MHT understands the importance of developing a solid understanding of the ever-evolving technological world in which we live. In 2012 we updated the computer lab to include a Green Screen, twenty new Lenovo PCs with flat screens and ten Lenovo ThinkPad laptops with Windows 8 operating systems and Microsoft Office 2013. In 2014 we completed phases 1, 2, and 3 of our 1:1 iPad technology plan. The plan included new iPads for the fifth through eighth grade students, new projectors in all of the classrooms and wireless access throughout the campus.
Computer instruction includes Internet Safety, ethical use of the Internet, and developing online research skills. At all levels, the skills learned in the computer lab will assist our students with their schoolwork and projects at home. Our students graduate MHT proficient in common programs as well as light programming.
- Keyboard exploration
- Familiarity with the mouse
First and Second Grades
- Introduction to basic keyboarding skills
- Introduction to word processing and power point
- Introduction to online researching skills
Third and Fourth Grades
- Develop keyboarding skills
- Refine presentation skills
- Introduction to spreadsheets
Fifth through Eighth Grades
- 1:1 iPad program
- History of computers
- Online safety and ethics training
- Introduction to databases
"Our educational work should go this way to achieve harmony - harmony in all the boys and girls who have been entrusted to us; inner harmony, the harmony of their personality. It is by working in a hands-on way, imitating God, molding the lives of those kids like clay, that we achieve harmony and rescue them from the dissonances perennial darkness. Harmony, by contrast, is bright and clear; it is light. What we have to achieve is the harmony of a heart that grows and that we accompany in this educational journey."
~ Pope Francis (then, Cardinal Bergoglio – April 18, 2012)