Technology

We will be focusing on keyboarding, research strategies, digital citizenship, and creative design. In the computer lab we use digital tools to learn about the world around us and share our ideas with each other. It’s going to be an exciting year!

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Kindergarten is practicing pointing, clicking, and becoming acquainted with the keyboard. They use KidPix and go to websites such as Starfall and ABCya.com. Students are focusing on phonics and spelling with an program called Key Skills.

The 5th grade is honing their research and summary skills. We finished reading about The Red Kettle and the beginnings of the Salvation Army. We are currently focusing on activists and reformers from the past whose passions have changed the way we live today.

Our first graders continue to improve their keyboarding skills by creating seasonal word lists, writing stories, and completing simple research projects such as weather.

The 6th grade visited The Cradle of Avaiation Museum recently and experienced the artifacts found right here in Nassau County. In continuing with this theme students are researching artifacts housed at The Smithsonian in Washington. 

In second grade keyboarding skills transition to word processing skills. Students become familiar with Microsoft Word by composing, editing, and formatting stories and projects they have created. They will share these projects with their classmates.

Grade 7 students are finishing up exploring the crazy creations of Rube Goldberg. After a bit of research they tried their hand at designing a complex device to complete a simple task!

Third graders started a unit on Digital Citizenship. Cyberbullying, privacy, and safety are the focus with practical applications in students' daily lives. 

Grade 8 is currently working on Photoshop. They will be manipulating images as well as enhancing their own photos. Results will be shared in this site so stay tuned!

The fourth grade is finishing a research project about our presidents. Each student has been assigned a president they are researching during computer/library class. They will present their discoveries in the form of an interview.

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Stay tuned!