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, November 13, 2016

On Saturday, November 12, our TechnoPirates Robotics Club drove to Memorial Early College High School in New Braunfels, Texas to participate in an "FTC Robotics Conference".  Many robotic teams from all over south Texas attended the conference.  All club members attended a wide variety of workshops where they learned such things as: 

  • The "Java Programming" needed for this years competition
  • Wiring Best Practices
  • The different "Sensors" to be used in our robots
  • Project Management
  • Judge's View
  • The "Inspire Award" (The award all teams shoot for
There were many other workshops designed to make all teams highly competitive were offered.  Overall, students had a great time and found the experiences exciting.

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