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    First grade

    Hi, my name is Maisha N. Ellison and I work in the first floor computer lab. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree from Harris-Stowe State University. I also have a minor in Computer Education and I'm currently completing my Master of Educational Technology degree at Webster University. This is my fifteenth year teaching at Gateway Elementary M.S.T School. I service thirteen classes that totals around 260 students. The preschool through fifth grade students meet for 45 minutes; each class visits the computer lab twice a week.
     
    The success of students can be greatly affected by the involvement of the parents in the educational process. Therefore, my focus is to enhance communication between the classroom and the home. I try to customize my lessons to suit any student's individual needs. I'm excited to hear from you and encourage you to contact me if you have any concerns or questions. Thank you, for entrusting me with your most prized possessions.

     
    The lab contains:
    • A smartboard
    • A smartboard computer equipped with surround sound speakers;and vcr/dvd access 27 student machines(Dell) equipped with headphones
    • 2 teacher machines
    • An iMac computer for video editing.
    This enables the students to have individual access to their PC's which makes learning more fun. The concepts that we cover range from basic, intermediate, and advanced computer skills. All of the grades learn about the various parts of the computer and the immediate operation of them.
     
    Each student learns how to operate the:
    1. C.P.U.(Central Processing Unit)
    2. Headphones
    3. Keyboard
    4. Mouse
    5. The primary grades usually focus on the beginning level computer skills. Such as: clicking, dragging,logging in, and logging off.
    6. The older grades focus more on: basic keyboarding, presentations,document preparation,&communication arts.
    7. Our main focus includes:
      1. Basic operations and concepts
        • Use input devices (e.g. mouse,keyboard, microphone) and output devices (e.g. monitor, printer, speakers) to successfully operate computers.
        • Social, ethical, and human issues.
        • Technology productivity tools
        • Technology communication tools
        • Technology research tools
        • Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools

    The students also learn about imaging devices and other technologies which they can incorporate into lessons.

    Where they:

    • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
      • Use a mouse to point, click, double-click, and click-drag.
        • Become aware of digital cameras:
          1. Use digital cameras to take student pics and import into various programs.

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Last Modified on January 25, 2016