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.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Our third week together was just as great as our first two.

This week, students learned to use their eBackpacks.  This is an on-line storage system allowing students to save all their documents, projects and other assignments.  Work is submitted through eBackpack for evaluation and grading.

On Thursday, students completed our second Proofreading Exercise to hone and polish their grammar, spelling and punctuation skills.

Friday's are designated for Keyboarding.  Students did well as they competed Lesson 2 of the "Type to Learn 4" keyboarding program. For this week, basic Speed and Accuracy requirements were met. Speed and accuracy will be increased over time as we progress from lesson to lesson.

This coming week, students will be taking a couple of baseline tests to assess previous knowledge and skills. One test will be a reading test, for our reading department, using our On-Line "iStation" system.  Another test will challenge students on a wide range of computer topics scheduled to be covered this year by me.  These tests will help teachers better understand student's weaknesses, allowing them to adjust and focus their training through the upcoming months.  We will also start our second Microsoft Word Project allowing students to practice what they have learned as well as learn additional features of the Microsoft Word program.

I am expecting great quality work, so stayed tuned.

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