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I have been teaching in the Margate School District for 17years.  I have seen the schools through many technological changes.  When I first started we were using Apple II e’s and some Macs.  We then evolved to a PC district.  Who knows where the future will take us. I have a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on English Literature.  I also have a Master Degree in Instructional Technology.

I am the mother of twin 10 year olds and a 7 year old and I find myself testing out some of my programs with them.  A family favorite is Kid Pix.  You can add pictures, sounds movies and animations to your project.  What’s not to like at the elementary level? Other programs used are age appropriate and help reinforce skills taught in the classrooms.  

Once the students have acquired all of the computer basics they are ready to start using most of the elements in Microsoft Office.  Core subject curriculum drives the lessons taught in the lab.  Students also use supplementary software and websites to reinforce classroom skills.  Some programs and web sites you may hear them talk about are Type to Learn, Study Island and Animation-ish.

In addition to computer classes, I also facilitate Library Skills.

  

Contact me at ahughes@margateschools.org
 
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