Technology at MA
The Montgomery Academy invests in instructional technology to provide a learning environment that is relevant for students - to enhance and support their intellectual curiosity. In libraries and in classrooms, students work with appropriate technology to conduct critical research, improving collaboration with peers and teachers in producing a quality educational product.
Integration of digital citizenship into student life at all levels of The Montgomery Academy makes it a part of daily activity. As a consequence of this emphasis, students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of honesty and integrity in all their work.
Lower School (Grades K - 4)Teachers have access to a classroom set of iPads at each grade level. Teachers use these resources to integrate technology into and supplement their lessons. Students progress in each grade from learning basic computer skills to touch typing and email and web-based research skills.
Students also apply what they have learned in class by producing digital art, videos, slideshows, and fun presentations they can share with the classmates, teachers and parents.
Middle School (Grades 5 - 8)
Technology goals for the Middle School include refining typing skills while adding additional digital literacy, citizenship, and leadership content as cornerstones of technology education.
Beginning in 5th grade, students are involved in a 1 to 1 iPad program. iPads help to improve students organizational and study skills while enhancing learning. The 1 to 1 program broadens students’ reach - beyond traditional lecture based classrooms - to provide them with multimedia educational resources both at home and away.
Upper School (Grades 9 - 12)
Students in the Upper School are presented with many opportunities to choose specialties they wish to learn, using technology tools to facilitate that endeavor. Students continue to hone their digital literacy and leadership skills as they acquire new skills in engineering, programming, and digital art.