Since its opening in 1956, Central Catholic has strived to have the best and most up to date technology available for its students. Used appropriately, technology can help students to learn more efficiently and effectively.
The technology that is available has changed dramatically over the years but has always helped Central Catholic prepare students for life. The technology of each age helped teachers to be more effective in their teaching and also helped students to acquire skills that were relevent to their era.
Some of the technology in the 1950’s and 1960’s included typewriters, ditto machine, adding machines, slide rule, dictaphone and dictating machines.
In the 1960’s, Central Catholic also had use of a two-way speaker which allowed a student with rheumatic fever attend class remotely while recovering at home. The student was able to remain at home while listening in on her classes. Her classmates helped by carrying the school’s transmitter between classes.
Typewriters continued to be used in the 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s, but new technology in the form of calculators, word processors, copy machines, computers, tapes, headphones, movie projectors, overhead projectors, and slide projectors, to name a few, started to replace the older technology.
In the 1990’s and 2000’s, computer labs were also in high use as many families did not have a computer at home.
Today, Central Catholic uses 1:1 technology so that every student in junior high and high school has an Apple MacBook Air. To continue this long tradition of including cutting edge technology and learning in the classroom, LCSS also plans to rollout 1:1 technology at the elementary level in the 2016-2017 school year.