Welcome to our McGarvey Computer Lab Website

Welcome to the McGarvey Computer Lab. McGarvey Griffins S. O. A. R  in the Computer Lab.

S  – McGarvey Griffins know how to be SAFE online.
O – McGarvey Griffins are OPEN-MINDED when working with each other and learning technology.
A – McGarvey Griffins are ACCOUNTABLE for work, decisions, and actions
R – McGarvey Griffins are RESILIENT, critical thinkers, inquiring minds, and problem solvers.

Welcome

Welcome to the Robert J. McGarvey 2021-2022 school year!

My name is Mrs. Bolton and I am the Computer Resource Teacher here at Robert J. McGarvey. This is my 17th year of teaching, and 6th as the Computer Resource Teacher.  My first career I was a Director of Technology for 10 years with a corporation.

Throughout the year, students will be using our Robert J. McGarvey Computer Lab website/blog to access various sites. The website will evolve throughout the year to meet students’ needs. The Tech Skills list details what we will be covering this year in a little more detail.

During the first week, we discuss rules, procedures, and expectations.  I will also discuss the importance of turning in the Use of Technology form. It should be in your Back to School Night packet. If you have misplaced the form, please click on the link to print the form. Please be sure to read and discuss the Technology Agreement with your child. Once the agreement is understood, both parent and child sign the agreement as soon as possible and submit to his/her teacher so your child is set to go with access to the Internet. Students will not be able to have access to the Internet at school until this form is signed by both parent and student, and submitted to teacher. 

About the computer lab…

Internet resources are used extensively.  We will use Google Classroom which is an educational platform that integrates seamlessly with Google Docs allowing teachers to easily assign, collect and grade digital assignments.  I will use this resource with grades first through sixth. All rules and procedures of the Computer Lab are discussed with students their first day in the Computer Lab. Students have been told that the use of internet, Google Docs and Slide Presentations are created and shared only if it is a school assignment when using their District/School assigned Google account.

Grading guidelines…
Students will earn a ‘+’ for each trimester in which they meet grade level standards for typing (grades 2-6 only) and perform assigned tasks adequately (activities/mini-lessons/projects).

Students are expected to follow instructions, show effort, progress steadily, understand the concepts presented, and produce quality work.  Lack of effort or quality in their work, being disruptive, or a regular inability to complete assigned tasks may result in an ‘X’ or ‘-‘ instead of a ‘+’.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at kmbolton@egusd.net.  I’m looking forward to a great year with students back in my Computer Lab.