Course Description: Technology Applications guides students in developing independent projects using National and State technology standards. This course is designed to develop a foundation for students who are interested in preparing for high school, college, and career technologies. Students and Parents need to be aware that the Tech Apps curriculum does not extend to smart phone uses, social media websites, computer gaming, or computer repair.
Course Expectations and Evaluations:
In technology applications, we use a project based approach to learning. In exploring the components of a project, every effort is made to support the students’ core curriculum areas. Students are expected to complete online textbook assignments, video tutorials, and research activities when assigned. Each of these smaller components will be used as Daily Grades with the realization that understanding these pieces are essential for completion of the culminating project which will be used as a Major Grade. All classes at Lomax Junior High support literacy with at least one writing assignment each grading period considered a Reading/Writing grade.
Daily Grades = 40% of average Major Grades = 50% of average Reading/Writing Assignments = 10% of average
LPISD Hardware and Software provided for Tech Apps: PC’s with Windows 10 OS and its standard applications. We use the Internet Explorer browser, Google Chrome, Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access), Learning.com, and time permitting, may use Code.org, Code Monkey, and/or Codesters for programming at the end of the semester.
If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to meet with me to discuss any material missed and schedule a time to make up work. There will online access to most work, so that it may be accessed during and after absences. All work missed shall receive AT LEAST one day of make-up time for each day of absence.
Example: 1 day absence - 1 day following return to school
2 day absence - 2 days after return to school
Different from missed work, which is usually due to an illness, late work is often due to irresponsibility or forgetfulness. The penalty for late work is as follows:
1 day late = maximum grade of 80%
2 days late = maximum grade of 60%
3 days late = 0
If you have been working on an assignment and know you will be turning it in late, please TALK to me before it becomes late. Life happens. If you have something that is preventing you from meeting the deadline, please discuss it with me.