Chandler's technology program embraces and supports teaching and learning by integrating computing into the core curriculum.
In grades K-2, students are introduced to computing gradually, building skills and interest at a developmentally appropriate pace. Students use Apple iPads from a shared cart for in-classroom technology lessons facilitated by the Technology department. Lessons frequently are integrated with curriculum already being taught in the classroom. Students learn research skills and project creation as well as the basics of online behavior.
In grades 3-5, students use technology in concrete and meaningful ways to build skills and accomplish the “real work” of academic computing. Students use Apple Macbook carts for in-classroom work in a variety of subjects. Classes have access to laptops for up to 50% of their in-class time per week and classroom teachers are supported in integrating technology. Students gain skills as they learn to use multiple software applications. They also learn concepts like fair use, copyright, net etiquette, and research skills.
The Middle School (grades 6-8) employs a 1:1 laptop program: families purchase Apple Macbooks upon entry into the Middle School and students use them each and every day in a variety of classes. As part of the Middle School curriculum, students learn about net etiquette, online safety, effective web browsing and research skills, media creation, organization, and collaboration. Students make use of school-sponsored online databases and software applications, and online collaborative tools as needed.