Frederica Academy is committed to providing the best available technological resources that are fully integrated into teaching and learning. In order to prepare and equip our students for the 21st century, we follow the “ISTE Standards for Students”. These seven standards focus on what students should know and be able to do in order to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world.
- Empowered Learner
- Digital Citizen
- Knowledge Constructor
- Innovative Designer
- Computational Thinker
- Global Collaborator
- Creative Communicator
Our focus on technology is to support and enhance the curriculum by using a variety of devices and platforms allowing students to become agile users of technology who will grow and thrive in a 21st century global community.
Frederica Academy provides a robust infrastructure and a variety of resources to support student and faculty use of technology, including: G Suite for Education, Smart Technologies interactive whiteboards, document cameras, iMacs, iPads, Chromebooks, (including the 1:1 Chromebook program for grades 5 - 12), TI-Nspire Handheld Calculators, and Media Production tools.
The Makerspace is a project-based, interdisciplinary room designed for interactive education for second grade students and above. Using the highest levels of technology with iPads and Mac Pros for video editing, modular robotics, entry-level Lego robotics, Lego Storystarter, MakeyMakeys, Snap Circuits, LilyPad sewable electronics, GoPro cameras, HTC Live Virtual Reality and 3D printers, the workspace is aimed to help students plan, design, invent and create using a wide variety of learning styles.
Four Computer Science classes meet in the Makerspace...7th grade, 8th grade and 2 Upper School classes. In Middle School, every 7th and 8th grade student takes Computer Science. In Upper School, Introduction to Computer Science and Computer Science II is an academic elective. Additional Upper School elective courses frequently use equipment in the Makerspace. All computer stations in the Makerspace have two monitors. This allows students to work at their own pace watching tutorials on one screen and programming, designing, etc on the other screen.