Technology in the Classroom
Technology is changing the way in which we navigate the world. It has changed the way we move through life, and how teachers teach and how our students learn in the classroom. With technology, comes great responsibility and knowledge. Students are challenged to use technology to be more flexible, innovative thinkers and to understand and respect the moral and ethical issues related to their use of technology.
Marin Catholic provides dynamic, effective technology tools to support key curricular and instructional focus, communication and professional development in ways that promote learning for today’s students. Both students and teachers use technology as an essential part of their everyday lives. It affords students an experience they couldn’t otherwise have. It boosts connectivity and engagement. Teachers and students use technology tools that help in discovering new possibilities and ideas. These tools enhance the learning experience for both students and teachers.
Marin Catholic provides a secure network with wireless Internet access everywhere on campus. In addition, all Marin Catholic teachers are provided a MacBook Pro, along with an iPad Pro. Teachers receive ongoing professional development and work closely within their departments to discuss technology in the classroom. Every classroom is equipped with an Apple TV. This allows teachers to use their iPads to stream educational videos, project student work and class lectures.
At Marin Catholic, technology is viewed as a learning tool to acquire knowledge, problem-solve, practice skills, demonstrate understanding, and explore learning in new ways. Marin Catholic has a “Bring Your Own Laptop” Device model. Though we are a “Bring Your Own Laptop” Devices school, Apple laptops are the recommended device, as there are specific eBooks and software programs that are only compatible with an Apple device. Some courses may require additional software that will be discussed on an individual class basis.