Preschool and Kindergarten will be using programs such as KidPix Deluxe 4. This program is a fun and interactive drawing and painting program. It has five separate areas that use animation, pictures and slides to produce a slide show presentation. They will also be visiting websites such as www.sesamestreet.org and www.ABCmouse.com . Kindergarten will get the opportunity to type short documents using Microsoft Word this year as well.
Grade 1 will be visiting educational websites such as www.ABCmouse.com. They will also using Microsoft Word to type short skill lessons. They will be bringing their work home every two weeks.
Grade 2 will continue to improve their typing skills by typing documents using Microsoft Word. They will also learn to insert and format images as well. They will be assigned usernames and passwords to practice keyboarding at www.typing.com.
Grades 3 and 4 will be assigned usernames and passwords to access www.typing.com. They will be working on improving their keyboard skills during their lab time. Grades 3 and 4 will also be working with Microsoft Word to format documents. For the month of September they will learn to set margins and change their documents orientation.
Grade 5 will be starting research on Catholic saints and complete a bio card about a saint of their choice. They will also be working with www.padlet.com. Padlet is a virtual wall that allows students to express their thoughts on a common topic. Students can add images, videos, documents, and text anywhere on the page. It encourages collaboration among students as well. They will also continue to improve their keyboarding skills as well at www.typing.com.
Grade 6 will continue to work on their typing skills at www.typing.com. They will begin the year by creating a timeline using the read, write, think timeline creator online. They will be researching a specific topic to gather information for their timeline.
Grade 7 will continue to improve their typing skills this year. They will start of the year creating an autobiographical project which will encompass an essay, collage, word cloud, and cover page.
Grade 8 will be learning computer vocabulary. During the month of September they will learn 40 computer vocabulary words and take 2 computer generated exams. They will also continue to improve their keyboarding skills using www.typing.com.