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, March 1, 2015
This week, work continues with our Tri-Fold brochure project. During the first week of this project it was apparent some of my 6th grade students were struggling. I decided to offer an alternative assignment which some gladly accepted. In this alternative project, students have to create 3 documents on 3 different subjects. About half of the students chose to continue work with the brochure. In these final projects students must use and practice all their Desktop Publishing skills. Things are flowing more smoothly now and the student should wrap up this project on Thursday.
Students appear to have learned enough about Microsoft Word and Desktop Publishing to work independently with little supervision from me. Question and focus is shifting from "how" to do something to the more advanced aspects of the design process.
When this project is complete this week, we move on to Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets.
Due to the editing and polishing needed for this project, the proof reading exercise we normally do on Thursday was not needed.
On Friday, students completed Lesson 5 of their Typing Program. About 90% of all students are typing at the required speed and accuracy. We will see how it goes over the next few weeks as speed and accuracy requirements increase with each passing week..
On a different note, there is a completed video put online which showcases some of the work other classes did during FLEX Week.