On December 8th, Ms. Nash will be hosting an Hour of Code event for Computer Science Week. This is an event open to all students from Kindergarten-8th grade. Students will choose from a variety of tutorials to learn basics of coding. Students must be signed up to stay after school.
Technologies are having greater influences on our daily lives – at home, at school, and at work. Whether utilizing applications for word processing, spreadsheets, telecommunications, e-mail, or multimedia presentations, students in the 21st century must acquire the technological skills for tomorrow while meeting the needs of today.
The computer curriculum at St. Timothy Catholic School has been designed for the development of skills over a period of time. These skills will become the building blocks with which our students will meet the challenges of their personal and professional lives. In order to become technologically proficient, the students will develop these skills through integrated activities incorporated throughout the curriculum areas.
At St. Timothy, students in kindergarten through fifth grade attend classes weekly in the computer lab; computer electives are offered for sixth through eighth grades quarterly. The use of technology at St. Timothy, enhances classroom instruction through the use of ActivBoards which affords the students the opportunity for hands-on use of cutting-edge technology. Our students are encouraged to harness their power of technology through integrated projects and/or assignments.
A prayer before logging onto the internet:
Almighty and eternal God, who created us in Thine image and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful, especially in the divine person of Thine Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor, during our journeys through the internet we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf