Holy Family has a defined technology curriculum of skills and expectations for each grade level. This curriculum is based on the belief that technology is a tool for classroom instruction and research. Our technology curriculum is therefore integrated into the different subject areas to compliment curriculum areas and enhance our students’ communication skills.
Each classroom is equipped with smart boards, document cameras, and iPads. Teachers use instructional software to enhance each classroom’s learning environment.
Students have access to computers in their classrooms, our designated computer lab/media center, and through our mobile iPad and Kindle labs. The Internet is available in all classrooms and in the computer lab/media center. Students can furnish their own devices—such as iPads, Kindles and laptops—to support their instruction once the family accepts the personal device policy.
Students in grades 4-8 receive their own Chromebook for use at school. Students regularly use this technology both in the classroom and at home, from collaborating and creating documents on Google Docs to submitting answers on Kahoot to taking on structured project research. The secure Google domain ensures that students are protected from outside interference and Hapara software gives teachers the capability to view every screen that students access.
Students in grades Preschool through 3 have access to tablets and iPads in their classrooms as well as dedicated computer lab time weekly.
Our computer lab allows students the opportunity to develop basic understanding of educational technology, including using a mouse and keyboard, basic typing, and research opportunities.
Other Classroom Technology
All classrooms throughout the campus have fixed LCD projectors and display screens so that teachers may conduct lessons from their computer, laptop, or tablet. Teachers also have digital document cameras which can be used to magnify and broadcast small-scale activities such as science lab experiments to the entire class.
Rediker - Student Information Management
Rediker is the school’s primary student information management tool. Faculty, staff, students, and parents can interface with Rediker online via desktop and mobile devices. This resource can be used to access a student’s current grade, look up homework assignments, and view the school calendar.
The entirety of our campus is wireless and supports two separate networks – one publically accessible for parents and visitors, and one for faculty and students. Strict network security measures and active content filters are in use on all machines on campus to ensure that inappropriate content does not interfere with the academic use of technology.
Holy Family Catholic School has adopted the ISTE standards for administrator, teacher, and student technology proficiencies. More information can be found here.