TECHNOLOGY, SCIENCE AND THE ARTS
At St. Joseph Catholic Academy our philosophy on the use of technology is to support students to become engaging in lifelong learning and exploration. Technology is integrated into teaching, learning, and assessment across all disciplines and grade levels. The key components of our technology program include the importance of digital citizenship, internet and device safety, using technology as a tool for content creation, understanding how technology and its components function, and career opportunities that incorporate technology.
As a Google School for Education, each student and faculty member is assigned an individual school account for file creation and storage, device use, access to teacher created classroom pages, library resources and databases, and access to all materials through our highly sophisticated, protected cloud-based programs and internet sources. Parents have full access to their student accounts to view classroom pages, teacher announcements, student created files, and feedback on student work, as well as access to current grades.
Science curricular areas include basic use and function, graphics and media, internet safety, file creation and formatting, basic computer coding and programming concepts, presentation tools, research skills, and digital citizenship.
Web based resources, software, applications, and digital content subscriptions allow us to bridge the concepts learned in religion, English language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, music, art, and physical education to real life experiences. By using technology as a resource, personalized learning is magnified through opportunities of becoming resourceful and engaged learners.