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, May 8, 2016

May 8, 2016 (Week 33)

6th Graders have been working at Learning.com as they work through a series of online lessons relating to Web Browsing and Internet usage.  Stay tuned for a final project where they will share what they learned.

8th Grade Audio/Video students completed a series of videos to share what they learned in their "Introduction to Python Programming" unit.  Here are a couple of image samples and videos.

CLICK HERE for a video created by:  Isabella Syma

CLICK HERE for a video created by: Alivia Eberle

Sunday, May 1, 2016

April 31, 2016 (Week 32)

6th graders have a bit of news to share.  As they began their unit in "MIT App Inventor", all 6th graders were surveyed to  see how many students wanted to continue their training in coding next year.  Mrs. Sadler will have her hands busy as she gets the 7th grade schedules set up for next year.   More then 50% of the 6th graders enjoy the challenge of coding, they asked for continued training next year.

Samples of the students first App will be available this week.

This week, 8th Grade is completing a video sharing what they learned in their "Introduction to Python Programming".  The videos are shaping up great and will be available for viewing soon.  Some students who are done with the videos are already moved on to App Inventor.