K-8 Program

Our Program

Computerwisekids follows the ISTE standards of Technology Education and 2018 CA Computer Science Standards. The lab is managed by a team of Computerwisekids professionals for instruction, software and hardware help. Our teaching techniques are unique by design. We teach kids the basic skills needed to interact with a computer, iPad, Chrome books.  The lesson plans & software emphasizes the individual child's initiative and independence, allowing them to progress through an orderly series of structured learning activities at their own pace.

Why is the Computerwisekids Program Unique?

  1. We provide a trained Instructor
  2. We provide the technology curriculum based on ISTE & 2018CACSS standards
  3. Coding and Robotics lessons are part of our curriculum
  4. Language arts, social studies and math standards are integrated with technology projects
  5. Google Edu apps, students use the Google drive and other apps regularly.
  6. An online Typing Tutor program (records of speed and accuracy) available 24/7
  7. “The Player” an online tutor for mouse & keyboard skills used by K-1 students
  8. An online Student Gallery publishes student work for parents to view
  9. Internet Research assistance through our Online Classroom Page
  10. Digital Citizenship education.
  11. Email (a messaging system) for Students Grades 2 and up.

Our Products (included as part of the Program!)

Online Typing Tutor

The Computerwisekids typing tutor is designed to help students become excellent typist in no time at all. Our special online program guides the student with images that display correct finger placement to achieve 100% accuracy and incrementally advances their typing speed to 35words per minute.

  • Practice from home or school
  • Works with computer and an iPad with a keyboard
  • Records speed & accuracy
  • Students work at their own pace

 

Online The Player App

Computerwisekids has designed and built a unique online application for the younger students called the Player App. We teach students to be intuitive and the Player App is the safe playground we have built to teach as we encourage the kids to explore, investigate and learn. Everything on this simple application has been designed with great thought. We have designed this app to teach young students (who do not read) how to successfully navigate the computer, the web and learn functions of the mouse, keyboard or commonly used icon buttons.

The Player App guides the students through a series of exercises that progressively advance the student's skills each week. The Player App is icon driven, and has buttons such as: HOME, SAVE, PRINT, REPLAY. The icons are similar to those used in other commonly used software such as browsers and games. They quickly understand what the "home" button symbolizes, and it eventually helps them to navigate traditional software, and websites.

The lessons start with the simplest skill of learning to move the mouse to a particular spot on the screen, then advances to teaching how to single click the mouse on the left button. The next few steps include learning to double click, right click and more. Besides learning eye-hand coordination to navigate the computer, the students also use this application to understand the functions of the commonly used keys like: ENTER, BACKSPACE, SHIFT, CAPS LOCK, CTRL OR COMMAND, TAB etc. Using the Player is very advantageous for the students. They learn the function of each key within a fun game. This helps them recall the keys’ job when they use into real-life applications like word processors, spreadsheets etc.

Each week the set of lessons change as the student advance during the year. The lessons are integrated with many celebrations and holidays, for example during Thanksgiving the kids use the app to make a virtual feast, which includes preparing the salads and serving the main meal. This makes the Player very engaging for young learners.

The Player ends with a lesson on the Home Row keys that prepares the students to use the Typing Tutor starting in Grade 1.

The Players works on all browsers and in available to use online 24/7. This helps the students review skills worked on in class later from home. Parents have a unique advantage of seeing their child is learning during the lab time at school.

 

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