WELCOME TO THE PS 94 COMPUTER LAB!

HABIT TWO:

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND

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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 Dance Mat Typing - Level 1 Stage 1 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 Docs / Digital Passport - basics of digital safety, etiquette, and citizenship.


October
Review Computer Lab Expectations
Review Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Keyboarding: Grade 3 Dance Mat Typing - Level 1 Stage 2
Keyboarding: Grades 4 & 5 Typing Club
Activity: Internet Safety / Find the Technology / Columbus Day


November
Keyboarding: 
Grade 3 Dance Mat Typing  - Level 1 Stage 3
Keyboarding: 
Grades 4 & 5 Typing Club
Activity:
 Parts of the Computer / Input and Output / Thanksgiving


December
Keyboarding: Grade 3 Dance Mat Typing - Level 2 Stage 4
Keyboarding: Grades 4 & 5 Typing Club
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