Academics

Technology

Country School students learn to use technology as a tool for accessing, organizing, and presenting information. Through technology, they develop critical thinking and reasoning skills to solve everyday problems. Our technology program exposes our students to the most current technology, while reinforcing and expanding classroom instruction and enhancing the overall school curriculum.

The program offers a balanced, flexible curriculum that provides a firm foundation in computer basics and literacy. Each subject and grade have built in to the regular curriculum a variety of technology-related projects that allow the use of the latest technology while still meeting traditional academic standards.
 
The school has many mobile class sets of laptops and iPads, as well as 10 desktops and 8 laptops in the Library. There are additional laptops dedicated to Lower School classrooms, Science, and Spanish classes. 

Click on a grade level below to find out how we use technology for those students.

  

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  • Pre-K

    Our Pre-K class uses iPads occasionally to engage in literature, develop music skills, create digital artwork and video books, and conduct research. They will also be used for small group instruction once we are able to return to children being in groups that are not physically distanced.
  • Grades K-2

    Students in Kindergarten through 2nd grades have computer instruction once a week with the classroom teacher and the computer instructor. First and 2nd grade teachers use iPads to sometimes differentiate math and reading instruction via programs such as IXL, Prodigy, Kids A-Z, and Teach Your Monster to Read. First and 2nd grades also use iPads as part of their Listening Center, as well as for general remediation and enrichment as needed.
  • Grades 3-5

    Third and 4th graders have computer instruction twice a week, and practice typing skills in every class. Essential skills in reading, language arts, mathematics, and the sciences are reinforced and learning strategies are explored in an innovative environment. Technology has moved from the “computer lab” to the classroom. Fifth graders has STEAM class, with the "T" for technology. However, computer usage is woven into every class with appropriate structure and meaningful purpose.
  • Grades 6-8

    Students in grades 6-8 are part of our 1:1 laptop initiative, which requires that all students in those grades purchase or rent a MacBook for daily use. 

    Our STEAM classes incorporate technology regularly. Students have designed stop motion videos, learned the basics of computer programming through SCRATCH (a coding platform where they create their own video games/animations), simulations for space and earth science, and more.
     
    In Study Skills class, students are introduced to Common Sense Media to teach internet safety. Teachers use Quizlet Live and Kahoot as interactive tools for vocabulary review, and for math, students use IXL, Kahoot, Quizlet, and Khan Academy. 

    Students also use GoogleForms to create feedback and grade sheets, quizzes, and much more. Multimedia designs, integrating hand drawing, digital pictures, text, and more are components of these lessons as well.
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