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.