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Technology


Students will work in a Windows environment to learn keyboarding, Microsoft Office programs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Each year we build on what was introduced and worked on the previous year. The goal is for all 8th grade students to be ready for any high school they wish to attend.
 
Early Childhood (Pre-K4 and Kindergarten)
  • Main focus is respect for Computer Equipment
  • Learning how to use the mouse
1st Grade
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel program
  • Begin with file organization, saving files into student’s individual folder
  • Begin letter location on the keyboard
2nd Grade
  • File organization, saving files into student’s individual folder
  • Keyboarding begins second semester
  • Use Microsoft Excel program for collecting data
3rd Grade
  • Major emphasis on accuracy in keyboarding
  • Use Microsoft Excel for collecting data
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
4th Grade
  • Keyboarding for accuracy
  • Introduce Internet for research projects
  • Introduce Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word for typing paragraphs and business letters
5th-6th Grade
  • Microsoft Word for typing academic papers
  • Use Internet for research projects
  • Computer vocabulary
  • Microsoft PowerPoint projects
  • Microsoft Excel for creating charts and graphs
7th-8th Grade
  • Microsoft Word for typing academic papers
  • Use Internet for research projects
  • Computer Vocabulary
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Integration of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs