This survey class is designed to teach students through the Core Knowledge Sequence how to appropriately use many computer applications and track various tech trends.
The course connects programs learned to real-world applications. The ISTE Standards (International Society for Technology in Education), are used as a guide for the curriculum and instruction.
Students will have the opportunity to learn many functions of Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Graphic Arts & Video editing along with Adobe programs such as Photoshop, DreamWeaver and Publisher are taught. Computer hardware, technology history, trends and keyboarding skills are covered per grade level and need.
We will explore Digital Citizenship, create wiki-websites, and develop Multimedia podcast presentations. Some Web 2.0 programs such as Google Docs, Audacity and Gimp are reviewed. Individual and group work is graded using project rubrics.
My name is Mr. Silli (See•Lee) and I am a K12 Technology and Social Sciences teacher in Colorado. I created this site to help my students, parents, and staff members be more informed about my class activities.
I have acquired many computer skills and understand hardware technologies including programming & installation. In December of 2009 I earned my Masters Degree in Information & Learning Technologies (IT) at the University of Colorado.
It has been fantastic to be an educator for 11 years teaching gifted and regular Technology and Social Studies at the secondary level. In 2011 I received my Master Teacher endorsement, and in 2007 I achieved National Board Certification in Social Sciences. At the University of Florida I earned a degree in Communications and received my Educational Certificate from Florida Atlantic University. For more about me visit: Tech Blog.