Technology

Curriculum

Technology is viewed as a learning tool at Highland Catholic School. Students in all grades receive specific instructions in computer skills. They gain expertise in using technology, digital cameras, presentation software to create projects that demonstrate learning, explore teacher-selected websites and extend the walls of their classrooms. We have over three hundred iPads in this school with over one hundred iPad applications available to the students. The technology coordinator at Highland Catholic works in conjunction with classroom teachers and specialists to integrate technology into the classroom curriculum.

The computer curriculum is based on the standards created by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). These standards identify the skills each student should be capable of each year. These skills are then taught and applied in an interdisciplinary manner, allowing students to learn a computer skill through the study of another curricular area. The school utilizes SmartBoards and Apple TVs.

Regardless of the user within the school, all internet traffic is filtered. Student iPads are filtered and appropriately restricted regardless of their location.

Technology exposure per grade-level

Preschool: MX Smartboard in each classroom.

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade: MX Smartboard and Apple TV in each classroom, 1:1 iPad program (iPads stay at school) various apps to enhance classroom instruction.

4th- 5th Grade: MX Smartboard and Apple TV in each classroom, 1:1 iPad program (iPads stay at school), cloud computing with the Google suite of products.

6th – 8th Grade: Full 1:1 iPad program (iPads can be brought home), MX Smartboard and Apple TV in each classroom, cloud computing with the Google suite of products.

iPad Program Benefits

1:1 iPad Handbook for Kindergarten-5th Grade

1:1 iPad Handbook for 6th-8th Grade

Apps list

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