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Introduction to Computers
Instructor: Mr. Cashen   




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á á á áWelcome to Computer Class with Mr.áCashen! Here, students of all grade levels will learnáimportant technology skills that will be useful to them now and in the future! Through the use of our iMac computers,áChromebooks,áiPads, and more, students will be challenged to think critically, work together with their peers, and be creative through many of the projects we will be doing throughout the school year.

About the Teacher - Mr. Cashenábegan teaching at Salem Drive School in September 2012, where he currently works as the school's Computer Teacher & Educational Technology Specialist. Before teaching at Salem Drive School, Mr. Cashen worked as a substitute teacher in the Hanover Township School District and worked 8 years as a Program Assistant in the Hanover Township School Age Child Care program with Early Birds, Kinder Kids, and Aftercare.

Email: edward.cashen@htboe.org
Phone: 973-515-2440


Important Computer Class Websites
Below are links to websites used in Computer Class.
Click on your grade to get started! Have fun!
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Ever wonder how your favorite computer or video game works?
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Hour of Code!
áááááááSalem Drive School studentsáhave beenáparticipating in the Hour of Code through Code.org! The Hour of Code challenges students to learn how coding works and what goes into programming a computer or video game. Through Hour of Code, studentsáhave the opportunity to play online games that get them to thinkálike programmers! Just click on the "Hour of Code" picture above if you would like to continue playing these games at home (and teach everyone at home what you learned about coding!). Have fun!
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Course Descriptions
Kindergarten: The following topics are taught in kindergarten.
-mouse manipulation
-drawing-basic shapes
-word processing-shift key, delete, enter/return, spaces between words
-graphic organizers-completing teacher generated webs
-website navigation (Raz-Kids, Superkids Online, Storyline Online, and more!)


First Grade: The following topics are taught in first grade.
-drawing-complete drawings
-word processing-shift key, delete, enter/return, sentence structure
-graphic organizers-creating simple webs
-slide shows-creating pages, adding sounds and transitions
-keyboarding/mouse manipulation skills through various games and activities
-website navigation (Raz-Kids, ConnectEd, Envision Math, and more!)



Second Grade: The following topics are taught in second grade.
-drawing-detailed drawings
-word processing-composing complete paragraphs
-graphic organizers-create more complex graphic organizers
-Internet research-teacher guided web sites
-slide shows-5 slide presentations with sound and transitions
-evolution of technology - invention unit
-3D Printing!
-internet safety & navigating the internet



Third Grade: The following topics are taught in third grade
-keyboarding - home row typing
-word processing-font, alignment, paragraph development
-graphic organizers
-Internet research
-slide shows
​-3D printing
-Google Drive/Chromebooks
-internet safety
-robotics
-intro to coding and programming - Level 1



Fourth Grade: The following topics are taught in fourth grade.
-keyboarding - home row
-word processing
-graphic organizers
-Internet research
-multimedia presentations
-podcasting
​-Google Drive
-3D printing
​-creating inventions
-robotics
-coding and programming - Level 2



Fifth Grade: The following topics are taught in fifth grade.
-keyboarding
-word processing
-graphic organizers
-Internet research
-Google Slides presentations
-iMovie presentations
-3D printing
-robotics
-coding and programming - Level 3



Practice using your home row fingers when typing. You will become a faster and more accurate typer!

Don't be afraid to challenge yourself! You'd be amazed at what you can do!


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