4th Grade

Computer Class

Hi Parents!

This past quarter thanks to our wonderful PTF for purchasing, your 4th grader was introduced to a program called Inspiration. Inspiration is a program that can and will be used throughout their school days at HCA and possibly in college. The 4th grade class did an excellent job using Inspiration for their internet safety project and a diagram All About Me, I am very proud of them. Inspiration allows the student to express their personalities in a "think map" layout.
If you would like Inspiration for your home computer go to http://www.inspiration.com/ and there is also a APP for that.

Internet safety and how to surf the web was discussed this quarter using online videos / games to help reinforce learning and awareness. There are subjects and situations that still need to be discussed with a parent. If you need help or guidance in this area this website is very helpful for parents https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Prior to our beautiful blessing of snow, 4th grade had a project called The Day I Was Born where they had a worksheet to complete and take that information using PowerPoint to create a mIni book. The kids came in the lab at various times to complete before spring break. Only a few have final touches to make when we return to school. I hope you enjoyed your students mini book if they brought home.

Next quarter we will be wrapping up the year learning Microsoft Publisher, PhotoStory, reviewing PowerPoint and a few tricks to make future projects easier. We will also have a group participation review of the year using Kahoot!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me

Michele Schoening
HCA Elementary Computer Lab

Prizes for Top Three Organizations Receiving the Most Points During the Rumble Period

Contest ends April 17
(1stPlace Winner) will receive $5000

(2nd Place Winner ) will receive $2000

(3rd Place Winner) will receive $1000

HCA is not in the top 10 as of yet - we are close!