The Technology Department has an ever-increasing importance in the academic life at Saint John Vianney High School.
The team is responsible for maintaining the school network, training the students, faculty, and staff on the software titles and equipment held by the school. They are also instrumental in assisting with technology integration into the our school's curriculum. As a self-maintainer site for our tablet vendors the majority of Tablet repairs are done on site.
The faculty and students have entered into the Age of Technology over the last six years with amazing vision and fortitude. Since our pilot year (2004-2005) of the Tablet PC Program, each of the succeeding freshmen classes has eagerly entered into SJV’s 1-1 computer environment. Concentrating on in-services for the faculty that prepared them to operate the tablets, projection devices, sound systems, and SmartBoards marked the first order of business. Software training on their electronic gradebook, webpage creation, PowerPoint use, and curriculum-based digital resources has also been offered. Curriculum enhancements are occurring each year, with textbook companies offering more and more digital resources to support their printed media.
Each classroom has been retrofitted with a projection device, VCR-DVD, and sound system. Whiteboards have replaced chalkboards in the front of each classroom. The process of having the projection devices installed in the ceilings of classrooms has begun. SmartBoards have been installed in all of the mathematics, science, and technology classrooms. These departments have been in-serviced and are working together to strengthen their SmartBoard skills.
Teachers have realized that students love to use technology! They are taking advantage of this enthusiasm to integrate technology into their curriculum. The SmartBoards offer the teacher a means to show a visual presentation, have the students enhance it, let the teacher save the presentation, and then post it to their webpage for future reference by the class and those students that may have been absent for the lesson.
Parents and students are enjoying 24-7 access not only to teachers’ Blackboard curriculum information, but to grades and attendance records through PowerSchool.
Yes, we have been hit by the Information Age and are all learning, growing, and becoming digital learners and instructors!
Verizon’s FIOS is our Internet gateway. Saint John Vianney High School has embraced the Internet’s power and versatility for its current and prospective community members. To maintain the safety of our students, our school is CIPA compliant.