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Our students use today's latest technology to help enrich their learning and their lives.

Technology at Pennington is integrated across the curriculum.

1:1 iPAD PROGRAM

Every student and teacher has the same computing device, a new iPad provided by the School and included as part of tuition. Offering access to the Internet, familiarity with apps, and the opportunity to read, write, and record in video, audio, and photographic media, the iPad brings the world to Pennington and enhances a shared sense of discovery within the classroom.

All new students receive their new iPads over the summer, along with instruction and technical support. There will also be instruction available for parents. Electronic textbooks are available for a majority of classes, on a variety of platforms-- all easily accessible from the iPad.

iPads promote experiential, hands-on learning and collaboration. Classes are able to work with shared texts, record experiments, film creative projects, and take notes digitally. iPads help teachers gain immediate feedback on their students’ understanding. With digital content increasing rapidly, opportunities for creative teaching and active learning abound.

Please see the Student Handbook for more specific information about our acceptable use and other policies related to technology at The Pennington School.

FAQ

How much does the iPad cost?

The iPad is provided as part of your tuition.

Can students purchase eBooks for the iPad?

Yes, electronic books are available for students where deemed appropriate by the course teacher and department. Information about ordering e-books can be found on the "Order Books" page under the Academics tab.

What applications do students need?

Students are provided with a number of “core” apps that they use for many of their courses. Students sometimes need to purchase additional, course-specific apps as required by their teachers.

Is iPad training provided for parents?

Yes, each year we host several parent education events--which started with the introduction to the iPad program. During the iPad distribution, parents and students attend a brief training session on creating the needed accounts as well as the appropriate use of the iPad. Additional sessions are scheduled as needed.