Focusing in the face of frenzy

With the introduction of Jesuit High School’s new technology policy, the student body has a variety of devices to choose from. However, with great freedom comes great responsibility, and Freshmen are expected to be on their best behavior when it comes to their devices.

“I like that you can bring your own device,” said Matthew Sauls ‘21. “I have both an iPad and a Macbook, and I bring both everyday because I use them for specific classes.”

As the Freshmen slowly transition to Jesuit, they may encounter minor setbacks when adjusting to the new technology policy. With the variety of functions the devices offer, staying focused on their schoolwork can be challenging.   

“Instead of doing my assignments, I find myself distracted with Madden Mobile and Flappy Golf,” said Carlo Pedroncelli ‘21.

When used properly, the Freshmen find that the technology policy is beneficial and facilitates learning in the classroom as well as at home.

“The technology policy helps me focus,” said Carlo. “With textbooks you don’t always have interactive examples, so the technology helps you go online and find interactive lessons and videos.”

Teachers often include Google Classroom in their lesson plans to keep students focused on their work and on top of their assignments throughout the year.

“We do a lot of interactive and online work in the classroom which keeps me more focused and helps me learn better,” said Matthew.

Jesuit’s technology policy depends on the students being responsible and using the devices in an interactive and beneficial way.