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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...

This week's focus in Technology Foundations is teaching students how to conduct research online - looking for sources that are reliable and credible. 

First, we will learn about Boolean operators and how they help yield results that cater to exactly what we are looking for when we conduct research. 

Next, we will use the CARS method to check sources for: credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and support. Student will conduct research on the Internet using a variety of different search engines.

Finally, we will learn how to use telecommunication applications to send/receive sources we have found. We will be using the students' Canvas email accounts to compose, organize, and send emails that contain attachments. With this type of interactive communication, we will also discuss how to appropriately behave online!

Looking forward to a good week in Unit 2 :) 

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 ...

This week's focus in STEM will be on the 6 branches of technology! 

Students will be going in-depth with each branch of technology and studying different advancements in each field and their effects on society.

6 Branches of Technology

Information & Communication

BioTechnology: Medical & Agriculture


Manufacturing & Construction


Energy & Power

Students will also begin learning The Design Process and constructing plans to build an aquaponics farm to grow vegetation and fish as we study bio-agricultural technology. 

We will have a great week :) 

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

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Look at what we've done!!!

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