Thursday, March 08, 2007

Your test today on SAT test taking strategies

You can go to this link to log in and take your SAT test taking strategies test. When you are complete, submit the test and print it. Come get the SAT short answer questions from me. You should print your webtrack data and attach it to the test. (I suggest moving your webtrack data to the U drive!)

Webtrack Items that should be done
  • QC3A, QC3b, QC3C
  • IS3A, IS3B
  • Both labs for chapter 3
These were completed several weeks a go. I am having trouble with the webtrack software and need to you to turn it in.

Your test:

Monday, February 12, 2007

Interview with Nanotech expert, Earl Boysen

Following is the audio file of our class interview with Earl Boysen, author of Nanotechnology for Dummies and - he is also a columnist for Nanotechnology It was a great conversation where students were allowed to ask questions and be asked questions.

You can listen to the interview over your computer speakers.

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This is an example of the connections that Westwood teachers are establishing through the use of cutting edge communication tools like blogs.

The students created a wiki to prepare for the interview and spent thirty minutes talking with Mr. Boysen who is in California over the skype computer telephone service. It was an internet telephone call with full video and audio and used the free Skype communications service.

"Technology is changing faster than the textbooks, and we work hard to bring students to the cusp of technology so that they will be prepared for the accelerating pace of college and technological change. Students have to be lifelong learners who can go out and find answers and be unafraid of new things. I am proud of how well they did in the conversation today," says Mrs. Davis.


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Chapter 2 Test

Follow the following link to take your Chapter 2 test.

Your username is your last name, and first name. Your password is: help

I will give you your student ID.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Review for Feb 1 Test

This is a recording of the review for the test, also remember to look at the review wiki.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Flat Classroom Judges Tell ALL!

Here is the discussion of the flat classroom project as discussed by our incredible judges: Jeff Utecht (China), Jo McCleay (Australia), Darren Kuropatwa (Canada), and Terry Freedman (United Kingdom.)

We talk frankly about the project, what we liked about it and how we can improve in the future.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Audio explaining CD and DVD - Optical Storage Technology

Collin, Tyler, Ty, and Casey have been working to explain optical storage on the wiki and have recorded the following audio file.

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

1/9/2007 - Assignments for Today

This is a recording of the assignments that we had today in class and the research for our blogging assignment for Friday.

Monday, January 08, 2007

January 8 - Microprocessor Review and Advanced Topics

We complete section 2B as we discussed microprocessors and more advanced topics like RAM and L2Cache. At the beginning of this class we reviewed last week's discussion.

Friday, January 05, 2007

January 5 - Microprocessors Day 2

We continue to discuss microprocessors from Section 2B of the Computer Science Textbook.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

January 4 - Microprocessors

You may click on the title above to listen to our January 4th discussion of Microprocessors from Section 2B of the book. We discuss the methods of processing including: serial, parallel, pipelining, hyperthreading, and the importance of dual core processing. We also briefly discuss instruction sets. This is day 1 of a two day discussion of microprocessors.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

January 3, 2007 - Class Audio File

This is the first of the audio files that I am posting for you. This is our class discussion on January 3, 2007 where we discuss our plans for the semester and the selection of industries that we will focus on for the purpose of projects for the next three months. This is called a "major." These are due by Friday.