• Technology at Reid

     

    Unlike "Specialist" programs such as art, music, and physical education, technology is not a supplemental class that students attend with a different teacher.  Loudoun County’s model is for technology to be integrated seemlessly across the curriculum.  Students will participate in a variety of technology-rich lessons in both the classroom and the computer lab designed by their teachers to coicide with other instruction.  Reid Elementary and all Loudoun County Schools employ a Technology Resource Teacher (TRT) and a Technology Assistant.  The role of the TRT is primarily to assist teachers in their ongoing technology staff development and lesson planning while the role of the Technology Assistant is primarily to assist students and teachers when they are using the computer lab.

     

     

    Virginia State Standards for Technology in the elementary school include:

    • The student will demonstrate a basic understanding of computer theory including bits, bytes, and binary logic
    • The student will develop basic technology skills
    • Develop a basic technology vocabulary that includes cursor, software, memory, disk drive, hard drive, and CD-ROM
    • Select and use technology appropriate to tasks
    • Develop basic keyboarding skills
    • Operate peripheral devices
    • Apply technologies to strategies for problem solving and critical thinking.
    • The student will process, store, retrieve, and transmit electronic information.
    • Use search strategies to retrieve electronic information using databases, CD-ROMs, videodiscs, and telecommunications
    • Use electronic encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes, and catalogs
    • Use local and wide-area networks and modem-delivered services to access information from electronic databases
    • Describe advantages and disadvantages of various computer processing, storage, retrieval, and transmission techniques
    • The student will communicate through application software
    • Create a 1-2 page document using word processing skills, writing process steps, and publishing programs.
    • Use simple computer graphics and integrate graphics into word-processed documents.
    • Create simple databases and spreadsheets to manage information and create reports.
    • Use local and worldwide network communication systems.
Last Modified on December 14, 2005