Academics

Educational Technology

The use of technology at Ransom Everglades ensures that the learning experience is one in which students are active, engaged and focused on creation and discovery.

From the use of laptops and  iPads throughout the curriculum for everything from movie-making to research, to the programming courses taken by all seventh-grade and eighth-grade students, to the use of Vernier sensors and software to collect and analyze data in science classes and the integration of MATLAB into our calculus courses, technology is woven throughout the academic program.

In the sixth grade, all students explore the basics of computer programming and robotics, learn the resources available to them in the library and elsewhere on campus, and discuss digital citizenship. Laptops and iPads are available for use on boths campuses, and a Bring Your Own Device policy on the Upper School campus enables students to access research, software and apps, and collaborate in and submit work in Google Drive. Interactive, adaptive teaching tools like Wileyplus, and Prepworks, for ACT and SAT preparation, help students individualize their learning to ensure they are spending time where it is needed most.

A faculty committed to educational technology regularly represents Ransom Everglades as attendees and presenters at major conferences including the International Society for Technology in Education, South by Southwest, and Miami Device. Teachers and students are empowered to utilize whatever technologies help them think and learn, but Ransom Everglades does not emphasize technological trends over tradition.

We are proud of the ways in which our faculty and students explore the use of new technologies to help them connect with information and each other, and to create new ideas in the spirit of a pedagogy of inquiry that have prevailed on our campuses for more than 100 years.

Tech News

List of 2 news stories.

  • Chief Technology Officer Linda Lawrence preparing laptops

    RE provides laptops to all students

    In a move designed to promote academic excellence, safety and equity, Ransom Everglades supplied personal laptops to students for the 2020-21 school year. The Lenovo “Yoga” laptops were pre-loaded with essential classroom software and distributed along with other school supplies by faculty and staff August 22-23.
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  • RE CS students invent shark data app

    When RE computer science students realized last December that shark researchers at Miami's Field School were using pen, paper and clipboards for data intake while on tagging sharks, they got to work. By May, the students had unveiled a user friendly Shark Data Recorder App to automate the data collection process that the shark researchers immediately implemented.
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Archive

List of 3 items.

  • Computer Science Curriculum

    All seventh-grade students learn to code with MIT App Inventor and the Alice software that was developed at Carnegie Mellon University. Eighth graders continue their study of programming and robotics. In the upper school, students learn principles of computer science in the “Foundations in Java” and “Exploring Computer Programming” courses. More dedicated computer scientists can take AP Computer Science and Advanced Topics in Computer Science. Additional electives in programming and in robotics are under development.
  • Digital Photography

    Upper school students may take advantage of a four-year curriculum in digital photography that is taught in our state-of-the-art digital photography studio. The innovative work of photography teacher Matt Stock has been nationally recognized, and the photographs of RE students are regularly exhibited in local galleries and at the Beaux Arts Festival.
  • Movie-making

    Throughout the RE curriculum, students research, write, shoot and edit movies. Recent projects have included cooking lessons filmed by Spanish students, videos illustrating characteristics of different ecosystems created by environmental science students, and documentary projects exploring social and economic conditions in Coconut Grove – all conceived, shot and edited by economics students.

Technology Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Linda Lawrence

    Mrs. Linda Lawrence 

    Chief Technology Officer
    305-460-8220
  • Photo of Jeffrey Castillo

    Mr. Jeffrey Castillo 

    Director of Information Technology
    305-460-8808
  • Photo of Thomas Malone

    Mr. Thomas Malone 

    Information Technology Technician
    305-460-8808
  • Photo of Mauricio Millan

    Mr. Mauricio Millan 

    Help Desk Technician
    305-460-8808
  • Photo of Edward Palau

    Mr. Edward Eddie Palau 

    Information Technology Technician
    305-460-8808
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.