技术

student working on project in Computer and Mechanical Engineering class

技术课程

"When it comes to technology, our goal is for students to leave OD平台 with the knowledge and tools to be successful—to be leaders,汤姆·哈特说, director of technology.

Country Day's technology curriculum, which begins with hands-on STEAM projects and block-based coding in kindergarten, now extends all the way through ninth grade with the addition of Intro to Computer Science Principles, a year-long course for all seventh graders, and Computer and Mechanical Engineering, a new elective course for eighth and ninth graders.

创新实验室
Intro to Computer Science Principles

students in Intro to Computer Science

"You start to think outside the box and start to see how coding fits in everywhere,” says one seventh grader reflecting on her experience in the Intro to Computer Science Principles course. “I like this class because there’s so many opportunities that you get in life from learning to code. I would love to be an engineer or an inventor in some way.”


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Advanced Tools for Building and Learning

student working with laser cutter

For our younger students Squishy Circuits, littleBits, and Makey Makey make creative engineering projects fun, while our older students work with a range of advanced computer-controlled tools—including a Shopbot, which can carve and shape wood and metal; a laser cutter, which can cut and engrave a wide range of materials; a 3-D printer; as well as a drill, 砂光机, 带锯, and 焊接 machine.


计算机辅助设计

粘糊糊的电路
乐高机器人

焊接


蒸汽+有趣

In addition to STEAM projects in the classroom, activities and events such as the annual third grade STEAM Night help foster our students' enthusiasm for imaginative building and creating.


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Coding Club and Robotics Clubs

The Coding Club and Robotics Clubs are popular options for students interested in additional opportunities to expand their knowledge and work together.

机器人俱乐部


技术-Enhanced Education

 

At OD平台, technology is a key tool for learning. As an integrated part of the classroom experience, technology such as iPads, 笔记本电脑, 铺设, 谷歌应用程序, and other curated educational apps and websites, enhance the learning experience by making it easier to 研究, 合作, 分析信息, 分享反馈, receive guidance from teachers, 和现在的想法. Above all, it gives students new ways to be creative.

 

 

Upper School 1:1 Laptop Program

OD平台 was among the first schools to introduce a 1:1 laptop program more than 18 years ago. 今天, this tool remains an integral part of how students learn—facilitating collaboration, 笔记, 研究, 写作, and digital textbooks in the Middle and Upper School.

 

电脑和ipad

Throughout the school, digital and analog tools blend seamlessly, preparing students to be adept at both. It is common to see a class where half of students are 研究ing on iPads or 笔记本电脑 while the other half reads books—and then to see them switch.

在教室里, iPads extend what is possible, whether students are 研究ing explorers, narrating their own movie, illustrating how to solve a math problem, or photographing objects at an archeological dig.

Starting in kindergarten, all Lower School classrooms have computers, and the Middle and Upper School has a 1:1 laptop program. The use of 谷歌应用程序 for education and the Hapara teacher dashboard enable students to easily 合作, 创建演示文稿, make their own websites, and receive teacher feedback on their work.

 

 


 

铺设

铺设 are used in every classroom from kindergarten to grade 12, and a portable Smartboard is shared by nursery and pre-kindergarten. These interactive whiteboards make it easier to share presentations, 节省课堂笔记, and bring the world into the classroom through watching a video or talking with an outside expert such as an author via Skype.


数字公民

In addition to helping students become adept at using technology for information gathering and problem solving, our teachers aim to instill an understanding of what it means to be a good digital citizen. 今天, one of the many facets of building character is helping students understand how to be safe, 诚实的, and kind online and when using digital technology.

OD平台 技术 at a Glance

铺设 in all classrooms Kindergarten - Grade 12.

iPads and Mac computers in Lower School.

1:1 laptop program for Middle and Upper School.

Learning to code begins in kindergarten.

技术 classes offered for K - Grade 12.

Robotics and Coding Clubs

CME Lab with advanced tools including a laser cutter, Shopbot, 和3 d打印机, 还有钻头, 带锯, and 焊接 machine.