Saint Dominic School is a leader in the use of technology to promote viable learning for the 21 st Century. Students are instructed in a curriculum aligned to national technology literacy standards in a fully-equipped computer lab. Additional computers and peripherals are available in each classroom and in the Library/Media Center. A wireless data network is available throughout the school, and school-wide access to the Internet is provided through a broadband connection with content-filtering software. Several mobile wireless labs with iPads and laptop computers are available to support instruction.
A 1:1 iPad program for eighth grade students allows for the access of digital textbooks and to create presentations, conduct research, and work collaboratively across all disciplines. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards that facilitate presentations to the entire class. These “SMART Boards” are touch-sensitive and allow handwriting in electronic ink as well as the display of digital data. In addition, a wide array of educational technology is available to each class, including iPods, handheld interactive response systems, digital microscopes and scientific probes, and digital cameras and camcorders. Students use an in-house television studio to produce daily newscasts that are then broadcast to every classroom via a closed-circuit TV system. Saint Dominic School also uses a high-end videoconferencing system for global collaboration, interactive presentations and virtual field trips.