The mission of Brunswick’s technology department is to provide “leading edge” technology products and related services that allow for improved teaching, learning, and administration. To this end, all Upper School students lease laptop computers to be used in the classroom on a regular basis.
During the Upper School years, the computer becomes an indispensable tool for communication and collaborative learning. Curriculum-specific software is used in a variety of academic disciplines, and Internet research becomes vital to a student’s academic life. As access to technology resources increases, students are expected — and taught — to assume greater responsibility and accountability for how these resources are employed.
The laptop program in the Upper School reinforces computing skills learned in Lower and Middle School, and focuses on developing reliance on instruction through application. The Upper School also allows students to explore their interest in computer science through courses in advanced programming.