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[3 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Key points for success working on a Team, from our building paper castles team exercise.  Here’s the summary of the keys to succeeding as a team.  Let’s remember them throughout the year as we work on different teams.

Communications
Collaboration - Cooperation & Participation of Everyone
Team Makes the Dream Work!
Respect
Open to new ideas – listen to others
Dedication – Willingness to Participate
Structure & Flexibility

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[20 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

A Great opportunity for our young women students!
The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) sponsors an award for “Aspirations in Computing” each year.  Deadline for application is Sunday, November 2nd, but start early – see instructions below.
You can win $500 cash, a free laptop, and a trip. And, if you are selected, you also have a chance to win college scholarships.  Your application also enters you in the local Washington State Competition.  Over 10 Garfield students have won in the past two years, receiving a beautiful glass plaque and generous gift bag from local sponsors!
This award …

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Preparing for our Mid Term Exam!
Since we have covered a bunch of information, the exam will be Open Composition Book, so you can use any notes you have taken in class or assignments written up in your books.  NOTE: you cannot just print off copies of presentations or Answer sheets, but you can take notes on that information in your composition books.
Let’s Review Highlights from Presentations on:

Components of a Computer
Data Representations in a PC.
Operating Systems, highlighting: The 9 Most Important Differences Between Macs And PCs
The Internet & World Wide Web …

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[22 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Preparing for your Future with Computer Science
Part 3: Computing in the Workplace – 10 Project Points
(at least 1 page long with 2 paragraphs of 5 sentences each – total at least 10 good sentences)
Assignment: create an MS Word document that expresses your current career focus and develop with your responses to the following questions.  The goal is for you to be able to discover more about computing by investigating more deeply a way computing is used in your current career path or a specific computing career. The resulting paper should be …

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[15 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Starter Website Project  (30 Project Points)
Assignment Details: You will be creating a web site with at least 3 pages to promote an idea or group you believe in.  For example, you could choose to create a website for the Garfield football team or the debate club.  Alternately, you may create one promoting mountain biking or recycling.  What’s important is that you apply what you have learned about HTML and CSS and work on creating a nice design.  To start, fill out a Starter Website Design Sheet that needs to be …

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[1 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

(Worth 10 Classwork Points)
We are moving into designing Webpages and we need to start looking at the websites we use a little more critically.  But first, we will take a look at the different Browsers we can use to view these websites.  We need to be familiar with them and how they all work – some websites and web applications work better in certain browsers so we should be familiar with these three major one’s (on a PC):

Internet Explorer (by Microsoft)
Firefox (by Mozilla, open source)
Chrome (by Google)

- Sorry SPS no …