8th Grade Technology

2017-2018

Project Due 9/25/17: You should arrive to class with your completed Tutorial Development project (Origami piece, worksheet, final version of your tutorial, and prepared questions for your presentation).

Homework Due 9/14/17:
1. Finalize your idea for the Online Tutorial project. Decide what you’re doing to teach, what medium you will use, and how you are going to teach it.
2. Complete the Online Tutorial Worksheet. <-Click The Link

Homework Due 9/12/17: This weekend’s homework consists of two parts:
1. Using an online resource (youtube is permitted) complete an origami project of medium difficulty. You should not have to use anything other than a sheet of paper and your hands. If you ask yourself “is this too easy” it most likely is. Do not spend more than 30 minutes trying to create your origami piece. Make sure to write down the resource you used (if it’s a youtube video please write down the exact name of the video).
2. Brainstorm what type of tutorial you are interested in creating. In your notebook, write down 3 separate ideas for a tutorial that you could create.

Homework Due 9/8/17:
-Obtain a notebook, folder, and writing utensil for class. Come to class prepared with these items.
-Spent a minimum of 10 minutes using the internet to learn a new skill. This skill can be ANYTHING as long as it’s something you feel comfortable sharing with the class. Keep track of the resources you use and how successful you are with them.

 

 

 

 

2016-2017

Project Due 11/2/16: PowerPoint projects should be complete and ready for grading. Make sure they are saved to your class folder.

Homework Due 9/15/16: Search online for an origami project that you have never made before. Grab a sheet of paper and complete the project independently. This should be created by you and you alone. Bring your creation to class.

 

—–2015-2016

Homework Due 12/18/15: For homework you will complete your resume project by doing the completing the following objectives:

  1.  Edit, finalize, and print out the resume you have been working on in class. This version of the resume must meet the criteria below.
  2. Review your resume with a parent, guardian, or teacher. Have them mark up your paper and edit for wording, formatting, and organization.
  3. Using the feedback from your parent, guardian, or teacher, you will create a second edit of the resume that incorporates their suggestions. This should be the final edit of your resume that is ready for grading.

Resume Project Due Date is 12/18/15. The resume must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must fill, but not exceed, 1 page.
  2. Must use After Spacing and Hanging in order to format (Microsoft Word: Highlight text, Right click text, click “paragraph”)
  3. Only use one font throughout the document
  4. Demonstrate a balance when using Underline, Bold, and Font sizing. The resume should have a natural flow.
  5. All headings, bullets, descriptions, dates, should be equally aligned throughout the document. This means, for example, that all dates should be lined up at the same place.

 

Homework Due 12/15/15: Your resume must contain ALL of the information contained on the Credential Organization Worksheet as well as include a successful and complete objective.

Homework Due 12/8/15: Complete the Credential Organization Worksheet that was handed out in class today. Upon completion of the worksheet, review your responses with a parent/guardian and a friend who knows you very well. Encourage them to give you ideas for new skills and talents that you may not have considered. This assignment will be graded and reviewed in class.

Homework Due 12/4/15: Find two resumes from people working in different fields. These must be complete resumes found in PDF format of ACTUAL PEOPLE. Do not use sample resumes. Please email the PDF files to yourself and print copies to dissect in class. This is a graded assignment.

Homework Due 11/13/15: Come to class prepared with an notebook devoted to class, a folder, a writing utensil, and an open mind ready to tackle an engineering project.

 

 

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Technology article deadlines:

  • Due 11/2/15: Revise paper with my feedback then have it read by 2 additional adults. Make sure that you tell them that this article WILL BE PUBLISHED. Revise your paper one last time with their feedback and prepare to turn it in on Monday. This will be your final major graded assignment for class.
  • Due 10/27/15: Complete an initial draft of your technology article. The article should be 3/4 of a page, showcase your research, and be ready for publication on MPH technology. This will be graded.
  • Due 10/23/15: Read and annotate ALL of your tech articles. This will be a checked and graded assignment.
  • Due 10/21/15: Read and annotate two of your articles. This will be a checked and graded assignment.
  • Due 10/19/15: Take your chosen topics and find three substantial sources to print and bring to class. It is EXTREMELY important that your sources contain the information you need. Review them before you print them. A source with just a few lines about the source do not count.

Current Project:
Create a “Thank You” card for someone who has had a positive influence on you. You will create 2, 4 inch by 6 inch, documents at 300dpi. One image is for the outside of the card, the other is for the inside.
-The outside of the card must contain at least three images
-The inside of the card must contain at least two images
-Both sides must include a text box
-Content of the card must be a compliment to this person. Jokes are permitted but they need to be responsible, genuine, and appropriate.

10/6/15: Your resume project is due! All projects not handed in at the beginning of class will lose 10% per class.

Due 9/30/15: Come to class prepared with an additional list of skills to add to your resume. This list will be checked for homework.

Due 9/28/15: Find two resumes in PDF form of people who work in a career you are interested in. Print them, annotate them, and prepare to present them for discussion on Monday. This will be a graded assignment.

Due 9/24/15: Search online for a resume of someone who has a career you are interested in. Print it out, annotate it, and prepare to discuss your findings in class.

Due 9/20/15: Review the extracurricular resumes you were handed in class. Create a list of extracurricular activities you partake in inside and outside of school. Make the list as long an extravagant as you can. You will begin Microsoft Word in class and will need this list.

Due 9/15/15: Think about our conversation about productivity software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email, Cloud Storage). Write down four project that you would make with that software. Make sure it includes your own personal interests.

Due 9/10/15: Come to class prepared with a spiral notebook, class folder, and writing utensil. Get ready for digital caricature creation.