Mary Immaculate School places great emphasis on utilizing modern technology to enhance the learning process. A solid grasp of technology skills is fostered and students follow an Acceptable Use Policy to promote safe and ethical use of the Internet and all other technologies. Technology has become an essential part of daily life and we incorporate cutting-edge technology to enrich the ways in which our teachers teach and our students learn:
A fully equipped computer lab is available for teachers and students. All grades have a weekly lab time, and 4th to 8th grade students have access to the lab prior to the start of the school day for assistance with their multimedia presentations and classroom projects. In addition to learning Microsoft Office Suite applications, students learn keyboarding, coding and web design. In addition each grade has age appropriate lessons in safe computing derived from the Common Sense Digital Citizenship curriculum.
Classrooms are equipped with portable laptops and projectors, enabling teachers and students to access the Internet, multimedia sites and use programs such as Power Point and Inspiration for instruction and presentation. Individual classrooms also have desktop computer stations and/or laptop computers for students to use for research and Accelerated Reader testing.
All K-6th classrooms feature interactive whiteboards, projectors and digital cameras to make learning engaging and interactive. 80" touch-sensitive interactive screens in the 7th and 8th grade classrooms are the most recent addition.
Twelve laptop computers in the school library provide full access to research materials under the guidance of classroom teachers and the librarian. In addition there are two 30 laptop rolling carts available for checkout by any classroom.
There are two iPad labs on wheels, each containing 30 iPads. These can be checked out by teachers for student use in all classrooms. In addition, all classrooms from Kindergarten to 5th grade have a classroom set of 5 or 6 iPads.
Renweb's ParentWeb provides parent information on individual student progress.
Modern web tools, resources, and a robust wireless network expands and supports the world of learning for our students.