Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Check out the newest video series "How Computers Work" from Code.org:
Code.org Video Page:
Direct Video Link on Youtube:
For more information about this great resource, see Code.org's Newsroom:
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Sample Curriculum (Mini Lessons) for Middle School Students
Lesson #1: Introduction to PA CEW Standards for Students (Click Here For Slides)
Educators across Pennsylvania are now required to help our students create and share evidence of work toward learning about the PA Career Education and Work Standards. The resource listed above provides a basic introduction to these standards, and a starting point to help students create a Google Drive folder to keep their evidence archive.
This program was created at the request of my administrators, and I use various resources (listed below) to get started. I am sure that this is far from an exhaustive list of materials and sources, but it is enough to get someone started, and will provide a basis for educators looking to meet the requirements. I found, while reviewing the lessons I provide in my Computer Skills and Applications class (WEBSITE). There were many of the projects listed that would count toward some of these standards.
Here is a list of sources/referenced websites:
CEW Evidence 515 (Document Templates) Folder Example
Home : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Search Standards - SAS
The College Board - College Admissions - SAT - University & College Search Tool
Executive Functions - Executive Functions
Monday, January 1, 2018
Happy New Year 2018! Padlet Resolutions & UN City Map Project
Happy New Year to EVERYONE! Today you will be easing back into the school-day schedule by discussing exactly what New Year's Resolutions are, and why you should try to set and work toward them. Please review the following presentation from About.com:
When you have discussed WHAT a New Year's Resolution is, and been given some suggestions about how to create them, please click the next link to POST at 2-3 Resolutions of your own to our Padlet Board:
You will need to add 2-3 Resolutions you plan to work toward in the coming year. This board will be public, and you should follow all school rules for internet safety and security.
WHEN YOU ARE DONE, Please Check Out Our U.N. Sustainable Goals City Map Project: