Technology in the Classroom
Cambridge School takes pride in its ongoing commitment to providing students with the technological tools to help them thrive in a world of continual change.
Technology that Supports Learning
Cambridge School strives to provide assistive technology for students to facilitate the learning process. We are careful to implement technology that has been proven to assist students, especially those with language-based learning differences. It is our goal to support student learning by creating interactive, constructive, and purposeful lessons. These lessons are broadened by the use of assistive technology when appropriate. Technology does not take the place of multi-sensory learning but serves as another modality to aid in student understanding.
How Cambridge Uses Technology
In the Lower and Middle Schools, students primarily use Chromebooks due to their ease of use, their quick start-up time, the availability of powerful Chrome extensions, and the fact that all student work is saved in the cloud — eliminating the need to remember where documents are saved.
In the Upper School, we employ a Bring Your Own Device program which allows students to choose a device that best fits their learning needs and technology preferences.
Also, SMART Boards™ have been a mainstay in every academic classroom since 2004.
Google Workspace Education
At Cambridge, Google Workspace for Education is used to support student learning. The implementation of Google Workspace for Education represents a major step towards developing 21st-century skills. These tools support higher levels of collaboration, a skill that is increasingly needed in today’s connected world. Google Workspace for Education also gives students anytime, anywhere access to their work so students can easily access their files from home. Collaboration is an integral component as well, allowing students to work together and get real-time feedback from their teachers. With these tools, instruction can be personalized to help students gain information and technology literacy.