Covenant Day School enhances the learning experience by empowering students through the use of technology.
High School Laptop ProgramAll students in grades 9-12 will purchase a mobile computer for their use both in and out of the classroom. The mobile computing program gives teachers and students around-the-clock access to laptop computers. Computers are seamlessly integrated as tools into major curriculum areas. The laptops enable students to access, analyze, manipulate, and present information using real-world business applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, and, PowerPoint. Students in graphic arts and yearbook also have access to Adobe Creative Suite, which includes Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. While on campus, students also have continuous but filtered access to the vast resources of the Internet.
Middle School iPad Program
The Middle School iPad program at Covenant Day School gives teachers the opportunity to integrate online tools such as websites, activities, assessments, and apps into the classroom. The program includes four mobile units of a class set of iPads, which gives each student access to an iPad for classroom use, when needed. This program benefits middle school students by giving them hands-on experience with some of the latest technology.
Covenant Day Computer Labs
Covenant Day School maintains two fully-functioning computer labs. One is designed for lower school use. It houses 22 networked computers with software and hardware designed to meet the needs of the students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. Classes in grades 3-5 have designated time in the computer lab with instruction from the lower school computer teacher, and all lower school grade levels are welcome to visit the lab during open periods for conducting research, creating documents and presentations, etc. The middle school also has a computer lab with 24 computers with filtered, high-speed internet access. The lab is used by various classes in the middle school for research. In addition, numerous elective courses in computer science are offered to middle school students taught by the middle school computer teacher. These courses include everything from basic keyboarding skills to the use of every day applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and the Adobe Dreamweaver software package for web design.
"Students can take what they read in a book and make their learning come alive through different apps. Those apps can help students create a keynote presentation about a character in a book, a graphical representation of scene from a book, or a movie trailer for the book."
iPad Coordinator Ryan Fuderer