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 19, 2015

Week 4 (September 14, 2015)

Students had a great week as they finished up their "Digital Citizenship" training and Mini-Posters. The challenge was on as most students had never used MS-Word for a Desktop Publishing project before.  Many students did a great job of rising to the high standards set for grammar, spelling and punctuation.  Some even took it upon themselves to make edits and corrections to prepare their project for showcase.  Posters will be scattered around our campus to remind student and teachers to be safe while on the Internet.

Here are a few samples of the Mini-Posters created by 6th and 8th graders this week.

Others completed this week will be added to these in a video I will post on Youtube soon.

Thanks for viewing and have a great week.