Computer Technology Curriculum

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

CURRICULUM

 

WORD BUILDER

Word Builder is designed to improve student vocabulary skills. The entire sequence follows the Accelerated Christian Education Word Building PACE series through seven complete levels (Levels 2-8). The student evaluates proper spellings and meanings and learns to avoid common misspellings. Minimum instruction time is necessary.

Designed to encourage students to increase vocabulary skills, Word Builder is geared to student level and performance level and offers a creative alternative to rote memory. High-tech strategy to facilitate student achievement and improve vocabulary skills is the focus of the Word Builder vocabulary program.

  • More than an automated flash card program
  • A creative alternative to rote memory
  • Character values taught within example sentences
  • An emphasis on spelling, meaning, and word usage
  • Consistent vocabulary drill and practice

System Requirements:

  - IBM-compatible Pentium® Processor (166 MHz or faster).
  - Qualified Microsoft Windows Operating Systems:
     Windows® 2000 (with Service Pack 2)
     Windows® XP
     Windows® Vista 
  - Internet Explorer 4.0.1 or later
  - 32 MB RAM
  - 100 MB or more of free hard disk space
  - CD-ROM drive

 

 MATH BUILDER

Math Builder is designed to provide drill and practice in the basic math concepts presented in PACE levels one through six. Topics covered are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, time, and money.

Following each drill activity, a diagnostic report is available on screen and as a paper printout.  The printed report displays a percentage score and a test review, showing problems answered correctly and incorrectly.

Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, working with decimals and fractions, telling time, and counting money are mathematics basics your students will need in the years to come. Math Builder provides a challenging environment for reinforcing and strengthening these basic skills.

The program includes:

  • Math drill and practice
  • On-screen and paper reports
  • Easy-to-use menu
  • Various levels of difficulty
  • Adjustable time limit

System Requirements:

  - IBM-compatible Pentium® Processor (166 MHz or faster).
  - Qualified Microsoft Windows Operating Systems:
     Windows® 2000 (with Service Pack 2)
     Windows® XP
     Windows® Vista 
  - Internet Explorer 4.0.1 or later
  - 32 MB RAM
  - 100 MB or more of free hard disk space
  - CD-ROM drive

 

READMASTER

With Readmaster, Accelerated Christian Education's computerized reading program, students in all grade levels improve their reading rates and comprehension, and they thoroughly enjoy themselves in the process.

Excitement is generated when students participate actively in their education through computer-enhanced learning. One teacher describes the effectiveness of computer use in the classroom as giving students a new lease on education. Since today's children are "visually literate," having grown up with computer technology, there is amazingly heightened motivation to excel with Readmaster. This program offers high-quality reading selections from the Christian Character Series as well as award-winning selections from International Student Convention written entries. The computerized reading program presents a new approach to reading enhancement, allowing students to reach maximum potential with minimum supervision.

The Readmaster computerized reading program features include:

  • User-defined character fonts, font sizes, and colors.
  • Computerized diagnostic testing and scoring.
  • Automated control of reading rate and reading performance level.
  • Composite score, based on words per minute at 100 percent comprehension.
  • Computerized comprehension test with automated scoring and student review mode.
  • Reading performance tracking and reporting system.
  • Reading selections from the quality Christian Character Series.
  • Maximum performance with minimum supervision.
  • Vocabulary drill.

System Requirements:

  - IBM-compatible Pentium® Processor (166 MHz or faster).
  - Qualified Microsoft Windows Operating Systems:
     Windows® 2000 (with Service Pack 2)
     Windows® XP
     Windows® Vista 
  - Internet Explorer 4.0.1 or later
  - 32 MB RAM
  - 100 MB or more of free hard disk space
  - CD-ROM drive

 

TYPEMASTER

Typemaster teaches computer keyboard skills and is geared to students’ interests and performance levels. Entertaining yet challenging, this program has fascinating instructional and practice activities that capture and hold children's attention. Children will love Typemaster because it is enjoyable, fun, and easy to use.

Features:

  • Support for Accelerated Christian Education Word Building PACEs
  • Character values taught within example sentences
  • Emphasis on spelling, meaning, and word usage
  • Six levels of consistent tutorials, instruction, and drill
  • Increased mastery with minimum supervision

The Typemaster series is divided into two parts. Part I covers grade levels one through three and is to be implemented once the student has successfully completed the A B Cs with Ace and Christi program. Part II emphasizes drills for levels four through six.

System Requirements:

  - IBM-compatible Pentium® Processor (166 MHz or faster).
  - Qualified Microsoft Windows Operating Systems:
     Windows® 2000 (with Service Pack 2)
     Windows® XP
     Windows® Vista 
  - Internet Explorer 4.0.1 or later
  - 32 MB RAM
  - 100 MB or more of free hard disk space
  - CD-ROM drive

 

aceconnect Technology Training

 

From email to the Internet, computer technology has become a vital part of our information society. College-bound students and entry-level workers in every profession are now expected to know their way around computers, standard office applications, and the Internet. To meet this challenge, aceconnect is pleased to introduce our Technology Training-a cutting-edge computer literacy program. The program offers instruction in many computer applications, including the Microsoft Office 2003 suite and the Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Operating System environments.

The launch pad to our ecurriculum, aceconnect is Accelerated Christian Education's Internet portal to quality self-instructional ecurriculum. Through aceconnect, students can access interactive virtual instruction that will excite them about learning. Designed to enhance and extend the teaching environment, aceconnect combines technological innovation with quality content and exceptional customer service.

Technology Training tutorials include:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 98
  • Macintosh OS X
  • Macintosh OS 9.0
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2002/XP
  • Microsoft Office 2000/2001
  • Office 2000/2001 (Macintosh)

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