In our Technology Center students have access to a broad spectrum of resources for their educational needs and to encourage reading and learning for special interests, academic enrichment and enjoyment. Three distinct classrooms are contained in this state of the art facility:
Our media center encompasses more than 7,500 volumes, periodicals and reference materials, as well as three computers with access to web-based reference materials. All library books have been leveled according to the Accelerated Reader Program. At Our Lady of Lourdes we have built a reading culture throughout the school and made reading practice more effective for every student using Accelerated Reader quizzes and STAR reading evaluations.
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The newest addition to the tech building has been installed in the library—a full-functioning SMARTboard!
The PC Lab is a state-of-the-art lab outfitted with 24 Pentium 4 multimedia computers for students and one teacher PC. The teacher PC is integrated with a LCD projector for ease of whole class instruction. Each PC is loaded with software to target all grade levels. Various software programs, including a beginning touch-typing program will be used for developing and improving computer skills for the lower grades. The upper grades will use the Microsoft Office software for activities such as writing, multimedia presentations and science projects. In addition, web-based programs like AR (reading quizzes), Education City (math skills), netTrekker (safe web surfing), BrainPop and software programs like Adobe Premier & Photoshop, Inspiration/ Kidspiration keep the students busy in the computer lab!
The newest addition to the computer lab is our video production studio. Students use digital cameras, video cameras and video editing software to produce short videos. The morning announcements will be broadcasted by 8th grade interested students.
The Science Lab utilizes the science station concept with 7 science stations accommodating 4 students each. The lab is well equipped with a 7-head teaching scope, stereoscopes, microscopes, precision balances, dissecting kits, alcohol burners, DC millimeters and glassware. The objective of the lab is to provide each student with significant hands-on experience in experimentation and experience the scientific method of discovery learning. Students can expect to conduct experiments appropriate to their course of study at least once per chapter.