Northside Catholic Assumption Academy offers students the following in hardware and web-based programming:
Students in the 1st grade utilize Kindle e-readers to enhance their reading skills many different ways. By improving vocabulary, students will improve their reading comprehension skills and understand more difficult texts. With a Kindle, students will be able to put the cursor on a word they do not know and the definition appears on the screen. With Kindles, students will be more engaged in the reading. Research has shown that engaged students are the students that learn the most. Additional benefits include providing students with more approved children books than is practical in print, reducing photocopying, and relieving the unhealthy weight of student backpacks.
Google Classroom is an all-in-one place for teaching and learning. It is an easy-to-use and tool that helps enrich learning experiences. Google Classroom is used in our middle level grades typically 5th -8th grade. It is used to post assignments and complete quizzes/tests during class. Google Classroom is also the main mode of remote learning, if needed, for our middle level grades.
Seesaw is an interactive learning platform for kindergarten through 4th grade. Students have access to multimodal tools to express and demonstrate their learning. The platform is interactive and allows for teachers to provided comments, likes, and feedback in real-time. Parents also have access to the platform and can use it to view their assignments as well as communicate directly through messaging the teacher.
IXL is a web-based program that has a comprehensive curriculum for ELA and Math. First through eighth grade have access to IXL through a subscription. The program permits teachers to access individualized instruction for students as well as real-time data.
The Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation Service is a web-based and instructor-led writing tool that helps students plan, write and revise their essays. It gives them immediate diagnostic feedback and more opportunities to practice writing at their own pace. The Criterion service gives teachers and principal a comprehensive writing solution to help improve student outcomes by freeing up valuable classroom time to concentrate on higher level writing skills and areas of improvement.
Other technologies used in the classroom:
Teachers at Northside Catholic Assumption Academy utilize Smartboards and Document Cameras for interactive instruction for their students.
Other web-based programs for students include:
- Savvas Realize
- Sadlier Connect
- Read Works
- Learning Ally
- Accelerated Reader