Technology is utilized in the classroom and lab setting as a tool to enrich the curriculum in the classroom. Keyboarding skills, ethical use of technology and the internet, and general computer skills are taught, with the goal of integrating those skills into the learning process of the student.
St. Gabriel Parish made a significant investment recently in the following technology to enhance and benefit our St. Gabriel Parish School students’ learning experience:
- New student chrome books for grades 2 and 6
- New classroom iPads for grades K4 - grade 1
- Doc cams for the smart boards - NOTE -We are in the process of updating our smartboard to interactive TVs. We hope to equip all classrooms by 2023.
- Webcams are in all classrooms
- Monitors for our teachers’ desks
We were able to make these investments in our school technology due to some unexpected donations the parish received last (2021) fiscal year. St. Gabriel Parish is so very blessed with the generosity and trust placed in us by our parishioners’ and donors’ shared gifts … we are humbled in gratitude.
As a commitment to the longevity of these investments, we implemented a new “Technology Replacement Program”. Going forward, our students will be receiving new Chrome Books in second and sixth grade and the iPads in grades K4, K5, and first grade will be replaced every 3 years. Our teaching Chrome Books will also be replaced every three years.
The “technology fee” has been replaced with the “Technology Replacement Program” invoice. This is an annual amount of $75.00 per student. Your student(s) benefits from the following:
- iPads to use in grades K4, K5, and first for use in the classroom only.
- A new Chromebook in second grade to use through fifth grade. At the end of fifth grade, your student(s) Chromebook is yours to keep.
- A new Chromebook in sixth grade to use through eighth grade. At the end of eighth grade, your student(s) Chromebook is yours to keep.
- Chrome Bookcase.
- Mouse for each new chrome book.
- Securly Filter software on all technology equipment.
- Chromebook and tablet maintenance with loaner replacements.
We are very excited about this aggressive commitment to our student's education at St. Gabriel Parish School.