Angry BirdsWhat better way to learn graphing than… Angry Birds? Algebra students started their quadratic
equation section off in a fun and engaging way by using the popular game “Angry
Birds” as an introduction question. Math
really is everywhere!
Posted Mar 6, 2014, 8:01 AM by webmaster dnt
Motivational Speaker Ted Wiese Visits New TechOn February 24th, all New Tech students met together to participate in a special workshop presented by inspirational speaker, Ted Wiese. Students engaged in a variety of team-building activities and challenges designed to motivate students to remain positive and cultivate leadership potential. Laughter rolled from the gym as students raced around tables, participated in competitions, and learned to appreciate the unique qualities within themselves and others. At one point, Ted had all the students screaming in unison, "I feel great!" What a fantastic pick me up on a cold, February day! It is our goal to cultivate this sense of enthusiasm and pride as we continue throughout the year.View the slideshow below for more great pictures!
Posted Feb 28, 2014, 7:46 AM by webmaster dnt
Big Red SportsBig Red Sports is partnering with
DeKalb New Tech and inviting students to take an active role in designing a new
fall clothing line. Scott Pettis, of Big
Red Sports, is asking our freshmen DNT students in Visual/Verbal Communication
to work on creating these new designs, giving students the opportunity to work
with an experienced, professional graphic designer, furthering their understanding
of programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
Students are then taking the creations they have made and presenting
them in a professional environment. The
new and marketable ideas just may be seen on the shelves of the Big Red Sports
here in DHS as well as the store uptown!
Posted Feb 27, 2014, 12:15 PM by webmaster dnt
Kite Flying in GeometryNew Tech Geometry students are holding an in-class kite
flying competition, while learning about different quadrilaterals. After investigating the characteristics and
properties, each team will choose a shape from the following options:
parallelogram, square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, and kite and defend their
choice as to which is the better flyer.
The competition will then be held and extra points will be awarded to
any team that can successfully fly a nontraditional shaped kite (like a square).
Posted Feb 25, 2014, 5:39 AM by webmaster dnt
in the Modern Food and Chemistry class have spent time developing bio-fuels,
ethanol, or biodiesel from different biomass.
After the fuels are developed a thermochemistry experiment will be held,
burning the fuel and recording the heat that is given off. The culminating event will be a class debate
Posted Feb 19, 2014, 7:01 AM by webmaster dnt