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Foundations of Tech P5 ('11-'12 B)

Monday, 6/4

Agenda

  1. Review topics - electricity and construction (building types and civic structures).
    See summaries for standards 11-13 and 14-20
  2. Also see county review sheet
  3. Review for final See summaries

Friday, 6/1

Agenda

Work on manufacturing - see reading and CFU

Thursday, 5/31

Agenda

Catch up day - check for CFUs and exercises that need to be completed.

Wednesday, 5/30

Agenda

  1. Reading on Intermodal transport
  2. Work on BCR exercise

Tuesday, 5/29

Objectives

  • Define intelligent and non-intelligent transportation systems
  • Describe example ITS systems - for infrastructure and for vehicles

Warm Up

Say you need to go to a hotel in Charlottesville. How would you plan your trip? What systems would help you get there?

Agenda

  1. Work on Intelligent Transportation Systems - see CFU and reading.

Tuesday-Friday, 5/22-5/25

Monday, 5/21

Work on transport - see reading and CFU sheet. Complete exit ticket in CFU.

Friday, 5/18

Objectives

Describe chemical technologies

Explain advantages of chemical technology

Warm Up

What are chemical technologies?

Agenda

  1. Video - BASF
  2. Work on Chemical tech (see reading and CFU
  3. Work on Rock Star project - See FAQs  

Wednesday- Thursday, 5/17

Agenda

Work on Rock Star project

See FAQs  

Tuesday, 5/15

 

Agenda

Work on Marketing (see reading and CFU)

Complete Marketing exit ticket

Monday, 5/14

Objectives

  • See Friday 5/11

Agenda

  1. 1. Unit test
  2. 2. Work on sketchup project 

Friday, 5/11

Objectives

  • Describe how genetic engineering is conducted
  • Describe controversies surrounding genetic engineering

Warm Up 

  • How does the earth's rising population place strain on farmers? 
  • What is genetic engineering? How can it help?

Agenda

  1. 1. Genetic Materials - see reading, check for understanding and assessment.
  2. 2. Work on sketchup project 
  3. Review for unit test on Monday - see summaries.

Thursday, 5/10

Warm Up 

  • Define the following terms: graphic communication,  mass communication, signal noise
  • What are three types of telecommunications technologies?

Agenda

Practice for unit test

Review for unit test on Monday - see summaries.
Work on Sketch up project

Wednesday, 5/9

Warm Up 

  • Define the following terms: graphic communication,  mass communication, signal noise
  • What are three types of telecommunications technologies?

Agenda

  1. Work on sketchup project 
  2. Review for unit test on Monday - see summaries.

Tuesday, 5/8

Agenda

Work on bio technology - see reading and CFU

Monday, 5/7

Agenda

1. Get incomplete standards sheets - due Wednesday 5/9.

2. Work on Rock star crib project- see directions for Sketchup.

 

Friday, 5/4

Objectives

  1. Recall different communication media, purposes, formats and processes 

Agenda

1. Communication - see reading and CFU

2. Work on Rock star crib project- see directions for Sketchup.

Thursday, 5/3

Warm Up

What are the criteria for the sketch up house? 

Agenda

1. Work on  rock star crib project - see directions for using Sketch up.

Wednesday, 4/27

Warm up

Do you have any pets that require a tank? What do you need to provide for them to survive?

Agenda

Work on Artificial ecosystems - see reading and CFU

Tuesday, 5/1

Objectives

  • See Friday 4/27

Agenda

1. Energy continued- see additional presentation on energy sources and power systems.

2. Finish energy slideshow (see previous day's agenda).

3. Finish Sketch Up Interior video (access from hand out folder\Fowler\Period7\Sketchup\Getting Started part 3)

3. Work on sketchup house

Monday, 4/30

Warm up 

  1. What are the six types of energy? 

Objectives

  • See Friday 4/27

Agenda

1. Continue lesson on energy - see reading and CFU

2. Energy slideshow activity - see CFU for directions.

3. Work on sketchup house

 

 

Friday, 4/27

Warm up 

  1. What do you use energy to do? What format is that energy in?
  2. Objectives

  • Describe 6 main formats of energy
  • Define energy and power
  • Define energy transmission, storage, generation, and conversion.

Agenda

1. Lesson on energy - see reading and CFU

2. Energy slideshow activity - see CFU for directions.Use Flickr Storm image search Use Flickr Storm image search Use Flickr Storm image searchUse Flickr Storm image search   use

 

Thursday, 4/26

Warm up 

  1. How do we set sketch up to meters?
  2. How do we create/set layer in Sketch up?
  3. How do we create a group in sketchup?

Objectives

  • See 4/24 and..
  • Use accurate dimensions in sketchup
  • Model interior and exterior walls of house in SketchUp

Agenda

1. Work on rock star crib project - see directions for using Sketch up.

 

Wednesday, 4/25

Objectives

  • Recall impact of science and technology on agriculture 
  • Distinguish agriculture and agribusiness
  • Describe how agriculture has changed over time

Warm Up

Can you think of three different types of technology that affect agriculture?

How do those technologies work?

Agenda

  1. Agriculture - see reading and complete CFU.

Tuesday, 4/24

Objectives

  • Create house designs
  • Calculate lengths and widths of rooms
  • Calculate total area of floors

Warm Up

  • What are some effects of technology on agricultural? 

  • What types of farms can afford the technology?

  • What are the disadvantages of industrialized farming? 

Agenda

  1. Complete floor plans
  2. Start design of rock star crib in sketch up: see directions

Tuesday, 4/24

Objectives

  • Recall impact of science and technology on agriculture

  • Distinguish agriculture and agribusiness
  • Describe how agriculture has changed over time

Agenda

Agriculture - see reading and complete CFU.

Complete floor plans

Start design of rock star crib in sketch up: see directions

Monday, 4/23

Agenda

Complete floor plans

Start design of rock star crib in sketch up: see directions

Wednesday, 4/18

Objectives

  • See Tuesday 4/13

Warm Up

Telemedicine entry ticket

Agenda

  1. Collect tele medicine standard
  2. Work on floor plan for Rock Star Crib- make sure it includes: doors, windows, hallways, closets. stairs. Make the total living space as close to 150 sq m as possible. Retrieve sketches in Hand Out folder 

Tuesday, 4/13

Objectives

  • Recall the uses of telemedicine
  • Identify technologies used to deliver telemedicine
  • Describe the benefits of telemedicine

Warm Up

Have you used the Internet to look up health care information? 

How could a doctor use the internet?

Agenda

  1. Telemedicine - see reading and complete CFU.
  2. Work on floor plan for Rock Star Crib- make sure it includes: doors, windows, hallways, closets. stairs. Make the total living space as close to 150 sq m as possible.
    1.  Retrieve sketches in Hand Out folder 

Friday, 4/11

Objectives

  • See Thursday

Agenda

  1. Debrief housing worksheet.
  2. Medical tech: finish worksheet

Thursday, 4/12

Objectives

  • Describe different uses for technology in medicine
  • Recall different medical processes (prevention, treatment , etc)
  • Apply knowledge of medical processes to different technologies. 

Warm Up

Identify 2-3 medical technologies.

What are they used for?

Agenda

  1. Medical technologies - see reading and complete CFU.
  2. Exit ticket: Medical tech
  3.  

Wednesday, 4/11

Objectives

  • Compare different house styles - analyze ease of modeling and construction
  • Write project proposal (house sketch and description of features) 

Warm Up

Can you think of different architectural styles of houses?

What are the features of those styles?

What difference does selecting a style make?

Agenda

  1. Describe rock star crib project
  2. Investigate house styles: what are their features? what will be most suitable to your client? what will be hardest/most expensive to model? 
    Search for examples of different styles in Google Images.
  3. Investigate different terrains in Sketchup.
  4. Write description and draw sketch (see directions on project page and example
  5. At home-complete paperwork and sketchup tutorials (see previous class)

Tuesday, 3/27

Warm Up

What are some of the tools in sketchup? What do they do?

Agenda

  1. Complete exterior and interior assignments  from last class
  2. Work on extension.
  3. Check for missing assignments - last day to submit work is Thursday.

Thursday - Monday, 3/22-3/26

Warm Up

Discuss with your partner - 

What is eco-friendly construction?

What are some features of an eco-friendly house? 

Agenda

  1. Split class:
    1. Finish video 2  (see Tuesday) then:
      Watch and recreate house in Google Sketchup video 3 (online) or in hand out folder.
      Submit to hand in folder: 
      Basic interior  - 13 pts    
      Components - three windows and wall - 4 pts
      Windows - frame and divided  - 2 pts
      Apply colors and textures - 2 pts
      Import correct objects - 2 pts
      Correct sizes, tidy and symetrical - 2 pts
      Extension: Work on video 4 (online only) or work on factory.
    2. Construction processes reading. 
      Complete first page of check for understanding
  2. Reverse half way through.
  3. Extension: Work on NY Times assignment on Housing.

Wednesday, 3/21

Agenda

  1. Review test 
  2. Work on sketch up or construction reading (see Tuesday's agenda). 

Tuesday, 3/20

Objectives

Use the 'measuring tape' and dimensions tools in Sketchup to improve accuracy.

Use the offset and follow me tools to create frames

Recall the steps involved in constructing a house.

Warm Up

What are the main parts of a house?

What are the requirements for a house?

Agenda

  1. Watch and recreate house in Google Sketchup video 2 (online) or in hand out folder (for period 7).
    Submit to hand in folder: 
    Basic house shape - 13 pts    
    Components - door , window and roof - 4 pts
    Trim - door, window, roof, base of house - 4 pts
    Correct size, extrusion, symetrical - 4 pts
    Extension: work on factory.
  2. Construction processes reading and check for understanding

Monday, 3/19

Agenda

  1. Unit test

Friday, 3/16

Warm Up

What study methods are available?

Agenda

  1. Grade Mr Fowler
  2. Either work on Google sketch up tutorials and exercise (see Thursday's agenda)
  3. Study for unit test. See summaries of handouts (17a-19)

Thursday, 3/15

Objectives

Operate navigation and basic drawing tools in sketch up.

Create a 3D model from a 2D image 

Warm Up

What types of models do architects create? (2D, 3D, prototype) 
Why do they create each type of model? (interest, compare designs, see in environment, meet reqs)
How did architects traditionally create models? (draft vs computer) 

Agenda

  1. Intro to Google Sketch Up 
  2. Self paced tutorial (SPT) - Intro to Sketchup 
    Hand in folder (SPT_Intro.skp) or download
  3. SPT - Start a Drawing 1
    Hand in folder (SPT-A_Start_Drawing_Part_1.skp) or download
  4. Quick assignment : Max 10 pts
    Model a factory. Start by researching images on line, then build a simple model in Sketchup. Rubric: 
    Started a basic design - 5 pts.  
    Has some features (e.g. windows, doors) - 8 pts
    Has many features (smoke stack, chimneys, gable ends) - 9 pts
    Has many features and is accurately drawn - 10 pts
     

Tuesday, 3/13

Warm Up

What are the steps in the troubleshooting process?

Agenda

1. Complete box project - due tomorrow 3/14. 10% late penalty applies after that date. 

2. Review notes for test: Thursday 3/15. Also see summaries of handouts (17a-19)

Extension task - graphic design for the web in Photoshop. See: 
Create header background for a web site
Create header foreground

Monday, 3/12

Warm Up

  1. What are the three ways in which we can improve safety?

Agenda

    1.  Review for unit test : all previous standards this semester.
    2. Work on box project
    3. See extensions from previous class.

Friday, 3/9

Objectives

  1. Devise qualitative and quantitative means to answer research questions.
  2. Accurately identify relevant quality concerns for experimental methods. 

Warm Up

  1. What are the safety mechanisms in an elevator or a power tool?

Agenda

  1. Discussion: Safety. Complete CFU. See reading.
    Consequences (14,000 workplace deaths, 2.2m disabling accidents, p.a.),
    Methods to ensure safety (mechanisms/use/rules). Subway video
    Rules for who can drive. Ways of driving safely and unsafely. Near misses video.
  2. Safety - partner discussion and BCR.  
  3. Review for unit test : all previous standards this semester.

 

Thursday, 3/8

Warm Up

  • What ways can we rigorously answer a question? 

Agenda

  1. Read Collecting and Evaluating data reading

  2. Complete CFU.

Wednesday, 3/7

Agenda

  1. Continue box construction - finish design today and have me check. 
  2. Extension task - graphic design for the web in Photoshop. See: 
    Create header background for a web site
    Create header foreground

Tuesday, 3/6

Warm Up

  1. Watch The Illusion of Modern Beauty
    1. Is the end result an example of artificial or natural beauty?
    2. What technologies were used to make the image?
    3. What was the result? What was gained or lost in the process?
    4. Why would she undergo this treatment?
    5. Which groups have access to this technology?
    6. What is the problem with beautiful pictures? 

Agenda

  1. Continue box construction.
  2. Extension task - graphic design for the web in Photoshop. See: Create a header for a web site

 

Monday, 3/5

Warm Up

  1. What are examples of computer input and output devices?
  2. What is the work that a computer does?
  3. Which part of a computer does the work?
  4. What information is in a web page? How are these types of data represented in a computer? 
  5. How, in general, do computers perform complex tasks?

Agenda

  1. Work on Computer CFU (part B).
  2. Continue box construction.
  3. Extension task - graphic design for the web in Photoshop. See: Create a header for a web site

Friday, 3/2

Warm Up

Answer Qs1-2 on first CFU: What is a computer, in the most general sense?
What does ‘programmable’ mean? (1 pt)

Agenda

  1. Interactive discussion Computer (see first CFU
  2. Examine 'computing' reading and complete second CFU  
  3. Continue box construction - see graphic design tips

 

Thursday, 3/1

Agenda

  1. Complete outstanding work
  2. Work on box construction - first draft by Wednesday. 

Wednesday, 2/29

Warm Up

What do the following criteria mean for the box project?

  • High quality construction
  • Eye catching
  • Believable
  • Accurate

 

Agenda

  1. Review warm up
  2. Work on box construction / design - due this week.
  3. Extension task - graphic design for the web in Photoshop. 
    Task : Create a header for a web site
    For help, see these tips or try these video tutorials.

 

Tuesday, 2/28

Warm Up

Your computer won't work. It starts up, and some text appears on the screen, but then it stops working before the desktop appears.   

On scrap paper, write down what the following would be for the problem:

Symptoms, Process of elimination, Diagnosis, Known Good state, Repair and Preventative maintenance. 

Agenda

  1. Review warm up
  2. Complete any outstanding CFU understanding sheets.
  3. Work on box construction / design - due this week.
  4. Extension task - graphic design for the web in Photoshop. 
    Task : Create a header for a web site
    For help, see these tips or try these video tutorials.

Monday, 2/27

Warm Up

How do you maintain a car in good working condition?

What happens if you don't maintain your car? e.g. if you let your tires get worn?

What are the signs that something is wrong with your car?

What does a mechanic do if your car won't start?

Agenda

Work on Standards 18b and 18c - troubleshooting and maintenance.

Work on box design and construction

Friday, 2/24

Agenda

Review layout exercises

Work on box construction

Complete missing assignments

Thursday, 2/23

Warm Up

Consider the following questions:

  1. How should I start my design? Where do I get the layout from?
  2. Will the whole layout fit on a single page?
  3. What are the steps to creating the design for a side? What can I put on it?
  4. How do I stop the background interfering with the foreground?
  5. What is a good way of dividing the work between partners?
  6. How do I find background images? foreground images?
  7. Is there a rubric?

Agenda

  1. Continue box construction.

Wednesday, 2/22

Agenda

  1. Work on Standard -  Documenting and Communicating. See reading and CFU worksheet.
  2. Continue box construction.

Tuesday, 2/21

Agenda

  1. Continue box construction - target: create paper protoype.

Friday, 2/17

Objectives

  1. Perform product design in PowerPoint
  2. Create paper prototype

Warm Up

  • What are the basic styles of images? What formats are associated with them?
  • How can we make background images look good in our design?

Agenda

  1. Demonstrate box graphic design.
  2. Continue box construction - target: create paper protoype.

Thursday, 2/16

Objectives

  1. Explain five types of technology evaluation analyses.
  2. Devise analyses (of each type) for a new technology.  

Warm Up 

You're designing a new electric car. How do comanies know if they have a 'winning' design?
When could you answer that question?  What could you do to find out if you're on the right track earlier?

Agenda

  1. Work on Analysis - see handout and complete CFU sheet.
    Each concept is split into two : complete the top half (definition, example for electric car) during discussion.
  2. Complete bottom half by reading the sheet, and think of an example for a chosen technology (
     1/Game console, 2/Cancer drug or 3/sports fabric).

Wednesday, 2/15

Warm up

Demonstrate layout - complete exercises and submit to hand in.

Agenda

  1. Finish Layout
  2. If completed, work on box creation

Monday, 2/13

Warm Up 

Work on S17 - Models - see handout and Check for Understanding sheet.

Agenda

  1. Exercise: Layout

Friday, 2/10

Agenda

  1. Demo: Graphic design in power point 
  2. Exercise: Layout

Thursday, 2/9

Agenda

  1. Finish box report.
  2. Work on 16a; Creative and critical thinking - complete CFU.

Tuesday-Wednesday, 2/7-2/8

Warm Up

Complete info form if you haven't already

Agenda

Work on box project - finish report

Monday, 2/6

Warm Up

See Box warm up problem

Agenda

  • Demo - Graphics in Office 2010
    • Selecting multiple objects, moving and copying
    • Naming, hiding and reordering shapes using the Selection Pane (Drawing Tools tab>Format>Selection Pane)
    • Showing and customizing grid lines 
  • Work on box project

Friday, 2/3

Warm Up

  • What shapes are easiest to stack and ship?
  • How might a differently shaped product (like hair gel) be packaged?
  • If 24 cans of soup, with 10cm radius and 30cm height, how could they be boxed?
  • How big would the box have to be?

Agenda

  1. Go over warm up
  2. Model box project report
  3. Complete info form
  4. Work on box project 
Wednesday, 2/1

Warmup

Complete info form please - so I can contact you.

Agenda

Begin working on your box project .

Goal for today: Reserach and write notes (not final report) on the overview and contents sections. 

Tuesday 1/31

Agenda

Complete Logo practice.

Begin working on your box project  

Monday 1/29

Warm Up

Grab a box volume sheet and work on problems

Agenda

Review box volume sheet

Complete Logo practice 

Thursday 1/25

Warm Up

What type of style does your box have?

  • Modern or Traditional
  • Natural or Artificial
  • Direct or Subtle (delicate)
  • Exciting or Calming
  • Everyday or Luxury

 
What makes you think that?
What type of consumer do you think the designer is targeting?

Agenda

  • Overview of 'primary challenge'. You will be assigned ton one of the following:
  1. CD case (front cover, back cover, sides)
  2. "Tuck end" box for a game 
  3. Cardboard "pourable" soup container
  4. "Roll end" box for a box of chocolates
  5. Sleve for a perfume/aftershave
  6. "Gable end" box for a toy building kit
  7. "Book end" box for a software package
  8. "Five panel hangar" for a sports equipment
  • Logo design tutorial and practice
    • Start Powerpoint & create a blank presentation
    • Remove boxes
    • Create a shape
    • Draw shape & set its fill color / gradient / texture
    • Practice changing the shape
    • Change the outline color, weight and style
    • Add content
      • Create a Wordart & set text, shading, font, color, shape (transform) and size
      • Alternative add clipart (show how to change color, size) or an image (crop, stretch, contrast, color, style, border)
    • Align shape, set order  & group parts. Demonstrate scaling
    • Logo practice 

 

Wednesday 1/24

Agenda

  • Introduction to Mr Fowler and FoT B course 
  • Discussion: Box qualities
  • Complete Box Design Primer

Tuesday 1/23/2012

Warm Up

  1. Find your assigned seat
  2. Take a stick and write your name on it
  3. Take a piece of paper, fold it into a name card and draw a symbol of a benefit or problem with technology

Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Interview your partner. Write down:
    • Their name, grade and period.
    • Which teacher did they have for FoT in the first ('A') semester?
    • What they hope to study in college, or work as?
    • Do they have access to a computer and the internet at home? 
  • Ask two of the following questions:
    • Where have you travelled to?
    • Would you prefer that good things or interesting things happened?
    • What is more important, being right or making everybody happy? 
    • Why don't birds get electrocuted when they land on a power line? 
  • Finally, make up an additional question to ask.
  • Once you're done, swap roles.
  • Finally, turn to your other partner, and introduce the person you just met to them.
  • Start Box Design Primer (first question)
  • Overview of Course syllabus