Technology in Primary School
Primary School faculty use technology such as computers, software, SMART Boards and digital cameras as teaching tools. While students can explore these tools through developmental centers, the emphasis at this level is for children to have real-world experiences with three-dimensional materials.
- All Primary School classrooms are equipped with iPods. This gives teachers quick access both to a variety of musical selections and to recording devices they can use in support of their documentation of student work.
- Primary School has three SMART Boards, which are used in a variety of ways by students and teachers alike. Faculty use them as projection screens for video field trips, virtual experiences and shared writing demonstrations, while students use them for two-dimensional manipulation of shapes, letters and numerals.
- Children use computer software and hardware in an exploratory manner and as a tool for socialization. Internet use is limited to specific child-centered research.
- Teachers have access to digital cameras to support learning and the documentation of student work.