Library & Technology
Beginning & Lower School Library
The Meadows School has adopted an integrated library and technology curriculum throughout all four divisions in six key categories:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Communication and Collaboration
- Research and Information
- Fluency Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
- Digital Citizenship
- Technology Operations Concepts
All students are equipped with the technological tools needed to succeed. In addition to providing SMART Boards in every classroom, students in every Beginning and Lower School classroom have access to a student device. We maintain a 1:1 iPad Program for students in grades K-1, a 1:1 Chromebook Program for students in grades 2-3, and a 1:1 Laptop Program for students in grades 4-5. The School uses G Suite for Education to provide students with collaboration tools at an early age.
In PreK, students use iPads to supplement skills being learned in the classroom. Students in Lower School use these devices both in the classroom setting and their weekly scheduled Technology class. Students in grades K-1 begin learning how to code using age appropriate apps. By second grade, students receive a personal Google Account, without email access, that will follow each child through all of their years at The Meadows. Students begin to master the skill of typing, continue with coding, and begin to explore essentials including Google Docs and Google Slides. As students enter fourth grade, they are transitioned to a laptop to ensure they master the skills associated with having their own device by the time they get to sixth grade. They learn how to download files, and locate them, as well as how to upload and attach files when submitting assignments.
Through this process, students exit Lower School prepared to be successful with completing assignments and projects, digitally and collaboratively, as they enter Middle School at The Meadows.