The Computer Education of the Ateneo de Manila Grade School is an integral part of the overall Academic Program of the school. Directly supervised by a Computer Center Coordinator, the Computer Program is under the control and management of the Assistant Headmaster for Academic Affairs who reports directly to the School Headmaster, the head of the Grade School Department of the Ateneo de Manila University.
The impact of information technology in our society, which we cannot ignore as computers are quickly finding their way into every aspect of our lives and the lives of the children, has greatly guided us to plan out a Computer Education Program for Middle School Grades Four, Five, Six and Seven.
COMPUTER EDUCATION PROGRAM
1. To develop a technology-literate individual who can function effectively in society.
2. To give the children a greater sense of empowerment. . . the computer being used as a tool for learning.
3. To enhance a child’s creative and logical thinking skills through the use of various softwares.
4. To develop child’s resourcefulness by exposing him to available equipment and facilities.
5. To make productive use of information available, not only from the school library, but also from the internet.
6. To immediately apply acquired computer skills in other subjects.
The Computer Education Program is offered to all middle school years.
Basic Computer Operation
Basic computer operation teaches individual computer basics, including exploring the windows environment and file management. Appropriate use of this tool is a major part of the curriculum. Each grade level will be introduced to age appropriate technology and work toward mastery of a particular benchmark.
Keyboarding is introduced to all Grade 4 students for the initial part of the course to make them familiar with the main user interface of the computer.
Word processing is offered to all Grade Levels with the introduction of MS Word in Grade 4 to augment keyboarding skills earlier in the course. Reinforcement and development are given on the next grade levels.
Introduction of MS Excel is also offered to Grade 5. Basic spreadsheet use is taught and then applied in the monitoring and recording of a student’s quizzes.
MS Powerpoint is introduced in Grade 5. Basic use of this tool is made for creating presentation for reports, projects and as well as Computer Assisted Instruction.
Adobe Photoshop is introduced in Grade 6. Basic editing and layouting techniques is taught. The combination of these techniques will help the students to further develop organizing skills and stimulate their creative minds.
Basic animation is introduced in Grade 5 with the use of Unfreeze. The use of this software develops logical thinking skills and enhances imagination when the students need to plan for the outcome of their animation. Their skills are then developed further when they use Macromedia Flash in Grade 7.
Macromedia Flash is introduced in Grade 6, and continued in Grade 7 to further enhance their skills in using the software. The programming language of Flash allows the students to focus not on the machine but on the mind. It develops logical thinking when the students need to correct a flaw in the program. Games, music and animation clips are among the many possible projects that can be created.
Guided browsing is made available to all middle school students. Part of the guidance is to give pointers on proper internet etiquette. Responsible and productive use of the internet is a major activity with the internet being used as a huge resource for information for school projects and assignments.
FACULTY and STAFF:
Mr. Paolo S. Sanchez
CoordinatorMr. Donald Castillo
System AdministratorMr. Alexander Rivera
IT SecretaryMr. Joselito Bello
Technical StaffMr. Ronald Nillusguin
Technical StaffMr. Freddie Sta. Maria
Technical StaffMr. Marvin Marbella
Computer TeacherMr. Ian Dy
Telephone no. 426-6001 loc. 7211 - 7214