I am excited to be with you for the 2019-2020 school year in the CTE Business Department! We have many projects that we will create, many skills that we will learn, and many concepts that we will introduce.
My name is Thomas Williamson and I have been teaching for 13 years. I am originally from Charlotte and have taught at the Elementary, Middle, and High School Levels. I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching and fully believe that all students can be successful in my classroom.
I have posted my expectations, class overviews, grading scale, and links to viewing your student’s assignments on Canvas.
6th Grade: Career Exploration – We will explore careers and career options that are ahead of you in your life story. We will have guest speakers and reach out to different parts of the community to connect with real life career experiences.
7th Grade: Digital Literacy; Keyboarding and Creating Documents - We will work on our typing skills and introduce some of the capabilities of MS Word. We will create documents that contain hyperlinks, pictures, and tables. We will also focus on our Words Per Minute typing speed using the “touch” method of typing (without looking at our fingers!)
8th Grade: Office Productivity – We will work with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to create many different kinds of documents. This is a project based class and we will work on our presentation skills along with our computer skills.
If you love computers, this is the right place for you…
you will feel right at home!
If you are terrified of computers…
this is the right place for you too! I’m here to help you out!
Looking forward to a great year,
***ASSIGNMENTS FOR SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS***
All classes will have assignments on CANVAS.
Access your canvas class like we have in class by clicking here: http://abss.instructure.com/
What a different time we are in to find ourselves here. As you navigate your way around Canvas, and your classes, please feel free to ask me for help, even if it's not for my class. I'm happy to help you out.
You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org ; through Google Chat ; or message me through Canvas.
We are keeping our class going and will have activities for you each week. The activity for the week will be due at 1pm each Friday.
Click on the links below to see the weekly plans and assignments as we go along.
Feel free to go ahead and get things done early if you'd like!
Week 1: 4-6-2020 to 4-9-2020
Come and visit me during my online times:
Mondays and Wednesdays:
8th Grade- 9:00 to 9:20
7th Grade- 11:30 to 11:50
6th Grade- 1:20 to 1:40
The link for my Google Meet session is in Canvas
- How to Submit an assignment in CANVAS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz8bySUS5mY
- CANVAS access for parents: https://www.abss.k12.nc.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1682
- You will need to set up an account as an Observer
- links here for addin apps to your phone as well!
- How to connect with your student using the CANVAS parent mobile app.