At Lehrman Community Day School we bring technology into the classroom. As you walk through the halls, you will see no computer labs but rather mobile carts filled with iPads and Chromebooks. These devices are used by our students as tools to enhance their content learning and their skills; students are using technology to learn, not just learning to use technology for its own sake.
Our entire school works in the “cloud,” when we chose to become a Google school. This was driven both by our practical decision to purchase Chromebooks, and by a philosophical commitment.
Utilizing Google in Education, Google Apps for Education, and the Chromebook technology enables interactive and collaborative learning—social and constructivist learning.
Students peer edit and collaborate and the technology engages students and motivates them while they learn writing, communication, and technology skills. Our students learn to code, they write and record original stories and poems, and they create presentations of the research they have collected in various disciplines. Throughout the year, digital citizenship is emphasized as a basic component of 21st Century Learning.
Students also learn robotics, using problem-solving skills, team-building, research, as well as content which integrates across disciplines such as mathematics, science, and history.
At Lehrman, we never forget that technology is the tool, the teacher is our helper, and the student is at the center of the enterprise.
That truly is the Lehrman Difference.