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 11, 2015
This past week was very productive.
6th graders continue with with coding using the Python Programming Language. They learned how to work with the Python "Turtle Tool" allowing them to draw squares and circles. Students are having fun as they learn to code, test and debug their programs. This week, they will continue working with the "Turtle Tool" as their programming exercises become more sophisticated.
View samples of what was created: Click Here
8th Graders in Audio/Video are in the middle of creating a vacation video. Last week they learned to work with Pinnacle Studio 16 as they had to take their green screen pictures and process them with pictures from 5 different countries and tourist attractions. This coming week, they will be using PowerPoint as they take their vacation pictures and combine them with facts and information relating to the countries and tourist attractions they visited. They will complete their project in Pinnacle Studio as they add titles, credit and music to their video.
Stay tuned next week to check out their completed videos.
Have a safe and blessed week.