Technology (“science of craft”, from Greek τέχνη, techne, “art, skill, cunning of hand”; and -λογία, -logia) is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.
Technology at St. Francis Xavier means more than just the practical application of knowledge. It means providing students with the opportunity to explore and discover in a safe environment, while learning that the skills they acquire can be applied to make the world a better and happier place.
St. Francis Xavier strives to provide students with a diversity of experiences related to technology in the classroom and lab, including:
Simple 3D design using TinkerCAD
Simple electronics using Makey Makey
A project-based STEM class for students, integrating Math and Science curriculum
An after school Makerspace, focused on projects like Game Design, 3D Printing, and Simple Robotics
St. Francis also provides students with a diversity of devices on campus:
Mac-mini Tech Lab, used primarily by Junior High
iPad Carts provided to Kindergarten to 5th grade for in class usage
Chromebooks provided to Junior High for in class usage
For information concerning Technology @ SFX, please email Russell Brandon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
St. Francis Xavier Elementary School participates in E-rate funding provided by the FCC and USAC. The universal service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as the E-rate Program, helps ensure that schools and libraries can obtain high-speed Internet access and telecommunications at affordable rates.