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.