In today’s world, students must prepare themselves for a wide range of college and work opportunities. For our students who want to lead a happy life and enjoy the good things the world has to offer, all of our students will certainly need a quality education. This year I am working with our junior high students as we learn about Computer Programming. Students in my “Coding” class will be writing and creating programs using the Python programming language. Students will also learn Block style programming for Android Phones and Tablets using the online MIT App Inventor system.

In other various courses I am teaching, students will learn a wide range of technology applications such as MS-Word, MS-Excel, hardware and software concepts along with basic video editing and production. Students will be introduced to 3D design and 3D Printing. All students in my classes will have ample opportunity to learn and practice 21st Century Skills throughout the semester and year.

Friday, September 5, 2014

6th Graders did well this week.  We completed our class "Social Contract".  This was our first document using some "Basic" and "Intermediate" functions of the Microsoft Word Program.

Here is a sample.

Once these are printed out in color, they will be signed by the students in each class period and put on display in the classroom.  For many students, this was a first experience for many of the Microsoft Word features we used.  They will add to their knowledge and skills as we progress through various and more complex projects to come.  

So far, in the first 2 weeks, students have earned 3 grades and I am really proud of each student for doing an outstanding job of staying on task and taking care of business.  In other words, their grades look awesome.   We also started our weekly proofreading exercises and Keyboarding lessons.  Next week students will be taking their first On-Line test. 

Stay tuned for weekly updates.

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