Whitehouse Independent School District



 In Technology Applications we cover three main subject areas during the semester: Desktop Publishing, Graphics, and Computer Science.  The class is entirely paperless and all assignments are turned in using Google Classroom.  Every assignment comes with examples and a series of videos which explain how to do the assignment.  Students can watch the videos from their computers or any mobile device with an internet connection.  

Please be aware of the following:
  • Any work missing due to an absence, regardless of reason, is put in the grade book as a 0 until the work is turned in (This is a school policy).
  • All of the software we use in class is free and can be downloaded if needed on your home computer. Most of the software we use is browser based meaning as long and you have Firefox or Chrome it will work on your computer
  • All work is due on Friday, graded over the weekend, and typically put into Skyward either on Sunday or Monday.
  • Students are required to check their grades every week usually on Monday.

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3D Printer Buyers Guide

1.  Stay away from Makerbot - expensive and constant mechanical problems
2.  Stay away from printers that use cartridges or only allow you to print using their filament (DaVinci, Cube, etc).  The cartridges usually cost twice as much as normal filament and in the case of the Cube they are going out of business.  I buy Hatchbox filament on Amazon 1kg for about $23.  Great stuff.
3.  The cheapest "good" printer is the Printrbot Play - $399.  
4.  3D Printing is hard.  Don't make it harder by getting a printer you have to assemble yourself unless you know what you're doing.
5.  Be realistic.  3D printing takes a LONG time.  On average a print 3x1x4 print takes 3.5 hours.  I've had some go for 20+ hours
6.  If it doesn't have an LCD screen you'll probably have to use a computer to print on it and that means leaving that computer running.  Computer crash = failed print.
7. No heated bed = Probably going to need an enclosure to put it in.  Otherwise your A/C will ruin your print.

Assignment for Friday 9/4 - Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Click here to go the worksheet: https://goo.gl/OUGcr1
Conference Time:
11:10 - 12:00
- Please try to let me know you're coming ahead of time
Every day 3:10 - 4:00
Every morning 7:20 -7:45