The technology program is a comprehensive program that teaches computer science 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 Office Suite Applications, Graphic Design, and Computer Programming. They will learn about document creation, formatting, multimedia presentations, file management, and Internet safety. With the introduction of Computer Science into the curriculum, students will gain an understanding of algorithms, web design, and computer hardware and software. A variety of websites and software applications will be used to accomplish all classroom projects. Projects will integrate a variety of life topics with technology. All grades are project-based.