Course Title: Computer
Grade Kindergarten, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Faculty Name Mrs. Michelle Kalish, Mrs. Jacqueline Mueller, Mrs. Debra Brungo
Miss Mallory Voltz, Ms. Maria Young
Text Real Journeys in Technology
Publisher Futurekids, Inc.
Significant Curriculum Guidelines
Receive instruction built around key technology areas. They include:
• Word Processing (Word)
• Desktop Publishing (Publisher)
• Graphics (Publisher, Word, Kid Pix)
• Multimedia (PowerPoint)
• Spreadsheets (Excel)
• Databases (Access)
• Applied Technology (Value of computer applications and use of technology)
• Internet (Explorer – web searches)
Cover the curriculum topics and be allowed enough opportunities to practice, and over time, to achieve mastery of these skills.
Learn software such as Kid Pix Deluxe, Storybook Weaver Deluxe for levels K-2 and Microsoft Office for levels 3-8.
Use electronic templates with which students work to build upon the technology skills and content knowledge taught in preceding lessons.
The primary students experience technology via our mobile iPad lab one period per week. In this class they have the opportunity to explore the internet as well as use various educational applications (apps) to enhance their classroom learning.
Students in our middle and upper elementary classes will be given the opportunity to develop or expand their computer skills using a mobile laptop lab attending Computer class one period per week.
In addition to the Real Journeys in Technology lessons, students are given Internet activities to develop effective search strategies and also are given opportunities to conduct research for projects assigned in other classes.
We also try to undertake cross-curricular projects using the tools with which we have worked such as creating line graphs to illustrate their accuracy in archery and designing bar graphs to show data from science experiments.
As per our grading policy, all computer grades are earned at the second and fourth grading periods.
Kindergarten through Grade 2 receive an S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory), Grades 3 through 8 receive letter grades.
Students in the primary grades are graded on participation during class time. The older students are graded on assessments provided by the Real Journeys in Technology guide at the end of each unit. Periodically projects are assigned that they are required to complete during a certain number of class periods.