Ms. Roxanne Perry
Welcome to the ICS Computer Lab
Our technology program at Immaculate Conception School focuses on preparing our students for their future tasks both in their private life as well as their school career. As technology teacher I feel it is my responsibility to teach them those skills necessary to be successful members of their community.
- Our 8th graders installed hard drives in our new computers that were donated by computersforlearning.gov. We just finished our unit on the parts of a computer so these guys were all set to go! Hey Apple and BestBuy, give these kids a job!
We focus on 3 parts of skill sets in our computer lab. The first part is keyboarding for grades 3-8 and basic computer knowledge for grades k-2. The second piece focuses on digital citizenship, a concept that can not be ignored in our world today. The third area of study focuses on computer science. This would include more intricate components of a computer or networking system, knowledge of widely used software programs, as well as coding and programming itself.
We use the Google platform for most of what we accomplish in computer class. This is a fantastic way to teach the students about web based software. We are also able to set up and utilize the Google Classroom feature which is an excellent way for students to access their assignments and for parents to see what their child has been doing in the computer lab.
Grades K-2 need headphones from home in a labeled bag. We keep these in the computer class for them to use at any time. Grades 3-8 need EARBUDS in a labeled bag that they will carry with them from class each time they come. We want them to use earbuds for a few reasons, the biggest being that it will be easier for them to find a spot for them in their classroom or bookbag. We also encourage sending inexpensive headphones/earbuds to school as sometimes they become lost or broken. Grades 3-8 MUST bring their earbuds to class EVERY day.
This is part of their grade and will be marked as unprepared if they do not have them for class that day.
We will be doing a lot of online learning through Kahn Academy, code.org, and various other web based learning platforms that require the students to listen to instructive videos or directions. Please help your child come to class prepared by making sure they have the materials they need. I have purchased some earbuds for the students to borrow in case they forgot or misplaced theirs so that they may keep up with class work. So far the kids have been really great about remembering them!
Hey Bud! Our new earbud borrowing section in the computer lab. Poor Tom.
Our 8th Graders are a 1:1 Chromebook classroom. They are assigned a Chromebook at the beginning of the year and carry it with them all day at school to complete their schoolwork.