Students at Nazareth School gain important tech and software proficiency skills as they participate in hands-on computer activities in our modern computer lab.

Computer Lab Goals

  • Build from a basic comfort level with computing to a solid level of ease and competency.
  • Understand their own responsibilities in the areas of upkeep and moral implications of internet usage.
  • Learn how to integrate technology into classroom work.

Preschool and Kindergarten

Students use the computer lab to build a basic comfort level with the computer, mouse, monitor, and keyboard. Student experiences include identifying parts of the computer and their function, publishing and art programs, and educational learning games that enhance their beginning reading skills and classroom curriculum.

Lab Time

  • Preschool: once a week for 35 minutes
  • Kindergarten: once a week for 45 minutes

Grades 1 to 4

Students work on general keyboarding, learn a word processing program, and are introduced to an art presentation program. Students start the beginning stages of learning to navigate the school network and how to find and save folders and files for usage from various applications. Students learn about ways of organizing and searching for information and receive instruction in digital and graphic imaging.

Lab Time

  • Grade 1: twice a week for 40 minutes
  • Grades 2–4: once a week for 45 minutes

Grades 5 to 8

Building upon the skills mastered in the earlier grades, middle school students gain confidence in knowing and utilizing basic applications that will enable their successful use in other subject areas. Our ultimate goal is to help students become comfortable with using computer technology and to get an idea about what computer applications can do for them.

To accomplish this goal, we guide the students to achieve a solid level of ease and competency with the computer, networks, and an array of applications. Students master basic skills such as word processing, spreadsheets (with graphing), accessing and using internet browsers, and building multimedia presentations.

Students also participate in Microsoft® Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher courses that provide students the fundamentals of each application with equal emphasis on creativity and skill development.

Lab Time

  • Grades 5–8: once a week for 45 minute