St. Andrew’s wealth of technological resources has helped establish the school as an example of 21st century education. For SAES students to be contributing citizens, they must receive an education rich in technology at all levels and gain the ability to communicate, solve problems and access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to improve learning in all subject area. SAES students acquire lifelong knowledge and skills needed in the 21st century.
The computer lab is equipped with twenty brand new iMac computers, loaded with software ranging from basic to advanced. Students have many opportunities to use the lab during their computer classes each week, but if additional time for research or use is needed during class, students can use one of the available laptop carts. Access to computers and technological instruction provide students with valuable exposure to important computer skills: word processing, Internet research, keyboarding, presentations and more. The development of these skills is an integral part of the technology curriculum.
In addition to access to laptop carts, each classroom boasts a teacher’s computer and a Promethean Interactive Whiteboard. “The incorporation of this technology enables educators to “create, customize and integrate text, images, quizzes and tests, web, video and audio content,” so they can more easily enthrall students and inspire them to both pay attention and participate more readily in their own educations. It also makes it easier to accommodate several different learning styles. It also allows seamless integration of the Internet to the entire classroom, creating a truly “global”, online classroom.”
Students at St. Andrew’s are well equipped with the tools they need to succeed in the ever-changing world of technological