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Governor's Career and Technical Academy in Arlington

ITN 270: Advanced Linux Network Administration
Weekly Journal


Due Date

Your weekly journal should be completed each day we have class, so if you are absent for any reason, you need to make up the class time outside of class. It should be ready for weekly evaluation each Friday.

Goals

The major goal in this process is to help you learn to learn while allowing you to pursue the learning objectives of Intro to IT through projects of personal interest. Leaving this course you should be well prepared to perform self directed investigation and study in the future, and to document your results. Skills which will make your future colleagues and employers very happy!

Process

Each week will create a new journal entry linked from your digital portfolio. Working either alone or with a partner or group (depending on the project), you should document each of the following parts of a successful learning process:

Investigation <---> Reflection <---> Experimentation
(Look it up) (Think about it) (Try it out)

Evalution

Your progress will be evaluated each week and you will be given a grade according to the following rubric:

Exceeds expectations (A - 4 points):
Work shows serious engagement with project goals together with concrete evidence of significant progress toward attaining them. The journal entries contain specific and detailed information about the project. Evidence of Investigation <--> Reflection <--> Experimentation throughout the week's work. Journal entries are made consistantly and provide on-going documentation of the project.
Meets expectations (B - 3 points):
Work shows engagement with project goals together with concrete evidence of progress toward attaining them. The journal entries contain specific information about the project. Evidence of Investigation <--> Reflection <--> Experimentation in the week's work. Journal entries provide essential documentation relevent to the project.
Partially meets expectations (C - 2 points):
Work shows engagement with project goals together with evidence of progress toward attaining them. The journal entries contain information about the project. Some evidence of Investigation <--> Reflection <--> Experimentation in the week's work. Journal entries provide documentation relevent to the project.
Needs to get in the game (D - 1 point):
A journal for the week was created, but there is little evidence of project progress.
Failed to make an appearance (E - 0 points):
Did not post journal for the week. No evidence of project progress.

A new journal document is due each week by Friday and should be linked from your digital portfolio (please put newest entries above older ones).