SmartBoards are used regularly in every classroom for instruction in core subjects and for cross-curricular projects and research. Computer Education is available to students from Pre-K through Grade 8, increasing in complexity from grammar through middle school grades. Students receive Computer Education weekly in two state-of-the-art computer labs in both the Grammar and Middle Schools. All students have access to and learn to use desktop and laptop computers, as well as iPads. Our 1-to-1 iPad program equips each student in grades 6th through 8th grade use an iPad for daily instruction, while other grades can use iPads in class for research and other creative educational endeavors. The curriculum includes keyboarding, formatting, appropriate use of the internet for research and communication, student creation of webquests, and provides students with ample opportunity to learn and utillize many software programs, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, to produce and enhance school work. Students are also instructed about the potential hazards and dangers of internet usage. The school enforces a strict anti-cyberbullying policy as part of a full school wide Antibullying Program.
Seventh and Eighth Grades
Students will be able to:
Seventh Grade Terminology:
ROM vs RAM, hard drive, motherboard, busses, modem, video card, power supply, optical drive, ribbon, tab, dialog box, alignment, orientation, functions, formulas, sort, copyright, digital citizenship
Eighth Grade Terminology:
Spreadsheet, data, formula, function, format, adjust, banners, digital citizenship, copyright, cyberbullying, storage, shortcuts, word processing, ROM vs RAM, hard drive, motherboard, modem, video card, power supply, optical drive, ribbon, tab, dialog box, alignment, orientation, functions