The students at St. Elizabeth Area Catholic School use technology for everything from desktop publishing to scanning themselves in and out with QR codes when they have to leave the classroom. Much of it is done on equipment made possible by grants from the Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan.
“There are a lot of things that wouldn’t happen here without the support of the Foundation,” Principal Gabbie Marguery said. “The fifth- through eighth-graders do the yearbook on computers. The third-graders are doing video editing. Even the kindergartners are doing videos.”
This early experience with technology pays big dividends down the road, Marguery said, positioning kids for a wide variety of careers.
“These kids are going to go out, when they get to college, knowing what this kind of technology is like.”