This past week, 8th graders are beginning to experience learning in a whole new way. As of this week, no longer are students tied to learning what their teacher feels is important, they have the power to pick and choose technology training which interests them.
As a class, we completed Modules 1 and 2 for the purposes of learning and understanding how the modules are intended to work. As Module 2 (Digital Citizenship) is completed, students are free to choose and have selected the following "Self-Learning" modules: Graphic Design, Keyboarding, Python Programming, App Inventor Programming, Learning.com (Mixed Bag); a module which allows students to select from about 50 different "Learning.Com" online lessons in 11 categories and Computer Hardware. A few others will be selecting their topics on Monday.
For a synopsis of available "Self-Learning" modules:
Over the past several weeks, the 6th graders have been busy learning about "Digital Citizenship". They completed this training module by creating a video using "Windows Movie Maker". In these videos, the 6th graders did a fantastic job of sharing the dangers and suggesting safety tips for using the Internet and Social Media.
To view their videos, select a class period below.
Stay tuned for other great work samples as we begin Module 9 (Career Exploration).