Welcome!

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, February 21, 2016

Week 23 (February 15, 2016)

During the week of February the 15th, the 6th Graders created a series of Desktop Publishing projects.  Their were challenged and learned to create a mini poster using Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced features of the MS-Word program.  They were also challenged to use what they know about Math and English Language Arts, and to combine their core subject knowledge and understanding with the newly learned skills of Desktop Publishing.

I am very proud of all my student for the Desktop Publishing skills they were able to learn in a short period of time.

CLICK HERE to view video of their work.

Have a great week.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Week 21 (February 8, 2016)

6th Graders just completed a series of tutorial videos relating to Digital Citizenship and Online Safety.  Upon completion of 6 lessons, students earned 2 daily grades.  A test was also administered as the final assessment out of this unit.

With FLEX DAYS this coming week, we will focus on Math and ELA Concepts.  Students will try to create 2 separate products covering 10 - 12 terms.  

We will start our new "Python Programming" unit, the week of the 22nd.

8th Graders completed a video to demonstrate the understanding if camera shots and angles.  When graded and assessed, a few samples will be showcased on my video webpage.  Our weekly newscast was recorded and assembled by Mabel Rios, Emmanuel Tapia and Desirae Cubriel.

To view the newscast, CLICK HERE.

When we continue after "Flex Week", we will begin a new video project.  "Tips and Tricks for Passing STAAR".  Our goal is to create a video that will be used by all students throughout the district.