Mr. Nally's Web Page - Technology Makes You Think!

  •  Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year! 

    Technology Education at Barker Road Middle School:

    Seventh Grade Technology

    Science of Technology  &  Design and Modeling

    Eighth Grade Technology

    Automation and Robotics   &   Magic of Electrons

     

    I believe that:

    • Technology Education teaches students how to identify and effectively solve problems in our rapidly changing society. 
    • Technology Education shows students how to apply math and science to real world situations, and prepares them to be active participants in the digital workforce.
    • As technology influences our way of life, students must be able to adapt and make good choices.  Technology Education provides the tools to make those choices.

     

     

    Spring 2020 Home Learning "Technology Education Work"

     

    The BRMS Technology Teachers hope this message finds you and your family well considering these unprecedented circumstances. Below you will find some pertinent information relating to our middle school curriculum that will keep you connected to the classroom as best as possible. Be safe, and stay positive:-)

     

    Activity #1 - Practice Reading a Ruler! (Click on the link below)

     https://www.rulergame.net/v2-standard-english-ruler-game.php

    Activity #2 - Build a Bridge! (Click on the link below)

    https://www.cesdb.com/west-point-bridge-designer.html  

    Tutorial Link Below

    https://www.pittsfordschools.org/cms/lib/NY02205365/Centricity/Domain/667/March20%201009.wmv

    Activity #3 - Hour of Code (Watch the video, then go to Activities - Grade 6-8)

     https://hourofcode.com/us

    Activity #4 - Technology Timeline Activity (4/13/20) (Please see doc. below)

    Technology Timeline Activity 

     Activity #5 - Tallest Tower Activity (4/20/20) (Please see doc. below)

    Tallest Tower Activity

    Tallest Tower Video (Mr. Nally)

    Activity #6 - Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt (4/27/20) (Please see doc. below)

    Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt

    Simple Machines Video

    Activity #7 - Rube Goldberg Research (5/4/20) (See Videos Below)

    OK Go video

    Quartz Video - Rube Goldberg

    Last week I asked you to investigate different simple machines around your home. This week I am going to ask you to view a few videos of Rube Goldberg Machines. Many of these machines take advantage of simple machines to transfer energy. As you view these videos try to identify the simple machines being used. You will not need to submit a FORM this week. 

    **Please use this week to catch up on any assignments(4-6) that you have not been able to complete!  Thank you:-)

    Activity #8 - Rube Goldberg Design (5/11/20) (See File Below)

    Rube Goldberg Design

    Activity #9 - Rube Goldberg Machine (5/18/20) (See File Below)

    Rube Goldberg Construction

    Mr. Nally's Video about Rube Goldberg Machine

    Office 365 Form for Submission by 5/29/20

     Week 10 - No Assignment Due (6/1/20)

    Last week you should have completed the Rube Goldberg Activity. In completeing this activity you should have submitted the submission form found above on my website (Rube Goldberg Submission). I would like to give you this week to catchup on any old assignments you need to submit or finish up. All old assignments can be found above listed in order from oldest to newest. Additionally this gives you time to reflect back on the work you have done over the past ten weeks. What worked well? What could you improve upon? How would you do one of them differently? And what did you learn over the last ten weeks. We are now enetering the final few weeks. Take a deep breath, enjoy the nice weather, And lets finish the school year strong.