Computer Lab Schedule:
Computer classes are taught Tuesday through Thursday to Kindergarten and grades 1-6.The Elementary computer lab is also open on Mondays and Fridays for teachers to schedule additional time.
- Microsoft Word for creating word processing documents
- Microsoft Excel for spreadsheets
- Microsoft PowerPoint for presentations
- Microsoft Publisher to create brochures, flyers etc.
- Typing Master Pro for keyboarding
- Movie Maker for creating movies and slide shows
Other software programs used in class are Kid Pix, Kidspiration and Inspiration:
Inspiration is for Grades 5 or 6-12. This program is a visual learning tool that helps students develop ideas and organize thinking. It allows brainstorming, webbing, diagramming, planning, critical thinking, organizing and outlining.
Kidspiration is for grades K-5. Students use this program to brainstorm ideas with pictures and words, organize and categorize information visually and explore new ideas with thought webs and visual mapping.
Computer Lab Equipment:
We have 23 custom-built desktop PC's based on Intel Core 2 Duo technology. These PC's use Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2003 and Adobe Creative Suite 3. The lab has two printers, one Samsung ML 2251-N Laser printer and one HP Color LaserJet 2605dn, three scanners and an LCD projector. All computers are networked via Microsoft Server 2003 and have internet access under teacher supervision.