Our Technology Philosophy
Technology at St. John the Baptist Catholic School reflects 21st century learning. 21st century learners must embrace diversity, be creative problem-solvers, technologically savvy, and effective communicators. Weave in “active persons of faith” and we’ve described the St. John’s student learning expectations. We believe that students acquire and incorporate technology best, more responsibly, and more permanently when related to their daily lives.
Due to significant and stable backing from our internal fundraising events and generous community sponsors, our program doesn’t merely begin and end with a good idea. It is sustainable, progressive and most importantly, preparing our students to become active and responsible users of technology for their lifetime.
Global Academics/Trajectory is a company which blends national technology standards with subject-area curriculum content standards in order to deliver relevant technology instruction. For example, students in the 4th grade might master Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets by creating a spreadsheet of the California Missions in order of their establishment. Global Academics is a partnership with Richmond University and was adopted by St. John the Baptist Catholic School in 2007.
Dynamic Cloud-Based Educational Programs to enhance curriculum including Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, Imagine Learning, Kahn Academy, Tinker programming and coding, Google Drive, and Google for Education.
Cyberethics, Keyboarding, and additional supplementary programming
Google for Education: Google for Education is a platform for schools that provides students safe access to Google applications including Google Docs, spreadsheets, presentations, drawing, safe searching, calendar, etc.
Gmail for Students and Staff: In order to access the Google Drive suite, all students and staff are provided a protected email account for internal communications and document sharing.
Online Student Database which allows staff to manage student records including attendances, grades and report cards electronically
Online Grading Program which enables teachers to keep electronic gradebooks and parents to monitor their child’s progress in grades 4 and up
Intuitive School Website where parents can subscribe to their children’s classroom teacher and monitor daily homework and announcements
a 30 station computer lab that boasts Dell computers outfitted with 22“ flat screen monitors and a teacher work station with LCD projector for instruction
Windows, Word 2007, server, high speed internet and wireless access
Four AV carts which each contain a lap-top computer equipped with a DVD player, Microsoft Office 2007 programs, LCD projector and speakers
Three network laser printers enabling staff and students to meet paper use needs efficiently and responsibly
Desktop and several Google Chrome books in classrooms and in the library, all equipped with Microsoft Office 2007 programs, Google Drive and Google for Education
A 55” flat screen Smart TV with access to Youtube, Netflix, Pandora, and other links that offer educational experiences
Our Active Digital Presence:
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