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Dana Norman -
Schedule, Contact, and School Information
Room: A.109
Phone: 512.858.3433
Email:

Teaching Schedule:
Period 1: Technology Explorations 9:00-9:49 am
Period 2: Introduction to Design and Technology 9:54-10:50 am
Lunch
Homeroom: 11:25-11:45 am
Period 3: Technology Explorations 11:50 am - 12:39 pm
Period 4: Conference 12:44 - 1:33 pm (Best time to call)
Period 5: Introduction to Design and Technology 1:38 - 2:27 pm
Period 6: Technology Explorations 2:32 - 3:21 pm
Period 7: Technology Explorations 3:26 - 4:15 pm

Tutorials:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday mornings
8:30 am - 8:55 am

Class Information
Syllabuses:
Introduction to Design and Technology
Technology Exploration

Important Documents/Files:
Engineering Design Journal PPT
Classroom Expectations (updated throughout the year)


Required supplies ( in addition to grade level supplies) for all grade levels:
  • 1 Hardbound journal/composition book (Quad 4x4, 9.75” X 7.5”, minimum 100 pages or 50 sheets)
  • 2 rolls Masking Tape .70"/18mm (any narrow brand)
  • 1 Transparent Tape
  • 1 White school glue
  • 1 Ruler – metric and standard
  • 1 pkg. Colored pencils
  • 1 Flash drive minimum 1 gigabyte
  • Scissors

Students will also be required to supply materials as needed for class projects. Students who fail to supply needed project materials will be graded accordingly.

**Please keep your email address in Skyward up-to-date. Email is my primary method of communication with parents.

Check this website and your email often for changes and updates.

Week at a Glance and Homework Assignments

Oct.27 - Oct. 31

Introduction to Design and Technology: "Astroid Attack!" Students will use their mapping, geology, topography, math, science, and geography skills to design an underground habitat to protect 10,000,000 people from an asteroid. Continue for this week. Due Tuesday, Nov. 4

Technology Exploration: "Divine Wind" continuation. Design and build a wind generator.
Students are required to supply materials from home for this project.


Note: Due to the nature of this class, weekly schedules are subject to change .

Robotics Club News
Sign up for Robotics is now live on our website!

Important Links:
BEST Website
Capitol BEST
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
Central Texas FIRST
TigerRobotics

Watch us on YouTube!




Reminders
Students need their journals by Tuesday, Sept. 2

Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, Sept 4 beginning at 7 pm and ending at 8:30 pm

Wish List
Pencils
Washable markers
Newspapers
Mini hot glue gun sticks
Popsicle or craft sticks
Drill Bits: Any sizes standard and up to 1" paddle bits
Hand saws: coping, hack, rough and fine cut cross-cut
Nails, sheet metal screws, nuts, and bolts. Any size.
Scrap PVC in manageable lengths: 1/2" up to 3" schedule 40 or regular
Wood blocks: 2x2, 2x4, etc.
Cordless drills
Small table top scroll saw
Home Depot/Lowe's gift cards


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