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, December 7, 2014

Week 14

This week had students are doing a couple of things.

Since Mrs. Leal will be with us for the last time on Monday, the 15th, students are creating a special "Thank You" message.  They are using what they have learned about Microsoft Word and Desktop Publishing, to create a document with a special "Thank You" and "Farewell" sentiment so she will always remember the 6th Graders of Lytle Junior High.  We will present these to Mrs. Leal on her last day.  Next week, students will have one last opportunity to make corrections and get them ready for color printing and presentation.

This week, students took the first part of their MS-Word Table assessment.  Part 1 of this test had students answeing a 25 question test relating to the creation and modification of tables in Microsoft Word.  For part 2 of this test, students will create a table of their own design.  Students will select from a choice of table applications and are expected to demonstrate what they know about Microsoft Word, Tables and Desktop Publishing.  We will begin and hopefully finish this table by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Next week, we will begin our "All About Robots" Tri-Fold Brochure.

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