I am the Computer Science and Technology Systems teacher at Westside High School. Computer Science teaches programming. Technology Systems teaches how to use different applications.

In this unit, students will hopefully learn about HTML and Scheme in order to learn how to communicate with the computer. They will do the "dance" in order to learn the importance of opening and closing all commands. They will learn that commands must be spelled correctly to prevent bugs.

In HTML programming they will learn that content should be written in a word processor to check grammar and then added to the source code. They will learn the importance of aesthetics in the design of the web page.

In Scheme they will learn to design and code a graphic. Students can learn more about programming graphics by going to Mrs. North's Graphics Web Page. Students can look at sample pictures, code and Technology Systems activities. But, most important, students must listen and watch the process. It is easier to learn and program as a team.

Balloon picture by WHS Technology Systems student 2002