Students at SKD come to the computer lab twice a week for 30 min. lessons. They are introduced to software programs that promote creativity and give them the skills they need to create high quality projects. Many projects are stored on the internet so parents can see the finished products. Since our time is limited, we don't use the computer lab to practice content skills. We work in conjunction with Cathedral High School to make sure that our students have the technological skills they will need to be successful when they move on from SKD. Click on the icons below to learn more about each program we use.
5th and 6th Grades
Kindergarten students learn how to operate the computer keyboard and mouse, navigate websites and use a drawing program called Pixie.
They learn how to use text and drawing tools.
1st Graders continue to learn new tools in Pixie. They draw many scenes, and complete projects that demonstrate their drawing skills.
Students in 2nd grade learn how to use a document program called Pages and a presentation program called Keynote. They also begin to explore a keyboarding program called Typing Agent. They continue to use the Pixie drawing program.
Students in 3rd grade learn how to use email and Google Apps for Education including Google Docs, Slides, Drawing, Forms and Mail
They continue to explore a keyboarding program called Typing Agent.
Students in 4th grade continue using email and Google Apps for Education.
They learn a spreadsheet program called Numbers.
They learn an animation program called Frames, a music creation program called Garage Band and Typing Agent keyboarding software.
Students in grades 5 and 6 continue reviewing previously learned programs Pixie, Frames, Typing Agent, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, Garage Band and Google Apps for Education. They are introduced to iPhoto and iMovie. They are expected to use all the features of these creative programs.
Students in Grades K-6
Students in Grades K-6 learn about Internet Safety. Students in Grade K-6 learning about coding/programming.
Students are supervised at all times while on the internet. Internet gaming is not an activity in which students participate during the school day.