LEARNTechnology and STEAM
ST. ANN Technology and STEAM
St. Ann Catholic School considers technology an essential component of education in the 21st Century. The goal of technology use is to integrate it into the learning process. Students are given the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and develop skills that are essential to success in both the real and virtual world environments. They also learn to problem solve and play roles in a global community where knowledge and information are expanding exponentially.
The St. Ann 1:1 Chromebooks are equipped with 25 desktop machines, and an instructor’s machine all connected to the Internet. Students learn typing and the fundamentals of coding. The whole building is equipped with Wi-Fi.
The upper block students utilize 30 Google Chromebooks for classroom instruction. Teachers use Google Classroom to engage students even when they’re not at school.
Lower grades have access to iPads for added instruction and practice and every St. Ann student receives a subscription to IXL for both Math and ELA enrichment, accessible at school and at home.
Phase 1 of our “Crusader Create-Space” was just completed. This dedicated space will have tools, such as a 3d printer, drill press, sewing machine, soldering station, and die-cut machine for student use. This will better enable teachers to use cross-curricular projects to help students integrate their knowledge of science, technology, and math, using engineering methodologies. Knowledge of these tools and methodologies will serve students in the future.