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.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Week 13

Mrs. Leal visited again Monday.  Her last day with us will be on Monday, December 19th.  Students enjoy the stories and activities she brings to class.

With a test coming up after Thanksgiving, students practiced what they learned about creating and using MS-Word Tables.  Students had an opportunity to follow a step by step handout creating tables of various sizes.  They followed detailed instructions as they created tables, merged cells, applied borders, added color, etc.  As a class exercise, students learned how tables can be used in creative ways.

For proofreading on Thursday, students started working on a special "Thank You" document to be given to Mrs. Leal on her final day.  Students will use everything they know about MS-Word and Desktop Publishing in this "Real Life" application.

Friday was History day.  Here are a couple of links to pictures and videos posted on our Junior High Website.



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