Technology on the go
Teachers access a mobile cart housing 13 iPads and 6 laptops to further learning within the classroom. In our rapidly changing world, KDS' technological tools change with it, to provide students with the resources necessary to succeed as they move forward through the 21st century.
Smart board/projection system technology, currently available in 16 KDS classrooms, has proven to be a valuable tool for our teachers, not only as they implement the curriculum, but as they engage students in learning. We are in the process of equipping all our remaining classes with smart boards, to extend the reach of these exciting interactive opportunities for learning and growth.
The Kirk Day School faculty and staff have added 29 2013 MacBook Pros to their educational toolbox of resources to aid them in the teaching process. Our faculty receive on-going training during the academic school year from the KDS Technology Committee on methods related to enriching the learning of our students through technological usage. Technological learning is interwoven throughout the curriculum to support academic learning objectives.
Yearbook Layout and Design
Each year at KDS, our sixth grade students receive technological instruction on the school laptops to create our yearbooks. A yearbook company representative comes to KDS and conducts seminars for our sixth graders training them to layout, design and edit the school yearbooks. This level of hands-on technological yearbook design is typically found at the high school level and unique to the sixth grade experience at Kirk Day School. KDS Alumni often sign-up for yearbook when reaching secondary school due to the foundation they have received.
In an effort to prepare our students for the transition to middle school, Typing Pal online program is available to all 5th and 6th grade students. This keyboarding program is a full web-based keyboarding tutor offered at no cost to participating KDS families. Typing Pal can be easily accessed from any computer connected to the internet and does not require installation. Login will be provided by the KDS office but you can learn more about Typing Pal here.