Information Technology

The Information Technology (IT) studies are based on the understanding and proficient use of Microsoft (MS) Office applications, web design and web quests.

Grade 1and 2 students begin the IT curriculum by familiarizing themselves with the use of the mouse, keyboard and simple computer functions. Using MS Paint, they begin acquiring the skills to cut, paste and navigate around an application. Word Art is introduced to build basic skills in words processing.

Grades 3 to 8 continuously work towards improving their keyboarding skills with the objective of reaching a minimum speed of 50 words per minute. Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point applications form the basis for developing IT skills. These skills are further developed when applied to science and social studies projects. Microsoft Access and Web design is introduced at the Grades 7 and 8 level. Students use web quest to conduct research.