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. For a list of the various technology topics covered in this course, CLICK HERE for a PDF file. CLICK HERE for a Microsoft Word document.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
This week students completed their "Thank You" messages to Mrs. Leal. They will be presented to her on Monday the 15th. In each class period, a couple of students have volunteered to be spokespersons for the class and present the documents to her.
This week, students will begin their next unit on "New and Emerging" technologies. For this unit, robotics will be explored since our Junior High has just started a Robotics Club. This unit of exploration is in preparation for the Tr-Fold Brochure Project students will be creating in a few weeks.
It is my goal that students create the brochure on their own with little or no help from me. Independent learning and work is our ultimate goal. With the Internet research skills they will be learning and mastering, along with a series of step-by-step document creation video tutorials I created, I am hoping students will learn what they need and are able to create a Tri-Fold brochure on their own.
With the work we have been doing over the last few weeks, students have had plenty of opportunity to work on their spelling, grammar and punctuation. I am please to announce that over these past few weeks, the quality of student work is improving. The errors seen in most documents has been dramatically reduced thanks to the efforts of each student. They are to be commended.