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.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
This week, the students did a great job of engaging themselves in their study of new technologies. They are turning out to be great note takers. The notes they have been turning in indicate interest in the subject and their note taking skills show improvement. With more practice over the next week or two, 6th graders will be ready to handle any note taking challenge at any level.
Keyboarding takes place each Friday. The students do not mind the lessons because they know keyboarding skills are important.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Students had a great time as we shared Christmas Breaks with each other.
Students reviewed what was learned from a previous learning activity about robots. Students started another activity to help them investigate and learn more about robots and their history.
Due to Benchmark testing, this activity was not completed this week and will continue on Monday.
Over the next 2 or 3 weeks, students will learn about the evolution of robotics by watching a few film scenes from 3 different time periods. The 1950s, the 1970s and 2000s.
No Proofreading or Typing activity this week. We will continue these activities on Thursday and Friday of the this coming week.