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Amanda Cassel

About Mrs. Cassel:
Hello, all! My name is Amanda Cassel, and I am so honored to teach 7th grade Technology Foundations & 8th grade Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) this year at Union Middle School. I look forward to teaching each of your children this year. Please contact me if you have any questions or need any additional information at cassela@unioncity.k12.ms.us.

This week in Tech Foundations...

Tech Foundations is continuing this 9 weeks in learning and applying word processing and desktop publishing. Using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher, students are creating, formatting, and editing:
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Prom Invitations
  • Restaurant Menus
  • Flyers
  • Brochures
 Essential Questions Covered:
  • What kinds of jobs use word processing skills?
  • How can word processing make your life easier?
  • Why is it important to follow appropriate desktop publishing guidelines?

Technology Foundations Units

Unit 1: Orientation and Ethics

Unit 2: Internet Tools in the Classroom

Unit 3: Computing Fundamentals

Unit 4: Windows and Operating Systems 

Unit 5: Keyboarding

Unit 6: Word Processing/Desktop Publishing 

Unit 7: Multimedia Presentations

Unit 8: Spreadsheet Applications

Unit 9: Social Media 

Unit 10: Career Exploration



This week in STEM ...

For the next 6 weeks, STEM students will be learning about FINANCIAL LITERACY!

We are using Dave Ramsey's "Foundations in Personal Finance: Middle School Edition" to teach students the basis of financial responsibility. Throughout this unit, we will be covering budgeting & saving, credit & debit, entrepreneurship, investing, insurance, global economics, and consumerism.

Students will get a first-hand taste of financial planning as they are responsible for creating a budget for their "families." They will learn how to write checks, pay taxes/insurances, bills, and calculate net worth based on their liabilities and assets. 

We will have a great 9 weeks :) 

STEM Units

Unit 1: Orientation and Ethics

Unit 2: Technology Literacy 

Unit 3: The Design Process 

Unit 4: Emerging Technologies

Unit 5: Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Unit 6: Sustainable Design and Technology

Unit 7: Power and Energy 

Unit 8: Robotics Simulation 

Unit 9: Financial and 
Economic Literacy 

Unit 10: Workplace Skills: School to Careers

Class Schedule: 

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Technology Foundations

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Look at what we've done!!!

Amanda Cassel,
Aug 2, 2017, 12:58 PM