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.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Week 25

6th Graders completed their Desktop Publishing Unit with awesome product creations.  While some students completed their Tri-Fold brochures, others completed alternative documents.  Throughout each product, students had to demonstrate their proficiency in using the following Microsoft Word tasks:  Page Orientation, Page Margins, Page Borders, Word Art, Font Style, Font Size, Bolding, Text Alignment, Graphics, Graphics Resizing, Graphic Frames, Text Wrapping, Text Boxes, etc.  Most of these are advanced Microsoft Word features.

Students began the school year with little or no knowledge of Microsoft Word and in a few short months learned the basics, intermediate and advanced features of this Powerful Business program.  I do not have any doubts students are ready to use Microsoft Word with confidence as they move into 7th, 8th, high school and beyond.

Watch this video and others at the Class Website.  Click Here.

You can also watch the video directly from Youtube.  Click Here

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