Students and teachers utilize a variety of technology for learning and teaching throughout the Notre Dame campus. Both students and teachers interface with internet resources and utilize power point presentations for information sharing and presenting on interactive white boards.
There are over 250 computers available for student use on the Notre Dame campus. These computers are equipped with state of the art programs and applications which enable students to become familiar with technology. There are also computer labs dedicated to a specific area; for example, the digital photography lab features computers with advanced photo editing and publishing software. Notre Dame values the interaction between student and teacher in the classroom: therefore, they choose not to participate in a laptop program.
Notre Dame students also employ other technological instruments. For example, in science classes, students integrate electronic probes and processors to collect and analyze data. Journalism students conduct interviews via video clips to create broadcast news and teachers host on-line courses, giving students experiences with learning modes that will be an integral part of their future. All students have the opportunity to use the interactive Promethean boards for a state of the art learning experience. Students learn creative techniques with digital photography and graphic design in Art, while others use computer software to complete Interior Design projects in the Family and Consumer Sciences department.
All students and faculty have a school e-mail account and, in many cases, turn in assignments electronically, effectively simulating the college experience. Notre Dame also utilizes electronic on-line grading, posting students' academic achievements for parents and students to review 24/7. The school also uses Facebook and Twitter to communicate with students, parents and other constituents.
Most of the communications between Notre Dame and parents, students, and alumnae are available electronically through the school Web site and other on-line programs.