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Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the technology standards for Hurlock Elementary School?
Pre-K and Kindergarten:
Use input and output devices (mouse, keyboard, printer, and monitor)
1st grade:
Learn to use the internet safety and introduction to writing tools (Microsoft Word)
2nd grade:
Use multimedia resources (books, software, encyclopedias) and use digital cameras to illustrate thoughts and ideas.
3rd grade:
Learn to use search engines and introduction to power point for presentations.
4th grade:
Learn to use spreadsheets and to master power point and writing tools.
5th grade:
Develop multimedia videos and using writing tools to develop research citations.
The school follows the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum for technology that aligns with the national guidelines. To help us make this rigorous standards I developed a checklist to make sure that students make this goal.
Prior to the completion of 2nd grade students will be able to:

Year Mastered

Successfully operate computer

Use input devices (mouse, keyboard)

Use output devices (printer, monitor)

Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (interactive books, educational software, and elementary multimedia encyclopedias) to support learning.

Use power point with support from teacher

Use Microsoft word with support from teacher

Use computer writing tools (concept maps, kidspiration, spell check)

Gather information on the internet with support from teacher

Prior to the completion of 5th grade students will be able to:

Year Mastered

Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use (internet safety)

Use technology tools (multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative projects

Create power point presentations for audiences inside and outside the classroom

Use Microsoft word efficiently

Gather information on the internet efficiently

Use technology for self-directed learning

Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources

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What is Type to Learn?

Type to Learn is countywide software program for keyboarding. It includes typing instruction, practice, and assessments to teach students this valuable lifelong skill. Students learn keyboarding skills while reinforcing spelling, grammar, composition, and punctuation skills. Each lesson takes approximately twenty minutes and there are a total of 26 lessons. Students must complete this program by the end of 5th grade. The goals are the following:
3rd grade: Lesson 10
4th grade: Lesson 18
5th grade: Completion of the program
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How do you develop grades for the Media Center?

Students will be given a participation grade every time that they come to the library. Students are expected to come to the library with a positive attitude and give every activity 100%. Interims are sent home with the classroom teacher interims and my report card grade is in the teacher comment section. If at anytime there are any questions about grades please come talk to me.