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Minority Video Game Scholarship

May 2, 2014

The Entertainment Software Association Foundation (ESAF), the video game industry’s philanthropic arm, is accepting applications for its [ http://secme.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87ae8371792b7645e09e7db50&id=7c1bc0b947&e=86138e93fd ]2014 grant and scholarship programs. These programs provide valuable resources to nonprofits and teachers who leverage interactive entertainment software to enhance youth education, and to students pursuing a career in the video game industry. To encourage diversity in the computer and video game industry and support the development of its future leaders, ESAF provides annual scholarships to women and minority students pursuing industry-related degrees. The scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The deadline is May 15, 2014.

The scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA.  Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students.
Applicants must be:
Women or minority students,
Pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts (high school seniors must already be accepted into a program),
Enrolling or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States,
Maintaining a grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), and
US citizens.
This scholarship program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. To apply, please visit [ https://aim.applyists.net/esaf ]https://aim.applyists.net/esaf between March 1 and May 15 for the following academic year.

 

 

Cyber bully Writing

October 17, 2013

Search the internet to find an article on the recent Cyber-bullying suicide in which two students were arrested.

Write a half-page about what happened and you thoughts on it.  Don’t even think about copying and pasting.

 

I.T. – you have a technique test tomorrow on lessons 1-11.

 

Programming – 40% is due tomorrow.

Log on Directions

September 4, 2013

You must log on to the computer now using your own student number and password.

It should look like this:

Student number – 0612345678

Your password –     pass5678 (this is the word ‘pass’ and last 4 digits)

Domain name –        browardschools

 

You now have your own account and you can save to your desktop.

Firefox does not work.

FINAL EXAM REVIEW

May 17, 2013

I.T.
a-z 30 seconds
do domino’s pizza powerpoint
make a maze that has 10 objects (monsters, apples, whatever) your player should find those objects and destroy them
database dentist

GAME DESIGN
notes
gamemaker
gmax

PROGRAMMING 2
Pass a variable (local and global)
vb scroll bar
vb math program

PROGRAMMING 3
lego program

Drive class Review

February 24, 2012

WRITTEN TEST REVIEW

  1.  You must dim your light within         feet when approaching another vehicle at night.
  2. When you tow another vehicle the drawbar must not be longer than        feet.
  3. A solid yellow line on your side of the centerline means                                                                        .
  4. You must signal        feet before making a turn.
  5. What should you do when approaching a bicyclist from the rear?
  6. Any driver under 21 with a BAC of         or higher at the time of arrest will have their driving privilege suspended for         months.
  7. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a residential area is        mph.
  8. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on a two lane highway is        mph.
  9. On a two lane highway, when are you allowed to drive on the left hand side of the road?
  10. What should you do when approaching a steady yellow light?
  11. What should you turn on when driving in fog, rain, or smoke during the day time?
  12. The first thing affected by alcohol is your                               .
  13. If a school bus stops to unload children on a two lane highway, what do the vehicles traveling in the opposite direction have to do?
  14. If a school bus stops to unload children on a divided highway with a dividing barrier, what do the vehicles traveling in the opposite direction have to do?
  15. What happens if you refuse a breath, blood, or urine test to determine if you are driving under the influence?
  16. What is required if your load extends 4 feet past your vehicle at night?
  17. What do you do when you are approaching an emergency vehicle with lights activated on an interstate highway?
  18. When you pass a vehicle, you must return to your lane within           feet of an oncoming vehicle.
  19. Bicycles and mopeds have the same rights and responsibilities as                    .
  20. What does a flashing yellow light mean?
  21. What should you do if you hit a parked car?
  22. What does a broken solid line on the roadway mean?
  23. What does a flashing red light mean?
  24. What does it mean if you see red reflectors facing you in the pavement?
  25. What do you do if you are approaching a red light and a police officer directs you to go through the light?
  26. What does a green arrow showing at the same time as a red light mean?
  27. Who should you be prepared to avoid colliding with at an intersection?
  28. What do you do when approached by an emergency vehicle with sirens and/or lights flashing?
  29. Is it ever legal to go left on red?

WRITTEN TEST REVIEW KEY

  1. 300
  2. 15
  3. Do not pass
  4. 100
  5. Slow down and wait until it is safe to pass with at least 3 feet of clearance.
  6. .02    6
  7. 30
  8. 55
  9. When passing is allowed and it is safe.
  10. Stop if possible.
  11. Low beam headlights
  12. judgment
  13. Stop until the stop signal on the bus is withdrawn.
  14. Not required to stop.
  15. You driving privilege is suspended for 1 year.
  16. Four red lamps and two red reflectors.
  17. Leave the lane closest to the emergency vehicle when safe.
  18. 200
  19. Motor vehicles
  20. Proceed with caution
  21. Leave your name and address in an easily seen place on the car.
  22. You may change lanes with due care.
  23. Stop, and then proceed with caution.
  24. You are facing traffic the wrong way!
  25. Go through the intersection.
  26. You may go in the direction of the arrow with caution.
  27. Pedestrians and bicyclists coming from any direction.
  28. Pull over to the nearest edge of the road and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed.
  29. Yes, from a one way to a one way.

PLEASE REMIND ALL STUDENTS THAT IF THE ANSWER IS “AL OF THE ABOVE” THAT THERE IS A 97% CHANCE THAT THAT IS THE ANSWER!!!

Koch’s class rules

August 17, 2011

1. Be respectful to everything and everyone. Do the right thing.

1.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

2.  Attendance is important.  It is YOUR responsibility to get the makeup work and ask me to grade it.  When you are absent – Pinnacle will show a “0″ whether you are excused or unexcused.  That will change when you make up the grade.  If Pinnacle shows that you have a “1″ then you have failed that assignment.

2.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

3.  I encourage you to work with others and assist others EXCEPT ON TESTS/QUIZZES.  Do your own work.  Cheating is unacceptable.

3.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

4. You need a GMAIL account for this class.  If not – you need a flash drive.  You cannot save to these computers.  The computers erase anything on them when they are shut down.

4.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

5.  Don’t talk when somebody else is talking.

5.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

6.  Don’t stand up and walk anywhere when someone is talking.

6.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

7.  If I am instructing at the front of the class – your monitor should be off.

7.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

8.  You may talk when I am not talking.  Keep the volume of your voices down.

8.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

9.  NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE COMPUTER LAB.  If you have something – put it in your bag, not the floor or the desk.

9.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

10.  You have an assigned seat.  It is your responsibility to let me know if there are any problems with the desk or computer.  Please do not write on the desk.

10.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

11.  No computer games ever.  If you design a game – you may play it when classwork is done.

11.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

12.  Do not abuse the internet.  The following are examples:

Inappropriate web sites/games

*Using the internet before your classwork is done.

**********The penalty for misusing the computer is using the typewriter .***********

12.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

13.  Be in your seat when the bell rings and stay there until the end of the class.

13.5.  NO CELL PHONES OR IPODS EVER (30 POINTS OFF OF CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE).

Friday the 13th

May 13, 2011

What is the history behind Friday the 13th?

Do you have any superstitions or phobias?

Look up phobias and superstitions on the web.  Name the two strangest.

I.T.Women’s scholarship

January 3, 2011
It is that exciting time of the year again when the ITWomen Scholarship Application becomes available for female seniors pursuing degrees in the fields of Technology and Engineering.  Please direct the applicants to our BRAND NEW ONLINE APPLICATION found on the George Snow Scholarship Fund website:  www.scholarship.org  .   Click on “Scholarships” and then click on “Application Request”.  Your student will be applying for an ITWomen Charitable Foundation College Scholarship 2011!!
 
The ITWomen Charitable Foundation has created these scholarships as part of its mission to increase the numbers of women pursuing careers in Technology or Engineering.
 
Only graduating senior high school FEMALES from the Tri-County (Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach Counties) ACCEPTED/ ENROLLED in a post-secondary institution (college, university or vocational school) may apply.

 

To be eligible for the ITWomen Charitable Foundation Scholarship, the applicant’s program of study must be in one of the following areas:

 

- Bioinformatics
- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil Engineering Technology
- Computer Arts Animation
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Graphics
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Information Technology
- Computer Engineering Technology
- Computer Programming & Analysis
- Computer Science
- Cryptology
- Database Technology
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- Electrical Power Technology
- Engineering/Pre-Engineering
- Game Development

 

- Graphic Design- Information Security
- Internet Services Technology
- Management Information Systems
- Network Services Technology
- Telecommunications Engineering Technology

 

 
Recipients will be selected by the ITWomen Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of members from local South Florida academic institutions and industry.
 
Each recipient will receive at least $1,000 a year renewable scholarship for four years (provided that the program of study is Technology or Engineering).  In addition, the ITWomen Scholarship Ambassador will communicate with the awardees on a regular basis and is available to assist in obtaining internships in South Florida. All awardees are welcome to join ITWomen events throughout the year and become a member of the ITWomen family – great networking!
 
The selection is based on a combination of factors including: financial assistance, program of study, and a 250 word essay demonstrating why the applicant is pursuing a degree in the field Technology or Engineering
 
The ITWomen Charitable Foundation College scholarships will be administered by the George Snow Scholarship Fund. All applications must be received by noon, Feb 1, 2011.

 

As I have offered before – I am happy to speak at the schools or parent orientation meetings in order to get the word out about this scholarship.  Could you please forward this email to all of the AOIT and AOE Lead Teachers, Technology & Engineering Teachers, and Career Counselors in each School District?  In addition is there a location on your District’s websites where we can place the information and the application link?
 
Thank you for your support and I look forward to a wonderful response this year from Broward Counties Miami Dade and Palm Beach Counties!!!  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.
best regards  .  .  .  Sherry

 

Sherry Thompson Giordano
Executive Director, ITWomen
Telephone: 305.926.9778
sherry@itwomen.org  
www.itwomen.org  

Scholarship links

May 20, 2010
Links to various scholarship opportunities.

 

 

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April 30, 2010

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