Grades 2 and 3
The second and third grade technology program is designed to familiarize students with the basic concepts of the iPad and its usage. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of keyboarding, basic word processing, e-mail, the Bullis Network, basic drawing tools, basic digital photography, cross disciplinary applications, as well as safe Internet use. In addition, students will be taught and responsible for acceptable use of technology.
The fourth grade technology program builds upon the concepts introduced in the third grade. In addition to those areas, fourth graders will work on basic scanning, electronic research tools and multimedia projects that incorporate a variety of programs. Students will continue to develop basic technology skills while applying those skills to the fourth grade curriculum. Students will learn what media is and will begin to discuss the impact of media on their lives.
The fifth grade program continues the development of third and fourth grade concepts with an emphasis on multimedia and on using technology as a research tool. Fifth graders will also work on spreadsheets and graphs, and on the creation of a Lower School newsletter. In addition to learning the how-to skills, students will grow in both their ability to integrate technology into education and their understanding of how this technology affects their lives.