SMART Boards in all Classrooms
All Prince classrooms are equipped with projectors to aid teachers in presenting material through traditional lecture or demonstration activities. All classrooms are also equipped with SMART Boards. This technology allows the teachers and students to interact with the information displayed by the projector. Objects can be moved around, drawings and annotations can be made, presentations can be advanced all directly from the SMART Board without the need to walk back to a computer or use a wireless remote. When completed, the entire presentation can then be saved and made available for students who may need assistance in taking notes.
Teachers also have the ability to record their lessons for students who missed a class or those who would benefit from being able to watch and listen to the content again. Many teachers have leveraged this option so that they can provide a pre-recorded lecture to a substitute for days that the teacher knows they are going to be out.
High School and Middle School Student Laptops
All middle and high school students are issued a school-owned laptop for daily use both in class and off-campus. From these units, they can take notes, submit assignments, communicate with others, and complete research digitally from one platform rather than toting a large backpack full of notebooks and textbooks around at all times. It also gives them the ability to store all their notes and school work in a place that can be accessed from anything that has internet. If they lose or break their laptop, we simply give them another and their notes and work will show up automatically once they have logged in. This use of tech by students does not just enhance their current learning strategies, but it also gives them the technical skills that will be leveraged for the foreseeable future.
Lower School Student Technologies
Prince Avenue has deployed various tech strategies across the lower school grades that enhance the learning environment in each classroom. There is one computer lab of 18 desktop computers where students learn basic computer and typing skills from a dedicated computer teacher. Every student in grades 1st through 5th visit this class as part of their scheduled activities. All standard lower school classrooms have either student desktops, iPads, or a combination of both depending on which can meet their educational needs best.