After considerable reflection, we have recently come to a final decision about our new multimedia lab equipment. This lab will complement the high powered P.C. lab where our fine school newspaper and yearbook is currently designed. It runs high-end Adobe software.
The new lab will host 26 Apple iMac computers. Such classes as Design Fundamentals (which all 9th graders will be taking), Graphic Design, and Broadcasting. But of course all students will have access to the lab when classes are not scheduled for its use. We are thrilled to be building a lab with the following hardware and software configuration:
2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
1920 x 1080 resolution
1TB hard drive
Final Cut Pro X
Adobe CS6 suite
Microsoft Office Suite
We are hoping that this high powered lab will play a role in developing an even more robust multimedia curriculum in the not too distant future.
This is wonderful news! How exciting for the students and staff. I love the direction Mercy is going in the IT arena…first with iPads and now this! Great job.
This is a terrific plan! Mercy is definitely doing everything to give students a 21st century education with all the bells and whistles! Being familiar with the Adobe Suite and similar software is a great skill that can be applied to every field, and will become increasingly important down the road. Not to mention it would be a great boost for students’ creative thinking. Now I’m thinking I should have failed senior year a few times. Good Job Mercy IT!