Computer Literacy

  • Working with Computers and Computer Programs

    • How to turn the computer on and off
    • Identification of Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, CPU, Printer 
    • Learning Keyboard skills, developing speed and accuracy
    • Input and Output devices
    • How to locate and access programs and files
    • Logging into programs using User Name and Password
    • How to locate and organize saved work
    • History of Computer Development and Individuals who aided this development
    • Introduction to basics about how computers process information
    • Hypertext
    • Introduction to the idea of programming as a set of instructions, using code.org and Scratch
    • Introduction to graphics 
    • Changing fonts, font size, font style.
    • Inserting pictures, shapes, tables, graphs, headers and footers.
    • Using spell check and knowing the limits of the spell check option.
    • Using the toolbars, the ribbon, menus, drop down menus, and keyboard shortcuts.
  • In grades 5-8, we use Google Classroom to assign and assess student daily assignments.  This allows students to work in class and at home on assignments using Google Docs, Googe Slides, Google Drawing and Google Sheets.

  • Internet Safety

    Grade and age appropriate learning about:

    • Privacy and privacy settings
    • Password security
    • Cyberbullying.
    • Online reputation.
    • Social networking.
    • Downloading.
    • Bias 
    • Critical thinking about information found on the Internet