4th and 5th Grade Technology Elective
Technology class is for those who love technology! Students will be introduced to computers, computer safety, learn basic keyboarding, explore the use of graphic organizers, work with programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel and learn how to do basic coding. Students will have access to both PCs and iPads in their exploration. A $26 lab fee is required for this elective.
6th Grade Technology Elective
Are you interested in learning more about technology? Technology Elective covers digital citizenship, digital literacy, online communication, software, hardware, coding, and so much more. This class is a per-requisite and lays the groundwork for growth and progress toward potential MOS certifications. The focus of this class is to develop basic skills, vocabulary and proficiency of use. Students will have access to and use both PCs and iPads during this class. $26 lab fee required.
7th Grade Technology Elective
This elective course explores more intensely the world of digital literacy and citizenship. Students will learn to use the tools of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint more acutely. This project based class will help students enhance their online communication while developing life-long skills for the workplace. Students will have access to Microsoft 365 to complete work, some of which is required at home. Course placement is for students on the Technology track who would like to work toward a potential MOS certification. Students work through the Key Applications and Computing Fundamentals coursework to obtain certification in the IC3 program. Students who pass the IC3 exams will show knowledge of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet, as certification in IC3 is recognized internationally. $26 lab fee required.
8th Grade Technology Elective
In this elective course students will finalize Microsoft Office tools for program proficiency. Students will have access to Microsoft 365 to complete work, some of which is required at home. Course placement is for students who desire to complete their MOS certification. Certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) demonstrates a student has advanced skills in key office programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Outlook. (Did you know: Acquisition of a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employ as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than uncertified peers.) Students will also continue to work through the Key Applications and Computing Fundamentals coursework to obtain certification in the IC3 program if not previously completed. $26 lab fee required.