In computer class students learn to cooperate, collaborate, create, and communicate through the use of technology. Throughout the school year, students will develop keyboarding skills, gain strong digital citizenship, and use technology to discover, compose, and produce cross-curriculur multimedia projects.
Each grade level receives weekly formal instruction in our wireless computer lab using applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite; Tech4Learning’s Pixie, Windows moviemaker, Scratch programming and Kidspiration graphic organizer. These software programs, many Web2.0 tools, iPad apps and Google accounts are all used to create projects that support what the students are learning in the classroom. When students create projects as an extension of class work, they also learn to follow basic directions to open applications, find and save files, and develop keyboard skills.