Technology touches every part of our lives.  At O’Dowd, it helps students acquire the skills they need to thrive in a complex, highly technological knowledge-based economy.

Effective technology integration deepens and enhances the learning process, supporting four key areas of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts.  Since the inception of our 1:1 laptop program in 2008, we have provided our classrooms with a wide range of interesting, diverse, and current learning materials. 

At O’Dowd, technology changes the way teachers teach, offering effective ways to reach different types of learners and assess student understanding through multiple means.  By combining eLearning, simulation-based learning, and classroom-based learning through a centralized learning management system, teachers take on roles of coach to content expert and make their lessons more meaningful and fun.


O’Dowd utilizes several tools to help students, parents and faculty.

Schoology is learning management system that all teachers and students use to communicate in and out of class. Teachers will post homework, labs, videos, presentations, and other class resources. Students and teachers can interact through blogs, discussion boards, and live sessions. Parents, learn more about Schoology here.

PowerSchool is our online grading report system. Parents have access to their student’s assignments and grades, allowing parents to collaborate with teachers. Parents, learn more about PowerSchool here.

Naviance allows parent and students to partner with the counseling department in career and college planning.

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