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 Chiang-Elghanayan Center for Innovation and Collaboration is home to our technology department. This state-of-the-art building is fully equipped with technology classrooms, a robotics laboratory, a well-equipped makerspace, a media lab and other computer lab and conference spaces. Combining flexible meeting areas with nearby private working spaces provide optimal venues for both individual and collaborative projects. The building's maker space is ideal for hands-on work, equipping students and teachers with the tools they need to design-and-build projects of every description.