Av. Computer Tech

Course Syllabus

Description

The intent of the course is to familiarize students with cutting edge technologies that can be leveraged in many different careers.  The course is taught in the context of a problem-based learning environment and learning is student-driven to the maximum extent possible.

The course is taught using lecture,hands-on activities and group assignments in a virtually paperless classroom.  Students will also complete a school and community-based project of their own designs.

 Expectations

-Ask questions. Especially when you don't understand.

-Participation

-Teamwork! but make sure not only one person does the work.

-Log in when you get into class, before class starts

-Be prepared

-Be ready to learn.

-No internet explorer!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

-LEARN!

Grades

-Regular grading scale.

-Points for participation.

-Depending on how hard you work.

-Always try your best .

-Be here.

-Not everyone is a computer genius so just do the best you can.

33%- teamwork, 33%- effort, 33%- results

Attendance

-Be here everyday that you’re at school (don't ditch!!!)

-If you are absent for a legitimate reason bring a note or slip to the teacher so it doesn't count against you.

-Ask a person what you miss that day and get the information you missed from them or come in early to make it up.

- If you are regularly absent then you will need to be sent to the office.

- For every day you have an excused absence you get that many to make up the work.

Hall Pass

- When you need to leave, you may leave, just come right back.

- Let the teacher know where you are going.

TARDY POLICY 

-Be here on time.

-If you are more than a minute late, you must have a note of excuse for your tardy.

-If you are tardy more than eight times, you must report to the office.

-C Block is an easy class to make on time so there should be no excuses.

Cheating

-Teamwork (aka cheating) is encouraged unless otherwise specified.

-Use Your own knowledge as much as possible but if you don’t know, find out! There are vast stores of information on the internet (Youtube “how to” videos, stack overflow, computer community forums, etc.)

-You can’t really cheat in a computer class anyway because there are no right or wrong answers.

-Do not let a single team member do all the work, get involved with the project and the team!

- Everyone shares responsibilities if it doesn't get done it’s everyone's fault!

EXTRACURRICULARS

-All students must participate actively in the community project during the event unless they are busy with something more important or are dead or can’t walk or talk! Irregardless, they must help with planning and spreading the word even if they can’t participate in the event itself.

Tablet

-Students can use the tablet for other activities but must be sure to return it.

-Students should sign a release form, and if lost or damaged, they must find a way to refurbish or repair.

-Treat it as though it is your personal property.

-Liability is placed on the person.

-Students sign out a specific tablet for the semester. If it goes missing (or gets broken/damaged), the person who signed it out is responsible.

-No illegal activity with the technology (pirating or downloading)!

Student’s Emails

Mr Morehouse

techkilljoy@gmail.com 

Jacob Manzanares

jacobpmanzanares@gmail.com 

Mary Hughes

maryehughes95@gmail.com 

Kitman Gill

kmgisme2442@gmail.com 

Aidan Mcginn

netjet555@gmail.com 

Isaiah  Thompson

itinpagosa@gmail.com 

Tyler Greenly

tgreenly925@gmail.com 

Jesse Richardson

cooldudepagosa@gmail.com 

Tate Drane

tatedrane84@gmail.com 

Keith Archuleta

karchuleta55@gmail.com 

Ryan Canning

flametheelement@gmail.com 

Morgan Shelton

morgan.shelton5@gmail.com 

Matthew Cary

sadboy1218@gmail.com 

COURSE OUTLINE

ADVANCED COMPUTER TECH

1st Quarter

WEEK 1-2 (Basic concepts)

WEEK 3(Database development)

WEEK 4 (GPS Refresher)

WEEK 5-6(GIS Refresher)

(Student enrichment/explorations) Time dependent

WEEK 7-8 (School Project)

2nd Quarter

WEEK 9 (Course assessment and semester goal setting exercise)

WEEK 10 (TBD)

WEEK 11 (TBD)Enable screen reader

WEEK 12 (TBD)

WEEK 13 (TBD)

WEEK 14 (TBD)

WEEK 15 (Final project intro)

WEEK 16-18 (Final project- Community service)-  Final project