In today’s world, students must prepare themselves for a wide range of college and work opportunities. All students want to lead a happy life and enjoy the good things the world has to offer. Our students will certainly be provided a quality education. This year I am working with our junior high students as they learn and master a wide range of 21st Century Skills.
In this year’s “Technology Applications” class, students will learn and master various topics associated with computers and technology. For a list of the various technology topics covered in this course, CLICK HERE for a PDF file. CLICK HERE for a Microsoft Word document.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Between Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, all students are expected to complete Module 2 and start a new training module of their choice. Empowering students to learn topics of their choosing is turning out to be the fulfillment of a dream I have pursued since I started teaching here 19 years ago.
To view the training modules available, click the link below.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
To complete the project, student had to know the following:
Change Page Orientation
Change Font Style
Change Font Size
Create a Table
Change Table Borders
Add a Page Border
Sunday, September 16, 2018
A number of learning resources were employed along the way. Interactive videos, Learning.com lessons, various class exercises and activities were completed as students learned and practiced their new knowledge and skills.
Here are a few "Social Contracts" created by students. Stay tuned as we move into our "Class Picture" and other Desktop Publishing projects.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Through the week, students did a number of activities to learn what they needed to know for our end of week test. While we did a few activities together as a class, students teamed up and work primarily with each other as they prepared themselves for the test over Rules, Policies and Procedures. About 97% - 98% of all 6th grades passed the test with an 85% or higher. Congratulations to all.
Next week, students will learn about Microsoft Word and its "Graphic Design" capabilities. We will use this software package to create our "Social Contract" and "Class Picture Project". Stay tuned next week for samples of their work.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
It has been a great year for the 6th graders. I won't see them again for 2 years as 8th graders. They will be missed.
In Principles of Information Technology, 8th graders are wrapping up their "Self-Learning" modules. At the end of their various modules, they were asked to complete a little survey about the things they learned on their own. Here are their thoughts.