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Mrs. Verlie’s November Computer and STEM Updates

In Computer classes, Our Lady of Angels students have been working on research skills related to local high schools, technology careers, and computer history.  Students have also been working and learning as digital designers on projects for All Saints Day, Veterans Day, and our upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

STEM classes are developing student design skills.  Students have been creating 3D designs on Tinkercad.  Below are two examples of designs that were recently 3D printed.

Seventh and eighth grade students continue to work with the video equipment and green screen to pre-record morning announcements for the entire school!  Homeroom 8 – 18 is working on a special Thanksgiving edition of the morning announcements to play next Tuesday, November 23.

Mrs. Verlie’s October Computer and STEM Updates

In Computer classes, Our Lady of Angels students are finishing up their lessons on digital citizenship, including the importance of making positive digital footprints, understanding copyright and fair use, and overall internet safety. Students are also beginning to work on keyboarding and will soon be creating Halloween themed animations!


STEM classes are expanding their design skills through the use of various design sites to build digitally – from virtual Legos to 3D designs on Tinkercad. Seventh and eighth grade students have been working with the video equipment and green screen to pre-record morning announcements for the entire school! Homeroom 8 – 16 will be working on a special Halloween edition of the morning announcements to play next Friday, October 29.

Mrs. Verlie’s Computer and STEM Classroom Updates

In Computer classes, Our Lady of Angels students are discussing and learning about what it means to be a digital citizen and make good choices when it comes to using the internet and technology, including balancing tech use with other important life activities.
Mrs. Verlie is excited to begin this school year with new STEM classes in grades four through eight.  Students designed STEM themed posters to start the year off and are currently learning about engineers and the engineering design process and look forward to solving problems in their STEM classes this year!