Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tech Article 9/20

Google's Chromebook14

Three new Chromebooks and a Chromebox have been announced by Google at IDF13
  • Partnered with HP and Acer
  • Low-power Haswell CPUs
  • The new 13.6 x 9.4 x 0.8 in (345 x 238 x 20 mm), 4.07 lb (1.8 kg) Chromebook from HP will have a 14-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution BrightView display.
  • Could run up to 9.5 hours on a single charge of battery.
  • 2GB of system memory and 16GB of storage, but has a memory card slot.
  • Users will also get 100GB of Google Drive cloud storage for two years free of charge.
  • Retail price starts at US$299.99

HP Chromebook 14

Acer Chromebook 14

Monday, September 16, 2013

Multimedia Blog Post

My Algebra II Honors Class

In my Algebra II Honors class, my teacher is Mr. Olsen. He is smart and a good guy. He may have his downs and start yelling students off sometimes but he is a good guy. He also teaches Geometry for freshmen and sophomores. He is a big fan of the New York Rangers. He's been teaching in Wood-Ridge High School.
I expect to learn a lot of new stuff involving algebra. I hope we go on a trip somewhere fun and exciting. His grading policy is very similar to most of the teachers in the school. It goes like this: test and quizzes is 40%, projects are 40%, homework is 10% and participation is 10%. It's scary sometimes because if you fail a test, a quiz or a project, then your grade will go down a lot.
We don't use a lot of technology in the class. The only technology I see is Mr. Olsen's laptop and Ipad. All of the students in his class are required to have a graphing calculator. It is a calculator that can type and graph like a computer. The newest version is the TI-84, which is colored and more advance. These calculators are expensive, they go up to $130.