Technology

1:1 Computing With iPads

Technology at Xaverian strives to support the primary educational mission of the school while preparing our students in an ever more interconnected, online world. Technology is used throughout the curriculum to enhance communication and reinforce basic skills needed in personal and professional life.

Xaverian has been a leader in the one-to-one computing platform, providing each student with an iPad, as well as providing MacBook Airs to each of our faculty. All of our classrooms have AppleTV and Smartboards that allow our teachers to access content from around the globe in seconds while being able to provide our students not only with current events but breaking news. We have redesigned our web presence to further facilitate collaboration among our students, their parents, and our faculty and are making use of such tools as Naviance for the college application process and NetClassroom for parents to access their child’s grades, and many other such sites that allow shared discussion, team building, and a desire for knowledge for life.

Xaverian’s technology is also designed to support ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students, NETS.

Technology Infrastructure Highlights

  • Each student is equipped with an iPad
  • WiFi access throughout the school building with appropriate web filters
  • Classrooms equipped Apple TVs  
  • The auditorium and computer labs facilitate collaboration and presentation of student work and faculty instruction 
  • Use of social media engages in lessons engages students

Learning Resources

Xaverian offers a plethora of resources and online tools to help students make the grade. They are easy to access and use and available to help with coursework and research projects. All account and login information may be obtained from the AP for Academics or Dean of Faculty.

List of 5 items.

  • 1. QUESTIA

    is an online library of books and articles as well as an entire reference set complete with a dictionary, encyclopedia, and thesaurus . It also includes digital productivity tools for highlighting text, taking notes, and generating footnotes and bibliographies. Every current student and faculty member has an account. Once you have logged on you may create your own unique username and password.
  • 2. EBSCOHost

    is a collection of databases that provide premium online information resources and research tools. We currently have eight different databases that can be useful for both students and teachers.
  • 3. SIRS

    is an online interface that provides integrated access to quality internet resources, documents, and full text articles from thousands of U.S. and international publications. The SIRS database includes:
    • Knowledge Source: targeted resources for student research
    • Renaissance: current perspectives on the Arts & Humanities– dynamic content in eight categories, exploring arts and cultures worldwide.
    • Government Reporter: collects information published by and about the United States federal government.
    • Researcher: delivers the pros and cons on today’s complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day.
  • 4. OPAC (Follett)

    is our digital card catalog. Books may be searched by title, author or subject. Students can instantly preview the over 11,000 titles we have available to take out. All books can be taken out for 2 weeks and of course can be renewed if a longer period of time is needed.
  • 5. Daily Newspapers

    New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Magazine Subscriptions

America National Geographic
Architectural Digest National Review
Atlantic Monthly National Wildlife
Audubon New York
Automobile New Yorker
Business Week Newsweek
Catholic Digest Outdoor Life
Car and Driver Popular Science
Christianity Today Prevention
Conde Nast Traveler Psychology Today
Consumer Reports Runners World
Discover Scientific American Mind
E: Environmental Magazine Ski
Education Today Smithsonian
Education Week Sports Illustrated
ESPN Time
Expedition US Catholic
Golf Digest US News & World Report
Mac Life
Established in 1957, Xaverian is one of thirteen schools nationwide sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.
Xaverian
7100 Shore Road         Brooklyn, New York 11209         Phone: (718) 836-7100