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Freshman Technology

 

FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY: 3RD QUARTER

FEBRUARY, 2024

DATE

Information/Activities/Projects

IMPORTANT FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION:

TUE

2/27

BELLRINGER: We review the final project by completing the SAMPLE APPLE FAVORITE THING WEBSITE REVIEW.

WORK DAY- THE BFP! THE FAVORITE THING COMPANY WEBSITE.

This site is due on FRIDAY, the FIRST OF MARCH of this week. Next week, we will be doing our PRACTICE FINAL and our FINAL EXAMINATION.

THU

2/22

BELLRINGER: Time to start thinking about our BIG FINAL PROJECT. To start previewing this project, please complete the FAVORITE THING WEBSITE PREVIEW.

WORK DAY: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. This project is due at the end of class TODAY. SUBMIT THIS PROJECT by sending Mr. B. the URL LINK to your timeline as you see it on your computer!

THE BFP! THE FAVORITE THING COMPANY WEBSITE.You should begin putting together your site and pages by the start of next week, we only have a week or so of class left and we need at least one or two class periods to go over the FINAL EXAMINATION. MR. B. could do a WEBSITE CREATION DEMONSTRATION, but that is up to the class.

TUE

2/20

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, as a class, please review the video tutorial below and answer the questions in the "Simple Formulas in Google Sheets Review."

THEN, COMPLETE THE GOOGLE FORMULAS ASSIGNMENT. This will be worth 30 points in the gradebook!

WORK DAY: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. YOU PROBABLY NEED TO DO SOME RESEARCH ON CREATING YOUR TIMELINE by clicking through to the TIKI-TOKI FAQ. Scroll down to the section on HOW TO CREATE YOUR TIMELINE or HOW TO EDIT YOUR TIMELINE or HOW TO CREATE YOUR FIRST STORY. This project is due at the end of class on THURSDAY. SUBMIT THIS PROJECT by sending Mr. B. the URL LINK to your timeline as you see it on your computer!

THU

2/15

BELLRINGER: We Review Mr. B.'s VIDEO TUTORIAL on how to put an image into your timeline.

WORK DAY: The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. YOU PROBABLY NEED TO DO SOME RESEARCH ON CREATING YOUR TIMELINE by clicking through to the TIKI-TOKI FAQ. Scroll down to the section on HOW TO CREATE YOUR TIMELINE or HOW TO EDIT YOUR TIMELINE or HOW TO CREATE YOUR FIRST STORY. This project is due at the end of class on THURSDAY. SUBMIT THIS PROJECT by sending Mr. B. the URL LINK to your timeline as you see it on your computer!

COMING SOON: Our next mini-project is the "Google Sheets Formulas Assignment." We will work on this starting on Monday.

TUE

2/13

BELLRINGER: If you have not yet done so, please complete all of the surveys below, including your own:

FAVORITE THING SURVEYS:

INTRODUCTION TO OUR NEXT PROJECT: Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet.

TIMELINE LEARNING: Please spend some time reviewing the learning materials for the TIMELINE PROJECT:

  • TIKI-TOKI.COM FAQ: Scroll down to the CREATING A TIMELINE, CREATING A STORY and IMAGES sections for information about how to accomplish these tasks.
  • Review Mr. B.'s VIDEO TUTORIAL on how to put an image into your timeline.

WORK DAY:

  • FIX YOUR GOOGLE GRAPHING PROJECT and THE ISSUES ON YOUR HISTORY OF YOUR FAVORITE THING PAPER TODAY. BOTH MUST BE RESUBMITTED BY THE END OF CLASS TODAY TO RECEIVE CREDIT. To resubmit your GRAPHS, please RESHARE YOUR FILE DIRECTLY WITH ME BY EMAIL OR I WILL NOT REGRADE IT.
  • The Google Forms Project. I am still missing surveys from 7 students. If you have not yet submitted this yet, you have about 5 minutes at the start of class to get this to me or you will receive a zero out of 50 for this SIMPLE project. Once people have completed YOUR survey, please go back to the assignment sheet and finish the SECOND HALF of this project, which is the graphing section. INSTRUCTIONS are on the Google Forms Project. You must create two graphs of the BEST QUESTIONS THAT YOU ASKED REGARDING OPINIONS on your survey.
  • DONE? The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE is our next project. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

MON

2/12

BELLRINGER: If you have not yet done so, please complete all of the surveys below, including your own:

FAVORITE THING SURVEYS:

WORK DAY:

  • FIX YOUR GOOGLE GRAPHING PROJECT and THE ISSUES ON YOUR HISTORY OF YOUR FAVORITE THING PAPER TODAY. BOTH MUST BE RESUBMITTED BY THE END OF CLASS TOMORROW TO RECEIVE CREDIT. To resubmit your GRAPHS, please RESHARE YOUR FILE DIRECTLY WITH ME BY EMAIL OR I WILL NOT REGRADE IT.
  • The Google Forms Project. I am still missing surveys from 8 students. Please make sure that you turn those in AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Once people have completed YOUR survey, please go back to the assignment sheet and finish the SECOND HALF of this project, which is the graphing section. INSTRUCTIONS are on the Google Forms Project. You must create two graphs of the BEST QUESTIONS THAT YOU ASKED REGARDING OPINIONS on your survey.
  • DONE? The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE is our next project. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

THU

2/8

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

WORK DAY:

  • The Google Forms Project. Make sure that your questions pertain to classmates' OPINIONS regarding your FAVORITE THING from your paper last class period. EMAIL your form to Mr. B. by clicking on the SEND button at the top of your form. DUE by the end of class TODAY. If you are done with your FORM and have submitted it properly, please move on to...
  • The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE. Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet first, then move on to the project itself.

FAVORITE THING SURVEYS:

MON

2/5

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TUE

2/6

BELLRINGER: None for today at the START of class, but there is a form that you should complete at the END of the day IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR PAPER- RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS REVIEW. This will let you know if you are MISSING anything in your paper.

WORK DAY:

RESEARCH PAPER PROJECT: All students should be working on the WRITING of 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 WEDNESDAY, February 7th at MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper Assignment Sheet.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet. I recommend using search terms like "NIKE HISTORY" or "NIKE SALES" or "NIKE FOUNDING."
  • Complete information on the RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • When you have research completed the outline, use that information to 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.
  • USE the information that you created at the start of class (OPENING PARAGRAPH and SOURCES PAGE INFORMATION) to start putting your paper together.
  • PAPER OUTLINE: Make sure that you have all pieces included.
    • Paragraph ONE: An EXCITING introduction regarding your TOPIC that explains WHAT IS IT?
    • 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.
  • CHECK YOUR FORMATTING to make sure everything is completed properly.

DONE WITH YOUR PAPER? BORED? NOTHING TO WORK ON? Our next project is the The Google Forms Project. We will begin discussing this on THURSDAY. To prepare for our upcoming FORMS PROJECT, we discuss OPINIONS, then we complete the "Freshman Technology Opinion Survey." 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 at the end of class on THURSDAY!

THU

2/1

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

We review how your PAPER NEEDS TO LOOK! This is important, as much of the grade of your paper is based on the PRESENTATION.

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

WORK DAY:

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. This is due TODAY and will be graded for 50 points.

RESEARCH PAPER 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 WEDNESDAY, February 7th at MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper Assignment Sheet.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet. I recommend using search terms like "NIKE HISTORY" or "NIKE SALES" or "NIKE FOUNDING."
  • Complete information on the RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • When you have research completed the outline, use that information to 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.
  • USE the information that you created at the start of class (OPENING PARAGRAPH and SOURCES PAGE INFORMATION) to start putting your paper together.

TUE

1/30

BELLRINGER: Please open this RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE and MAKE A COPY OF IT into your FRESHMAN_TECHNOLOGY FOLDER. Spend some time today researching your Favorite Thing Company today and fill in the outline table, including SOURCE WEBSITES! This will be graded after class on Thursday.

WORK DAY:

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. This will be graded next class period. Please make sure to complete all eight problems for this assignment. This project is worth 50 points.

RESEARCH PAPER 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 WEDNESDAY, February 7th at MIDNIGHT.:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper Assignment Sheet.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet. I recommend using search terms like "NIKE HISTORY" or "NIKE SALES" or "NIKE FOUNDING."
  • Complete information on the RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE in your FRESHMAN_TECH folder.
  • When you have research completed the outline, use that information to 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

1/29

BELLRINGER: We review PLAGIARISM and then complete the "Plagiarism Review Form."

Please spend FIVE OR TEN 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 ON THURSDAY. Worth 50 points. There are EIGHT PROBLEMS for this assignment!

OUR BIG UPCOMING 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 WEDNESDAY, February 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.

THU

1/25

BELLRINGER: We kind of skipped this last class period, so today, please complete the "MORE GRAPHS! Thinking Sheet."

Also, please complete the "Research Paper Topic Selection Form." Read the questions carefully, this will determine the course of the rest of this quarter in the class. CHOOSE WISELY!

WORK DAY:

OUR FIRST BIG PROJECT: The diagrams.net Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class TODAY. Worth 50 points.

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED NEXT THURSDAY. Worth 50 points.

OUR BIG UPCOMING 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 WEDNESDAY, February 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

1/23

BELLRINGER: More understanding the subject work today! Yay!

At the start of class, we reviewed some of the common CHARTS and GRAPHS 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:

OUR FIRST BIG PROJECT: The diagrams.net Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class ON THURSDAY. Worth 50 points.

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED NEXT WEEK. Worth 50 points.

MON

1/22

BELLRINGER: Time to start working on our FLOWCHARTS. Maybe we could warm up by completing the 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:

OUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT- THE ACTUAL DIAGRAMS.NET DIAGRAMS Assignment: THREE 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 MONDAY. 50 point assignment.

  1. "MY FAVORITE THINGS" Chart in DIAGRAMS.NET: To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using draw.io DIAGRAMS. LEARNING TOOLS were outlined above in the video link. PLEASE MAKE YOUR DIAGRAM SYMMETRICAL. EXTRA POINTS FOR ADDING COLOR, CHANGING FONTS, MAKING YOUR CHART SYMMETRICAL OR OTHERWISE MAKING YOUR DIAGRAM SHINY AND FANCY.
  2. "THE 3rd QUARTER CLASSROOM SEATING CHART": Please use your new diagramming skills to create a chart that VISUALLY DEMONSTRATES the Tech Lab and all of the seats and students in the room. Make sure to include important things like DOORS and BIG TVS and TEACHER'S DESK. You may get up and walk around a little, but DO NOT BE DISRUPTIVE in this activity! If you don't know everyone's name, you are allowed to simply put "STUDENT."
  3. "MY FAVORITE THING IN 2022/3"- From your chart created above, select ONE of the COMPANIES OR BRAND NAMES on the outside of your diagram to be your FAVORITE THING. Then, do some research regarding that favorite thing. You can illustrate all of the following information in a diagrams.net diagram in the same way your did your FAVORITE THINGS CHART above, or you can be creative. The only rule is that your information should be easily accessible and understood!:
    • The name of your FAVORITE THING COMPANY/BRAND NAME
    • A copy of the LOGO of your company.
    • The physical address and telephone number of your company.
    • The website address of your company.
    • The CEO or President of your company.
    • The TOTAL SALES of your company in the year 2022.
    • The YEAR that your company was founded.

OUR FIRST BIG PROJECT: The diagrams.net Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class ON THURSDAY.

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Charting and Graphing Assignment. GRADED NEXT WEEK. Worth 50 points.

THU

1/18

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

Also... SYLLABUS is due today. Just saying.

FOR TODAY:

OUR FIRST REAL ASSIGNMENT- Creating Diagrams in draw.io: DUE TODAY. 50 point assignment.

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

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

  1. Please use your browser to navigate to DIAGRAMS.NET.
  2. Click START in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Click GOOGLE DRIVE as a destination for your saved files.
  4. When you are asked to AUTHORIZE, enter the information for your SCHOOL GOOGLE DRIVE. Click all of the appropriate buttons to allow access to your school Google Drive.
  5. Click CONTINUE, when asked.
  6. Click CREATE A NEW DIAGRAM.
  7. Click BLANK DIAGRAM>CREATE.
  8. ***VERY IMPORTANT STEP: Select NO, PICK FOLDER
  9. Navigate in your Google Drive to your FRESHMAN TECH FOLDER and click on it once to highlight it, then CLICK SELECT
  10. Your NEW DIAGRAM will open.
  11. Please review this 1:45 minute video- DIAGRAMS.net HELP LINK to get basic information on how to use DIAGRAMS.NET.
  12. 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.
  13. Start making your diagrams (see your project below!)
  14. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

THE ACTUAL 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 MONDAY. 50 point assignment.

  1. "MY FAVORITE THINGS" Chart in DIAGRAMS.NET: To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using draw.io DIAGRAMS. LEARNING TOOLS were outlined above in the video link. PLEASE MAKE YOUR DIAGRAM SYMMETRICAL. EXTRA POINTS FOR ADDING COLOR, CHANGING FONTS, MAKING YOUR CHART SYMMETRICAL OR OTHERWISE MAKING YOUR DIAGRAM SHINY AND FANCY.
  2. "THE 3rd QUARTER CLASSROOM SEATING CHART": Please use your new diagramming skills to create a chart that VISUALLY DEMONSTRATES the Tech Lab and all of the seats and students in the room. Make sure to include important things like DOORS and BIG TVS and TEACHER'S DESK. You may get up and walk around a little, but DO NOT BE DISRUPTIVE in this activity! If you don't know everyone's name, you are allowed to simply put "STUDENT."
  3. "MY FAVORITE THING IN 2022/3"- From your chart created above, select ONE of the COMPANIES OR BRAND NAMES on the outside of your diagram to be your FAVORITE THING. Then, do some research regarding that favorite thing. You can illustrate all of the following information in a diagrams.net diagram in the same way your did your FAVORITE THINGS CHART above, or you can be creative. The only rule is that your information should be easily accessible and understood!:
    • The name of your FAVORITE THING COMPANY/BRAND NAME
    • A copy of the LOGO of your company.
    • The physical address and telephone number of your company.
    • The website address of your company.
    • The CEO or President of your company.
    • The TOTAL SALES of your company in the year 2022.
    • The YEAR that your company was founded.

OUR FIRST BIG PROJECT: The diagrams.net Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next TUESDAY.

THU

1/11

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, but it is essentially OPEN NOTE, so you do not have any excuses for not receiving a PERFECT GRADE!

FOR TODAY:

A NUMBER OF STUDENTS HAVE NOT SHARED THEIR FRESHMAN_TECH FOLDERS WITH ME YET: GUST, JENSEN, HELLER, KELLY, PHILLIPS and SARNO. Please do this as soon as possible. Here are the instructions:

  • Log in to your school Google Account.
  • In your school Google Drive account, create a new folder called "LASTNAME_FRESHMAN_TECH." Make sure this is YOUR LAST NAME- "Gust," "Jensen," etc.
  • Click ONCE to highlight this folder in Google Drive and then...
  • Cclick on the SHARE button in icon menu bar at the top of your drive list. It will look like a little person with a + next to it.
  • SHARE this folder with pburkhard@weldre9.org.
  • ALL FUTURE FILES FOR THIS CLASS MUST BE MADE IN THIS FOLDER!

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."

OUR FIRST REAL ASSIGNMENT- Creating Diagrams in draw.io: DUE MONDAY. 50 point assignment.

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

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

  1. Please use your browser to navigate to DIAGRAMS.NET.
  2. Click START in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Click GOOGLE DRIVE as a destination for your saved files.
  4. When you are asked to AUTHORIZE, enter the information for your SCHOOL GOOGLE DRIVE. Click all of the appropriate buttons to allow access to your school Google Drive.
  5. Click CONTINUE, when asked.
  6. Click CREATE A NEW DIAGRAM.
  7. Click BLANK DIAGRAM>CREATE.
  8. ***VERY IMPORTANT STEP: Select NO, PICK FOLDER
  9. Navigate in your Google Drive to your FRESHMAN TECH FOLDER and click on it once to highlight it, then CLICK SELECT
  10. Your NEW DIAGRAM will open.
  11. Please review this 1:45 minute video- DIAGRAMS.net HELP LINK to get basic information on how to use DIAGRAMS.NET.
  12. 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.
  13. Start making your diagrams (see your project below!)
  14. Your diagrams save as you go and are already in the proper folder for grading!

THE ACTUAL 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 MONDAY. 50 point assignment.

  1. "MY FAVORITE THINGS" Chart in DIAGRAMS.NET: To make your "Word Web" into a usable piece of information, we will be recreating your chart using draw.io DIAGRAMS. LEARNING TOOLS were outlined above in the video link. PLEASE MAKE YOUR DIAGRAM SYMMETRICAL. EXTRA POINTS FOR ADDING COLOR, CHANGING FONTS, OR OTHERWISE MAKING YOUR DIAGRAM SHINY AND FANCY.
  2. "THE 3rd QUARTER CLASSROOM SEATING CHART": Please use your new diagramming skills to create a chart that VISUALLY DEMONSTRATES the Tech Lab and all of the seats and students in the room. Make sure to include important things like DOORS and BIG TVS and TEACHER'S DESK. You may get up and walk around a little, but DO NOT BE DISRUPTIVE in this activity! If you don't know everyone's name, you are allowed to simply put "STUDENT."
  3. "MY FAVORITE THING IN 2022/3"- From your chart created above, select ONE of the COMPANIES OR BRAND NAMES on the outside of your diagram to be your FAVORITE THING. Then, do some research regarding that favorite thing. You can illustrate all of the following information in a diagrams.net diagram in the same way your did your FAVORITE THINGS CHART above, or you can be creative. The only rule is that your information should be easily accessible and understood!:
    • The name of your FAVORITE THING COMPANY/BRAND NAME
    • A copy of the LOGO of your company.
    • The physical address and telephone number of your company.
    • The website address of your company.
    • The CEO or President of your company.
    • The TOTAL SALES of your company in the year 2022.
    • The YEAR that your company was founded.

Our First Big Project: The diagrams.net Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next THURSDAY.

TUE

1/9

FIRST DAY OF CLASS! WELCOME TO FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY!

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

We hand out the SYLLABUS. This is due NEXT MONDAY.

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!
  • CLICK THROUGH TO DIAGRAMS.NET, CLICK ON START NOW.
    • First, make sure you are logged in to your Google Drive. Click into your FRESHMAN_TECH FOLDER.
    • Click this diagrams.net link.
    • 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 Graded Work: Word Web- My Favorite Things Pencil Diagram. DUE next class period, but should be finished 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 or generally purchase. Think energy drinks, cars, pizzas, french fries, chips, fast food, shoes, makeup, candy bars, baseball bats, etc. DO NOT LIST people, places, bands, pets, teams, sports, authors, types of animals, poets, houseplants, spiders, elephants, rock formations, etc.)
    • Create at least 3 web "arms" from each of these categories and list the specific BRAND NAMES of each category that are your favorites. (such as "Snickers," "Twix," "Reese's" for Candy Bars, etc.")

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 FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY FOLDER that is shared with Mr. B., click on the NEW button in the upper left corner, use the pull-out menu to click on MORE, then click on DIAGRAMS.NET.
  2. After some thinking, you will see a CREATE NEW DIAGRAM dialogue box. NAME your chart and then click CREATE. If the system gives you some kind of grief, such as asking for permissions, simply X out of all of the creation windows, which will leave you with a ...blank diagrams.net window, which is what you want anyway.
  3. Please review the following two videos- 3 minutes and 1.5 minutes, to learn how to use the app: DIAGRAMS.NET QUICK START TUTORIAL and HOW TO USE CONNECTORS IN DIAGRAMS.NET. If you DO NOT review these videos, you will be working MUCH harder than you need to when making your diagrams.
  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. You will need to save your diagrams as you go, make sure to save them in the proper folder, if they are not doing so already, check, just to be sure!

THE ACTUAL DIAGRAMS.NET DIAGRAMS Assignment: THREE 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 TUESDAY. 60 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. "THE 3rd QUARTER CLASSROOM SEATING CHART": Please use your new diagramming skills to create a chart that VISUALLY DEMONSTRATES the Tech Lab and all of the seats and students in the room. Make sure to include important things like DOORS and BIG TVS and TEACHER'S DESK. You may get up and walk around a little, but DO NOT BE DISRUPTIVE in this activity!
  3. "MY FAVORITE THING IN 2022/3"- From your chart created above, select ONE of the companies or brand names on the outside of your diagram to be your VERY FAVORITE THING. Then, do some research regarding that favorite thing. You will illustrate all of the following information in a diagrams.net diagram in the same way your did your FAVORITE THINGS CHART above.:
    • The name of your FAVORITE THING COMPANY/BRAND NAME
    • A copy of the LOGO of your company.
    • The physical address and telephone number of your company.
    • The website address of your company.
    • The CEO or President of your company.
    • The TOTAL SALES of your company in the year 2022.
    • The YEAR that you company was founded.

Our First Big Project: The diagrams.net Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next THURSDAY.