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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 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
    • 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