Hello! I am the STEM/Technology director at St. Brigid school and have taught technology for over 19 years. I am an adjunct instructor at Clark State Community College and a Google Level II Certified Educator. I am working on my master’s degree in Classroom Technology at Bowling Green State University and have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University and an associate’s degree in Administrative Support from University of Northwestern Ohio.
St. Brigid School is very proud of its advancements and opportunities within the field of educational technology. St. Brigid technology has rapidly advanced through the years, and is a valuable resource in promoting a solid Catholic education to students.
St. Brigid technology includes 3D Printer, Cue Robots, Chromebooks, iPads, Cleverboards, and Smartboards. Our technology allows teachers and students to utilize various online tools. St. Brigid online tools include Google for Education Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Classroom), Quizlet, Kahoot, Prodigy Game, Facts4Me, XtraMath, Renaissance Place, ThinkCentral, Pearson Realize, HMH, RAZKids and many more online resources. St. Brigid staff and students can access Google for Education anywhere, anytime and on any device.
St. Brigid technology includes computer science for students in grades 3-8. Students work with block coding in code.org. Students learn to problem solve, design and program using block coding. Students in grade 7 will complete the computer science program for code.org which will lead to creating an app. Students in grade 8 will using block coding and Java Script with the Cue robot.
This year we are introducing our new 3D printer. Students in the middle school grades will work through the engineering design process to complete 3D models. Students are very excited about this new opportunity.
One of the most important aspects of St. Brigid technology program is Digital Citizenship for grades K-8. Today students are exposed to technology tools earlier than previous generations. Students need to learn to stay safe and be responsible citizenship when online. Mrs. Rudd uses Common Sense Media for the digital citizenship program at St. Brigid school. This program covers many areas of digital citizenship including cyberbullying. Common Sense Media contains information for parents too.
St. Brigid School is dedicated to the mission of teaching within the Catholic Church, and the schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, by creating an educational environment to prepare students for the future in faith formation, academics achievement, and personal growth through the use of emerging technologies.
St. Brigid School envisions a school that promotes technology use and integration within the curriculum. St. Brigid School aims to integrate technology according to appropriate grade levels in order to prepare and enhance student learning, now and in the future. Additionally, St. Brigid School envisions updating and enhancing all technological components, for students, faculty and stakeholders, to carry forth the vision of technological learning.