TechnologyAt Laurence School, technology is deeply integrated into our K-6 program. Fully aligned with the National Educational Technology Standards for students (NETS-S), our curriculum is technology-rich, preparing our students for the challenges of the 21st century.
- Primary Grades (K-3)
- Fourth Grade Technology
- Fifth Grade Technology
- Sixth Grade Tech & STEAM Course
- Supplementary Technology Options
- Tech Buzz
At Laurence, iPads and iPad Minis are an engaging and powerful learning tool for students from Kindergarten through sixth grade. Our Kindergarteners use them as part of their literacy centers to explore interactive picture books, and our first graders use apps like Math Blaster and Rocket Math to master their math facts in a fun, game-like environment. First graders will be exploring Osmo for iPads this year as well! First and second graders use many apps like Daisy the Dinosaur, for example, to learn basic coding languages, preparing them for more advanced coding in later grades. In social studies, students conduct online research and wirelessly display their presentations to the class on SMART Boards, and in reading, students love to annotate their eBooks and publish their writing online. What’s more, our upper grade science classes study the body systems through anatomy apps, and our fifth and sixth graders use a 1:1 iPad program, where each child works on his/her own iPad throughout the day, taking advantage of many useful apps and resources, such as Google Apps for Education as an example.
Electives, after school classes, and summer camp courses supplement our technology program, allowing our technologically-curious children to explore their interests in greater depth. Some examples of classes that may be offered include: digital photography, moviemaking, stop-animation, robotics, game design, arts & crafts & electronics, etc.