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, December 3, 2017

Self Learning a Challenge

Principles of Information Technology

As students learn to take charge of their own learning and skill mastery, they are exposed to a number of various learning opportunities.  With the numbers changing weekly, the numbers in red represent the number of students engaged in the various "Self-Learning" modules at this time.

  1. Microsoft Word and Basic Desktop Publishing  ()
  2. Digital Citizenship ()
  3. Graphic Design  (7)
  4. Spreadsheets (1)
  5. Professional Development (1)
6.     Python Programming  (29)
7.     MIT App Inventor
  Programming (8)                               
8.      Web Design 💥
9.      Keyboarding  (6)
10.   Career Exploration (3)
11.   Computer Hardware (3)

(💥  Under Development)
12.    Robotics 💥
13.    Emerging Technologies 💥
14.   Business Documents  (1)
15.   Learning.com - Mixed
        Bag (7)
16.   Intro to Networking 💥
17.   Intro to  Cybersecurity💥

Career and Technology

The 6th graders have been busy, busy, busy creating web pages using Google Sites.  These websites are the final projects of their Career Exploration Unit.  While the web pages of these websites still need several rounds of proofreading editing and polishing, here are a few samples to share so far.

Complete websites will be made available when all rounds of editing and polishing are complete.