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, September 25, 2016

Working on Necessary Skills

The students in Principles of Information Technology are just now wrapping up their Google Slides and Scripts for their presentations coming up this week.  Stay tuned for samples of slides and maybe even recorded video of some of the presentations.

This week, students in Computer Science are finishing up their presentations.   The presentations which have been done so far have turned out great.  The scripts are well written and the Google Slides are neat, clean and professional looking. Students can be proud of how everything turned out.  We will begin our Python Programming unit this week.

Each Friday, we conclude the week with some sort of "Proofreading" or "Writing" activity.  This week, I had students write about new and upcoming technologies with an emphasis on their writing skills and what they think and feel about the technology coming their way.  I was impressed with how students shared their excitement and/or fears relating to the new technology and how it will impact their lives. With yet another opportunity to practice their "Writing", "Microsoft Word", "Graphic Design or Desktop Publishing" skills, here are a few samples.

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