- Early Childhood: Pre-Kindergarten 4: From PK4, pupils are introduced to the computer and, especially, instructed in how to navigate through programs by means of the computer mouse. With a basic knowledge in how to paint and create programs, the early childhood learner gradually takes command of the computer. Technology based programs such as www.starfall.com and www.abcmouse.com are introduced.
- Kindergarten: Generous time is dedicated to teaching the kindergarten pupil to understand and follow instructions. This challenge is primordial. The task of paying attention to instructions and being able consistently to execute a sequence of steps to achieve determined goals, must be basic to every student’s education. Catholic classical liberal arts education requires competence in this area. Being able to take command of a computer to attain specific computer-possible ends could effectively form part of the intellectualization process found in the grammar-dialectic-rhetoric triad.
- Grades 1-8: Education in the 21st century requires, specifically, skills and knowledge related to the use of today’s computer and, generally, in understanding the developments in the science of communication (cybernetics) and control theory that are concerned (1) especially with the comparative study of automatic control systems (as the nervous system and brain and mechanical-electrical communication systems), and (2) insofar as the science of communication, automatic control systems, and the hands-on utility of computer can be applied in education to the hard and soft sciences. Within this context, the Oratory Academy students of grades 1-8 have at their disposal databases that can be accessed to obtain accurate and meaningful information online. Students can access the Britannica online (Spanish and English versions), EBSCO, Discovery Education, and Brain Pop, to name but a few of the library resource programs. See the following web link for further information: http://library.oratoryschools.org/home. The librarian will provide the necessary passwords.
- Students: The computer laboratory is equipped with video conferencing equipment, library computer workstations, classroom computer workstations, LCD projectors, computer speakers, overhead projectors, cassette players, document cameras, CD players, wireless pen tablets, televisions, DVD players, amplifiers, cameras, graphing calculators, document readers and active table.
- Teachers/Staff: Available for teachers and staff are the following: Scanner for grading Scantron tests, iPads and the laptops assigned to teachers, computer laboratory equipped with video conferencing equipment, library computer workstations, classroom computer workstations, LCD projectors, computer speakers, overhead projectors, cassette players, document camera, CD players, wireless pen tablets, televisions, DVD players, amplifiers, and cameras.