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Technology

St. Joseph Catholic School is committed to infusing technology across the curriculum. Technology provides our faculty and students tools to reach curriculum objectives and prepares students for their future as critical thinkers and life-long learners. The learning spaces in our school are flexible and accessible to appropriate technology, supportive of student-centered learning, and places for idea sharing, collaboration, and innovation. Our network infrastructure and technology curriculum is updated continuously to provide our students the best possible experience. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum in grades PreK – 8 preparing our students for high school and beyond.

We expose our students to new and varied forms of technology in the classroom in order to supplement and broaden instruction. It is our position that using technology across content areas creates well-rounded and inquisitive students. The 1:1 initiative for middle school students empowers teachers and students to engage in learning through traditional and digital materials. 1:1 devices allow our students and teachers access to a variety of resources at all achievement levels, thus fostering collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking in a student-centered environment.

Technology Resources that Support the Curriculum

  • STEAM Lab
  • Computer Lab and Library Resource Center
  • iPads in All Pre-K through 3rd Grade Classrooms
  • Chromebooks for all 4th-8th grade students
  • Projection Equipment in Every Classroom
  • The Crusader: On-Line Student Created Newspaper
  • Engineering for Kids, a STEM Club
  • Technology Staff

 

Emphasis is on the practical application and use of technology to incorporate the national standards for students indicated below.

Empowered Learners

Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

Digital Citizenship

Students recognize the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.

Knowledge Constructor

Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

Innovative Designer

Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.

Computational Thinker

Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.

Creative Communicator

Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.

Global Collaborator

Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.

 

Source: https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students