Welcome to our Technology page! At St. Joseph School we teach the kids a variety of critical thinking and problem solving skills using technology such as:
We always try to make learning interesting and fun!
Here are some things we are currently working on in each class:
PK4 - We are continuing with the desktop computers in the computer lab. The kids are becoming experts at the mouse and keyboard! We use on-line learning games about the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and puzzles.
Kindergarten - Similar to PK4, Kindergarten has moved into the computer lab in order to get more practice with desktops.
Grade 1 - Using Chromebooks, we are learning keyboarding skills using a free on-line app called Typetastic.
Grade 2 - We are learning about Google Slides and its features by making a cartoon about Coding using background images, characters, and callout boxes.
Grade 3 - Similar to Grade 2, we are also learning about Google Slides by making our own cartoon about CodeSpark Academy.
Grade 4 - We are collaborating with Social Studies and building a Google Slide presentation on a famous Pennsylvanian.
Grade 5 - We are working on several coding projects using Scratch. We are creating our own ‘Scratch Adventure’ starting with a storyboard to help build and organize our design.
Grade 6 - We have been working on basic programming and sequencing. This is preparing the students to program our Sphero Bolt robots.
Grade 7 - We are starting a ‘Survey Project’ using Google Sheets building a main data table and graphical charts of the data.
Grade 8 - We are starting a new project on website design where the kids will be building their own websites.