Miriam School is committed to creating well-rounded students who are able to use established and emerging technology in innovative and creative ways. The demands of a 21st century society require students to not just remember or understand a concept, but to analyze, evaluate and create new products and points of view.
With the introduction of interactive whiteboards, updated classroom computers, iPads and Audio Enhancement Systems in each classroom we are able to provide eBooks, audiobooks, recording devices and cameras that allow students to learn and share knowledge in ways that are suited to their particular learning style.
Through the generosity of Miriam Board Member Morrie Zimring and his wife, Miki, our 1:1 iPad program gives our students an opportunity to learn the essential skills needed to be successful in a technology-filled world. Each student has access to an iPad, which is assigned to him or her throughout the school day. Along with the laptops in our mobile computer lab, these devices allow the children to participate in projects that focus on communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
Technology use at Miriam School is aimed at ensuring that students can:
- Use basic keyboarding skills
- Use software programs to review and reinforce concepts from direct instruction
- Use basic programs including word processing, presentations and spreadsheets
- Use technology to gather research and collect data
- Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media-rich resources
- Identify and utilize the correct technology tools to accomplish a variety of tasks and to solve problems
- Identify technology tools that match their learning style
- Demonstrate the safe and cooperative use of technology
- Use the internet as a personal learning tool
- Develop and apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems