Welcome to the Technology Web Page!
Computer Lab Update
I would like to wish everyone a happy October! I am extremely happy to report that the beginning of the school year has been absolutely wonderful. All of the children are doing quite well in the computer lab and they enjoy using technology very much! Just some of the many highlights of September included the following: Grade 1 learned about Mouse Basics: Select, Drag, and Double-click, Grade 2 focused on what a computer processor is and types of computer input and output devices, Grade 3 looked at a computer desktop and software toolbars and menus, Grade 4 learned about the importance of having an AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) in a school setting and Grade 5 focused on computer network basics and open communication with trustworthy adults while using the Internet. October also promises to bring more challenging and fun computer lessons and activities for the students in grades 1-5. To take a glimpse of these lessons and activities, I highly encourage you to use the grade links displayed under Parent Information. For more details, you are more than welcome to use the 2014-15 Technology Curriculum link.
October also presents two very special events. The first is that our student volunteers have begun their special contributions to the Computer Lab's website. You can see these contributions by clicking on the specific links shown below. Please remember to check back often as new volunteer projects will be appearing on a consistent basis. The second special event will take place on Friday, October 3, as students in Grade 3 will be participating in a virtual field trip to Davenport, Iowa. There, they will be given a live tour of the Alcoa Aluminum Plant and will hear employees speak about this very important industry. This special event will allow us to celebrate National Manufacturing Day and it also supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education!
Student Volunteer Contributions
I am so proud of their efforts!
Wiki (Technology Across the World)
Blogs (please check back soon)
Digital Photography Exhibits
Goshen teachers are not married to “Teaching to the Test.” They tailor their teaching style to the needs of each class. The freedom to be flexible allows each teacher to discover and address the strengths and weaknesses of each boy and girl.