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.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Week 9 (October 19, 2015)

6th Computer Science

Students worked on a couple of more complex programs this week.  Things did not go as smoothly as I would have liked and we did not progress as far as I had hoped.  This week coming is our last week of Python programming.  Our challenge this coming week is to complete 5 programming assignments from a list of 10.  By providing students with choice of programming assignments, effort and quality will remain high to the end.   Stay tuned for samples of the work they will do this coming week.

8th Grade Audio/Video

Working with "Pinnacle Studio 16" turned out to be a bit more challenging than expected for most students due to all the bells and whistles built into the program.  The Vacation Video they are working on still needs background music and their projects need to made into a movie file.  Students will complete a self-evaluation form on their work before uploading the videos to Youtube.  Final assessment and grading by me will be done when I receive an email from each student with the Internet link to the "Vacation Video" they created.  Stay tuned for "Oscar Award Winning" samples.

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