St. Mary Magdalene School recognizes that we live in a digital world and continually work with students and staff to increase their technology knowledge.
Technology - Parent and Student Interface
St. Mary Magdalene uses RenWeb software to manage all student information. Access is provided to both students and parents to keep up to date on school activities, homework, grades, and resources. This software is accessible on both desktops and mobile devices. The students are using Google Apps for Education, Typing.com, and other online applications.
The teachers and staff are using desktops and laptops to successfully manage the classroom. All students are using Google Chromebooks. We have two mobile labs with 30 Chromebooks as well as 15 Chromebooks for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science. The computer lab houses 32 Chromeboxes for student use. The move to Google has allowed an easier transition for students to work on a project collaboratively, at school or home, and then submit to a teacher electronically. Many students starting in 2016 - 2017 school year will be using Google Classroom to do assignments for class.
The St. Mary Magdalene campus is wireless and supports separate networks - one publically accessible for parents and visitors, another one for faculty and one student only. This allows us to give the unique permissions needed to support our staff and students safely.
All our classrooms are equipped with projectors and we have twelve SmartBoards across all grades.
Technology - Curriculum
All students in grades K-3 have a weekly technology class. Starting in kindergarten students are taught the basic skills in a project based learning environment. All students are taught the essential skills such as keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation skills while creating a project. Students in Grades 4-8 use the technology lab in an integrated cross-curricular project plan. Technology is integrated into all subjects.