Purpose and Goals of Technology for Teaching and Learning
Our students and teachers participate in a variety of learning opportunities that involve technology and innovation, each sharing the same goals:
- to provide inquiry based learning opportunities for our students.
- to provide equal access to technology and digital tools of the 21st century.
- to provide our students with authentic learning experiences.
- to foster 21st century competencies: critical thinking and problem solving; innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, learning to learn/self-aware and self-directed learning; collaboration; communication; and global citizenship.
Technology in the classrooms
We believe that all children and youth need to be technology literate, whether they’re 3 or 33. Each classroom offers a wide variety of technologies including laptops, iPads and robotics.
iPads offer more diverse methods for delivering instruction and engaging students for learning in the 21st century. All of our students, including Kindergarten students, have access to a variety of technology including the use of iPads.
Learning Commons in secondary schools provide students with the latest in technology including Sphere-O bots and Ozobots, Green screens, GoPro cameras and 3D printers.
Access to Student Use Devices – Technology Carts
A variety of technology is used at Sudbury Catholic to assist students with special needs to allow them every opportunity for learning success. This includes iPads, computers, FM Sound Systems, smartboards, SMART tables, and a variety of specialized equipment. Assistive technology is used by individuals with exceptionalities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Sudbury Catholic Schools acknowledges that technology can be used as a powerful tool to assist students with special needs.
At all Sudbury Catholic schools, there is a bank of shared devices for student use. Our schools and students have access to MacBook Carts, NetBooks, iPads, and iPods.
Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D.)
At all Sudbury Catholic Secondary Schools, wireless internet is available for all students who wish to bring their own technology devices to school – to assist with lessons, research and planning. Students are encouraged to bring their devices daily to connect and better enhance and support their learning opportunities.