In the Middle and Upper School, the Group and Technology Teachers collaborate to create tech-integrated experiences, and students regularly utilize applications to streamline their Group job, strengthen their understanding of social studies content, or create an informative digital experience for an observer. For example, the 9s use an online portal to create a time capsule for their research as pioneers migrating west. The 11s work with augmented reality to create a virtual museum based on the daily life of the cultures they are studying. By the 13s, students are using desktop publishing and photo editing tools to produce the School's bi-weekly newspaper.
Design and creation tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Tinkercad are some of the 2D and 3D digital tools used in the Middle and Upper School to enhance social studies, support the Jobs Program, and foster creative expression. Learned mathematics and science skills are reviewed and applied when students use IXL, Scratch, and DragonBox apps.
Students in the 12s and 13s may choose to apply learned technology skills when embarking on an individual or collaborative pursuit during Upper School Electives. Technology-driven classes are also available during our Afterschool and Add-Ins Program, where students explore ways to utilize digital media, both to continue their studies and for leisure.