Technology

Technology at Saint David's is an integral part of daily life and is embedded in all curricular areas. It is purposefully incorporated into classes in ways that build skills and habits of mind for lifelong learning in a technological world. Technology is implemented in an active way: pedagogy and curriculum drive the program, while the technology used, whether iPads, Google Apps, robotics, SMART Boards, the "flipped" classroom or laptops, promote and engage the boys in active, creative learning.  Boys in every grade level receive instructional time in the computer lab: they begin using tablets and learning how to navigate computers in the pre-primary grades; they are introduced to computer programming in a developmentally appropriate LOGO programming environment in second grade where they click and drag blocks to direct an onscreen "turtle" and they progress to more advanced programming and robotics in seventh grade. 

Throughout their years at Saint David's, boys learn various computer software programs and utilize technology to design and deliver analytical presentations of their studies. Examples include the PowerPoint presentations on Ancient Egypt in Grade Four and the Nightingale Bamford Lectures on Art in Grade Eight humanities.  Technology also provides teachers with ways to differentiate instruction to suit a boy's individual learning style and challenge him at his own level,  and is useful in assessing boys' progress in understanding and mastering their studies during the course of a unit. Every boy will graduate with technological prowess, self-confidence, and an awareness of the ethical and moral responsibilities of computer usage.

 



Saint David's espouses the National Association of Independent School Principles of Good Practice.