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.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Week 27

Students are learning the basics of how spreadsheet are created.  They began the week by completing the last few lessons and a final quiz at the Learning.com website.   From here, students began their first spreadsheet. This real life scenario spreadsheet has students moving into their first apartment or college dorm room.  They must create a list of needed items.  Internet research was done this week as students went to various store websites to look for things like: tables, chairs, dishes, rugs, lamps, clocks, etc.  In the process students had to shop at a minimum of 3 different stores, look for information regarding brands, descriptions and prices.  Students must have learned a few things since many commented on how expensive things were.

Due to 7th and 8th grade STAAR testing this coming week, our regular work flow will be modified. As this spreadsheet comes together, stay tuned for samples of student created work.

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