Friday, May 4, 2018

Final Design Questions

I'm going to try something new and link you to the original file here. DON'T MAKE ANY CHANGES! Go to File >>> Make a Copy.  Change the name and share it with IMMEDIATELY before you start answering the questions!



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mr. Barber is absent on Tue, Apr 17!

  1. As students walk in, please remind them to put a blue check next to their name on my green clipboard.
  2. Students need to get seated and go to my blog. (
  3. Grab a sheet to answer questions on (you can also answer on notebook paper and staple it to the sheet).  Don't forget to put your first and last name at the top!
  4. Watch “Asian Doesn’t Start with an A+” (8:12) (please turn on closed captioning). 
  5. Watch (4:01) “A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter” (please turn on closed captioning)
  6. Watch (4:21) “Search for Meaning” (please turn on closed captioning) 
  7. Watch (12:13-2:12=10:01) “Ancient Wonders captured in 3-D” (please turn on closed captioning) 
  8. (7:22) “Build a tower, build a team” (please turn on closed captioning)
  9. NOW, go to my coding webpage or my keyboarding/typing webpage and play games. You need to give me a 3 sentence review of JUST ONE of the games before you leave the class. Think about what makes a sentence a sentence …. Is what you’ve put going to get you credit from Mr. Barber?
  10. Turn in your sheet 2 minutes before the bell!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Airplane Design Plan Questions

Answers should be in detailed, complete sentences! (You can copy and paste these questions onto a Google Doc and answer between them! Call it “Airplane Design Plan Questions” and share it with IMMEDIATELY!)

1. What were your design requirements (measurements, materials/tools)? (2pts.)

2. What were your time/equipment/financial constraints? (2pts.)

3. Background research: What types of background research did you do? Where did you get your information? What sources (websites) did you use? What components of the design were you researching and why? After your sentence, list as many exact URLs as you can! (2pts.)

4. What roadblocks did you run into? How did you remedy (fix) this? Explain as much as you can about how you have adapted/iterated (10 pt paragraph -- needs at LEAST 5 sentences)

5. Upload as many pictures of your build/process as you can. (2 pts. each)

These are ENGINEERING HABITS OF MIND. (Find the question after the list.)
  • Collaboration- Collaboration in the engineering educational environment is heralded in how it “leverages the perspectives, knowledge, and capabilities of team members to address a design challenge”
  • Optimism-“a worldview in which possibilities and opportunities can be found in every challenge and an understanding that technology can be improved” 
  • Communication-take turns in speaking, listen closely to one another, and search for appropriate vocabulary to articulate what they desired to convey
  • Attention to ethical consideration-ethics demanded respecting each other’s safety, ideas, materials, and space, For instance brainstorming ideas about how to safely carry, cut, and construct
  • A systems - thinking approach - Seeing whole, systems and parts, and how they connect, pattern-sniffing, recognising interdependencies, synthesising Systems thinking involves “the ability to recognize interconnections in the technological world” 
  • Problem finding-Clarifying needs, checking existing solutions, investigating contexts, verifying 
  • Visualising-Move from abstract to concrete, manipulating materials, mental rehearsal of physical space and of practical design solutions 
  • Improving-Relentlessly trying to make things better by experimenting, designing, sketching, guessing, conjecturing, thought-experimenting, prototyping 
  • Creative problem solving-Applying techniques from other traditions, generating ideas and solutions with others, generous but rigorous critiquing, seeing engineering as a “team sport” 
  • Adapting-Testing, analysing, reflecting, re-thinking, changing (physically and mentally)
6. Describe how you (and your team) employed TWO or more of these habits of mind. (4 pts.)

7. Upload a picture (or two) of your final airplane while it is being used. (2 pts. each)

8. If you could build your exact airplane again, would you change anything? Why or why not? (2pts.)

  • AIRPLANE DESIGN PLAN QUESTIONS (26 pts): This grade will be out of 26 points with a MAXIMUM of 27 points. Make SURE that you have been as detailed as possible and use complete sentences for every answer, except the pictures on #5, & #7! (We need to adapt your answers into a paragraph and put your pics, videos and your paragraph on your website/portfolio. This will be for a separate grade)
  • AVIATION WEBPAGE (30 pts): Using your answers, let’s create a detailed paragraph to put with all your pics and videos onto a new page of your website portfolio.
  • AIRPLANE BUILD (30 pts): Finally, you will be meeting face-to-face with Julian and/or me to assess your airplane build. Grades will be based on:
    • Working independently and asking important questions, 
    • collaborating with your team and helping each other, 
    • knowing the video well and using Flite-Test’s experts to help you
    • Your understanding of how your airplane works, control panels, etc.

Students Screencasting How To

Students Screencasting How To:

Screencast Skill
Merge, transform,
primitives, sketch, modify,
construct, pattern
Primitives, merge, move,
cube, width , pattern,
sketch, combine
Taskbar, side, seventh, click
and grid visibility
Primitives, extruding, text,
box, length, height width
and angle
Construct, extrude,
primitives, box, drag, right
click, left click, arrow, below
Swatches, Click, Pencil
tool, file, save as, Filename,
save, ok, studentshare,
desktop RGB Red, and
RGB Blue.
Image, insert, right click,
Open Left click , desktop

Text, extrude text, move
text, edit text, distance
Copy, paste, insert, SVG,
import as a model.
Primitives, insert, snap
adjust, move, rotate, spin
Merge, primitives, cylinder,
combine, drag
windows , swatches, scroll
down, rgb colors, taskbar,
Primitives, Box, Construct,
Revolve, Axis Arrow,
Corner/Edge, Pull towards
where you would like it to
go, Curve, Mouse, Left
Click, 123D Design, Axis
Curve, modify, at the top,
fillet, save, to desktop,
Drag, box, area, cut, click,
and left click, drag, arrow,
Primitives, Group, Insert,
Click, Solids, shape, length,
width, enter, keyboard
Primitives, patterns, mirror,
solids, mirror plane, double
Click, line segment, pencil,
left, right, state, rgb red,
zoom in, tool  
Rgb blue, rgb red, shaper
tool, erases tool and
scissors tool
Sketch rectangle, sketch
circle, sketch ellipse,
sketch, sketch shapes, and
sketch polygon.
text, shape, larger,
highlight, file, open
Primitives, edges, drag, up
or down, , modify, fillet(E),
angles, picture, up, down,
side, upside down, sides,
home, close, away, view,
direction, primitives, box,
drag, cylinder, top left,
back, bottom, front, top,
sphere, cone, tortus,
wedge, hemisphere, hight,
length, with
Box, primitive, text, extrude,
drag, scroll l, construct,
Shell, box, height, width,
hollow, primitives, settings
icon, thickness
Extrude, polyline, spline,
sketch, toolbar shapes,
polygon, graph, construct,
STL, desktop, student
share, export, save
Typing spelling minimizing
Extruding box
Mouse, primitives, box,
sphere cylinder, cone,
torus, wedge, prism,
hemisphere, pyramid,
radius, height sides,
extrude, construct, click
Primitives, width, height,
radius, length
Modify, chamfer, primitives,
edges, Click, box
Extrude, cylinder, sphere,
save, computer, radious,
primitives, construct, shape,
orbit, desktop
Sphere, cylinder, extrude,
Matariel, save,
Cylinder, extrude, fillet,
width, height