Eleanor Roosevelt
High School

Foundations of Technology

Room 116


Dr. D. Mason Instructor





  FoT Syllabus
 Class Rules

Grading Policy



The Engineering Design Process PowerPoint


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This course will introduce students to a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math occupations.


-Notebook binder

-Composition Book




-Flash Drive


About Eleanor Roosevelt's FoT Class

Foundations of Technology (FoT) will prepare students to become technologically literate.  Enrolled students in (FoT) will use a “systems” approach to solve technology problems and investigate some of the basic building blocks (core technologies) of modern technology systems.  Students will be inventive and apply their ingenuity to use hardware, software, and basic core subject concepts.  Instruction and activities will deal with (1) the basics of how several modern technology systems work (2) applications of technology systems and (3) technology issues, impacts, significance and careers.  This course includes using the engineering design process, mathematics, science, language arts, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and the Internet to solve problems and make informed decisions. 

Unit Title:  Introduction to Scratch

This unit is designed to teach students a programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab to teach programming to students and other first-time programmers.  Scratch 2.0 allows new programmers to create programs by snapping together code blocks.  Scratch 2.0 consists of a programming language made up of different code blocks and an easy-to-learn graphical development environment that includes a paint application for creating graphics and built-in sound-editing capabilities.  Scratch 2.0 also comes with a huge collection of graphics and sound files, all of which can be used to create Scratch 2.0 projects.



Create a House in Scratch Using Directions


Information is a valuable resource in organizations and society. The ability of information professionals to understand and use information in innovative and creative ways is essential in today's increasingly competitive environment. The ability to use information and information technologies requires a fundamental knowledge of an extensive range of concepts. This course is designed to introduce students to an understanding of how information and information technology can be applied across the many different types of information systems and information environments.

Create a House in Scratch Using the Repeat Command


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