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, December 6, 2015

Week 14 (November 30, 2015)

6th Graders did a great job this week as we finished up our MIT App Inventor Programming Unit. After working on 5 introductory Apps to introduce "Block Programming", students were administered a Post Test to ensure knowledge and understanding.  70% of all students tested scored a perfect score of 100%.  Given the complexity of computer programming, all 6th graders should be commended for their efforts.  Students will be wrapping up the semester with a final unit relating to "Computer Hardware" concepts.  Here is a sample of the App students created.

8th Graders in Audio/Video Technology completed an "Event Video".  Two of which were showcased on my website "joecorona.net".   Students worked on on this project.  They are currently working on "Tutorial Videos" to teach others concepts relating to video production.  Stay tuned for completed project samples soon.