FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY: 4TH QUARTER

APRIL, 2018

DATE Information/Activities/Projects

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.