Welcome to Holy Angels School Computer Class!

I am Catherine Fuerte, the computer teacher, tech-person at Holy Angels Elementary School in Colma, CA.  I support the administrators, teachers, staff and students in their effort to infuse technology in most of the things they do at school. 

Technology is a rich and dynamic resource for classroom use. It is fun, engaging and becomes more meaningful when integrated in the curriculum. I collaborate with classroom teachers to develop strategies for applying technology to the academic curriculum.  I meet with them every week to plan and develop lessons, fun projects and activities integrated with what the students are currently learning in the classroom that encourage creativity and innovation. Projects include word processing, creating slide shows, movie making, converting data to charts, researching, website creation, blogging, online journaling, wiki collaboration, online drills, drawing, etc. We use Google Apps for Education to collaborate and communicate. Teachers and students learn how to blog and create their own websites using Sites. 

Our technology plan's primary goal is to seamlessly integrate technology into every aspect of curriculum, teaching, communicating and professional growth. All our students, instructional and non-instructional staff will be responsible 21st century learners, authors and problem solvers, able to seek and use information and communicate effectively and to pursue real-world learning and work using technology.

What We Do

  • Mother's Day Cards Light up cards for mother's day card using LED, copper tape and coin cell battery to create a simple circuit - by third gradersCircuit inside
    Posted May 3, 2018, 2:34 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • Free Throw Contest Game using video motion in Scratch, by Joshua A, Grade 6
    Posted May 3, 2018, 2:26 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • Flappy Helicopter Game by Michael G, Grade 5
    Posted May 3, 2018, 2:23 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • Mad Lib Help create a story! Project by Luis O, Grade 5
    Posted May 3, 2018, 2:19 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • Hungry Shark Game by Avery M., Grade 3 
    Posted May 3, 2018, 2:15 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • Take a Math or Vocabulary Quiz Math Quiz by John M, Grade 3 Vocabulary Quiz by Mikaela V, Grade 3
    Posted May 3, 2018, 2:12 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • Maze Game: Get the Taco Scratch game by John M, Grade 3
    Posted May 3, 2018, 2:05 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • Spring Poems and Easter Cards Using Google Drawings Easter cards from second gradersFirst graders created spring poems
    Posted May 3, 2018, 1:49 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • Showing Multiplication Using Google Drawings
    Posted May 3, 2018, 1:50 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • Shape Art Using Google Drawings Second graders used shapes they learned to create art work.
    Posted May 3, 2018, 1:50 PM by Catherine Fuerte
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Smartphones and tablets can be pricey, but they definitely pay off. I consider them valuable investments especially if they are loaded with apps that will help a child learn and become more organized and productive. 

Tech Notes

  • 9 Great Sources of News for Kids That You May Not Know About http://seekoutlearning.blogspot.com/2013/12/9-sources-of-news-for-kids-that-you-may.html#.Us10XxbZjwy
    Posted Jan 8, 2014, 10:57 AM by Catherine Fuerte
  • Safe and Smart Online We will be using the lessons in Common Sense Media to learn more about becoming responsible digital citizens. What is safe to share online? Is there something truly private and ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2013, 10:15 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • Great Movie by Kindergarten Class Mr. Arturo Avina's kindergarten class, from LAUSD's Olympic Primary Center, present their adaptation of the children's classic "Miss Nelson is Missing." Very entertaining...
    Posted Apr 30, 2013, 11:01 AM by Catherine Fuerte
  • The Future of Technology If the Jetsons cartoon TV show is correct, we should be traveling in flying cars soon. I don't think we are quite there yet. But Google cofounder Sergey Brin ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2012, 8:24 PM by Mia F
  • Free iPad Apps for Children with Special Needs I embedded this great list of free apps for children with special needs to avoid the clutter... click here to read from the original source.List of Free iPad Apps ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2012, 9:10 AM by Catherine Fuerte
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There is an App for that!

  • Book Fair App Today is the last day of our Fall Scholastic Book Fair. Continue to inspire your child to read with Scholastic's new eReading app, Storia. Download Storia from your app ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2012, 11:10 AM by Catherine Fuerte
  • October 1: Art Apps Free art apps! Look for these apps in your app store.Dress A BearDress a Bear lets you build a scene by moving pictures on a screen. Art Terms ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2012, 10:29 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • September 26 Free science, math and phonics apps. Look for these apps in your app store.FingerMath ABACUS-addition, subtraction - master basic math skillsFind Them All-looking for animals - puzzles and ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2012, 10:41 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • September 25 Free storytelling apps! Look for these apps in your app store.Sock PuppetsCreate lip-synched videos with puppets, props, sceneriesScribble Pressbook creation platform for imagining, creating and ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2012, 10:54 PM by Catherine Fuerte
  • September 24 More free apps... Look for these apps in your app store.Cool to be Clever: Edson Hendricks - superb and very inspiring e-book app for your kids to discover a ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:31 AM by Catherine Fuerte
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