We are excited to announce the iPad Pilot Program at Merritt Academy, where students are involved in real world applications and inquiry based investigation that fosters active learning. Students will gain digital literacy as they meet new opportunities from our teachers to better differentiate instruction and help enrich the learning experience across the curriculum. Some of our planned learning experiences will encompass:
Merritt Academy is equipped with WiFi access throughout the school, including a fully-equipped computer lab with multi-media creation tools, video streaming equipment, a 1:1 ratio of laptops and iPads for students in middle school, a 1:1 ratio of iPads for students in 1st-5th grade, and a mobile iPad lab for Kindergarten. Merritt Academy is committed to providing students with a technology program that gives them hands-on experience with the most current web tools available. All classrooms have LCD projectors and projection boards. SMART technology is employed in all classrooms with an emphasis on interactive learning.
Technology education is at the forefront of academic and life-long success, providing one of the five skill areas necessary in today’s and tomorrow’s work force. At Merritt Academy we afford our students with opportunities for technology integrated projects and lessons. Our teachers are dedicated to making learning fun by using the most current web tools available. In addition to focusing on basic keyboarding, word processing, and graphing skills, students at Merritt Academy are provided with instruction in: