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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, January 14, 2018

New Semester Means a New Beginning

Career and Technology

6th graders are off to a great start for the New Year.  They begin the new semester with a Spreadsheet Assignment they left pending before Christmas Break.  They completed an online lesson at Learning.com and took Quiz #1.  With 90% of the quiz grades being 80 % or higher, working our way through Module 4 (Spreadsheets) will be a breeze. 

It won't be long before our 6th graders learn the basics of creating spreadsheets on their own and well enough to create a spreadsheet of their own creation and design.


Principles of Information Technology

We closed out the semester with the very first group of 8th graders to ever complete "Self-Learning" modules.  Each module began with a Pretest.  After their Pretest, each student completed a series of learning activities, quizzes and projects.  They then took a Post Test to determine the growth of their knowledge and skills. 

I am including a link to a Spreadsheet with "Pretest" and "Post Test" scores.  The scores have been charted for graphic representation.  The charts can be found at the bottom of each spreadsheet.  Student names ARE NOT revealed in any way and not all Learning Modules were completed by students. Four of the 18 modules were not taken by students and do not have any data in them.  3 new modules were added over Christmas Break.   One module is not conducive to Pre or Post testing.

I am looking forward to working with a new group of 8th graders as they learn and master the skill of learning on their own.


 Stay tuned for the great things created by our students.