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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 17, 2017

Students complete Module 1 (Microsoft Word and Desktop Publishing)

Principles of Information Technology


Career and Technology

Students spent the last two weeks working through the first of many Self-Learning Modules.  Module 1 (Microsoft Word and Desktop Publishing) had students completing a number of self guided activities resulting in the creation of high quality Social Contracts and Class Picture Projects.  Starting the module with very low Pretest scores, about 95% of students experienced a 60 - 70 increase in their Posttest score at the end.

Each year we begin with a couple of projects designed to introduce students to Microsoft Word and its Visual Design capabilities.  This year, we decided to try doing this same project with a Google Document.  We quickly learned that a Google Document IS NOT Microsoft Word.  Even with limited table and graphic capabilities, students did a fantastic job of creating this year's Class Picture Project.  Here are samples created by each class period.









   

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