Computers

We believe computers should be an integral part of any educational program. Below is a brief outline of how we use computers in our classrooms.

Primary age children:

  • Become comfortable with the use of computers.
  • Develop problem solving skills and creativity through the use of open ended programs.
  • Practice and enhance academic skills through the use of specific programs to address their needs.
  • Write stories, poems, reports, etc. (especially useful for children who have difficulty forming letters and struggle to put their ideas on paper).
  • Develop language skills as groups of children interact by helping each other, giving directions, making group decisions.
  • Learn beginning keyboard skills.

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  • Write stories, poems, reports, etc., editing and making necessary revisions.
  • Gather information from the Internet.
  • Publish finished products using specialized programs such as publishing and graphics programs.
  • Learn and develop programming skills.
  • Practice and enhance academic skills through the use of specific programs to address their needs.
  • Prepare for real life by learning essential computer skills such as keyboarding, use of specific programs, and programming.

In art and music classes children:

  • Gather information.
  • Produce original works with computer programs.
  • Experiment with musical notation and composition.
  • Learn music theory.