Computer Technology


I'm Mark Lushenko, a Microsoft Certified Professional and a public school teacher since 1991. Before that I was in the U.S. Navy aboard a submarine and worked as a nuclear reactor operator.

My mission: Inspire students to improve their lives.



March 20, 2019 (Wednesday)

Typed up the "The Muddy Road" story for speed and accuracy (click here)

Learned to create tables, to merge table cells, and adjust column widths (instructional video here)

Reviewed how to make special characters with the keyboard and in Google products (instructional video here)

Created an original "My Classes" Google Slide show (sample slide show here)

March 19, 2019 (Tuesday)

Typed up the "Focusing on Your Goals" essay for speed and accuracy (click here)

Learned to add slide numbers and background color to Google Slides

Learned about picture resolution (slide show here)

Created the "Animal Varieties" slide show--added slide numbers, background color, transitions, a conclusion slide and animated the bullet lists of the guide here)

March 18, 2019 (Monday)

First day of Term 4--the course syllabus is here.

Learned to create slide shows with transitions and animation using Google Slides

Created an original "3 Animals" slide show with transitions and animiation (sample here).

Term 4 agenda:

    • make and give presentations using Google Slides
    • in teams, storyboard and create short videos then edit them using Microsoft Movie Maker
    • create podcasts using Audacity (free download at
    • create charts, graphs and basic calculations with Google Sheets
    • format professional block-style letters with open punctuation using Google Docs
    • integrate graphs, columned text, and images to create newsletters
    • create multimedia presentations using VoiceThread software
    • create original comic strips with
    • archive student work online on personal Internet wiki pages at