Keyboarding Skills is the main skill focused on. Students will be given opportunities to get a lot of practice learning to type accurately and quickly.
Equipment Identification is taught in grades K-5 to give the students the knowledge of identifying different types of technology equipment from the parts of a computer like monitor and the keyboard to other types of technology found in today's society like the Ipod, printers, fax machines, the cell phone, and much more.
Computer Basics like using the mouse (clicking and scrolling), sitting correctly in their seat at the computer, turning the computers on and off, and other minor skills will be taught in grades K-5.
Microsoft Word is a word processing software used to type research papers, letters, resumes, and much more. Students will be introduced to Microsoft Word in 2nd grade and they will be introduced to more skills as they move into grades 3, 4 & 5.
Microsoft PowerPoint is a software used to make slide shows. Students will be introduced to the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, and as they get more familiar with the program they will be taught the advanced skills found within the software. (2nd Grade/3rd Grade will be taught the basics, while 4th and 5th grade will be introduced to the advanced skills.)
Research is a very important skill that is taught to students to teach them how to search the Internet for the appropriate and accurate information needed for their project. Students will be taught about search engines and important websites that will help in research.
Safety is extremely important to teach young children when using the Internet. Students will be taught how to use the Internet Safely and
page updated on: 9/17/18propriately.