To live and work successfully in our global society, graduates of Hamden Hall will require different knowledge, skills, and attitudes than previous generations. We believe that the rapid pace of technology development has thrust us into an information/communications age which challenges traditional notions of education content and methodology. We believe that the technology available today for educational use offers unique opportunities to enhance instruction and learning and empower students to be more proactive in the acquisition of knowledge.
Hamden Hall views technology as an effective and necessary tool, capable of enhancing both the communication ability and productive capacity of students, staff, and parents. The opportunity to develop technological proficiency will enable students and staff to maximize access to information, enhance problem solving skills, and develop effective and responsible communication in the information age.
Hamden Hall Country Day School is committed to integrating technology throughout the curriculum using a campus-wide network that provides internet service and e-mail for faculty, staff, and students.
PreKindergarten through 6th grade students use technology by having access to iPads and desktop computers in their classroom, in the Lower School Computer Lab and in the Library. Grades 7 – 12 students are required to bring in a mobile device to use for class. There are also class sets of Chromebooks and iPads available for all divisions of the school. Students in the Fine Arts Department use the latest graphics and movie-making software on Macintosh computers to enhance creative productions.
Technology is taught in classes, small groups, and individually; the goal is to use technology as a tool to enhance the learning process and to have technology woven into the curriculum in a seamless manner.