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 younger 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 and Kindergarten are working on how use the mouse and access programs.  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.

We are having orientation this week.  The students are reviewing the parts of the computer, how to use the mouse, and access program.  

Grades 4 to 8 will be having a quiz next week.  It will be about input and output devices.  Examples of input devices are mouse, keyboard, Smartboard, microphone.  Examples of output devices are printer, speakers, projector, monitor.  Examples of both are flash/usb drive, modem.


 "Always desire to learn something useful" ~ Sophocles

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