St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School Technology Class


The Diocese of Arlington's Technology Standards were revamped for the 2015-2016 school year and they encompass:
  • Technology Systems (Use It)
    • Develop foundations in the understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

  • Digital Citizenship (Protect It)
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of technology and its impact on society. Practice ethical, legal, and responsible use of technology.

  • Research and Information Management (Find and Organize It)
    • Use digital tools to locate, gather, evaluate, and organize information and data.

  • Learning, Collaboration, and Problem Solving (Solve It)
    • Use a variety of technologies to support and enhance learning, encourage collaboration, increase productivity, and solve problems.

  • Communication and Creativity/Innovation (Create and Communicate It)
    • Use technology for communication, creative thinking, and developing innovative products using various media formats.

The students will be growing and strengthening their technology skills in these areas, as they complete assignments and projects created in support of the Diocesan curriculum in the various content areas.

First Grade

In First Grade, we
  • review computer parts and learn their functions,
  • create documents,
  • type words and short sentences.
We also play lots of computer learning games,
and draw and color digital pictures using
TuxPaint.

Mouse Activities

  • Whole Class: Practice holding a mouse and My Computer Mouse
  • Whole Class: How to use headphones
  • Whole Class: How to close a tab and the browser
  • Whole Class: How to complete Use The Mouse
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Introduction to the Mouse

  • Whole Class: Review Computer Lab Rules & Procedures
  • Show how to hold a mouse and move & click it
  • Whole Class: Assign Seats & show how to use headphones and how to close a tab & the browser

Welcome Back & Mouse Skills Review

  • Whole Class: Review Computer Lab Rules & Procedures
    Whole Class: Review how to hold a mouse, clicking & clicking and dragging
  • Whole Class: Review how to open a website from wiki & how to close tab
  • Practice using the mouse with the following sites:
  • Month of August and September: Introduction to the Mouse

    • Whole Class: Review Computer Lab Rules & Procedures
    • Show how to hold a mouse and move & click it
    • Whole Class: Assign Seats & show how to use headphones and how to close a tab & the browser
    • Focus for the Month of September
    • September Focus - Introduction to Computer Lab, rules, parts of computer, mouse and keyboarding skills.

http://www.abcya.com/typing_race_cars.htm
http://www.abcya.com/typing_race_cars.htm

Practice your typing skills while
avoiding other cars on the road.
HAVE FUN!
Can you jump all the way to the top?
Give it a try with Jump Key!
Be careful to type the correct letter or you'll end up back at the bottom!
http://www.abcya.com/jump_key.htm
http://www.abcya.com/jump_key.htm

http://www.abcya.com/letter_trace.htm
http://www.abcya.com/letter_trace.htm

Practice clicking and dragging using the trackpad on your computer. Trace the letters carefully using your thumb and pointer finger to control the mouse.
Have fun clicking and dragging
while painting a beautiful picture!
http://www.abcya.com/abcya_paint.htm
http://www.abcya.com/abcya_paint.htm


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Create! Students will use their word processing skills to create different projects using Tux Paint, Microsoft Word and Kid Pix. We will continue Teach Your Monster to Read, practice our sounds and Celebrate International Dot Day (Literacy Focus).

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  • Whole Class: Introduction to Bee-Bot with counting activity
  • Whole Class: Look at Pumpkins
  • ABC Mouse Halloween Lesson
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  • Halloween Games
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October 22nd:

  • Whole Class: Tickets & Rewards in ABC Mouse
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Typing with Burton

Typing with Booker
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Starfall - Identify your ABC's
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Elmo 's Keyboard-o-Rama - press any key to learn location of the keys on your keyboard
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Literacy Center - free literacy lessons and games
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Key Seeker - find letters and numbers on you keyboard
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ABCya- fix the broken keyboard by dragging the letters to the right place
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Farm Escape - practice using your mouse by rounding up the farm animals
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Dositey - K-2 math and language arts games
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KidPort - Games and Homework Help by grade and subject
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Order the Numbers
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Primary Games- games, coloring pages, interactive e-books,
holiday activities, musical postcards, crafts, and more! Includes games by subject area.
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Interactive Games - different subject areas, from the Utah Education network
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Mouse - Listing of several games that practice using the mouse and keyboard
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Fishin' Mission

Word Wizard

Learn to use Graphic Programs

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