At Catlin Gabel, teachers integrate information technologies into curriculum and instruction in order to build powerful learning environments for students. In the Lower School, computer instruction begins in third grade with keyboarding and web research skills. In the fourth and fifth grades, technology is used as a tool to support powerful learning across subject areas.
Lower School classrooms are equipped with desktop and laptop computers for student use. Teachers are equipped with laptop computers. The fourth and fifth grades share a computer lab of 20 machines and a Smart Board. Teachers and students also use digital cameras, audio recorders, and video cameras to collect multimedia content. Software applications include Microsoft Office, Firefox, iLife, iWork, ComicLife, Inspiration, Google Earth, and Google Apps.
Explore this section of the web site to learn about how we teach technology skills, read about classroom activities using technology, and pick up internet safety tips for the home.