Daily Agenda & HW


Jan 13 - 17 Automate Challenge

posted Jan 12, 2014, 9:42 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Jan 13, 2014, 9:15 PM ]

Monday, January 13
Don't Hate -  Automate! Programming Challenge


Tutorial 1 - How to Create a Google Form


Tutorial 2 - Getting Started with Google Apps Script



Tutorial 4 - How to Send an Email Using Google Apps Script


Missed today's lesson?  View the Prezi presentation HERE!

Nov 25 - 27

posted Nov 26, 2013, 5:42 AM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Nov 26, 2013, 5:45 AM ]

Tuesday, November 26 - Getting Started with Layout
  • LO: YWBAT import and modify your designs into Layout.
  • Essential Question:  
  • Classwork:  Import your "rooms" (Getting Started with SketchUp 4 tutorial) in Layout and create multiple views.  Use the "Getting Started with Layout" tutorial to guide your work.  
Getting Started with Layout

Nov 18 - 22

posted Nov 21, 2013, 7:35 AM by Jonathan Rothman

Thursday, November 21 - The Floor Plan: Putting it all together!
  • LO: YWBAT to collaboratively create a single floor plan for HSCL.
  • Essential Question:  How can we create a single floor plan for the 32 (!) plans we've created?
  • Classwork:  For those students who are not

Wednesday, November 20 - HSCL Floor Plan for our Water Project
  • LO: YWBAT create accurate floor plans of our school.
  • Today's classwork - complete measuring your assigned rooms here at HSCL and create a floor plan for those rooms.  
  • Here's the grading rubric for the assignment: 
      • Floor plans are submitted for both assigned rooms?  (2 pts) _______
        • Length and width of the room is labeled? (2 pts) _______
          • Hallway side and window side of room is labeled? (2 pts) ______
            • If applicable, science bench and sink are included and dimensions are included?  (2 pts) _______
              • Accuracy and attention to detail (2 pts) _______

            Nov 12 - 15

            posted Nov 12, 2013, 4:52 AM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Nov 26, 2013, 5:37 AM ]

            Wednesday, November 14 - Floor Plan and Referencing in Sketchup
            • LO: YWBAT create structures that are identical in size in shape by using referencing.
            • Essential Question:  What do guidelines and referencing do for our models?
            • Class/Homework:  Complete Getting Started Lesson - the first 7 minutes (create a room with three identical windows.

            SketchUp - Getting Started 3 from J Rothman on Vimeo.

            Monday, November 12 - HSCL Floor Plan
            • LO: YWBAT measure, sketch, and digitally recreate the floor plan for a room within our school.
            • Essential Question:  What basic tools and techniques can we use to accurately capture the floor plan of our room?
            • Class/Homework:  We will rotate - One group will measure their 4 rooms while the rest of the class creates a desk in SketchUp.
              • Your 3D desk will be due by Wednesday.
            SketchUp Table Tutorial

            Nov 4 - 8

            posted Nov 3, 2013, 7:47 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Nov 12, 2013, 4:45 AM ]

            Friday, November 8 - Collaborative Floor Plan
            • LO: YWBAT create a floor plan to scale.
            • Essential Question: How can we collaborate within SketchUp?
            • Class/Homework:  Complete a floor plan of our classroom.
              • The floor should be to scale.
              • Label the room dimensions.
              • Include the science table and sink (with labeled dimensions)
              • Submit your work via your Google Drive folder.
              • Due end of class today.

            Monday, November 4 - Water Purifier Prototype
            • LO: YWBAT create a system design for purifying water at HSCL
            • Essential Question:  How can we maximize the potential of our water purification system?
            • Download the 3D bucket to include with your 3D floor plan HERE (SketchUp file)

            Oct 28 - Nov 1

            posted Oct 27, 2013, 9:27 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Nov 3, 2013, 1:56 PM ]

            Friday, November 1 - Outlining and the "Follow Me" tool
            • LO: You will be able to create 3D objects with curved surfaces.
            • Essential Question:  How can 2D outlines allow us to create intricate 3D objects?
            • Today's assignment: Create a Vase (Friday, November 1st assignment)

            Monday, October 28 - Modeling in 3D With SketchUp

            Oct 15 - 18

            posted Oct 14, 2013, 2:30 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Oct 17, 2013, 3:59 PM ]

            Wednesday & Thursday, October 16 - Sustainable Design - Eco-design wrap-up and Design for Purpose
            • LO:  YWBAT determine which aspect(s) of eco-design that a system or product puts into practice.
            • Essential Question:  How is designing for purpose connected to the empathizing phase of design?
            • Homework:  Submit via THIS ONLINE FORM or paper.
              • Last week we learned about interviewing for empathy.  Today we learned about designing for purpose.  Write a paragraph describing how the two are related.  Conclude your writing by answer the following: How can the interviewing for empathy process help designers create more sustainable products?
            Today's Presentation!  You can review today's Eco-Design examples and review the notes here:

            Oct 7 - 11

            posted Oct 6, 2013, 5:40 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Oct 9, 2013, 8:56 AM ]

            Wednesday, October 9 - Sustainability Design Challenge Day 8, Designing for Sustainability
            • YWBAT identify the areas in which design promotes sustainability.
            • EQ:  At what point is a designer no longer responsible for his or her design?


            Tuesday, October 8 - Sustainability Design Challenge, Day 7
            • LO: YWBAT craft an interview.
            • Essential Question:  Does the order in which we ask our questions affect the quality of the responses we get?
            • Our finalized interview questions!  CLICK HERE
            • Homework:  Fill out the Interview Schedule Form
              • (Must sign in to your nychscl.org account to access the form)

            Monday, October 7 - Sustainability Design Challenge, Day 6 
            • LO:  YWBAT conduct an interview with users to better understand their needs.
            • Essential Question:  How can we ensure that we have interviewed all the users we set out to interview?
            • To be completed by tomorrow:  Fill out the Interview Schedule Form 
              • (Must sign in to your nychscl.org account to access the form)

            Sept 30 - Oct 4

            posted Oct 3, 2013, 9:44 AM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Oct 3, 2013, 9:52 AM ]

            Thursday, October 3
            • Water Purification System Sustainbility Project: Enter your Target users, Email for Arranging Interviews, and Interview Questions HERE

            Tuesday, October 1
            • Sustainability Design Project: Submit research on water purification systems - Click HERE

            Sept 23 - 27

            posted Sep 28, 2013, 8:21 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Sep 28, 2013, 8:21 PM ]

            Thursday, September 26 - Prototyping


            Tuesday, September 24 - Brainstorming

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