Today’s students are growing up with intensive exposure to technology in a constantly evolving world. They have instant, easy access to information and communications through smartphones and computers. Middle school is a time of significant growth and change for young people. The Internet, Social media, FaceBook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc., is a source of vast information, and disinformation. It is vital that young people receive guidance and structure to ensure the healthy use of technology. Our focus is helping students to learn and master useful technology skills, and exercise critical thinking and mature judgement as they access information online.
Middle school computer classes include:
Grade 6. Game Design & Programming; Spreadsheet and Database skills.
Grade 7: Drone flight & programming; Electronic presentation skills.
Grade 8: Robot design & programming; Word Processing skills.
Please visit the technology tab under the Middle School curriculum section of the website, or click here.
Middle School classrooms feature a variety of technological resources, including inter-active white boards, projectors, education-related software tools, and computer labs. The school supports all modern operating systems. Middle school students in grades 6 and 7 are provided a Chromebook for classwork and homework. Resident students have the option of bringing laptops and iPads to keep in contact with friends and family via email and Skype, but this use is limited to non-academic times, such as weekends or after study hall. Internet access is restricted at night.
The use of electronic information resources is a privilege and intended for educational purposes, such as Internet research for class assignments. In order for students to have access to these resources, they must first agree to adhere to the Technology Acceptable Use Pledge for 2018-19.