Resources

Chromebook overview (by Google)

Explore the Google for Education Channel on YouTube

Chromebook Frequently Asked Questions

Common Sense Media: Excellent Resource for Parental guidance on use of technology, media ratings, and lots more.

Library Media program in the Hoff Technology Center

With the inception of the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) Curriculum Frameworks of 2016, our Library Media Specialist conjoins technology with the curriculum standards. We incorporate strands of learning that allow students to become more effective in their learning environments, and to understand how technology should be used to become more efficient in the classroom and at home.

In order to prepare students for success within the scope of technology and digital literacy and computer science concepts, our concentrations will include not only manipulatives and the use of pencil-and-paper, they will also learn the use of applications and keyboarding skills that will allow them to evaluate, analyze, collaborate, apply and create artifacts that represent the essential literacy skills of the twenty-first century.

Within the core elements of digital literacy and computer science, all students will have the opportunity to focus on safety, security, reasoning, performance, and problem solving skills. As the students move through the grades, they will engage in creativity and developing concepts through exploration and discovery with my support and encouragement. The students will learn about research and collecting information while exploring how to define the different components of software and hardware.

They will also learn how to create databases, computer programs, algorithms, and learn about the structure of computer systems and networks. In developing their writing and research skills, students will learn about the ethics and laws, including plagiarism, licensing and fair use, copyright and registered trademarks in computing.

The students will be responsible for the behaviors they create within our technological environments while understanding the components of technology, including cyber-bullying, how technology can influence others through digital media, and understanding the consequences of inappropriate content.

Lastly, through motivation and effective goals, the teachers at St. Peter School will work collaboratively with our program to  encourage  the use of modules and simulations to challenge students in order to build on their curiosity in order to continue communication and conversations with their classmates, teachers and families.