Posted on September 30, 2016
Julianne Link is the art and technology teacher at Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy’s Bayside campus. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Digital Art & Design (Graphic Design) and is currently working towards completing her Master’s degree in Art Education at Queens College.
This is Mrs. Link’s third year teaching art and technology at Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy’s Bayside campus, and her sixth year of teaching overall. She enjoys sharing her love of art with her students and exposing them to new techniques, art styles, and artists. Mrs. Link’s goal this year is to enhance and enrich her students’ learning experiences through art and technology. She is looking forward to an exciting, creative year!
Welcome back! Thank you for checking in to see what the smart and talented students of Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy’s Bayside Campus have been up to. Over the summer, our entire computer lab has been updated to a new Windows operating system and Microsoft Office 2016. Very exciting!
This month in the computer lab we have been familiarizing ourselves with the new operating system and setting up our computers for the year. Every student in grades 2 through 8 learned how to make folders on the desktop and how to save documents to their folders. We have also been practicing how to use Microsoft Word, learning skills such as how to make and edit a table. Grades 1 and up have also dedicated time to practicing their keyboarding skills, with 1st grade being introduced to the “Home Row”. Another important conversation every grade level has started this month is how to be a good Digital Citizen. Digital Citizens are people that know how to use technology effectively and responsibly.
Pre-K and Kindergarten have been learning how to navigate the computer safely and properly. This month Pre-K has primarily been focusing on mouse skills (moving the white arrow, clicking, clicking and dragging) through fun and educational games.
Many classes have also begun interdisciplinary lessons. 5th grade learned how to create their own infographics to illustrate the Scientific Method, while 4th grade did some research on New York State landmarks. Lessons such as these will continue for every grade level throughout the school year.
Thank you again for visiting! Be sure to check back at the end of October for the next update!