Computer Technology

 

 

PHILOSOPHY

Our vision is to provide all students with the means and opportunity to reach their potential through the use of technology as a tool for lifelong learning.”

CURRICULUM STANDARDS

The Computer Literacy Curriculum is aligned with the New York State Core Curriculum Content Standards and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Computer Technology Standards for Technological Literacy. It also includes specific references to many other content areas as well as Common Core. The curriculum includes various resources and/or templates to assist with each lesson. The activities in this curriculum are intended to show specific technology skills that meet the standards. However,  similar activities may be substituted based upon real-world problems or issues that may be explored and technological literacy skills that can be applied to other subject areas across the curriculum to enhance learning.

GOAL:

Elementary and Middle school students at Oakview Preparatory School will develop basic computer technology skills, knowledge, and competencies that will enhance opportunities for learning in all areas of the classroom curriculum.

RATIONALE:

Computers are being used as tools to enhance the learning process. Computer use is being integrated into all areas of the curriculum, classroom, occupations, services and lifestyles. Students need to develop basic competencies with computers to be successful in the regular classroom and posses the necessary foundation skills and knowledge needed for further study and livelihood.
 

Computer Literacy & Digital Citizenship Skills per grade levels:

Navigate the desktop and virtual sites with use of the mouse. Use and describe technology terms in daily practice: computer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, printer, browser, print
 Use technology terms in daily practice: computer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, printer
 Use the keyboard to input text onto a document. Using Shift key for creating Uppercase and lower case words; and including Caps Lock, Tab, Enter and Spacebar and Numeric keys
 Navigate in developmentally appropriate websites
 Learn basic drawing tools: line, shape, fill, paintbrush, pencil, and eraser
 Continue navigate the desktop and virtual sites with use of the mouse (left click & double click)
 Continue to use technology terms in daily practice: computer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, printer, browser, print
 Use the keyboard to input text onto a document noting left hand/right hand
o Introduce formatting tools for text: font, size, and color
 Navigate in developmentally appropriate websites
 Review basic drawing tools: line, shape, fill, paintbrush, pencil, and eraser
 Introduce shape tool, stamps and stickers, clip art
 Create a document
 Give themselves proper credit on their own work.
 Be able to use the arrows on the keyboard to show directions from one icon to another
Students will continue to use technology terms in daily practice: computer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, printer, browser, print, format, desktop, cursor, pointer, icon, ribbon, save
 Review the use the keyboard to input text onto a document/presentation noting left hand/right hand
 Review formatting tools for text: font, size, and color
 Introduce highlighting text, center align, inserting clip art
 Navigate in developmentally appropriate websites
 Access and use the Office button for saving and printing
 Open software from desktop icons and start menu
 Be able to use the track pad on a mini laptop
 Navigate developmentally appropriate virtual environments
 Enter simple data into a spreadsheet and sort
 Basic navigation of an online database (Library Catalog)
 Search for a specified letter of the alphabet on a children’s directory site
Students will continue mastery of grade 2 level skills and add the following skills and knowledge
 Use, apply, define and understand terminology terms such as input devices, output devices, computer memory, hardware vs software, types of computer storage, know what the CPU does
 Introduce effective typing skills: good posture, proper finger placement while maintaining home row position
 Locate and type using the home row keys properly
 Identify and use function keys appropriately
 Know how to sign into online accounts (Envision, Renaissance, and other teacher selected sites)
 Identify strategies for strong passwords versus weak passwords
 Demonstrate understanding of various ways people can connect on the Internet and what it means to be “online”
 Recognize the kind of information that is private.
 Understand that they should never give out private information on the Internet.
 Learn to create effective usernames that protect their private information.
 Explain how giving credit is a sign of respect for people’s work
 Explain the why students sign Acceptable Use Policy
 Effectively use a search engine to find information about a topic
 Understand how sites such as www.enchantedlearning.com, and other such
as www.dictionary.com, are reliable resources for non-print information.
 Use mapping tools to plan and choose alternative routes to and from various locations
Microsoft Word:  Create a document with text formatting and graphics using word processing
 Demonstrate the ability to use the following tools in MS Word: highlighting, double-spacing,
layout orientation spacing between words and sentences, inserting images (clip art) and tables,
use of bullets, numbered lists, borders, page orientation, editing features: cut, copy, & paste,
left and center alignment, super & subscript, use of word art, and inserting a textbox
Microsoft PowerPoint:  Create and present a multimedia presentation that includes graphics
 Demonstrate the ability to use the following tools in MS PowerPoint: create & edit multiple
slides, slide design, inserting text and graphics into the presentation
Students will continue mastery of grade 3 level skills and add the following skills and knowledge: identify types of application and system software, identify internal parts of the computer - mother board, internal drives, ports, CPU, power supply, storage devices, 4 stages of computer processing - input, processing, output and storage. Add the following Computer Literacy Skills  Review proper typing skills: home row, correct posture, and finger placement
 Continue maintain home row position while adding correct finger placement of other keys
 Identify and use function keys appropriately while typing (Shift, Enter, Backspace, and Spacebar)
 Know how to sign into online accounts (Google, Envision, Renaissance, and other teacher selected sites)
 Expand upon previously learned skills regarding the importance of cyber safety and security
 Explain the value and reason of giving proper citations.
 Review the purpose of an Acceptable Use Policy and expand on the consequences of inappropriate use of technology
 Internet safety vocabulary such as personal, private, cyber bulling
 Evaluate the accuracy, relevance and appropriateness of print and non-print electronic
information sources for a variety of activities
 Use mapping tools to plan and choose alternative routes to and from various locations Microsoft Word
 Create a document with text formatting and graphics using word processing
Microsoft Word  Create a document with text formatting and graphics using word processing  Demonstrate the ability to use the following tools in MS Word: review 3rd grade skills and introduce: inserting headers and footers, margins, page numbers, inserting a basic table, MLA format, and hyperlinks
Microsoft PowerPoint
 Create and present a multimedia presentation that includes graphics, animations, and transitions
 Demonstrate the ability to use the following tools in MS PowerPoint: advanced understanding of design and layout of slides, inserting appropriate media clips, addition of animations, and transitions as appropriate
Microsoft Publisher
 Create a flyer or brochure applying knowledge of previously learned formatting tools and layout Microsoft Excel  Create a simple spreadsheet, enter data, create a graph, and interpret the information
Students will continue mastery of grade 4 level skills and add the following skills and knowledge:
 Review of proper typing skills: home row, correct posture, and finger placement
 Locate and type using all of the letter keys while maintaining home row position
 Identify and use function keys (Shift, Enter, Backspace & the Spacebar) appropriately while typing
 Introduction of correct hand placement for use of number keys and symbols
 Know how to sign into online accounts (Google, Envision, Renaissance, and other teacher selected sites)
 Create, organize and navigate folders on the network and in the cloud
 Discuss and explain the importance of the Acceptable Use Policy and how it affects the students
 Distinguish between personal information, which is safe to share online, and private information, which is unsafe to share
 Articulate when it is acceptable to use people’s work, and how to write a citation
 Recognize some of the key similarities and differences between in-person bullying and cyber bullying.
 Identify strategies for dealing responsibly with cyber bullying
Microsoft Word/Google Docs/OneDrive
 Create a document with text formatting and graphics using word processing
 Demonstrate the ability to use the following tools in MS Word:
 Review 3rd grade skills and introduce: inserting headers and footers, margins, page numbers, inserting a basic table, MLA format, and hyperlinks
 Create a document and share with another student
Microsoft PowerPoint/Google Slides/OneDrive
 Create and present a multimedia presentation that includes graphics, sounds, animations, and transitions
 Demonstrate the ability to use the following tools in MS PowerPoint: advanced understanding of design and layout of slides, inserting appropriate media clips, addition of animations, and transitions as appropriate
Microsoft Publisher
 Create a flyer or brochure applying knowledge of previously learned formatting tools and layout Microsoft Excel/Google Spreadsheets/OneDrive
 Create a simple spreadsheet, enter data, create a graph, and interpret the information
Students will continue mastery of grade 5 level skills and add the following skills and knowledge:
 Create folders, move files in folders, and rename files
 Save and access files in multiple locations
 Access a password protected account
 Sign out of the account at end of session
 Understand and use a list of common technology terms
 Review and understand the Acceptable Use Policy
 Develop strategies to properly deal with cyber security issues
 Understand potential consequences of on-line posting
 Implement security and protections while online
 Recognize and avoid online “traps” which may compromise student safety and personal information
 Communicate safely using proactive techniques while online or while using social media
 Use appropriate copyright citations to digital contents
 Identify steps to evaluate a website and various extensions
 How to conduct effective searches online
 Use data to make in informed decision about a global issue
 Problem solve through exposure to a simple programming language to create an interactive product
 Be able to correctly set up a document in MLA format
Microsoft Word/Google Docs
 Format paragraphs and characters in a document
 Insert and format a picture in a document
 Enhance the page with borders, watermarks, and spacing
 Change the document properties
 Create a title page, headers, and footers
 Create, edit, and format a table
 Work with formats, styles, and bulleted lists
 Navigate the Home ribbon.
 Navigate the Insert ribbon.
 Navigate the Page Layout ribbon.
 Navigate the View ribbon.
Microsoft Excel/Google Spreadsheets  Basic cell formatting
 Insert and delete cell contents, rows, and columns
 Create basic formulas: add, subtract, multiply, divide,
 Use basic functions: Sum
 Change column widths & row heights
 Create basic graphs
Microsoft PowerPoint/Google Presentation
 Format text and characters in a slide
 Insert and format a picture in a document
 Enhance the slides through use of themes (Design Ribbon)
 Change the slide properties
 Create headers and footers
 Work with formats, styles, and bulleted lists
 Navigate the Home ribbon.
 Navigate the Insert ribbon.
 Navigate the Design ribbon.
 Navigate the View ribbon.
Microsoft Publisher
 Create a publication using basic features of Publisher.
Students will continue mastery of grade 6 level skills and add the following skills and knowledge:
 Create folders, move files in folders, and rename files
 Save and access files in multiple locations
 Access a password protected account
o Sign out of the account at end of session
 Understand and use a list of common technology terms
 Review and understand the Acceptable Use Policy
 Develop strategies to properly deal with cyber bullying issues
 Understand the positive and negative consequences of posting to social media
 Implement security and protections while online
 Recognize and avoid online “traps” which may compromise student safety and personal information
 Communicate safely using proactive techniques while online or while using social media
 Use appropriate copyright citations to digital contents
 Identify steps to evaluate a website using different search strategies
 How to conduct effective searches online from multiple perspectives
 Use data to make an informed decision about a global issue after looking at multiple perspectives.
 Problem solve through use of a simple programming language to create an interactive product Microsoft Word/Google Docs
• Review previously learned material
• Work with formats, styles, and bulleted lists
• Navigate reference ribbon
o Table of contents
o Citations & bibliography
o Captions
• Navigate review ribbon
o Research (search within Word)
o Thesaurus
o Translate (made aware)
o Word count
o Comments
o Tracking
Microsoft Excel/Google Spreadsheets
• Filtering
• Use basic functions: Average, Median, Mode
• Create advanced graphs
Microsoft PowerPoint/Google Presentation
• Work with the slide master (View Ribbon) in addition to formats, styles, and bulleted lists
• Create, edit, and format a table (connect to Excel)
• Use and create hyperlink action buttons
• Navigate review ribbon (transfer knowledge from one application to another)
o Research (search within Word)
o Thesaurus
o Translate (made aware)
o Comments
Microsoft Access
• Be able to use a database program.
• Create a table including assigned fields.
• Select correct data type for assigned fields.
• Provide appropriate descriptions for fields entered into table.
• Create a form from the saved table using the form wizard.
• Arrange fields
• Create queries
Students will continue mastery of grade 7 level skills and add the following skills and knowledge:
 Applying previously learned skills from Keyboarding & Office Applications to new resources
 Publishing content online
 Using previously learned skills to collaborate and produce digital content
 Being able to identify the differences between credible and non-credible resources
 Select and use an appropriate tool to present digital content
 Basic website design
 Basic Coding using CodeHS

 


Required students' resources for class


GRADES 1 - 8
Paper Folder
Quantity:1

GRADES 5-8
* IPAD or + TABLET
Quantity:1

Devices Specifications:
* + At least 32 GB on-board memory
* + WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity
* Ipad Pro, Ipad Air 2, or Ipad Mini 2
+ Samsung Galaxy Tab S2


GRADES 1 - 8
1 Gigabyte USD Drive
Quantity:1

GRADES 1 - 8
No. 2 Pencil
Quantity:1

GRADES 1 - 8
Pen - Blue or Black ink
Quantity:1

GRADES 1 - 8
Loose Leaf paper for note taking
Quantity:1


1. IPad/Tablets are required for grades 5 - 8 and must be a minimum of 32 Gigabytes of storage.

2. Folders and loose leaf are for keeping notes and hand-outs or homework sheets.

3. USB drive are required for storing electronic copies of students' work/assignments. To avoid some students disturbing the personal work/assignments of others, all students personal work/assignments must be stored on their USB drives. No exception!

Lessons Resources