Technology in the Classroom
At St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School we recognize the value of technology in the classroom as a teaching tool for the 21st century learner. Technology in the classroom helps prepare our students for their future in a digital economy.
All classrooms are equipped with an Epson Interactive Projector and document camera to assist with instruction and interactive learning experiences. Laptops, iPads, and/or Chromebooks are also available for student use in each classroom.
The Idea Lab
All grade levels attend the Idea Lab for technology instruction once a week. Teachers may also sign up for additional time slots for students to complete projects, research and other activities. Two 3D printers open up new learning activities, from design to production, as well as encouraging creativity and critical thinking.
iPads and Chromebooks – Grades K-6
- Four iPad carts and three Chromebook carts are utilized in K-6th grades as teaching tools to enhance classroom instruction.
- In the Primary grades, a set of 8 iPads can be found in each classroom. Teachers use them in learning centers or with small groups, or may combine with an iPad cart so students can work in pairs or individually to complete activities.
Chromebooks – 7 & 8
- 7th & 8th grade students take part in a 1:1 Chromebook program where they access learning resources, class notes, teacher communication, and information on a daily basis.
The Media Center
The Media Center is equipped with an LCD Projector and 15 student computers. Students can work independently to research topics, locate books, and take Accelerated Reader tests. The Media Specialist also conducts instruction on how to effectively research, understanding the Dewey Decimal System, and provides novel reviews/book talks and more. An electronic library is also available for students to download books to their e-reader device.
The TV Studio
The school's TV studio is equipped with a state of the art digital newsroom. Middle school students produce the Morning Prayer and News Show which is broadcast live to all homerooms daily.