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    "Bridging the gap between technology and the real world." 
     
       
    This site will primarily be used for 'Technology 7' scholars to access assignments, learning targets, and models and to help them develop an understanding of technology, products, systems and processes, problem solving, and the impacts that technology has on people and the envionment.
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    Assignments
    Each assignment will be assessed out of 10 points. There will be an average of 1-2 assignments per day throughout the school year
     
    Unit 1: What is Technology?!
     
     
    1. Computer Lab Rules and Responsibilities Posters
     
    Learning Target: I can create and present two posters regarding computer lab rules and responsibilities.
     
     
    Example  Example
     
    2. My Student Network Account!
     
    Learning Target: I can take notes about the benfits and features of my student network account, and identify and draw what the 'This PC' and 'H: drive' icons look like.
     
     
    My Student Network Account!
     
    3. Saving and Opening a File
     
    Learning Target: I can explain and demonstrate how to Save and Open a file using my student H: drive.
     
     
    Look for the 'Silent Teacher' in the room to help you remember how to save and open a file!!  Look at the 'Silent Teacher' in the room for help saving your file!!  
     
    4. What is Technology?!
     
    Learning Target: I can define technology, identify examples of technology and non-technology (nature), and look outside my classroom window to determine examples of technology and non-technology.
     
     
    This is Technology - we designed and created this!!  This is not Technology - we did not design and create this!!
     
    5. Developing Technology for Our Needs and Wants
     
    Learning Target: I can define and provide examples of needs and wants, determine specific items at school and/or at home that are needs and wants, and argue, whether money, in today's society, is a need or a want.
     
     
    We design and create Technology to satisfy our Needs and Wants!!
     
    6. Extra Credit - Technology Vocabulary
     
    Learning Target: I can define new technology terms and match the new technology terms to their correct definitions.
     
     
    Technology is all the things around us which are designed and created by humans, to satisfy needs and wants!!  Innovation is the process of altering an existing product or system to improve its design!!
     
    7. The Seven Areas of Technology
     
    Learning Target: I can define and identify the seven areas of technology, select images that align with each area of technology, and explain how each area of technology impacts our society.
     
    7 Areas of Technology -Student Copy
    7 Areas of Technology -Mr. P's PowerPoint 
     
     
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    8. The Seven Resources of Technology
     
    Learning Target: I can define and identify the seven resources of technology, choose appropriate emojis that represent each of the seven resources of technology, and choose a product, analyze its production and determine which types of specific resources were used in the development of that product. 
     
     
     
    The Resources Needed to Bake this Cake!!  

    Unit 2: Become an Entrepreneur!
     
     
    1. Business Brainstorming
     
    Learning Target: I can brainstorm a list of feasible business opportunities I can pursue and choose a business opportunity of highest interest and profitability.
     
     
     
    What can you do at this age to make money?!
      
    2. Business Card Design
     
    Learning Target: I can design a business card for my company, using Vista Print software.
     
    Go to www.vistaprint.com to begin!
     
     Business Card Example
     
    2. Business Shirt Design
     
    Learning Target: I can design a business shirt using Custom Ink Software.
     
    Go to www.customink.com to begin!
     
     
    Business Shirt Example Business Shirt Example
     
    3. Business Hat and Mug Design
     
    Learning Target: I can design a business hat and mug using Custom Ink Software.
     
    Go to www.customink.com to begin!
     
    Business Hat Example Business Mug Example
     
    4. Business Flyer Design
     
    Learning Target: I can design and develop a Business Flyer, which can be used to market and promote a business.
     
    Business Flyer Example
     
    5. Business Etiquette
     
    Learning Target: I can identify and explain the proper ways to conduct myself to clients, so that I am respectful, responsible, polite, and successful. 
     
    Be polite and work hard!!
     
    6. Extra Credit - Printing Business Cards
     
    Learning Target: I can format my business card to 3.5" x 2", copy and paste the card so that 10 cards fit to a single page to prepare for printing. 
     
    Print out your business cards!!
     
    7. Extra Credit - All In One
     
    Learning Target: I can format my business materials into one document, so that it can be printed and displayed @ East High School.  
     
    Business Everything Example
     

    Unit 3: Career Research
     
    1. Reasearching Multiple Careers
     
    Learning Target: I can research multiple careers and choose one of highest interest and compatibility.
     
     
     
    Career Options
     
    2. Choose a Career to Research
     
    Learning Target: I can research multiple careers and choose one of highest interest and compatibility.
     
     
    Model
     
    3. Job Description, Education Needed, Pay
     
    Learning Target: I can research and identify my chosen career’s job description, education level needed, and pay.
     
    Model
     
    4. Skills Needed, Work Environment, Pros & Cons
     
    Learning Target: I can research and identify skills needed for my career choice, work environment, and pros and cons.
     
    Model
     
    5. College/School, Tuition Costs, Middle School Classes
     
    Learning Target: I can research and identify schooling/college I could attend to pursue my chosen career, as well as tuition costs and brainstorm a list of middle school classes that would help prepare me for my career choice.
     
    Model
     
    6. Conclusion
     
    Learning Target: I can analyze my research and information, and conclude my findings, explaining why I would, or would not want to pursue my chosen career, using the words pay, education, college(or school), tuition, work environment, skills needed, and pros and cons.
     
    Model
     
    7. Extra Credit
     
    Learning Target: I can define new Career terms and match the new Career terms to their correct definitions.
       
    Click HERE to access the study guide!
     
    Click HERE to access the quiz and games! 
     
    Study Stack
     
     
       

    Unit 4: Measurement, Electricity, and Problem Solving

     
     
     Don't be this guy!!
     
    The Big Inch!!
     
     
    Air Skimmers!!
     

    ELECTRICITY = THE FLOW OF ELECTRONS
    Electricity is the flow of electrons!!
    Image result for electricity basic circuit diagram
     
     
    One goes out, they all go out!!
    SERIES CIRCUIT - ELECTRICITY FLOWS THROUGH ALL LOADS - REMOVE ONE AND THEY ALL GO OUT!!
    If one goes out, the rest stay on!!
    PARALLEL CIRCUIT - ELECTRICITY FLOWS THROUGH EACH LOAD INDEPEDENTLY - REMOVE ONE AND THE REST STAY ON!!
    If one goes out, that portion of the strand goes out, but the rest will stay on!!
     COMBINATION SERIES-PARALLEL - MULTIPLE STRINGS OF LIGHTS WIRED IN SERIES, THEN WIRED IN PARALLEL WITH EACH OTHER - REMOVE ONE AND THAT STRING OF LIGHTS GOES OUT, BUT THE REST OF THE LIGHTS STAY ON!!
     
     
     
    Design Labs
    1. Design and build a circuit which powers a motor, and can be turned on/off by a switch.
    2. Design and build a circuit which powers a motor with variable speeds. 
    3. Design and build a circuit which powers a motor, has an indicator light, and can be controlled by an on/off switch.
    4. Design and build a circuit that powers a motor and a buzzer, which are controlled by independant switches.
    5. Design and build a circuit that powers a motor, buzzer, and an LED - all which are controlled by independant switches. 

     
    Paper Tower

     Design a free-standing tower as tall as you can. 

    Materials: 1 sheet of paper, 24" tape

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    Straw Tower

    Design a free-standing tower to hold a tennis ball as far off the table top as possible.

    Materials: 10 straws, 24" tape

     
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    Straw Tower  Straw Tower  Straw Tower  Straw Tower  
     Pringles Packaging

     Design and test a package to safely ship a single Pringles Potato Chip through the US Postal Service without damage to the chip.

    Materials: Paper, index cards, popsicle sticks, tape, cotton balls, paper/styrofoam plates

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     Radioactive Rocks

    A container holding radioactive rocks is deteriorating. The rocks must be moved to another container to prevent radioactive leakage.

    Design and construct a device that will move "radioactive" rocks from one bag to another without human contact and beyond a distance of 6 inches from the human body.

    Materials: String, drinking cups, skewers, paper clips, rubber bands, 3x5 index cards, pencil, 12" tape
    Danger!! "Radioactive" Rocks
     
    Plastic Pollution
     Video: Diver Captures Footage of Plastic Pollution Near Norway

    Plastics have been used for decades and have been polluting our Earth and oceans since its development. Land, Air and Marine wildlife have mistaken this plastic for food and have been injesting this plastic - causing widespread sickness and death.

    Design, draw, and present a solution that will clean the world's oceans of plastic pollution.

    Graphic Organizer

    The Recycling Waste Game!!

    Help us solve this problem!! How can we fix this problem!?

     


     
    FINAL EXAM PREP
    Study Guide 1: http://www.studystack.com/quiz-1935802
     
     
    Score 100% on Study Guide 1 and 2 for an Ice Cream of your choice
     
    Final Exam Test Results
    85% or higher = Ice cream and pizza party with Mr. Poliszuk
    65% - 84% = Ice Cream of your choice from Mr. Poliszuk
     

      Summer School @ Franklin HS

     Design and Drawing for Production (DDP)

    The Ruler Game

    Air Skimmer Design


     
    Stephen Poliszuk
    East Lower School
    585.288.3130 Ext. 4213
    Computer Lab - Room D213