Applied Technology is a hands on class with a focus on learning about the process, tools and materials of technology. Many people equate technology with computers, this is not an accurate picture of technology. If you look around the Applied Tech lab, there computers around the room. Computers are a part of technology, one of the many tools we use in Applied Tech. The topic of technology is very broad and for this reason, the class uses different technology situations to learn problem solving through the Design Process. This process is applicable to most other technology areas. Please see the links on the left for specific outlines of activities for 6th, 7th and 8th grade.
Expectations and Consequences
Rule 1 Try and Do Your Best - This is the number one rule because it is your pathway to success in Applied Tech.
Rule 3 Be Safe - The best thing we do to be safe is to wear our safety glasses. Tilting on the stools is NOT safe. When tools come into use, we will devote a day in class to safely using the tools.
Consequences - Violating these rules can result in reflection sheets. Accumulating sheets from all classes can result in referrals to the office.
Brownie Points (Extra Credit) You can earn BPs by doing extra duties in class while cleaning up. BPs can be used for passes out of class (bathroom, locker), Phone Use and Extra credit on an assignment. Mr. E will not issue a point for work done yesterday. Points are good only when you turn them back into the in box on my desk.
Working after school - If you need extra time to complete work in Applied Tech, Mr. Eldred stays after school on Mondays and Wednesdays until 3:30. We can also accommodate other days after school by appointment.