Egg Drop Challenge

These requirements have been determined through class-wide research, discussion, and agreement.

[class brainstorming Google Doc]

Materials Supplied by Instructor
  • egg (freebie)
  • hot glue (freebie)
  • straws (4 max)
  • paperclips (3 max)
  • string (36″ total)
  • masking tape (12″ max)
  • toothpicks (5 max)
  • balloons (2 max)
  • Popsicle sticks (4 max)
  • cotton balls (6 max)
Materials Supplied by Student
  • elastic bands (6 max)
  • q-tips (4 max)
  • toilet paper (4 squares max)
  • marshmallows (4 max)
  • popcorn (1 cup max)
  • plastic container or can (700 mL max)
  • other tape (6″ max)
  • parachute (plastic bag)
  • wire (12″ max)
  • fishing line (in place of string — 36″ max)
  • sponge (1, like this only)
  • sandwich bag (1)
  • corrugated cardboard (35 in2 max)
  • bubble wrap (4×4″ max)
  • Styrofoam cup (1)
  • paper plate (2 max)
  • saran wrap (5X5″ max)
  • egg carton cup (2 max)
  • tennis ball (1/2)
Restrictions
  • 6 materials maximum, not including the egg and hot glue
  • may use one material x 2 (counts as 2)
  • maximum size 6 x 6 x 6 in (15 x 15 x 15 cm)
Marking Method
  • Sketch:
    • effort, level of detail, clarity of materials
    • must be done on computer
  • Egg Drop:
    • 10 marks if no cracks or breakage
    • 9 marks if there is a small crack
    • 8 marks if there is more than one crack and the membrane is not exposed
    • 7 marks if membrane is exposed but there is little or no white liquid exposed
    • 6 marks if white liquid has leaked out
    • 5 marks if yolk is still entirely intact
    • 4 marks if there is some leakage from the yolk
    • 3 marks for showing up with your egg vessel!

Report

The report requirements are here.

Daily Reminders

  • Use your organizer keep track of tasks and deadlines. My own preference is Google Keep but many students also seem to like Google Tasks, which is built into Gmail.
  • Check the daybook (or Classroom, whichever is being used in class) and your email at the beginning of every class.
  • Use your organizer to record your tasks and deadlines. Get in the habit of working from your organizer. If you are starting a new assignment, put it on your organizer first.
  • If you’ve received a mark update, check it for any errors or outstanding items. If you have any concerns, talk to me immediately or make a note of it on your to-do list.
  • Is your mark below 60%? If it is, expect me to talk to you about spending some lunch hours in the class to catch up.
  • If one of your class assignments is a ePortfolio (all classes except ICS), ask yourself if there is anything you can add to it today. Then do so!
  • At the end of every period, please push your chair in, throw out (or recycle) your garbage, and turn off your computer if it is the last period of the day.

Student Support

I can always be contacted via email (please see email protocol) or through my “contact me” form or through the Remind service app (preferred).

Remember that I want you to pass, so please take advantage of the communication tools available to you to reach out to me any time you have a question.

Tools

Throughout the course we will be using various tools to help our learning:
  • Portable Apps
    • Chrome
    • Notepad++
  • Lastpass
  • Diigo (social bookmarking)
  • Google Drive
  • Google Takeout
  • Google Sites (the NEW Google Sites)
  • Google Keep
  • Gmail
  • Twitter
  • Dropbox

Welcome to Mr Harshaw’s Students!

Welcome to the Computer Technology, Communications Technology, and Computer Science class!

If it’s related to computers, this is the class to be in!

Here is a presentation I will be reviewing with you to talk about the differences in the three subjects. I’m also sharing a handout that gives an overview of all the subjects in the Technology department.

Learning Skills and Work Habits

Responsibility

The student:

  • fulfils responsibilities and commitments within the learning environment;
  • completes and submits class work, homework, and assignments according to agreed-upon timelines;
  • takes responsibility for and manages own behaviour.

Organization

The student:

  • devises and follows a plan and process for completing work and tasks;
  • establishes priorities and manages time to complete tasks and achieve goals;
  • identifies, gathers, evaluates, and uses information, technology, and resources to complete tasks.

Independent Work

The student:

  • independently monitors, assesses, and revises plans to complete tasks and meet goals;
  • uses class time appropriately to complete tasks;
  • follows instructions with minimal supervision.

Collaboration

The student:

  • accepts various roles and an equitable share of work in a group;
  • responds positively to the ideas, opinions, values, and traditions of others;
  • builds healthy peer-to-peer relationships through personal and media-assisted interactions;
  • works with others to resolve conflicts and build consensus to achieve group goals;
  • shares information, resources, and expertise and promotes critical thinking to solve problems and make decisions.

Initiative

The student:

  • looks for and acts on new ideas and opportunities for learning;
  • demonstrates the capacity for innovation and a willingness to take risks
    demonstrates curiosity and interest in learning;
  • approaches new tasks with a positive attitude;
  • recognizes and advocates appropriately for the rights of self and others.

Self-regulation

The student:

  • sets own individual goals and monitors progress towards achieving them;
  • seeks clarification or assistance when needed;
  • assesses and reflects critically on own strengths, needs, and interests;
  • identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve goals;
  • perseveres and makes an effort when responding to challenges.

Student Self Assessment

A self-assessment Google Doc can be found at http://goo.gl/EbMHz.
A self-assessment form can be found at http://goo.gl/jyuJi. [teacher link]
Ask your instructor which to use.

 

Website Review Template

This is the template I use in Google Docs for student website reviews.


Find a good educational web page related to <Topic Name>.

Which keyword(s) did you use at the search engine? (record below)

  • URL:
  • Title:
  • Keyword(s) Used:

Write a 100-150 word review of the web page.  Concepts that could be considered when reviewing your website are:

  • suitability to the class,
  • aesthetics of the site,
  • the educational value of the site, and
  • the overall organization of the site.

Write your review below. After it is complete, share it with two of your peers for checking of grammar and spelling. Fix any mistakes found. Record the names of your peers as comments here and here.


The Title of the Web Page — http://www.nameofsite.com

<intro goes here>

<body of review goes here (100-250 words)>

<summary of review goes here>

Micro:bit Beginner Activities

Using the block editor at https://makecode.microbit.org, create and save the following programs:

  1. Display your first initial.
    (save as filename: initials_first_initial)
  2. Display a graphic icon.
    (save as filename: initials_icon)
  3. Scroll your first name and last name, in capitals.
    (filename: initials_scrolling_name)
  4. Write a program that displays the temperature in degrees Celsius.
    (filename: initials_temperature)
  5. Write a program that displays the micro:bit heading in degrees.
    (filename: initials_compass)
  6. Button A displays “HELLO”
    Button B displays “HOW ARE YOU?”
    Both buttons display “QUITE WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH”
    (filename: initials_hello_how_are_you)
  7. Write a program where button A increments a counter (which starts at zero) and button B decrements the counter.
    (filename: initials_counter)
  8. Play a simple song (like Twinkle Twinkle) that can be listened to through your earbuds. You will need two test leads for this (see your instructor) which you will connect to Pins 0 and Gnd.
    (filename: initials_simple_song)
  9. Write a program that simulates Rock Paper Scissors. When you shake the Micro:bit it displays one of the rock, paper, or scissors icons.
    (filename: initials_rock_paper_scissors)
  10. Write a program that tracks your steps.
    (filename: initials_microbit_fitbit)

…where initials are your initials.