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Room 3/Computer Lab

About Room 3!

The 2017-18 school year marks the beginning of my 15th year teaching computer classes at Bowman High School. During that time, curriculum and teaching practices have changed reflecting industry and state standards. When I began teaching Web design at Bowman High School, students created Web sites using FrontPage software and basic HTML code. A few years later, the computer lab was updated with Macromedia Dreamweaver software purchased with grant funds; current practice has the Hart District purchasing licenses for software used throughout the District giving all students the opportunity to learn and practice skills using industry-standard software. Currently, students in Web design have access to Adobe Dreamweaver CC and Photoshop CC.

The Microsoft Office software used in Computer Applications classes is kept up-to-date to meet current industry-standards; students learn through hands-on practice to create workplace and research documents using Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Students also learn through practice how to access and use open source software such as Prezi and Google Docs. Currently, students are learning MS Office 2016 with an emphasis on workplace and college skills.

New to Bowman this year is the AP Computer Science class. The class uses the Code.org curriculum and the course will "introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts." (Code.org) The class is open to all students, no prior knowledge about computers needed!.

Technology continues to evolve, as does the demand for highly skilled workers. Keeping teaching practices current with industry creates a dynamic classroom environment where students have the opportunity to learn the digital literacy skills and digital citizenship in demand in the workplace and in post-secondary education.

Contact:

Please contact me by e-mail at: SandysClasses@gmail.com or Sgeyer@hartdistrict.org. You may also reach me by phone through the Bowman office: 661-253-4400.

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