The Brandeis educational technology program is designed to put the power of technology into the hands of students and teachers while supporting, augmenting, and even reimagining the learning that happens in the classroom. Our technology integration specialist focuses on targeting specific curricula areas and developing sound approaches to help make technology use real and meaningful.
Our iPad and MacBook deployment system allows students and teachers to use devices individually or as part of a larger class setting, and we have a shared iPad and MacBook cart system that enables educational technology learning in up to four lower school classes simultaneously.
Since 2015 we have had a 1:1 laptop program where students in sixth through eighth grades are issued a personal MacBook Air laptop for year-round use at school and home. Fifth grade students are issued a MacBook Air for in-school use only.
An essential component of the Brandeis educational technology program is our ongoing work around the changing role of technology in our students' lives. As a supporter school partner of Common Sense Media, we are in conversation with students, teachers, and parents on the subjects of work/play balance, privacy, and online behavior. Our curriculum includes specific modules for digital citizenship, a critical aspect of teaching our children to use technology responsibly and ethically at all times.