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, October 30, 2016

Plugging Away at Great Things

The Principles of Information Technology class has been involved in "Career Exploration".  In this unit, we have covered much ground and getting ready to wrap up the unit with Job Applications for work.  Students will complete 3 job applications on paper and one sample online application. Coming soon is a major final project to share what was learned in the unit.  For their final project, students will choose from three different activities.  Stay tuned.

In Computer Science, students are programming in Python.  At the end of each 5 programming exercises, students work on a larger program using the skills they are learning.  Their second major program will have students listing their 8 courses and grades.  A grade average must be calculated and a message is displayed based on the grade average.  Students who have a high average will see a message of congratulations.  Students who's average is not so good, will receive a message of encouragement.  Students with a failing average will be be directed to get additional help as needed.

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