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Educational Technology

THE INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY INTO EVERYDAY CLASSROOM EXPERIENCES IS A FUNDAMENTAL ASPECT OF A BRENTWOOD EDUCATION. IN THIS AGE OF TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES, READING AND WATCHING ARE JUST THE BEGINNING. THE CURRENCY IN 21ST CENTURY SCHOOLS IS REAL INTERACTION IN REAL TIME. OUR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM ALLOWS STUDENTS TO EXPLORE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM AS THEY EXPERIMENT WITH THE LATEST PROGRAMS, DEVICES, ONLINE RESOURCES, AND MORE.

iPad 1:1 Program Information & Resources

Brentwood's Upper School is also proud to be a 1:1 iPad school. iPads function as one-stop shops for many of the things students do—a portable language lab for foreign language classes, an enhancement to science classes by being attached to sensors, the graphing calculator in math, and the presentation device in all areas. Students who begin 9th Grade with their own iPads are already using them as central organizers for all of their educational work, with the calendar, word processing, work submission, textbook, and communications with faculty in a single, lightweight, and flexible device. Ultimately, the iPad program benefits students as they transition to college with this essential educational tool.

Please visit our iPad Program website regularly to learn about our ongoing and developing program.

Educational Technology Team

Pam Horrocks

Educational Technology Specialist, Lower School

Robert Kahn

Educational Technology Specialist, Middle School

Scott Perloff

Director of Educational Technology

Upper School Ed Tech News

During last week's Upper School faculty meeting, art teacher Kate Savage and I demonstrated how students are using the Blog feature in Schoology to easily create and share digital portfolios of their artwork from the Drawing and Composition courses...

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"Don't forget to check Schoology when you go to do your homework tonight" is a common instruction you may hear Brentwood faculty members announce toward the end of a class period. Faculty at Brentwood School have used a Learning or Course Management System (LMS) for many years and, for the past four years, we have used Schoology as our standard. Schoology offers many excellent and useful features to our academic community and, as our faculty and students grow more comfortable with Schoology, and Schoology continues to develop more robust tools and features in their system, you will most likely hear your child bring up Schoology more often...

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In response to an explosion of interest in programming, we added two new Upper School Computer Science courses to the curriculum this year, specifically, hands-on courses that go beyond the requirements of AP Computer Science...

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