Trinity School provides a range of computer facilities and services to students through the Trinity Information Network, in classrooms, libraries and computer labs.
Lower School students are introduced to technology in Kindergarten. In grade level classrooms and the lower school computer lab, students interact with computer software and iPad apps that enhance the many classroom experiences and promote higher-order thinking through problem solving. Students are taught structured lessons, but they also have a chance to explore through play. As our children develop, they build knowledge through discussion, projects and engagement. The Lower School Educational Technology Coordinators work with teachers to integrate technology that will enhance, excite and energize their curriculum. Our goal is to introduce students to applications that will challenge them intellectually and creatively.
In the Middle School and Upper School, students use iPads, PC and Mac laptops, and a variety of apps, software, and web apps to enrich their academic work. Our goal is to enhance students’ academic work while teaching them appropriate uses of digital technology and raising awareness of internet safety concerns. Faculty are engaged in continuous professional development in educational technology, introducing them to new technologies and the instructional strategies that employ them. Facilitated by the Middle School and Upper School Educational Technology Coordinators, faculty and students work to bring educational technology into the classroom while maintaining the essence of a Trinity education.
Students are given a Trinity email account which they are expected to check each school day and with which they communicate with teachers. Each academic discipline also incorporates technology into its curriculum. Examples include: Vernier LoggerPro lab tools used in science labs, Geometer’s Sketchpad in math classes, and electronic composition software used in music classes. When students graduate from Trinity School, they should have an understanding of ethical issues related to networked technologies and the professional use of electronic devices.