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.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Week 6 (September 28, 2015)

This week, our Audio/Video class began their "Travel Log" video.  They used the Internet this week to gather facts about 5 different countries and tourist attractions to visit.  They also took pictures in front of a green screen.  These pictures will be used in learning about Pinnacle Studio and Chroma Key processing.   Once they have placed themselves in a photo of their vacation spots, they will create a video presentation with facts and information using PowerPoint.  The PowerPoint will be converted to a video and completed with Pinnacle Studio.  Titles, Ending Credits and Music will be added.  By the end of this week, I will have some fine vacation videos to showcase.

Our 6th Graders spent the week learning about Python Programming.  As students over came the initial challenges of Uploading and Download files from their Google Drive, the assignments themselves eventually began to work themselves out.  By this coming Friday, I hope students know enough about the first few programming instructions, they will be able to write their own program. Keep in touch to see how it all turns out.

Also, the Devine Game Pep Rally video can be viewed here:  (CLICK HERE)

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