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.


Calling for Mice
Do you have a mouse that is not working anymore?  
Don't throw it out.  Instead send it to school.  
I use them with the students.  Thank you!




computers

Welcome to Computer Classes


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.  

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.


6 Ways to Help Your Kids (and Grandkids) Love Learning
Here's an interesting article from Matthew Kelly.  He always explains things in the most amazing, simplest ways.
 Click here.


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. 

Grade 1 is working on how to change font and spell check in Word.

Grade 2 is learning about fossils.
Fossil worksheet
Websites:  Enchanted Learning
Zoom Dinosaurs Q4
Zoom Dinosaurs Q5
Zoom Dinosaurs Q6
Sheppard Software - more information

Grade 3 is learning how to log on to the network with their own username and how to open and save documents.

Grade 4 continues working on a STEM project.  They are learning the design process which they will apply to the STEM Kit.  We are also including understanding the concept of Technology and its affects on society.

Grades 5, 6, & 7 are working on file management, download and uploading from Google Drive, keyboard features, Windows, and special functions in Word.  

Grade 8 is beginning the Inventor Project.  They will create an every day object made of simple machines.


 "Always desire to learn something useful" ~ Sophocles

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