The Kindergarten students will start out learning about the parts of the computer , what they are called and how to use them. We will talk about the mouse, cursor, keys, and keyboard. We will learn the proper way to shut off a computer and how to start them as well. They will learn the location of all the letters on the keyboard. They will also learn the mouse controls (click, drag and drop) through use of educational programs and games.
The First grade students will continue to expand their knowledge from what they learned in kindergarten. They will use their knowledge to create words and sentences in word documents, as well as using the mouse and key commands to
maneuver through educational activities and games. They will produce documents that will reflect their understanding of different tool use in programs such as Microsoft Word , Powerpoint and Excel.
Second and Third graders are continuing to learn the letter keys on the keyboard using various online typing programs. They have done a great job typing without looking and not using the "hunt and peck" method to locate the keys. Now they will combine that knowledge and use it to type reports and essays, create graphs, import clip art, search the internet for information on research topics and more. They will also learn how to open, change font size and style, insert and remove clipart, save a document to the computer or their own folder along with how to move between more than one program at a time. They will complete various activities to show their work using programs such as Microsoft Word , Powerpoint ,Excel , Google Chrome and it's various applications.
ONLINE SAFETY TIPS:
Children use a variety of online services, and each of these services can have different safety concerns. However, there are some basic tips which you can employ no matter how your children use the Internet.
- Keep the computer in a high-traffic area of your home.
- Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.
- Remember that Internet technology can be mobile, so make sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices, and laptops.
- Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.
- Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming, and using webcams.
- Continually dialogue with your children about online safety.
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