In kindergarten, students begin to view the computer as a learning tool. They
become familiar with the parts of the computer (monitor, mouse, keyboard).
Computer activities help them practice mouse control and learn to navigate the
computer. Activities are correlated with the concepts and skills being taught
in the classroom
The first and second graders use a variety of computer activities to
reinforce, apply and extend concepts being studied in the classroom.
In third grade, the students begin keyboarding and learn proper fingering.
Computer lab activities are correlated with the skills and concepts being
taught in the classroom.
In fourth grade, students do concentrated drill and practice on keyboarding.
They begin to use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for projects and activities
related to concepts being studied in the classroom. Students use the Internet
for research projects and to create multimedia projects. These projects are
presented to others.
Fifth and sixth graders continue to practice proper keyboarding and apply
their keyboarding skills to class assignments and projects. Students explore
websites related to topics studied in the classroom. They learn to apply more
sophisticated aspects of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint in the completion of
Throughout the computer curriculum all students will learn ethical and safe
use of the computer, especially when accessing the Internet.
The objectives of the computer program at Regina Elementary are:
1) Help each student become an independent computer user.
2) Expand each student's computer literacy.
3) Reinforce curriculum in reading, math, science, social studies, language,
4) Utilize the computer for writing, editing, and publishing.
5) Learn correct keyboarding.
6) Create multimedia presentations
7) Use the Internet for research and to extend learning in subject areas.
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