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, May 2, 2015

Week 33

I wish to thank all the parents who came out to the "Student Showcase" held at the elementary school last week.  It is always a pleasure to see parents involved in what their children and other students are doing throughout the schools of our district.

This week, the 6th grade technology students began working on the creation of a "Portfolio Website". This week was spent learning how to create 3 simple web pages using Microsoft Word.  Once the three pages were created, students learned how "Hyperlinks" connect the pages together into a website.

Over the next few weeks, students will create a more elaborate website with about 5 or 6 pages. These pages will consist of a Home Page, a Biography Page, A Special Interest Page, a page about the things they are learning here at school.  One page about this Technology Class as well as one other class of their choice.  All in all, I am hoping for about 5 or 6 pages.

Stay tuned as these pages will eventually be placed on the Internet through my Class Website.

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