Hard to believe it's the month of March. Here's what is happening in the lab in March:
Kindergarten and 1st Grade: We are getting our first taste of word processing using Microsoft Word.
2nd Grade: We will be working with spreadsheets and then digital citizenship to end the month.
3rd Grade: We will be working with spreadsheets making simple graphs and merging cells.
4th and 5th Grades: We will be learning some keyboard shortcuts and then working on Digital Citizenship.
Have a great spring break!!!
Here are some online safety cards that you can use as a contract to set boundaries with your child and his/her technology. All you have to do is print it out and fill in the blanks. It serves as a great starting point for conversations about digital citizenship and safety (so important with your child). Find the cards at this link: https://www.fosi.org/good-digital-parenting/online-safety-cards-kids-technology-gifts/. There is lots of other good information at this site. Enjoy.
I'm using a new website in the computer lab this year. It is a work in progress. Here is the link: http://klausmeyer.weebly.com/. This is the website I have used in the past. It has some good keyboarding sites on it and some other things we have used. I will no longer be updating it. mrskstechconnections.wikispaces.com
I am excited to be teaching for my 10th year at St. Thomas. Once again, I will be working with your children in the computer lab and helping them learn about the changing world of technology.
I have been married to my best friend, Steve, for over 25 years. We have five children: William, Emma, Mary, Abigail and Isaac. Steve is an engineer at Textron. William is a programmer for Network Technology Solutions. Emma is a senior and Mary is a sophomore at Kapaun. Abigail and Isaac are at St. Thomas this year. Besides being mom, I volunteer as a 4-H leader, registration chair for the Midwest Catholic Family Conference, and as chief cheerleader for my kids and their activities.