Technology with Mr. Albert Bricker
Our Kindergarten through 3rd grade technology curriculum focuses on basic computer use. The
students utilize several programs that reinforce classroom concepts
while also allowing them to practice their basic motor skills at
operating the keyboard and mouse. Computer-based programs such as Didi
and Ditto, as well as online sites such as Starfall and Mathletics
Our 3rd through 5th grade technology curriculum introduces the students to word
processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software. Third and fourth
grade also receive computer class twice each week as we utilize Type to
Learn to teach basic keyboarding skills. Students are introduced in a
more formal manner by completing the online course “Welcome to the Web”.
Our 6th through 8th grade technology curriculum continues to build on the basics
as they continue to make presentations, written reports and other
projects. Computer class now focuses on some of the other technologies
available with the Apple iLife suite; GarageBand, iMovie, and iPhoto.
As our students mature in their use of various
ms, they are presented with the choice of which program to utilie to demonstrate their learning. This practice allows them to strengthen problem solving skills and built their ability to "learn how to learn" software.
Enrichment activities that allow students to pursue their interest in learning and applying technology include:
Lego Robotics, First Lego League & First Tech Challenge.