End of the year project!

Junior High and High School end of the year project will be due on May 23rd. I will not accept late work. CTE end of the year project is due May 25th. I will not accept late work.

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Finals Week!

Finals this week! Class hour 1, 3-7 will take the final on the 24th of May.

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Digital Citizenship

The last four to five weeks, HS and JH Tech classes have been learning what it is like to be a Digital Citizen. The ins and outs, the rights and wrongs. There have been many discussions, projects and in-class work to be cognizant to their technical surroundings. What is a Digital Citizen? Simply, people characterizing themselves as digital citizens often use IT extensively, creating blogs, using social networks, and participating in web journalism sites. Although digital citizenship potentially begins when any child, teen, and/or adult signs up for an email address, posts pictures online, uses e-commerce to buy merchandise online, and/or participates in any electronic function, process of becoming a digital citizen goes beyond simple Internet activity. For an idea of what lessons the students have been learning. Please visit www.commonsensemedia.org, Unit lessons 1 through...

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Typing, Typing, and more Typing

High School and Junior High Tech are working on Typingtrainer.com. Practice Sample Lesson #6. Typing assessment #3 will consist of WPM and accuracy while typing sentences. HS goal: 55WPM, 95% Accuracy. JH goal: 45WPM 95% Accuracy.

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Typing, Typing, Typing

The past week each class found their home….home keys that is. This was the capstone to the first unit. The concentration was on speed and accuracy, individually, and then together as a whole. It started a little rough as each student had to learn the proper way to type and sit at their computer. As the days went on, the students found themselves competing with other classmates and getting faster as they worked on accuracy. In the coming weeks, the kids will continue with honing in on their typing skills, working towards their goal of 55wpm (requirement to pass the class), and then learning translate information from a hard copy to a soft copy in a given time...

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History of Computers

This past week we dove into the history of computers. We started with the abacus and finished up with the Personal Computer (PC). We touched up on some important individuals who contributed to the innovations and inventions of the computer itself, along with the contributions to how the computer works for us. From Charles Babbage, the father of computers, to the great innovators such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, we explored their great accomplishments and how every effort was to maintain efficiency while identifying the need to improve speed and...

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