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 Viewsonic Interactive Whiteboards, document cameras, and iPads. Teachers use instructional software to enhance each classroom’s learning environment.
Students in grades Preschool through 2 have access to 2-in-1 Chromebooks, iPads, and Kindles from our mobile lab of devices. The Internet is available in all classrooms and instructional areas of the school. Students can also 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 3-8 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 and Network Firewall and content filter ensures that students are protected from outside interference and Netop Vision software gives teachers the capability to view every screen that students access.
Our future innovation lab that is planned to open in the 2022-23 school year will be equipped with a multitude of STREAM focused technology hardware, software, and resources for our students and faculty members. All the way from 3D printers to robotics, this innovation lab will enable our students to gain hands-on experience that is related to their future careers in STREAM focused fields like engineering, healthcare, architecture and so many more.
Other Classroom Technology
All classrooms throughout the campus have mobile interactive whiteboards so that teachers may conduct lessons from their computer, laptop, or tablet. Teachers also have digital 4K document cameras which can be used to magnify and broadcast small-scale activities such as science lab experiments to the entire class either in-person or in a hybrid learning environment.
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 has access to our high-speed fiber internet which includes 3 different wireless networks – one guest network which is publically accessible for parents and visitors, one for staff and faculty devices, and lastly, a much more restrictive network for our students chromebook and personal devices to keep them safe while browsing the internet. 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.
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A great deal of emphasis is placed on using technology to assist student learning. Learn more about Marino Metcalf, our Director of Instructional Technology.