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Gail Dunn - Technology

Gail Dunn

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Welcome to Fundamentals of Computer Science, Introduction to Computer Science and Technology Applications!

About Me

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I am thrilled to return as a member of the amazing staff of Memorial Middle School this year. I have been teaching in Spring Branch for 18 years. 

I am excited to share my love of technology with my students.

In my free time I enjoy reading and spend a lot of time working at a non-profit I helped start that uses horses to work with special needs children.

Class Expectations

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Have fun learning something new!

This year my Computer Science students will be learning the basics of creating Virtual Reality, games, and their own passion projects. My Tech Apps students will explore the basics of using a computer for a variety of purposes, the capabilities of their personal Google school accounts, keyboarding, and lots of creative apps to help them in all their classes.

Entry Procedures

Enter quietly and begin the warm up activity.

Binders and other materials need to be placed out of the way.

During Class

All students need to bring inexpensive earbuds with them to class daily. I recommend an inexpensive pair of earbuds that can be kept in your binder. Please do not bring expensive headphones to class.

No water on computer tables. No eating during class.

Use the restroom before class as no passes will be given in the first 15 minutes.

If you have a question or technical problem, raise your hand and wait patiently for help.

If you finish your assignments, choose an activity from our class list.

End of Class

Save your work.

Log off your computer.

Put away all equipment.

Straighten your workstation.

Throw away any trash.

Push in your chair.

Do not leave your desk until dismissed by the teacher. 

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Parents

All of our class assignments are posted on our Google Classroom site. If you would like me to sign you up for notices of assignments due, please email me with your child's name and class period, and I will be happy to add your email for notifications.

Contact Information

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Grading Policy

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Tech Apps

Daily Work 45%

Projects/Test 40%

Typing 15% 

Intro to Computer Science


This is a project driven course based on units of study. Each unit will have a multiple Scratch assignments for you to learn the programming concepts, and there will be at least one Unit (Major) Project at the end of the unit which combines the concepts learned in the assignments.

  • Tests/Unit Projects: 40%
  • Assignments: 30%
  • Quizzes & Small Projects (ex: weekly bell ringer): 20%
  • Genius Hour Blog: 10%