Students will be finishing up their biotechnology unit this week by finishing their artifical arms and then by spending one day without the use of an arm. We will do this on Wednesday and 26th.
Students have tested their egg crash vehicles and did a great job! We had a few cracks but most groups did a great job! Next up will be architectural drafting.
Students have been working hard on their invention paper and project. This group has been working quickly and so far I love the ideas they have chosen. This week many will be working on either a timeline on poster, a presentation using Google Slides or making a model of their invention idea.
Students are completing their career unit and will be beginning their next unit on Biotechnology. We will learn about how technology helps those with disabilities.
Students are spending this week building their egg crash vehicles and will hopefully be testing their awesome creations on Friday.
Students are beginning the research portion of their invention project this week by choosing an invention they would like to learn more about and then create a project to display what they have learned.
Students will begin thier unit on careers. We will look at various careers in technology that are popular among students. Students will then research a career they are interested in and display their knowledge by creating a brochure which displays information about their career.
Students will need to have the follwing information on their brochure:
Name of the career
Why this career is a good choice?
What the basic job skills are of this career?
What is the median pay?
What is th ejob outlook 10 years from now?
Which schools are best for this career and what degree do you need?
Where can someone get more information about the career?
8th Grade: This week we will be starting the measuring unit which is a review of the parts of an inch. In 8th grade we will also incorporate addition and subtraction of fractions specific to measuring so all denominators are either a 2,4, 8 or 16. Your summative activity is to create a google slide show displaying your knowledge of measuring skills both in the classroom and in the workplace.
7th Grade: This week we will begin our measuring unit which will be a review for most students. We focus on measuring practice in the classroom as well as using measuring to create a project.
6th Grade: This week we will learn about the history of measuring. We will also practice how to measure using gmaes online as well as worksheets to practice how to measure.
Welcome to all of our new technology students! I am so excited to welcome our new 6th graders to the exploring technology class. I will see you 1st and 2nd hours. Welcome to the new 7th graders to the Foundations of Technology class who I will see in 3rd and 4th hours. finally, welcome to the new 8th graders into the Applications of Technology class which meets 6th hour.
This week we have no school on Monday and half days on Tuesday and Wednesday. This week will be set aside for learning about what exciting activities we will be doing in class this semester as well as getting to know each other. Please feel free to email me with any questions you have and please subscribe to this blog so you can get information each week and keep up to date on when projects are due.
*Note: the 17th is a half day and the end of the marking period. No projects will be accepted after the 17th.
Students will complete this weeks work with a finished tray. Students may come by after 7th hour to pick up completed trays next week if they did not pick theirs up this week. We will also be cleaning out thays and cleaning up the technology lab this week.
- notebooks are due this week
Students will complete their paper coasters by the 14th, fine tune their marble runs and then test them on the 16th. the 17th is set aside for cleaning out trays and cleaning up the technoogy lab.
- notebooks are due this week
Students will be finishing construction of their pallet trays by Friday. Students wishing to add their own handles and adding details of colors to their tray should bring in those materials by Wednesday at the latest. All trays must be completed by January 15th.
Students will be constructing their paper coasters this week. They will need to work quickly in order to cut and assemble all supports and tracks by January 14th. TEsting of the coasters will take place on the 16th.
Students continue to create their servering trays using recycled pallet wood. This week they will be creating the base pieces which measure an overall length and width of 10″ x 14″. If students wish to add their own handles to the tray they should bring them after the Christmas break as well as any craft paint if they would like to paint their tray.
Students begin their final unit on structures by creating a paper roller coaster. This week the focus will be on how structures are built. We will form small groups of 3-4 to create a coaster which will take the longest amount of time to get from a height no taller than 2 feet to the bottom.
On Wednesday you will watch a video on a paper coaster and practice how to build a coaster using a list of coaster games. These are harder than they look but take your time and you will be successful. Groups will need to have a theme for their coaster by Friday.
This week students will begin using tools and machines to cut wood in order to make a sanding block and a tray. The block will take only 2-3 days to complete and consists of two pieces of 2 x 4, two screws and a piece of sandpaper.
Students are finishing their models early in the week and then will go on to create their home using either Minecraft, creating individual rooms with emphasis on interior decorating by using Icovia or pearning how to draw an elevation of the exterior of the house.