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.
Friday, September 26, 2014
We have been working on a project but it became evident we need to slow down as we learn a number of MS-Word skills. We spent a couple of class periods just learning how to work with graphic images and the Microsoft Word WordArt feature. Next week we will do one more short exercise to learn about Text Boxes and changing the Text Wrapping as it relates to graphic images. Once students learn these various features and what they do, they are expected to use what they know in the creation of a project. I am looking forward to all the great quality product these students will create.
For our Proofreading Exercise on Thursday, students completed a Formal Date exercise. Students converted a wide range of Non-Formal dates into a Formal Format. Aside for a few points being lost here and there for errors, everyone did a great job and earned high marks for their efforts.
Friday we practiced our Keyboarding Skills. Students completed Lesson 4 today. Students must have lessons 3 and 4 passed in order to earn 100 points. Other grades are earned based upon individual progress.