Catholics have a rich history in the world of technology. The first American to receive a PhD in Computer Science was a Catholic nun by the name Sr. Mary Kenneth Keller. It is in her spirit we here at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy are constantly working to ensure our students have the best available to them.
There is no denying that in the 21st century we must prepare children and adolescents to be computer literate. In the last year we have made the step forward by ensuring we are one to one for iPads to students. This year we are still improving and working to always have the latest apps and have an increase of technology integration in our lessons.
This Giving Tuesday to December 10th we are looking to fundraise for new interactive screens in each classroom. Our goal is small right now, starting off with $10,000 to replace our oldest SMARTboards. Interactive boards, such as the SMARTboards we have, will allow us to further model to our students how to work with the Google Apps, integrate interactive whole class lessons, ensure notes are visible even to those far in the back, and use our own interactive textbooks online as we teach. The only way this will be accomplished is if we have our community’s support. From parents to alumni, we must work together to ensure our school continues to serve our students the very best it can and continue the tradition of Catholic Education and its role in the advancement of technology.
Please give to our cause this Thanksgiving and Advent Season by donating to our Giving Tuesday Cause! Share with your loved ones our cause by sharing our cause across your social media! Thank you in advance for your generosity and God bless you this season!