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, October 26, 2014

Weeks 8 and 9

Students have been doing well.  They continue their "Positive Actions"  training on Mondays with Mrs. Leal and Mrs. Stewart.

Students completed a MS-Word Desktop Publishing project.  Our 6th graders  learned to work with Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced features of the program such as Graphic Re-Sizing and Picture Styles, Text Boxes, Page Borders, WordArt and other Word features.

A video of there work can be seen here:  http://youtu.be/qbfYzjFhl20

This past week we started another MS-Word Desktop Publishing document; our "Class Picture Project".  This project will have students learning about Tables as they create a keepsake they will take with them.  This project will have them creating and modifying tables.  They will be inserting a picture for each student in the class.  Because we only work on technology projects 2 days a week, This project will take another 2 weeks to complete.

For Thursday's Proofreading Exercise, students used MS-Word Shapes to indicate where errors are located in a text passage.  Upon identifying all the errors, students are challenged to type the passage error free. Focus is on Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation as well as "Paying Attention to Details".

Friday's are designated as Keyboarding days.  Last week, students completed Lesson 8.  With each 4 lessons, speed and accuracy are increased giving students an opportunity to feel comfortable with the requirements. Students have commented they are glad we do it this way since they feel an improvement in their speed and accuracy with each passing week.

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