School embraces idea of technology advancing education

Kelsey Brester replies to an e-mail pal or e-pal through a school service at St. Joseph Cathedral School. The fifth-grader is able to enjoy the benefits of the work of dedicated parents and volunteers who worked to get current computer equipment for students.

Kelsey Brester replies to an e-mail pal or e-pal through a school service at St. Joseph Cathedral School. The fifth-grader is able to enjoy the benefits of the work of dedicated parents and volunteers who worked to get current computer equipment for students. Photo by Julie Smith.

Hands-on activities, fast-paced lessons, learning games and exploring beyond the textbook are just a few reasons students and instructors alike at St. Joseph Cathedral School are excited to see technology multiplying in their school.

“Five years ago, we had a hodge-podge of donated PCs that may or may not have been on a network,” said Dale Highfill, a member of the school’s technology committee. “We uprooted every computer we had here at school and replaced it.”

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This “technology makeover” came from vigorous fundraising, volunteer hours, grant-writing and attention to needs led by the school’s technology committee.

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