School Technology & Computer Lab
Where Computers Open a Window of Learning!
Lancashire Elementary School has a wonderful technology program.
We have a computer lab that is used for K-5 students. Our current operating system throughout the school is Windows XP. The match of one student with one computer works nicely in our computer lab. We have 32 computers in the lab, 30 are for students use. In all classrooms, there are two student computers for activity throughout the day.
Currently, students are working on basic computer skills using various software titles and Internet resources. Specifically, Compass Learning is one website for all grade levels. "CompassLearning Odyssey includes lessons and activities that are based on current and confirmed research about the way today's students think and learn. Odyssey curricula for primary and secondary students facilitate Response to Intervention, differentiated and personalized instruction, and formative assessment that helps drive data-based decision making."
From Kindergarten to 5th grade, students utilize the Internet. Starting at the end of Kindergarten, students start to type ABC's and their full name on the computer. In subsequent grades, students learn word processing skills; typing stories and processing journal entries with Microsoft Word. One special program, Kid Pix, allows students to be creative with pictures and graphics. First graders get their hands on a digital camera and learn to point and click. Starting with third grade, students begin learning presentation with PowerPoint, and then each grade takes presentation skills one step further. The third through fifth graders even get to experience some basics in Excel.
Type to Learn 4
Kidspiration - (Inspiration Software Inc.)
Letterbugs Get Ready to Read - (Sunburst)
Key Skills: Phonics & Spelling - (Sunburst)
Key Skills Bundle (K-6) - includes math & language arts (Sunburst)
Word Munchers (K-6) - Riverdeep
Bailey's, Millie's, Sammie's, Trudy's Suite, plus Thinking Things 2 - Riverdeep
Mighty Math Carnival Countdown (Edmark/Riverdeep)
Mighty Math Zoo Zillions (Edmark/Riverdeep)
Mighty Math Number Heroes (Edmark/Riverdeep)
Might Math Calculating Crew (Edmark/Riverdeep)
Kid Pix4 - (Riverdeep)
My Amazing Human Body (DK)
Computer Lab Facilitator and Building Technologist
Gloria Mathews is the building educational technologist at Lancashire Elementary.