The Computer Lab
Students at Nazareth School have access to the world of computer technology by using our modern Computer Lab.
- Preschool students visits the lab once a week for 35 minutes.
- First Grade, visits the Computer Lab twice a week for 40 minutes.
- Kindergarten and Grades 2 through 8 visits the Computer Lab once a week for 45 minutes.
The goals are to build from a basic comfort level with computing to a solid level of ease and competency; to understand their own responsibilities in the areas of upkeep and moral implications of Internet usage; to learning how to integrate technology into their classroom work.
Activities include age-appropriate use of school and business application software and hardware, as well as keyboarding and Internet research.
Preschool and Kindergarten
Students use the computer lab to build a basic comfort level with the computer, mouse monitor, and keyboard. Student experiences include identifying parts of the computer and their function, publishing and art programs, and educational learning games that enhance their beginning reading skills and classroom curriculum.
Grades 1 through 4
Students work on general keyboarding, learn a word processing program, and are introduced to an art presentation program. They are also at the beginning stages of learning to navigate the school's network, find / save folders and files for usage from various applications. Students learn about ways of organizing and searching for information. They receive instruction in digital and graphic imaging.
Our goal is to help students become more proficient with the various computer skills as they move through the grade levels to Eighth Grade.
Grades 5 through 8
Building upon the skills mastered in the earlier grades Middle School students gain confidence in knowing and utilizing basic applications that will enable their successful use in other subjects area. The ultimate goal is to help students become comfortable with using computer technology and to get an idea of what computer applications can do for them.
To achieve this goal, Middle School students are to achieve a solid level of ease and competency with the computer, networks, and an array of applications. Students master basic skills such as word processing, spreadsheets / graphing, accessing and using an Internet browser, and building multimedia presentations.
Specific classes in Microsoft© Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher are designed to give students the fundamentals of each application with equal emphasis placed on creativity and skill development.