Computer

Mr. Matt Mueller

The curriculum in computer class is different for each grade level and is based on expanding the students’ skills in programs from the previous year.  I work with the students’ teachers to coordinate the subject areas from their classes and teach the tools that will enhance their work in projects.

 

1st Grade    

Learn where the keys are located on the keyboard; use Scholastic.com to read monthly newsletters and learn about different subjects; practice math facts; work in websites such as ABCYA.com, FunBrain.com and Starfall.com to practice letters, reading, sight words, math and other subjects.

 

2nd Grade   

Do computer research on a specific state; print state flag and facts about the flag; type spelling words and utilize programs to practice keyboarding; learn how to use Microsoft Word; work in websites such as ABCYA.com, FuntoType.com, SheppardSoftware.com, TurtleDiary.com and FunBrain.com to practice math facts, shapes, patterns and geography; practice computer programming with a K-5 course in Code.org.

 

3rd Grade

Use EduTyping for keyboarding efficiency (this program can be used at school or at home); learn how to do research on Google (plant research project), type spelling words to practice keyboarding; work in websites such as ABCYA.com, Multiplication.com, SheppardSoftware.com, ArcademicSkillBuilders.com, LearningGamesforKids.com and FunBrain.com to practice math facts, geography and reading; practice computer programming with a K-5 course in Code.org and Tynker.com.

 

4th Grade

Learn how to use a flashdrive for saving and retrieving saved documents; learn how to efficiently use Word and PowerPoint for projects; practice copy and paste of graphics for use in Microsoft products; use EduTyping for keyboarding efficiency (this program can be used at school or at home); learn how to do research on Google (endangered animal and state project); type spelling words and sentences to practice keyboarding; work in websites such as Multiplication.com to practice math facts; practice computer programming with a K-5 course in Code.org and Tynker.com; learn about internet safety.

 

5th Grade

Learn how to efficiently use Word and PowerPoint for projects; utilize Microsoft Office Products to type essays, poems, Social Studies reports and other class projects; use EduTyping for keyboarding efficiency (this program can be used at school or at home); learn how to effectively research the internet and recognize valid and invalid sources; learn about internet safety; practice computer programming with a K-5 course in Code.org and Tynker.com; learn how to work with the programs on the tablets; create an IMovie for Social Studies; learn how to use Google Docs and other Google Drive capabilities.

 

6th Grade

Learn how to efficiently use Word and PowerPoint for projects with advanced skills; use various programs for keyboarding practice; learn how to effectively research the internet and recognize valid and invalid sources; learn about internet safety; learn how to use Google Docs and other Google Drive capabilities; use Code.org to learn computer programming skills; expand computer programming abilities with programs such as Tynker and Scratch.

 

7th Grade

Learn how to efficiently use Word, Excel and PowerPoint for projects with advanced skills; work with creating charts and graphs in Excel from spreadsheets; use various programs for keyboarding practice; learn how to effectively research the internet and recognize valid and invalid sources; learn about internet safety; learn how to use Google Docs and other Google Drive capabilities; use Code.org to learn computer programming skills; expand computer programming abilities with programs such as Tynker and Scratch.

 

8th Grade

Learn how to efficiently use Word, Excel and PowerPoint for projects with advanced skills; work with creating charts and graphs in Excel from spreadsheets; use various programs for keyboarding practice; learn how to effectively research the internet and recognize valid and invalid sources; learn about internet safety; learn how to use Google Docs and other Google Drive capabilities; use Code.org to learn computer programming skills; expand computer programming abilities with programs such as Tynker and Scratch.