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How to get by without a keyboard

 The 4th grade reviewed keyboard commands. We practiced cut, copy & paste using the vision statement from the school homepage.

Computer Graphics

The Computer Graphics lesson deals with display technology, pixels, frames, refresh rate, bit depth, resolution and dpi.

5/27: Sixth grade is learning about computer graphics. We reviewed how bits play an important role in computer graphics and will do some basic math problems to calculate memory requirements of a bitmap image. Once we finish this, we will go over how to use a scanner.

5/26: Seventh grade is just about to learn about pixels and frames.

6/2: Seventh graders are ready to do some math problems to predict file sizes of various images, which will help them in scanning, saving and emailing files.

7th Grade

The 7th graders asked questions the entire class, demonstrating an understanding of computer hardware, so we will have a quiz next week.

4th Grade Pen Pal Book

Please download the template below. It will be saved to your Downloads folder. Go into your Downloads folder and drag the file "Pen Pal Book.docx" into your Documents folder before you begin editing it.

8th Grade

We reviewed CPU and RAM, then got into discussing bits, bytes, hertz and unit prefixes. 

Unit Prefixes

Kilo = Thousand = 1,000 = 103

Mega = Million = 1,000,000 = 106

Giga = Billion = 1,000,000,000 = 109

Tera = Trillion = 1,000,000,000,000 = 1012

Peta = Quadrillion = 1,000,000,000,000,000 = 1015

Exa = Quintillion = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 = 1018

Next time, we'll discuss cases and storage before taking the quiz.

7th Grade

We reviewed computer hardware basics (Storage, CPU, RAM) and began talking about cases (laptop, all-in-one). We will finish reviewing cases and take a quiz next time.

Tech Class Updates

3rd Grade: Push-in tech on Mondays, computer lab on Tuesdays (typing).

4th Grade: CA History project this week, begin Typing Club next week.

6th Grade: Test on computer RAM/CPU/Drive and computer types next week.

7th & 8th Grades: Assessing typing and working on class projects.

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