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, September 5, 2015

Week 2 (September 5, 2015)

This past week was a productive one.  As students took their test over the Rules, Policies and Procedures of the school, students discovered they knew more than they realized.  Every student passed the test with high marks and without any issues. Our Social Contracts have been finalized with our list of social norms.  They have been printed out, signed and they are now ready for display.

A Pretest was administered as we started our new unit: Digital Citizenship and Online Safety. Students started with a 10 question Pretest.  Using our new Easytech curriculum, students completed two online lessons.  This coming week, students will be grouped into teams of 2 or 3 for a brief presentation to share what they learned from the lessons.  A mini poster will be created for display around the school and a Post-Test will be given to ensure knowledge and understanding.

Tune in next week for samples of the student's posters.

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