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Kindergarten


Kindergarten Technology

Students spent the first computer class of the year learning the computer lab rules and different parts of the computer.

Students spent several computer lab classes learning how to use a mouse through a variety of engaging educational activities on the Playground page of the website, FunBrain. Students continued to refine their mouse skills with additional activities on the website, ABCya.com.

Students also used typing programs on ABCya.com to continue building their keyboarding skills - Keyboard Zoo reinforced correct use of right and left hands for the different letters, and Cup Stacking and Type Rocket Jr. reinforced letter location while motivating students to increase their speed in order to improve their scores. Keyboard Zoo 2 teaches students how to type uppercase letters and short sentences.

Students and teachers spent December learning how to code. They started off the sequence by putting together simple programs to instruct a dinosaur to move and dance on the screen using the iPad app, Daisy the Dinosaur. Next they progressed to the Code.org website with desktop computers and worked on the self-paced 20-hour Course A on Code.org. Coding activities involve assembling a series of commands into a simple program to move characters through a maze or accomplish a series of tasks 

Click links below (blue text) to go to Websites that are used in the Computer Lab:

Funbrain.com - Pre-K and K Playground – Contains a variety of mouse activities

ABCya.com – contains a variety of activities for keyboarding, letters, numbers, and strategy. Students use Keyboard Zoo, Cup Stacking, Type Rocket Jr., and Type Rocket

Mrs. Pearce's Code.org Login Page – students will need to know their login character to access their account

Ms. Pearson's Code.org Login Page - students will need to know their login character to access their account

Ms. LaBasco's Code.org Login Page – students will need to know their login character to access their account