Borton’s computer lab is equipped with 8 networked desktop computers
for student use with small groups. In addition, each 1st- 5th grade classroom has at least
three desktop computers for student use.
Kindergarten classrooms have at least two computers.
In the K-2 environment, students are just beginning to learn the rules. They
learn that you have to log in to the computer to do your work. They learn how to
move the mouse so that the cursor will move where they want it to be. They learn
many of the difficult to specify abilities we call “computer skills.”
In addition, they use websites such as Starfall.com, RAZ-Kids.com,
and Imagine Learning to improve their academic skills.
In the 3rd- 5th grades, students get most of their
computer time in the classroom, using laptops in the “COWs” (Computers
On Wheels). Borton has 5 COWs, each containing 30 computers.
They use the computers to learn keyboarding, as well as to do
projects including online research, writing, and publishing.
If you have a computer at home, there are a number of free educational
websites which are appropriate for youngsters listed on our
Educational Links page.
Updated August 10, 2018
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