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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@unionyellowjackets.org



Tech Foundations: Unit 2

This unit we are learning Internet tools in the classroom. 

In this unit, students will learn about netiquette, online communication, and Boolean operators.

Essential Questions we'll cover:
Who controls what is posted on the Internet

What is the purpose of acceptable use policies?

How were things done differently before the Internet?

What new developments do you think will happen in the future via the Internet?

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





STEM: Unit 2

STEM students will be learning that technology is always changing and requires continuous learning of new skills. We will be focused on the evolution of technology and how it depends on our human needs and wants.

Essential Questions we'll cover:

What are the 6 branches of technology?

How does technology evolve?

How is society affected by technology?

How can technology benefit your personal/career needs?

How can technology make jobs easier?


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: 

1st Period: 
Planning

2rd Period:
STEM

3th Period: 
STEM

4th Period:
STEM

5th Period:
Technology Foundations

6th Period:
STEM

7th Period:
Technology Foundations

8th Period:
STEM






Look What We've Done!







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