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.

Computer Curriculum

Seventh and Eighth Grades

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a mastery of functions for basic computer applications
  • know the different computer types, the variety of computer uses, computer laws and how those laws apply to students
  • collect data and apply that data to create projects on given topics
  • use word processing and desktop publishing to complete projects or assignments
  • use correct finger placement by using the Home Row while typing
  • work toward a greater rate of WPM (words per minute) while typing
  • use advanced concepts to apply spreadsheet data to solve problems using formulas/functions
  • create and format charts/graphics to represent data
  • research, create, publish and present information to complete assignments in that coincide with classroom subject areas
  • evaluate information found on the Internet to determine their validity, effectiveness, and usefulness
  • access, analyze, interpret, synthesize, apply and communicate information in a variety of ways
  • demonstrate ethical behavior while using the computers relating to the importance of privacy, ethics, passwords and personal information
  • demonstrate the importance of copyright by citing sources of copyrighted materials in papers, projects and multimedia presentations

    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.

    Computer Curriculum

    Sixth Grade

    Students will be able to:

    • type using correct finger placement
    • apply proper keyboarding skills to type assignments
    • use a thesaurus and spell check
    • copying and paste information from the Internet into Microsoft Word
    • copying and paste information from the Internet into Power Point
    • copying and paste information from the Internet into Excel
    • identify different operating systems (Windows and Ios/Mac) and know their different compatibilities
    • cite sources from the Internet
    • develop and organize assignments in Microsoft Word

    Sixth Grade Terminology:

    In addition to all terminology of Grades K-5: Formula, Operating Systems, 3D Printing, Filament, Firewall, Bandwidth, Cookies

    Computer Curriculum

    Fifth Grade

    Students will be able to:

    • type using correct finger placement
    • use Microsoft Office proficiently
    • cite material using specific formats
    • be aware of licensing restrictions while using material from Internet
    • format margins, columns, page breaks and indentations
    • produce research projects containing information from multiple sources
    • organize and determine the reliability of material taken from the Internet
    • download and take notes from internet sources

    Fifth Grade Terminology:

    In addition to all terminology of Grades K-4: Action Button, Application Menu, Application Switcher, Export, Page Break, Print Area, Thumb Drive,

    Flash Drive, USB, Ethernet

    Computer Curriculum

    Fourth Grade

    Students will be able to:

    • use correct finger placement on the home keys
    • apply shortcuts to applications
    • print documents
    • show and hide tool bars
    • access and save files
    • manipulate graphics
    • change page orientation
    • create new folders
    • be introduced to proper citing of online and offline resources
    • recognize copyright laws
    • transfer files from home to school
    • determine the accuracy of information from the internet
    • enhance their presentation skills through use of animations/transitions, etc.

    Fourth Grade Terminology:

    Animations, Application, Cell, Cite Sources, Field, Footer, Input, Launch, Launcher, Layout, Output, Page Orientation, Record, Shared Folder, Shortcuts, Spreadsheet, Template, Thesaurus, Toggle, Toolbar

    Computer Curriculum

    Third Grade

    Students will be able to:

    • learn correct finger placement on the home keys
    • toggle between programs
    • rename and move files
    • select, deselect, save texts
    • cut, copy and paste within a document
    • implement page setup options
    • use borders and drawing tools
    • insert graphics
    • create a Power Point presentation which includes creating and editing slides, choosing a layout and arranging objects

    Third Grade Terminology:

    Bold, CD-ROM, Crash, Disk, Disk drive, Email, Finder, Graphics, Hardware, Home Row Keys, Hyperlinks, Internet, Italics, Memory, Network, Search Engine, Slide, Slide Show, Software, Text Wrap, Transitions, Web Browser

    Computer Curriculum

    Second Grade

    Students will be able to:

    • print files independently
    • use basic formatting tasks (font, style, color, bold, italic, underline alignment)
    • apply basic text editing skills
    • insert clip art
    • type short writing pieces
    • properly space between words and sentences
    • use return and tab keys
    • implement spell check and thesaurus

    Second Grade Terminology:

    Align Clip Art, Database, Desktop, Deselect, Document, Document Folder, Highlight, Menu, Select, Spell Check, Style, Tab Key

    Computer Curriculum

    Kindergarten and First Grades

    Students will be able to:

    • identify and use the essential parts of the computer (monitor, drives, mouse, keyboard, startup and shutdown)
    • login and logout properly
    • start programs
    • identify the location of the cursor on the screen
    • double click to open folders and programs
    • print under the direction of the instructor
    • use and locate letters, numbers and special keys on the keyboard
    • type their first names, letters and simple words
    • use the delete and backspace buttons (First Grade)

    Kindergarten Terminology:

    Click, Close, Computer, Cursor, Desktop, Double-click, Enter key, Icon, Keyboard, Log in, Log out, Monitor, Mouse, Mouse pad, Open, Printer, Program, Quit, Return key, Shift key, Spacebar, Speaker

    First Grade Terminology:

    Backspace, Caps Lock, Close Box, Delete Key, Files, Folder, Save, Scroll, Shutdown, Window, Word Processing

    Resurrection Grammar School

    GRAMMAR SCHOOL - 116 Milton Road, Rye, NY (914) 967-1218

    MIDDLE SCHOOL - 946 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580 (914) 925-3500

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