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Johanna DeKalb -- Research and Reporting 7/8

Welcome to Computer Applications 7  and Technology 8 (formerly known as Research and Reporting)

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In this class, we will be learning about the resources not only available in the high school library but also online for doing research, reference help, or for completing projects as well as explore Technology and pre-engineering skills.  Students in Grade 7 will be introduced to Google Docs/Google Apps as a way to organize their ideas for a writing or research project, and also have opportunities to learn about and practice citing and documenting sources correctly.  Students in Grade 7 will also explore topics in Digital Citizenship to learn how they can be a “good citizen” online and be informed users of the Internet.  Students in Grade 8 will explore Technology through hands-on experience and activities, such as computer coding (programming), computer aided design/three-dimensional design, and in working with Lego Robotics. We will accomplish our objectives in both classes through hands-on activities and various group and individual projects that will be completed in class.


Google Classroom --All assignments and handouts can be found on our Google Classroom page.

The pictures and video below show some of the Lego Robotics projects that were created by students last spring in the Technology 8 Experience Group.


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We have also designed and built roller coasters that have to be able to carry a marble from a starting point to finish area.










Contact information:
Question for the teacher/librarian? Please feel free to contact me at: johanna.dekalb@rswsu.org