St. Francis School provides a 21st century learning environment for all students. Technology enriches both teaching and learning. Both students and teachers have access to hardware and software that makes interactive and productive learning a daily experience.
As a 1-1 school, St. Francis provides devices for each student during the day for instruction, including the following:
- Grades K-2 have iPads for each student
- Grades 3-6 have Chromebooks for each student
- Grades 7-8 have Macbooks for each student
In addition, the school provides:
- A state of the art wireless network throughout the entire school
- Activeboards in each classroom for instruction and presentations
- iBooks available for classroom use
- iPads for primary grade use
- Scanners, digital cameras, and printers available throughout the school
- Elmo projection cameras in all classrooms
- Software such as MS Word, MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint, Inspiration, Kidspiration
- BrainPOP interactive learning modules
- A computer lab with 25 desktop computers.
St. Francis School is a Google Apps for Education School. Each child is given a Google sign-in and an in-house email account. On occasions, lessons are presented or completed using Google Slides and Google Docs.
All classes are scheduled to work in the computer lab once a week with instruction provided by our computer teacher. The Diocese of Cleveland Technology Curriculum Guide for grades K-8 guides the instruction.
Internet safety and acceptable use of technology is taught in all grades.
For more information on internet safety, please review our Internet Safety for Parents document.