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Technology by Grade

Technology Instruction by Grade Level

Calvert believes in integrating technology into our curriculum to prepare your student for 21st century work and learning environments. The following list describes which technology skills are taught in each grade level.


  • Keyboard and mouse basics
  • Parts of a computer
  • Introduction to word processing
  • Beginning graphics skills

First Grade

  • Beginning keyboarding
  • Creating and formatting word processing documents
  • Computer parts and navigation
  • Developing graphics skills
  • Visual mapping basics

Second Grade

  • Keyboarding
  • Introduction to touch typing
  • Word processing basics
  • Introduction to spreadsheets
  • Using e-mail and the Internet
  • Beginning database skills
  • Visual mapping

Third Grade

  • Developing keyboarding, touch typing, and word processing skills
  • Spreadsheet basics
  • Graphing in spreadsheets
  • E-mail and Internet use
  • Database searches
  • Visual mapping
  • Introduction to presentation software

Fourth Grade

  • Practicing keyboarding and touch typing
  • Intermediate word processing and desktop publishing
  • E-mail
  • Database and Internet research
  • Using spreadsheets to create graphs and tables
  • Developing presentation software skills

Fifth Grade

  • Practicing keyboarding and touch typing
  • Intermediate word processing and desktop publishing
  • Database and Internet research skills
  • Graphs, tables, and formulas in spreadsheets
  • Creating databases; basic HTML
  • Using presentation software

Sixth Grade

  • Operating systems and browsing
  • Word processing software
  • Spelling and grammar tools
  • Formatting reports
  • Graphics
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Layout
  • Presentation software
  • URLs
  • Web searches

Seventh Grade

  • Networks
  • Word processing software
  • Validity and sourcing of web searches
  • Hyperlinks
  • Desktop publishing
  • Databases

Eighth Grade

  • Continuing application of word processing
  • Spreadsheets and presentation software
  • Basics of HTML
  • Desktop publishing
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