Computer

Beginning in Pre-Kindergarten, students learn computer skills to develop effective communication. Formal instruction is provided in a fully equipped, state-of-the-art, networked computer lab. The computer curriculum based on National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), is revised regularly to reflect development of new educational technologies.

Each classroom is equipped with computer workstations and printers where children can integrate computer skills into their daily classroom activities.

Kindergarten through second grade focus on the basic operations and concepts in technology and the social and human issues relating to computers. Students will integrate technology with their classroom curriculum by using computers as tools for study, communication, and research.

Third and fourth graders increase their use of computers by practicing proper keyboarding and key striking skills and increasing accuracy and speed. These students will use word processing software to create multimedia projects and presentations which include graphics, animations, and sounds.

Fifth and sixth graders further develop their technology concepts and skills. Projects and presentations increase in complexity and use of multimedia. A popular project includes creating a movie using Apple’s iPhoto and iTunes. Students also will learn more about networks and the commonly used software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



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