Tablet PC Program
At McAuley, each student has her own Tablet PC. McAuley's Tablet PC program combines the best aspects of a traditional education with the technological skills that our students will need to be successful in the future. At McAuley, we believe that technology in the classroom must be fully integrated into how we teach. We've made a commitment for over ten years to continually upgrade our technology infrastructure and train teachers to use technology to make education come alive in their classrooms.
- The Tablet PC is an all-purpose, cutting-edge device; it uses innovative educational programs such as DyKnow, Geometer Sketchpad, Photoshop, and Movie Maker to create and exchange information as never before.
- McAuley students have access to online textbooks (which include interactive and supplementary resources as well as open source materials) all the time and do not have to carry overloaded backpacks.
- Staying connected through a uniform and consistent communication network benefits our students by offering them online class discussions and study sessions in the evenings. This gives them the ability to collaborate with one another in group assignments, and makes it easier for them to access and submit class work they miss in the event of illness.
- McAuley students organize all of their class activities, notes, homework, and projects on the Tablet PC with One Note, virtually eliminating the need for paper and notebooks.
- Foreign Language students learn perfect listening and speaking skills using Audacity.
- The Tablet PC can be used as a traditional laptop with a keyboard, but also has a screen that will accept pen and touch input.
- Every part is replaceable; most repairs are handled in house, so the Tablet PC is quickly returned to the students; loaners are available for students to use while their Tablet PC is being repaired.
- McAuley’s faculty and staff are devoted to teaching our students how to use this technology. Our faculty members have been working with the Tablet PC/Laptops for 12 years—they are experts. They have embraced the importance of incorporating technology into their classes so that our graduates will transition into college and work environments far ahead of the general population.