Elementary Technology Education Program
In Kindergarten, the computer curriculum focuses
on helping children become comfortable in using computers and on learning
to use the mouse. The computer will be used to reinforce most
readiness skills that are taught within the kindergarten curriculum.
Various educational software and creativity programs are used. Upon
leaving kindergarten, students should have a positive attitude towards
In Grade One, computer literacy is initiated by identifying
the basic components of the computer. The students will begin basic
keyboarding by locating letters, numbers, and special keys on the keyboard.
The computer will be used to reinforce skills in the first grade curriculum
areas. Various educational software and creativity programs are used.
In Grade Two, students increase their computer literacy
through their understanding of simple computer terminology and through
their ability to exercise proper care of the computer. They will
begin a few basic keyboarding lessons using proper skills. The students
will also begin to learn a word processing program. The computer
will be used to reinforce second grade curriculum areas through various
educational software, creativity programs, and use of the Internet.
In Grade Three, students will continue to increase
their computer literacy using more advanced computer terminology, computer
basics, and using computer peripherals such as printers and scanners.
The students will focus on learning basic keyboarding skills. They
will use a word processing program and learn the associated tools.
The students will use the Internet and educational software to reinforce
the third grade curriculum.
In Grade Four, students will continue to increase their computer literacy
through computer terminology, computer ethics, and use of computer peripherals
such as a digital camera. The students will continue to increase their keyboarding
skills. They will focus on word processing skills and use these skills in writing assignments
in all subject areas. They will begin to use spreadsheet software. They will use search engines on the Internet to locate information applicable
to the fourth grade curriculum.
Computer Class Rules
1. Hands off keyboard and mouse until instructed to begin.
2. Listen to instructions carefully.
3. Raise hand before speaking.
4. Turn in homework on time.
5. Be respectful at all times.
Please contact Mrs. Julie Vogel, Elementary Computer Teacher, with any questions you may have. To
contact Mrs. Vogel, call the school at (309)-757-5500, or email her at: