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Technology

 

Where traditional education meets innovative technology!

 

St. Christopher School is proud of its premier technological program designed to bring our school to the forefront of the convergence of technology and elementary education. By combining interactive whiteboards, associated peripherals, and educational software with extensive teacher training, St. Christopher School enhances its traditional learning curriculum through the integration of technology in the classroom.

 

Through the generosity of alumni and parent donors, each classroom, as well as the computer lab, is outfitted with:

  • 96” “eno” brand interactive whiteboards
  • state-of-the-art video projectors
  • ceiling-mounted speakers
  • interactive document cameras/webcams
  • desktop pc’s
  • wireless network system
  • advanced software for lesson development

 

Teachers have undergone extensive training on the technology, exploring exciting ways to augment their already excellent curriculum.

 

Principal Cindy Clarke says, “This technology is exciting because it is a wonderful way for us to supplement the academic preparation of our students. Research shows that interactive technology reaches all students, no matter what their learning style is. Tactile learners learn by touching and working at the board, audio learners benefit from the class discussion of items on the board, and visual learners can easily understand what is happening on the screen.”

 

iPads and Nooks:

Through the generous donation of 1958 alum Bob Dunbar, as well as Auction donors, St. Christopher School has 60 iPads for classroom use. The iPads are used in all grades for a variety of academic subjects, as well as in Spanish, music and physical education classes. 

 

 

Our library is equipped with several iMac computers which are used for online research and Nooks for student use. Students often share the Nooks to do research or to read electronic books together.

 

Computer Lab:

The Computer Lab is currently outfitted with 16 iMac desktop computers, as well as scanners, paper printers, a video green screen, and a 3D printer. Students in grades 1 to 6 receive computer instruction weekly in areas such as typing skills, internet research, graphic design and more. After the Christmas break, Kindergarten students attend computer class on a monthly basis.