Holy Cross High School has a sixty-year tradition of educating the hearts and minds of our students, but we also understand the need for innovation and adapting to an ever-changing educational landscape. While it is important to be forward-looking in regards to integrating technology with teaching, we also believe it is crucial to make sure we are investing in our students by properly investing in the technologies and programs we incorporate in our classrooms.
Every incoming freshman at Holy Cross is provided with a Google Chromebook to take full advantage of our campus-wide wireless network. Students have immediate access to assignments, assessments, and announcements from teachers, and are able to extend their learning far beyond the physical walls of the classroom. The implementation of Chromebooks and the Google Apps For Education (GAFE) provide our students the advantage to excel at Holy Cross, in college, and beyond.
This foresight by our school allowed both our faculty and students to seamlessly pivot to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, and prevent the education of our students from suffering.
Additionally, Holy Cross becoming a Google School helps continue our advancement of going green, no longer requiring assignments to always be printed out and producing extraneous waste by needing to discard emptied toner cartridges. Most excitingly, every student will have access to a device with a fully functional keyboard that iPads and other tablets lack, making Chromebooks perfect for English class, writing assignments, and research projects.
For more information, contact Ms. Fei-Wen Pirovolikos, Director of Instructional Technology, at (718) 886-7250 x576 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.