WELCOME TO THE PS 94 COMPUTER LAB!

Technology Mission

Ensuring EVERY Student Reaches the Peak of Success

The computer lab is integrated into all areas of the curriculum as an extension of the classroom.  Students in Grades 3 to 5 attend computer lab for a scheduled 45-minute period every week.  When they come to the lab they will work on different technology programs throughout the school year.

The computer lab is equipped with iMacs, laser printers, color printers, a scanner, document camera and a SMART Board.  All computers have Internet access however students must have the Technology Acceptable Use Policy on file before they are allowed to use it.  They also need the Consent to Photograph, Film, Videotape in order for us to display student work and pictures on our school website.

Please familiar yourself with our school website at www.ps94x.org.  It has a wealth of information, calendars and links especially for our families at PS 94.

Technology Overview for Grades 3, 4 and 5

Grades 3, 4 and 5:

  1. Students will work on technology skills with a strong focus on developing mouse, typing and word processing skills (change font sizes, styles, colors; how to insert, size, and position clipart / images; add page borders, print documents).

  2. Students will work with a variety of computer applications for typing, word processing, slideshows, spreadsheets and internet research.

  3. Students will explore online art design programs, coding and visual programming concepts.

 

Grades 3, 4 and 5 Enrichment:

  1. Students will develop skills in graphic and photo editing, website creation, narrated slideshows, online art design programs, comic creations and other emerging technologies.

Technology Curriculum Overview - September to January

September
Computer Lab Expectations
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Keyboarding: Grades 3, 4, 5 Typing Club / Dance Mat Typing - Home Row Keys. Focus on typing accuracy and correct finger placement, not speed. Speed will be acquired naturally over time in the future months and years of typing lessons.
Activity: Google Classroom / All About Me / Google Slides


October
Review Computer Lab Expectations
Review Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Keyboarding:  Grades 3, 4, 5 Typing Club / Dance Mat Typing - Home Row Keys
Activity: Digital Passport - basics of digital safety, etiquette, and citizenship.Columbus Day


November
Review Report Card Criteria for Technology

Keyboarding: Grades 3, 4, 5 Typing Club / Dance Mat Typing - Home Row Keys
Activity: Parts of the Computer / Veteran's Day  / Thanksgiving

 


December
Keyboarding: Grades 3, 4 , 5 Typing Club / Dance Mat Typing - Home Row Keys
Activity: Creating a spreadsheet / Google Sheets / Holidays of the Month


January
Keyboarding: Grade 3 Dance Mat Typing - Level 2 Stage 5
Keyboarding: Grades 4 & 5 Typing Club
Activity:  Online Research / Creating a presentation / Google Slides / Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Technology Curriculum Overview - February to June

February
Keyboarding: Grade 3 Dance Mat Typing - Level 2 Stage 6
Keyboarding: Grades 4 & 5 Typing Club
Activity: Hour of Code / Black History Month


March
Keyboarding: Grade 3 Dance Mat Typing - Level 3 Stage 7
Keyboarding: Grades 4 & 5 Typing Club
Activity: Online Research / Create a Newsletter, Poster, Brochure, etc.  / Women's History Month


April
Keyboarding: 
Grade 3 Dance Mat Typing - Level 3 Stage 8
Keyboarding: Grades 4 & 5 Typing Club
Activity: Create an original poem / Poetry Book / Poetry Month


May
Keyboarding: Grade 3 - Dance Mat Typing - Level 3 Stage 9
Keyboarding: Grades 4 & 5 - Typing Club
Activity: Hour of Code / Animation / Memorial Day


June
Keyboarding: Grades 3, 4 & 5 - Typing Club
Activity: Review software programs that are educational and can be used during the summer months

Technology Report Card Criteria

Goal: To demonstrate the ability to understand and use technology overall

 

Level 4: Exceed Standards

  • Keyboarding - Student always has eyes not on the keys, wrists above spacebar, uses proper fingers, sits up straight with feet on the floor, completes the typing lessons above 90% accuracy.
  • Computer Activities - Student always demonstrates knowledge of concepts when completing assignments, applies concepts to any assignment and situation that follows.
  • LIM Behavior - Student always listen to and follow directions, adds to class discussions in a positive manner, is motivated and diligent in completing classwork and does so in a timely manner.

 

Level 3: Meets Standards

  • Keyboarding - Student often has eyes not on the keys, wrists above spacebar, uses proper fingers, sits up straight with feet on the floor, completes the typing lessons above 90% accuracy.
  • Computer Activities - Students often demonstrates knowledge of concepts when completing assignments, applies concepts to any assignment and situation that follows.
  • LIM Behavior - Student often listen to and follow directions, adds to class discussions in a positive manner, is motivated and diligent in completing classwork and does so in a timely manner.

 

Level 2: Approaching Standards

  • Keyboarding - Student sometimes has eyes not on the keys, wrists above spacebar, uses proper fingers, sits up straight with feet on the floor, completes the typing lessons above 90% accuracy.
  • Computer Activities - Student sometimes demonstrates knowledge of concepts when completing assignments, applies concepts to any assignment and situation that follows.
  • LIM Behavior - Student sometimes listen to and follow directions, adds to class discussions in a positive manner, is motivated and diligent in completing classwork and does so in a timely manner.

 

Level 1: Below Standards

  • Keyboarding - Student seldom or never has eyes not on the keys, wrists above spacebar, uses proper fingers, sits up straight with feet on the floor, completes the typing lessons above 90% accuracy.
  • Computer Activities - Student seldom or never demonstrates knowledge of concepts when completing assignments, applies concepts to any assignment and situation that follows.
  • LIM Behavior - Student seldom or never listen to and follow directions, adds to class discussions in a positive manner, is motivated and diligent in completing classwork and does so in a timely manner.

Keyboarding Rubric

Keyboarding Goals by June

Grade 3 = 15wpm / Grade 4 = 20wpm / Grade 5 = 25wpm

 

4

Exceeds Standards

3

Meets Standards

2

Approaches Standards

1

Below Standards

Eyes Eyes always on copy Occasionally looks at keys Frequently looks at keys Always looks at keys
Wrists Always above spacebar Occasionally rests on table Frequently rests on table Always rests on table
Fingers Always use proper fingers Occasionally uses proper fingers Frequently use incorrect fingers Always use incorrect fingers
Posture Always sits up straight with feet on floor Occasionally sits up straight with feet on floor Often slouches with feet wrapped around chair Always slouches and feet rarely on the floor
Accuracy Always completed lessons and activities above 90% accuracy Occasionally completed most lesson and activities above 90% accuracy Sometimes complete the lesson and activities above 90% Rarely completed the lessons and activities above 90% accuracy