Update on the CBL Grade Converter

| Corwin Davidson | cdavidson20@dtechhs.org | October 21, 2019 | Competency-based learning. Depending on who you talk to, the utterance of this name could bring a nod or a torrent of swearing. In the words of junior Sam Mendelson, the originator of a student grade converter, “student attitudes are…very negative, excuse me, overwhelmingly negative.” Perhaps …

Families Farmed in Silicon Valley

Malia Savella | msavella19@dtechhs.org | June 10, 2018 Oracle. Google. Facebook. Apple. These are some of the big-name companies that live in our backyards and have been omnipresent since most d.tech students were able to talk. However, the initial pioneers of such companies are no longer young and hip; they’re greying parents. We Silicon Valley-bred, …

Tech Disconnect: A Generation Raised by Technology

By Alyssa Gozum Technology surrounds us daily, and staying off it can be difficult. However, technology can isolate you and prevent you from developing important social skills. In this series of pictures, my five-year old sister is on her iPad and is missing out on quality family time. This isn’t only a problem in my …

Robotics’ Crazy Year: A Recap

By Ashley Phan Robotics is infamous at d.tech – a much loved, time-intensive club. d.tech’s team, B.R.E.A.D, faced many hurdles this year. Their season began in January of 2017, a late start by some members’ standards. The build season is only six weeks, but there seemed to be a delayed beginning with the preparation. Junior, Michael …

What’s Up With Maker Faire

By Nicholas Dal Porto Last weekend. the San Mateo County Event Center came alive with the commencement of Maker Faire. For those unfamiliar with it, Maker Faire is billed as “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth”. People from all backgrounds, all walks of life, all different parts of the world, convene on the grounds …

The Best 3-D Printers at Maker Faire Bay Area

By David Boles Photos by author 3D printers have been losing some prominence to laser cutters and mills in recent years, but they maintained a large presence at Maker Faire Bay Area last weekend. Many established companies were on display, including Form Labs, Printrbot, and Prusa, but there were a surprising number of new, smaller …

The Surge in Defective Chromebooks

By Kevin Liu At d.tech, students are expected to have an open attitude, a healthy amount of empathy, and a functioning Chromebook. Recently, it has become extremely difficult to maintain the first two, as many of the school’s Chromebooks have become defective. Take a look around your own classes; nearly every day you’ll see students using the single loaner Chromebook …