All of us are immersed in a rapidly-expanding environment of information and ever-changing technological tools. As educators, we are committed to helping students thrive in today’s information-rich culture by using technology effectively. Simply being “tech-savvy” isn’t enough – students need to develop as capable and responsible users, information seekers, problem solvers, and decision makers.
At Morristown-Beard School, we are discovering that constructing curriculum in the Digital Age is a complex process that both demands and elicits creativity. From our formal digital courses to the Humanities curriculum, the challenge and focus is to harness these incredibly powerful tools within the fabric of our academic day.
As we move forward with the latest technology in the classroom, we remain committed to the values that have defined us for more than a century. We are vigilant in maintaining the position we have articulated in our Strategic Plan: to “act purposively to identify, investigate and implement technologies to advance the School’s mission and curricular goals, recognizing that technology is a pedagogical means and not an end in itself.”
At MBS, we recognize that growing up in the Digital Age is a complex process – a process that both demands and elicits creativity. We understand the role and significance that technology presents to living in the 21st century. Technology has become indispensable in our lives and is a powerful learning tool in the classroom.
Teachers integrate technology as a learning tool to help students develop their skills and cognitive abilities. The iPad is an organizational tool that gives students enhanced access to resources. It allows students to create documents and spreadsheets, present material, and interact with content in unprecedented ways. Our teachers are committed to using the new technologies in ways that ensure they are meeting genuine academic needs and goals, rather than just employing technology for its own sake.