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Freshman Technology

 

FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY: 3RD QUARTER

MAY, 2024

DATE

Information/Activities/Projects

IMPORTANT FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION:

THU

5/23

BELLRINGER: None today. Please get right to work on your FINAL EXAM.

Make sure to READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS! Almost every single question that you can ask me is already answered in the instructions.

This grade will be worth 10 percent of your course grade.

WORK DAY: Please work on your FINAL EXAM today. You may NOT access any previous course material or discuss any problems with other classmates.

MON

5/21

BELLRINGER: I've decided to NOT do a bunch more work today! Yay! That means that it is again MOVIE DAY! Settle in to watch a set of short films! Bring your Chromebook! Some funny, some serious. You will, of course, have to answer a few questions about them or it wouldn't be Mr. Burkhard's class:

WORK DAY: Complete each of the THINKING SHEETS linked above. These will be worth a total of 10 points for each thinking sheet we complete.

THU

5/16

BELLRINGER: Time to work on our PRACTICE FINAL EXAM.

Please follow the instructions CAREFULLY, every single question you think you need to ask is already answered on the exam sheet!

You have the rest of class today to complete the NINE problems on this practice final and they are worth 10 points a piece.

WORK DAY: Work on your PRACTICE FINAL EXAM.

DONE?: At least 12 students did not submit a completed the Checkbook Problem or the FAVORITE THING COMPANY ADVERTISEMENT PROJECT. If you need to complete these, do so now. If I see students claiming to be done and not working, but also not having completed these two projects, I will not be happy.

DONE WITH ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING? HAPPY WITH YOUR CURRENT GRADE? Be quietly, constructive in a NON-SMART PHONE WAY.

TUE

5/14

BELLRINGER: Time to work on our PRACTICE FINAL EXAM.

Please follow the instructions CAREFULLY, every single question you think you need to ask is already answered on the exam sheet!

You have two days to complete the NINE problems on this practice final and they are worth 10 points a piece.

WORK DAY: Work on your PRACTICE FINAL EXAM.

GRADING TODAY: THE CHECKBOOK PROBLEM AND THE ADVERTISEMENT PROJECT.

THU

5/7

BELLRINGER: Time for another PUZZLER! YAY! This time, it is the MR. B. AND THE GRIM REAPER PUZZLER. Correct answers will be awarded 5 extra credit problems, as long as there is not any class discussions on the topic! BY THE WAY- Just letting Mr. B. die is NOT an option for this puzzler!

WORK DAY

TUE

5/7

BELLRINGER: First, we discuss how a CHECKBOOK works. Then, we work on a...

MINI-PROJECT-: The Checkbook Exercise practice problem (PART ONE) and "The Checkbook Questionnaire." When you are done with PART ONE of this project, start putting together PART TWO of this project. This fairly extensive project will be graded on MONDAY!

WORK DAY

MON

5/6

BELLRINGER: Nice quick puzzler today, no tricks, just a little bit of math and some logic. Please complete the THREE BUTTONS PUZZLER. If there is no discussion regarding answers, I will award 5 extra credit points to any correct and logically explained answers and 3 extra credit points for the BONUS QUESTION! Have fun!

WORK DAY

  • FINISH work on THE BFP! THE FAVORITE THING COMPANY WEBSITE.You should be finishing up this project, it is absolutely due at the end of class today.
  • OUR NEXT PROJECT: Time to learn a new tool for presenting information. The good news is- You may already know how to use this tool! Please check out the FAVORITE THING COMPANY ADVERTISEMENT PROJECT. Please make sure that you understand the A, B and C Options for this project! Don't know how to operate on CANVA? There are links to a couple of learning resources on the assignment sheet, USE THEM!

THU

5/2

BELLRINGER: Let's do a little bit of research. How does your company ADVERTISE? Please complete The Favorite Thing Company Advertisement Investigation Sheet.

WORK DAY

  • Begin work on THE BFP! THE FAVORITE THING COMPANY WEBSITE.You should begin putting together your site and pages this week. It is due next week, but we will also have a few small assignments along the way. We only have a few weeks of class left and we need at least one or two class periods to go over the FINAL EXAMINATION.
  • Here is some basic Google information on how to create and edit websites. PLEASE REVIEW THIS INFORMATION BEFORE STARTING YOUR WEBSITE PROJECT!
  • DONE with your company website? Time to learn a new tool for presenting information. The good news is- You may already know how to use this tool! Please check out the FAVORITE THING COMPANY ADVERTISEMENT PROJECT. Please make sure that you understand the A, B and C Options for this project!

MON

4/29

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TUE

4/30

BELLRINGER: None today. Today is a 100 percent WORK DAY. Start by reviewing the requirements of the FAVORITE THING COMPANY WEBSITE, especially the SEVEN PAGES that you will need to create. Then, review the video on how to work in SITES and begin making your pages.

WORK DAY

THU

4/25

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 few weeks of class left and we need at least one or two class periods to go over the FINAL EXAMINATION.

MON

4/23

BELLRINGER: First, we discuss papers and their grades. 7 Students did not revise or update their rough draft in any way, which is unfortunate, because a couple of people now got zeroes, because the did not fix their citations, as recommended.

Google SHEETS does more than make graphs! It can also figure out math problems using formulas, WE REVIEW THIS AT THE START OF CLASS!

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

WORK DAY:

THU

4/18

INTRODUCTION TO OUR NEXT PROJECT: Please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet if you have not yet done so!

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:

  • The FINAL DRAFT for the FAVORITE THING RESEARCH PAPER is due today. Make sure that you have made all necessary changes and saved your file to your folder.
  • The FAVORITE THING TIMELINE is our next project. Work on this today!
  • I will be grading the GOOGLE FORMS and GOOGLE FORM GRAPHS in class today.

MON

4/15

BELLRINGER: We review our grades for our Research Papers. Your FINAL DRAFT of your paper is due on THURSDAY and will be worth the remaining 80 points for this project.

To prepare for our upcoming TIMELINE project, please complete the Timeline Analysis Thinking Sheet.

WORK DAY:

THU

4/11

BELLRINGER: To prepare for our upcoming FORMS PROJECT, we discuss OPINIONS. Then, we 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 BIG PURPLE SEND button at the top right of your form. DUE by the end of class TODAY. I will be uploading these forms as they come in today, so that you can begin taking the surveys of the other people in the class, if you are done. When everyone in the room is done doing your survey, please move on to the second part of this assignment, GRAPHING YOUR RESULTS!
  • 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:

TUE

4/9

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

Please make sure that you have a GOOGLE DOC called RESEARCH_PAPER in your folder by the end of the day on Friday for grading!

WORK DAY:

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, April 10th at MIDNIGHT

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper Assignment Sheet.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet by completing the RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE. I recommend using search terms like "NIKE HISTORY" or "NIKE SALES" or "NIKE FOUNDING."
  • 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.

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. EMAIL your form to Mr. B. by clicking on the SEND button at the top of your form. DUE THURSDAY.

MON

4/8

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:

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, April 10th at MIDNIGHT

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper Assignment Sheet.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet by completing the RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE. I recommend using search terms like "NIKE HISTORY" or "NIKE SALES" or "NIKE FOUNDING."
  • 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.

THU

4/4

BELLRINGER: Please open this RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE and MAKE A COPY OF IT into your FRESHMAN_TECHNOLOGY FOLDER. Please spend at least 30 minutes at the start of class today researching your Favorite Thing Company today and filling 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 in class today, please have it done. 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, April 10th at MIDNIGHT

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper Assignment Sheet.
  • Research your chosen "FAVORITE THING" on the internet by completing the RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE. I recommend using search terms like "NIKE HISTORY" or "NIKE SALES" or "NIKE FOUNDING."
  • 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..

TUE

4/2

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!

FOR TODAY: The Google Graphs Assignment. GRADED THURSDAY. Worth 50 points.

GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING 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.

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 draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on WEDNESDAY, April 10th at MIDNIGHT:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • Open this RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE and MAKE A COPY OF IT into your FRESHMAN_TECHNOLOGY FOLDER. Spend some time BEFORE YOU START PUTTING YOUR PAPER TOGETHER researching your Favorite Thing Company and filling in the outline table, including SOURCE WEBSITES!
  • When you have research completed in the outline above, 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.

THU

3/28

FOR TODAY: 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!

FOR TODAY:Please spend time today working on Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class TODAY.

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Graphs Assignment. GRADED NEXT WEEK. Worth 50 points.

GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING 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.

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 draw.io at the start of the quarter. Due on WEDNESDAY, April 10th at MIDNIGHT:

  • Carefully REVIEW the instructions on the Paper outline.
  • 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.
  • When you have research completed in the outline above, 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

3/26

FOR TODAY: 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."

FOR TODAY:Please spend time today working on Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next THURSDAY.

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Graphs Assignment. GRADED NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points.

GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING 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

3/25

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:Please spend time today working on Our First Big Project: The draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next THURSDAY.

OUR NEXT PROJECT: The Google Graphs Assignment. GRADED NEXT WEEK. Worth 100 points.

GOOGLE DRIVE LEARNING 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.

THU

3/21

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 drawi.io, 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. Please use your browser to navigate to DRAW.IO.
  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 2:45 minute video- DRAW.IO BASICS LINK that Mr. B. created just for you, with 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 DRAW.IO 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 draw.io: 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 4th 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." You can create your room outline with either lines or shapes, whichever works best for you. IF YOU ARE USING SHAPES, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TURN OFF YOUR STROKES ON YOUR SHAPES AS YOU WORK ON THIS PROJECT! YOUR DIAGRAM WILL LOOK MUCH NICER!
  3. "MY FAVORITE THING IN 2023"- 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 draw.io Flowchart Project. This is due at the end of class next THURSDAY.

TUE

3/19

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. Here is the list of students that HAVE shared their folder with me: MICK, VAN GILDER, TAYLOR, JENNINGS AND LEONARD. All other students need to do this as soon as possible, as this is the only way that I can see your submitted work. Here are the instructions for that:

  • 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 THURSDAY. 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- DRAW.IO 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 DRAW.IO.
  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 2:45 minute video- DRAW.IO BASICS LINK that Mr. B. created just for you, with 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 DRAW.IO 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 4th 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." PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TURN OFF YOUR STROKES ON YOUR SHAPES AS YOU WORK ON THIS PROJECT! YOUR DIAGRAM WILL LOOK MUCH NICER!
  3. "MY FAVORITE THING IN 2023"- 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.

MON

3/18

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 ON THURSDAY.

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!
  • LEARNING TOOLS- DRAW.IO 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 DRAW.IO.
    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!
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 DRAW.IO 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.
  • "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.
  • "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!
  • "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.