Technology is a key aspect of both our teaching methods and student learning.
Today, differentiated instruction at St. John Bosco Catholic School takes place in technology-infused classrooms. For our littlest learners, the preschool program features SMART Table collaborative learning centers; a school-wide iPad program includes 1:1 use in junior high in addition to portable carts containing classroom sets of iPads.
Students at St. John Bosco use technology as a tool to enhance their learning and to help them express ideas, make inquires, solve problems, and collaborate with others. All classrooms are equipped with SMART Board technology. A school-wide Chromebook and iPad program, which includes one-to-one Chromebook use in junior high, grade level sets for K-5 and an iPad cart for preschool. Our technology deployment creates dynamic learning experiences. In addition, campus events are held for students to experience hands-on opportunities in digital learning, learn about careers in technology and the fundamentals of computer science through “Connect with Code” instructional sessions.
As part of the effort to effectively use technology in the learning environment, St. John Bosco conducts Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing, a computer adaptive assessment test for 3rd to 8th graders as a digital tool to build curriculum around individualized learning.
Our students produced this morning announcement video using their computers, video recorders, a green screen and other equipment in our media room, along with technical skills they're learning in the classroom.
Our media includes 3D printers, Apple TV, a green screen and computers in a classroom designed for collaboration. Students have group projects that allow them to learn to work as a team and enjoy creative development together.
Students designed and created their own pocket rosaries using CAD programs and 3D printers. The rosaries were later blessed at a school Mass.