The Mac Lab

Students

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NOTE: All content on this page will be replaced in August for the 2011/12 school year.

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ALL STUDENTS: WATCH THIS VIDEO FIRST NO EXCEPTIONS!

Welcome to The Mac Lab
Before beginning to work on any projects students must learn the rules of the road. You will be held accountable for all information that follows so I’d recommend paying attention. You might want to take this initial task seriously as the consequences will be enforced. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you!) And if you haven’t already, watch this video first!

Must-Know Info
Online and on the Board | Read the Blog | The Blog’s Reach | 3 then Me | Participation | Grades | Creative Freedom | Career Paths |

Grading Policies
Intro | Participation | The Competition | No Online Grades | Project-Based LearningSelf-Assessment and 3 then Me | 300 Minute Club | 5 Point Rubric | Follow Instructions (5 = A) | Are You Kidding Me? (0 = F) | The Bare Minimum (1 = D) | No Second Effort (2 = C) | Great, but… (3 = B) | You Gave it Your All (4 = A) | Wall of Fame (5 = A) | Quick Review | Important Reminder |

Mac Lab Policies and Expectations — The Bright Side
Intro 01 | History | Best Work | Outlook | Coming Up Next

Mac Lab Policies and Expectations — The Basics
Intro 02 | The Clipboards | Absences | Extenuating Circumstances | Truancies | Tardies | Bell to Bell | Off Task | On Task | Extra Credit | Restroom Pass | Bonus | Balance | Log Extra Time | Your Weekly Responsibilities |

Mac Lab Policies and Expectations — The Fine Print
Intro 03 | Equipment | Honesty | Respect | Language | Behavior | Food and Drink | Candy, Chips, etc. | Gum | The Exception | Recycle | Cell Phones | Electronic Devices | Streaming Music | Email, Games, etc. | Dress Code | It’s the Law | The Last Rule |

Open Lab Policy — The Mac Lab is open 9 hours a day, from 6:15 AM to 3:15 PM daily and 18 Saturdays per year. Overview | Detention or Assigned Saturday School | Before School | During School | After School | Saturday School | Don’t Forget! |

Mac Lab Saturday School — 18 Dates — 6:15 am to Noon — Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, Dec 4, 11, Jan 8, 22, Feb 12, 26, Mar 12, 26, April 9, 30, May 7, 21, June 4, 11. Please watch these videos: What You Need to Know | The Blue Door | Ask the Question | The 300 Minute Club | Relaxed Policies |

1011 Mac Lab Syllabi
Watch this Video First | PDFs (right-click to download) Digital Arts | 3D Design and Animation

Standards and Frameworks
Watch this Video First | ISTE Info | PDFs (right-click to download) Visual and Performing Arts | Career Technical Education Standards | Visual and Performing Arts Framework | ISTE Standards | ISTE for Teachers

The blog is our public presence. If you’re new to the Mac Lab, read the old posts to get a feel for the place. You’ll find it’s not a typical classroom. I’ve assembled Gallery and Inspiration pages featuring the best student and third party examples for you to get an idea of what’s expected of you. Please feel free to comment on blog posts but make an honest attempt to compose using proper grammar and good manners.

Watched all the policy videos? Watch this before you move on to your 1011 school year To Do list.


Learn it all.