Technology on our campus is a tool to help support our teaching philosophy and to enhance the learning that goes on both in and out of the classroom. We integrate technology and the curriculum across grade levels in a developmentally appropriate way. In the Lower School students begin by learning basic computer skills such as word processing and keyboarding, as well as various programs such as Google Earth to complement the study of neighborhoods in second grade. By third grade the boys are learning to use digital devices for research, writing, organizing ideas, and working on collaborative, long-term projects. They begin blogging in fourth grade related to a specific area of study. Third and fourth grade prepares students for the 1:1 laptop/iPad program in upper school. Before they receive their laptops or iPads, the boys have learned how to navigate the internet and basic tenets of internet safety. By the time the boys are fully integrated into the Upper School, laptops or iPads serve as a complete partner in the classroom, with both students and teachers having 1:1 access. Use of these devices is not subject dependent, but instead is used in a variety of ways in the classroom, across the varied subject areas of Latin, math and science.