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In addition to the 50 Nexus 7 Tablets we’ve recently added, it is Mr. R’s pleasure to announce the successful transformation of the computer lab to wireless Chromebooks through the great support from our Fathers’ Club!

Students using the new Chromebook Computer Lab!

Students using the new Chromebook Computer Lab!

 

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Instructor:        Mr. Routhier

Room:                Computer Lab

Email:                drouthier.sjschool@gmail.com

Websites:        http://stjamestech.blogspot.com/

http://routhiertech.blogspot.com/

 

Class Description

Students in grades K-2 will use educational software designed to familiarize users with computers and will integrate knowledge gained in their core classes during activities using various software and programs. Students in grades 3-8 will gain proficiencies in areas such as typing, using Windows, using internet browsers, and creating/designing work in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Students of all grades will learn vocabulary associated with computers and other related technologies. Further, all students will participate in teamwork oriented activities and learn about responsibilities, safety, and ethics involved with 21st Century technology. “Big Ideas” will include subjects such as responsible use, how computers function and what we use them for, using technology to solve real-world problems, accurate v. inaccurate internet information, and using technology to effectively communicate.

The Technology class was designed from the Technology Curriculum Map from Catholic Schools of Fairfield County which is based on standards from the International Society for Technology in Education’s National Educational Technology Standards for students (ISTE-NETS). See links below:

  1. http://www.catholicschoolsfairfieldcounty.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=70
  2. http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students/nets-student-standards-2007.aspx

Class Expectations

Students are expected to follow the procedures and rules found within their school handbook, as well as the Diocese of Bridgeport’s Acceptable Use Policy in regard to internet safety and computer equipment use including related systems, software, and networks (2002). Additionally, students are expected to follow all procedures and rules that the instructor and students will discuss and implement after classroom dialogue on acceptable use and classroom management.

Students are expected to arrive to class on-time, in proper uniform, prepared, and ready to participate with the class. Both the students and their instructor will thrive academically and spiritually through a mutually shared respect for all. Plagiarism and/or cheating are serious offenses that will result in a failing grade and the administration’s intervention.

Grade Level Expectations

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Class Materials

Students are expected to come to class prepared with the supplies listed in their supply check-lists sent in the summer packet:

  1. Grade 4 students should come to class with a two-subject notebook with pockets and a writing utensil
  2. Grade 5, 6, 7, and 8 students should come to class with a 3-subject notebook with pockets, a writing utensil, and a 1-2 GB flashdrive

Absences and Assignments

Assignments that are turned in late due to an excused absence will receive full grading credit. All assignments can be found listed on the instructor’s website.

Any assignments that are turned in past their due dates will have a pre-determined amount of points taken off per day that the teacher will communicate to the students at the start of the assignment.

Grading Policy

Teachers use formative assessments to inform instruction and to monitor on-going student progress. Some formative assessments include: teacher observations, quizzes, tests, homework, class participation, portfolios of student work, student self-assessment, rubrics, projects, journal writing, oral exams, media presentations, and teacher/student conferences. Technology is integrated across all subject areas and grade levels.  The technology teacher works closely with the classroom teacher to ensure a holistic learning experience for your child.

Assessments will be weighted differently depending on grade, with the lower grades receiving a higher portion of their grade from oral exams, observations, and participation. Students in the middle and higher grades will be graded on a host of various assessments to ensure that different learning styles may show themselves when using technology.

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