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, January 31, 2016

Week 20 (January 25, 2016)

This week, my 8th graders completed another "Lytle Junior High Newscast".  In this project, each news team learns to type in a news script for our teleprompter.  They experience what it is like to be under the lights and in front of a camera.   Once the newscast is recorded, students use Pinnacle Studio to assemble the various parts, edit and complete the video for Internet broadcast.  This week's newscast was created by Ariatna Gonzalez, Isabella Syma and Emry Lira.

To watch the video, CLICK HERE.

My 6th Grade, Computer Science students completed and turned in their Social Contracts using Google Classroom.  Students started our new unit on "Digital Citizenship and Online Safety".  We are using our Learning.com (EasyTech) curriculum.  We will spend 3 or 4 days in this unit before we get into computer programming.

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