Technology

The Lovett School strives to prepare well-rounded students who will be leaders and life-long learners in our ever-changing society. Lovett invests strategically in technology and people to support a rich and relevant learning environment for our students. In the classrooms, libraries, and online communities Lovett students use technology to research, evaluate, communicate, connect, create, collaborate, and most importantly, learn. High technology conduct standards and faculty that model safe and effective use of technology support our vision for 21st Century Learning.

Laptop Program

For the 2015-16 school year, grades 4-12 are part of the school’s 1:1 laptop program—one laptop for each child. The laptop computers are thoughtfully integrated into the classroom curriculum, with the results that the traditional learning process is complemented and students have increased opportunities to improve writing and literacy skills, become more engaged in their own learning, and expand their learning environment beyond the classroom walls. The overall goal of the laptop program is to focus on the intersection between the school's curriculum and its commitment to developing students of character, purposeful collaborators, effective communicators, and creative, critical thinkers.

Consistency and compatibility are key; therefore, Lovett coordinates the purchase and distribution of the laptops.

Lower School

In Lower School, the technologists and the classroom teachers collaborate to design lessons and projects that integrate the classroom curriculum and technology so students begin to see technology as a tool to assist them. There is a progression of skills throughout the grade levels, beginning with basic computer literacy, including terminology, application access, saving and retrieving, and keyboarding. Students then learn word processing and basic multimedia production, including including animation and programming. Students also discuss safety issues when using the internet and e-mail. As they move up in grades, students learn more advanced skills and tools, fine-tuning them on a daily basis.

Middle School

Our comprehensive educational technology goals for the Middle School start with a basic foundation of literacy and fluency with the computer itself. Upon that foundation, students build an understanding of the various types of digital information that they can manipulate: numbers, text, pictures, audio, and movies. Students then learn skills in search, evaluation, management, and analysis so they can make sense of and filter the abundance of digital information available to them. Finally, students learn to understand that through programming or scripting, they can create entirely new ways for computers to work. 

In addition to navigating the interface, understanding components, and manipulating information on technology devices, students in all grades participate in a digital citizenship curriculum, developed by Common Sense Media, that encourages them to be safe, responsible, and savvy citizens in a fast-changing digital society.

Upper School

Students in the Upper School have many opportunities to engage in dynamic, rich learning through the use of technology. In addition to developing essential literacies and a culture of life-long learning, our goal is to cultivate the unique talents, interests, and leadership qualities of our students, and to give them paths to thrive. 
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