Technology and Computer Education

 

Created by Learning.com, an internet-based computer education program, EasyTech integrates technology with core curriculum learning. It is a sequential system of online lessons, integration materials, and classroom resources.

The following list is a summary of the topics covered by the EasyTech technology lessons. The topics addressed by the EasyTech lessons are based on the International Society for Technology (ISTE) in Education’s National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). Students progress at their own rate through the lesson, so the following grade level designations are general and vary from student to student.

Kindergarten – 2nd Grades

  • Mouse Basics
  • Computer Basics
  • Introduction to Keyboards
  • Visual Mapping Basics
  • Word Processing Basics
  • Keyboarding

3rd – 5th Grades

  • Basic Word Processing
  • Email Basics
  • Spreadsheet Basics
  • Graphing in Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing
  • Presentation Basics
  • Database Basics
  • Creating a Database
  • Formulas in Spreadsheets
  • Database Searches

6th – 8th Grades

  • Computer Fundamentals Review including Networks
  • Word Processing Projects
  • Spreadsheet Projects
  • Presentation Projects
  • Basic HTML
  • Photography
  • Photo And Video Editing

Technology Education (Middle School)
Technology education is the exploration of careers and how technology is used in them. Technology education is a hands-on laboratory based education program that allows students to use problem solving methods to explore the various systems of technology and the educational and career opportunities available in each system.

Last year P.T.L. helped provide the broadcasting class with the Adobe Creative Cloud teaching students to how edit photos, videos, and audio tracks. We also have advanced our technology with Mac Minis and Macbook Pros for our teachers and students to use in the classroom.

Students who are advanced in computer skills will have the opportunity to work on special projects which will apply their skills. Some of those projects may include: HTML—website design, yearbook—use digital camera, multimedia—(Chapel) sound production, PowerPoint presentation, and newsletter design and production.

 

students using Macbooks to research in the class room

students using Macbooks to research in the class room