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Our Technology Program

 

Pre-K, ages 3-4


In the computer lab: 

  • Introduce computer basics: terminology, usage of keyboard and Mouse 
  • Learn to use the touch screen to start, use, and exit online Pre-K level educational software programs, such as ABC Mouse, ABCya, and More Starfall.
  • Learn computer lab rules and proper classroom conduct. 

In the classroom:

  • Introduce iPads to access age-appropriate online learning games and activities.
  • Expand computer-related vocabulary.

Kindergarten, age 5


In the computer lab:

  • Start computer and logon to the school's network 
  • Shut down the machine properly. 
  • Begin to learn about different types of computer hardware and how it is used.  
  • Expand use of appropriate online learning applications to increase math, reading, and language arts skills.

In the classroom:

  • Expand the use of iPads to access online learning applications.


1st Grade


In the computer lab:

  • Introduce type-by-touch keyboarding using Read, Write, and Type, including proper posture and hand positioning.
  • Introduce word processing using *MS Word and use of the internet as a research tool.
  • Expand knowledge of computer vocabulary.  
  • Learn to print projects using available hardware.  
  • Expand use of online learning applications.  
  • Introduce *MS Paint, to create and print original graphics projects.
  • Introduce internet safe use practices.
  • Introduce online IXL Math to enhance math skills.

In the classroom:

  • Utilize online learning applications using whiteboard instruction and iPads.
  • Learn to access and complete Accelerated Reader testing.


2nd Grade


In the computer lab:

  • Initiate advanced Mavis Beacon type-by-touch keyboarding program.
  • Introduce *MS PowerPoint and create simple slide projects using text and pictures.
  • Expand knowledge and use of word processor, *MS Word.
  • Introduce online Spanish language instruction using Duolingo.
    • Expand knowledge of technology vocabulary.  
    • Learn how to download and utilize images and text from the internet.
  • Review internet safe use practices.
  • Use online programs IXL, Starfall, ABCya, and ABC Mouse increase knowledge of math, reading, and language arts skills.

In the Classroom:

  • Use iPads to collect information for teacher-assigned projects.
  • Introduce use of Chromebooks for gathering online information and  accessing teacher-created instructions and assignments.
  • Utilize Accelerated Reader testing.



3rd Grade


In the computer lab:

  • Develop knowledge and use of *MS Word and *MS PowerPoint.
  • Develop  type-by-touch keyboarding skills using Mavis-Beacon.
  • Expand knowledge of technology vocabulary.
  • Advance online information gathering skills.
  • Continue use of IXL Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts skills.
  • Continue use of online Duolingo Spanish language instruction.

In the classroom:

    • Introduce Robotics using iPads to program and operate Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot robots.
  • Advance online information gathering skills.
  • Use Chromebooks and the Google Classroom application to access and complete posted teacher assignments.
  • Introduce 3D printing using Monoprice MP Select printer hardware.
  • Introduce 3D printer project creation using Tinkercad software.
  • Expand knowledge of robotics and 3D printing vocabulary.




4th Grade


In the computer lab:

  • Develop knowledge and use of *MS Word and *MS PowerPoint.
  • Develop  type-by-touch keyboarding skills using Mavis-Beacon.
  • Expand knowledge of technology vocabulary.
  • Advance online information gathering skills.
  • Continue use of IXL Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts skills.
  • Continue use of online Duolingo Spanish language instruction.

4th Grade in the lab (cont.)

  • Review internet safe use practices.

In the classroom:

    • Develop Robotics knowledge using iPads to program and operate Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot robots.
  • Create projects using online skills to gather and assemble data.
  • Use Chromebooks and the Google Classroom application to access and complete posted teacher assignments.
  • Develop 3D printing using Monoprice MP Select printer hardware.
  • Develop 3D printer project creation skills using Tinkercad software.
  • Expand knowledge of robotics and 3D printing vocabulary.


5th Grade


In the computer lab:

  • Develop knowledge and use of *MS Word and *MS PowerPoint.
  • Develop  type-by-touch keyboarding skills using Mavis-Beacon.
  • Expand knowledge of technology vocabulary.
  • Advance online information gathering skills.
  • Continue use of IXL Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts skills.
  • Continue use of online Duolingo Spanish language instruction.
  • Introduce use of MS Excel to create lists and graphs.
  • Review internet safe practices.

In the classroom:

    • Develop Robotics knowledge using iPads to program and operate Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot robots.
  • Create projects using online skills to gather and assemble data.
  • Use Chromebooks and the Google Classroom application to access and complete posted teacher assignments.
  • Develop 3D printing skills using Monoprice MP Select printer hardware.
  • Develop 3D printer project creation skills using Tinkercad software.
  • Expand knowledge of robotics and 3D printing vocabulary.