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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

  • Media Center; Up-to-Date Computer Lab and Library Resource Center
  • iPads in All Pre-K through 5th Grade Classrooms & the Media Center
  • Chromebooks for Every Middle School Student
  • 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.

  • Creativity and innovation
    Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
  • Communication and collaboration
    Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
  • Research and information fluency
    Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making
    Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
  • Digital citizenship
    Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
  • Technology operations and concepts
    Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.