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Technology at SFX


The integrated technology program at St. Francis Xavier is well-established; having started our 1:1 program 7 years ago.  Technology skills are taught purposefully through content areas and use of the devices complements student learning standards and objectives in a safe, monitored environment.

Additionally, students in grades K-8 follow a curriculum which fosters growth of strong digital citizenship skills.  Through a Blended Learning model our students are taught to view technology as a tool to enhance their learning while also learning the importance of balancing digital and non-digital skills.  


Our Educational Goals for student devices:

  • Greater individualized learning through online textbooks and resources
  • Further integration of learning of foundational tech tools and skills with academic learning
  • Increased opportunities for students to learn how to collaborate and communicate
  • Use of a device during a lesson is a thoughtful decision made by the teacher 


Our Model: 

  • Each preschool & kindergarten class has an interactive touch panel for use during whole-group instruction.  Kindergarten students are assigned a school-owned iPad which is used by the teachers to enhance their lessons and further differentiate for student needs.  These students are introduced to the iPad as a tool and begin using Seesaw to show their depth of knowledge. Kindergarten students take their iPads home each night. 
  • Students in grades 1-3 are assigned a school-owned iPad.  The "device as a tool" philosophy continues; students will use the application Seesaw to create a digital portfolio to show their depth of knowledge. Students in these grades take their iPads home each night.
  • Students in grades 4-8 are assigned a school-owned Chromebook.  Students in these grades take their Chromebook home each night.  The "device as a tool" philosophy is further built on as students switch devices from iPad to Chromebook.  As a Google Workspace for Education school, our students become proficient in the use of Google Drive: Docs, Sheets and Slides as well as Google Classroom and those skills learned are transferrable to using other work suites and learning management systems.  

  • Our two full-time Technology Coaches work with students and teachers regularly to meet educational goals & objectives and ensure that technology is integrated into our academic curriculum.   

  • We regularly revise our programs and tools to ensure that our students and teachers have up-to-date devices for their use.  


More information is available to parents in their child's device Responsible Use Policy. 


Preschool-Grade 3 Website-Miss Sowa

Grades 4-8 Website-Mrs. Ryan


Contact Mrs. Ryan-Technology Coordinator