Technology is an integral part of the curriculum and activities performed throughout Blessed Sacrament School. In the middle school, students come in for a computer class once a week, where they learn computer skills and applications as well as reinforce academic skills. Teachers also bring classes into the lab for various computer-based activities. Students may use the lab during free times to get work completed and printed, check grades or practice their skills. Thanks to the generosity of our parents, we now have several classroom sets of Android tablets available for teachers to check out for use in their own classrooms. These are becoming very popular.
This year we will especially focus on cyberbullying, internet safety and digital citizenship. It is important that our students learn to pay as much attention to their online safety as they do to their physical safety and that even in the seemingly anonymous world of the web, their actions can have consequences.
Below, are some websites of interest to middleschoolers. Some, we will be using in class, others they may find useful for school work and some are just for fun!