Student Life

Instructional Technology

Our Mission

The Instructional Technology team identifies leading-edge technologies and applications and helps teachers determine which are most appropriate for their respective uses. The team, working with faculty and students, develops best practices for integrating these technologies with curriculum—to create authentic, interdisciplinary, engaging, and collaborative learning experiences. They support administrators and teachers as they adapt to their changing roles and responsibilities as 21st-century educators. Their work directly supports classroom teachers in helping students to become judicious digital citizens and find purpose and success in a rapidly changing, highly competitive global society.

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  • Learning and Technology

    Trevor provides unique and authentic learning opportunities for its students. The school’s pedagogy is founded on the idea that learning should be inquiry-based, with students at the center of their educational activities. The team’s approach to educational technology fully supports this fundamental concept. With laptops in hand, and wireless access to our network and the digital world beyond Trevor’s physical boundaries, students become anytime, anywhere learners. They learn to purposefully collect and analyze information and employ their computer’s vast array of tools to create, communicate, collaborate, and demonstrate their growing understanding of the world around them. They express themselves through blogs and wikis, coding, website creation, and dynamic multimedia presentations. They become digital thinkers and lifelong learners, ready to meet the 21st century’s challenges.
  • History

    Trevor has pursued the meaningful integration of technology and curriculum since introducing its first computers to the classroom in 1982. By 1996, more than 200 desktop computers had been installed in our classrooms and labs. By then, Trevor had become a pioneering laptop school; our technology program has steadily evolved ever since.

    Children in Nursery through 2nd grade utilize iPads in the classroom. Children in 3rd grade are introduced to computers through the use of shared laptops. All students in 4th through 12th grade are equipped with their own laptop, which provides wireless access to our network and the Internet. Trevor also provides high-powered workstations for multimedia creation in our state-of-the-art video production studio.
  • Software

    Trevor teachers employ a wide variety of software products in the classroom, including the Google Applications suite. Basic applications include word processors, spreadsheets, and email. Some of the more advanced apps used at Trevor include photo, video and sound editors; simulation software; academic assessment tools; scientific data measurement and analysis tools; geometric visualization software; and a sophisticated academic course management system. Coding activities begin in Kindergarten and programming classes begin in the Middle School.
  • Hardware

    Laptops, desktop computers, tablets, and other technologies enrich the learning experience at Trevor. Our classrooms are equipped with audiovisual systems and are always ready for multimedia presentations and video conferencing. All of our classrooms—from Kindergarten through 12th grade— have interactive whiteboards, a powerful tool for creation and collaboration.
  • Trevor Portal

    The Trevor Portal, which is accessible to all members of the school community, serves as the gateway to our digital environment. Everything one needs to know about Trevor is published on the Portal. Portal content includes daily announcements, school calendars, student and faculty schedules, academic reports, assignments, the athletics schedule, even the lunch menu. 
  • Technology Acceptable Use Policy

    The Trevor network puts a great deal of power at the fingertips of all community members: students, faculty, staff, and parents. We assume that each member will use this power with respect for others and ethics acceptable in all aspects of life, both inside and outside of school. All expected standards of behavior and communication apply to the use of our network and computing capabilities. Use of the school’s technologies is a privilege and we expect that the guidelines outlined in our Acceptable Use Policy will be followed.