The goal of the Technology course for seventh grade students is to enable students to gain an increased understanding and experience of technology. Technology is generally defined as the means by which we try to improve our people made world. Technology Education is an integrated, experience-based, “hands on” instructional program designed to prepare students to be knowledgeable about technology - its evolution, systems, technologies, utilization, and social and cultural significance. It results in the application of mathematic and science concepts to technological systems in areas such as, but not limited to: construction, manufacturing, communications, transportation, biotechnology, and power and energy. Throughout two marking periods, students will be challenged to discover, create, solve problems, and construct solutions by using a variety of tools, machines, computer systems, materials, processes and technological systems.
Grades are determined by the following categories and percentages (weights):
Participation* = 10%
Activities & Quizzes = 40%
Projects & Tests = 50%
* The students' participation grade consists of class participation and use of good work habits. Due to the nature of this class and since much of the time will be spent working on projects, class participation will play an important role in student grades. Each student will begin with an "A" for their daily average. All they need to do is maintain it! Points will be deducted from a daily average if the student is not on task, not following directions, NOT WORKING COOPERATIVELY with other students, not working on their project, poor/indifferent behavior, talking back to the teacher, disrespecting other students, violating guidelines or safety rules, or stealing or damaging someone else's project.