Computers- Mrs. Hughes
St. Mary of the Hills School is providing opportunities for students to participate and experience different technologies. We are very fortunate to have an array of the latest technological equipment including a computer lab with twenty-four (24) computers running the Windows 7 operating system, SMART Boards, Promethean Boards, Google Chromebooks, iPads, overhead projectors, color printer, LaserJet printers, digital cameras, and other video equipment.
My goal is to accomplish two things during students' time in the computer lab. My first goal is to acquaint the students with computers -- identifying internal and external parts, reviewing how to take care of them and learning to use sofware applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, Internet, etc. My second goal is to reinforce concepts and skills students are learning in their regular classrooms.
Students work very hard and are very productive in computer class. While working very hard, they are also having fun, which I believe is the key to success. In order for children to gain knowledge, most activities should be hands-on, fun, exciting and enjoyable experiences. The computer along with the different types of educational software programs are some of the motivational tools that assist children in learning and/or reinforcing new concepts in fun and exciting ways.
This year all grade levels will continue working on keyboarding skills and use the computer as an aid for curriculum enrichment.
Music- Miss Cronan
Library-Mrs. K. Hurley
Art- Mrs. Laurinda O'Connor
Physical Education- Mr. Asadoorian