Technology

Lacordaire Academy’s technology program provides faculty with the resources to make learning dynamic, engaging and current.  All classrooms in the Academy have Wi-Fi and Internet access, and students in every grade have access to the over 20 classrooms equipped with Smart Board or Smart Panel Technology. Additionally, there are two computer labs and printing stations for our students’ use, and students and faculty have access to iPads, mini iPads, and Chromebooks for daily and project-based learning.  For more information about our STEM/STEAM offerings visit our Technology Page on this website located under Academics.

Lacordaire Academy offers a 1:1 program in which students in grades 9-12 may bring in their own lap tops or tablets and students in grades 7-8 may use Chromebooks. Students in grades 7-8 are trained in how to use Chromebooks, and any student in grade 7-12 may reserve a school Chromebook for use during the day.

Students use technology to research, create and demonstrate knowledge, as well as to share ideas and collaborate with classmates.  Faculty use technology to provide students with the most current resources and information, to engage and excite all kinds of learners, and to teach skills that students need in future educational settings and careers.

Google Apps for Education

Lacordaire uses Google Apps for Education and provides students in grades 5 through 12 with Lacordaire emails.  Students and faculty use Google Apps to share information, create presentation, collaborate on projects, and to reduce paper waste.  Students and faculty receive training on how to use all available tools and resources, such as Classroom, Google Docs, Presentations and Spreadsheets. They learn to blog, post and share information with each other and faculty.

Computer Science Curriculum

Technolgy curriculum is designed to support and extend the learning that occurs in the classroom, as well as to strengthen research, collabation and presenttion skills.

Middle School Computer Science Curriculum

  • Teaches the basics of programming, web design, and creation of innovative apps
  • Implements the 20 Hours of Code Curriculum in addition to participation of Week of Code
  • Instructs students on Google Apps for Education tools, including Google Docs, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Calendar, Classroom and Blogs
  • Provides training and practice with Power Point, Publisher, Word and Excel and comparable Apple tools using iPads and iPad minis
  • Uses free on-line resources, such as Scratch
  • Assists with student produced Laco Leger, quarterly school newspaper, and Yearbook
  • Trains students for Cyber Safety and appropriate use of Social Media
  • Creates awareness of cyber bullying and the dangers of inappropriate uses of technology

 
Lower School Academics

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