SmartBoards are used regularly in every classroom for instruction in core subjects and for cross-curricular projects and research. Computer Education is available to students from Pre-K through Grade 8, increasing in complexity from grammar through middle school grades. Students receive Computer Education weekly in two state-of-the-art computer labs in both the Grammar and Middle Schools. All students have access to and learn to use desktop and laptop computers, as well as iPads. Our 1-to-1 iPad program equips each student in grades 6th through 8th grade use an iPad for daily instruction, while other grades can use iPads in class for research and other creative educational endeavors. The curriculum includes keyboarding, formatting, appropriate use of the internet for research and communication, student creation of webquests, and provides students with ample opportunity to learn and utillize many software programs, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, to produce and enhance school work. Students are also instructed about the potential hazards and dangers of internet usage. The school enforces a strict anti-cyberbullying policy as part of a full school wide Antibullying Program.

Computer Curriculum

Seventh and Eighth Grades

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a mastery of functions for basic computer applications
  • know the different computer types, the variety of computer uses, computer laws and how those laws apply to students
  • collect data and apply that data to create projects on given topics
  • use word processing and desktop publishing to complete projects or assignments
  • use correct finger placement by using the Home Row while typing
  • work toward a greater rate of WPM (words per minute) while typing
  • use advanced concepts to apply spreadsheet data to solve problems using formulas/functions
  • create and format charts/graphics to represent data
  • research, create, publish and present information to complete assignments in that coincide with classroom subject areas
  • evaluate information found on the Internet to determine their validity, effectiveness, and usefulness
  • access, analyze, interpret, synthesize, apply and communicate information in a variety of ways
  • demonstrate ethical behavior while using the computers relating to the importance of privacy, ethics, passwords and personal information
  • demonstrate the importance of copyright by citing sources of copyrighted materials in papers, projects and multimedia presentations

    Seventh Grade Terminology:

    ROM vs RAM, hard drive, motherboard, busses, modem, video card, power supply, optical drive, ribbon, tab, dialog box, alignment, orientation, functions, formulas, sort, copyright, digital citizenship

    Eighth Grade Terminology:

    Spreadsheet, data, formula, function, format, adjust, banners, digital citizenship, copyright, cyberbullying, storage, shortcuts, word processing, ROM vs RAM, hard drive, motherboard, modem, video card, power supply, optical drive, ribbon, tab, dialog box, alignment, orientation, functions

    Resurrection Grammar School

    GRAMMAR SCHOOL - 116 Milton Road, Rye, NY (914) 967-1218

    MIDDLE SCHOOL - 946 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580 (914) 925-3500

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