Google Classroom & G-Mail
Middle school students at St. Mary are given a restricted e-mail account so they can e-mail within the St. Mary domain. We use their e-mail account to teach them about sending and receiving e-mail, using attachments, archiving e-mail and understanding the use of CC and BCC. Google Classroom allows teachers to assign projects to their class and provide an organized way to submit and review these projects. Please click here to view a video about Google Classroom Students will also be introduced to Microsoft's cloud based software - Office 365.
TimeLine - Black HIstory
Mrs. Dobie assigns her 7th grade Literature class to create a timeline on Black History in the United States. Students researched their topic, found images, and created their timelines during technology class using the website called Timeline from ReadWriteThink.
Below is an example of their final project.
Weebly Website Development
St. Mary 7th grade students used Weebly for Education websites to create a 5-page website on Catholic virtues. Students can find the criteria for their websites by clicking on the PDF file to the right. Click on the names below to see the 7th grade Virtue websites created last year. I hope you enjoy them! Please check back later in November to see the websites created by this years class.
Students in 7th grade participate in a nationwide project called The Hour of Code. This is a program created by big names in the computer industry to get young children interested in computer programming. The Hour of Code occurs the 2nd week in December. There are several different grade level appropriate tutorials that the students complete during a one hour technology class. Following the Hour of Code, students continue to focus on computer programming in tech class using the website Code.org and Scratch.mit.org. Please click on the links to learn more about these wonderful programs.
Projects for core classes
Working closely with the classroom teachers, students use technology class time to research and create projects integrated with their classroom curriculum. Some examples of projects this semester include: Freedom Essay for Literature, MaryKnoll Essay for Religion, Timeline of Black History for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry for Literature, and Explores Research Webquest for Social Studies.