Technology, STEM & Robotics
Technology is an integral part of the Nativity Catholic School educational program. Chromebooks, Chrome tablets, Activpanels, iPads, touch screen computers, and document cameras are among the many technology resources used every day by students and teachers further developing digital literacy in the classroom. Further, our teachers receive training on how to use digital technology for purposes of instruction and student learning in the content areas. For example, the faculty received online training in G Suites for Education, Classflow, and 21st Century Learning Through the 4Cs.
All students in grades K – 8 work 1:1 on Chromebooks to access and submit projects, class assignments, and tests through the use of Google Classroom. Students and teachers use Google G Suite for Education as a digital tool to enhance student learning and to integrate technology into the curriculum.
A fully-equipped, innovative Makerspace room is used weekly by each class. Students in Grades K-8 have the opportunity to design solutions to real-world science and technology challenges using materials and equipment available to them. They develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while building meaningful relationships with their peers.
The Media Center is used for the Robotics program. All students in grades K-8 are able to work with various kinds of robots and learn computer coding. A 3D printer is available for use and students have been able to create and print 3D designs.
A student-led broadcast occurs every morning. Students are responsible for creating, planning and executing the morning announcements, including the mission statement, daily weather report, the Pledge of Allegiance, school happenings and fun facts.