Computer Technology

Daybreak Middle School

Daybreak Middle School is commiteed to the development of good digital citizens. As an educator, I strive to bring the digital world into our computer lab, and allow students to learn from all that is around them. They are given much in the way of choice and creativity. We spend a large portion of time at the beginning of the semester learning about digital safety and citizenship. We primarily use Google's Be Internet Awesome curriculum for this.

The work we do is centered on the Washington State Technology Standards. Students will use Windows X and MS Office 2016, while also learning now to navigate Google Apps for Education. We will explore digital applications in programming and multi-media presentation as well.

A large emphasis is put on keyboarding skills. We practice 10-20 minutes at the beginning of each class period. We take a time test at the beginning and end of the semester and 4 quizzes throughout to show progress. We use Typing Master Pro application at school. Students also have access to many websites to use at school and home for practice.

Outside of our planned lessons, students are also encouraged to free explore multi-media and game sites. A link to these websites is found on the ABOUT page of our Google Classroom page.

This website is for the 2017-2018 school year. Last update on January 25, 2018