Technology/Ms. Kathleen Butler
|"Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding." ~Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Through the use of computers we will work on programs such as Word and Google Chrome to reinforce lessons in the classrooms. Students will learn numerous features of software programs. They will also work on STEM projects.
Welcome to Computer Classes
Check out Useful Links to access some productive websites.
Remember to monitor your child's usage on the Internet. If you need help look at the suggestions on the websites you will find under Useful Links.
Please keep dark tape on your computer camera. Sadly people do try to access your computer. Take every precaution to keep your family safe.
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What we're working on:
PreKindergarten has been working on how to click and drag. This can be a challenge due to the size of their hands. Using websites such as Meddybemps, students work on topics relating to their classroom lessons as well as practicing mouse skills.
Kindergarten continues to work on how to use a mouse, access programs and learn how to use program features such as Word and Kidpix.
Grades 1, 2, & 3 have started working on some STEM projects. They are learning the design process which they will apply to the STEM Kits.
Grade 4 has been introduced to their email accounts through Google. We are working on Google Drive. Please keep in mind that their email accounts are only for school and they can not send nor receive email from anyone outside of school.
Grades 5, 6, & 7 are working on file management, download and uploading from Google Drive, keyboard features, Windows, and special functions in Word.
8th grade are working on creating animation shows using PowerPoint.
| "Always desire to learn something useful" ~ Sophocles