Salesianum School: Overview
Salesianum School educates and develops the whole person based on the teaching of Saint Francis de Sales, whose spirituality can be summarized in “Live Jesus.”
As an independent Catholic secondary school founded by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in 1903, Salesianum challenges young men through dynamic college preparatory and extracurricular programs to live as Salesian Gentlemen devoted to faith, community and service.
Salesianum educates and develops the whole person in a one-to-one iPad environment. An important part of our mission to “educate and develop the whole person” is preparing students for college and beyond by ensuring they are technologically proficient in an increasingly connected world. The Salesian one-to-one iPad program enhances the academic curriculum providing students with opportunities to build a deeper understanding of the content.
- 21st Century Classrooms: 2016
- 11 classrooms outfitted with wireless projection
- 4 classrooms designated as model classrooms for new furniture
- onCampus: 2015
- Learning Management System (LMS)
- Website that keeps everyone connected
- Access assignments, calendars & important information from where you have wifi
- G Suite: 2015
- Google Apps for Education: Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, YouTube and more!
- Salesianum Technology in Education Program
- Implemented Summer 2014
- Required for all incoming freshmen
- Materials covered:
- Overview of the Responsible Use Policy
- Protecting the educational environment
- Cyberbullying / Digital citizenship
- Foundational applications
- Avoiding temptation: Notifications & iMessaging
- Apple Apps: Learning by doing
- TurnItIn.com + plagarism
- Notability / note taking
- G Suite resources & backing up/storing files
- onCampus + onCampus Attach
- STEP for Parents
- Educational Technology Workshop
- Implemented Fall 2016
- Materials covered:
- onCampus & grade management
- Enabling iPad Restrictions
- Enabling Guided Access
- Tutorials (iBooks)
Salesianum School recommends at least the iPad pro with wifi only capabilities and 64GB storage.
Educational Technology Improvements
“Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought or an event.” - Heidi Hayes Jacobs
what is educational technology to you?
A group of teachers at Salesianum were surveyed about their thoughts on Educational Technology. See their responses below:
- "[Educational technology is] using technology to enhance student learning, using technology to appeal to different types of learners, and using technology to reach higher level thinking skills." - English Teacher
- "Educational technology is an all-encompassing term to describe the intersection between technology and education. It can be used anytime learning (student) or teaching (instructor) occurs with the use of technology." - Social Studies Teacher
- "Using technology in an educational setting to enhance and foster the educational process." - Business Teacher
How is Educational Technology beneficial?
- "It is essential to this generation's learning and lifestyle because using technology is an important tool in every aspect of our lives, using it in an educational setting corresponds to how we obtain information and live our lives." - Business Teacher
- "Anything that can make difficult subjects more accessible, while allowing for the student to fully explore that subject, is beneficial." - English Teacher
- "It allows students to approach new ideas from various angles." - Chemistry Teacher
How do you use educational technology?
- "Testing, assignments, videos for flipping the classroom, bringing online resources into class lectures in real time, having students research answers to questions that come up during class, accessing archived material and media that is online, e-books." - Social Studies Teacher
- "1:1 iPads allow students to do much more in the classroom -- research, collaborate on projects, compose essays, create presentations, access materials, collate responses to prompts, and engage with texts and multimedia sources." - English Teacher