FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY: 1st QUARTER

SEPTEMBER, 2021

DATE Information/Activities/Projects

MON

9/20

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TUE

9/21

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, please complete the "Simple Formulas in Google Sheets Preview." Please note that you will be watching the VIDEO TUTORIAL that is part way down the page to answer the questions on the PREVIEW.

WORK DAY:

  • The Google Forms Project. This will be graded today, please make sure that your GRAPHING part of this project is completed!
  • The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. This project is due at the end of class next Friday (we will also have other assignments during that time!). Start by CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT on tiki-toki.com, then review the site FAQ information for how to begin building your timeline. Then, start creating your events. You need 15 total, each including a proper title, date, paragraph story and appropriate image to fit the story. This is due at the end of the day on Friday, September 24th.
  • A MINI PROJECT:: Complete the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." Due at the end of class FRIDAY.

WED

9/15

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FRI

9/17

BELLRINGER: THIS WEEKEND, I WILL BE FINISHING MY GRADING FOR THE FAVORITE THINGS PAPER AND THE GOOGLE FORMS ASSIGNMENT. PLEASE MAKE SURE THESE ARE COMPLETED AND IN YOUR FRESHMAN_TECH FOLDER!

Then, we fill out all of the submitted GOOGLE FORMS from the students in the class by completing today's surveys in The COMPLETING SURVEYS Sheet.

WORK DAY:

  • The Google Forms Project.
    • Complete all of the surveys for the other students in the class, including your own survey.
    • 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!
  • The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. This project is due at the end of class next Friday (we will also have other assignments during that time!). Start by CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT on tiki-toki.com, then review the site FAQ information for how to begin building your timeline. Then, start creating your events. You need 15 total, each including a proper title, date, paragraph story and appropriate image to fit the story.

TUE

9/14

BELLRINGER: None for today. Please get right to work on your FORMS PROJECT, it is due at the end of class today! I need these linked for class tomorrow!

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 and entering PBURKHARD@WELDRE9.ORG. DUE before the end of class TODAY.
  • FAVORITE THING PAPERS: Only one or two students had good grades on the paper last Sunday. EVERYONE else has editing to do or is needing to actually complete the paper in the first place. WORK ON THIS TODAY, if you have time.
  • The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

PAPERS were reviewed yesterday. Papers that were missing were given a ZERO. Papers that were submitted have comments in Infinite Campus regarding changes that need to be made for you to receive a good score on this paper. FIX THESE by the end of the day on BLOCK PERIOD THIS WEEK. If you have not submitted yours yet, you need to do so immediately, as you are losing your ability to revise your paper for a better grade.

MON

9/13

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

WORK DAY:

PAPERS were reviewed. Papers that were missing were given a ZERO. Papers that were submitted have comments in Infinite Campus regarding changes that need to be made for you to receive a good score on this paper. FIX THESE by the end of the day on BLOCK PERIOD THIS WEEK. If you have not submitted yours yet, you need to do so immediately, as you are losing your ability to revise your paper for a better grade.

FRI

9/10

BELLRINGER: You should complete the "Research Paper Checklist" before you leave class today, again, just 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 ON SUNDAY OR YOU WILL FAIL THIS ASSIGNMENT!

ALL WORK TODAY! NO DISRUPTIONS!

THE REALLY BIG 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 FRIDAY, February 1st at one minute before MIDNIGHT..:

  • HOW FAR SHOULD YOU BE? By the end of the class period today, you should have completed AT LEAST the first FIVE OR SIX paragraphs of your paper, leaving only the conclusion paragraph, the Sources page, final reading and editing and the plagiarism check for next class period. If you don't have this much completed, I HIGHLY recommend you spend some time at home finishing this paper.
  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED due to the recent bellringer.
    • 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.

DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER? Our next project is The Google Forms Project. We will begin discussing this on WEDNESDAY.

WED

9/8

BELLRINGER: We meet at the start of class to discuss progress on both the GRAPHING project and the FAVORITE THINGS PAPER, which is due on FRIDAY.

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. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PAPER IS SAVED TO YOUR FRESHMAN_TECH FOLDER BEFORE 11:59 ON SUNDAY OR YOU WILL FAIL THIS ASSIGNMENT!

ALL WORK TODAY! NO DISRUPTIONS!

THE REALLY BIG 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 FRIDAY, February 1st at one minute before MIDNIGHT..:

  • HOW FAR SHOULD YOU BE? By the end of the class period today, you should have completed AT LEAST the first FIVE OR SIX paragraphs of your paper, leaving only the conclusion paragraph, the Sources page, final reading and editing and the plagiarism check for next class period. If you don't have this much completed, I HIGHLY recommend you spend some time at home finishing this paper.
  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED due to the recent bellringer.
    • 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.

DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER? Our next project is The Google Forms Project. We will begin discussing this on WEDNESDAY.

TUE

9/7

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 5 points of extra credit!

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!

  • THE REALLY BIG 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 FRIDAY, February 1st at one minute before MIDNIGHT..:
    • HOW FAR SHOULD YOU BE? By the end of the class period today, you should have completed AT LEAST the first FIVE OR SIX paragraphs of your paper, leaving only the conclusion paragraph, the Sources page, final reading and editing and the plagiarism check for next class period. If you don't have this much completed, I HIGHLY recommend you spend some time at home finishing this paper.
    • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
      • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED due to the recent bellringer.
      • 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.
  • DONE WITH EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PAPER? Our next project is The Google Forms Project. We will begin discussing this on WEDNESDAY.

WED

9/1

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

WORK DAY:

  • OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. DUE TODAY. Worth 100 points.
  • THE REALLY BIG 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 FRIDAY, September 10th at MIDNIGHT.:
    • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
      • 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 CLASS PERIOD!
      • 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.
    • FOR TODAY:
      • BEGIN YOUR RESEARCH on your chosen "THING" on the internet: Look for any information on how the thing was started or created, how it has changed over the years and what it is like now.
      • SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder. I will be grading this research information directly from your folder during class on Friday!

MON

8/30

BELLRINGER: In preparation for the writing of our paper, we discuss researching for a paper and then complete "The First Paragraph" Exercise.

START OF SECOND HALF OF CLASS: In preparation for the writing of our paper, please spend FIVE MINUTES at the start of class today reading this 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. GRADED THIS COMING BLOCK PERIOD. Worth 100 points.
  • THE REALLY BIG 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 FRIDAY, September 10th at MIDNIGHT.:
    • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
      • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT? THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BELLRINGER AT THE START OF CLASS TODAY!
      • 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.
    • FOR TODAY:
      • BEGIN YOUR RESEARCH on your chosen "THING" on the internet: Look for any information on how the thing was started or created, how it has changed over the years and what it is like now.
      • SAVE your research information, along with any WEBSITE information to a Google Doc called lastname_RESEARCH in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder. I will be grading this research information directly from your folder during class on Friday!

FRI

8/27

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

WORK DAY:

  • OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points.
  • THE REALLY BIG 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 10th 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

WED

8/25

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

WORK DAY:

  • MISSING WORK: LOTS of students have missing work from last week, either because they did not complete the "Flow Charts Are Cool" Thinking Sheet" on Friday or they did not properly submit their FAVORITE THING DIAGRAM in their SHARED FOLDER. FIX THIS NOW!
  • OUR FIRST BIG PROJECT: The Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class today.
  • OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED DURING BLOCK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points.
  • OUR UPCOMING BIG FRIGGING PROJECT 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 7th 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

TUE

8/24

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.

MON

8/23

BELLRINGER: 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:

I have received the following SHARED FRESHMEN_TECH FOLDERS for this class. If you do NOT share a Google Drive Folder with me, I will not be able to give you grades for this class, please SHARE YOUR FRESHMEN_TECH FOLDER WITH ME TODAY IF YOU ARE NOT ON THIS LIST!

 

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.)

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!

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

FRI

8/20

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

FOR TODAY:

SIGNED SYLLABI ARE DUE TODAY! 15 POINTS!

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.)

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!

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

WED

8/18

BELLRINGER: We discuss what happens at the start of classes.

FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY SYLLABUS: DUE FRIDAY, 8/20, 15 point assignment. Turn this in, if you have it!

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

  • Computer login. TEMP LOGIN- username TECHLAB password TECHLAB1
  • 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.
    • 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 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 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.

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

TUE

8-17

FIRST DAY! WELCOME TO HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL!

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

FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY SYLLABUS: DUE FRIDAY, 8/20, 15 point assignment.