Academics


Technology in the Classroom

At Saint 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.

Classroom Technology

All classrooms are equipped with an Epson Interactive Projector and document camera to assist the teacher in delivering instruction and interactive learning experiences.  Each classroom is also equipped with a Swivl Camera which allows teachers to interact with students who are Zooming from home.  The Swivl’s tracking capability “follows” the teacher as he/she moves through the classroom and high quality microphones give our teachers and home learners a more engaging learning experience. At Saint Jude, our students and teachers practice responsible ways to use technology.  Our curriculum focuses on digital citizenship in keeping with our mission to nurture the formation of saints and scholars.

iPads and Chromebooks for Students

Every student at Saint Jude has their own 1:1 technology device.  We have no shared devices. Students use the technology daily  to access learning sites such as MobyMax, IXL, Google (Gmail, Drive, Slides, Sheets, Drawing, & Sites), Seesaw, World Book Online, and many other educational apps that enhance student learning.

  • K-1st: 1:1 iPad - charged at school
  • 2nd: 1:1 Chromebook - charged at school
  • 3th-8th: 1:1 Chromebook - students take home daily for homework & charging

STEM Lab

The newly built STREAM lab is available for students in K-8 to enjoy as they explore, build, and create. They come to the lab once a week during their science time to extend their learning from the classroom in science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and mathematics and become better innovative thinkers and problem solvers. There are open lab times where classes can continue with projects or dive deeper in their learning. There are a multitude of resources to use, such as, a variety of robotics, 3D printers, a greenhouse, recycled materials, a Makerspace, Lego Wedo and Mindstorm kits, and logic games and puzzles.

Technology Class

All students are 1:1 with a device, so the technology teacher travels to each classroom to deliver instruction. Every homeroom has one weekly technology class.  Students will use iPads and/or Chromebooks to complete projects that teach tech skills, reinforce classroom curriculum, and extend student learning. Teachers may schedule additional class times as needed to complete technology projects. Students will also use technology throughout the day as directed by their homeroom teacher or other Specials teacher.