St. Paul School strives to strengthen the authentic uses of technology in all facets of the schools' daily operation and
affirm a sense of community both within and beyond the institution through efficient, ethical and creative uses of technological tools. Our initiatives reinforce the school's mission and focus on enriching the learning environment of our students, faculty and staff by supporting the integration of technology in curriculum, keeping abreast of today's technology and planning for tomorrow's challenges.
Technology experiences at St. Paul prepare students to become tech-savvy individuals that employ 21st century skills in
- creativity and innovation;
- communication and collaboration;
- research and information fluency;
- critical thinking,
- problem-solving and decision-making;
- digital citizenship; and
- technology operations and concepts.
These skills identified by ISTE (International Society of Technology Education) are integrated into the course of study to enhance all students' educational experience.
|St. Paul is a Google Apps for Education School
At St. Paul, technology is a tool for learning. In order to reach our goals, we use Google Apps for Education. GAFE provides a hosted solution for our school email, calendar, with an integrated communication and collaboration solution. The core Google Apps for Education suite is described in detail here: Education products page.
Google Apps for Education allows us to explore in a 1:1 computing environment with learning and internet devices available to all students that will enhance their learning of the 21st Century Skills.
Beginning in Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten with Chromebooks in the Creative Learning Center, students begin learning how to use computers and work on their classroom curriculum items with the amazing program called "ABCMouse". Our Kindergartten and 1st grade classes continue their learning with classroom sets of iPads. Our 2nd through 5th graders use Android tablets.
Our students learn technology skills with our program EasyTech (at learning.com), as well as on a number of other web-based programs to gain understanding of the following skills:
• Word processing
• Multimedia production and more
In addition to the Creative Learning Center, there are eight desktop computers in the Clare Pearce Learning Center and as well as one or more desktop computers in each classroom. There are also interactive whiteboards in each area of the school.
As part of our 1:1 Program, each 6th, 7th and 8th grade student receives a Laptop computer for use during his/her three years of Middle School. The students incorporate technology throughout the curriculum to enhance
learning. Every student uses their device to take notes, access Internet resources, podcasts, check the headlines of online newspapers and magazines, refer to web-based textbooks and much more.
Interactive software on each device, provides the students with a collaborative environment for learning. From spreadsheets to digital movies, St. Paul students learn to harness the power of technology to make complex calculations, to analyze scientific experiments, to create websites, and to improve their understanding world language and culture.
Our teachers receive training to incorporate technology effectively into all subjects.