St Francis Xavier has two libraries to better serve the students’ needs: the computer lab/media library and the study library.
Use of technology in daily instruction is encouraged and supported at our school. Aside from the use of a classroom computer and projector, 30 Google Chromebooks will be available for use in grades 2-8. Teachers will reinforce student learning and technology skills in all academic areas through the use of these devices.
Computer Lab/Media Library Computer Lab
The computer lab had a complete upgrade. All the computers were upgraded to Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2010. A large number of support software has been installed to help the students learn, be creative and enjoy their research time.
Typing Instructor Platinum for Kids
Corel Painter 12
CorelDRAW Graphic Suite 5x
Corel Video Studio 4
Microsoft Office 2010 Student
Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Teachers
This library provides for small groups to research and a quiet place for 1:1 testing and tutoring. The library has a collection of children’s literature books, reference, bibliographies, and TV used for educational movies, and series.
Currently, the library is being upgraded to include new computers, and digitalizing the current collection of VHS and DVD materials to allow for more efficient use throughout the SFX network.