Friday, November 13, 2009

Mid Quarter

Hello Tech World,

This week has consisted of a lot of studying and planning. At Heald, this week was the mid quarter start so a completely new set of students. As the quarter continues to unravel, students are starting to feel comfortable with the computer and its major components. It really is amazing to see how students with time and practice become more knowledgeable on the computer and its software. When students have to do assignments they are no longer afraid and are actually eager to begin to put their practice into use. This week students took their first major exam of the quarter and I am happy to report that they all did a great job. I always feel that when my students succeed I succeed. Therefore, I am a happy camper for this week. It truly feels good to see my students interested in the material and most importantly, they are eager to learn.
The project on excel is going really well. When it comes to students own progress and if it has meaning to their own lives they are eager to learn the material. Students are beginning to project their grades for all of their classes, it great since, they know depending on how they do on assignments and exams will determine how they do in the course. They look over all of the percentages and say, “I need to try harder next time on the next test or assignment or my grade will drop 3%.” I truly enjoy seeing all of my students motivated and wanting to know and understand how they are dong academically. I know that this project on excel will be something they can carry out on other areas of their life. Since, students have the necessary skills to understand excel they are going to utilize the program to its fullest potential. Hope everyone is doing well with all of their projects and classes.