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

Week 19

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.
This week, students had an opportunity to practice their writing skills.  They were given a document with five writing prompts and given the option to pick and choose any two topics.  We will do a number of various writing activities throughout the spring because 6th graders know that "Practice makes Perfect".

Keyboarding takes place each Friday.  The students do not mind the lessons because they know keyboarding skills are important.

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