"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."
- Emo Philips
"Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant."
- Mitchell Kapor
ALL ABOUT COMPUTERS
OUR COMPUTER LAB
We now have new IMacs with the Intel Duo Core 2 processors with 21.5 inch screens! It’s fantastic to be able to use such terrific machines. They are used before school at 8:30, throughout the day in our rotation classes all the way up till 5:00, when our 3-D program finishes.
We are touch-typing, word processing with Word, using the presentation tool PowerPoint, doing Internet research, using math applications such as Timez Attack and online math programs that you can access through Portaportal. Type in blaine5 under Guest Access.
All three grade levels are learning touch typing through the Type to Learn 4 program. Our license allows you to download the program to be used at home. Go to the download page (navigator bar) for the link and instructions.
In addition to the training mentioned above we are now using the program Kidspiration and Hyperstudio.