS.NET" in the search bar.
    • CLICK on the first ICON, labelled draw.io (that is the old name of this app).
    • CLICK INSTALL..
    • Now, back in your Google Drive in your Freshman Tech Folder, click NEW>MORE>DIAGRAMS.NET.
    • This should bring up a CREATE window. Name your diagram and click TO CREATE A BLANK DIAGRAM.
    • If necessary, click AUTHORIZE to allow Diagram.net to access your drive. Click to select your school Google Drive and then SELECT all of the options that are available.

Our First Assignment: Word Web- My Favorite Things Pencil Diagram. 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)

OUR FIRST ASSIGNMENTAssignment: "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.
  • EXTRA POINTS WILL BE GRANTED for organized and color-coded diagrams!
  • 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- DIAGRAM.NET DIAGRAMS: Review the following to help you understand how to use the basics of DIAGRAM.NET 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 DIAGRAM.NET.
  2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE.
  3. Please review this 1:45 minute video- THIS DIAGRAM HELP LINK to get basic information on how to use DIAGRAMS.NET.
  4. 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.
  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.
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!