FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY: 4TH QUARTER

APRIL/MAY, 2018

DATE Information/Activities/Projects

WED

5/23

NO BELLRINGER TODAY, PLEASE BEGIN WORK ON YOUR "FINAL EXAMINATION."

WARNING: TEST CONDITIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR TODAY! NO TALKING OR LOOKING AT THE COMPUTERS OF OTHERS WHILE WORKING OR YOU WILL FAIL THE FINAL EXAM FOR CHEATING!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU READ ALL OF THE FINAL EXAMINATION BEFORE YOU BEGIN WORKING.

Please take advantage of all of your opportunities. I have had students finish this exam with as many as 58 extra credit points in the past!

FOR TODAY: ALL STUDENTS need to complete work on the "FINAL EXAMINATION."

FRI

5/18

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MON

5/21

NO Bellringers for today, please work on your PRACTICE FINAL EXAMINATION. This is NOT optional and is worth 70 points just for participating. Students in the past three years that have completed the Practice Final receive an A or a B on the Final Exam. Students that do not complete the Practice Final fail the Final Exam 100 percent of the time. Use this time to ASK QUESTIONS! You will NOT be able to ask questions on the Final!

Here is the LINK TO YOUR PRACTICE FINAL EXAMINATION. You have today and Monday to complete this. USE YOUR RESOURCES, REVIEW OLD COURSE MATERIAL, IF NECESSARY, ASK QUESTIONS!

The FAVORITE THING SLIDE PRESENTATIONS and your Speaker's Notes are due TODAY! Make sure that you have them in the proper folder for grading!

THU

5/17

NO Bellringers for today, please work on your FINAL PRESENTATIONS, they are now due on MONDAY.

FOR TODAY: Work on The FAVORITE THING SLIDE PRESENTATIONS! You working on your slides and your Speaker's Notes today .

Due to the adjusted schedule next week, we will begin working on our PRACTICE FINAL EXAM in class tomorrow, continuing through MONDAY. This means that you will NOT have time during class to work on your Final Project. To make up for this, I will move the grading date for this project back to MONDAY, giving you the weekend to complete the project, if necessary.

  1. 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.
  2. NEED HELP WITH GOOGLE SLIDES? Try this "How-to" Link from Google Learning.

WED

5/16

BELLRINGER: It's almost the end of the quarter, time for a TOUGH couple of puzzlers. If you can, complete the problems in the "MIDDLE OF THE WEEK TOUGH PUZZLER THINKING SHEET." 20 extra credit pointsare available for each correct answer. DO NOT SPEND MORE THAN 15 MINUTES WORKING ON THIS, there is too much to work on today!

STUDENT THAT ARE ON THE ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR THIS CLASS CANNOT WORK ON THE PUZZLERS!

FOR TODAY: Work on The FAVORITE THING SLIDE PRESENTATIONS! You working on your slides and your Speaker's Notes today . PRESENTATIONS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, MAY 18th!

  1. 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.
  2. NEED HELP WITH GOOGLE SLIDES? Try this "How-to" Link from Google Learning.

MON

5/14

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer for today, please get right to work on your Presentation slides and your Speaker's Notes.

FOR TODAY: Work on The FAVORITE THING SLIDE PRESENTATIONS! You working on your slides and your Speaker's Notes today . PRESENTATIONS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, MAY 18th!

  1. 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.
  2. NEED HELP WITH GOOGLE SLIDES? Try this "How-to" Link from Google Learning.

FRI

5/11

BELLRINGER: Complete "The 8 Differences Thinking Sheet." You will have exactly THREE MINUTES to complete this puzzler. If students DO NOT discuss this puzzler in class, correct answers will be eligible for extra credit!

STUDENT THAT ARE ON THE ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR THIS CLASS CANNOT WORK ON THE PUZZLERS! You should be working on getting your grades up, instead.

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY: The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION. This is the last part of the FAVORITE THING project cycle for the quarter. We will NOT have time to complete all of these presentations in time for the end of the quarter, so students will be creating their presentations and submitting their presentations and SPEAKER's NOTES for the project. This will be due on Friday, May 18th.

WED

5/9

BELLRINGER: We have so much to work on today, there will be no Bellringer. We will; however, meet to discuss The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION.

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY:

  1. ANOTHER MINI PROJECT- After reviewing the SUM function video ABOVE, complete "The Teacher's Lunch Problem Mini-Project". This is due at the end of class TODAY.
  2. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE: These were due last Friday and will be graded TODAY. Make sure that this is emailed to Mr. B.!
  3. The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION. This is the last part of the FAVORITE THING project cycle for the quarter. We will NOT have time to complete all of these presentations in time for the end of the quarter, so students will be creating their presentations and submitting their presentations and SPEAKER's NOTES for the project. This will be due on Friday, May 18th.

TUE

5/8

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today, we will discuss the FINAL PRESENTATION at the start of class tomorrow. If you are starting the FINAL PRESENTATION, make sure you understand the 5 x 7 Rule.

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY:

  1. ANOTHER MINI PROJECT- After reviewing the SUM function video ABOVE, complete "The Teacher's Lunch Problem Mini-Project". This is due at the end of class on WEDNESDAY.
  2. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE: These were due last Friday and will be graded on Wednesday of next week. DO NOT take time in class this week to work on this!
  3. The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION. This is the last part of the FAVORITE THING project cycle for the quarter. We will NOT have time to complete all of these presentations in time for the end of the quarter, so students will be creating their presentations and submitting their presentations and SPEAKER's NOTES for the project. This will be due on Friday, May 18th.
  4. SEVEN students are currently failing this class, 3 others have Ds, most due to missing or failed Research Papers.

MON

5/7

BELLRINGER: We have so much to work on today, there will be no Bellringer. We will; however, meet to discuss The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION.

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY:

  1. ANOTHER MINI PROJECT:: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class TODAY.
  2. ANOTHER MINI PROJECT- After reviewing the SUM function video ABOVE, complete "The Teacher's Lunch Problem Mini-Project". This is due at the end of class on WEDNESDAY.
  3. RESEARCH PAPER REVISIONS (a 100 point assignment for any student that did not PASS the research paper) are due on MONDAY!
  4. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE: These were due last Friday and will be graded on Wednesday of next week. DO NOT take time in class this week to work on this!
  5. The FAVORITE THING SLIDES PRESENTATION. This is the last part of the FAVORITE THING project cycle for the quarter. We will NOT have time to complete all of these presentations in time for the end of the quarter, so students will be creating their presentations and submitting their presentations and SPEAKER's NOTES for the project. This will be due on Friday, May 18th.

 

FRI

5/4

BELLRINGER:No Bellringers today, please spend time working on your many projects that are due over the next class period or so.

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY:

  1. ALL students should be working on The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE: Due TODAY, graded on Wednesday of next week.
    • Create an account on tiki-toki.com, using your SCHOOL EMAIL. REMEMBER your username and password!
    • Create a new timeline. Change theme and/or background.
    • REVIEW THE PROJECT REQUIREMENTS and the FAQ link, then start putting together your timeline.
    • Begin adding your events/stories. Make sure to include all necessary elements- Label for event, 2-3 sentence description of the event, image illustrating event and date of event.
    • When you complete your timeline- Email link of the Timeline to Mr. B. for grading.
  2. ANOTHER MINI PROJECT:: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class next MONDAY.
  3. ANOTHER MINI PROJECT- After reviewing the SUM function video ABOVE, complete "The Teacher's Lunch Problem Mini-Project". This is due at the end of class on WEDNESDAY.
  4. RESEARCH PAPER REVISIONS (a 100 point assignment for any student that did not PASS the research paper) are due on MONDAY!

WED

5/2

BELLRINGER: YET ANOTHER MINI PROJECT: 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. After reviewing the SUM function video below, complete "The Teacher's Lunch Problem Mini-Project". This is due at the end of class on WEDNESDAY.

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY:

  1. ALL students should be working on The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE: Due FRIDAY.
    • Create an account on tiki-toki.com, using your SCHOOL EMAIL. REMEMBER your username and password!
    • Create a new timeline. Change theme and/or background.
    • REVIEW THE PROJECT REQUIREMENTS and the FAQ link, then start putting together your timeline.
    • Begin adding your events/stories. Make sure to include all necessary elements- Label for event, 2-3 sentence description of the event, image illustrating event and date of event.
    • When you complete your timeline- Email link of the Timeline to Mr. B. for grading.
  2. ANOTHER MINI PROJECT:: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class next MONDAY.
  3. ANOTHER MINI PROJECT- After reviewing the SUM function video ABOVE, complete "The Teacher's Lunch Problem Mini-Project". This is due at the end of class on WEDNESDAY.

MON

4/30

BELLRINGER: PLEASE HELP ANGELICA BY COMPLETING HER FINDING NEMO SURVEY.

 

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."

 

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY:

  1. ALL students should be working on The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE: Due FRIDAY.
    • Create an account on tiki-toki.com, using your SCHOOL EMAIL. REMEMBER your username and password!
    • Create a new timeline. Change theme and/or background.
    • REVIEW THE PROJECT REQUIREMENTS and the FAQ link, then start putting together your timeline.
    • Begin adding your events/stories. Make sure to include all necessary elements- Label for event, 2-3 sentence description of the event, image illustrating event and date of event.
    • When you complete your timeline- Email link of the Timeline to Mr. B. for grading.
  2. ANOTHER MINI PROJECT:: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class next MONDAY.

FRI

4/27

BELLRINGER: We complete The START COMPLETING SURVEYS Sheet.

  1. The Google Forms Project. Complete all of the LINKED SURVEYS at the bottom of this form that are available for today.
    • When the class has taken YOUR survey, go back and complete the GRAPHING part of this project by GRAPHING the results of the TWO BEST OPINION QUESTIONS that you asked on the survey. Instructions for this are at the bottom of the assignment sheet!
    • If you have not yet sent your SURVEY to Mr. B., you need to complete that TODAY, or you will receive a ZERO for this assignment!
  2. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. This project is due at the end of class next BLOCK PERIOD. Start by CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT on tiki-toki.com, then review the site FAQ information for how to begin building your timeline.

WED

4/25

BELLRINGER: In preparation for our upcoming Timeline project, please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself, after completing your Google Forms Project.

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 TODAY.
  2. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

TUE

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 TOMORROW.
  2. The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

MON

4/23

BELLRINGER: PLEASE REDO the "Research Paper Checklist" before you leave class today, so that you have a very clear idea of all of the things that need to be completed for you to receive a good grade on this project. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PAPER IS SAVED TO YOUR FRESHMAN_TECH FOLDER BEFORE 11:59 TONIGHT OR YOU WILL FAIL THIS ASSIGNMENT!

WORK DAY: TODAY IS A 100 PERCENT WORK DAY. STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT WORKING OR ARE IN ANY WAY DISRUPTIVE WILL BE SENT TO THE OFFICE!

  1. All students should be COMPLETING their "History of a Thing Research Paper," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in draw.io Diagrams at the start of the quarter. Due this TONIGHT at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:
    • 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.
      • 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!
      • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
      • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.
    • 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!
  2. CHECKLIST OF TASKS TO COMPLETE BEFORE YOU CONSIDER YOUR PAPER COMPLETED:
    • READ your paper to yourself. Make sure that the paper is consistent and does not jump around in time. Fix any issues.
    • Check your formatting! Make sure your fonts and font sizes are correct. Make sure your line spacing and paragraphs look appropriate. IF NOT, this is cause for immediate rejection of your paper.
    • COPY the text of your paper and run it through paperrater.com to check for plagiarism (Mr. B. will!) You are shooting for a range of 75-100 percent, depending on the number of quotes that you used in your paper. An originality number lower than that means that your paper is plagiarized and will receive a ZERO.
    • Check all of your citations. There should be at least 5-10 inline citations in the form (Author, Date) or (Article Title, Date). Your sources page should be in APA format in the proper fonts and sizes.
    • Make sure that your paper is called FAVORITE_THING_PAPER and is saved into your FRESHMAN_TECH folder. Make sure that your RESEARCH file is also saved into that folder.
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? Our next project is The Google Forms Project.

FRI

4/20

BELLRINGER: PLEASE REDO the "Research Paper Checklist" before you leave class today, so that you have a very clear idea of all of the things that need to be completed for you to receive a good grade on this project.

WORK DAY: TODAY IS A 100 PERCENT WORK DAY. STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT WORKING OR ARE IN ANY WAY DISRUPTIVE WILL BE SENT TO THE OFFICE!

  1. All students should be COMPLETING their "History of a Thing Research Paper," based upon your favorite thing from the chart that you made in th draw.io Diagrams at the start of the quarter. Due this MONDAY at one minute before MIDNIGHT.:
    • 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.
      • 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!
      • Paragraph SIX: Explain your product/ company today.
      • Paragraph SEVEN: Conclusion.
    • 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!
  2. CHECKLIST OF TASKS TO COMPLETE BEFORE YOU CONSIDER YOUR PAPER COMPLETED:
    • READ your paper to yourself. Make sure that the paper is consistent and does not jump around in time. Fix any issues.
    • Check your formatting! Make sure your fonts and font sizes are correct. Make sure your line spacing and paragraphs look appropriate. IF NOT, this is cause for immediate rejection of your paper.
    • COPY the text of your paper and run it through paperrater.com to check for plagiarism (Mr. B. will!) You are shooting for a range of 75-100 percent, depending on the number of quotes that you used in your paper. An originality number lower than that means that your paper is plagiarized and will receive a ZERO.
    • Check all of your citations. There should be at least 5-10 inline citations in the form (Author, Date) or (Article Title, Date). Your sources page should be in APA format in the proper fonts and sizes.
    • Make sure that your paper is called FAVORITE_THING_PAPER and is saved into your FRESHMAN_TECH folder. Make sure that your RESEARCH file is also saved into that folder.
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? Our next project is The Google Forms Project.

WED

4/18

BELLRINGER: PLEASE complete the "Research Paper Checklist" before you leave class today, so that you have a very clear idea of all of the things that need to be completed for you to receive a good grade on this project.

ALL WORK TODAY! NO DISRUPTIONS!

WORK DAY: THE BIG FAT 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 draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on MONDAY, April 23rd 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

TUE

4/17

BELLRINGER: At the start of class today, we will discuss the ground rules for working in class today: All work, no talk. Disruptive students will be immediately asked to leave the room.

WORK DAY: THE BIG FAT 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 draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on MONDAY, April 23rd 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

FRI

4/13

BELLRINGER: In preparation for the actual WRITING of our paper, we complete "The First Paragraph" Exercise.

WORK DAY: THE BIG FAT 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 draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on WEDNESDAY, 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

WED

4/11

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

We spend a little time discussing how to research for your paper and SAVE good information to your RESEARCH file, along with webpage information.

Want to know what a GOOD paper looks like? Please spend 5 minutes reading the SAMPLE FAVORITE THING RESEARCH PAPER. This is an almost perfect 200/200 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!

WORK DAY:

  • Our Current Project: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. This will be GRADED on FRIDAY for all students (no extensions beyond this day!) Worth 100 points.
  • THE BIG FAT 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 draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on WEDNESDAY, 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

TUE

4/10

BELLRINGER: We discuss sources for our paper and complete the "Citation of Sources" Exercise.

WORK DAY:

  • Our Current Project: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED THIS WEDNESDAY. Worth 100 points.
  • THE BIG FAT 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 draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on WEDNESDAY, 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

MON

4/9

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

WORK DAY:

  • Our Current Project: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED THIS WEDNESDAY. Worth 100 points.
  • THE BIG FAT 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 draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on WEDNESDAY, 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

FRI

4/6

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

WORK DAY:

  • Our Current Project: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points. Work on this today when you have completed the Flow Chart Project.
  • THE BIG FAT 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 draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on WEDNESDAY, 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

WED

4/4

BELLRINGER: Please complete the "Research Paper Topic Selection Form." We will begin discussing your RESEARCH PAPER on FRIDAY in class. It is due in two weeks.

WORK DAY:

  • Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class TODAY. (75 points)
  • Our Next Project: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points. Work on this today when you have completed the Flow Chart Project.
  • THE BIG FAT 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 draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on WEDNESDAY, 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

TUE

4/3

BELLRINGER: 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 in order:

  1. Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class on WEDNESDAY. If you get lost or confused, you can jump to the next project by reviewing the videos in the assignment sheet below.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points.

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

MON

4/2

BELL RINGER: MR. B. IS OUT TODAY! WE WILL BE PREVIEWING THE GOOGLE CHARTING PROJECT AT THE START OFF CLASS ON TUESDAY.

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

  1. Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class on WEDNESDAY. If you get lost or confused, you can jump to the next project by reviewing the videos in the assignment sheet below.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points.

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

FRI

3/30

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

Make sure to use CTRL+ and CRTL- to zoom in or out on the flowchart that you select!

DO NOT SPEND ALL DAY GAZING AT THE FUNNY CHARTS, YOU HAVE TOO MUCH WORK TO DO!

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

  1. "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in draw.io: GRADING TODAY!
  2. Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class on WEDNESDAY.
  3. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points.

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

GRADING TODAY: draw.io Favorite Things Diagram

WED

3-28

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

STARTING CLASS: We discuss how to throw up and the meaning and symbols of a "Flow Chart." Then, we do the Bellringer, because "Learning."

WORK DAY:

Our First Computer Assignment: "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in draw.io DIAGRAMS: DUE TODAY. 50 point assignment. MAKE SURE THIS DIAGRAM IS CREATED IN YOUR FRESHMAN_TECH FOLDER FOR GRADING.

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

  • LEARNING TOOLS- draw.io DIAGRAMS: Review the following to help you understand how to use the basics of draw.io DIAGRAMS:

    1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on the NEW button in the upper left corner, use the pull-out menu to click on MORE, then click on draw.io DIAGRAMS.
    2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE.
    3. In general, this program is pretty easy to use: Simply click and drag shapes from the left to the form. Double click a shape to add words. Use the tabs on the right to add color, line style, etc.
    4. Use the CONNECTOR button at the top to create connecting lines between shapes. You can also do this automatically by clicking on connector points on your shape.
    5. If you need more help, try the following webpages from google and draw.io:
    6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

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

SYLLABUS IS DUE TODAY!

TUE

3-27

BELLRINGER: I do not have shared FRESHMEN_TECH folders from the following students: Christian A., Joshua B., Mark B., Cadynce C. Emalee L., and Aryianna C. (Check yesterday's webpage information for details on how to accomplish this.)

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

Our First Assignment: Word Web- My Favorite Stuff. DUE TODAY. 25 point assignment. You will be using a piece of paper and a pencil to create a chart or "concept map" of information regarding some of your "Favorite Stuff." HERE IS MR. B.'s EXAMPLE. Your name will go in the center of the paper.

    • Create web "arms" for 6-8 different CATEGORIES of "Your Favorite Stuff." (these are CONSUMER GOODS that you can buy at a store. Think video games, energy drinks, cars, pizzas, french fries, chips, fast food, shoes, makeup, candy bars, etc. DO NOT LIST people, places, bands, pets, teams, etc.)
    • Create at least 3 web "arms" from each of these categories and list the specific brands/ flavors, of each category that are your favorites. (such as "Snickers," "Twix," "Reese's Pieces for Candy Bars, etc."
    • Add additional arms as needed to indicate specifics of your things, such as flavor, color, etc. (such as "Voltage," "Code Red" and "White Out" for Mtn. Dew flavors)

Assignment: "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in draw.io DIAGRAMS: DUE WEDNESDAY. 50 point assignment.

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

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

  1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on the NEW button in the upper left corner, use the pull-out menu to click on MORE, then click on draw.io DIAGRAMS.
  2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE.
  3. In general, this program is pretty easy to use: Simply click and drag shapes from the left to the form. Double click a shape to add words. Use the tabs on the right to add color, line style, etc.
  4. Use the CONNECTOR button at the top to create connecting lines between shapes. You can also do this automatically by clicking on connector points on your shape.
  5. If you need more help, try the following webpages from google and draw.io:
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

Assignment: "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in draw.io diagrams: DUE WEDNESDAY. 50 point assignment.

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

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

MON

3-26

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

FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY SYLLABUS: DUE WEDNESDAY, 3/28, 15 point assignment.

HOUSEKEEPING DUTIES:

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

Our First Assignment: Word Web- My Favorite Stuff. DUE TOMORROW. 25 point assignment. You will be using a piece of paper and a pencil to create a chart or "concept map" of information regarding some of your "Favorite Stuff." HERE IS MR. B.'s EXAMPLE. Your name will go in the center of the paper.

    • Create web "arms" for 6-8 different CATEGORIES of "Your Favorite Stuff." (these are CONSUMER GOODS that you can buy at a store. Think video games, energy drinks, cars, pizzas, french fries, chips, fast food, shoes, makeup, candy bars, etc. DO NOT LIST people, places, bands, pets, teams, etc.)
    • Create at least 3 web "arms" from each of these categories and list the specific brands/ flavors, of each category that are your favorites. (such as "Snickers," "Twix," "Reese's Pieces for Candy Bars, etc."
    • Add additional arms as needed to indicate specifics of your things, such as flavor, color, etc. (such as "Voltage," "Code Red" and "White Out" for Mtn. Dew flavors)

Assignment: "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in draw.io DIAGRAMS: DUE MONDAY. 50 point assignment.

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

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

  1. From your GOOGLE DRIVE, click on the NEW button in the upper left corner, use the pull-out menu to click on MORE, then click on draw.io DIAGRAMS.
  2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE.
  3. In general, this program is pretty easy to use: Simply click and drag shapes from the left to the form. Double click a shape to add words. Use the tabs on the right to add color, line style, etc.
  4. Use the CONNECTOR button at the top to create connecting lines between shapes. You can also do this automatically by clicking on connector points on your shape.
  5. If you need more help, try the following webpages from google and draw.io:
  6. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

Assignment: "My Favorite Stuff" Chart in draw.io diagrams: DUE WEDNESDAY. 50 point assignment.

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

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