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, April 5, 2015

Week 28

6th Graders are on their way to completing their first Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.  They have filled in the data from their "First Apartment" research and are ready to wrap up their spreadsheet by learning to add Functions, Currency Formatting, Borders and a little color.  As soon as they are done, they will be reviewing and getting ready for their first Excel test on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The students next spreadsheet will have them owning their own store.  In their next spreadsheet, students will learn to work with "Cost, Markup and Selling Price" for each item they sell.

As students complete their spreadsheets, samples will be made available for viewing.  Stay tuned.

If all goes well, we may do another Proofreading and Typing Lesson on Thursday and Friday.

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