Integrated Technology

At SMM School, we understand that technology is a big part of our students' lives. Therefore, we have partnered with Microsoft and Apple to create an educational environment and programs that make our students more excited about learning.

In addition to a computer lab, all classrooms are equipped with a Smart board or an interactive TV and have access to Mobile iPad® Carts, Chromebooks, and Apple Connect. 

 

Educators

Our educators are provided with an iPad and a computer for education collaboration and sharing. Special apps allow teachers to manage student device usage while in class. Teachers participate in ongoing professional development internally. Additionally, teachers are equipped with online grade connect, email and teacher web pages for students and families.

 

Students

Preschool through Grade 3 students have access to iPads on a daily basis for use in the classroom for specific lesson plans, activities or assignments. 

 

Grades 4-8 students will participate in a 1:1 Chromebook Program where students will utilize Google Classroom for the integration of technology across the curriculum. 

 

Grade 6-8 (E-Books): The revised Social Studies program will be an E-Book Program from McGraw Hill~ConnectED.  An interactive web-based program that will enhance both instruction and learning in many ways.

The new English Language Arts Program “Journeys”  in Grades K-6 has online reading resources that supplement their classroom instruction.  These leveled readings will be accessible on their I-Pads or any computer with access to the internet.

IXL MATH:  

Children in grades 1 through 8 utilize an online interactive Math program called IXL.

This is a multi-dimensional approach to learning which keeps the students excited about math and, more importantly, ensures that they retain all of the skills they master throughout the year. It offers unlimited, unique questions to make practice engaging and provides adaptable skill levels to support and encourage the students, fun awards to keep them motivated, and detailed parent reports so they, too, can stay in-the know. 

 

Achieve 3000:

Students in grades 2-8 supplement the Language Arts Program with this on-line individualized program that aids and reinforces critical literacy skills while the rich Strategic Curriculum builds and supports content-area knowledge and academic vocabulary with courses aligned to Pennsylvania’s science and social studies standards.

 

Parents
SMM Parents utilize Option Which provides access to grades, assignments, and student progress. option C in also used to communicate messages via email, mobile texts and phone calls to alert parents of important news or announcements..

 

Support Staff

SMM technology is monitored and maintained by an on-site technical support as needed. iPads are wirelessly managed with device management solutions that allows us to quickly respond to requests, push content, lock devices or turn off apps or functionality as needed. Plus, our technology is updated annually.

Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School, an active ministry of Saint Mary Magdalen Parish in the Diocese of Philadelphia & the Holy Catholic Church. We exist to impart and promote our Catholic faith to future generations.

We provide a high quality Catholic educational setting in which our students and their families

can integrate Gospel values in daily living.

 

2430 North Providence Road | Media, PA 19063

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