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    Mobile App Development

    Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. 

    This course is for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of mobile app development!  This new course is being offered this year.  Students taking mobile app development must FIRST TAKE COMPUTER PROGRAMMING!! In addition to using MIT's App Developer software, we will be using the latest Visual Basic programming language, Visual Studio 2013.  Topics covered include designing a Visual Basic user interface, creating Windows and Web applications, developing mobile applications using decision structure and building Office applications for automating Office 2013 documents. 
    Students will also learn how to program with an interactive 3D graphics program.  

    Makeup Work 

    1. If you are absent on the day of a test or quiz, you will take the test or quiz on the DAY THAT YOU RETURN.  If the work is not finished on time, it will be recorded as a zero.
    2. Please check with me to see what was done during your absence.  This is YOUR responsibility.
    3. Field trips and other school functions are not an excuse for not taking a quiz or a test at the scheduled time.  You will be expected to take them if you missed the prior day’s review.
    4. Attendance in the computer lab is essential.  Please come to class prepared and on time.  School policies for tardiness and absences will be administered.  Three tardies in one grading period will result in a detention.  13 days of absence in a semester will result in loss of credit.
    We will also be working with a 3D animation program called Alice.  You can download a free copy from their website.

    Some shocking statistics (USA)

    • There will be 1 million more computing jobs than students over the next 10 years (adding up to $500 billion in salaries)
    • More than 50 percent of all projected math and science occupations are in computing occupations.Computing occupations are among the highest-paying jobs for new graduates. Yet fewer than 3% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science.
    • In 36 states, computer science classes don’t count toward math or science high school graduation requirements A.P. Computer Science is taught in only 5% of U.S. high schools
    • Fewer than 20 percent of AP Computer Science students are women.
    • Fewer than 10% are Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino.