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students in the computer labWelcome to Mrs. Mroz’s Computer Class page!

Homework assignments can be found in the students’ Technology Google Classroom.

As we approach the 6th year of using Google Classroom in Technology class at OLPHCA, I would like to emphasize the importance of time management and observing the due date in submitting assignments. This is of tremendous importance in Technology class because I only see the students once per week. The students’ job is to check the assignment posts and to observe the due date on every posted assignment. For every day late, 3 points will be deducted. Watch your grammar and spelling; every mistake will be worth 1 point!

Technology K-8, December 24, 2021

Posted on December 24, 2021

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

 My weekly classwork assignments are always posted on Google Classroom.

 

Technology K-8, September 28, 2021- Back-to School Night, 2021

Posted on September 28, 2021

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy 

111-10 115th Street

South Ozone Park, NY 11420

 Back-to-School Night –  Technology, Mrs. Mroz

 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Welcome back to a new school year. As the computer teacher, it is my goal to work with your child/children to teach them all the necessary computer skills for their appropriate grade level. 

Our school established the very useful and popular learning platform, Google Classroom: Grades K through 8. The students, teachers, and parents are already familiar with it, but it needs to be used continuously to maintain fluency and efficiency with the program. Instructional, step-by-step, assistance in starting and using the program is clearly described on the Google Classroom website itself. These resources were all I needed to establish Google Classroom for my currently 13 involved classes. By far, the most challenging aspect of starting a class with the program is conveying to the students that it is their @olphca.org email accounts that must be used with the application, and that they must remember the passwords that they create for their accounts. 

Google Classroom is a great tool for teachers to post everyday assignments, give grades, and even issue tests and quizzes. Parents can also view the Classroom content, and check on their children’s work. This program is widely used in High School and College, and an introduction to it at this point in the students’ academic careers would be very helpful . 

 

 I will incorporate the Catholic Telemedia Network using their programs such as Learn 360, Education City, Brain Pop, Brain Pop Jr.,  etc. throughout the academic period. This year, we will be continuing and expanding our utilization of OLPHCA’s  Chrome books for the implementation  of Google Classrooms. This will create a new way for students to interact with their classroom experience. Google Applications such as Docs, Sheets,  Slides  and Meets  will be integrated into the curriculum, and the Google Classrooms platform will empower  students to receive, complete, and submit assignments in a clear and organized manner. The completely electronic  nature of this classroom structure will deemphasize the previous model of submission of printed work, although occasional printing will still occur. Students in grades Pre- K through 8 have their own Google accounts, which they will carry throughout their careers at OLPHCA. These Google accounts  are the key to participation in Google Classrooms/Meets and will allow the students to  access the Google Classrooms in which they are enrolled from any internet-enabled device – at school and from home. In addition, an introduction to Computer Science Fundamentals through Code.org will begin in the second trimester of the school year for Grades 3 through 8. Students in grades 1 & 3 will also be assigned their own accounts on the Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN), where assignments exploring various aspects of computing and technology will be completed. Brain Pop will also be implemented in similar fashion. Please note the grading system for my classes for the 2020-2021 academic school year.

Computer Lab Grading Criteria: 

Kindergarten  and First Grade will receive grades based on the following: 

Behavior: 30%, Skills: 70% 

Note: Grades will be administered as 1) Beginning, 2) Developing,  3) Secure, and 4) Commendable

Grades 2 through 4 will receive grades based on the following: 

Projects: 40% , Skills: 30% , Behavior: 30%  

Note: Grades will be administered as A+, A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D, or F. An F will only be administered due to incompletion of most of the above criteria. 

Grades 5 through 8 will receive grades based on the following: 

Projects: 40%, Skills: 30%, Behavior: 30%  

Note: Grades will be administered as 100-97 (A+), 96-93 (A), 92-89 (B+), 88-85 (B), 84-81 (C+), 80-77 (C), 76-74 (D+), 73-70 (D), and grades below the D range will be administered an F. An F will only be administered due to incompletion of most of the above criteria. 

The following should serve as a guideline for what each grade will learn throughout the school year. Please note: Areas of focus may be adjusted depending on class progress. 

Kindergarten students will be able to do the following: 

  • Know the parts of a laptop and its proper use, individually & with teacher assistance 
  • Understand correct computer terminology 
  • Start and shut down the computer correctly 
  • Play educational computer games 

1st and 2nd Grade students will be able to do the following: 

  • Know the parts of a laptop using correct terminology and how to use them properly 
  • Start and shut down the computer properly 
  • Open, start, and close a program
  • Explore educational programs such as Brain Pop Jr. and CTN

3rd and 4th Grade students will be able to do the following: 

  • Extend knowledge of  Brain Pop and CTN
  • Learn how to use the Internet responsibly 
  • Learn how to conduct simple search/research on the Internet 
  • Learn how to Login to School Account
  • Begin to learn and use Google Apps/Meet  
  • Be introduced to Computer Science Fundamentals through Code.org

5th and 6th Grade students will be able to do the following: 

  • Conduct search/research on the Internet 
  • Learn how to Login to School Account
  • Begin to learn and use Google Apps/Meet  
  • Utilize Google Apps for projects and assignments
  • Be introduced to Computer Science Fundamentals through Code.org

7th and 8th Grade students will be able to do the following: 

  • Create advanced projects using Google Apps 
  • Conduct search/research /selection of information
  • Processing data and reporting results
  • Fully utilize Google Classroom to strengthen English/Language Arts , Science and Math
  • Be introduced to Computer Science Fundamentals through Code.org

Classroom Behavior: 

Classroom behavior is especially important in a computer lab environment. Students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately in the lab, as they would in any other classroom. Demerits will be issued for any inappropriate behavior, as well as to any student caught visiting websites that have not been approved for class work, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, personal email, etc. Any student found to be misusing the computer lab equipment, such as removing keys from the laptops, or any other deliberate misuse, will be in jeopardy of expulsion as well as having to repair or replace the damaged equipment. 

I am excited to be your child’s/children’s computer teacher, and I look forward to a productive and enjoyable school year!

Technology, 03/13/2021 K – 8

Posted on March 13, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we move forward with learning on, and navigating, Google Classroom and other Google Apps such as Google Meet, Sheets, Slides,  Progress Report Cards are just around the corner…….

Grades K – 8:  Check your Technology Google Classroom for your new post.

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