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.

K-12 Ed Tech Highlights

Ed Tech News

5th Graders Learn Scratch Coding from 8th Graders
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by Bob Kahn, Middle School Educational Technology Coordinator

What's better than 5th graders programming interactive projects in Scratch? That's easy, 8th graders helping them! For the last several Wednesdays and Fridays of May, Sydney M., Kaila H., Sophia L., Aidan K., Ariel L., Sam S., and Hannah T. have all journeyed to the Lower School to assist the 5th graders with their Scratch programming projects. Several 8th graders helped on multiple days...

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MS Exploratory: Underwater Robot
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by Bob Kahn, Educational Technology Coordinator, Middle School

Meet NedBot v1, an underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV). If you had dropped by the Caruso Watt Aquatics Center during Thursday's Middle School Exploratory period, you would have witnessed the ROV's maiden voyage. A handful of Middle School students built NedBot v1 from a SeaPerch kit sponsored by the Office of Naval Research...

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Augmented Reality Comes to the West Campus
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by Pam Horrocks, Educational Technology Coordinator, Lower School

This past Monday, every Lower School student was immersed in a world of 3D augmented reality where sea animals, coral reef, DNA, planets and volcanoes came to life! Brentwood School students experienced Google's cutting-edge, not yet released to the public project, Google Expeditions Augmented Reality (AR) Pioneer Program...

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Educational Technology Goals

Below is a list of our overarching Educational Technology goals. These are informed by the work of the American Library Association (ALA), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21.org)

  • Digital ethics: onlineprivacy, copyright/fair use, responsibility, appropriate use
  • Digital communication: choosing and effectively using different digital tools (like Powerpoint, Pixton, Voicethread, Google Sites, iMovie, etc.) to deliver a message
  • Online collaboration: Schoology, blogging, wikis, Twitter, email, etc.
  • Innovation: simulations, problem solving, invention, construction, etc.
  • Information literacy: library and research skills, effective Internet and library database searching, citation tools and methods
  • Media literacy: understanding how message delivery is effected by the tools being used, devloping the ability to understand and judge media

Educational Technology Team

Pam Horrocks

Educational Technology Specialist, Lower School

Bob Kahn

Educational Technology Specialist, Middle School

Scott Perloff

Director of Educational Technology