The Seton technology curriculum is aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Peoria Diocese Technology Curriculum. Teachers use a variety of resources to implement these standards. In grades kindergarten through 5th, students use Apple iMac computers in the elementary computer lab. In 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, students operate Windows based Dell computers in the middle school computer lab.
All grade level classrooms are equipped with interactive SmartBoards that are used by teachers and students. Educational software, office applications, creativity and multimedia resources are used appropriately at each grade level. Seton uses mobile devices (Apple iPads and Chromebooks) that bring digital education in to the classroom. The mobile devices are used with the wireless network and contain many educational apps from curricular areas to enhance the students' learning. Middle School students use Google Suite for Education technology tools to produce, publish and collaborate on their work.
The Seton technology curriculum provides a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity. A variety of media and formats are used by students to communicate information and ideas effectively to various audiences. Students apply technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. Technology resources are used for solving problems and making informed decisions to real world problems. Students develop an understanding of ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and its safe use.
Technology has forever changed not only what we need to learn, but the way we learn. Simply being able to use technology is no longer enough. Today's students need to be able to use technology to analyze, learn, and explore. Digital age skills are vital for preparing students for high school, college, workforce training, and life in a technological society.