Mr. Greg Folta

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Mr. Greg Folta

Welcome to the Computer Lab. This is my 4th year teaching at Horizon but I have been teaching technology for the past 20 years in Saipan, Guam, and the Czech Republic.

Class Schedule
  • Elementary Computer Lab Curriculum

    Kindergarten

    Students in Kindergarten will develop skills  They will be able to identify the parts of a computer and operate the keys necessary to use the computer as a learning tool.  They will begin using computer applications for simple age-appropriate tasks.  They will begin to discuss ethical computer use.  They will understand and demonstrate proper etiquette, behavior, and body position when using computers. 

    First Grade

    Students in first grade will build on skills learned in Kindergarten and learn to log into the computer..  They will use home row keys and will learn more function keys.  They will begin saving and inserting graphics into simple word processing documents.  They will continue to explore ethical computer use.  They will continue to demonstrate proper etiquette, behavior, and body position when using computers.

    Second Grade

    Students in second grade will focus on learning proper keyboarding skills.  By the end of second grade they will have learned all letter keys and proper keystrokes to use them.  They will be able to use shift to capitalize letters.  They will use Word processors to produce simple sentences, PowerPoint to create a one slide presentation, and a browser to navigate a website.  They will discuss ethical computer use.  They will continue to demonstrate proper etiquette, behavior, and body position when using computers.

    Third Grade

    Students in third grade will improve their speed and accuracy in keyboarding.  They will create, edit, and do more advanced formatting in word-processing documents.  They will create a multi-slide PowerPoint presentation.  They will discuss ethical computer use.  They will continue to demonstrate proper etiquette, behavior, and body position when using computers.

    Fourth Grade

    Students in fourth grade will continue to improve speed and accuracy in keyboarding, while focusing on becoming proficient in application tools.  They will become proficient using a word processor. They will create more advanced presentations.  They will learn to acquire and evaluate information on the Internet.  Students will explore ethical computing issues in more depth.  They will continue to demonstrate proper etiquette, behavior, and body position when using computers.

    Fifth Grade

    Students in fifth grade will focus on using application tools to produce a product.  They will begin by improving keyboarding and by practicing using word processors, presentation software, search strategies with browsers, and spreadsheets.  Activities in the lab will be closely tied to real-life classroom products Students will continue to demonstrate proper etiquette, behavior, and body position when using computers.

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