Our goal at Calvert is to integrate technology into our curriculum in a seamless and age-appropriate way. We equip our students with the skills necessary to succeed and excel in a 21st century learning environment.
In the Lower School, our Sixth through Tenth Age classes have dedicated technology time at least 30 minutes per week. Students learn the importance of digital citizenship, cyber safety, and basic troubleshooting methods. In addition, they are exposed to relevant technology skills, including keyboarding, presentation skills, word processing, video editing, and animation through a series of interactive projects and activities. Students use Chromebooks and iPads for the majority of their projects in addition to Google Drive and other Google Apps for design and video editing. All students in the Lower School have access to iPads, laptops, and Chromebooks and regularly use these devices in many of their other core subject areas, as teachers purposefully enhance Calvert's time-tested curriculum with technology integration.
Our Middle School students are required to purchase a laptop at the start of Fifth Grade. This one-to-one program allows our teachers to be more interactive with the children while enriching creativity and independent thought. Cyber safety and responsible Internet behavior are discussed at length during technology classes and assemblies. Students are expected to uphold the morals and values of Calvert and the broader community when using technology.