Computer Lab

Welcome to the Bancroft Technology Department



      Computers are a very important part of the curriculum at Bancroft Elementary. The computer lab has twenty five iMac computers, six desk jet printers, a color and black laser printer, a SmartBoard, an LCD projector, and a scanner.  We have sixteen mobile laptop carts with 20 laptops on each for that are assigned to each grade level. We also have four iPad classrooms, one in 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Fifth Grade, and 6th Grade.   Each classroom has an Elmo and an LCD Projector to connect to their laptops as well as four desktop computers.  Each teacher has been assigned a MacBook Pro Laptop.   The computer lab is utilized by first through sixth grade. They come to the lab once a week for 50 minutes.

     Bancroft uses Office 365 for email, One Drive, One Note, and SharePoint.  Each student has an email account available to them.  

Joan Pearson
Curriculum Technology Specialist




01     Use basic technology-related terms to identify the components of a       
           computer system.

            • Screen  
            • Keyboard
            • Mouse (drag, click)
            • Printer
            • CD
            • Internet
            • Dock
            • Icon
02     Show appropriate care and use of technology.       
            • Demonstrate appropriate use of computers.
            • Demonstrate appropriate computer etiquette.
03     Use grade appropriate software with assistance.   
            • Open and close a software application.
            • Open, view and print documents.


  01     Use basic technology-related terms.  
            • Internet                                    • Desktop
            • Save                                        • Icon
            • Hard drive                               • Cursor
            • File / Document                      • Parts of the computer (i.e., monitor, keyboard, muse, printer, CD)
            • Folder                                      • Shift
            • Arrow                                       • Tab
            • Enter                                        • Delete
            • Return                                      • Command
02     Know the location of the keys on the keyboard.
            • Letter keys
            • Number keys  
            • Special keys (arrow keys, enter key, return key, spacebar, shift key, tab key, delete, command)
            • Punctuation keys  
03     Use the computer responsibly to create developmentally appropriate
           multimedia projects.
            • Demonstrate proper user of technology and the Internet.
            • Demonstrate proper computer etiquette.
            • Create and save a new document.
            • Open, view, save and print a document.


01     Operate a computer system using input and output devices.
            • Demonstrate how to send information to the computer using the keyboard.
            • Demonstrate how to operate a mouse to give commands to the computer. 
            • Demonstrate how to use a printer to get a copy of your work. 
            • Know the location and function of the keys on the keyboard:  special keys, letter keys, number keys,
               and punctuation keys. 
02     Show understanding of appropriate and responsible use of technology.
            • Work cooperatively with others when using technology in the classroom.
            • Collaborate with others using technology in the classroom.
            • Practice safe and ethical use of online resources
            • Obey copyright laws. 
03     Use technology resources for communication and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.
            • Launch, interact with, and exit a software program.
            • Create, save, open, view, and print a document.
            • Select font style and size.
            • Insert clip art or a picture in a document.
            • Use writing or drawing tools. 


01     Use technology resources for solving problems and communicating  
           with others.

            • Locate information from appropriate sources (i.e., electronic reference materials, internet resources, etc.).
            • Use technology resources to communicate thoughts, ideas, and stories.
02     Describe and practice positive social and ethical behaviors when using   

            • Apply copyright rules to materials created for personal or school use with  technology.  
            • Demonstrate knowledge of privacy issues related to technology.
            • Practice appropriate care and use of equipment, resources, and facilities.
03     Use technology resources to gather, process and report information.
            • Demonstrate proper use of teacher-selected websites and online databases.
            • Demonstrate proper use of appropriate resources on CD-ROM.
            • Demonstrate proper use of graphic organizers and word processing software for writing reports.


01      Show understanding of the touch-typing method.  
            • Demonstrate knowledge and use of the keys that make up the home row.
            • Demonstrate and use the correct finger placement for all letter keys.
            • Demonstrate and use correct posture and placement of hands on keys.  
02      Use a variety of media formats to locate and communicate information
          or ideas effectively.

            • Use a writing program to write, edit, and print original paragraphs.  
            • Use a spreadsheet program to create a basic graph.
            • Demonstrate how to complete a basic Internet search.
            • Utilize and understand appropriate storage devices.
            • Use technology resources for self-directed learning and extended learning activities.
03      Describe and practice positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology.   
            • Follow OPS behavior guidelines for computers and networks.
            • Identify appropriate use of technology for self-directed learning and extended-learning activities.
            • Give reasons for exercising appropriate caution when using the Internet.


01      Demonstrate an understanding of the touch-typing method, emphasizing accuracy and technique.
            • Demonstrate word processing using touch typing method (correct keyboarding techniques).
            • Type 10-15 words per minute on a 1 - minute timing while demonstrating proper technique.
02      Use technology resources both individually and collaboratively to create a multimedia presentation for a
            specific audience purpose.

            • Create an electronic presentation that contains text and graphics.
            • Correctly cite sources.
            • Use an existing database to locate information.
            • Create a spreadsheet and graph to depict information gathered.
            • Use peripheral technology tools such as scanners and cameras.
03      Demonstrate positive social and ethical behavior when using technology.
            • Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology.
            • Describe personal consequences of inappropriate use.
            • Demonstrate understanding of advantages and disadvantages of technology in daily life.  


01      Increase speed and accuracy when using the touch-typing method.
            • Keyboard straight copy paragraphs for one minute with a minimum of 15 words per minute and no more then
            6 errors.  
            • Develop input technology skills for acceptable speed and accurate levels that    adhere to principles of
            repetitive strain avoidance.
            • Use appropriate ergonomic techniques.
02      Determine when technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and resources to address a
            variety of tasks and problems.

            • Demonstrate use of technology tools for individual and collaborative writing.   
            • Create a spreadsheet to display and compare pieces of information.
            • Create a database to organize, sort, and display information.
            • Use electronic tools to access remote information and collaborate with others to solve problems, research
            and share information.
            • Independently create a multimedia presentation aligned with curriculum standards.
03      Demonstrate positive social and ethical behavior when using technology.  
            • Evaluate the accuracy, relevance and appropriateness of electronic  information sources.
            • Identify ways in which concepts of personal property apply to technology.
            • Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those provide.