Technology at SFA

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Technology in the Classroom
Click below for a sample of student created projects! 

8th GRADE STUDENT PERSPECTIVE on Technology! 
SFA Technology by Phillippe and Sophie (6th Grade Students) 

2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR - SFA IS GOING 1:1 with all students!


In the past months, SFA has been enthusiastically preparing not only our campus, but also our teachers for the 1:1 technology initiative!  Projects completed thus far:  

  • SmartBoards in classrooms from 2nd - 8th grades
  • i-Pad Minis at pre-kindergarten through 3rd Grade
  • Individual MacBook Air Laptops for all teachers
  • Individual MacBook Air Laptops for All STUDENTS Grades 4-8  (6th-8th Graders take theirs home, 4th & 5th keep at school)
  • Updated Wireless Infrastructure was laid throughout the school in the summer of 2016
  • School Mangagement System (Schoology) to access assignments, calendar, grades, and communications grades Pk – 8

Professional development for our teachers:

  • Participation in Lausanne Summer Laptop Institute
  • Apple Training Sessions
  • iSchool Initiative professional development
  • St. George's Independent School - Technical Institute
  • PDS Martin Institute
  • Christian Brothers University / High School STEM Training
  • Teacher Training and Visits to Apple Distinguished Schools
  • Teacher Technology Tuesdays


St. Francis School employs technology throughout the campus and curriculum 
to maximize the learning experience for the students, support the faculty and staff, improve communications amongst parents, faculty and staff, and in general streamline the operations of the school.  The school’s local area network connects the approximately 290 on-campus computers and servers.
Some of our Facilities

 

  • SmartBoards in classrooms from 2nd - 8th grades
  • i-Pad Minis at pre-kindergarten through 1st grade
  • Three Laptop Carts containing 25 MacBook Air laptops at 6th - 8th grades
  • Individual MacBook Air Laptops for all middle school teachers
  • Wireless Infrastructure was laid in the middle school building and front office suite in the Summer of 2014
  • Lower School Computer Lab (26 computers)
  • Middle School Computer Lab (27 computers)
  • All-School Computer Lab (27 computers)
  • Library (15 computers)
  • Virtually all Kindergarten – 8th grade classrooms, Labs and the Library have Ceiling Mounted Multimedia LCD Projectors
  • 3 Multimedia LCD Projector and Laptop Portable Carts
  • Virtually all Kindergarten – 5th grade, some 6th – 8th grade, and all Plus classrooms provide several student computers each
  • Digital Presenters (document cameras) in all Kindergarten – 5th grade, 7th grade Science, Middle School Art, and all Plus classrooms
  • Student Response (clicker) system for use in 8th grade Science classroom
  • WeatherBug Weather Station and Weather Camera
  • 25 Robots and Related Programming Facilities for use by 5th - 8th grade Science Classes

 Some of our ApplicationstouchScreen class

  • Accelerated Reader
  • Discovery Streaming Video
  • BrainPOP
  • Star Reading Level Assessment
  • IXL and ALEKS Mathematics Assessment and Learning System
  • Google Classroom Applications
  • Follett Library System
  • AdministratorsPlus School Database System
  • IRIS Emergency Notification System
  • Security Cameras
  • Perimeter Access Control

Edline - Connecting the School and the Families
The Edline website is used to securely post information for students and parents:

  • Separate parent and student accounts are provided.
  • 3rd – 8th grade student’s grades are uploaded weekly to Edline for parents to view.
  • 3rd – 8th grade student assignments are posted by the individual teachers.
  • All grades provide weekly newsletters and other relevant information posted by the individual teachers.
  • 5th – 8th grade student accounts include a File Locker that allows documents to be safely transferred online between home and school so students can do work at home.