Technology in Education
Technology fuels education at KAS, taking our students beyond the traditional school day and the boundaries of traditional tools to imagine what’s possible.
Modern classrooms and technology integration are key features of our campus and support student discovery, learning, and creativity. Our future automation engineers are spending their afternoons designing robots in our afterschool LEGO robotics club. Future filmmakers take advantage of the advanced filming, lighting, and production equipment available for student loan to create art they can be proud of. The next generation of physicists, biologists, and chemists can explore the macro- and micro-worlds too small to see or too vast to comprehend through the use of virtual and augmented reality. Take a trip to another planet, or into the nucleus of a white blood cell. Our faculty and students are limited only by their imagination.
In the Classroom
Introduction to technology devices happens at developmentally appropriate levels. Our Grade 1 and Grade 2 students explore the world around them through a 1:1 iPad program, so that each student can retain their own personal experience and progress, including in reading, math, and handwriting. They use the built-in camera functions to securely record reflection pieces about the work they do in class, starting their own digital portfolios. In our intermediate elementary years, students move to a versatile Chromebook – a convertible device that operates like a laptop or a tablet as the need dictates.
It’s true that most technology becomes easier to use over time, but no child is born Internet-savvy. There’s a distinction between being able to do something and doing something correctly and safely. We recognize our duty to guide, and we take this responsibility seriously. Student safety and identity are paramount, and methods are implemented by combining proactively and preventatively. The curriculum produced by Common Sense Media helps students make informed and safe decisions about their online behavior, and security systems and walled garden policies ensure that our learners stay on task and limit their sharing.