Integration of technology across the curriculum seamlessly enhances instruction and provides feedback for improved learning. The latest Web 2.0 tools promote critical-thinking, collaborative problem-solving, and decision making skills as students and teachers create, share, critique, and collaborate with one another from remote locations.
Students' experiences reach beyond the world of Microsoft and Apple applications into the world of cloud computing utilizing Google Applications for Education, e-books and interactive online books across the curriculum. Students, teachers and staff have the convenience of personal Gmail accounts, online research tools and technology resources that can be accessed at school and home. In addition, teachers and parents utilize the Canvas Learning Management System to organize their digital workflow. Among other things, it is a portal to access assignments and announcements, to submit digital work, to deliver and receive feedback, and to participate in online discussions and online testing.
- 1:1 MacBook Air program for home and school
- Phyllis M. Taylor Maker Lab equipped with 16 MakerBot Replicator 3D printers, an Engraver/Laser Cutter, and a 3D scanner
- Canvas Management System to organize the digital workflow, communication, and feedback
- The world of Microsoft and Apple applications
- The world of cloud computing using Google Applications for Education
- E-books for classes and interactive online books across the curriculum
- 340 iPads for special projects
- Two iMac labs
- Ceiling mounted projectors, smart boards, visualizers in every classroom
- Electronic probes and computerized motion detectors
- 30 electronic databases provided in the library
FACULTY PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Mount Carmel Academy has ensured that the teachers have received diverse training on the effective use of technology. On-line testing, interactive Smart Boards, computerized electronic probes, computerized motion detectors, 3D printers, engraver/laser cutter, and numerous other subject specific programs are made available with training.
Educational technology specialists work with the Information Technology Department to evaluate and plan the training for the faculty and students. Administrators and faculty attend monthly training, as well as conferences annually to learn and carefully select the technology which will engage the teachers and students in interactive learning, critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving, always in a collaborative manner. Providing the student with over 2,000 computers on campus gives them the opportunity to utilize a multi-platform network for student engagement.