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 19, 2014

On this wonderful Friday, I have good news to announce.  The 6th graders are Rockin-N-Rollin as they should.  All students have a complete set of grades and as a result, an awesome grade average. 

On Monday, we started our next Microsoft Word document but we were side tracked a little and did not make as much progress as we would have liked.  We will make more progress on it between Monday and Wednesday of next week.  The students and I are looking forward to that.

On Thursday, instead of a Proof Reading Exercise, students had a chance to write a little.  We will continue to use our Thursday's to sharpen our Proofreading and Writing skills.

Our Friday Keyboarding lessons are progressing as they should. Each Friday, we focus on a lesson from the "Type to Learn 4" typing system.  
Students were introduced to a grading schedule which will require increased speed and accuracy as we progress through the various lessons.

This week we focused on Lesson 3.  Next week we will focus on Lesson 4.  From the way it looks, students are meeting the speed and accuracy set and are on their way to earning a hundred points for the two lessons.

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