Technology is a key aspect of the Saint John educational experience.
Students are engaging with technology constantly. Young people like to be interactive, and learning through technology has now become a part of their lifestyle. Students know technology better than most adults. It has become the easiest way they learn, because it is such an integral part of their life. Engaging with technology in the classroom has not only helped them learn better, but they also acquire multi-tasking skills. In 2020students hardly know how to learn without it.
Each student in grade 5-12 has a school issued Chromebook. Students in Grades K-4 have the use of IPADS on a 1:1 basis.
Students in art and design and communication classes have access to Apple Mac computers.
Across all grade levels students have access to the Google Classroom Platform.
Security and safeguards are in place to monitor student use, to filter content availability, and to provide students with the security needed to protect them for inappropriate use of the INTERNET
With the integration of technology in education, children have the ability to slow down and go back over lessons and concepts, and more advanced students can go ahead. It also frees up the teacher to help students on a more one-on-one level.
Having access to other information outside of the book gives students many different ways to learn a concept. Teachers can come up with creative ways to teach their students that keeps them engaged. Technology has changed the learning environment so that learning is more hands-on.
Technology helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun. Students are also able to collaborate with their own classmates through technological applications.
Testing online is the way of the future, but it has a lot of advantages. Assessing students’ performance can be done instantly with technology. Beyond seeing test scores in real-time, teachers can better track and understand students’ grasp of the subject.
Every person learns differently, and technology helps with this gap as well.