We use the internet daily, making good use of the many free sites that offer educational activities to reinforce many of the skills being taught in the classroom. Naturally, we use the internet for research projects and quite often use the ever popular Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) to create a finished product. As of the 2015-16 school year we've added the use of Google Classroom for our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students, making collaboration between students and teachers more efficient and productive.
Our students in grades two through six use the software "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" to learn the touch typing method. From the first lesson that introduces home row through lessons offered via dictation, the children use keyboard shields that prohibit them from peeking at the keys! It isn't easy at first, but we've sent several 6th graders to the Junior High typing over 30 words per minute!