At Kent Place, technology is a tool for learning. We introduce computers to students in Kindergarten. Our third graders edit their writing by computer; our fifth graders learn enough programming to create their own games. In addition to the computer lab, there are interactive whiteboards throughout the school, as well as dozens of laptops.
The Middle School uses technology to enrich learning by equipping every student with a netbook. From spreadsheets to digital movies, Kent Place students learn to harness the power of technology to make complex calculations, to analyze scientific experiments, to create websites, and to improve their world language pronunciation. Interactive boards in classrooms provide the students with a collaborative environment for learning.
As part of our 1:1 Program, each ninth grader receives a Tablet laptop computer for use during her four years of Upper School. Technology is incorporated throughout the curriculum to enhance learning. Whether listening to a podcast about price controls in Zimbabwe, checking the online headlines of The New York Times, or practicing Spanish pronunciation, students use technology to enhance their learning. All the Upper School classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards. Every student uses her laptop computer to take notes, analyze results of experiments, refer to web-based textbooks and much more.
Our teachers receive extensive training to incorporate technology effectively into all subjects.