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Technology

Saint John the Baptist

Technology Curriculum Implementation

Kindergarten through Grade 8

Purpose – Students at Saint John the Baptist School will be engaged in not only technology skills mastery but also their application and knowledge of different software packages as they come to understand and value technology as a tool for communication, productivity, research, and problem solving.  The attached SJB Technology Curriculum Guidelines document supports the detail tasks for students, Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Online Sites: While use many websites in the classroom, the following sites will be used regularly

spellingcity.com (grades 1-4 reinforces spelling words and vocabulary)

sheppardsoftware.com (grades K-6 reinforces basic math skills)

starfall.com (grades N-2 develops early reading skills)

typingtest.com (grades 7-8 assess typing accuracy and speed)

abcya.com (grades 1-5 develop keyboarding skills, letter/number skills and computer terminology)

commonsensemedia.org (grades k-12 internet safety and technology citizenship)

fffbi.com (grades 4-6 critical-thinking, problem-solving, reading, and research skills).

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx (grades 6-8 creating varied graphs to present data)

freerice.com (grades 3-8 classroom enrichment and encourages social charity)

Rosettastone.com

 Kindergarten Lessons: These are the core lessons I will use to employ the attached set of kindergarten skills.

Classroom rules of handling and care of the computer.

Using television monitor presentations / dry board/ posters teach the parts of the computer. Using the above aids, students will learn how to properly turn on and off the computer and how to access the internet.

Lessons on abcya.com will be used to teach mouse function, keyboard familiarity and deepen computer terminology.

Starfall.com will be used to enhance letter recognition

First Grade Lessons: These are the core lessons I will use to employ the attached set of first grade skills.

Classroom rules of handling and care of the computer.

Review of kindergarten skills using the same lessons (only abbreviated versions)

Learn how to safely navigate the web using lessons from Commonsensemedia.com and abcya.com

Utilize starfall.com, abcya.com and to reinforce keyboarding, spelling and math.

Learn how to use Microsoft Word (typing/inserting clipart/simple editing and formatting.

Learn to speak and write the Spanish language on Rosetta Stone.

 Second Grade Lessons: These are the core lessons I will use to employ the attached set of second grade skills.

Classroom rules of handling and care of the computer.

Review of first grade skills using the same lessons (only abbreviated versions) Learn how to safely navigate the web using lessons from Commonsensemedia.com and abcya.com

Utilize spellingcity.com, abcya.com to reinforce keyboarding, spelling and math.

Use commonsensemedia.com and abcya.com to teach how the internet works, safe internet usage, how to recognize and deal with cyberbullying and computer security.

Use Abcya.com software to draw. Lessons encourage mouse coordination, and printing skills.

Use Microsoft Word to learn how to create document, save document, edit and revise document.

Use internet to research a subject to be written in Word.

Third Grade Lessons: These are the core lessons I will use to employ the attached set of third grade skills.

Classroom rules of handling and care of the computer.

Review of second grade skills using the same lessons (only abbreviated versions)

Utilize abcya.com to reinforce keyboarding, and math.

Use Abcya.com software to draw. Lessons encourage mouse coordination, and printing skills.

Use Dance Mat Typing (www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr) to learn proper keyboarding technique.

Use commonsensemedia.com and abcya.com to teach safe internet usage and how to recognize and avoid cyberbullying.

Use Microsoft Word to learn how to create document, save document, edit and revise document.

Use internet to research a subject to be written in Word.

Introduction to PowerPoint (open and familiarize, and create simple slideshow)

Fourth Grade Lessons: These are the core lessons I will use to employ the attached set of fourth grade skills.

 

Classroom rules of handling and care of the computer.

Review of third grade skills using the same lessons (only abbreviated versions)

Utilize spellingcity.com, abcya.com to reinforce keyboarding, spelling and math.

Routinely use Type to Learn 4 to learn proper keyboarding.

Utilize fffbi.com to reinforce critical-thinking, problem-solving, reading, and research skills

Open accessories to utilize calculator and notebook.

Save files to the desktop.

Research project (choose subject, find sources, copy and paste picture and write paper. Project will be saved to desktop and printed or used in PowerPoint)

Use PowerPoint to create research project

Introduction to Rube Goldberg and his intricate machines (STEM) Students will solve engineering puzzles and have an opportunity to create their own machines using classroom software.

Fifth Grade Lessons: These are the core lessons I will use to employ the attached set of fifth grade skills.

Classroom rules of handling and care of the computer.

Review of fourth grade skills using the same lessons (only abbreviated versions)

Utilize abcya.com, freerice.com and sheppardssoftware.com to reinforce spelling, vocabulary and math

Utilize fffbi.com to reinforce critical-thinking, problem-solving, reading, and research skills.

Create PowerPoint project to show proficiency in creating interactive slideshow

Routinely use Type to Learn 4 to learn proper keyboarding technique

Utilize fffbi.com to reinforce critical-thinking, problem-solving, reading, and research skills.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel and http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx (online graphing site) to teach charts graphing skills.

 STEM Activity: Students will solve engineering puzzles and have an opportunity to create their own machines using classroom software.

Sixth Grade Lessons: These are the core lessons I will use to employ the attached set of sixth grade skills.

Classroom rules of handling and care of the computer.

Review of fourth grade skills using the same lessons (only abbreviated versions)

Utilize freerice.com and sheppardssoftware.com to reinforce spelling, vocabulary, math, and geography

Routinely use Type to Learn 4 to learn proper keyboarding.

Utilize Commensensemedia.org to teach responsible technology usage (facebook, twitter, instagram, cell phones)

Create PowerPoint presentation as review.

Create Graph as a review.

Internet scavenger hunt (to review research skills)

Create Word document using help feature, find feature, clipart, and page layout feature).

STEM Activity: Students will solve engineering puzzles and have an opportunity to create their own machines using classroom software.

Seventh Grade Lessons: These are the core lessons I will use to employ the attached set of seventh grade skills.

Classroom rules of handling and care of the computer.

Routinely use Type to Learn 4 to learn proper keyboarding (looking for a typing speed of 30-35 wpm)

Utilize freerice.com and sheppardssoftware.com to reinforce spelling, vocabulary, math, and geography

Utilize Commensensemedia.org to teach responsible technology usage (facebook, twitter, instagram, cell phones)

Create a brochure using Microsoft Publisher

Create PowerPoints

Create grocery shopping spreadsheet and (pretend) shop on peapod.com

STEM Activity: Students will solve engineering puzzles and have an opportunity to create their own machines using classroom software.

Eighth Grade Lessons: These are the core lessons I will use to employ the attached set of eighth grade skills.

All of the above (including comprehensive review of all Microsoft Office tools)

New STEM activity: Learn how to use forensic science to solve crimes using CSI software for kids.