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.
Beginning in PreK, students use iPads in learning stations for reading, math, and problem solving. 1st through 3rd graders have 1:1 access to iPads, and 4th and 5th graders graders graduate to using Chromebook laptops at school. Our 6th-8th graders use lease-to-own Chromebooks that they take home at night. A mobile MacBook cart in the middle school provides laptop computers for use with specialized applications such as robotics or 3-D printing.
Lower school, middle school, and co-curricular (such as art and music) classrooms are equipped with either a SMARTBoard, interactive projection technology (Apple TV) or document cameras 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. Power School (Canterbury's web-based learning management system), enables teachers, students, and parents to access, share, and create a assignments, information, and assessment.