Welcome to the Technology Lab!
Technology Curriculum: All of our lessons will be based on the Illinois State Technology Plan for Digital Learners. We will focus on creating innovative designers, computational thinkers, knowledge constructors, creative communicators, empowered learners, and global collaborators.
K-2: Students in kindergarten through second grade will be acquiring beginning technology skills with a strong focus on developing mouse, typing, and word processing skills. Students will learn to change font sizes, styles, and colors. Students will also learn how to insert, size, and position clipart/images. Finally, students will explore their creativity using a variety of art programs.
3-5: Students in third through fifth grade will concentrate on refining their keyboarding skills and increasing their speed and accuracy. They will also explore Google Apps for Education including Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Students will continue to develop their visual coding skills as well as learn additional coding languages.
6-8: Students in six through eighth grade will be using 1:1 Chromebooks throughout the school year. We will be focusing on transferring the skills developed in previous years to these devices. We will pay specific attention to G-Suite for Education.
Digital Citizenship: With technology becoming more ingrained in our culture the importance of Digital Citizenship cannot be overstated. So many tasks involve the use of technology, it is our duty to teach the elements of digital citizenry so that students are prepared and knowledgeable about expectations of learning and working in a digital world.
Keyboarding: Students in grades K-8 will all learn and practice proper keyboarding skills. Keyboarding instructions instills more confidence and less frustration, fosters digital literacy, accelerates performance on standardized tests, boosts creative thought, and advances language arts skills.