Exploravision - Toshiba's Contest for Inventive Minds
Download this file for note taking during viewing of Connections
Assignment - October 14, 2011
Download the file below for your computer and fill it out on the Worksheet tab. Look at the Example tab to see what I'd like your finished version to look like...and no, you cannot write about automatic coffee makers.
You may have to use different font sizes to fit your information into the boxes. There is a file for Excel and for LibreOffice Calc. Choose the one your computer can handle.
Remember, choose a technology that you yourself use regularly. Think about this thoroughly, and in the broad terms we've discussed, especially when you look up the earlier ideas that led to your technology. Use your notes, too. Due date: Midnight, October 20 (Thursday night).
Innovation and Invention - Nov. 18
Go to the Lab Blog for further information.
April 27, 2012 Assignment -
First Activity of Fall, 2012:
LINK: Knowledge Web
James Burke looks at history in a way that is different from the way we usually learn about it. In his view, things come about because somebody at a certain moment made a new connection between things that other people had made or were talking about - and ended up with something that became more important because of the connections that happened after it.
What was that again?
OK. Just click on the link above that says Knowledge Web. It will take you to James Burke's website with a video that explains what he's trying to do. After that you can check out his page of journeys through history based on these connections (by clicking the second Knowledge Web link in the first line of this paragraph).
You can read the connections between
If you look at that list, it's pretty silly sounding, but the connections are there. Take a look, if you don't believe me...I particularly like the ones that start with Mozart and Goethe (which is why they're linked).
Read through as many of the tours as you want, but read through the two I put links on for sure (Mozart and Goethe). You only have to do the following for ONE of the tours.
May 25, 2012 Assignment -
All but two of you have sent me your Did You Know lists - so the next part of the assignment is to take ONE (1) Did You Know from each student's list and add it to a list you're making for yourself of 30 Did You Know facts. You can find the compilation of everyone's facts on the server in the 1Did You Know folder inside 1Collection2013 - use the \\DLINK-D1F1B9 route to Volume1 | Students| etc. on the server
- That's the assignment - create a list of 30 separate Did You Know facts gathered from your own 3 plus 27 others in the folder.
- No duplicates.
- The most interesting (to you) first.
- More than just words on the page (make it look interesting - but in a way that fits what's on the page)
- Your NAME on the page!