Buffy Smith

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*Information from previous posts can  be found under the Info from Previous Posts links at the bottom of this page to keep current info easy to find on this page.


6/8/20 

If your class was supposed to take their final on Monday or Tuesday, but you are still working on your final program, I am fine with you turning it in Wednesday. It would be awesome if you would email me and let me know that is what your plan is, so I know that you are going to turn one in. It is worth more than a regular program, so be sure to turn something in. 😊

I have contacted everyone who had missing work, so PS should be up to date. However, as you know, I do make mistakes occasionally, so please look and make sure you have grades for everything you should.

Monday:

Computer Science Period 1 – Final Programs Due

Tuesday:

Cisco I & II – Final Exam

Oracle 3rd Period – Final Exam

Computer Science Period 4 – Final Programs Due

Wednesday:

Oracle 7th Period – Final Exam

Computer Science Period 6 & 7 – Final Program Due

Final Program:

Instead of the final exams that I would typically give, you will create a final program of your choice. It is due when you would normally take your final. I will give you at least one day a week until they are due to work in on it, so please take advantage of that time. I expect them to be the level of difficulty or above that would be typical of whatever semester you are in. That means that Semester 8 kids should be making something way more complicated than Semester 1 kids.

PLEASE DO NOT COPY A PROGRAM FROM THE INTERNET AND SUBMIT IT AS YOUR OWN. That is cheating and is really the only way you could get a bad grade on it as long as you try. I am interested in what you know how to do, not what someone on the Internet knows.

As always, please email me for help. Sooner is better than later!😊

 

June 8 – June 10 Lesson Plans

 

June 1 – June 5 Lesson Plans

Previously Posted Info

6/1/20 

Please look and make sure you have grades for everything.

Email Each Day:

Only 3 left for seniors and 5 left for the rest of you! 😊 Please make sure to include either finished work or some detail about what you accomplished.

By Friday (unless otherwise noted):

*Please continue turning in your programs using Pastebin.

Python – work assigned for this week;  ”Must Have It”, Scratch & Ethical Hacking due June 5

Java 1 –  Chapter 6 MC & YDIs due June 1; Final Program

Java 2 – Final Program

Java 3 & 4 – Final Program

Java 5 – Chapter 16 Programs; Final Program

Java 7 – Improve Presentation Programs; Robot Program due June 2, Final Program due June 4

Oracle – Final Project (grading 18 )

Cisco 1 – Chapter 11 Labs & Test; Chapter 11 Work due June 2; Practice Tests

Cisco 2 Practice Tests

Cisco 4Chapter 8; Cisco IV Final

5/25/20 

Please look and make sure you have grades for everything.

Email Each Day:

Only 7 left for seniors and 9 left for the rest of you! 😊 Please make sure to include either finished work or some detail about what you accomplished.

By Friday (unless otherwise noted):

*Please continue turning in your programs using Pastebin.

Python – work assigned for this week; Pascal’s Triangle & Recursion 2 due May 29 using Pastebin; ”Must Have It”, Scratch & Ethical Hacking due June 5

Java 1All Chapter 5 Programs due May 27 using Pastebin; Chapter 6 MC & YDIs due June 1

Java 2 – Chapter 9 Programs

Java 3 & 4Chapter 10 Programs (4 & 5) due May 26 using Pastebin; Chapter 11 MC & YDIs due May 28

Java 5 – Chapter 16 Programs

Java 7 – Improve Presentation Programs; Frame & Swing Timer Programs due May 27, Command & JMonkeyEngine Programs due May 29; Robot Program due June 2, Final Program due June 4

Oracle – work as usual (grading 16 & 17 )

Cisco 1 – Chapter 11 Labs & Test; Chapter 11 Work due June 2

Cisco 2 Skills Assessments & Practice Tests

Cisco 4 – work as usual (grade Chapter 6 & 7)

5/18/20 

Please let me know if you are not on track with my lesson plans. 

Please look and make sure you have grades for everything.

Email Each Day:

Again, you have five of the easiest  assignments you will probably ever have in my class! 😊 Please make sure to include either finished work or some detail about what you accomplished.

By Friday (unless otherwise noted):

*Please continue turning in your programs using Pastebin.

Python – work assigned for this week on the lesson plans; Recursion Practice Program & Recursion 1 using Pastebin

Java 1All Chapter 5 Programs using Pastebin; Chapter 6 MC & YDIs will be due next week

Java 2Chapter 9 MC & YDIs; Chapter 9 Programs

Java 3 & 4All Chapter 10 Programs using Pastebin; Chapter 11 MC & YDIs will be due next week

Java 5Chapter 16 MC & YDIs; Chapter 16 Programs

Java 7Prompt Program Due Wednesday, May 20; Robot Program Due Wednesday, May 27; Improve other Programs

Oracle – work as usual (grading 14 & 15 )

Cisco 1 – Chapter 11 Labs

Cisco 2 Chapter 2 PT Skills Assessment; Chapter 10 Read, Project, Labs & Quiz

Cisco 4 – work as usual (grade Chapter 5)

Final Program:

Instead of the final exams that I would typically give, you will create a final program of your choice. It is due when you would normally take your final. I will give you at least one day a week until they are due to work in on it, so please take advantage of that time. I expect them to be the level of difficulty or above that would be typical of whatever semester you are in. That means that Semester 8 kids should be making something way more complicated than Semester 1 kids. You were required to email me by Thursday, May 14, with an idea so if you haven’t please get that to me. I will be giving you Fridays  to work on them.

PLEASE DO NOT COPY A PROGRAM FROM THE INTERNET AND SUBMIT IT AS YOUR OWN. That is cheating and is really the only way you could get a bad grade on it as long as you try. I am interested in what you know how to do, not what someone on the Internet knows.

5/11/20 

Please let me know if you are not on track with my lesson plans. 

Please look and make sure you have grades for everything.

Email By Monday, May 11:

Python, Java 1 -7, Oracle  & Cisco 1- 4Sunday,  May 10 was Mother’s Day. Your parents/guardians have been an incredible help to me and to you since school went to online, so while it was technically Mother’s Day, you could also include your dads/guardians. Your only new assignment last week was to do something nice for/with your mom/dad/guardians and email me what you did.

Email By Thursday, May 14:

All Java 1 – 7 students need to email me your Final Program idea by Thursday so you can start/continue working on it on Friday.

Email Each Day:

You are again responsible for emailing what you accomplished in the 50 minutes you should be putting in for my class each day. Remember you need to either send the code you worked on or give me some details. 

By Friday (unless otherwise noted):

*Please continue turning in your programs using Pastebin.

Python – work assigned for this week on the lesson plans; Strings 3 & Recursion 1 using Pastebin

Java 1 – Chapter 5 Programs (first & second) using Pastebin; Final Program Idea Email

Java 2 – Finish Chapter 8 Programs; Chapter 9 YDIs & MC; Final Program Idea Email

Java 3 & 4 – Chapter 10 Programs (fourth & fifth) using Pastebin; Final Program Idea Email

Java 5 – Chapter 15 Programs (personal program) using Pastebin; Final Program Idea Email

Java 7Swing Timer Program due May 4; Prompt Program; Robot PP Presentation Friday 3:00 pm; Final Program Idea Email

Oracle – work as usual (grading 14 )

Cisco 1 – Chapter 11 Labs

Cisco 2 – Chapter 10 Read, Project, Labs & Quiz

Cisco 4 – work as usual (grade Chapter 5)

Final Program:

Instead of the final exams that I would typically give, you will create a final program of your choice. It is due when you would normally take your final. I will give you at least one day a week until they are due to work in on it, so please take advantage of that time. I expect them to be the level of difficulty or above that would be typical of whatever semester you are in. That means that Semester 8 kids should be making something way more complicated than Semester 1 kids. You are required to email me by Thursday with an idea so that you are ready to start/continue working on it on Friday.

PLEASE DO NOT COPY A PROGRAM FROM THE INTERNET AND SUBMIT IT AS YOUR OWN. That is cheating and is really the only way you could get a bad grade on it as long as you try. I am interested in what you know how to do, not what someone on the Internet knows.

As always, please email me for help. Sooner is better than later!😊
5/4/20 
Email By Monday, May 11:

Python, Java 1 -7, Oracle  & Cisco 1- 4Sunday,  May 10 is Mother’s Day. Your parents/guardians have been an incredible help to me and to you since school went to online, so while it is technically Mother’s Day, you can also include your dads/guardians. Your only new assignment this week is to do something nice for/with your mom/dad/guardians and email me what you did.

By the End of Friday :

This week is to make up any missing work (including work checks) you have in my classes.

Please look and make sure you have grades for everything.

Final Program:

This is not an assignment for this week, but I am going to explain it because a lot of you are caught up and may want to get a start on it this week –  especially my seniors.

Instead of the final exams that I would typically give, you will create a final program of your choice. It is due when you would normally take your final. You have several weeks to work in on it, so please do not wait until the last minute. I expect them to be the level of difficulty or above that would be typical of whatever semester you are in. That means that Semester 8 kids should be making something way more complicated than Semester 1 kids. Email me if you have questions about an idea you have.

PLEASE DO NOT COPY A PROGRAM FROM THE INTERNET AND SUBMIT IT AS YOUR OWN. That is cheating and is really the only way you could get a bad grade on it as long as you try. I am interested in what you know how to do, not what someone on the Internet knows.

I will be around all week so please email me for help. This is a great time to get individual help because I will not have 100 emails to respond to each day. 😊
4/27/20

Please let me know if you are not on track with my lesson plans. 

Please look and make sure you have grades for everything.

Some of you need to pay better attention to the MAGENTA colored text below. If you did not get something in, you will know because you will have a 0 in PS for it. Please get it into me, so I can give you points.

Email Each Day:

I feel like this is working well for asking questions, helping you and getting a good idea where you are all at, so you are still responsible for emailing what you accomplished in the 50 minutes you should be putting in for my class each day. You need to either send the code you worked on or give me some details. 

By Friday (unless otherwise noted):

*Please continue turning in your programs using Pastebin.

Python – work assigned for this week on the lesson plans; More About Iteration 4, Mondrian Art Program & Strings 1 & 2 using Pastebin

Java 1 – Chapter 5 Programs (Chapter 5 YDI’s & Practice Program) using Pastebin

Java 2 – Chapter 8 Programs (fifth & sixth) using Pastebin

Java 3 & 4 – Chapter 10 Programs (first 3) using Pastebin

Java 5 – Chapter 15 Programs (all but personal program) using Pastebin

Java 7JMonkeyEngine Program due April 28; Swing Timer Program due May 4

Oracle – work as usual (grading 12 & 13 Wednesday )

Cisco 1 – Chapter 11 Read, Project, Labs & Quiz; Chapter 10 Day of Reckoning 4/27

Cisco 2 – Chapter 9 Read, Project, Labs & Quiz; Chapter 9 Day of Reckoning Monday 5/4

Cisco 4 – work as usual & grade Chapter 4

4/20/20

Please let me know if you are not on track with my lesson plans. 

Please look and make sure you have grades for everything.

Email Each Day:

Yep – you are still responsible for emailing what you accomplished in the 50 minutes you should be putting in for my class each day. I really enjoy hearing from you all – even those of you who are sassy! 😊You need to either send the code you worked on or give me some details. 

By Friday (unless otherwise noted):

*Please notice that you are going to turn in programs using Pastebin as per the email I sent over the weekend.

Python – work assigned for this week on the lesson plans; More About Iteration 1, More About Iteration 2, More About Iteration 3, Pixel Art Program using Pastebin

Java 1Chapter 4 Programs (all) using Pastebin; Chapter 5 MC; (YDI’s & Practice Program due next week)

Java 2 – Chapter 8 Programs (third & fourth) using Pastebin

Java 3 & 4 – Chapter 10 Programs (first 2) using Pastebin

Java 5 – Chapter 15 Programs (second 3) using Pastebin

Java 7 – JMonkeyEngine Program due April 28; Swing Timer Program due May 4

Oracle – work as usual (grading 11 & 12)

Cisco 1 – Chapter 10 Read, Project, Labs & Quiz

Cisco 2 – Chapter 9 Read, Project, Labs & Quiz

Cisco 4 – work as usual & grade Chapter 4 (please submit everything in the same email)

4/13/20

Please let me know if you are not on track with my lesson plans. 

Please look and make sure you have grades for everything you should and see what you still need to turn in.

Email Each Day:

You are still responsible for emailing what you accomplished in the 50 minutes you should be putting in for my class each day. Please do not just send the same email each day. You need to either send the code you worked on or give me some details. 

By Friday (unless otherwise noted):

*Please notice that you are going to turn in programs using Pastebin as per the email I sent over the weekend.

Python – work assigned for this week on the lesson plans

Java 1 – Chapter 4 Programs (first 3) using Pastebin

Java 2 – Chapter 8 Programs (first 2) using Pastebin

Java 3 & 4 – Chapter 9 Required Programs using Pastebin

Java 5 – Chapter 15 Programs (first 3) using Pastebin

Java 7 – JmonkeyEngine presentation using Teams at 3:00 pm Tuesday

Oracle – work as usual (grading 9 & 10)

Cisco 1 – Virtual Day of Reckoning (Wednesday) picture of quiz and corrections, project & labs for Chapter 9 – please submit everything in the same email

Cisco 2 – Virtual Day of Reckoning (Wednesday) picture of quiz and corrections, project & labs for Chapter 8 – please submit everything in the same email

Cisco 4 – work as usual & grade Chapter 3 – please submit everything in the same email

4/6/20

Please let me know if you are not on course with my lesson plans. 

Please look and make sure you have grades for everything you should and see what you still need to turn in.

I made all the due dates this coming Friday, so please have them in by then to avoid late grades.

Email Each Day:

You are still responsible for emailing what you accomplished in the 50 minutes you should be putting in for my class each day.

By Friday:

Python – work assigned for this week on the lesson plans

Java 1 – Chapter 4 Practice Program, Chapter 4 MC & Chapter 4 YDIs

Java 2 – Chapter 4 Practice Program, Chapter 8 MC & Chapter 8 YDIs

Java 3 & 4 – Chapter 9 Programs, Chapter 10 MC & Chapter 10 YDIs

Java 5 – Chapter 15 MC & Chapter 15 YDIs

Java 7 – Stacks, Queues & Linked List Programs in Pastebin; Own topic PowerPoint – Hopefully we can set up a Teams meeting sometime this week for one of you to present to the others.

Oracle – work as usual & we need to discuss due dates

Cisco 1 & 2 – work assigned on the lesson plans

Cisco 4 – work as usual & we need to discuss due dates

3/20/20
* I sent another email out this afternoon. Please be sure to read it so you know what I am going to be grading and when.

Starting Monday, I expect an email from each of you each day either letting me know what you accomplished in the 50 minutes of programming, Cisco or Oracle you put in or turning some work in. The daily email will be a grade along with the actually assignment grades.

I am going to change the program grades to a grade for each one I assign rather than the larger grade for all of them at once. When you finish one, please email it, so I can grade it.

3/16/20
*Please check your school email because I sent an email to that address earlier today and will send any additional emails there. 

*All of your assignments are on here as usual. I marked what I expect to be completed before you return to school. We will determine the due dates for the programs and assignments that take longer than a week when we are back to school.

* Please email me your completed work as you finish it. The grades for the next two weeks’ assignments will be included in your Quarter 3 grade. If you have to type into Word or Notepad also email those files so that I know you gave it an honest attempt.

Java students please come in and download what you need from your workspaces and grab a book if you need one. If you are unable to get Java & Eclipse downloaded and installed on your computer, you can do the work in notepad or Word and then copy it into your workspace later. I know that won’t allow you to compile your programs, but at least most of the work will be done and you can then corrects errors later.

*Any assignments (stacks, queues & linked list worksheets, Chapter 4 practice program, etc.) will be under the Java class link at the bottom of this page for you to download.  

Python students your assignments are under the Python class link at the bottom of this page as usual. If you can’t get Python installed on a machine, you can do the work in the online textbook and then copy and paste it into Word. You can then put it into IDLE when you get back to school.

Computer Science - Python

  • 3460 Computer Science w/ Optional Helena College or Carroll College Dual Credit
  • Elective: 9 – 12
  • Each Semester = .5 CTE credit
  • College Credit at Helena College = 3 Semester Credits after 1st Sem, 3 Semester Credits after 2nd Sem & 4 Semester Credits after 3rd Sem
  • College Credit at Carroll College = 4 Semester Credits after 3rd Sem

Computer Science is for students with a desire to develop programming fundamentals. Java and Python will be used to create console and window applications. A student can take up to eight semesters of computer science. Python will be taught the first semester. The next four will use Java and build upon the previous semester(s). The final three semesters are used for advance study through independent programming projects.

CS Syllabus & Procedures

 

Computer Science - Java

  • 3460 Computer Science w/ Optional Helena College or Carroll College Dual Credit
  • Elective: 9 – 12
  • Each Semester = .5 CTE credit
  • College Credit at Helena College = 3 Semester Credits after 1st Sem, 3 Semester Credits after 2nd Sem & 4 Semester Credits after 3rd Sem
  • College Credit at Carroll College = 4 Semester Credits after 3rd Sem

Computer Science is for students with a desire to develop programming fundamentals. Java and Python will be used to create console and window applications. A student can take up to eight semesters of computer science. Python will be taught the first semester. The next four will use Java and build upon the previous semester(s). The final three semesters are used for advance study through independent programming projects.

CS Syllabus & Procedures

 

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Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching

Program Overview

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Program

The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is designed for students who are seeking entry-level jobs in the ICT industry or hope to fulfill prerequisites to pursue more specialized ICT skills. CCNA Routing and Switching provides extensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, with plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on practical experience and develop career skills. In each course, students learn technology concepts with the support of interactive media and apply and practice this knowledge through a series of hands-on and simulated activities that reinforce learning. Students progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.

Industry Recognized Certification

The curriculum helps students develop workforce readiness skills and builds a foundation for success in networking-related careers and degree programs. Students will be prepared to take the Cisco CCENT® (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) certification exam after completing a set of two courses and the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam after completing a set of four courses.  It is important that students understand that programs leading to industry certification are rigorous and demanding. However, any student interested in computer technology, regardless of his/her background, can be successful with this networking program if he/she has a desire to learn and a willingness to work.

Introduction to Networks Syllabus & Procedures

Routing and Switching Essentials Syllabus & Procedures

Scaling Networks Syllabus & Procedures

Connecting Network Syllabus & Procedures

 

Basic Computer Skills

  • 7301 Basic Computer Skills
  • Elective: 9 – 12
  • Semester Class = .5 CTE credit

This course lays the foundation for students to successfully use computers and the Internet throughout their high school careers.  The students will use Microsoft Word to create, write, and format personal documents such as letters, reports, and tables. The remainder of the semester will be spent utilizing the Cloud, including online safety, email and search skills.

Basic Computer Skills Syllabus & Procedures

Oracle Database Design and Programming

  • 8244 Oracle Database Design and Programming
  • Elective: 9 – 12
  • Full Year Class = 1 CTE credit

Oracle Database Design and Programming is a yearlong course, which provides secondary students with the knowledge and skills to design and develop relational databases. Students will learn data modeling and will use Structured Query Language (SQL) to retrieve and manipulate data in an Oracle database. Students will also refine their professional skills by learning about project management, visual presentations, and job interviewing. At the end of the course the students may take the Introduction to Oracle 10g – SQL Certification exam. There are no prerequisites for this class.

Technology Skills for Life

  • 7304 Technology Skills for Life
  • Elective: 9-12
  • Semester Class = .5 CTE credit

Students will enhance their technology skills through the use of digital technology. This course will expose students to Microsoft Office 2013 Excel, PowerPoint & Access. Technology Skills for Life will also incorporate other technology projects such as programming, networking and beginning robotics. This course is designed for students who have basic computer skills.

Recommendation: Students should be able to key 25 words per minute, or they may need to take Basic Computer Skills.

Tech Skills for Life Syllabus & Procedures

 

Buffy Smith's Schedule

  • 8:20 - 9:10

    Computer Science

  • 10:15 - 11:05

    Cisco 1 , Cisco 2 & Oracle

  • 11:10 - 12:00

    Computer Science

  • 1:30 - 2:20

    Computer Science

  • 2:25 - 3:15

    Computer Science & Cisco 3/4