Academics
Lower School

Technology

List of 6 items.

  • Kindergarten

    • Students will learn the basic operations of a computer (correct use, identifying parts, and proper shutdown techniques).
    • Students will learn and use terminology (double-click, mouse, log on, internet, monitor, favorites, and address bar).
    • Students will manipulate cursor using a mouse.
    • Students will learn keyboarding techniques (finding letters and numbers on the keyboard, using backspace, enter, and spacebar keys).
    • Students will gain knowledge and practice skills using ABCMouse.com.
  • 1st Grade

    • Student will demonstrate correct computer usage (proper shutdown techniques, not sharing passwords, and logging in and out of programs).
    • Student will learn correct keyboarding techniques using a variety of games and interactive software.
    • Students will begin to type using both hands and using the home row keys.
    • Students will use correct terminology when talking about the computer (monitor, mouse, URL, websites, favorites, saving, and username).
    • Students will create ways to share their thinking and learning (creating graphic organizers, creating stories on Story Bird, and using Word to capture thoughts).
    • Students will enhance science, social studies, and math skills by working with interactive websites aligned with the homeroom teachers' curriculum.
  • 2nd Grade

    • Students will demonstrate correct computer usage (proper shut down techniques, not sharing passwords, and logging in and out of programs).
    • Student will learn correct keyboarding techniques using a variety of games and interactive software.
    • Students will use correct hand positioning while making their fingers rest on the home row.
    • Students will use technology to communicate their ideas responsibly (online safety and responsibility).
    • Students use a variety of programs to communicate and share ideas (Story Bird, Book Cover Creator, Story Mapping, Word, and PowerPoint).
    • Students will demonstrate proficiency of saving, opening, and closing files as it relates to PowerPoint and Word.
    • Students will be able to conduct basic searchers on the internet to locate websites that are being used in the classroom.
    • Students will enhance science, social studies, and math skills by working with interactive website aligned with the homeroom teachers' curriculum.
  • 3rd Grade

    • Students will demonstrate correct computer usage (proper shutdown techniques, not sharing passwords, and logging in and out of programs).
    • Student will learn correct keyboarding techniques using a variety of games and interactive software.
    • Students will use correct hand positioning while making their finger rest on the home row.
    • Students will begin answering questions for research purposes while learning the difference between peer-reviewed sites and peer-created sites.
    • Students will create products using story creating websites and presentation websites such as ReadWriteThink and Storybird.
    • Students will create products using PowerPoint and Word that align with the classroom teachers' units of study.
    • Students will enhance science, social studies, and math skills by working with interactive websites aligned with the homeroom teachers' curriculum.
    • Students will learn about online safety appropriate for their age:
    • Students will understand that not everyone in the "real world" or "on-line" is trustworthy;
    • Students will identify what forms "personal information" can take, and how online sources solicit them;
    • Students will learn that rarely are they offered something online without something being expected from them; and,
    • Students will demonstrate why it is unwise to disclose personal information.
  • 4th Grade

    • Students will demonstrate correct computer usage (proper shutdown techniques, not sharing passwords, and logging in and out of programs).
    • Student will learn correct keyboarding techniques using a variety of games and interactive software.
    • Students will demonstrate correct hand positioning while making their fingers rest on the home row.
    • Students will begin answering questions for research purposes while learning the difference between peer-reviewed sites and peer-created sites.
    • Students will create products using story creating websites and presentation websites such as ReadWriteThink and Storybird.
    • Students will use Publisher, Word, and PowerPoint to create products related to classroom teachers' units of study.
    • Students will enhance science, social studies, and math skills by working with interactive websites aligned with the homeroom teachers' curriculum.
    • Students will learn about online safety appropriate for their age:
    • Students will show understanding that not everyone in the "real world" or "on-line" is trustworthy;
    • Students will identify what forms "personal information" can take, and how online sources solicit them;
    • Students will learn that rarely are they offered something online without something being expected from them;
    • Students will understand that passwords protect important information;
    • Students will understand that some files can harm computers; and,
    • Students will demonstrate why it is unwise to disclose personal information.
  • 5th Grade

    • Students will demonstrate correct computer usage (proper shutdown techniques, not sharing passwords, and logging in and out of programs).
    • Student will learn correct keyboarding techniques using a variety of games and interactive software.
    • Students will demonstrate correct hand positioning while making their fingers rest on the home row.
    • Students will create products using story creating websites and presentation websites such as ReadWriteThink and Storybird.
    • Students will use Publisher, Word, and PowerPoint to create products related to classroom lessons.
    • Students will enhance science, social studies, and math skills by working with interactive websites aligned with the homeroom teachers' curriculum.
    • Students will learn about online safety appropriate for their age:
    • Students will be able to describe what personal information consist of;
    • Students will gain appreciation of haw websites gain personal information and what it can be used for;
    • Students will understand it is best to seek advice before entering details online or providing to people offline;
    • Students will understand that not everyone or everything that they encounter online is trustworthy;
    • Students will be able to judge the veracity of a website;
    • Students will learn the ways in which they can protect their personal data;
    • Students will learn that they should seek support if they encounter anything worrying of unsafe while online;
    • Students will explore some strategies to manage cyber-bullying; and,
    • Students will learn that computer viruses can harm a computer, and ways to prevent this.
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