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Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School Technology

Technology at POP is not taught as a separate discipline, but rather technology skills are absorbed through the usage of computers in the lab. Our focus is on teaching computer concepts and skills that can be applied regardless of platform or application. The technology specialist works closely with the classroom teacher to develop lessons in support of the curriculum. The technology program focuses on six major concepts:
  • Technology Awareness
  • Keyboarding
  • Word Processing
  • Paint/Draw/Graphic Skills
  • Network Awareness
  • Introduction to Multimedia

Things that we will be working on this school year:
Introduction of computer terms
Interacting appropriately with students and teacher
Using computer for letter and number recognition/left and right directions
Understanding and appropriately use basic commands: click, click and drag, double click, space, return
Begin word processing
Begin Keyboarding
Turning the monitor on and off
Learning to maneuver through a age appropriate website
Exposure to web browsers and websites using our wikispace
Learning to use artistic programs to create or illustrate their own work
Interact with programs to strengthen math and language arts knowledge

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What we will be working on this school year:
Learn to recognize parts of a computer
Review turning on and shutting down the computer
Review and begin to demonstrate knowledge of computer terms
Learn the rules for computer care and use
Identify and appropriately use basic keyboard commands
Word process previously written works for keyboard familiarity
Word process their own creative writing
Continue Keyboarding Programs
Learn how to go places on Internet Explorer using our wikispace
Learn how to save work
Learn how to retrieve work saved and to print work
Interact with programs to strengthen math and language arts knowledge
Begin learning keyboarding using both hands
Learn about being safe on the Internet
Learn the formatting toolbar
Learn to insert clip art into word processing documents
Use art programs to create work

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What we will be working on this school year:
Knowing the rules for computer care and use
Identifying and appropriately use basic keyboard commands previously taught
Learning additional keyboard functions and commands
Continue Keyboarding Programs
Composing written work on the computer
Learning and using home keys while keyboarding
Reviewing and beginning to demonstrate knowledge of computer terms
Practicing using the formatting toolbar while word processing
Use art programs to create work that supports
Be able to follow oral directions to get to specific websites
Introduce how to save and retrieve work on the network
Interact with programs to strengthen math and language arts knowledge

Learn how to:
create a PowerPoint presentation
import pictures into documents
use MS Publisher to create cards, etc.
be safe on the Internet



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Here's what we will be working on this school year:
Demonstrate knowledge of technology terms and devices by using in everyday language
Increase keyboarding skills through practice
Write, edit, and print word documents on the computer
Identify and appropriately use basic editing functions in MS Word
Continue building Internet research skills
Create a Power Point Presentation with researched information
Learn how we import pictures into a document
Keyboard Practice
Create cards or documents in MS Publisher
Review how to retrieve work saved on the network
Learn additional keyboard functions and commands
Use art and concept mapping programs to create work
Interact with programs to strengthen math and language arts knowledge
Exposure to spreadsheets in MS Excel
Learn more about Internet safety
Use correct posture while keyboarding

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Here is what we will be working on this school year:
Demonstrate knowledge of technology terms and devices by using in everyday language
Increase keyboarding skills through practice, using correct posture
Write, edit, and print word documents on the computer
Identify and appropriately use basic editing functions in MS Word
Create a Power Point Presentation with researched information
Learn additional keyboard functions and commands
Create cards or documents in MS Publisher
Continue Keyboard Practice
Use art and concept mapping programs to create work
Interact with programs to strengthen math and language arts knowledge
Create spreadsheets and graphs using Excel
Learn more about Internet Safety

Review how to:
do internet research
import pictures into a document
save work on designated drive
retrieve saved work

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Here is what we will be working on this school year:
Be able to demonstrate knowledge of technology terms and devices by using in everyday language
Increase keyboarding skills through practice while using correct posture
Write, edit, and print word documents on the computer
Identify and appropriately use basic editing functions in MS Word
Create a Power Point Presentation with researched information
Learn additional keyboard functions and commands
Keyboarding
Create cards or documents in MS Publisher
Use art and concept mapping programs to create work
Interact with programs to strengthen math and language arts knowledge
Create spreadsheets and graphs using MS Excel
Learn more about Internet Safety

Review how to:

do internet research
import pictures into a document
save work on network drive
retrieve work saved on drive