Heroes of Technology
Some technologists (e.g. Thomas Edison) are inventors, creating new products. Other technologists (e.g. James Watt) improve on existing products. Other technologists are effective marketers (e.g. George Eastman), bringing products to the people and changing society. All of them are "heroes of technology."
In this activity you will pick a hero of technology and create a web page to honor them. Your web page should resemble a hall of fame plaque.
To complete the requirements of this challenge you must:
Define the Problem
- Write a brief description of the challenge in your engineer's notebook
- Identify criteria and specify constraints. Review the lists below and ask your teacher if you have any questions.
- Use the internet to research inventors and other heroes of technology.
- Based on what you find, pick your hero of technology. Try and find someone that might not be so well known and might be of an atypical gender, age, or race.
Develop a Solution
- Use at least three references to research important information about your hero.
- Write the important information about your hero in your notebook.
- Find a good picture of your hero and save it to your folder.
- Find the date of birth (and death).
- Draft a good paragraph that tells the important facts about your hero.
Construct and Test a Prototype
- Create a web page using this template as a start.
Evaluate the Solution
- Compare your web page to others and write your evaluation in your engineer's notebook.
- Make changes to your web page to improve the content and make it more appealing.
- Document your solution in your engineer's notebook.
- Copy your web page to the hand-in folder.
The evaluation of the task will be based on the following:
- ProductóWeb Page (20 points)
- You need not stick to the provided format. Make your web page compelling. Sell your hero.
- Include a picture of your hero.
- The content should be well thought out and in depth.
- Keep it short. A good short paragraph that people will actually read is better than a long detailed paragraph that no one will read.
- The web page should reflect in-depth research and all actions should be documented in your engineer's notebook.
- HTML code should be free of errors and may contain code beyond that presented.
- Each student will create their own web page.
- Must include the name of your hero, the claim to fame (major accomplishments), and year of birth and death.
- At least 3 references, listed in APA format (not just the URL).
Last updated on 20 April 2016 by P. A. Wiedorn