Technology at Blair
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.
Connecting & Engaging
With high-speed wireless Internet available across campus, students can connect wherever they are, and laptops are used 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.
Enhancing Teaching & Learning
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.
Dynamic Academic Spaces
Home to our technology department, Blair’s state-of-the-art Chiang-Elghanayan Center for Innovation and Collaboration is fully equipped with technology classrooms, a robotics laboratory, maker space, media lab and conference spaces. Flexible meeting areas and nearby private working spaces provides optimal venues for both individual and collaborative projects. The maker space is ideal for hands-on work, providing students with the tools they need to design-and-build projects of every description.
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.
Explore Blair’s technology curriculum in depth to discover courses in robotics, computer science, software design and artificial intelligence, plus outside-the-classroom experiences that infuse technology across disciplines like access to state-of-the-art labs in the newly renovated Bogle Science Center, a well-equipped maker space in the Chiang-Elghanayan Center for Innovation and Collaboration, Blair Girls Who Code Club, robotics competitions, and digital design and fabrication seminars.