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 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.