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.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Week 29

Students completed their very first spreadsheet this week.  We didn't start with a small and simple spreadsheet, but one which was large and complex.  I threw them into the water and all the students proved to be champion swimmers.

Each student started with a list of household items they believed to be essential to setting up their first apartment or dorm room.  As students gathered information from various store websites, they learned about manufacturers and descriptions.  In the process, many students learned and commented on the cost of essential household items.  Many had no idea things could cost so much.

Here is a small sampling of the great spreadsheets created by all 6th Graders.

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