At Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic School, our vision is to enhance learning through the integration of technology, which will enable our students to become life-long 21st century learners. With this vision, teachers will design curricula that prepare students to meet the demands of the future.

To further augment technology integration, OLQA School has chosen to employ iPads and Chromebooks as personal learning tools for students. These devices were selected because of its portability, user-friendliness, touch-technology, wide range support for apps, and low systems maintenance.

Since inception of mobile devices in our technology program in the year 2012, OLQA School has seen tremendous improvement in student writing, computational skills and the students’ ability to take charge of their own learning by working independently and collaboratively with others. This huge investment aims to move students above and beyond embracing the 4C’s of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

Technology Supplemental Curriculum

The Lab serves as an extension of technology integration in the classroom. With the help of the Computer teacher, students are given further instruction in Digital Citizenship, Computing Practice, Computational Thinking, Information Literacy, and Real-World Applications. Students are given cross-curricular projects to enable them to plan, research, collaborate, create, evaluate, communicate and present their work. Computer curriculum is based on the new ISTE Standard for Students 2016 and technology requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Both standards aim to have students as the driving force of their own learning through experimentation and discovery. Click the links below to know more about the standards.
 
 
Technology Strands  K – 2  3-5 6-8
 1. Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship Online Safety Online Safety
Cyberbullying
Social Networking
Copyright
Online Safety
Cyberbullying
Social Networking
Copyright
 2. Computing Basics Keyboarding and mouse skills
Drawing
Word Processing
Presentation
Keyboarding
Word processing
Spreadsheet
Presentation
Graphics
Movie Production
Keyboarding
Word processing
Spreadsheet
Presentation
Graphics
Movie Production
 3. Information Literacy Internet search and browsing
Online login
Bookmarking pages
Internet search and browsing
Bookmarking pages
Online login
Research
Online tests
Internet search and browsing
Research
Citation
Online tests
 4. Project-Based Learning ELA
Math
ELA
Math
Science
ELA
Math
Science
Social Studies
 5. Computational Thinking  Coding  Coding  Coding using Scratch

 

NEW!  S.T.E.A.M. Learning-Makerspace
 
A new space is under construction at OLQA!  Our former computer lab is currently transforming into a makerspace!  A “maker education” is a term closely associated with Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics (STEAM) learning.  It is an approach to problem-based and project-based learning that relies upon hands-on, collaborative and exploratory experiences as a method for solving authentic problems.  A “maker education” offers students the time, workspace and resources for self-directed learning.  Students’ interests, curiosities and questions are viewed as significant influences on the thinking and learning process.  A “makerspace” is the actual environment that fosters the ideals of making, tinkering, collaboration and invention.  The specific classes of innovation and design thinking will be facilitated by Mrs. Sandford and Ms. Matias, however, all teachers will utilize the space with their students throughout the year.
Click here to read more about the OLQA School iPad Program