Technology is always changing, and here at St. Mary, we are diligently trying to keep up. This year we are pleased to welcome three SMART boards to the school. They are in 2nd, 5th, and 8th-grade rooms. We do have a mobile SMART board that is rolled to the other classrooms as needed. Grades that are not in the main building have an opportunity during technology class to use the SMART board in the library when time permits.
Each student in grades 1-8 is issued a Chromebook at the start of the school year. Preschool and Kindergarten are issued iPads which remain in the classrooms.
All grades participate in technology classes once a week. Various lessons are covered, from typing skills to coding lessons, with so much in between. Our school is Google-based, so all students will learn how to use all that Google has to offer, depending on what grade they are in.
We are always looking for new and exciting ways to bring technology into the classrooms. Many of the teachers have their own virtual classroom for easy-to-use links that they use throughout the school day to simplify the process of going to websites.