Technology in the Classroom
Over the past several years, major improvements to the information technology infrastructure at St. Mel have been made to support the expanding role of technology in the educational curriculum and the day-to-day operation of the school. We have a continued commitment to the integration of technology into all aspects of the school, creating a 21st-century learning environment. In a very short time, technology has moved from a novelty in education to an integral part of school life. We continue to work hard to keep pace with the quickly changing technology culture. Here are a few highlights of recent technological advancements at the school:
- All classrooms in Kindergarten through 8th grade are equipped with smart TV and Apple TVs. All teachers use these products as integral and interactive components of the daily classroom experience.
- Technology in the classroom has been enhanced through the implementation of Google classroom, SeeSaw, Accelerated Reader Program, STAR Reading assessments and Rosetta Stone.
- Technology classes are attended weekly by all students. The program features project-based learning for children in grades Kindergarten – 8th. Our Technology teacher teams regularly with classroom teachers to integrate lessons in Science, Religion, Engineering, Math, and Art.
- Our Technology Lab has been recently upgraded through the generosity of an anonymous donor. The 22 computer stations are equipped with the up to date operating systems and Microsoft products.
- Parents have continual access to online grading, attendance, homework, forms, and classroom, and school news through SchoolSpeak. This means parents have a peek into the teacher’s grade book at all times for their child.
- SchoolSpeak serves as a primary tool for communication for classroom teachers as well as the administration.