Technology

St. Dominic Academics
St. Dominic Academics
St. Dominic Academics

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. 

The Technology Curriculum begins in the primary grades with focus on the basics: learning to use the mouse; 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. As the students get older, the curriculum evolves to include digital citizenship, delving into questions such as, “How does your internet behavior make you look?” Students 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. They focus on relevant, real-world projects, including video editing, digital presentations, Internet research, Stop Motion animation, and the fundamentals of website design. Emphasis is on the mastery of Microsoft Office tools, along with cloud computing, coding, 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.