In Web Game Development, students learn the fundamentals of designing a video game using the most widely accessed and preferred editing engines in the world. The intent of this course is to prepare high school students with the industry related skills needed for the workplace and higher learning environments. Students should walk away being knowledgeable of industry related careers, and be able to navigate the working environment to create 3D games. With I.T. Principles, students learn essential computer technology concepts and skills. This course explores hardware and software basics, input and output devices, storage, and operating systems as well as an introduction to programming. Students learn how computers work, how to identify and use peripherals and storage devices, and how to use operating systems and utility programs. I.T. Principles also teachers introductory skills in word processing, spreadsheets, database, graphics programs, presentation programs, and multimedia. We also cover the latest in communication devices as well as the network technology they run on. Students are expected to learn how to use e-mail, social networking, and other messaging systems, how to access the Internet, and how to locate information on the World Wide Web.
Roger Morgan, instructor
Mr. Morgan's IT Principles class hosts Globaloria founder, Idit Harel and guests (below).
About your instructor:
My educational focus in high school was Electronics Vocation. I earned a bachelor's degree in English from The University of Texas at Austin but also attended the following colleges: Tulsa Community College, San Antonio College, Austin Community College, UTSA and Huston-Tillotson. My main focus of study is English but I also have a large degree of course work in History and Computer Science. I have also studied Special Education at Huston-Tillotson University.
I have been a professional teacher at AISD since 2006 with Crockett High School, Garza Independence High School and Albert S. Johnston High School teaching Special Education, English 1 pre-AP, English 2, English 3, English 4, Reading Applications, Web Design, Digital Graphics and Commercial Photography. The past several years I have facilitated the Computer Science classes and this year I'm excited to be teaching Web Game Development and Web Technologies.
My personal interests include travelling, photography, computer programming and web and game design, as well as Longhorns football and San Antonio Spurs basketball.
This will be my seventh year at Crockett High School and I'm looking forward to yet another successful season with my Cougar family!