is the home of computer classes taught by teacher Shad Sluiter at Westview High School in Avondale, AZ


1. Introduction to Information Technology


  • Computer hardware, history and security
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite - Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash
  • Introduction to programming concepts.


2. Software Development


  • Object Oriented game programming with JavaScript
  • Windows applications with C# in Visual Studio
  • SQL database apps with C#
  • Mobile apps with Java


3. Web Development


  • HTML and CSS
  • Responsive Design websites for mobile screens
  • Version control with Github
  • Javascript programming
  • jQuery
  • Client-side frameworks using ReactJS for single-page apps
  • mySQL database
  • PHP for data-driven apps
  • AJAX for dynamic web updates

Following are links to files being used for Westview FBLA competitive events.


1. Coding and Programming - Thien Kieu

Green Life Access Database - Requires Microsoft Access or Access Runtime at 


2.  Publication Design - Shannon Byrne

Draggie's Adventures - JPEG images - JPEG and AI files (larger)


3. Graphic Design - Uri Ruiz and Damien Hernandez

Family Entertainment Center PDF files


4. E-Commerce - Thien Kieu

1. Download the web server and application 

2. Unzip the file.

3. Open the USBWebserver folder.  Double click the application titled "usbwebserver"

4. The Apache and MySQL servers should automatically start.  If they do not start, click the Apache button and the MySQL buttons and start the services.

5. On the General tab, click the "localhost" button.  This should open a web browser.

6. Choose the "wordpress" link to start the e-commerce application


5. 3D Animation - Prem Somireddy


6. Computer Game and Simulation


7. Website Design - Gilberto Valverde and Elizabeth Dael 


8. Video Trailer - Elizabeth Evangelista and Hana Tyler

From YouTube -  


Infographic Assignment (plus $1000 in scholarship money)

CenturyLink is offering $1000 in scholarship money for winning entries in their InfoGraphic design competition.

1. What is an InfoGraphic and why are they useful?

Infographics present facts and statistics in an interesting fashion.  See Pictochart's Top 10 Infographics of 2013 for some good examples.


2. What tools do we have to make InfoGraphic creation useful?



3. What is the process for creating a successful infographic?

  1. Do you research.  Create a list of at least 10 facts about your subject.
  2. Ask yourself "What type of graphics fit with your topic?" Is the topic about people? computers? jobs? technology?  What are some common images associated with this subject?
  3. Ask yourself "What types of graphs would show the numbers best? (pie chart, bar chart, tables, line graph etc)
  4. Pre-sketch your idea.  Draw a rough draft with a paper and pencil. Put in the title, columns, graphs, images, flow charts, picture frames.
  5. Create the poster with your favorite tool.

3. Where do I get the details about the scholarship? 

These activities will teach you some history of computer technology through biographies and history lessons.


1. Steve Jobs speaks at the Stanford University Graduation in 2005 about events in his life that influenced his work with the Macintosh computer.





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