Many of our students have been using computers, tablets and phones since an early age. At San Juan Diego we believe that they can harness the knowledge they already have and utilize those skills to add to the learning in the classroom. How will this happen?
KINDERGARTEN & FIRST GRADE
In kindergarten we begin by reviewing the basics of computer usage. How to log on and log off of a computer. Computer safety and being a good citizen. As part of our our schools Anti bully campaign we learn what a computer bully may do and and how to handle any uncomfortable situations. Safety is always our most important concern. We have two important computer programs that we utilize that help our younger students progress in their academcs. The beginning of the school year, we make sure that all students learn how to manage these programs and all parents are aware of how to access these learning programs at home.
SECOND- FIFTH GRADES
Students in the middle grades utilize their technology class time to begin to develop healthy keyboarding skills while they learn to create presentations in a "show what you know" project arena. In all content areas students are developing the ability to create presentations, using, googledocs, googlesheets, googleslides as well as email systems. This is a perfect age to begin to learn collaborative work skills and develop their problem solving ability. In addition to google for education, we utilize TES blendspace, Presi, Hour of code and a multitude of other web based apps to learn in the content areas.