Technology

6th Grade

Technology curriculum focuses on expanding and building upon computer/technology terminology and age-appropriate software. Keyboarding is reinforced in the areas of accuracy and speed. Students will type 40-45 words per minute with 90% accuracy. Students will build upon their the following concepts:

  • Word Processing Software - formatting pages, indents, page breaks, macros, and headers and footers
  • Spreadsheet Software - write more advanced formulas
  • Presentation Software - design and present to an audience
  • Database Software – tables, forms, queries and reports
  • Desktop Publishing – terminology, grouping, layers
  • Internet – Using as a tool
  • Internet Safety
  • Web design
  • Web Tools – Picasa, Google SketchUp

7th Grade

Technology curriculum focuses on expanding and building upon computer/technology terminology and age-appropriate software. Keyboarding is reinforced in the areas of accuracy and speed. Students will type 45-50 words per minute with 95% accuracy. Students will build upon their the following concepts:

  • Word Processing Software – Mail Merge, macros, tracking changes
  • Spreadsheet Software - write more advanced formulas
  • Presentation Software - design and present to an audience
  • Database Software – tables, forms, queries and reports
  • Desktop Publishing – expand upon concepts
  • Internet – Using as a tool
  • Internet Safety
  • Web design - HTML tags
  • Web Tools – Picasa, Google SketchUp

8th Grade

Technology curriculum focuses on expanding and building upon computer/technology terminology and age-appropriate software. Keyboarding is reinforced in the areas of accuracy and speed. Students will type 50-60 words per minute with 95% accuracy.

Students will build upon their the following concepts:

  • Word Processing Software –Styles, macros
  • Spreadsheet Software - write more advanced formulas
  • Presentation Software - design and present to an audience
  • Database Software – tables, forms, queries and reports
  • Desktop Publishing – expand upon concepts with projects
  • Internet – Using as a tool
  • Internet Safety
  • Visual Basic – naming objects, variables, decision structures and loops
  • Web design
  • Web Tools – Picasa, Google SketchUp

To see our Standards-Based Curriculum, click here.