St. Dominic students in Grades K through 8 participate in an innovative, cross-curricular Information Technology course. In addition, the school’s technology instructor works closely with teachers to ensure that technology is integrated seamlessly into the students’ content learning, and the students' content learning is integrated into the technology lessons.
In the Primary grades, the Technology Curriculum focuses on the basics: learning to use the mouse; basic keyboarding; and ways to safely navigate the Internet. The students begin to learn coding and use technology to support their budding math and literacy skills.
The Junior High curriculum shifts to leadership and digital citizenship, delving into questions such as, “How does your internet behavior make you look?” Students in the middle grades learn to use Microsoft Office, Cloud Storage, Email communication, and Interactive tools, along with basic typing, research techniques, and how to use graphics in presentations. Junior High students focus on relevant, real-world projects, including making digital presentations, using the Internet to research prospective high schools, and the fundamentals of website design. Emphasis is on the mastery of Microsoft Office tools, along with cloud computing, coding, Google Drive, and web-based communications.
The school is 100% committed to maintaining the infrastructure necessary to support new and emerging technologies. In addition to Interactve Boards and Wifi in every classroom, the school offers an impressive computer lab as well as iPads, laptops and Kindles for student use. The school will have one-to-one technology for grades 5-8 by the 2017-2018 school year. Students utilize resources such as Google Classrooms and Skype distance learning modules to enhance and accentuate learning experiences.