In today’s world, students must prepare themselves for a wide range of college and work opportunities. All students want to lead a happy life and enjoy the good things the world has to offer. Our students will certainly be provided a quality education. This year I am working with our junior high students as they learn and master a wide range of 21st Century Skills.

In this year’s “Technology Applications” class, students will learn and master various topics associated with computers and technology.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Week 1: Off to a Great Start

The 6th graders in Technology Applications are off to a great start. For this first week of school, students were up and running in all 3 of their accounts (Network, Google and Blackboard).

Students were introduced to graphic design as they learned a number of things pertaining to Graphic Images and Google Documents. By the end of the week, two assignments were submitted through Blackboard.

Next week, we will start Module 1 (Microsoft Word and Tables). By the end of this module, students will have completed our "Social Contract" and "Class Picture Set". A final project will have students using what they learned to create 1 of 3 different projects.

Keep an eye out for project samples to be posted in future posts.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The Renewal is Upon Us

After the first week of In-Service, it's great to be back.  The training this week goes a long way towards honing our craft and getting us ready for the new year.  By improving ourselves as teachers, we stand better prepared to move our students to new levels of knowledge and understanding.  I'm looking forward to our second week of training and preparation. 

Our Meet the Parents night is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13 (5:00 - 7:00 pm).  I look forward to meeting as many parents as possible.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Almost Time

The new school year is quickly approaching and it won't be long before I start posting student work again.

I have spent the summer making edits, adjustments, and modifications to the Self-Learning Modules students will be using this year.   I added 2 new modules.  One on Self-Improvement to help with the necessary Soft-Skills needed in today's workplace.  Another is a new coding or programming module where students learn Scratch Programming and game creation.

If you wish to preview the Self-Learning Modules for the year, Click Here.

Enjoy the remaining time over the next 2 weeks as we ready ourself for the great year to come.