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Highland children in grades 2-5 practice keyboarding skills by using Type to Learn 4. Please encourage your child to practice at home, too! To download Type to Learn on your home computer just follow these directions!

Other Online Keyboarding Practice sites


Computer Coding Activities

Hour of Code tutorials for all levels
Scratch animation, design a holiday card, create a pong game
Tynker design animations and games
Lightbot learn coding through a puzzle game
Made with Code light up the White House tree, create a snowflake, create a looping music beat and more
Blockly Games series of educational games to teach Blockly programming

Interactive Technology

interactiveCurricula are delivered interactively in each classroom. All K-5 classrooms are equipped with a SMART Board, a mounted LCD projector, and a document camera. The visualizations that these technologies provide reinforce and give meaning to textual explanations. We appreciate the support of the site council's fundraising efforts to reach this goal of making all classrooms interactive.

Computer Labs

All students at Highland Elementary have the opportunity to develop their computer skills in the areas of word processing, language arts, math, graphic arts, internet research, music, database design, creative presentation and keyboarding.

We have two computer labs available:  Lab 5 has 31 total 21 ½” iMacs while the Library Lab has 31 total 20” iMacs accompanied with 8 Mac search stations. The computer labs are scheduled to be used regularly by our classroom teachers on a 4 or 5 day cycle rotation.  In addition, Highland has a cart of 30 Acer Chromebooks. These were purchased with the site council’s fundraising dollars and are available to classrooms for Internet and Google Collab use.

 

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Internet

Highland Elementary students use the Internet for research projects and curriculum enrichment. Permission to use the Internet is required for every student, as per District 196 policy. When parents or guardians complete the online emergency information in Schoolview, they will asked to electronically give consent on the Permission for Student Access and Use of the Internet Form.  All Internet access in the district is filtered through software designed to help block potential access to inappropriate websites.  Additionally, teachers preview websites before student use.

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