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 12, 2015
Busy week. Students completed 2 assigned lessons (from a list of 12) relating to Digital Citizenship and Online Safety. Upon completing the lessons with a minimum required score, students were teamed up with classmates who completed the same lessons for a brief presentation to share what was learned. All teams of 2 or 3 students did a great job of presenting and sharing.
As students complete mini-posers and complete a final test this upcoming week, sample mini-posters or other pictures will be posted here for all to see. Also, the Computer Science and Audio/Video Technology classes will begin to work on separate projects.