The technology program is a comprehensive program that teaches skills that are necessary in today’s world. These skills are intensified as the student progresses through the grades.
K-5 students make weekly trips to the technology lab, receiving instruction in keyboarding and basic computer terminology, as well as use of the mouse, printer, and more complex peripherals such as scanners and digital cameras. Students learn to use word processing programs, simultaneously building their typing skills and improving their language skills. They also create original artwork in paint/draw programs and visit teacher-selected Internet sites. By the end of fifth grade, students will be able to create a digital media presentation, to enter data into a spreadsheet, to use a simple programming language to create an interactive story or animation, and to use the Internet as a powerful research tool.
Middle School students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office Suite, Desktop Publishing, Graphic Imaging and Design. They will learn about document creation, formatting, multimedia presentations, file management, and Internet safety. With the introduction to the world of digital media, the areas of story boarding, script writing, photo composition, and sequential still documentary development will be covered. A variety of software applications will be used to accomplish all classroom projects. Projects will integrate regular classroom topics with animation, digital imaging, and use of simple programming language, multimedia, and graphic arts. All grades are project based.