I am Ms. Katie Gregg, and I welcome you to our computer lab here at Martha Gaskins Elementary School. The computer lab is integrated into all areas of the curriculum as an extension of the classroom. Each class (K-5) attends computer lab for a scheduled period every week. Students are given assignments that are planned to coincide with current classroom studies. Early grades are taught basic computer skills. Older students are taught keyboarding skills, the use of Word, Internet safety, and research skills. Internet access is available; however students must have technology permission slips on file before they are allowed to use it. Many teachers send students in small groups for research to write reports/biographies.