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Welcome to Computer Science!!!

Hello! First let me introduce myself. 

I am Mr. Gordon. I just moved to the Villages from eastern Pennsylvania. For the last 15 years I was the Learning Management System administrator  at East Stroudsburg University of PA where I taught faculty how to use computers and place course content on the Web. Prior to that, I was a computer programmer and database administrator for A.T.& T. in Bedminster, NJ for 28 years.

I have now been teaching at the Villages ( my third career ) for the last 3 weeks and I enjoy being with the students and helping them learn.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Larry


***************************************************************COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS***************************************************************
  • We have just completed the chapter on Mobile Programs and Apps and are now starting Chapter 5 - Digital Safety and Security.
  • The students were given a book this week to take home and keep at home for this class, so they have "checked out" a specific number of book, and they are responsible for returning the book at the end of the year.

************************************************************FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING**************************************************************

  • We have just completed Chapter 3 - Understanding Structure - which deals with the 3 basic programming structures - sequence, selection, and looping -- and stresses the importance of "structured programming".
  • We are now starting Chapter 4 - Making Decisions - that will cover Boolean expressions, the 6 basic comparison operators, AND and OR logic, and making selections within ranges.

***************************************************************PROGRAMMING ESSENTIALS***************************************************************

  • We are working on Visual Basic right now, which means the students are creating user interfaces and computer programs for the "business world". Although we are just getting started on this, they seem to be grasping the concepts well at this point. 
  • VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS 2013 is the software we are using and it is a free download for anyone. I have put this on some of the kids' USB drives so they could install it at home, because it is important that they have extra time outside of class to work on their programs. If your child has not installed this at home, it is important that they do so if at all possible. I do not want them to fall behind in their work.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me!



Contact: Larry.Gordon@tvcs.org

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