Technology plays an integral role in Paideia’s learning environment. From the admissions office to the classroom, digital media and communication permeate every area of our school. Our media centers, computer labs, and classrooms make use of various devices and platforms, including tablets and laptops, desktops, interactive projection and more. We are committed to a thoughtful integration of technology in the curriculum at all grade levels so that students develop digital media, design, processing and coding skills in a variety of subject areas and environments.
Students’ first experience with technology in the early elementary years may be in the form of computer games or apps that teach word recognition or reinforce reading and math skills. Later, they learn to use productivity tools that are integrated in classroom activities and assignments. Digital literacy, digital citizenship, and research skills are taught both in the library and in their classes. This continues through the junior high years, when technology also facilitates the creation of multimedia presentations and collaborative projects.
At the high school level, students continue to develop their communication skills in foreign language, journalism, film, art, and creative writing, using a variety of digital tools and platforms. They also use simulation programs in science, modeling software in math classes, and interactive electronic textbooks in select courses. High school students may also choose from a variety of elective opportunities or independent studies in programming, digital design, maker mechanics, and robotics.
We strive to teach our students to be responsible digital citizens and to be mindful creators, not just consumers, of digital content. We view technology as a powerful tool of learning and instruction, linking students’ school lives to their local and global communities.