Our purpose is to help students develop key 21st Century Skills and master popular application software. Rather than present and teach computer concepts in isolation, the Kto8 lessons teach computer skills and apply them to core reading, writing, and math objectives. As a result, students gain meaningful reinforcement of key academic concepts while progressing toward technology literacy.

 

Third through Fifth

Third through Fifth

The computer literacy and technology courseware at the third through fifth grade levels assumes that students have obtained the knowledge and skills from the technology curriculum taught at the K-2 levels. However, teachers have access to the curriculum at all grade levels and can easily assign lessons below or above grade level to any student as needed.

This portion of the curriculum takes students from basic keyboarding skills through the creation of multimedia projects that are comprised from a wide variety of resources.

Technology Skill Developed 3 4 5
Development of Computer and Networking Terms      
Creating Short Paragraphs With a Computer      
Printing a Document on a Printer      
Use the Internet for Basic Research      
Work Cooperatively in a Group Using Computers      
Use Menu Options and Commands      
Create a Simple Multimedia Project      
Develop a Basic Graph Using a Chart Program      
Understand Basic Copyright Issues of Computer Generated Work      
Continue Keyboarding Techniques      
Creation of a Word Processing Document      
Adding Graphics to Writing      
Use the Web to Research Various Curriculum Areas      
Introduction to E-mail Usage      
Introduction to Databases      
Creation of Individual Multimedia Projects      
Creation of a Group Multimedia Projects      
Create, Save, and Print a Word Processing Document      
Introduce Occupations That Use Computers      
Further Development of Computer and Networking Terms      
Use Advanced Features of Word Processing Programs      
Create a Basic Spreadsheet      
Send and Receive E-mail      
Use a Networked Computer and Understand Basic Networking Concepts      
Use Copyrighted Materials Correctly in a Report      
Create a Simple Database and Enter Information      
Use Search Engines to Make Advanced Searches      
Troubleshoot Simple Problems      
Organize Documents on a Hard Drive      
Use Advanced Features of a Word Processor      
Use Advanced Search Features for Research      
Continue Development of E-mail Skills      
Use More Advanced Features of Spreadsheets      
Add and Archive Information in a Database      
Create Multimedia Projects Citing Copyrighted Works