Mr Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton

 

Personal Message

 

 

Parents/Guardians and Students,

Hello!  I hope you are doing well considering our unusual and difficult time in education.  We are working hard to support student learning remotely through distance learning and hope to encourage all students to participate with a positive attitude.

As we move forward with/without distance learning, we know that we will all be learning from each other and our distance learning plans will continue to improve and evolve.  Please understand that our classes utilize technology that other classes may not use and we will have some technical barriers to overcome.

Distance Learning Platform:

I have posted (on my web page): Assignment sheets, Tutorials, and steps to install the CAD software on your personal computer as well as some other reference materials. Important - Make sure you follow the steps in the tutorials on how to get the software with the appropriate license so your software does not expire in 30 days.

Grading:

All grades will be recorded in Q. We will have daily quizzes worth a few points each. The bulk of the grades will come from CAD assignments. These projects will take many days to complete so they do not get graded as often as the daily quizzes. These projects will range in value from 50 to 100 points. They will considerably outweigh the daily quizzes. It will be difficult to pass the course without doing both. 

Attendance:

If the students are not in the classroom (because of COVID), it is imperative that they attend class daily during our Zoom meetings. I start Zoom meetings at the beginning of each period (unless notified otherwise). This class is an activity class. Most of the time I demonstrate and discuss the assignments at the beginning of each period and then let the students have the rest of the period to work on their assignments.


Office Hours:  

You may email me at any time about grades or instructions or anything else that I may be of assistance.

Contact information:

If you need to contact me, please email me at the following:  
dhamilton@cnusd.k12.ca.us.

I hope the above information answers your questions and concerns. Please do not hesitate in reaching out to me if you are experiencing any problems/issues or have other concerns that I have not addressed. We are in this together and I will do my best to support you.