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iPads Encourage Children to “Think Differently”

iPads Encourage Children to “Think Differently”

| January 20, 2012

Several schools across the diocese have used Program Enhancement Grants or other fund­ing to purchase iPads, iPods and other state-of-the-art technology to enhance curriculums. Teachers were the first to explore the educational options available through these popular methods of technology and now are immersing students in an interactive, collaborative environment rich in multi­-media content and educational possibilities that seem to […]

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Cyber Safety/Ethics Curriculum Educates Digital Natives

Cyber Safety/Ethics Curriculum Educates Digital Natives

| January 20, 2012

Caroline K. Reff Even some of the youngest in our Catholic schools can amaze us with their abilities to surf the internet, download a video or send a text. It’s second nature for these “digital natives” who were raised with computers in their homes and classrooms and cell phones and iPads at their fingertips. Clearly, there are widespread […]

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Schools Develop New Web Sites

Schools Develop New Web Sites

| January 20, 2011

As part of a diocesan-wide initiative to provide the Syracuse Catholic community with up-to-date news and information, the Catholic Schools Office recently began implementation of new web sites for all of the schools. The project is part of Superintendent Christopher Mominey’s commitment to providing cost effective and strategically sound technology and technology services to all […]

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$75,000 Donation Brings Science to Life at Notre Dame

$75,000 Donation Brings Science to Life at Notre Dame

| January 20, 2011

By Jim Jones Notre Dame Junior/Senior High School students received a great surprise that is bringing state-of-the-art technology to both the biology and chemistry laboratories at the Utica-area school. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Notre Dame school community recently received a donation of $75,000, which allowed for the purchase of the […]

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MyStudentsProgress to Further Communication, Keep Parents Informed

MyStudentsProgress to Further Communication, Keep Parents Informed

| January 20, 2011

By Claudia Mathis When the 2010-2011 school year began, the diocesan elementary schools and three of the five diocesan high schools began to utilize a new web-based student information system called MyStudentsProgress.com. By processing pertinent student information, the computer program facilitates communication among teachers, parents and admin­istrators, while also helping administrators better manage their schools. […]

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Cyber Security Education Prepares Students for Challenges of Cyber World

Cyber Security Education Prepares Students for Challenges of Cyber World

| January 20, 2011

By Jennifer Balog The “cyber world” touches our lives every day, as we purchase products and services on the Internet, communicate via email, navigate social networking sites, seek information and perform our jobs. The cyber world is now and is here to stay. While cyber attacks by viruses, the vulnerabilities of computer networks, and the […]

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Distance Learning Begins a New Era of Technology for Diocesan Schools

Distance Learning Begins a New Era of Technology for Diocesan Schools

| January 20, 2010

By Jennifer Balog This fall as bells rang though the halls of Rome Catholic School (RCS) and Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School in E. Syracuse, a new era of innovative learning began — distance learning via video-conferencing. The concept of distance learning is not new, but advancements in technological media and the desire to expand […]

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SchoolReach Technology Improves Communication, Alerts Parents to Emergencies

SchoolReach Technology Improves Communication, Alerts Parents to Emergencies

| January 20, 2010

By Caroline K. Reff This is David Friedlander, principal of Trinity Catholic School. Due to forecasted severe lake effect snow, we will be dismissing students at noon today. Living in one of the snowiest areas in the nation, parents of Trinity Catholic School students in Oswego hear a similar message several times each winter. But […]

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Seriously Scientific

Seriously Scientific

| January 20, 2010

During a science class at St. John the Evangelist School in Binghamton, sixth graders use PASCO temperature probes and specialized software to analyze temperature change occurring during exothermic and endothermic reactions.

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Robotics Recharge Math/Science Skills

Robotics Recharge Math/Science Skills

| January 20, 2010

At Immaculate Conception School in Fayetteville, students can participate in a robotics program, where they work to resolve real-world engineering challenges by designing, building and programming LEGO-based autonomous robots. As part of the annual First LEGO League Challenge, IC students put their team-building and presentation skills to the test by competing against others from around […]

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