Information and Technology Communications
Technology is central to how boys learn at The Sterling Hall School and is an integral component of our commitment to providing a 21st Century education that reflects the reality of young people's lives.
We teach students to become proficient with technology in order to enhance their ability as problem solvers, decision makers, and critical thinkers. Students learn how to use technology as a tool for enhancing productivity, collaboration, and creative expression. We also teach the importance of using technology responsibly.
We believe that technology skills are best learned through integration with other curricular areas and so technology is carefully and purposefully used in all areas of the curriculum. Boys are expected to meet certain standards in their technology skills at each level of their education.
Generally, boys find the use of technology to be very engaging and motivating, and quickly recognize that technology provides useful tools that they can control and manipulate. We focus on using technology for creation rather than consumption - every student is exposed to computer programming, media creation, and web development during their time at The Sterling Hall School.
Our facilities include modern, state-of-the-art equipment. In addition to current educational software and services, our equipment includes the following hardware:
- two modern and fully equipped computer labs
- five laptop carts with a class sets of machines that can move around the school
- two iPad carts with class sets of iPads, along with iPads that belong to each classroom
- high speed internal cabled/wireless (including a guest wireless) network and high bandwidth internet access
- projectors/Smartboards in teaching areas
- modern AV equipment including video cameras and digital still cameras
In addition, every boy in Grade 3-8 has an SHS email address, and access to our LMS (Learning Management System), Edsby. Students in Grades 7-8 participate in our student BYOD program (Bring Your Own Device) where they bring their own device to school each day.