BACKGROUND: Students have reviewed tutorials and other learning materials regarding the creation of charts in draw.io DIAGRAMS.
RESOURCES: Students may use ANY resources at their disposal to complete this assignment, starting with the tutorials and draw.io DIAGRAMS Learning Resources.
MODEL: Sometimes it helps to look at a model when putting together a work of your own. To this end, here is the sample flowchart regarding "coming to Freshman Tech class" that we reviewed in class on the first day of flowcharts. Note the use of standard flowchart symbols such as ovals, rectangles, arrows, diamonds, etc.:
DIRECTIONS: Create TWO OF THE FOLLOWING THREE CHARTS in your FRESHMAN_TECH FOLDER (feel free to create a FLOWCHART folder, if you wish) using DIAGRAMS.NET DIAGRAMS. Always add color and style if you can enhance the look and ease of understanding of your chart! MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CONNECTING FLOW LINES HAVE ARROWS ON THEM and that they DO NOT CROSS (that would be very confusing)!
- CHART ONE: In class, we discussed the process of throwing up. As your first flowchart of your own, create a flowchart for "Turning on a Lamp." Make sure to include the following ELEMENTS in your chart:
- TURN ON LAMP.
- LAMP WORKING? YES/NO
- LAMP PLUGGED IN? YES/NO
- BULB WORKING? YES/NO
- BUY NEW LAMP
Try this flowchart on your own first. If you are successful, great! If not, use your resources and look up LAMP FLOWCHART on Google for help. OTHER POINTS TO CONSIDER: Are there any other things that you might need to consider if your lamp is not working? Can you include those in your chart?
- CHART TWO: Create a FLOWCHART, using proper flowchart symbols as outlined in the illustration to the right, that outlines the process of WAKING UP FOR SCHOOL IN THE MORNING. Make sure to include, at a minimum, ALL OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS AND PROCESSES:
- BONUS POINTS: Include steps in your flow chart that considers whether it is SUMMER or a WEEKEND.
- ALARM/WAKE UP CALL
- GET OUT OF BED/ SLEEP IN
- TAKE SHOWER/GET DRESSED
- EAT BREAKFAST/SKIP
- WALK/DRIVE/CATCH BUS
- ARRIVE AT SCHOOL
- CHART THREE (CHALLENGE): For a recent BELLRINGER (you can see that bellringer by clicking the link, if we have not yet gotten to that in class yet) you reviewed a complex flowchart regarding a cultural or social issue. Now, create your own. The topic is completely up to you, but must be school appropriate. Your flowchart must include at least FOUR decisions. (I recommend SKETCHING OUT your chart on paper first, so that you are organized!)
SUBMISSION: Make sure that your charts are properly saved into your FRESHMAN_TECH folder for grading.This project is worth 25 points for each properly completed flow chart for a total of 50 points. Students that correctly complete ALL THREE FLOWCHARTS will receive 75 points!