Kto8.com is a series of online lessons that integrate the teaching of essential computer skills with core academic lessons. The Kto8 curriculum consists of fun lessons that teach technology skills. Students will learn word processing skills, how to create spreadsheets and how to conduct Internet research while integrating core academic content. The lessons provide grade-appropriate technology projects that incorporate reading, writing, and math objectives.
In Baldwin County, this resource is available to all students in grades 4 and 6. All students in these grades and their teachers have accounts set up so students can log in and start working right away. The STC at each school with 4th or 6th grade students has the account information and can share it with you.
Students learn by working through the lessons, developing practical, transferable computer skills using popular software programs. The Kto8 lessons use applications such as:
- Access and Publisher
- Kid Pix
Kto8 Curriculum has over 600 lessons. The lessons include a complete lesson plan, grading rubric, activity instructions and an example of the completed student activity. View examples of lesson materials here
The content in each lesson is aligned to Alabama’s academic standards. When you log in as a teacher and assign lessons, you can choose to assign the lessons based on your state’s academic standards or on technology standards. Most teachers align what is taught in the computer lab with what students are learning in the classroom. This helps reinforce state academic standards while learning technology skills. View the objectives for each grade level here