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Technology

Technology @ Shore

Walk into any learning space at Shore and you will see technology at work. Whether it’s being used to connect students with other classrooms around the world, design a presentation to demonstrate a concept that’s been recently mastered, or create a soundtrack for a student-created movie, academic technology is being thoughtfully integrated into each child’s Shore education. Shore Faculty readily incorporate new skills into their teaching to engage students with diverse and collaborative learning experiences for students.

Shore's Technology Center
Shore has three full-time technology professionals to manage Shore’s robust infrastructure, the various information systems, and academic technology services. The Technology Center creates a “hub” in the middle of campus near the Library where students, faculty, staff, and even parents gather around Shore’s “Genius Bar” to get help with a device, learn about software, or just to see what’s printing on our Makerbot 3D printer! The Technology Department strives to help all our community members become self-reliant, confident, creative users of technology who can choose the right tool for the job to express their ideas.

Goals of the Program

The purpose of academic technology at Shore Country Day School is to encourage innovation, promote productivity, and enable our students and teachers to make connections and share discoveries within and beyond the Shore community. We will strengthen teaching and learning across all disciplines by:
  • Preparing students to become responsible digital citizens
  • Integrating technology skills for creativity, collaboration, and hands-on learning
  • Offering professional development for faculty in the use of technology
  • Providing uniform access to leading-edge technology resources

Powerful Partners

ISTE Standards for Students

Shore applies nationally recognized technology standards for student achievement from ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, as our guide. These standards include vital skills such as reading, writing, research, presentations, creativity, organization, and digital citizenship.

The ISTE Standards for Students describe the skills and concepts necessary to prepare children for the future. Each standard is built around the type of student we hope to nurture. Shore’s Technology Council, a small group of administrators, staff, and faculty, is developing a technology skills continuum demonstrating a logical progression of technology-related skills and tasks. This sequence maps out our path to help our students achieve these ISTE standards and assure that their exposure to technology is consistent throughout their Shore careers.

Google

Shore relies on the G-Suite for Education, a free collection of web-based tools for productivity and collaboration. All Employees and students in Grades 4-9 have a Google account and can create, edit, and share documents anywhere, anytime and on any device. Learn more about Google’s commitment to keeping student and employee data private and secure.

Tech in the News

List of 3 news stories.

Tools at a Glance

  • Students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 use iPads in their classrooms for a wide range of learning activities.
  • Chromebooks are provided for Grade 4 as a transitional device used for collaborating, writing and keyboarding.
  • Each student in Grades 5-9 is provided with a MacBook Air laptop as part of Shore’s Student-Assigned Device program, which is used extensively throughout the school day.
  • Shore students and faculty have access to parts of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products, such as Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements, to express their ideas visually.
  • Shore Faculty have access to a wide variety of technological tools, including a MacBook Air laptop, iPads, interactive projectors and whiteboards, Apple TVs, document cameras, and digital cameras. Technology is viewed as a transparent learning tool allowing faculty to enhance the learning process while teaching students using different approaches to learning.