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Technology

Technology Overview:

The students in 1st through 5th grade have computer class once a week with our Technology Teacher. The teacher brings a computer cart with 25 Lenovo laptops (2 in 1 style with touchscreen) to the classroom. The Middle School students have computer class using their assigned devices once a week for one trimester. The Kindergarten students start in January with the Technology Teacher bringing the computer cart to their classroom once a week. The computer cart is available to all teachers when computer classes are not taking place.

In our Middle School area, we have 3 mobile labs with 77 laptop computers (46 of which are the latest technology 2 in 1 style with touchscreen) and 24 Chromebooks. The 4th and 5th grades each have a classroom set of iPads shared between the 2 classrooms. There are 88 iPads spread throughout the K-3 classrooms (11 in each classroom). Skills/Enrichment has 10 iPads and a mobile lab with 12 laptops.

 

Our switches are linked with 10 GB fiber, utilizing the Aruba network WiFi system.

 

Students work with Microsoft Office tools. Our 5th - 8th graders are using Google docs and Google classroom.

The following 2 programs are also used throughout the year:
    • Type to Learn (keyboarding software)
    • Read Naturally (a reading fundamental program)

Seven of the grades (2nd-8th) began a coding curriculum within the code.org site when they were in 2nd, 3rd, or 7th grade (depending upon the year). If they need to be reminded of their password (2 random words for 8th grade or a character picture for the other grades), please have them contact Mr. Mullins

The links are:

2nd: https://studio.code.org/sections/TWWGFL

3rd: https://studio.code.org/sections/CVCGRD

4th: https://studio.code.org/sections/CYZJSJ

5th: https://studio.code.org/sections/PLVDSN

6th: https://studio.code.org/sections/NRJGZL

7th: https://studio.code.org/sections/FRMTRY

8th: https://studio.code.org/sections/QRSKBX

 

 School Year 2021-2022:  

September (all grades 1-6):

  • Explain new care for the laptops 
  • Reminder on signing in to devices.
  • File organization - Students create a new folder within their own folder and moving files from last year into the new folder.
  • Type to Learn - Students are reminded how to log on to Type to Learn and practice their typing skills. We focus on keyboarding skills for a few weeks at the beginning of the year and come back to practice these skills throughout the year.  This is an application students can work on at home.  Information to access Type to Learn at home can be found on the right-hand side of this page. 
  • MAP Testing for grades 3-8
  • Grade 6 (1st Trimester): reminder on use of devices and signing on, File organization, Type to Learn, Scratch programming 

October:

  • Grade 1: MS word inserting pictures, Type to Learn 
  • Grade 2: Internet safety, Type to Learn
  • Grade 3: Type to Learn, MS Word, AR introduction
  • Grade 4: Google accounts, Type to Learn, Google Docs
  • Grade 5: Type to Learn, Google Accounts, Google Docs, Begin research for Explorer(5F)/Animal(5C) projects
  • Grade 6 (1st Trimester): Scratch programming 

November/December:

  • Grade 1: Internet Safety, MS Word Thanksgiving and Christmas posters
  • Grade 2: Type to Learn, MS Word Thanksgiving and Christmas posters
  • Grade 3: MS Word (typing paragraphs, inserting text boxes, and inserting page borders)
  • Grade 4: Google slides
  • Grade 5: Type to Learn, Google Docs Explorer Essays(5F), Google Sites Animal websites(5C), Hour of Code
  • Grade 6 (1st Trimester): Scratch programming 
  • Grade 8 (2nd Trimester): Type to Learn, Hour of Code 

December/January (temporary distance learning):

  • Grade 1: Optional activities offered (Type to Learn, coding, and sharing MS Word)
  • Grade 2: Type to Learn
  • Grade 3: Type to Learn
  • Grade 4: Type to Learn, Google slides (begin How To presentation)
  • Grade 5: Type to Learn, coding (optional), Google Sheets
  • Grade 8 (2nd Trimester): Type to Learn (optional), Hour of Code, Finance lesson

January (in person):

  • Kindergarten: Hour of Code unplugged, explain laptop care, sign in and sign out
  • Grade 1: Hour of Code
  • Grade 2: MS Power Point poster
  • Grade 3: Hour of Code
  • Grade 4: Google slides How To presentation, Type to Learn
  • Grade 5: Google Sheets
  • Grade 8 (2nd Trimester): Finance lesson

February:

  • Kindergarten: Hour of Code on the computer, Starfall games, 100th Day games
  • Grade 1: MS Word ABC book, Type to Learn
  • Grade 2: Hour of Code, MS Power Point Lent presentations
  • Grade 3: Hour of Code, MS Excel basics and business worksheets
  • Grade 4: Hour of Code, present Google slides How To presentations to class
  • Grade 5: Google Sheets, begin MS Word Lent mini books
  • Grade 8 (2nd Trimester): Finance lesson, HTML coding

March:

  • Kindergarten: Type to Learn
  • Grade 1: MS Word Biography Report, Type to Learn
  • Grade 2: MS Power Point Lent presentations, Type to Learn (in class and during distance learning)
  • Grade 3: MS Excel business worksheets, formulas and charts, Type to Learn (distance learning)
  • Grade 4: MS Word Lent Acrostic Poems, Type to Learn (distance learning)
  • Grade 5: Google Docs Explorer Essays(5C), Google Sites Animal websites(5F), MS Word Lent mini books
  • Grade 7: (3rd Trimester): coding
  • Grade 8: (2nd Trimester): HTML coding

April:

  • Kindergarten: Type to Learn, MS Word intro and Mom poster
  • Grade 1: MS Word Biography Report, Type to Learn, MS Power Point
  • Grade 2: MS Power Point Lent presentations, MS Excel
  • Grade 3: MS Excel business worksheets, formulas and charts, Type to Learn, MAP testing
  • Grade 4: MS Word Lent Acrostic Poems, MS Excel, MAP Testing
  • Grade 5: MS Word Lent mini books, MAP Testing
  • Grade 7: (3rd Trimester): coding

May:

  • Kindergarten: MS Word Mom poster, Type to Learn, MS Word cut/paste
  • Grade 1: MS Power Point presentations
  • Grade 2: Type to Learn, coding, MS PPT collage
  • Grade 3: Online research intro, National Park research, National Park project
  • Grade 4: Importing into Google tools, online research review, State research, Google slides State project 
  • Grade 5: Google Docs Maze project
  • Grade 7: (3rd Trimester): coding, Type to Learn
The topics covered each month for the previous two school years can be found here:
Type to Learn is now accessible online at home without installing it on your home computer.  For more information, please reference these links:
Hour of Code
All students will be participating in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education week.  They will have the opportunity to learn about programming and try various applications to practice.