Technology at SFDS

Welcome to the SFDS Computer Lab Website!

Please contact lwhitfield@stfrancisds.org if you have any questions about the site, or have trouble opening any of the attachments on these pages.



2017-2018 School Year

Last year, we rolled out our new "one to one iPad program" in all grades.  We continue to work collaboratively with homeroom and specialty teachers to integrate technology in core subjects. Teachers will plan lessons to include various technology components and students will use applications in the computer lab,  work on their new iPads in their classrooms or participate in interactive smart-board activities.

In Junior High, students will collaborate with each other and create content using Google Suite for Education.  Students are able to submit assignments, access resources, collaborate and communicate with their teachers and classmates using Google Classroom, Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, and Google Drive.

We look forward to applying a variety of tools to introduce and continue building on tech/computer skills as well as opportunities to work with students on advanced CS lessons including computer programming and digital animation.
We expect a busy, productive, technology-rich school year! 



The file linked above is the ELECTRONIC USAGE POLICIES section of the SFDS Handbook

Basic Operations, Digital Citizenship/Responsible Computer Use, Digital Literacy(pdf)
(These skills/topics are a common thread in all technology-related projects throughout the school year. 
The above linked document contains suggestions and examples for K-8)


Content and Areas of Study
Responsible Computer Use
Basic Operations
Digital Collaboration
Keyboarding
Word Processing
Desktop Publishing
Spreadsheets/Databases
Multimedia Presentations
Digital Animation
Research Skills
Online Safety
Web Literacy
Digital Citizenship
Cyber-bullying
Graphic-Interface Computer Programming
Introduction to HTML programming
Web Design

Applications/Resources Available in the Computer Lab:
Microsoft Word 2010
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Microsoft Excel 2010
Microsoft Access 2010
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Windows MovieMaker
iMovie
Paint
WordPad
Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer
Safari
Google Chrome
Google Suite for Education
Typing Programs
Accelerated Reader
IXL Math and Language Arts
Wixie/Pixie-Online Authoring Software for Education
Smart Notebook (Interactive Smart Board Software)
Scratch Programming Software 
Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Media
and many more 

(New iPad apps/resoures are added and updated regularly. The list grows and grows!)







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