Saint Andrew Catholic School strives to keep pace with changes in technology to ensure that our students graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for high school. Starting with preschool 4, we integrate age appropriate technology into the classroom and are committed to teaching safe technology practices.
Technology is used in three major ways:
As a tool for teachers: Teachers have access to cutting edge technology to aide in educating students. All classrooms are outfitted with a SMART interactive whiteboard and/or projectors. In addition, all teachers are provided devices that allow them to run the latest applications and be productive throughout the day.
Integrated in Curriculum: Teachers are trained to use technology in ways that enhance their content areas. All classrooms have access to iPad and laptop carts. K-5th grade students store iPads in their classrooms. All 5th through 8th grade students are part of a 1:1 iPad program, where students are provided with a dedicated iPad to assist with their education during the school year.
Technology Instruction: Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade integrate technology into their school week. There are computer stations located in the Library and the Learning Lab. Students learn how computers are used in today's society and become responsible digital citizens. Students learn basic word processing and presentation software such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Keyboarding skills are introduced and reinforced throughout the year. Students are also exposed to basic computer coding through the Code.org program and other elementary coding programs.