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Technology

Our Vision

In keeping with the objectives described in the School's mission, we seek to fully integrate technology into the lives of the Garrison Forest School community. GFS students, faculty, and staff use laptops, mobile devices and a variety of digital tools and applications in sophisticated, innovative, and meaningful ways. To this end, technology is fully integrated within the curriculum to promote connections, critical thinking and lifelong learning.  

Garrison Forest believes that the use of digital technology can enrich the teaching and learning experience for all members of our community. We believe that competence comes through instruction and ample real-world experience in locating, evaluating integrating, and creating meaning from the vast amount of information available to our students. We are committed to providing our graduates with the skills and experiences to fully participate in a knowledge-based, global society.


Tech Use and Facilities

Our Preschool classrooms (Twos through Pre-Kindergarten), are equipped with SMART Boards and iPads. The Kindergarten, Pre-First, and Science classrooms in the Lower School are also equipped with SMART Boards, and students throughout the Division have access to iPads, iPod Touches, and laptop PC’s.  

Students in grades Four through Middle School, participate in our Garrison 1:1 laptop program. Our Upper School adopted a “Bring Your Own Laptop” (BYOL) program at the start of the 2012 school year. 

Should students want to read from an e-textbook, they are welcome to bring an e-reader (iPad, Nook, Kindle, etc) to their classes.  Click here for our Digital Device policy.
 
The Media and Computing Centers in the Middle and Upper Schools have iMacs available for classes and general use. The Hathaway Fine and Performing Arts Digital Photo Lab is also equipped with iMacs. Students and faculty have access to scanners, color printers, digital cameras, and specialized software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Abobe Illustrator, and video editing software to work on various collaborative and creative projects.