At Parker, we are committed to developing students who are able to participate in the fundamental human conversation on what is right, fair, and good, and who possess the tools necessary to realize their individual talents and potential in their academic and professional lives.
That fundamental human conversation is happening online as well as person-to-person. But increasingly, the stage upon which today’s progress, research, art and science are created is digital.
We must actively challenge our students to use technology to create culture and knowledge rather than accept it as a passive entertainment medium.
We are not just preparing students for the future, we are helping them shape and create that future.
To accomplish this, each Upper School student is required to bring a laptop to School every day. With their own laptop, students are able to:
- Access academic resources, online and installed textbooks in class and off campus
- Work the full Google Apps For Education Suite (including all collaborative, editing and formatting features) and Haiku Learning Management System
- Organize their work and schedule
- Perform scholarly research using multiple sources, online and traditional
- Create artifacts combining a variety of media that demonstrate mastery of essential subject area understandings
- Record and analyze data, photograph, record audio and video
- Combine, edit and modify existing works in a variety of media
- Present and demonstrate in classrooms and online
- Model systems, write programs
- Exchange learning artifacts and communicate ideas with the Parker community and world
Parker provides the following services to students at no additional cost:
- Internet access
- Google Apps for Education (including file storage, backups and email)
- Haiku Learning Management System
- Printing kiosks in the Library
Parker has adopted an Acceptable Use Policy for student devices.