Computer Program

Computer Program

PATH is committed to providing a high quality technology education and experience for its students.

The computer lab is now updated with brand new 21.5 inch iMACs! Thanks to the City of Los Angeles and Councilman Mitch Englander’s office, a $50,000 grant allowed PATH to purchase the iMACs for our students.

The Curriculum

The first week of computer class we discuss the Rules of the Lab and the Acceptable Use Policy for LAUSD. A signed parent release form must be returned before a student can go on the Internet.

Kindergarten and 1st grade classes go to the computer lab 35 minutes a week. The 2nd and 3rd grade classes go for 40 minutes a week while the 4th and 5th graders go for 50 minutes a week.

For the curriculum taught through ComputerWiseKids, please click on link below.

http://www.computerwisekids.com/index.php/classroom/castlebay

All Grades

Computer Hardware
Learn to identify input and output devices such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, printer, CPU, speakers.

Mouse
How to hold it, double click, right clicking, click, hold and dragging. Scrolling.

Typing Practice
We utilize a typing program to learn home row, keyboarding skills, developing accuracy and speed.

Sound Recorder
Record and edit voice and sounds using Microsoft sound recorder.

Photo Editor
Resize, crop, edit and save photos for use in other projects.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Jumpstart Kinder and 1st Grade CDs
Involves utilizing interactive CD lessons for developing pre-reading skills, alphabet, counting, fractions, telling time, phonics, painting, matching, sizes, shapes, money, music and more.

KidPix Cd’s
Create graphics, slide shows, movies, animated pictures, greeting cards.

Microsoft Word:
Locating, opening / closing program.

Typing simple documents using letters, numbers, capitals, punctuation, fonts, font sizes. change colors, use word-art, clip-art and fill effects.

Print documents.

Internet
Limited and directed use of internet for specific age appropriate educational sites to learn to tell time, count numbers, spell words.

2nd thru 5th Grade

Microsoft Word Processor
Open /close/save files, cut, copy and paste from within a document and import text, images from external sources. Use text formatting, wordart, clipart, fill effects, 3d effects, auto shapes, drawing tools, text wrapping, insert tables. Utilize advanced toolbar management.

Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation Software
Open /close/save files, create slides with title, image and text. Enhance with backgrounds, sound effects, slide transitions and motion. Download and insert original images and sound.

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Software
Open /close/save files.
Create basic spreadsheets using labels, values and formulas.

Create profit and loss statements, simple budgets. Create various pie charts, bar charts, more.

Multimedia Software
Explore and use Microsoft photo editor, image viewer, paint programs, screen capture, media player, sound recorder.

Research Skills — 2nd thru 5th Grade

Emphasis on developing research skills. Finding facts about people, animals, places, things. We use a wide range of search engines. Search for products, prices, reviews.

Browser management skills: minimize, maximize, resize, move, back / forward buttons and menu bar.

Understanding web page links, menus and search boxes, utilize network file storage and sending services.

Utilize address bar, search history, bookmarks, search engines and keywords to locate information effectively.

Internet safety, privacy, copyright and downloading legal issues.