Welcome to Technology 2014 – 2015

My name is Sylvia Aslanian and I am part of the Technology Team. I hold a Certificate in Multimedia/Visual Communications from the University of Phoenix and I am currently working on a BS in Information Technology/Multimedia and Visual Communication.

First, Second and Third graders receive technology education once a week for 60 minutes.  Grade level appropriate assignments aligned with the Montessori curriculum and National standards in basic computer competencies are emphasized. Students begin to learn Microsoft Word in first grade and Power Point in second grade. Digital Citizenship is emphasized throughout the year and formal lessons are given twice a year. Typing Pal, an online typing program, is started in the second grade. This enables students to log in and practice keyboarding at home. Studyladder enables the students to log in at home and enhance Math, Geography, Science, Reading, Spelling and History skills. In second grade, Spelling City is used to help students prepare for their Spelling tests.  Lessons are posted in Jupitergrades and in the first quarter students are introduced to Basics, Mouse Skills, Millhoppertech, Internet Safety and Etiquette. Four to five lessons are introduced starting in the second quarter depending on the need of the student. Students are given ten weeks to understand the lessons and finish the work assigned. All assignments are due within each ten week grade period.

The Millhopper Montessori School Responsible Use Policy must be signed by parents and students before a student is able to use the computers. Students will receive a log in name and password to log into the computers.


FIRST GRADERS                           

Reading Counts


Reading Counts
Spelling City
Typing Pal

Grading:  E(Excellent), S+ (Above Average) S (Satisfactory), S- (Needs Improvement),

U (Unsatisfactory) 


Absences: If a student is out on the day something is due or a lesson is taught, the student is responsible for making up the assignment. *Please log in to your Jupitergrades Account to see what was missed or email me at saslanian@millhopper.com.  All weekly lessons and assignments are posted on Jupitergrades.

Late Assignments: Each grading period is ten weeks. Students in Lower Elementary Technology are able to turn in a missed assignment or lesson before the end of the ten week period to receive credit for the assignment. If the assignment is not turned in by the end of the grading period, the student will receive a zero for the assignment. *Please log in to your Jupitergrades Account to see what was missed or email me at saslanian@millhopper.com.  All weekly lessons and assignments are posted on Jupitergrades.

August/September/October Lessons

Lower Elementary