The creation and communication of new knowledge through technology is not only integral to how today’s students learn, but also in preparing students for the careers of tomorrow. For education to keep pace with the rapid advances in our society, we must continually develop, evaluate, and refine approaches to education that support inquiry, collaboration, feedback, citizenship, local and global connections, and curricular personalization.
Merion Mercy Academy has developed a culture of intentional and thoughtful use of technology to support transformative teaching and learning. Google Apps for Education is used to accelerate collaboration, reflection, and continual cycles of revision and refinement. Additionally teachers and students use a rich array of digital resources to support learners’ capacity for evaluating and selecting tools that are effective for their task, goal, and role.
New students are asked to bring a dedicated laptop with them to school, Mac, PC, or Chromebook. The device should meet the following requirements:
- Can run the full version of the Chrome browser
- Has a keyboard
- A battery that will last the school day
- At least an i3 processor (Mac/PC) or m3 processor for a Chromebook
Students who have already invested in an iPad may continue to use their device.