Welcome to the Computer Lab!
Computer class is taught once a week to K-8. In the younger grades we focus on the appropriate ways to use the computer, online safety and using fun educational games to reinforce classroom content. In 3rd grade, all the children can reach the keys on the keyboard, so that is when we can start with proper keyboarding skills. Coding is taught at all grade levels using code.org and the various resources on their site. We have Microsoft Office in the lab, the students learn how to edit documents, create presentations and graph using Excel. In 5th grade they have iPads in their classroom so they use Apple's Keynote for presentations. In 6th grade they are given Chromebooks, and we begin using GSuite for Education. By the time the student graduates from St. Theresa, they will be comfortable using all 3 operating systems. We are also fortunate to have Lego, Dash and Dot and Sphero robots to see coding in action.