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Computer Technology

Computer skills are taught to students in grades K - 8. Core curriculum teachers work together with Mr. Joseph McMaster, HFS computer instructor, to create projects that enhance classroom learning while strengthening computer skills. Holy Family is a Google Apps for Education School. Students in grades 4 through 8 utilize Google Drive for many of their assignments. They are able to complete their assignments from any computer, and they are able to collaborate when doing assignments with other students.  All grades are given instruction on how to be a good digital citizen.

K - 2

Students are introduced to the computer. They learn the parts of the computer. Students are taught how to use a mouse correctly. Students learn how to use links to navigate to different websites. Students learn how to log in with a user name & password. Students complete activities that enhance what they are learning from their core teachers. Students are introduced to Word & learn how to add text & how to change the font, size, & color.

3 - 5

Students review computer skills already learned and to do more advanced Word documents. They learn how to make tables & how to insert jpegs. Students begin keyboarding practice. They learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation. Students also learn how to save a document correctly with a filename. Students complete cross-curricular assignments which reinforce what they are learning from their core teachers.

6 - 8

Students are introduced to Excel. They learn how to create tables, charts, & graphs. Students use Google Apps for many of their assignments. Students complete cross-curricular assignments which reinforce what they are learning from their core teachers.

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