Technology in the Classroom

Over the past several years, major improvements to the information technology infrastructure at St. Mary's have been made to support the expanding role of technology in the educational curriculum and the day-to-day operation of the school.  We have a continued commitment to the integration of technology into all aspects of the school, creating a 21st century learning environment.  In a very short time, technology has moved from a novelty in education to an integral part of school life.  We continue to work hard to keep pace with the quickly changing technology culture.  Here are a few highlights of recent technological advancements at the school:

  • All classrooms in kindergarten through grade 8 are outfitted with Activboards, and all teachers have been trained on the use of the interactive white boards.
  • Technology in the library and classroom has been enhanced through implementation of the Accelerated Reader Program; classrooms have dedicated stations for AR quizzes.
  • The library has benefited from the introduction of an online catalog, making materials available for review at school and from home.
  • Computer classes are attended weekly by all students where they are introduced to a variety of practical software applications.  Our computer teacher teams regularly with classroom teachers to integrate students' computer skills with interesting core curriculum projects.
  • Our computer lab has been upgraded with all new workstations.
  • Mobile laptop carts are available for classroom instruction.
  • Edline serves as a primary tool for communication for classroom teachers as well as the administration.
  • All Integrated Language Arts classrooms are equipped with computer work stations.
  • All Kindergarten uses the Letters Alive technology based program as an important instructional tool.

 

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