I'm glad to be back in the classroom(s) after losing a full week last week with pneumonia turning into bronchitis. I must have needed the rest, and it was mostly restful once Vanderbilt Clinic stabilized my meds; but I'm so happy to be back. I so appreciate my students and my colleagues here at McMurray Middle School.
We came back to complete introductions to moving around in Microsoft Excel. The task is to draw a squirrel (after getting virtual feet wet spelling one's name in "pixels," excel cells rendered into squares with a little trick--highlighting the entire document and dragging the A column into squares). Voila--pixels. A pixel, of course is the smallest element of an online picture, only having come into being in the mid 1960s when computer engineers needed a way to scale images on a screen.
|courtesy Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel|
Not easy! I'm proud of all the kids who put in focused effort and got 'er done! Here's one 7th grader working intently on his squirrel:
and some younger kids working on their names in the initial introduction:
Next up, we'll get into a little graphing by first recording our current grades in each class in the Campus portal, then making a quick spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. There are only two more weeks of classes with this cadre of students before we shift to the final 9 weeks of learning and a completely new group of students. Stay well!