At Holy Trinity Catholic School, students experience technology integrated directly into the curriculum. This experience includes access to desktop and laptop personal computers, SMART™ Boards, Apple® iPads, and Google™ Classroom (middle-level students only) as well as a variety of software applications to help students prepare for their future.

We follow the Diocesan Curriculum for Technology which focuses on six areas of proficiency:

  • Communication and Collaboration;
  • Research and Information Fluency;
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making;
  • Digital Citizenship; and
  • Technology Operations and Concepts.

These areas of proficiency are expressed in an age-appropriate way for each grade level.

Preschool:

  • Learn to handle iPads, computers and other technology resources carefully
  • Use iPads and computers on directed activities to support learning
  • Create group or class projects using technology

Kindergarten:

  • Learn the parts of the computer
  • Learn how to operate computers and iPads
  • Develop keyboard familiarity and proper posture for use
  • Explore multimedia tools and create products
  • Observe and interact with online resources
  • Explore coding in Hour of Code

1st Grade:

  • Explore basic computer applications for use in individual and group projects
  • Improve keyboard awareness
  • Develop initial word processing skills
  • Explore multimedia tools and create products
  • Observe and interact with online resources
  • Become familiar with appropriate and safe behaviors online
  • Learn to respect the computer work of others
  • Gather, organize, and display data
  • Explore coding in Hour of Code

2nd Grade:

  • Develop word processing skills
  • Collect, sort, and display data
  • Explore multimedia tools and create products
  • Use drawing tools
  • Explore creation of products in 3 dimensions
  • Observe and interact with online resources
  • Reinforce appropriate and safe behaviors online
  • Identify and use correct finger placement for home row keys
  • Explore coding in Hour of Code

3rd Grade:

  • Develop awareness of Copyright Law
  • Reinforce responsible and safe use of resources
  • Continue keyboard development begin focus on two hand technique
  • Use multimedia tools to create products
  • Explore creation of products in 3 dimensions
  • Explore presentation and spreadsheet products
  • Build word processing techniques
  • Explore coding in Hour of Code

4th Grade:

  • Locate information on the Internet
  • Evaluate information found online
  • Practice responsible and safe use of online resources
  • Develop word processing documents, presentations, and spreadsheets
  • Improve proper keyboarding techniques
  • Explore creation of products in 3 dimensions
  • Explore coding in Hour of Code

5th Grade:

  • Use search strategies
  • Increase awareness of Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines
  • Develop a word processing document using proper keyboarding techniques
  • Develop a multimedia presentation, citing sources
  • Develop a product using a database
  • Evaluate resources and information for accuracy and usefulness
  • Select and use a variety of technology tools
  • Explore coding in Hour of Code

6th Grade:

  • Use online resources responsibly and safely
  • Refine application skills
  • Use formulas in a spreadsheet
  • Increase productivity and accuracy in keyboarding
  • Evaluate resources and information for accuracy and usefulness
  • Select and use a variety of technology tools to create projects and presentations
  • Explore creation of products in 3 dimensions
  • Explore coding in Hour of Code

7th Grade:

  • Use dedicated iPad responsibly
  • Use online resources responsibly and safely
  • Use copyright
  • Refine application skills
  • Use formulas in a spreadsheet
  • Use search strategy with two or more criteria in a database
  • Increase productivity and accuracy in keyboarding
  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and multimedia for assignments
  • Locate and retrieve information using telecommunications
  • Evaluate resources and information for accuracy and usefulness
  • Select and use a variety of technology tools
  • Explore creation of products in 3 dimensions
  • Explore coding in Hour of Code

8th Grade:

  • Use dedicated iPad responsibly
  • Use online resources responsibly and safely
  • Use Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines
  • Use spreadsheets and databases relevant to classroom assignments
  • Choose charts/tables or graphs to best represent data
  • Conduct online research and evaluate the information found
  • Use word processing/desktop publishing for classroom assignments/projects
  • Selectand use a variety of technological tools to develop projects in content areas
  • Explore creation of products in 3 dimensions
  • Explore coding in Hour of Code
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Mon-Fri: 7:30am-3:30pm

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Holy Trinity Catholic School
108 South Linden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

630-971-0184

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