Technology

Technology-Enhanced LearningSt. Rita School believes technology is an integral part of a student's educational experience. We integrate educational and information technologies into the academic environment. Referred to as technology-enhanced learning, St. Rita teachers incorporate the use of technology into their students’ daily curriculum. Our technology program also focuses on improving student’s technical proficiency and prepares them to use technology effectively and safely.

Each classroom is equipped with ACTIVboards. Students in PreK-3 have iPad sets in the classroom. Students in 4th-8th grade participate in St. Rita’s 1:1 Chromebook program, and receive an Acer Chromebook to use in school. Junior High students take them home to use for school assignments. St. Rita is a Google Education School and students use their Chromebook for note taking, reading textbooks online, and research. Plus, teachers use Google Classroom to enhance learning! Students use Google Docs, Sheets, Draw, Sites, Forms and Slides for their school work.

The Library in the Primary Building has 30 Chromebooks to be used during class time.

Students attend Computer Lab once a week for formal instruction. We follow the Ohio Learning Standards for Technology. Students are trained in using digital learning tools as well as safe online citizenship. The Computer Lab contains 24 computers with 22” flat-screen monitors. We emphasize the importance of responsibility in regards to the use of the Internet as outlined in our Acceptable Use Policy. Simply put, those students who choose to ignore our policies will lose the privilege of using either the computers or the Internet for a time determined by the Administration. Responsible Internet use and the safety of our students are at issue here, and the consequences for unacceptable behavior will be IMMEDIATE and NONNEGOTIABLE. We value our student’s online safety and privacy and strive to be CIPA and COPPA compliant. Finally, St. Rita students are permitted to bring their own electronic reading device to school with a signed permission slip from their parents. Games and Apps contained on personal electronic reading devices are not permitted during school hours.