OLF Elementary Places High Priority In Integrating Technology Into Our Curriculum

Keyboarding is an Essential Computer Literacy Skill

OLF Elementary supports and encourages keyboarding as a key computer technology core subject with formal keyboarding instruction beginning in the 3rd grade. Our goal is for all students to key by touch using correct technique and meet end of level benchmarks when they leave elementary school. To meet this goal, keyboarding components are taught as early as kindergarten. Skill is assessed and progress tracked toward achieving benchmark scores. Ms Celeste Lousteau leads our technology department.

Ms Lousteau instructing students in the computer lab

Google Chromebooks in the Computer Lab

In the summer of 2014, OLF Elementary redesigned its technology lab to include the acquisition of twenty-five new Chromebooks for the students. Leadership at OLF wanted to move to “more of a cloud-based computing platform” that would deliver applications and provide a “21st century learning environment that would allow creative thinking, collaboration and communication” among students while giving them “access to whatever it is they need.”

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Google Chromebooks power our lab