At Franklin Road Academy, technology integration starts in pre-kindergarten and continues in age-appropriate steps through grade 12. Classes in every subject area and grade level offer opportunities to practice technology skills in a safe environment with appropriate limits and supervision. Teachers use an extensive array of technology tools in the classroom including interactive boards, document cameras, projectors and tablet computers.
Students in the lower school engage with iPads, laptops, tablet computers and desktops. Beginning in the pre-kindergarten, technology rich classrooms are center-based and use various applications to help them learn about critical thinking, problem solving and 21st Century skills. As grade level progression continues, students learn additional skills such as keyboarding and use multimedia presentations.
Students in the middle school, beginning in 5th grade, focus on one-to-one learning using an iPad. Students focus on using technology as a tool for organization, evaluate digital resources and develop skills using various applications. Textbooks in the middle school are digital and accessed using the iPad.
Students in the upper school, beginning in 9th grade, continue one-to-one learning using a tablet computer and focus on college level curriculum. Students use their computer to organize notes, type research papers, evaluate online resources and use 21st Century skills in the classroom using the Internet.