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Welcome to Mr. Bowman's class page

Welcome to the class and the 2021-2022 school year!
 
I look forward to working with you in class and perhaps seeing you in the match, game, event, or course that you may happen to be involved in for your sport, game, or extracurricular activity while here at Combs.
 
My educational philosophy is that students learn best by being an active participant and stakeholder in their learning opportunities. What good is learning about a concept if you can't apply in the real world? What you learn in class can be applied to a company, business, game, or a competitive event through our co-curricular club. Showcase your skills and knowledge at the many opportunities you will have.
 
Just a quick educational bio about me. I received my BA (bachelor degree) from Adams State University in Alamosa, CO and my MA (master degree) from NAU in Flagstaff. I have taught various courses in business and technology for 10101 binary years.
 
I enjoy sports, traveling, movies, playing various video games (both classic and some current) and of course, learning new things.
 
Hope you set some attainable goals this year both personally and professionally! Let's have a successful year!
 
Grades:
  Grades for classes
 
Courses/programs for this year include (see class syllabus below):
    • Business Management 1
    • Software and App Design 1
    • Software and App Design 2
 
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As another example of an IDE, this program requires entering text-based code to make the game.
 
Why use text-based coding as opposed to the easier block coding? The easiest answer is that text-based offers you so much more flexibility. For example, perhaps the angle of throwing something are only in 10 degree increments with blocks. Using text-based can give you the "missing" numbers if you understand how to put it together.
A note about projects you will be assigned in the class. Many projects will be assigned and graded within the corresponding IDE (integrated development environment). What does that mean? 
 
Let me explain using this example:  When visiting a "learn to code" website such as code.org, you are given a challenge such as make the angry bird catch the pig. You accomplish this by drag-and-drop blocks, or typing our your code in the workspace provided. This is referred to as the IDE of that program. 
 
You will likely use various IDE's and your progress within the program can be tracked and viewed by you and me (your teacher). This helps me track your progress and assist you in challenges/difficulties. This also helps you in staying on track and working ahead of schedule (which you will be encouraged to do often).
 
Stay tuned for the IDE we will be using and the dates we will be using them.