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, February 22, 2015
This week was filled with a wide range of activities for students to experience from creating a couple of short videos with different programs, to creating a game for others to play. Students learned to share their knowledge with others while learning and reenforcing Math and ELA terms they must know for the STAAR test.
To see a full account of what was done in this class and view samples of their work, Click Here.
The class website has also been updated to include videos of the Holocaust trip, the trip to Phil Hardberger Park and the Valentine's Day Dance. Click Here
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Students began work on their Tri-Fold brochure using their Desktop Publishing skills. The topic revolves around the field of robotics. The cover panels are off to a great start as seen in these samples. Stay tuned for updates as the project progresses.