Our purpose is to help students develop key 21st Century Skills and master popular application software. Rather than present and teach computer concepts in isolation, the Kto8 lessons teach computer skills and apply them to core reading, writing, and math objectives. As a result, students gain meaningful reinforcement of key academic concepts while progressing toward technology literacy.

 

Kindergarten through Second

Kindergarten through Second

The computer literacy and technology courseware at the kindergarten through second grade levels assumes that students know very little about computer components and technology. Students begin with simple identification of computer parts such as the monitor, keyboard, CPU, mouse, speakers, printers, and so forth. They are then instructed on the basic operation of these components.

This portion of the curriculum takes students from minimal understanding of computers through using a word processor to create a report and printing the report on a printer.

Technology Skill Developed K 1 2
Identification of Computer Components      
Basic Operation of a Computer System      
Handling and Usage of Computer Software      
Using the Computer Mouse and Cursor Movement      
Proper Finger Placement on a Keyboard      
Association of the Alphabet With Letters on the Keyboard      
Association of Numbers With Symbols on the Keyboard      
Writing Words on a Computer System      
Writing Sentences on a Computer System      
Using Educational Software on a Computer System      
Introduction to the Internet and World Wide Web      
Development of Computer and Networking Terms      
Creating Short Paragraphs With a Computer      
Printing a Document on a Printer      
Use the Internet for Basic Research      
Work Cooperatively in a Group Using Computers      
Use Menu Options and Commands      
Create a Simple Multimedia Project      
Develop a Basic Graph Using a Chart Program      
Understand Basic Copyright Issues of Computer Generated Work