Sigler Elementary School
During November and December, Sigler Elementary held five meetings to distribute computers to selected families and provide initial training. Computers were provided to 80 families reaching a total of 110 Sigler students who previously did not have access to computers in their homes. PISD’s Instructional Technology department trained the fami-lies on how to set up their computers and reviewed basic computer skills. Specific software that was demonstrated included the calculator, Paint, Wordpad, and the use of Star Office for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
Families attended a second session in early January where additional software was distributed and families were trained by Sigler teachers in the installation and use of the new software. All students received Britannica 2002, students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades received The Playroom, and 3rd-5th graders received Zoombinis.
During the spring semester students will receive several additional pieces of software. Sigler grade-level teachers will make individual appointments with each family to pro-vide training on this new software as it is distributed.
The primary goal of this
project is to improve students’ reading skills. The Sigler pro-gram is
being coordinated by Debby Moilanen, Sigler principal, and by Kathi Adams and
Melinda Smith, Sigler teachers.
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