St. Mary’s Catholic School embraces the use of technology in the curriculum and classroom. Through a donor and the Lincoln Diocese, all Catholic schools have technology located throughout the school.
When talking about technology, St. Maximillian Kolbe once said “good people need to use it for the glory of God.” It’s that idea of good people using good technology for the greater good that serves as one of the principles of the Lincoln Diocesan Technology Initiative. The Education Technology Initiative started in 1996 through the generosity of longtime Lincoln residents Tom and Rhonda Peed. Since its founding, the initiative has worked to supply state-of-the-art technology to diocesan schools and institutions as a way to improve the education process, enhance curriculums, and assist teachers and school administrators throughout the Lincoln Diocese with their missions to provide students with an education that brings them closer to God.
That’s no small undertaking! The initiative currently works to support and supply more than 8,500 users throughout 32 Catholic schools in the Lincoln Diocese with desktop and laptop computers, servers, SMART Boards, and iPads and other tablet computers, as well as software and training to make the technology come alive for our students and teachers!
As part of the technology initiative, students have regular exposure to technology such as computer labs, keyboarding, library automation, and creative learning scenarios. Teachers and administrators each have their own laptop for use with electronic gradebooks, videos and other educational resources.