Technology is a central component of learning at The Nativity School, where curriculum and classrooms are technology-infused to enhance student learning.
Our entire campus has a secure network with WiFi connectivity, allowing students, faculty, administration and guests to utilize computers throughout the school. All of the classrooms have Smart Boards to encourage interactive learning. The middle school has a Green Screen for the weekly Star-6 News broadcast as well as interactive group projects. Students are encouraged to collaborate with the use of technology.
Touch screen tablet computers are introduced at the kindergarten level where the students are still mastering reading and writing. The Apple Cart with iPads is moved to different classrooms allowing students to work individually or in larger groups. The kindergarten also has five personal computer (PC) workstations for individualized learning.
As students master their reading and writing skills, they are introduced to the computer lab where they have access to HP ThinClients which are used for technology training and class projects. These computers provide a personal computing learning environment very different from the Apple iPads. Students learn typing skills as well as software applications such as MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Developing presentation skills is always a highlight for students in these classes.
By middle school, the students are fully capable in both a traditional PC and an Apple environment. So, the Nativity School has a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy where students are encouraged to use computers in all of their classes. The school also has a Laptop Cart with Apple iMacs. Students can use these laptops individually or, oftentimes, teachers will prepare the laptops with specialized applications for a class lesson.
Under guidance from the school Technology Advisory Committee, The Nativity School ensures that technology will always be progressive and fully support the learning and education potential of students. The Nativity School strives to prepare students for success in a technology-rich world.
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