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.
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.
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.
As members of The Lovett School, our Character Pledge guides our actions both in the classroom and in our greater local, national, and global communities. As students become honest, respectful, responsible, and compassionate citizens, The Lovett School seeks to:
Help students combine their digital and nondigital lives into an integrated approach to identity;
Encourage that as they use technology, information resources, and media as a means to employment, learning, and personal development, students also examine these resources critically and reflectively with regard to the impacts on themselves, their society, and their environment;
Nurture students’ character development and their ability to contribute effectively and positively to the local, global, and digital communities of which they are a part;
Encourage students to balance their digital lives with opportunities for face-to-face interactions and unplugged reflection.
In each division, Lovett uses these through lines as guiding principles in the development of curriculum designed to foster not only digital citizenship in the student body, but also the overall citizenship of all students as they learn and grow into people of good character. The Lovett School utilizes the standards created by the International Society for Technology in Education as a foundation for the development of relevant skills and principles in each division.
For more about Digital Citizenship in each division, click here.