Technology at Blair
- Connecting & Engaging
- Enhancing Teaching & Learning
- Project-Based Learning Across Curriculum
- Dynamic Academic Spaces
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Blair promotes the use of technology across campus with the goal of educating students and preparing them to succeed in an increasingly digital and interconnected world.
In our classrooms and dormitories, students learn to use cutting-edge devices and software, developing a healthy comfort level with technology that puts them a step ahead in college and beyond.
With high-speed wireless Internet available in every campus building, students can connect wherever they are, and laptops have largely replaced pen and paper for note-taking in most classes.
For the convenience of all community members, there are also school computers in the library, in dormitories and in classrooms, as well as digital projectors that allow for wireless streaming of video and the use of apps to foster discussion and maximize engagement.
Faculty members model responsible technology use by harnessing the power of touchscreen tablets and cloud-based software as teaching tools that enhance learning.
The School employs an instructional technologist whose primary job is to help teachers stay abreast of the latest technological developments that can make classroom teaching more individualized and impactful.
For students who are passionate about technology beyond daily use of computers, phones and other devices inside and outside of class, Blair offers a number of project-based electives, including robotics, software design and Advanced Placement computer science.
In these and other technology courses, students experiment with, design and build robots, software, phone apps and more.
Blair’s Center for Innovation and Collaboration (CIC), set to open in fall 2017, will be home to our technology department, and the CIC’s fully equipped technology classrooms, laboratory/workshop maker space and flexible meeting areas will provide optimal venues for individual and collaborative projects.
For more hands-on work, students and teachers utilize Blair's Park Street maker space, which is also equipped for design-and-build projects of every description.