The technology resources at Ursuline Academy have been chosen to seamlessly integrate into the classroom across all disciplines. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and speakers to give teachers the opportunity to enhance lessons and create multimedia presentations. All faculty members are provided with a laptop and an iPad, giving teachers the opportunity to develop interactive lessons, utilize Web 2.0 tools and collaborate through all disciplines. A portable cart equipped with 25 tablets moves through the various departments throughout the day to further enhance technology integration. The Microsoft Office Suite of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher are standard applications on all school equipment.
The Science Wing is equipped with state-of-the-art labs which students utilize to perform hands-on experiments. The scientific method comes alive as students design and conduct experiments while examining the principles of biology, chemistry and physics in action. Data gathering, inquiry, interpretation and reporting are done using a portable wireless laptop cart equipped with probes and print capability.
Robotics programming is another aspect of Ursuline Academy’s technology curriculum. Students are introduced to programming in the lower grades and can continue to advance to more complex levels to include robotics competition. Students in 7th and 8th grade can join the Junior Robotics Club, the Junior Plaids, and high school students participate in Robotics Club, also known as the Robots in Plaid.