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Educational Technology

Computer Technology 6th, 7th and 8th
Name: Geoff Horvath
Email: ghorvath@cheneysd.org 
Phone number: 509-559-4437

 

Computer Programming- 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 Python and Java script game play and game design concepts. (Taking this class multiple times has different courses(8 different classes))

Some Programming examples:

Intermediate Examples      
Snowman Scene Teddy Bear Fun Fish Tank example Frogger Game Example
JavaScript Examples      
Snowman Benchmark Fish Tank Example Frogga Game Example Snake Game Example
Simple Pong Ping Pong Game CMS Invader

 

HTML/CSS Website coding(CS Discoveries) This class is an introductory class for "Text" programming. You can not take this class until done with Introduction to programming.  It is done completely in HTML script code using website text editors. This class is required before going into JavaScript. 

 

Click here for student HTML web examples

 

Photoshop One of the most powerful pieces of software out there is Adobe Photoshop.  Using this software you will create about a dozen projects, from creating your own creature to putting images inside of text.  Students will also learn how to use these two tools in designing materials for Web Design and programming.                                                              

 

Educational Technology 6th, 7th and 8th
Name: Gerald Morton
Email Address: gmorton@cheneysd.org
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.