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Innovative Technology

The Innovative Technology Curriculum by grade is as follows:

Kindergarten
Kindergarten will become comfortable with the computer. They will learn how to hold a mouse, move the mouse, click/double click the mouse, find keys on the keyboard. They do all this though games on the computer. At the end of the year, they will learn where HomeRow is to prepare them to learn to type in 1st grade.

  • Supplemental Websites
    • www.pbskids.org 
    • www.abcya.com
    • www.sheppardsoftware.com               
    • www.starfall.com 


First – Second Grade
1st and 2nd grade will learn how to type. They will place their hands correctly on the keyboard and learn which finger types which key. They also practice their mouse skills and will learn how to log on to the computer and get around to different websites.

  • Supplemental Websites               
    • www.dancemattypingguide.com               
    • www.abcya.com 


Third Grade
This year 3rd grade will learn how to type. They will place their hands correctly on the keyboard and learn which finger types which key. They also practice their mouse skills and will learn how to log on to the computer and get around to different websites. We also start basic Microsoft Word skills.
Text – The Office Specialist

  • Supplemental Websites               
    • www.dancemattypingguide.com
    • www.edutyping.com
    • www.typetastic.com                
    • www.abcya.com


Fourth Grade
4th grade will practice typing. They also practice their mouse skills and will learn how to log on to the computer and get around to different websites. They will learn basic Microsoft PowerPoint skills.
Text – The Office Specialist

  • Supplemental Websites               
    • www.edutyping.com 
    • www.typetastic.com              
    • www.abcya.com 


Fifth Grade
5th grade will practice typing. They also practice their mouse skills and will learn how to log on to the computer and get around to different websites. They will learn basic Microsoft Excel skills.
Text – The Office Specialist

  • Supplemental Websites               
    • www.edutyping.com 
    • www.typetastic.com              
    • www.abcya.com 


Sixth Grade
6th grade will focus on Microsoft Word.  We will use skills such as formatting text, bullets/numbers, creating tables, tabs, alignment, object, and more.
Text – Fundae Sundaes book

  • Supplemental Websites               
    • www.typetastic.com 
    • www.edutyping.com 


Seventh Grade
7th grade focuses on Microsoft Excel. We also work through a book called Excellent Adventures to learn Microsoft Excel where we really dive into the in's and out's of the program. We will use skills such as formatting text, merge & center, column width/row height, formulas, multiple worksheets, sorting, charts, and more. 
Text – Excellent Adventures book

  • Supplemental Websites               
    • www.edutyping.com
    • www.typetastic.com  


Eighth Grade
8th grade focuses on a variety of Microsoft Office programs. We also work through a book called The Restaurant Entrepreneur where each student creates their own restaurant. They use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher to complete a variety of exercises. We create a logo, help wanted ad, flyers, inventory list, business card, t-shirt design, and more. 
Text – Restaurant Entrepreneur book

  • Supplemental Websites               
    • www.edutyping.com
    • www.typetastic.com
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