Welcome parents/guardians to my 8th grade tech and careers class blog! I update this parent blog on Sunday nights to give you a preview of our class lessons for the coming week. If you ever have any questions about our work, your student's grade or other information, please feel free to call me between 1:20-2 or 3:10-3:30 at our school number: 234-7123. You may also send me an email and I will respond within that same day: resa.hersel@harrison.kyschools.us

I am also the STLP (student tech club) sponsor.
Our next meeting will Wednesday, April 18 from 3:15-4:30 and that is our last meeting for the year. Students will need a ride if they attend. Rides should be here by 4:30. Please send a dessert or a bag of chips in with your child that morning. I will provide pizza and drinks for our ending party. We will do a variety of tech activities at the meetings. No previous experience is required to join. Also please note if we have a snow/flood/NTI day on a scheduled meeting day, that meeting will not be made up the next week. We will stick to the schedule.

Week of April 16 We will continue our digital literacy course this week. Students are taking an online course and learning about these topics: how to choose a computer to fit your needs, how to use your cell phone safely, how to avoid online viruses, how to conduct online research using legitimate websites, protecting online information, what is plagiarism and how to avoid it, and STEM careers (science, tech, engineering, and math).

Students will have 10 minutes of keyboarding practice at the end of some classes to help them increase their speed and accuracy. If they would like to practice at home, they can sign in at this website using their student user names and passwords. They should be able to remember those. LINK

Thanks for stopping by to see what's up in our class this coming week.