At Canterbury, we believe that technology is a powerful tool that facilitates accessibility, cognition, collaboration, and creativity. Teachers and students alike leverage devices, software, and online resources on various digital platforms to enhance our inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning at all grade levels. Technology is a tool that augments instruction, discovery, inquiry, and critical thinking. Our faculty members use technology to make learning accessible in a way that leads to student collaboration and innovation. Technology also helps facilitate and expand a globally focused curriculum in order to broaden and deepen learning relationships both inside and outside of Canterbury School. It facilitates student outcomes that are more creative, authentic, multi-faceted, and professional.
PreK, kindergarten, and 1st grade children have access to a shared iPad cart while students in grades 2-4 participate in a 1:1 iPad program. Fifth and 6th graders participate in the school 1:1 iPad program, and students in grades 7 and 8 are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Separate keyboards for each iPad make keyboard instruction, composition, and electronic test-taking user-friendly. A mobile MacBook cart in the middle school provides laptop computers for use with specialized applications such as robotics or 3-D printing.
Ketner Science & Technology Center boasts a desktop Mac lab and a digital "commons." Lower school, middle school, and co-curricular (such as art and music) classrooms are equipped with either a SMARTBoard or interactive projection technology so that students can actively collaborate with digital media.
Students at all levels learn to be informed consumers of digital media as they compose effective search strings, begin to understand copyright and fair use, and learn how to evaluate content for accuracy, validity, and currency. Using a variety of creation tools and apps, they solve problems and create impressive multimedia cross-curricular projects that showcase both technological prowess and new understandings. Additional technology concepts such as robotics and coding are woven throughout and beyond STEM curricula. Along with the school's Google Apps for Education suite, Haiku (Canterbury's web-based learning management system) enables teachers, students, and parents to access, share, and create a assignments, information, and assessment.