The computer lab is utilized by kindergarten through sixth grade. They come to the lab once a week for 30 - 45 minutes. The teachers can also sign up for extra time during the open lab times.
The Kindergarten through second graders are using such programs as Kid Pix, Kidspiration, Leap into Phonics, Let's Go Read An Island Adventure, Let's Go Read an Ocean Adventure, Bailey's Book House, as well as the Internet. They continue to use educational software to reinforce their phonics and language skills.
The third through sixth graders start out the year learning keyboarding skills with Type to Learn. They continue to practice these skills through out the year. Mastering key location helps the students in other computer application skills. We also use such applications as Word, AppleWorks, Powerpoint, iPhoto, iMovie, Kidspiration, Kid Pix Deluxe 4, and StoryBook Weaver 2004. The Internet is utilized for access to information, research, and various curriculum skills.