St. Raphael Catholic School prides itself on its commitment to and implementation of technology. In addition to its full-scale computer lab, you will find state-of-the-art technology is present in the classrooms, learning center, reading lab, library, and school office. Technology is not only an asset, but a necessity for students in the schools of today.
From an early age, St. Raphael students use computers in many learning environments. PC's in the reading and learning resource centers are used during small group phonics and math sessions; library computers are used by students to locate materials for check-out. Additionally wireless hand-held Danas and the Quizdom Interactive Learning System are used in the classrooms to engage students and bring computing capability right to their desks.
Computer learning is incorporated into grade-level curriculum by a full-time technology instructor. In this way, technology enhances and becomes an extension of classroom teaching. The students use Microsoft Office in a variety of ways; Excel is used in science and math for charting, surveys and estimation. Word and Publisher are used in English for writing, booklets, and plays. PowerPoint is used for presentations by students and as an instruction tool by teachers. Inspiration, a webbing program, helps students organize their ideas for projects.