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Whitestone, NY 11357
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TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM

Students will expand on skills they already possess as well as acquire new knowledge and skills.  Some of the areas of concentration include: the use of web search engines; data gathering from a variety of web sources; proper citation of web sources in documents; use of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students will learn how to code and play the Stock Market Game.
 
All students will utilize programs and software that encourage proper manipulation of the mouse, cognitive thought and reasoning and basic computer and technology terminology.


Technology News

June 2017

Dear Families,

The students have been hard at work in the computer room this trimester.  Below you will find an outline as to what we have accomplished.  I wish all of you a peaceful, safe and enjoyable summer!

Pre-Kindergarten

·  Continued to practice our mouse skills by playing Easter games as well as a variety of other games to review    clicking and dragging
·  Paw Patrol Music Maker
·  Played Alphabet Bingo
·  Mickey’s Treasure Hunt
·  Camp Count and Play
·  Sid the Science kid – exploring friction
·  Researched Dinosaur facts
·  Made virtual ice cream sundaes
·  Practiced tracing our letters with an on-line pencil

Kindergarten

·  Continued to play ABC Mouse
        - Using ABC Mouse we played Puzzles & games, read books, completed art work and learned to type The           students used the tickets they earned to buy clothes for their avatar, pets and furniture for their room.               The students learned to work hard to earn more tickets to purchase what they wanted.
        - Greater emphasis on the keyboard was made this year.  The students realized that it’s not so easy to                    type

First Grade

·  We learned about words playing Word World
·  The students played an Easter Word Search
·  We played Super Why
·  The students learned the basics of how to type.  We practiced while playing Keyboarding Zoo
·  We practiced Math, reading and skills games on ABCYA

Second Grade

·  The second grade learned how to navigate my portal. We discussed what a hyperlink is and why we use               them.
·   We created & printed word clouds that described ourselves
·   We played math games
·   We played Super Why
·   We played Wild Kratts and explored different ecosystems
·    We sharpened our brain skills playing different skills and strategy games

Third Grade

·  Played Mathletics and competed against each other as well as other schools.  We completed math lessons and    quizzes based on what we were learning in Math class.
·  Participated in the St. Luke Math Bowl. 
·  Played Free Rice and for every correct question we donated rice to the hungry
·  We played Wild Kratts and explored different ecosystems
·   Learned how to use the computer for research. 
·   Typed and printed poems
·   Practiced using Microsoft Word

Fourth Grade

·  Played Mathletics and competed against each other as well as other schools.  We completed math lessons and    quizzes based on what we were learning in Math class.
·  Participated in the St. Luke Math Bowl.  The kids did great and many received awards.
·  Major emphasis this trimester on becoming proficient in Microsoft Word
·  Researched our volcano projects for Science
·  Learned how to properly search information in Google

Fifth Grade

·  Played Mathletics and competed against each other as well as other schools.  We completed math lessons and    quizzes based on what we were learning in Math class.
·  Participated in the St. Luke Math Bowl.  The kids did great and many received awards.
·  Created a short advertisement of their favorite product using PowerPoint or Google Slides -They used slides     and various themes as well as advanced animation to create a presentation.  We also learned how to add             music to our slides. Some students presented their ads to the class. They did a great job.

Sixth Grade

·  Learned about blogging and different types of Blogs. The students did a great job on creating their own blogs    for a four week period.
·  Completed a shopping spree web hunt using Amazon.com
·  Created travel posters to a favorite destination spot – this helped us with learning how to research and               present information using Word. 
·  Reviewed basic Word functionality

Seventh Grade
·  Learned how to use Excel- What is a cell, formatting cells, added column headings, Auto sum, adding                headers to the sheet and inserting formulas. They created a nutrition poster based on nutritional information    from three fast food restaurants.
·  Completed Tach projects in computer class
·  Learned about cloud computing- discussed and watched introductory videos on this important technology        topic.

Eighth Grade

·  Finished playing the Stock Market game
        - Purchased common stock, mutual funds and bonds
       -  Our winners were Team KristaOlivieri and Francesca Palmeri, Team Robert Vasquez and Joseph                       Satriana and Team Alexis Papadopoulos, Alexis Bartolotta and Isabella Valverde 
·  Researched music projects and created PowerPoint slides and Word essays on various artists. The students        will be graded as a joint music and computer grade.