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Saint Gerald School
9320 South 55th Court, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: (708) 422-0121
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St. Gerald School provides computer education classes to grades Pre4-8 in the school's computer lab. The lab currently has 29 student computers with Windows operating systems, the full Microsoft Office suite of products, a host of software learning programs, and broadband internet access. The lab is also equipped with a multimedia presentation system. Depending on grade level, classes meet 30 - 50 minutes each week.
Students in 3rd grade receive an extra 1/2 hour of keyboarding (typing) lessons each week.
St. Gerald School is fully networked in the computer lab and throughout the school, with a minimum of two computers in each classroom. All computers have broadband internet access.
Multimedia Presentation Carts
Each floor of the school has a multimedia cart complete with laptop, projector, and speakers. Teachers can use the carts to project presentations and internet websites on their classroom screens.
Online Safety and Security Resources
Common Sense - Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
Favorite Sites (requiring no downloads)
Hour of Code - The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed.
Khan Academy - Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
ABCYA - loads of learning games, puzzles, coloring and activities for Kindergarten - 5th grade.
Starfall - filled with learning activities for students in Preschool through 2nd grade.
PictureMatch - helps young learners work on letter and vowel sounds by matching sounds and pictures.
MakeYourOwnSnowflake - use your mouse skills and your creativity to make your own snowflakes.
FreeRice - test your knowledge in geography, vocabulary, grammar, math, and foreign languages while helping to erase hunger.
Sporcle - know your capitals, your presidents, your countries, etc. Fun games that have you racing against the clock while helping you learn as well.
SpellingCity - input your spelling words and the site will quiz you or create a game to help you learn.
Cramberry - create your own flashcards for studying, or use any of the already-created flashcards on the site.
Animoto - create your own short, very professional video using your pictures.
FunBrain - loads of math, spelling and reading games; fun while learning.
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