/ Technology 1 at Highland High School

FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY: 4th QUARTER

APRIL/MAY, 2022

DATE Information/Activities/Projects

TUE

5/24

NO BELLRINGER TODAY, PLEASE BEGIN WORK ON YOUR FINAL EXAMINATION. Make sure to save all files as directed into your FINAL_EXAMINATION folder for grading!

MON

5/23

BELLRINGER: None for today. Today is a review day for the Final Examination on Wednesday. If you have any questions, now is the time to ask. If we do not have any Freshman Technology to review, then this class is a silent study hall for any finals that you may have in the coming two days. Disruptive students will be asked to leave the room.

WORK DAY: THE PRACTICE FINAL EXAMINATION was graded today. ELEVEN students did not pass this easy "participation grade" review project. 6 students did not even have a PRACTICE FINAL FOLDER in their shared GOOGLE DRIVE. If this is YOU, please fix this situation and SEND ME AN EMAIL ASKING ME TO REGRADE THIS ASSIGNMENT!

SIDE NOTE: Even though 6 students are not currentlyl passing this class, I received only ONE late assignment this weekend to be graded. That is DISAPPOINTING.

THU

5/19

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FRI

5/20

BELLRINGER: Work on your PRACTICE FINAL EXAMINATION, it is due today.

For students that have already completed their Practice Final Examination, I have a few PUZZLERS to occupy your mind. If you complete any of these without discussing with other students, you may receive some extra credit!

If you completed some of these puzzlers and would like EXTRA CREDIT, be sure to fill out MR. B.'S 8 PUZZLERS INFORMATION SHEET.

WORK DAY: THE PRACTICE FINAL EXAMINATION is due on FRIDAY and will take about 1.5 to 2.0 hours to complete. You can ask questions on this test, so please give strong effort. Students to do well on the Practice Final tend to do well on the FINAL EXAMINATION. Students who do NOT do well on the Practice Final, fail the Final, almost 100 percent of the time.

WED

5/18

BELLRINGER: If Amber and/or Callen are here, we will do those last presentations. If not, we will quickly discuss the PRACTICE FINAL EXAMINATION. Please work on this today. It will be due on FRIDAY and will be worth 70 points for your efforts.

WORK DAY: THE PRACTICE FINAL is due on FRIDAY and will take about 1.5 to 2.0 hours to complete. You can ask questions on this test, so please give strong effort. Students to do well on the Practice Final tend to do well on the FINAL EXAMINATION. Students who do NOT do well on the Practice Final, fail the Final, almost 100 percent of the time.

TUE

5/10

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WED

5/11

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FRI

5/13

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MON

5/16

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today. We discuss the rules for presentations this week. Presentation Order is on the whiteboard!

This presentation order was randomly generated according to the RNG shown below:

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 no more than 5 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 beforehand!
  • 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 ZERO on their presentation score.

MON

5/9

BELLRINGER- None today, we have too much to do! Please work on your BFP. Presentations will begin TOMORROW! I will post the presentation order by tomorrow at lunchtime!

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY: ALL students should be working on THE BFP! The FAVORITE THING SLIDE PRESENTATIONS! You should begin putting together your slides already. Then work on your Speaker's Notes for your presentation. This is absolutely due on FRIDAY.

NOTE: TO PUT A CHART FROM GOOGLE SHEETS INTO YOUR PRESENTATION:

  1. Left-click on your chart to highlight it. In the upper right corner of your Google Sheets chart, click on the THREE DOTS to bring up chart options.
  2. From the drop down menu, click "Copy Chart."
  3. On your slide show, select the slide in which you need to paste your chart.
  4. From the menu bar, select EDIT>PASTE. Google will create an image of your chart on your slide. You can resize as needed by clicking and dragging a resize handle at the corners of your chart.

PRESENTATIONS: Presentations for this will start, randomly selected, on Tuesday, May 10th.

Here is an example slide show from years gone by, if it will help: CHIC-FIL-A SLIDESHOW.

FRI

5/6

BELLRINGER- None today, we have too much to do! Please work on your BFP. Presentations will start on TUESDAY of next week!

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY: ALL students should be working on THE BFP! The FAVORITE THING SLIDE PRESENTATIONS! You should begin putting together your slides already. Then work on your Speaker's Notes for your presentation. This is absolutely due on FRIDAY.

NOTE: TO PUT A CHART FROM GOOGLE SHEETS INTO YOUR PRESENTATION:

  1. Left-click on your chart to highlight it. In the upper right corner of your Google Sheets chart, click on the THREE DOTS to bring up chart options.
  2. From the drop down menu, click "Copy Chart."
  3. On your slide show, select the slide in which you need to paste your chart.
  4. From the menu bar, select EDIT>PASTE. Google will create an image of your chart on your slide. You can resize as needed by clicking and dragging a resize handle at the corners of your chart.

PRESENTATIONS: Presentations for this will start, randomly selected, on Tuesday, May 10th.

Here is an example slide show from years gone by, if it will help: CHIC-FIL-A SLIDESHOW.

WED

5/4

BELLRINGER- None for today, please get right to work on your BFP. Mr. B. will be trying to grade TIMELINES in class today, so make sure that yours has been emailed to him!

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY: ALL students should be working on THE BFP! The FAVORITE THING SLIDE PRESENTATIONS! You should begin putting together your slides already. Then work on your Speaker's Notes for your presentation. This is absolutely due on FRIDAY.

NOTE: TO PUT A CHART FROM GOOGLE SHEETS INTO YOUR PRESENTATION:

  1. Left-click on your chart to highlight it. In the upper right corner of your Google Sheets chart, click on the THREE DOTS to bring up chart options.
  2. From the drop down menu, click "Copy Chart."
  3. On your slide show, select the slide in which you need to paste your chart.
  4. From the menu bar, select EDIT>PASTE. Google will create an image of your chart on your slide. You can resize as needed by clicking and dragging a resize handle at the corners of your chart.

PRESENTATIONS: Presentations for this will start, randomly selected, on Tuesday, May 10th.

Here is an example slide show from years gone by, if it will help: CHIC-FIL-A SLIDESHOW.

TUE

5/3

BELLRINGER- None today, we have too much to do.

WORK DAY:

MON

5/2

BELLRINGER- We meet to discuss The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION. Here is the SAMPLE SLIDE SHOW: CHIC-FIL-A SLIDESHOW.

WORK DAY:

FRI

4/29

BELLRINGER: None today. Please get right to work on your TIMELINE, as it is due at the end of class today.

WORK DAY:

WED

4/27

BELLRINGER:

FOR THE START OF 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, as a class, we will review the video tutorial below and answer the questions in the "Simple Formulas in Google Sheets Review."

WORK DAY:

MON

4/25

BELLRINGER: AS PREPARATION FOR OUR UPCOMING FAVORITE THINGS PROJECT, PLEASE COMPLETE THE Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet. Then move on to the project itself.

Mr. B. does a preview of "HOW TO PUT PHOTOGRAPHS INTO A TIMELINE."

WORK DAY:

FRI

4/22

BELLRINGER: At the start of class today, we quickly preview the GRAPHING PROCESS that goes with the GOOGLE FORMS PROJECT. Then, 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!

AS PREPARATION FOR OUR UPCOMING FAVORITE THINGS PROJECT, PLEASE COMPLETE THE Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet. Then move on to the project itself.

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 TUESDAY. PLEASE NOTE that there is a SECOND HALF TO THIS PROJECT, the GRAPHING PART. Rules for this are at the bottom of the assignment sheet. This will be half of your grade for this project, so work on it as soon as the class takes your survey! BOTH PARTS OF THIS PROJECT ARE DUE TODAY!
  • The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

WED

4/20

BELLRINGER: Today is the last day for students to FIX ISSUES with their Favorite Thing Paper before the eligibility/study hall list comes out tomorrow morning. Please make sure that you send a SHARE of your paper to Mr. B. before the end of class today if you want your paper to be regraded.

ALL STUDENTS: Please complete the following FAVORITE THING SURVEYS at the start of class today:

If your survey was not linked above, I have not received it yet or your survey was incomplete. Please complete this today and send it to Mr. B. for linking on Friday. Surveys not linked by Friday will receive a ZERO.

Once the class has completed your survey, please go back and complete the SECOND HALF of this project, the GRAPHING PORTION of the assignment. Instructions are on the assignment sheeet (bottom half!) This portion of the assignment is worth half of the 50 points available for this project and it is due on MONDAY.

WORK DAY-

  1. COMPLETE THE STUDENT FORMS ON THE GOOGLE FORMS PROJECT linked above.
  2. If the class completes your survey, do the SECOND HALF of the project, by GRAPHING your results.
  3. If you have not yet done so, FIX YOUR PAPER!
  4. If you have not yet done so, send Mr. B. your Google Forms Project.
  5. The NEXT BIG PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

TUE

4/19

BELLRINGER: First, discuss the recent FAVORITE THING PAPER. 4 students passed this paper. There are comments on your paper. Please address these comments and RESHARE your paper with Mr. B. for a regrade. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON TODAY.

WORK DAY-

  1. FIX YOUR PAPER!
  2. If you have not yet done so, send Mr. B. your Google Forms Project. I only have 7 completed forms so far.
  3. COMPLETE THE SEVEN STUDENT FORMS ON THE GOOGLE FORMS PROJECT LINKS, HALFWAY DOWN THE ASSIGNMENT SHEET.
  4. The NEXT BIG PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

THU

4/14

BELLRINGER: None today, we have too much to do today. THE BIG FRIGGING PROJECT is due AT THE START OF CLASS ON MONDAY, so please make sure that you have completed it today (unless you plan on working on it over the three day weekend.) I recommend going through the CHECKLIST for this paper at RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS REVIEW just to make sure you completed everything that you need to.

WORK DAY-

  1. BIG FRIGGING 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 Diagrams.net at the start of the quarter. Due on MONDAY, April 18th at the start of class.:
    • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
    • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet. Please spend time today putting together research for your paper. Look for information on the START of your company, the CHANGES IN YOUR COMPANY and WHAT YOUR CART IS DOING TODAY.
    • 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.
  2. DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER? Our next project is The Google Forms Project.
  3. The NEXT BIG PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

WED

4/13

BELLRINGER: None today, 16 minute long classes.

WORK DAY-

  1. BIG FRIGGING 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 Diagrams.net at the start of the quarter. Due on MONDAY, April 18th at the start of class.:
    • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
    • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet. Please spend time today putting together research for your paper. Look for information on the START of your company, the CHANGES IN YOUR COMPANY and WHAT YOUR CART IS DOING TODAY.
    • 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.
  2. DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER? Our next project is The Google Forms Project.
  3. The NEXT BIG PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

TUE

4/12

 

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

WORK DAY-

  1. BIG FRIGGING 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 Diagrams.net at the start of the quarter. Due on MONDAY, April 18th at the start of class.:
    • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
    • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet. Please spend time today putting together research for your paper. Look for information on the START of your company, the CHANGES IN YOUR COMPANY and WHAT YOUR CART IS DOING TODAY.
    • 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.
  2. DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER? Our next project is The Google Forms Project.
  3. The NEXT BIG PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

MON

4/11

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

NEXT- 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 AGAIN. This will let you know if you are MISSING anything in your paper.

WORK DAY-

  1. BIG FRIGGING 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 Diagrams.net at the start of the quarter. Due on MONDAY, April 18th at the start of class.:
    • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
    • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet. Please spend time today putting together research for your paper. Look for information on the START of your company, the CHANGES IN YOUR COMPANY and WHAT YOUR CART IS DOING TODAY.
    • 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.
  2. DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER? Our next project is The Google Forms Project. We will begin discussing this on MONDAY. To prepare for our upcoming FORMS PROJECT, we discuss OPINIONS, then we complete the "Freshman Technology Opinion Survey."
  3. The NEXT BIG PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

FRI

4/8

BELLRINGER: We review the information in the GRAPH ANALYSIS THINKING SHEET.

A total of FOURTEEN STUDENTS did not receive passing grades on their Graphing Assignment this week. If this was you, PLEASE FIX THESE ISSUES RIGHT NOW. Share that document with me when you are done for regrading!

WORK DAY-

  1. MORE THAN HALF OF THE CLASS NEEDS TO FIX THEIR GRADES ON THEIR GRAPHING ASSIGNMENT. PLEASE SPEND TIME IN CLASS TODAY FIXING THESE GRADES. EMAIL MR. B. WHEN YOU HAVE PROPERLY FINISHED ALL OF THESE FIVE PROBLEMS!
  2. BIG FRIGGING 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 Diagrams.net at the start of the quarter. Due on MONDAY, April 18th at the start of class.:
    • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
    • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet. Please spend time today putting together research for your paper. Look for information on the START of your company, the CHANGES IN YOUR COMPANY and WHAT YOUR CART IS DOING TODAY.
    • 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.
  3. DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER? Our next project is The Google Forms Project. We will begin discussing this on MONDAY. To prepare for our upcoming FORMS PROJECT, we discuss OPINIONS, then we complete the "Freshman Technology Opinion Survey."
  4. The NEXT BIG PROJECT: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

WED

4/6

BELLRINGER: We discuss how to research for a research paper.

We discuss PLAGIARISM and complete the "Plagiarism Review Form."

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

Here is Mr. B.'s sample paper, that we work with in class.

WORK DAY-

  1. BIG FRIGGING 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 Diagrams.net at the start of the quarter. Due on MONDAY, April 18th at the start of class.:
    • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
    • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet. Please spend time today putting together research for your paper. Look for information on the START of your company, the CHANGES IN YOUR COMPANY and WHAT YOUR CART IS DOING TODAY.
    • 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

4/5

BELLRINGER: We start actually writing your paper by competing "The First Paragraph" Exercise.

FOR TODAY: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED TOMORROW! Worth 50 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.

OUR UPCOMING BIG FRIGGING 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 Diagrams.net at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, April 15th at MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet.
  • 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

4/4

BELLRINGER:

FIRST- In preparation for the writing of our upcoming paper, please spend FIVE MINUTES at the start of class today reading this SAMPLE FAVORITE THING RESEARCH PAPER. This is an almost perfect 100/100 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!

SECOND- Just so we know what we are doing, please complete the RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS REVIEW.

FOR TODAY: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 50 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.

OUR UPCOMING BIG FRIGGING 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 Diagrams.net at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, April 15th at MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet.
  • 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

4/1

BELLRINGER: We complete the "Research Paper Topic Selection Form."

FOR TODAY/OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 50 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.

OUR UPCOMING BIG FRIGGING 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 Diagrams.net at the start of the quarter. Due on FRIDAY, January 28th at MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet.
  • 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

3/30

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."

WORK DAY:

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.

WHAT IS NEXT?:

  • 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 FOLDER.

TUE

3/29

BELLRINGER: We spend a few minutes discussing GRADES in our class and the idea of "SHOW UP, TURN STUFF IN." We currently have 4 students that are failing and 2 that have Ds. If this is you, please COMPLETE THIS WORK and send me an email, asking me to grade your missing work.

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

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, as shown in the video. IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS, I WILL NOT ACCEPT YOUR WORK! DO IT RIGHT!
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 50 points (chance for up to 15 extra credit 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.

MON

3/28

BELLRINGER: Let's practice FLOW CHARTS a little before we start making our own. Please complete the BAD FOOD FLOWCHART THINKING SHEET.

OUR FIRST ASSIGNMENt: The DIAGRAMS ASSIGNMENT using DIAGRAMS.NET: DUE TODAY. 50 point assignment.

  • "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.
  • "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 WEDNESDAY.

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, as shown in the video. IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS, I WILL NOT ACCEPT YOUR WORK! DO IT RIGHT!
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

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.

FRI

3/25

BELLRINGER: Last class period, we discussed flowcharts, but we did not complete the "Flowchart Thinking Sheet." Please work on that at the start of class today.

In addition, please 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!

FOR TODAY:

SIGNED SYLLABI ARE DUE TODAY! 15 POINTS!

OUR NEXT ASSIGNMENt: The DIAGRAMS ASSIGNMENT using DIAGRAMS.NET: DUE TODAY, (Friday, if you have not been here the first two days). 50 point assignment.

  • "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.
  • "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.)

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, as shown in the video. IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS, I WILL NOT ACCEPT YOUR WORK! DO IT RIGHT!
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

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

WED

3/23

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

FOR TODAY:

SIGNED SYLLABI ARE DUE FRIDAY! 15 POINTS!

Word Web- My Favorite Things Pencil Diagram. MUST BE GRADED 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 NEXT ASSIGNMENt: The DIAGRAMS ASSIGNMENT using DIAGRAMS.NET: DUE TODAY, (Friday, if you have not been here the first two days). 50 point assignment.

  • "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.
  • "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.)

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, as shown in the video. IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS, I WILL NOT ACCEPT YOUR WORK! DO IT RIGHT!
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

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

TUE

2/22

BELLRINGER: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 FRIDAY, 3/25/22, 15 point assignment.

HOUSEKEEPING DUTIES (You can use your handout sheet for this. If you were NOT HERE on the first day of class, please complete these housekeeping duties before the end of class!):

  • 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 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 THIS AFTERNOON. 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 NEXT ASSIGNMENT: "My Favorite Things" Chart in DIAGRAMS.NET DIAGRAMS: DUE FRIDAY. 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- 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-DIAGRAMS.net 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!

OUR FIRST REAL ASSIGNMENT: The DIAGRAMS ASSIGNMENT using DIAGRAMS.NET: DUE WEDNESDAY- 50 point assignment.

  • "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.
  • "MY SCHEDULE"- Use the tools that you have developed in DIAGRAMS.NET to draw a visual diagram of your school schedule for this semester. 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.)

 

 

 

MON

2/21

FIRST DAY OF CLASS! WELCOME TO FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY!

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

FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY SYLLABUS: DUE FRIDAY, 3/25/22, 15 point assignment.

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 NEXT 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.

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!

Assignment: "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in draw.io diagrams: DUE FRIDAY. 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.
  • 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.