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Educational Technology

Computer Technology 7th and 8th
Name: Geoff Horvath
Phone number: 509-559-4437
If you are considering taking a technology class this is a video that speaks to the equity of computers and the need for more diversity in the field. The link below the video is state information of jobs available and how we only meet 10% of the tech industry's needs. As you view the video keep these 3 questions in mind:
  1. 1. Will our students have to know something about computers for the future? 
  1. 2. Is there an occupation that they can do where a computer is not involved? 
  1. 3. How are we prioritizing this skill for their future?
This link is the Tech. Industry needs across the United States.

Gaming garage- Is exploring programming through game creation interfaces starting with game logic, going through a game interface design and creation, and completing with drag and drop game program coding. It is also interlaced with Java script game play and game design concepts. (Taking this class a multiple times has different courses 2nd time HTML Web Design, 3rd time JAVA script through Tynker,) For 2018-2019 there may be on limited basis an app creation class for cell phones.)


HC Games & Apps. Is a more advanced version of gaming garage, starting at where gaming garage lets off with drag and drop coding and develops a connection to actual Java script coding through, and Perlenspiel Java script.


Snake Game created by: Aaron Brown HC/Java script 2018


HTML Web Design  This class is only open to students signing up for gaming garage a second time or can show they have some mastery of codding concepts. (Teacher approval needed)  It can only be taken after knowing some parts of app and game development. It is done completely in HTML script code using sublime and website text editors.


Computer Smarts Is an introductory to computers and the use of computers in school. It goes through student e-mail, printing and saving in the school and mainly focuses on google products (Docs, Sheets, and Slides). Students will also discover they are provided e-mail accounts with google and also will be able to save documents to google's drive service for work at home or anywhere that has internet. This class also has a component of keyboard familiarization with typing exercises daily. It also has an internet responsibility and search project for understanding how to use the internet for researching topics.


Click here for more course description and student HTML web examples


Educational Technology 6th, 7th and 8th
Name: Gerald Morton
Email Address:
Phone number: 509-559-4431

6th Grade Technology: In my 6th grade class the main project that we will do is build and launch a rocket. Some of the things the students will learn during the construction of the rocket is how to read a ruler and a protractor as well as recognizing geometric shapes and being able to construct the shapes using ruler and protractor. The students will also gain knowledge of hand tools and be introduced to power tools.

7th Grade Technology: In this class the students will be using power tools that would include the following. Drills, sanders, routers, scroll saws, band saw, chop saw and table saw. The main function of the class is to introduce the students to this equipment and for them to understand their uses. The students will have an opportunity to construct beginning type projects using the machines. SAFETY is alway my main concern and is always a huge priority.

Popular Mechanics: This class is designed to show students the basics of how their everyday world works. We learn about Home Emergencies like fire, water, electricity. They learn about ways to prevent them and what to do in case they occur.

The students also do a automotive unit where they will learn the basics of how a car works, basic manint. how to change a flat, insurance and interest when purchasing a vehicle.

Production Technology: In this class the students will learn all about business. They will learn what makes a successful business, all the tricks of interviews to help secure a job, how to write a resume. The students will take all this information and create a business of their own. They will apply to be either CEO of the company or an employee. When the company is formed they will then create a business and decide on a product or service that they can sell to the general public. All monies made go to the students.

7th/8th Grade Tech.: This class is designed as an advanced class and the students should have already gone through 7th grade Ed. Tech. and feel comfortable with the shop safety and machines. They students will have the opportunity to continue projects from 7th grade Ed. Tech. or do more advanced projects.