Advances in educational technologies have created new opportunities for our students and teachers. There are many assistive technologies available now to support students with learning differences. That's why we incorporate technology across the curriculum, allowing teachers to engage students with different tools to see what works best for them.
Technology is embedded into classroom instruction, with Smart boards, Apple TVs, and LCD projectors, to name a few. These advances in technology allow teachers to develop interactive lessons and engage students through the use of multi-media and digital content
- For students struggling to decode, they now have the capability, through audiobooks and text-to-speech software, to access materials commensurate with their intelligence; likewise, for the student struggling to get her thoughts on paper, speech-to-text offers new pathways for expression. Organizational apps, interactive apps, multi-sensory platforms, and more offer huge advantages that allow us to tap into a student's thoughts and ideas.
Our student technology policy is as follows:
- Lower school: School computers and iPads are available for student use for individual lessons. Students are also welcome to bring their own devices from home.
- Middle school: In sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, students are expected to bring in their own device for daily use.