The Technology Center
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Kindergarten & First Grade
Kindergarten -The Kindergarten continues to work on their drag and drop skills as well as learning the Alphabet and numbers. We did the alphabet on the computer and then numbered each letter to see how they match up. We also had some fun and put our drag and drop skills to good use by creating wonderful Christmas pictures using KidPix.
First Grade will start a new project called the Alphabet Book after the first of the new year. Everyone will create a booklet showing their creative art skills drawing a picture for each letter of the alphabet and spelling the word as well.
Grades Two through Five
Second Grade continued their exercises in typing using “Freetypinggame.net” software. At the end of the exercises, the computer displays results including speed and accuracy. We have printed progress reports and sent them home for your review. Of course, we will take a little break from typing and concentrate on Thanksgiving Day projects. Hopefully you will see them at home.
Third Grade has been learning about computer viruses and how to avoid getting them on their computers. They also brought in what anti-virus software they have at home and then took a test about the information they learned about. They also took a break and did some Christmas projects.
Fourth Grade continues with their Google Docs exercises. This month we put their knowledge to the test and typed letters using the formatting skills learned so far. Of course, we also made some wonderful Christmas greeting cards. I hope you received one of them.
Fifth Grade completed their Computer Definitions Test. Look for the results on the Parent Portal. Most everyone did fine. We took a little break after the test and did some exploring on the Internet and also created some very festive Christmas Cards.
Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Grade Six is getting very creative with their Google Slides skills including animation, slide transition and hands free presentations. Everyone got up in front of the class and presented their work to their fellow students. We will continue to develop more presentations and practice our presentation skills. They also found time to create beautiful Christmas Cards for their Prayer Partners.
Grade Seven learned about using tables to organize data and make it easy to read. A few of the projects will be a seating chart for the classroom, a tic tac toe board, and a word search template. They also created some very beautiful Thank You cards for the Easter Monday Gift Auction.
Grade Eight used their word processing skills and put all their knowledge into this and now understand about cover pages, centering titles, adding pictures and page numbering. And yes, everyone created beautiful Christmas Cards for their Prayer Partners.