We are all aware “technology” is ubiquitous.; not only in our culture, but in most cultures around the world. As a result, we must educate and prepare our students to be citizens of the world with the ethics, knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in our globally connected world.
To that end, Conwell-Egan Catholic High School has a wireless campus, which allows our educational community to be globally connected.
At CEC we recognize that just as technology as evolved over time, so as the way our faculty and student’s prefer to learn. Some may be visual learners. Others may be auditory, verbal, kinesthetic, logical, social, solitary or any combination. In order to accommodate these varied learning styles, we have been examining resources that are available and that will allow that to happen.
At this time we believe that we have found a resource that will allow our educational community to learn the way they prefer to learn, while at the same time promoting the philosophy of life long learning. That resource is the iPad.
As a result of a successful iPad pilot project, we will be transitioning to an environment that utilizes this technology to support and enhance the educational process. Beginning with the class of 2017, CEC will be supplying each faculty member and student with a 16-gigabyte iPad for their use. In addition, the current sophomore, junior and senior classes are strongly encouraged to be part of our BYOI (Bring Your Own iPad) initiative.
We must remember that while it is important to incorporate technology into the educational process, technology is only a tool. But used responsibly, it is a tool that can support and enhance learning not only in the classroom, but anywhere and at any time.
Chuck Ginter, IT